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post #2536 of 3897
Sorry pictures wouldn't load.

A friend brought a cable over and I'm impressed. I like the way they sound when just listening to music but really really love the way they sound when I make a certain facial expression. I tried moving my jaw and head to see if I can move them around in my ears and they don't move a bit. The only thing I've noticed is that if I make a face like you would right before you get hit with something thrown at you I get an amazing bass response. The fit seems good but I would really love to have that bass response all the time. I'm not sure if that is possible. If I could get that bass response all the time these little guys would be the most amazing ears I've ever heard or imagined. The additional bass wouldn't be a problem on stage because I have to use a processor to comp/eq/gate the signal. So my stage mix is based more on creating a sound that mixes with the noise my voice makes in my head than listening perfection.

A little more on fit. These little guys fit so tight in my ears that I can't imagine that they could get any bigger and still wedge into my ear. Also, my ear canal takes an almost 90 degree turn as it enters my head so I don't think I can go any deeper and still be able to get them in. hmmmm

So what do you guys think??
post #2537 of 3897
are they supposed to be so TIGHT?! seems there're diff schools of thought...

1 being tight as hell.. 1 being just a nice fit with no tightness... mmm
post #2538 of 3897
My thought is that at first they should be tight or at least snug, and after a week or two, they fit great because your canal has gotten large to accommodate them.

It's interesting that although freedommedia's LW fit tight, he still doesn't get a good bass response? I'm confused
post #2539 of 3897
Me too!
post #2540 of 3897
I'd say my bass response is decent.
That last post was made while I accidentally had the lows boosted on the eq.
I'm listening to them flat now and I'm not really getting anything worth talking about.
I'm going to give them a couple of hours and see if anything changes. I'll be back.
post #2541 of 3897
@ freedommedia: I felt the same way about the bass response in my livewires at first, specially coming from bose triport IEs (they had a very dark and muddy sound, ie bloated bass). I've been listening to my livewires pretty much nonstop for three weeks (maybe 4?) as I wear them at work as a form of hearin protection/entertainment. Today, I got a nice little surprise: all of a sudden they just sound totally different in a great way! It could be that I've gotten used to them finally (today has been then first day in about 3 that I've listened to them, so maybe the break made a difference), I won't say anything about burn-in b/c I don't know shyt about it nor do I care to, but what I will say is that today I was floored by the bass response. Sure, it wasn't vibrating my bones like I want, but man it was there: it was crisp, clear and groovy. I'm tellin ya, give em a few weeks and then re-judge them. I'm about to do some more listening tests against my SR60s and the Bose's to see if this change in sound is all in my head or if its for real.
post #2542 of 3897
Sorry if this seems like a thread jack guys..

I went to my local Specsavers today to enquire about getting some impressions done only to be told that impressions are only done if you're getting something from Specsavers themselves with the impressions. I read that a few people on here got theirs done at Specsavers, I'm just wondering why they told me otherwise? Why wouldn't they want to make a quick buck from someone wishing to get impressions done for things they don't provide themselves?

Does anyone know anywhere in the West Midlands area (Birmingham, Derby, Manchester, Stoke, Nottingham etc etc) that does impressions? I've been thinking about getting some Livewires for a while now and was ready to get the transaction going but this has already slowed down the long process
post #2543 of 3897
I got impressions twice, both at Specsavers in London. Guess it varies with the branch / audiologist.

You might have some luck with this:
Advanced Communications Systems - Find An Outlet

Make sure to:

1) Explain precisely what you're after (you can refer to the instructions from LiveWires or UE).

2) Find out how much they'll be charging for both ears.

Hope that helps
post #2544 of 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by chowk View Post
I got impressions twice, both at Specsavers in London. Guess it varies with the branch / audiologist.

You might have some luck with this:
Advanced Communications Systems - Find An Outlet

Make sure to:

1) Explain precisely what you're after (you can refer to the instructions from LiveWires or UE).

2) Find out how much they'll be charging for both ears.

Hope that helps
Thanks ever so much for that! I've seen a few other places that are pretty local. I'm going to call the other branches of Specsavers that are in the local area and see what they say. The audiologist from the one I went to today was supposed to call me to recommend some places to get impressions but he never did.

Out of interest, how much did yours cost?
post #2545 of 3897
Can't remember... I think it was £10 or £20.
post #2546 of 3897
I was walking home with my LW's and was still amazed by theird sound
post #2547 of 3897
When I shut my mouth my Livewires sound amazing. When I open my mouth just enough so that my teeth don't touch I lose most of the bass response. They sound amazing with my teeth clinched but it's uncomfortable to sit around with my jaw locked shut. I sent pictures to Art with my mouth open and closed. The sound with my mouth closed is worth waiting for. I'm amazed.
post #2548 of 3897
i am the opposite, when i shut my mouth its ok, but when i open them, hot dang!
post #2549 of 3897
LiveWires received my silicone molds on May 19th. I received the finished IEMs today June 5th by US mail. That's a 13 business day turnaround. I am impressed.

For the first half hour I thought they did not fit and would have to go back. Then I realized that I was not tucking in the top edge under my outer ear flap. It's a bit tricky getting them in and out. Once I figured out how to do it the fit became correct. They sound transparent (clear) across the spectrum, the highs and lows are not boosted. I am satisfied.

My LiveWires look exactly like these:

post #2550 of 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazz+ View Post
LiveWires received my silicone molds on May 19th. I received the finished IEMs today June 5th by US mail. That's a 13 business day turnaround. I am impressed.

For the first half hour I thought they did not fit and would have to go back. Then I realized that I was not tucking in the top edge under my outer ear flap. It's a bit tricky getting them in and out. Once I figured out how to do it the fit became correct. They sound transparent (clear) across the spectrum, the highs and lows are not boosted. I am satisfied.

My LiveWires look exactly like these:

Nice! Congrats!

Let us know more about your impressions after a day or two of listening
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