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post #3061 of 3897
i'm listening to my SR-60s now through my D2 (sent my livewires in for re-thickening), and i can tell you they sound great. These were my first foray into the high-end audio world. They're not as awesome as the livewires, and they are open so you get sound leakage both ways, but bang-for-buck they're pretty awesome (they cost about $80 over here i think). Sound-wise, they are brighter than the livewires with def. not as much bass. They have a fun sound to them though. The comfort thing is a bit of a factor, but after a while you get used to it (after a while...). Even after you've gotten used to it, its still hard to wear for more than a few hours at a time. Finally, getting some 'bowl' pads helps change the sound, and change the comfort. For better or worse is personal (IMO) but i prefer the bowls to the stock comfies.
post #3062 of 3897
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Im in Sandhurst, Berks at my mums, and Fleet, Hamps at my Dads. Used to be in Yateley.
It's a small world
post #3063 of 3897
Thanks Ezzy. I need that too, but i cant part with mine, and they were a complimentary pair, so at the time i felt i was asking too much... I love them though, but they could be a bit bigger all-round for a tighter fit and less changes in seal. Great choice in player

Brand, my Geog isnt great, so i put "Fareham" into google... over an hour away.

Matt
post #3064 of 3897
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Thanks Ezzy. I need that too, but i cant part with mine, and they were a complimentary pair, so at the time i felt i was asking too much... I love them though, but they could be a bit bigger all-round for a tighter fit and less changes in seal. Great choice in player

Brand, my Geog isnt great, so i put "Fareham" into google... over an hour away.

Matt
Clear acrylic paint for car models - clean LW with alcohol and paint a layer and let it hang to dry for 12 hours. then try them out. if still too lose, paint another layer. repeat process as needed.

I plugged the sound tubes with toothpicks to make sure I didn't paint over them. I ttook me 3 layers total for my clear LW to fit right.
post #3065 of 3897
I had considered clear nail polish, and im not brave enough to do that, let alone paint.

I just dont know where i need to paint. I guess try just coating the stems first... If the fit is tighter, give the bit between the faceplate and start of stem some to tighten up the outside. Maybe that wouldnt be necessary though if the stems fully filled my canals?

Any reccs. on headphones HPA?

Matt
post #3066 of 3897
eh, i didn't want to go the clear acrlyic pant route. Instead, i asked them to make it thicker than i needed (an extra layer on the ear that fit good and two on the ear that didn't) and i'm going to take it to my audiologist to sand to the perfect size :-D
post #3067 of 3897
I used clear nail polish on the stem to tighten up mine. Works great but the nail polish I used has become a bit yellow, but I couldn't care less I use them to listen too not look at, hehe.
post #3068 of 3897
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I had considered clear nail polish, and im not brave enough to do that, let alone paint.

I just dont know where i need to paint. I guess try just coating the stems first... If the fit is tighter, give the bit between the faceplate and start of stem some to tighten up the outside. Maybe that wouldnt be necessary though if the stems fully filled my canals?

Any reccs. on headphones HPA?

Matt
Grado SR-80 or Alessandro MS-1 would be my pick - less colored than SR-60 and more transparent. While my MS-1 are better than my son's SR-60, I have a pair of woodied/silver-cabled SR-60 that do sound even better than MS-1 (and very close territory to my APS V3 cabled HF-1).

Someone also had mentioned in another thread the MB Quart Q55 as being grado-like closed, and a few people have recommended Goldring DR150 I think - those last two you'll have to do all your own research on and read up on them. I'm pretty sure those are the model numbers I read about.
post #3069 of 3897
Thanks.

The problem is i find it hard when reading reviews to imagine the sound, and wonder how close it will be to the LW's.

The Quarts sound good to me. Cheap too IIRC.

EDIT: *Just checked, sure are!* Fugly in looks, but velour pads! Look to be open though? Holes in the back? QP55's btw, Q55 returned nothing. Ahh, EDIT: 45's are semi open, 55's are open

Also, Audiocats said they needed alot of amping. Would the U Control (+ maybe a Cmoy) (or maybe a d2 boa sometime) be enough in your opinion?

Thanks Larry,

Matt
post #3070 of 3897
I think i might just get a D2 Boa loan, and if i like it, buy one after xmas, as if i ask for one for Xmas as there is nothing i want, but my parents will think im crazy.

Maybe get a Shure PTH to make using the LW's at home easier. A) An amp will improve them in both rigs, and B) It will cost less than trying to find a LW sounding closed cheap easy to drive comfy hp (which is everything the LW's are, and C) a PTH will make using them at home easier, meaning no point in spending money on Hp's, both will be comfy anyhow.
post #3071 of 3897
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I think i might just get a D2 Boa loan, and if i like it, buy one after xmas, as if i ask for one for Xmas as there is nothing i want, but my parents will think im crazy.
what do you gotta do to get people to loan you stuff around here? just be real friendly? :-D lol
post #3072 of 3897
I guess. I have only borrowed one amp, way back, an Xin Supermacro 3. Hissed alot, even with (crap) Zen Vision M lineout, and my D2 headphone out and Cmoy hisses less, and has a much bigger difference to my ears.

I have 25 ebay feedback 100% pos, and fb here, with alot of posts, and i always say my spiel about how i think its stupid to loose rep in the only good place like this on the net.

May be borrowing one from a UK'er if his sale falls through. If it doesnt then i will be off to start a thread. Dunno where though?

Matt
post #3073 of 3897
just printed out my form waiting on a audiologist referral cannot wait to try these suckers out also I wanna get a after market cable for them what are my options? Can be a person or company I don't care
post #3074 of 3897
I've done 200+ hours of break-in. So I tried to compare my Livewires T1 to Triple.fi 10 Pro with Comply T-500.

[5.5G iMod > PVcap > Pico > LW/TF10Pro]
* The following are just my own personal feeling.

In comparison to Triple.fi with T-500, LiveWires T1 have

-tighter, more detailed and a little cracking treble
-more powerful and less transparent mid
-tighter, more punchy and less deep bass
-smaller sonudstage
-better seal
.

Overall, Triple.fi are better for me atm.
I ordered some recables for Livewires. I'm looking forward to them.
post #3075 of 3897
Anyone knows the current wait time for the Livewires? My ear impressions arrived there today.
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