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post #1171 of 3897
Just got back from the audiologist. I went to a place called Today's Hearing out in Katy Texas (outskirts of Houston). If any of you are from around here and have questions about impressions, questions about custom IEMs, or questions about your hearing, GO SEE MARY SUE HARRISON. She knows her stuff, I was highly impressed. She has done impressions for all of the US's astronauts, Bono, Dave Matthews, a couple NASCAR drivers and tons of other reputable musicians/professionals.

At first she was very cautious and asked a lot of questions, giving me warning that with any IEM if the volume is too loud even for a split second I can seriously damage my hearing. I told her how I treat my ears, as any audiophile does (I've never turned my iBasso D1 past 9 o'clock!).

Dr. Harrison works closely with Sensaphonics, a name I haven't heard on Head-Fi very often. She has a pair of their 2X-S custom IEMs, and she showed them to me. They are IMPRESSIVE! Instead of the acrylic material that the cheaper livewires are made of (and superfreqs. she said westones are made of vinyl, we didn't speak of UE), they are made of silicone, and looked very comfortable. The build quality also looked superb, as well as the cord quality. Unfortunately they're in a larger price segment, and will take you back $750.

So Dr. Harrison said she'd heard of livewires, but we looked at the website and she commented "it looks they're basically hearing aids without a microphone, but you can't beat the price!" My thoughts exactly.

Impressions took 10 minutes tops. I was talking the whole time, didn't try any special technique to hold them in place. The silicone that they shoot in your ear really comfortably blocks out sound, which is probably why i lusted after those sensaphonic iems so badly. Here's how they turned out:


I'm sending them to EarPeace tomorrow with my Livewires order. Still undecided on color. I'll probably just do red/blue with black.
post #1172 of 3897
That is cool, had to beg my audiologist for the open mouth impressions!
post #1173 of 3897

LiveWires Sightings on American Idol Tonight.

I guess John Diles is in L.A. delivering some LiveWires to American Idol contestants. Several of them were wearing LW's on tonights show as well as a few musicians in the band. They were all clear with clear faceplates as far as I could tell. Also the connector did not look too bad on TV, kinda a high tech look. Paula even commented on the IEM that some were wearing.
post #1174 of 3897
MAN i can't believe i missed that...would love to see that hahah.
post #1175 of 3897
Yeah, it was cool to see LiveWires in Action on a professional situation. I think the black dude that played acoustic guitar for couple of contestants had Black face plates.
post #1176 of 3897
studioace...so what did paula say about our beloved iems...?
post #1177 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
Yay, my Livewires are going to be sent out on Thursday. US Post Office EMI. How long do you think this will take? US --> UK.

Supermacro (On-loan) and interconnect is being shipped next tuesday,Another 4 rechargable batteries for the supermacro, to add to my 4 are being shipped out tomorrow,and last of all im being sent out on the 4th to France for a week, then a week of school after that!

Looking foward to doing my experiments with amps and lossy and lossless etc. Oh, and hearing the livewires!

Matt
Express Mail International is about 3-5 days plus time in customs, Priority Mail International is about 6-10 days plus time in customs.
post #1178 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Tried with iPod 6gen headphone out = as bad, shrieking highs

Seal is still not good, can hear stuff like keys jingling and trucks etc
Both symptoms combined are a sure sign you don't have a seal.
post #1179 of 3897
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Originally Posted by StudioAce View Post
I guess John Diles is in L.A. delivering some LiveWires to American Idol contestants. Several of them were wearing LW's on tonights show as well as a few musicians in the band. They were all clear with clear faceplates as far as I could tell. Also the connector did not look too bad on TV, kinda a high tech look. Paula even commented on the IEM that some were wearing.
That's not fair - John asked me not to tell anyone till he was sure it was okay to share the Idol news. With the Livewires monitors, the contestants don't have to put a finger in their ear to stay on key

There is another new big TV show they are just now being used on (Jimmy Kimmel or Hannah Montana are old news), but I can't say which show it is, until John says it's okay.

I have a spare set scheduled to be shipping to me Tuesday or Wednesday, so I've been staying in touch.
post #1180 of 3897
i'll have to watch the recorded show and see if I can see them. that is pretty awesome though.. livewires will get business from that haha.

I decided to go with Blue/Red with outer Black

Will send form out tommorow.

Pics of my impressions:


BLACK CIRCLE ^audiologist said that the one with the scrunches should be fine and that I shouldn't worry about it. He siad it happens because the silicon gets scrunched or somethin... I trust the audiologist so hopefully it will be ok... what do you guys think?

the audiologist said that if the company had any problems at all with the impression to just go back to him and get another set of free impressions. Hopefully this doesn't have to happen though. I emailed Livewires with a pic and I willl see what they say, because I was going to send these impressions tommorow......
post #1181 of 3897
get another set ... you audiologist is mad
post #1182 of 3897
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get another set ... you audiologist is mad
you really think I should?
post #1183 of 3897
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you really think I should?
Of course...that is the impression of your ear canal, which is excrutiatingly essential to custom IEMs.
post #1184 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Tried with iPod 6gen headphone out = as bad, shrieking highs

Seal is still not good, can hear stuff like keys jingling and trucks etc
Don't torture yourself any more, simply return them and get your money back.
post #1185 of 3897
No dont. Persevere. Gotta be the seal, get new impressions, for free with your audiologist.
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