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post #1636 of 3897
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Originally Posted by boclcown View Post

Sound wise, I'm still trying to get the feel for them. They are very bright, but they lack a certain fullness.

The more I wear them, the more comfortable they get.

I need to spend some more intimate time listening before I make a decision on sound.
Cool you have them!

Can't remember if you mentioned your equipment, but you may need to adjust your EQ. Livewires give a full expansive sound if you get it right. Burn in will help the fill in.

Also make sure your volume level is not too high.
post #1637 of 3897
I think my right ear may need a re-dip, but it would have to be veeery minute. It almost fits perfectly, but is just a little too loose.

Has anyone had a re-dip? Is the change drastic?
post #1638 of 3897
Guess who just received my impressions

Omg, in the next 2 weeks I am expecting:
- AKG K240
- Ety ER4P
- RSA Predator
- LiveWires

OMG!
post #1639 of 3897
Nice splurging.
post #1640 of 3897
^ haha out of hand FMT! Could have gotten a UE11pro with all that!

I hope they get your LW right this time though!

WOW....1,000th post. Who knew it would get to this point.
post #1641 of 3897
Hi

New to head-fi here. I been doing a lot of research on an upgrade to my broken mdr-ex51.. I was first looking to purchase the er-6i..then the um1.. then then super fi..then um2.. now I think my wallets really broken when I am definitely going for the livewires! My only question is that I enjoy listening to music while exercising (jogging, lifting weights), so does it make any friction/noises or discomfort while running? The mdr-ex51 was a great set of running earphones and I am hoping to jump a few levels to the livewires

Thanks
Shane
post #1642 of 3897
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Originally Posted by SWP27 View Post
Hi

New to head-fi here. I been doing a lot of research on an upgrade to my broken mdr-ex51.. I was first looking to purchase the er-6i..then the um1.. then then super fi..then um2.. now I think my wallets really broken when I am definitely going for the livewires! My only question is that I enjoy listening to music while exercising (jogging, lifting weights), so does it make any friction/noises or discomfort while running? The mdr-ex51 was a great set of running earphones and I am hoping to jump a few levels to the livewires

Thanks
Shane
Can't help you there since my disability wont let me run and jump.

But, I can say welcome to head-fi, and sorry about your wallet
post #1643 of 3897
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SWP27 View Post
Hi

New to head-fi here. I been doing a lot of research on an upgrade to my broken mdr-ex51.. I was first looking to purchase the er-6i..then the um1.. then then super fi..then um2.. now I think my wallets really broken when I am definitely going for the livewires! My only question is that I enjoy listening to music while exercising (jogging, lifting weights), so does it make any friction/noises or discomfort while running? The mdr-ex51 was a great set of running earphones and I am hoping to jump a few levels to the livewires

Thanks
Shane
Hi Shane, welcome.

I use my Livewires 3-4 days every week in the gym. I don't run, but use the X trainer and weights. Microphonics are at a minimum, being one of the quietest cables out there. Make sure the cable isn't "bouncing" off your body and you won't hear the cable at all. This is easy enough to accomplish because of the memory tubing and cable tie adjuster.

I work out hard and sweat a lot. My first concern was the Livewires might become flooded with my sweat, but the internals remain dry.

Livewires are comfortable to wear, look cool, and cut out most of the external noise, so you can run to your own beat!
post #1644 of 3897
Update:

After some toying around with insertion, I realized that both LW's fit perfectly. It's just a matter of figuring where to push!

With proper seal, sound quality is excellent. Bass is not only present, but almost too powerful.

For rock, though, vocals seem a little hazy. Hopefully, burn-in will help with this.
post #1645 of 3897
So if you had to compare the sound quality of the Livewires to a headphone which one would it be?

I am thinking about livewires for school, at night, and the gym, but I am curious about the SQ
post #1646 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Snicewicz View Post
So if you had to compare the sound quality of the Livewires to a headphone which one would it be?

I am thinking about livewires for school, at night, and the gym, but I am curious about the SQ
I, along with a few members here, believe the LW are close to the grado sound. I would say 325i because of the brightness.
post #1647 of 3897
Alright thanks . Or maybe thats what I didnt want to hear because now I have to schedule an audiologist appt.
post #1648 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Guess who just received my impressions

Omg, in the next 2 weeks I am expecting:
- AKG K240
- Ety ER4P
- RSA Predator
- LiveWires

OMG!
What kind of K240?
post #1649 of 3897
I think they are closer to RS-2 (or RS-1 with flats) because they are not quite as bright as 325i.
post #1650 of 3897
WOW! It took me about 2 weeks, but I just finished reading through all 166 pages of this thread :-D In retrospect, I should have waited until after I send in my impressions (monday) before starting on that journey, so that I have something to occupy my time with while I'm waiting for my Livewires. Oh well.

I saw a few pages back that someone was starting a red shell black faceplate team, and I'm pretty sure I will be joining. Will post after audiologist appt!

-Wolfgang
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