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post #1891 of 3897
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Originally Posted by lisnalee View Post
I cleaned my ears before i went and brought along the UE instructions but the livewires ones are fine. I had mine done open mouth and have no problems with fit but maybe i was lucky who knows, you can ask the audioligist what they recommend. They give you your impressions home with you and you post them to LW.
I agree with open mouth. I followed the LW instructions and wished I'd followed the UE instructions because I had 'loose' fit issues (that were corrected by LWs doing a new set for me by considering my issues with the original set). I keep feeling if I'd done full open mouth I would have had great fit from the start.

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Originally Posted by lisnalee View Post
Personally i wouldn't want something that changes the sound of them as they are great the way they are, the only real need for the resistor is to reduce the amount of hiss you get with some players.

I have tried mine with numerous players including an ipod video, iMod, 3g nano, iphone and latest 2gb shuffle all of these had a slight amount of hiss that you could only hear when it was paused with the exception of the shuffle with which the hissing was so loud you could hear it while music was playing.
Also agree. The only amp I have hiss issues with ATM is the SupermicroIV (though even that doesn't sound as hiss-interfering as lisnalee's shuffle ). I'm looking to advice from the Xin site on the Supermicro rather than altering the LWs, which lisnalee accurately implies, sound just right as they are.

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Originally Posted by lisnalee View Post
These sound pretty good out of my iphone HP socket, but of course sound a whole lot better out of the iMod rig So basically if you can budget for an amp then go for it, you wont be dissapointed.
Absolutely agree. They show you what you are getting - very honest IEMS that scale well the better the input
post #1892 of 3897
Downloaded the UE audiologist instructions. Thanks for the suggestion.

With the feedback on the 50-ohm cable, it looks like I'm balancing between:
- possible hiss when unamped with stock cable
- difficult volume adjustment when amped with stock, assuming low gain on Pico is still too high

OR

- "filmed" sound directly out of HP jack with 50-ohm cable
- possible "filmed" sound even with amp and 50-ohm
- better volume control with 50-ohm with amp

Hmm...
post #1893 of 3897
Anybody have experience using the Livewires with a Zune 80? Directly connected, is there a noticeable hiss or noise?

Thanks.

I'm going to Livewires CA office next month to have the impressions done there...woohoo
post #1894 of 3897
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Originally Posted by PaulE View Post
Anybody have experience using the Livewires with a Zune 80? Directly connected, is there a noticeable hiss or noise?

Thanks.

I'm going to Livewires CA office next month to have the impressions done there...woohoo
I believe filipelli has experience with this combination.
post #1895 of 3897
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Originally Posted by PaulE View Post
Anybody have experience using the Livewires with a Zune 80? Directly connected, is there a noticeable hiss or noise?

Thanks.

I'm going to Livewires CA office next month to have the impressions done there...woohoo
I was wondering this as well as the Zune 80 has no EQ settings.
post #1896 of 3897
I actually really like the livewire/zune80 combo mostly because the zune is a fairly warm source even without the EQ. The livewires being really analytical in nature mesh really well with the player, so even unamped and in the headphone out, there is a good amount of bass. There is little/no hiss when music is playing, but when the harddrive spins when you first access your files, there is a slight whirring noise that can be heard when there is no music playing. Even so, the whirring noise is very y faint. No harsh hiss at all.

One of the pit falls of this set up is that I can listen to the combo at volume 2-3 out of 20 straight from the zune 80. Therefore, I find myself using another amp to add a little more warmth and robustness and to get more control out of the volume. I don't believe it is a big deal to get an amp in this regard, but I just do it because of preference.


The LW paired straight with the zune 80 is a nice combo, especially if you are looking for a high capacity player.
post #1897 of 3897
Anyone using the iBasso D2 with their livewires. I recently got the Mini^3 but realized I will probably need a DAC errr why didn't I think of it before....
post #1898 of 3897
Thanks filipelli.
post #1899 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Elluzion View Post
Anyone using the iBasso D2 with their livewires. I recently got the Mini^3 but realized I will probably need a DAC errr why didn't I think of it before....
Can't comment on the D2 but the D1 (with opamp LT6241) feeds well to the Mini3. If the Mini3 is a high gain Panasonic caps version I'd rate it marginally better than the D1's amp section with THS4032 (LR) LMH6655 (Buffers) so the Mini3 may not yet be a bad choice (although my non-Panasonic caps Mini3 is only equivalent (there's still a different sound signature) to the D1 conifg mentioned above ).
post #1900 of 3897
DAC wise, I will be using mine with my Pred and DAC of the Pred with mine

Will post feedback. For now, just got my ER4P back from RMA - so excited!
post #1901 of 3897
My parents are a bit skeptical after showing them what I wanted and after telling my mom to schedule me an audiologist appointment.

They think with them going straight into the canal that it is more damaging for my ears .

I just hope I come out on the winning side of this one.
post #1902 of 3897
make sure u mention how it is better for ur ears than cranking up ibuds!
post #1903 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Snicewicz View Post
My parents are a bit skeptical after showing them what I wanted and after telling my mom to schedule me an audiologist appointment.

They think with them going straight into the canal that it is more damaging for my ears .

I just hope I come out on the winning side of this one.
These are safer than ordinary buds. They are tailor made to to fit your ears like a glove, and are extremely comfortable to wear. Livewires are also safer for your ears regarding noise pollution and hygiene. Their seal and sensitivity means you can listen at low, safe volume levels. Regarding hygiene, the custom fit means no one else can use them.

Livewires are special in ear phones for people who care about their hearing, and sound quality.

But please be careful when crossing roads.
post #1904 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Kosmic View Post
These are safer than ordinary buds. They are tailor made to to fit your ears like a glove, and are extremely comfortable to wear. Livewires are also safer for your ears regarding noise pollution and hygiene. Their seal and sensitivity means you can listen at low, safe volume levels. Regarding hygiene, the custom fit means no one else can use them.

Livewires are special in ear phones for people who care about their hearing, and sound quality.

But please be careful when crossing roads.
yes i am such a tool i have nearly done stupid stuff, so gotta really be careful nowadays!@
post #1905 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Kosmic View Post
These are safer than ordinary buds. They are tailor made to to fit your ears like a glove, and are extremely comfortable to wear. Livewires are also safer for your ears regarding noise pollution and hygiene. Their seal and sensitivity means you can listen at low, safe volume levels. Regarding hygiene, the custom fit means no one else can use them.

Livewires are special in ear phones for people who care about their hearing, and sound quality.

But please be careful when crossing roads.
I believe it's a double edged sword. In one hand, since it blocks out the noise, you won't have to turn the volume way up to supress the background. On the other hand, since it's so efficient, that the music player can drive it to be much louder than an ibud, for example, and could result in more damage when volume is turned up. Use good judgement is always the key.
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