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post #2281 of 3897
Nice pics, but try to use a plain background (as of now, the background doesn't add anything, it just distracts), also lighting is a very tricky subject in macro photography it takes time to set up correctly. A homemade lightbox could be a nice DIY project ...
post #2282 of 3897
Thanks guys for all your comments! I know I suck at photography..but I try my best lol.
any comments on the sound not been in front!
post #2283 of 3897
revel - nice LiveWires

Some of you may have recalled I ranked the ER4p over LiveWires - this is only when amped. I have been using my ER4p unamped and I am dying for my LiveWires! I reallly want them now!
post #2284 of 3897
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... and I am dying for my LiveWires! I reallly want them now!
Soon, very soon ...

Will
post #2285 of 3897
I'm not as satisfied with the sound from my livewires as I thougt I would be.

Ok actually immedietley after typing that I went ahead and did a comparison with my grados and actually I am satisfied :-D

So, I'm using my cowon D2 as my source, and I find that my grados sound best at 40-45 volume level (out of 50). That's kind of loud, but I don't think it would damage my ears. With the livewires, I've read that 14-15 is a safe listening level on the D2. My dilemna is that they sound best (most like my grados) at about 27 volume level. Am I going to ruin my hearing at this level? It doesn't hurt or anything. I did a test yesterday, and I think 30 is probably near max for me on the D2 before it could be harmful, but 27 is awful close.

Also, I'm getting great isolation! I used them all day today and yesterday at work (a machine shop) where I usually use foam ear plugs. They worked as good as the ear plugs when paused (I could hear my co-workers talking to me) and better with music playing (could only hear the loudest noises in the shop, which are pretty loud). My left ear is a little looser than my right ear, in that I found when moving around a whole bunch, it seems to move around. It takes a lot to break the seal in the left ear, and in the right ear its pretty damn near impossible. If I'm sitting still, both are fine. Is it worth it to try to get a refit on the left ear?

Also (and finally) are my impressions of the sound somewhat reasonable? I guess at first I was gonna say i was not satisfied b/c at low listening levels it sounds kind of "veiled", as if i'm not getting all the detail that I want. I still think the SR60s might be slightly better, in that they sound more open. They are open 'phones though :-D
post #2286 of 3897
Hmm.... you're really listening loudly.
I myself find that 30 setting of D2 is the limit loudness for Grados. As for Livewires, my setting would not exceed 15 at anywhere. Mostly it's only 4~6.

Though, I'm using portable amps with these IEMs now days, and there is not the veiled feeling you mentioned with either SuperFreQ or Livewires.

But I see this would probably due to different hearing condition of each of us. My hearing is quite sensitive, so I'm used to lower volume settings.



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Originally Posted by ezzieyguywuf View Post
I'm not as satisfied with the sound from my livewires as I thougt I would be.

Ok actually immedietley after typing that I went ahead and did a comparison with my grados and actually I am satisfied :-D

So, I'm using my cowon D2 as my source, and I find that my grados sound best at 40-45 volume level (out of 50). That's kind of loud, but I don't think it would damage my ears. With the livewires, I've read that 14-15 is a safe listening level on the D2. My dilemna is that they sound best (most like my grados) at about 27 volume level. Am I going to ruin my hearing at this level? It doesn't hurt or anything. I did a test yesterday, and I think 30 is probably near max for me on the D2 before it could be harmful, but 27 is awful close.

Also, I'm getting great isolation! I used them all day today and yesterday at work (a machine shop) where I usually use foam ear plugs. They worked as good as the ear plugs when paused (I could hear my co-workers talking to me) and better with music playing (could only hear the loudest noises in the shop, which are pretty loud). My left ear is a little looser than my right ear, in that I found when moving around a whole bunch, it seems to move around. It takes a lot to break the seal in the left ear, and in the right ear its pretty damn near impossible. If I'm sitting still, both are fine. Is it worth it to try to get a refit on the left ear?

Also (and finally) are my impressions of the sound somewhat reasonable? I guess at first I was gonna say i was not satisfied b/c at low listening levels it sounds kind of "veiled", as if i'm not getting all the detail that I want. I still think the SR60s might be slightly better, in that they sound more open. They are open 'phones though :-D
post #2287 of 3897
I can listen to the livewires at 4-6, but its not optimal for me. Maybe i've just got really bad hearing :-(
post #2288 of 3897
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Nice pics!
post #2289 of 3897
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Originally Posted by ezzieyguywuf View Post
I'm not as satisfied with the sound from my livewires as I thougt I would be.

Ok actually immedietley after typing that I went ahead and did a comparison with my grados and actually I am satisfied :-D

So, I'm using my cowon D2 as my source, and I find that my grados sound best at 40-45 volume level (out of 50). That's kind of loud, but I don't think it would damage my ears. With the livewires, I've read that 14-15 is a safe listening level on the D2. My dilemna is that they sound best (most like my grados) at about 27 volume level. Am I going to ruin my hearing at this level? It doesn't hurt or anything. I did a test yesterday, and I think 30 is probably near max for me on the D2 before it could be harmful, but 27 is awful close.

Also, I'm getting great isolation! I used them all day today and yesterday at work (a machine shop) where I usually use foam ear plugs. They worked as good as the ear plugs when paused (I could hear my co-workers talking to me) and better with music playing (could only hear the loudest noises in the shop, which are pretty loud). My left ear is a little looser than my right ear, in that I found when moving around a whole bunch, it seems to move around. It takes a lot to break the seal in the left ear, and in the right ear its pretty damn near impossible. If I'm sitting still, both are fine. Is it worth it to try to get a refit on the left ear?

Also (and finally) are my impressions of the sound somewhat reasonable? I guess at first I was gonna say i was not satisfied b/c at low listening levels it sounds kind of "veiled", as if i'm not getting all the detail that I want. I still think the SR60s might be slightly better, in that they sound more open. They are open 'phones though :-D
I wouldn't go on volume settings as this is different for everyone. Also if I have my EQ settings on full across all bands I use less volume, so EQ settings can make a difference to volume levels also.

What is important is that the volume level is comfortable for you. I can listen all day, take my Livewires out and have a normal conversation with someone. If you start to experience fatigue, and you have problems hearing people talk right after you take them out, then it's likely to have been too loud.

I would start with volume levels at "0" don't look at the volume level but slowly increase, listening carefully, until you have a "full" sound. (It will sound veiled until you reach this) It's a sweet spot that you find works for you. Going louder from there is pointless, can actually degrade sound, and be harmful to your hearing.
post #2290 of 3897
heys guys...after 2 weeks of experimenting with my livewires...and finally get the chance to test it out...using it on the streets...i notice that my left ear piece needs a re-dip too......i've done my right one alittle while ago..and now it's perfect.
Do you think they will help me do it? or i'll have to pay extras?
i really want to enjoy my LiveWires~
post #2291 of 3897
I think they will help you.

They are busy now, and im not getting replies, but i want a redip, but mine were complimentary, so i understand if i am not high prioity, but i just want a reply...
post #2292 of 3897
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Originally Posted by ezzieyguywuf View Post
I'm not as satisfied with the sound from my livewires as I thougt I would be.

Ok actually immedietley after typing that I went ahead and did a comparison with my grados and actually I am satisfied :-D

So, I'm using my cowon D2 as my source, and I find that my grados sound best at 40-45 volume level (out of 50). That's kind of loud, but I don't think it would damage my ears. With the livewires, I've read that 14-15 is a safe listening level on the D2. My dilemna is that they sound best (most like my grados) at about 27 volume level. Am I going to ruin my hearing at this level? It doesn't hurt or anything. I did a test yesterday, and I think 30 is probably near max for me on the D2 before it could be harmful, but 27 is awful close.

Also, I'm getting great isolation! I used them all day today and yesterday at work (a machine shop) where I usually use foam ear plugs. They worked as good as the ear plugs when paused (I could hear my co-workers talking to me) and better with music playing (could only hear the loudest noises in the shop, which are pretty loud). My left ear is a little looser than my right ear, in that I found when moving around a whole bunch, it seems to move around. It takes a lot to break the seal in the left ear, and in the right ear its pretty damn near impossible. If I'm sitting still, both are fine. Is it worth it to try to get a refit on the left ear?

Also (and finally) are my impressions of the sound somewhat reasonable? I guess at first I was gonna say i was not satisfied b/c at low listening levels it sounds kind of "veiled", as if i'm not getting all the detail that I want. I still think the SR60s might be slightly better, in that they sound more open. They are open 'phones though :-D
X2 to Kosmic's response.

In terms of re-dip give them time to settle with your ears (or more correctly for your ears to settle with them - a slightly loose seal as you describe is likely to improve. I'd be patient and spend a little time with them before considering such an option).
post #2293 of 3897
^^ x3. It took a while for my ears to get used to the LW and Ues. I highly recommend just letting things settle in.
post #2294 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
I think they will help you.

They are busy now, and im not getting replies, but i want a redip, but mine were complimentary, so i understand if i am not high prioity, but i just want a reply...
I really hope they will...i just want to have a good seal on both sides~
post #2295 of 3897
k, thanks for all the great responses guys! I had planned on waiting a few weeks before contacting livewires anyways, so i'll see how the fit changes by then. Also, I will try your suggestions on volume kosmic. Thanks guys!
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