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post #2116 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
MarchingMule - is there any specific reason you are buying through TTVJ? I'd personally get it straight from LiveWires themselves, really streamlines the communication, rather than having to contact TTVJ for any issues, who will contact LW, then contact you again.

Think about it.
I guess so...I was just trying to run away from the +$10 Paypal fee I guess.

So what exactly is the order you ordered the Livewires in? I'm still really confuzzled.
post #2117 of 3897
I:

1. Emailed LiveWires initiating my interest
- This email was replied with advice, and suggestion to use Order Form (available on website or via email by request)

2. Got my impressions as per advice from previous email

3. Filled out order form, packaged impressions, confirmed minor details with LiveWires (will pay via PayPal once the impressions are received etc).

4. Post LiveWires and wait.

5. They emailed me confirming receipt, I sent payment via PayPal.

6. Wait

7. Wait some more

8. They email saying their done, and ship back via the nominated shipping method.

9. Wait

9a. Wait (unless you got express postage)

10. LiveWires shipped, at your postal box

11. Open package

12. Look at them and go 'OMG WOW!'

13. Spend 30-60 minutes figuring how to put them on

14a. Enjoy Music
14b. Fit problem:
14bi. Email LiveWires with issue
14gii. LiveWires reply, repeat steps i/ii until problem resolved.
post #2118 of 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
I:

1. Emailed LiveWires initiating my interest
- This email was replied with advice, and suggestion to use Order Form (available on website or via email by request)

2. Got my impressions as per advice from previous email

3. Filled out order form, packaged impressions, confirmed minor details with LiveWires (will pay via PayPal once the impressions are received etc).

4. Post LiveWires and wait.

5. They emailed me confirming receipt, I sent payment via PayPal.

6. Wait

7. Wait some more

8. They email saying their done, and ship back via the nominated shipping method.

9. Wait

9a. Wait (unless you got express postage)

10. LiveWires shipped, at your postal box

11. Open package

12. Look at them and go 'OMG WOW!'

13. Spend 30-60 minutes figuring how to put them on

14a. Enjoy Music
14b. Fit problem:
14bi. Email LiveWires with issue
14gii. LiveWires reply, repeat steps i/ii until problem resolved.
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for those steps to take! Invaluable to me, and something told me that you'd be adding those last few parts in the list.

On the order form, it says to open and close your mouth during impressions? Is it asking you to continuously open and close your mouth while the impressions are being taken, or open your mouth a decent amount and just hold that position?

I'm still intrigued on how they know you are the person who Paypal'd them the amount...can you simply pay for it now, then get the impressions and ship them out with the same/similar contact info you used to make the purchase?
post #2119 of 3897
When did you figure out you had a fit problem FMT? I thought you were liking them the first few days in. I don't understand how you need so many refits when there are people with great fits on the first round.
post #2120 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
Why not look at a Pico/Predator with amp and DAC, either will set you back around $500, or cheaper in second hand.

I know I am going to be selling one soon as I am getting a Pico this week, and I will compare with the Predator for who wins!
I would definitely do that, but I also need to buy a new macbook, so that will be my largest purchase.
post #2121 of 3897
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Originally Posted by filipelli View Post
When did you figure out you had a fit problem FMT? I thought you were liking them the first few days in. I don't understand how you need so many refits when there are people with great fits on the first round.
As I use them more, with my latest set, I did enjoy them, but noticed that I kept losing seal down the bottom, at first I jsut let it be, but since it's lsot isolation, and I realised when I made the seal proper (by pushing it in) the bass got better and so did isolation.

I didn't intend on wanting to send them back, and Art just asked for some pics, and Art suggested sending it back - so yeah
post #2122 of 3897
stinksyou have another fit problem FMT
post #2123 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Tiyako View Post
Dear HeadphoneAddict
I can't really hear anything with music playing , but the my question is that....are you able to hear anything without music playing?
That's what I am saying, I don't hear anything except if I am playing music. Then I only hear Music. I get at least 25 db isolation in both pair of my Livewires.
post #2124 of 3897
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Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule View Post
I'm thinking the RSA Tomahawk for some reason...

But of course you need a proper source and cable to go with it!
I found the Tomahawk was not the best with LW while it was tremendous with SE530.

The Meier Headsix switched to low gain, and RSA Predator are my favorites with LW.

The Pico and iBasso D2 are very close as well, and Lyrix and PenguinAmp and D1 are close behind those as well.

Just for some reason the Tomahawk was a little harsh and grainy with LW, but good with other IEMs I have.
post #2125 of 3897
I know this suction seal you guys are talking about, and I can sometimes achieve it, but it seems to create too much air pressure in my ear canal, which to me degrades/distorts the sound quality. My Livewires sit nicely in my ear and isolate great, but there isn't a huge amount of suction that they accomplish.

Hmm.
post #2126 of 3897
Has anyone used a Xin amp with the livewires?
post #2127 of 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I found the Tomahawk was not the best with LW while it was tremendous with SE530.

The Meier Headsix switched to low gain, and RSA Predator are my favorites with LW.

The Pico and iBasso D2 are very close as well, and Lyrix and PenguinAmp and D1 are close behind those as well.

Just for some reason the Tomahawk was a little harsh and grainy with LW, but good with other IEMs I have.
with the D2, are the livewires better with the switch up or down??
post #2128 of 3897
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Originally Posted by ZackP View Post
Has anyone used a Xin amp with the livewires?
I had a Xin "Super Macro III with 11/07 updates" and it was very good with Livewires, and even better when I swapped the NE5534 opamps out for AD797 opamps. I had too many portable amps and sold it off recently.

The bigger problem with Xin amps is waiting over a year for it to arrive after you order. I probably wont consider buying one unless it was used, and not marked up in price because of the time saved on the wait. The SuperMicroIV might be something I would spend $200 on, but more for the size than anything else...
post #2129 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Elluzion View Post
with the D2, are the livewires better with the switch up or down??
Switch down - I use everything on low gain with the LW.
post #2130 of 3897
Does anyone else think it is strange that I have 3-4x as many hours on my $250 Livewires as I do my $1,500 Edition 9 headphones?
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