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post #31 of 3897
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Originally Posted by trickywombat View Post

The bass the Livewires are capable of is quite incredible.
I love the deep growling bass these are capable of. All that is missing are subsonic thumps!
post #32 of 3897
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Originally Posted by trickywombat View Post
I think you just described the Livewires Push To Hear accessory.

I push gently once on the back of my ear to displace the Livewire a little to hear what's around me, then push it back in place to continue listening to music.

Livewires PTH Works better and less bulky than the $60 Shure PTH accessory!
Haha, yes that's what I do too when I need to hear someone.
post #33 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Kosmic View Post
1) Yes

2) The name & number stays in the body unless you ask otherwise.

3)It doesn't include postage...which is about six pounds...cheap as chips mate!

4)I'll pm you

5)No
hey thanks for the pm and this quick reply....
n about the Hidden hearin thing i just asked them thru their website to see if they hv got centres down in london...hopefully

so @5 what do u think about that?

and 1 more question please

6(not very important to my final decision tho) @SQ(regardless of comfort n isolation) sonic.hardware-wise do u think it's a definite upgrade to UM2(which i own n plan to sell them for livewires)?
post #34 of 3897
I acquired "water from a vine leaf" **cough**download**cough** a really nice track to show these off, nice bass and great soundstage. I can see why you'd be tapping along to it.
post #35 of 3897
Here a pic of mine for you zeckwsr. The black is smooth and shiny where it meets the red and textured on the flat part.

post #36 of 3897
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Originally Posted by lisnalee View Post
Here a pic of mine for you zeckwsr. The black is smooth and shiny where it meets the red and textured on the flat part.
I'm not sure if you've posted impressions already, but what do you think of the LiveWires?
post #37 of 3897
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Originally Posted by lisnalee View Post
I acquired "water from a vine leaf" **cough**download**cough** a really nice track to show these off, nice bass and great soundstage. I can see why you'd be tapping along to it.
Thanks for the tip. I'm sure lisnalee downloaded the track from the www.amazon.com mp3 store. It's only $1.94 to download the track from the "Best of Strange Cargo by William Orbit" for a 256 kbs MP3.

http://www.amazon.com/Water-Vine-Lea...53700&sr=102-2
post #38 of 3897
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I acquired "water from a vine leaf" **cough**download**cough** a really nice track to show these off, nice bass and great soundstage. I can see why you'd be tapping along to it.
The whole album is full of seismic bass, and the Livewires really live up to their name.

What I love about the Livewires bass is that it's not woolly or overblown. It can resolve subtle nuances, shapes, and textures, if it's in the recording. The first fifty six seconds of "Into The Paradise" for example, intros with a gentle, pulsating/undulating bass textured with a dry rasping edge, before shooting up a couple of gears.
post #39 of 3897
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Originally Posted by PeterDLai View Post
I'm not sure if you've posted impressions already, but what do you think of the LiveWires?

When i ordered these i wasnt sure how they would turn out, i'd heard a lot of stories of people having to send custom iem's back several times to manufacturers for refits and was sure i'd be one of them. But when i got them i was amazed at how well they fitted and how comfortable they were. I found them really easy to put in but getting them out was another story. My first attempt to take them out was interesting to say the least, you dont realise how much suction they have once they are correctly fitted. But after a few goes a bit of help from fellow headfiers (thanks Kosmic) you soon get the hang of it.

Now they are a doddle to put in and take out, only a few seconds and its done, the isolation & comfort they provide is superb and i cant wait till my next long haul flight to try them out on it. The sound is very open with enough bass to satisfy most people. As mentioned before the source material does have a big effect on their performance ie: rubbish in - rubbish out and they really need good quality files to produce the best results. On the comfort side i have worn them for many hours at a time and never suffered and discomfort, infact after a while i hardly notice im wearing them.

The hiss that most peole have with ipods including myself is not really that noticable unless you have the volume turned up with no music playing. When music is playing i cant hear it. The cable is a bit microphonic but nothin major, in fact the only regret i have is not buying them sooner!!

Anyone who is thinking of getting these should get of the fence and buy them, they really are great value for money.
post #40 of 3897
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Originally Posted by trickywombat View Post
Thanks for the tip. I'm sure lisnalee downloaded the track from the www.amazon.com mp3 store. It's only $1.94 to download the track from the "Best of Strange Cargo by William Orbit" for a 256 kbs MP3.

http://www.amazon.com/Water-Vine-Lea...53700&sr=102-2
Dont get me wrong i am am a firm beliver of buying cd's and wouldnt dream of putting a copied cd into the CA but theres nothin wrong with tryin stuff before you buy

Ps: it was 320 flac file
post #41 of 3897
i just got my mini ic from skyline...and it got me thinking...any market here for custom DIY cables?

post #42 of 3897
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Originally Posted by lisnalee View Post
Dont get me wrong i am am a firm beliver of buying cd's and wouldnt dream of putting a copied cd into the CA but theres nothin wrong with tryin stuff before you buy

Ps: it was 320 flac file

I agree with you. For just about everything else, there's some kind of satisfaction guarantee. I hate buying CD for a couple tracks I like only to hate the rest of it.. The try-before-you-buy philosophy is the way to go. I wish they'd sell FLAC files.
post #43 of 3897
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Originally Posted by lisnalee View Post
Anyone who is thinking of getting these should get of the fence and buy them, they really are great value for money.
Do they provide as much satisfaction for you as your Sennheiser HD650 and Grado SR 325i?
post #44 of 3897
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Originally Posted by filipelli View Post
i just got my mini ic from skyline...and it got me thinking...any market here for custom DIY cables?

What?

And you can download FLAC music. Look in the music forum.
post #45 of 3897
Xenu: you know, custom DIY high-end/exotic cables for the Livewires.

I for one, would be interested. Silver Dragon/Black Dragon, maybe HGA Braided Silver... Headphile Blackmax, if Larry can make something that small? APureSound, or other stuff...

Damn, this has me daydreaming.
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