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post #2461 of 3897
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Originally Posted by freedommedia View Post
I emailed John Diles today and the California team is so nice. They called soon after the email and have taken over my order. I won't be dealing with the Nashville branch now. They were super apologetic and were really eager to get everything on par for me. I'm back in the game.
I think you had every right to let them know what was going on in there Nashville office.

I'm glad you got it taken care of.
post #2462 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
I wanna see them in use too.

Any vids anywhere?
I have videos, but I feel it's easier just to put some screencaps up. I tried to get the perfect shots of them but alas it's hard to see still in some of them. If you watch them in video, they are pretty flashy and shine quite a bit when they turn their heads.



Note: I'm not an avid American Idol watcher, I only have these episodes to look at the LiveWires. Haha!
post #2463 of 3897
wow theirs fit so nicely!
post #2464 of 3897
Here are some more screencaps from the season finale:



Here's OneRepublic's singer wearing his UE customs (I presume):


And finally here's George Michael wearing his customs (UE also maybe?)
post #2465 of 3897
Knowles drivers are what most all the IEM companies use:

Subminiature Speakers :: Knowles



Knowles corporate headquarters is in Itasca, Illinois. Knowles has manufactured in Asia since 1965, with facilities in China and Malaysia.
post #2466 of 3897
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to clean the livewires when the wax has gone in further than the supplied tool can reach? I have a significant blockage and I can't really hear out of one iem, because the sound is completely blocked down one of the pasages. For a while I had thought the sound was slowly going on one of them, but it wasn't until the other passage got a bit of wax on the entry bit (which meant I couldn't hear anything) that I checked the end of the passage and noticed a blockage lol. I have considered getting a paper clip and using the end of that, but I'm guessing it will just push it in further. Any ideas?


Don't really want to have to send in to get them cleaned at the livewire centre as the cost of sending and the cost of cleaning, and most of all the time I will be without them.
post #2467 of 3897
The melting point of ear wax is extremely low.

I have never done this but I would simply combine that knowledge with gravity.

Use a dry heat to slightly warm the livewires (disconnected from the cables), one at a time.

Probably try a rice filled massage heat pack (the kind you warm up in a microwave). Point the live wires downwards and apply the warmed (not hot) heat pack to see if it warms the livewires sufficiently to allow the earwax to melt and drain back out. If at first it doesn't work, gradually try with a slightly warmer heat pack until you reach the right point to melt the earwax but not heat affect any other aspect of the IEM.

That's my idea. Like I said, I've never had to try it out in practice.

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Originally Posted by JoeB View Post
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to clean the livewires when the wax has gone in further than the supplied tool can reach? I have a significant blockage and I can't really hear out of one iem, because the sound is completely blocked down one of the pasages. For a while I had thought the sound was slowly going on one of them, but it wasn't until the other passage got a bit of wax on the entry bit (which meant I couldn't hear anything) that I checked the end of the passage and noticed a blockage lol. I have considered getting a paper clip and using the end of that, but I'm guessing it will just push it in further. Any ideas?


Don't really want to have to send in to get them cleaned at the livewire centre as the cost of sending and the cost of cleaning, and most of all the time I will be without them.
post #2468 of 3897
i thought peroxide dissolves ear wax
post #2469 of 3897
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Originally Posted by slowth View Post
i thought peroxide dissolves ear wax
Maybe. But the simplest stable peroxide is hydrogen peroxide and I'd be hesitant to be able to control how far such liquid went up into the livewires canals, let alone ensuring it and the cleared wax all drained out.
post #2470 of 3897
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JoeB View Post
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to clean the livewires when the wax has gone in further than the supplied tool can reach? I have a significant blockage and I can't really hear out of one iem, because the sound is completely blocked down one of the pasages. For a while I had thought the sound was slowly going on one of them, but it wasn't until the other passage got a bit of wax on the entry bit (which meant I couldn't hear anything) that I checked the end of the passage and noticed a blockage lol. I have considered getting a paper clip and using the end of that, but I'm guessing it will just push it in further. Any ideas?


Don't really want to have to send in to get them cleaned at the livewire centre as the cost of sending and the cost of cleaning, and most of all the time I will be without them.
Hi JoeB, we all thought you had been "abducted", welcome back!

I would use the thread end of a sewing needle "very carefully!" using a circular motion.

Put your Livewires somewhere cold but dry before you start, so the wax is hard and crumbly when you do this.

When cleaning them keep the canal pointing to the ground, so any "debris" falls out, and not in.

Be very careful you don't push the driver out!
post #2471 of 3897
Thread Starter 
You could also have the suction end of a vacuum cleaner pointed towards the canal to help suck any loose debris out, although I've never tried this. Just an idea.
post #2472 of 3897
HAHA Kosmic I was around just hadn't need to post as the livewires were doing a great job. Tried cleaning them a little like you said and managed to get a bit of wax out right in the end, but I'm now not sure if the thing I'm seeing is the part that is responsible for sound. I mean I can see the metal driver bit, but close to that there is like a bubble/blob which I initially thought was wax, now I'm not sure. Because I have the red/blue its hard to see. Hope I didn't push too far and damage the driver bit lol

Still don't seem to be getting sound out on one side, so might have to send them in for repairs before warranty runs out. I will have to experiment with other sources, I can't see it, but maybe my mp3 player has caused something.
post #2473 of 3897
Thanks for the pics....

Nice to see them in "professionsal" use.

Matt
post #2474 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
wow theirs fit so nicely!
Yes, those look perfect

And by the way, FeedMeTrance, don't feel bad - I am sending my SuperFreQs for re-fit a second time - still a little bit too small and not getting enough seal

Will
post #2475 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
wow theirs fit so nicely!
LOL they had better fit perfectly if Earpeace wants to keep showing off their stuff on network TV.
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