Originally Posted by filipelli
Perhaps you should do both. I think your audiologist owes you that much!
But then that leaves Livewires with a need for direction on which set to use
Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance
Thing is I don't feel them in enough to develop a seal, like if I push them, they go in deeper - safely, not huring, actually more comfy, creating a better seal which really brings out the low end, but then once I let go it pops out, and loses it's nice low end and yeah.
It's the seal - it's not good!
FMT you are almost exactly describing the problem I initially had. Great IEMS if I held them in but once released they soon drifted out, losing seal. I had this issue in the right ear predominantly. For me I used John Dile's first suggestion of having them remake me a set, where they basically made it a slightly bigger and longer mold, which although initially feeling too tight - painfully so for the first couple of days - did settle and become the set I use almost daily now.
If that hadn't worked I would have done the 'open mouth' approach (i.e. follow the UE directions to the letter). I think that would have led to roughly the same result as what Livewires 'guessed' to produce my second (and permanent
Originally Posted by Elluzion
Again i'll ask this, is it worth it to get a MisterX Mini^3 + LOD for my livewires/ipod 5th gen? I am on the fence here... worth the $125?
i play lossless and 320k...
FMT will have a different opinion on this (as he has borrowed my better Mini3) but my experience is that:
* there is SQ variation in Mini3 builds; most likely due to the capacitor choices
* my first Mini3 (sourced from FordGTLover) uses Panasonic caps that gave a delightful sound from Day One. My second (sourced from FallenAngel) uses caps that are still changing the sound gradually over time (i.e. benefit from burn in). The overall sound signature of both is the same but the former is just that much clearer and punchy ATM, with the latter 'catching up' over time (In other words the FallenAngel build is excellent, as always, but the caps he used needed time - the Panasonic cap version has worked ideally from Day One).
* the Mini3 SQ is reasonably accurately described in the thread - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/rev...mpared-214588/
* IMHO it's better overall than many amps (my Hornets, Toma, etc will shortly be for sale due to lack of use) and I tend to swap between it and my RSA SR-71 for the best quality portable with my Livewires (using FLAC/iRiver H1.xx as source) [For me the Mini3 is more 'open - wider, deeper' in soundstage whereas the SR-71 is warmer overall - I use the Mini3 more during my daily train trips and the SR-71 more for late night listening]
* your experience may differ dependent on the build and, of course, what your source and LOD are actually providing the amp with in the first place.
Hope it works out for you.