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post #1516 of 3897
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Originally Posted by killkli View Post
You're using iPod 5th gen?
I've just tried it on my local Apple Shop. (iPod Classic)
And I found that the LOWEST sound level is the OK volume with LW.
You can go a step or two higher (only one or two, no more), but the louder volume isn't really necessary.
Yeah I got the 5th gen. When i had my M5's , 1 notch was fine, hopefully the amp will give me more control over the lower volumes instead of just jumping up..
post #1517 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Elluzion View Post
haha yeah i didn't think that was right. Cuz i just had earplugs in and I was trying to hear stuff and I was like... i can't hear anything. I know sounds stupid. (i was vacumming my house)

how do you know when you have reached a full soundstage?
The volume control is your "focus" and you're using it to gain "clarity".

When I mean a full soundstage, it's the point where instruments and notes become solid, and separates. The sound becomes clear, dynamic, and energetic, the stage extending beyond your ears. It's a wall of sound, where you have width and depth and height.

You need to fine tune this (You're training your ear), as you slowly increase the volume, theres a fine line between "wooly" and "solid". You stop as soon as it becomes "solid"

Livewires also sound more "musical" at this sweet spot. You can lose musicality by increasing the volume where your ears can't cope with the input.

So lower is better! Grasshoppers!
post #1518 of 3897
Speaking of volume, I was using the LW's yesterday and with iPod on about 70% volume on a rock song I could still hear outside, I turned it up then realised I was doing a big nono - using volume to provide isolation.

so yeah, dnt hav it too loud, espesh the way the LiveWires are designed!

I am seeing the audiologist who is gonna giv me a free screening test thing to ensure my parts are working!
post #1519 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Speaking of volume, I was using the LW's yesterday and with iPod on about 70% volume on a rock song I could still hear outside....

Without a doubt you have a bad seal. New impressions and a good seal will transform your Livewires.
post #1520 of 3897
Kosmic, you may have already mentioned it, but how did u get ur impressions done>
post #1521 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Kosmic, you may have already mentioned it, but how did u get ur impressions done>
I had my impressions done with my mouth in a closed relaxed position with teeth apart. I didn't move or try to speak while the silicone set.

My audiologist asked me if I had been swimming, or diving after he checked my ears. Before I visited him I'd had a bath, and had submerged my head to clean my ears out. I didn't want him to see grubby, wax filled ears. Apparently I had a pool of water in them!

I recently had a second set of impressions done with my jaw open. The audiologist positioned the bite block between my molars rather than the front of my teeth. So it will be interesting to see how the fit is with my new set.

My ear canals must shrink and expand with the cold and heat. I have a better seal on cold days, and its easier to lose a seal in my left ear when my ears are hot. It's not a big deal though.
post #1522 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Speaking of volume, I was using the LW's yesterday and with iPod on about 70% volume on a rock song I could still hear outside, I turned it up then realised I was doing a big nono - using volume to provide isolation.
Wow, isn't that extremely loud? I listen to about 25-40% of my ipod classic. 40% is all I really need at most, to cover the most noisy crowds/train rides decently..
post #1523 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Speaking of volume, I was using the LW's yesterday and with iPod on about 70% volume on a rock song I could still hear outside, I turned it up then realised I was doing a big nono - using volume to provide isolation.

so yeah, dnt hav it too loud, espesh the way the LiveWires are designed!

I am seeing the audiologist who is gonna giv me a free screening test thing to ensure my parts are working!

Probably has a lot to do with how short your stems are! Those things are short!
post #1524 of 3897
Yeah, on my zen i used to have 12-15 out of 25 (no EU upper limit) on the bus with er6i's, now i have 7-8, these do not seal as much, but not far off. I love the convinience of customs though, just so easy to pop in, no foamies/tips to fiddle with to get a seal.

With music off i can hear someone talking, but dont take as much to drive.

In bed unamped 1/25 is too loud and keeps me awake for too long when the room is silent, the amp allows me to go even lower.

Yeah the test track on my low volumes was amazing!

I find that volcals always seem further to the left with these, and to compensate i have to turn it up slightly, which is a full soundstage i think, which i where i stop. So are my Livewires slightly faulty, or is this just in their nature as they are so sensitive?

Its just distracting when you have realised it!!

Once the volume is up slightly it isnt noticable, but i thought this was too loud, but it isnt i now realise.

These are NEUTRAL all across the spectrum. Good for all genres, however my er6i's were NATURAL and anylitical. Whichever way the words go, you get what i mean!!

The amp is nice as in the car today, 6 was too low, and 7 was too high for the mood i was in. Also improves bass and clarity. Doesnt seem to change the vocals from the left.

Matt
post #1525 of 3897
Holy ****! I also think vocals appear to be on the left most of the time. XD
post #1526 of 3897
Strange.

Once you increase the volume the SS increases in size, and the vocals balance out slightly. Wierd.

Love them though, and i would thoroughly reccomend them, especially if you listen to all genres, they are just totally balanced all round.

Matt
post #1527 of 3897
im thinking of having mine laser engraved with the dark side of the moon logo at a local engraving place.
the gold connector will be right in the middle of the triangle...
does anyone know if this is really complicated or is it straightforward?
post #1528 of 3897
Should be ok if the laser intensity is low enough for engrave, not cut.

At school we use 2d design to plan it, different colours for cut, and engrave, and then engrave and cut it in the laser machine.

Should be ok, just dont know how you give them the design. Depends what software they use. 2d design doesnt handle images well, so you have to convert/redraw it, or just use simple lines.

Dont know about colours. Maybe they have better technology than my school.

Matt
post #1529 of 3897
If the sound balance is good with the volume turned up, then it's probably your amp.

Otherwise your Livewires may be faulty, I had the same problem where the sound that is usually placed dead center was being played all the way on the left side.

Try different amps/sources and see if you can isolate where the problem lies.
post #1530 of 3897
I think its normal, its with and w/o the amp.

No theyre not clogged with earwax either!
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