Mine was March '08.. about 3 weeks IIRC.
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2/1/09 at 6:35am
I just received my LWs on Thursday this past week. It was about two months from the time they received my impressions. Initial thoughts:
- I can't get my right ear to seal properly. It just sits in my ear unlike my left one which forms a good seal. I tried a couple of layers of clear nail polish but it didn't help. I guess I'll try a couple of more layers.
- The right ear actually looks like a good fit as the face plate hides the shell that goes in your ear. My left ear looks wrong, it sticks out of the ear and the shell is clearly exposed when it's sealed, although that's the one that seals.
- My first sound test was horrible. They sounded like cheap computer speakers. Bright but no fullness. After some additional use I can get them to sound decent if I hold the right ear in with my fingers, but I won't be doing that for long. The only thing I have to compare them to at the moment are some old E2Cs. The E2Cs are warmer but muddy. The LWs are brighter but so far are lacking to me in the mids/bass department.
I'm going to try burning them in some more and work on the right seal but right now I'm leaning towards returning them as I'm not overly impressed with the sound and I don't feel like waiting another 2 months to get them remolded.
As I've mentioned on the Phonak Audeo PFE thread, I think I'm going to order a set of those to compare. This was my first experiment with customs and I'm not sure I want to keep gambling with the whole process if I can be happy with a decent set of universals.
John from LW told me when he made my impressions that he was switching suppliers/manufacturers. I'm wondering if that also switched the quality of the components being used?
|LW will let you send them back for a re-dip (or re-fitting if you send more impressions) or you can keep adding nail polish till they seal. My first pair of LW needed to go back twice to get the fit perfect. On my second pair I used clear acrylic paint for a more permanent size adjustment, and they both fit perfectly.|