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post #2866 of 3897
The title of this thread is a good one. I pop in here from time to time to look at pics and dream of great isolation and pretty sounding tunes. I hope it could be real some day, but I would go crazy waiting Im sure. I would probably just suffer rather than get a re-dip. Just waiting for my caffeine ultra order to change status is killing me right now.

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Originally Posted by Hayduke View Post
Isn't there a song that goes something like... "waiting is the hardest part..."
That would be a Tom Petty tune.
post #2867 of 3897
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Originally Posted by ZFDrummer View Post
I am expecting my livewires to ship late this week. I paid for 2nd Day Air shipping (I am in the continental US). Should I expect shipping confirmation and a tracking number from LiveWires? Or do I need to follow up with them to get that information?
I chose EMS, and Andrew told me that he could certainly email me my EMS tracking number when my Livewires was shipped.
post #2868 of 3897
Out of the blue (I bet he has been reading these posts - which I think is a great thing right?) Art emails me with an update on my LiveWires. They received my impressions on 8/1/08 and he says they should ship on Monday 8/25/08. I paid for 2nd day delivery so I should have them in my hands by Wednesday or Thursday. I think that was great customer service. He also said it was no problem to send me the tracking # once they ship. I am feeling pretty good about this transaction so far - you guys had me worried! I know there is still a chance that they are delayed or that they don't fit properly, but so far - so good. Thanks Art!
post #2869 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Snicewicz View Post
So instead of receiving them today I get them Monday. It's alright with me but just the fact I was told they were to be shipped yesterday. None the less, I hope they are worth the wait.
I assume you should have gotten them by now. What do you think of them?
post #2870 of 3897
I'm getting fitted by John Diles himself next week! It's great to live close enough to drive to their offices.
post #2871 of 3897
I've gotten my LW just about 3 wks ago, after nearly 5 months of wait, and I've got to say, I'm very happy with it.

Both ears fitted very well, the isolation is fantastic! For this, I've got to thank Uncle Wilson of Jaben for the impressions which is nicely done.

I've previously owned the Shure E530, to which I've been comparing my LW to for the past 3 weeks of listening.

The LW, although more analytical than the E530, is still musical to me. I thoroughly enjoy the tighter bass of the LW. I was worried when I saw comments of the lack of bass of the LW, but the bass was definitely very much present in my pair of LW.

For the mids, the E530 does seem to be slightly more forward then the LW, but it is in the treble that the biggest difference comes for me. In the highs, the E530 is very much harsher than the LW, and tis is evident in music with cymbal crashing. The distortion on the E530 is quite unbearable. On the same music track, LW does not have this problem at all! All this makes listening through the E530 laborious and hence fatigue can set in quite fast.

However, I'd say that the soundstage is slightly bigger on the E530 than the LW.

So far, I like what I'm hearing from the LW, even unamped through my iPOd Touch, and I have not found the need to get an amp for it as yet. If I do, it'll probably be with a view to widen its soundstage.

I don;t know about you guys, but I'd say that this purchase has been very therapeutic for my patience, and that the wait has been worth it so far.
post #2872 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Snicewicz View Post
Well I find myself a little bit disappointed because they did not ship them out yesterday. This is part of the support email I received.

".....I checked with the lab and your Livewires are scheduled to ship out this Thursday to you via FedEx Overnight. ...."

Well today I get an email from FedEx saying they were sent out today.

"This shipment is scheduled to be sent on 08/15/2008."

So instead of receiving them today I get them Monday. It's alright with me but just the fact I was told they were to be shipped yesterday. None the less, I hope they are worth the wait.
My bedtime prayers - "Please God, let Stephan get his Livewires and have them fit and function flawlessly out of the box. Let the music flow like the water of life, and sustain him through the days of his studies. May his children be blessed to have identical ears, as the IEM are passed down from generation to generation. Amen."
post #2873 of 3897
Any updates on Stevenkelby's Livewire cables? =) What happened to those who received the cables and were going to do review? =)
post #2874 of 3897
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Any updates on Stevenkelby's Livewire cables? =) What happened to those who received the cables and were going to do review? =)
I haven't got mine yet as i'm waiting on another custom cable and having them both shipped together. I'll post some impressions when i get it.
post #2875 of 3897
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
My bedtime prayers - "Please God, let Stephan get his Livewires and have them fit and function flawlessly out of the box. Let the music flow like the water of life, and sustain him through the days of his studies. May his children be blessed to have identical ears, as the IEM are passed down from generation to generation. Amen."
LOL that was great

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Any updates on Stevenkelby's Livewire cables? =) What happened to those who received the cables and were going to do review? =)
I think Baines has one and is on vacation with it.
post #2876 of 3897
I guess you can tell that alot of people have gone back to school. It's been quiet here lately.

Come on Wednesday!
post #2877 of 3897
I am excited! Art says that my LW's were to ship yesterday. I am still waiting on the tracking numbers, but I hope to have them tomorrow (Wed). I am looking forward to rehearsal on Thursday and a gig on Saturday sporting the LiveWires. (praying that they fit great the first time!!)
post #2878 of 3897
I think mine are starting to break in. The bass response unamped has improved noticeable since my last posting. It is almost like the Lyrix, somehow, is decreasing the low-end, even with the bass boost activated. It could be possible it needs more breaking in time, but only time will tell for that.
post #2879 of 3897
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I haven't got mine yet as i'm waiting on another custom cable and having them both shipped together. I'll post some impressions when i get it.
What is "another custom cable" made of?
Jena 22G or something?
post #2880 of 3897
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What is "another custom cable" made of?
Jena 22G or something?
Correct, a replacement 6 inch din cable made from 5 strands of 22g jena
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