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3/22/09 at 12:04pm
The ER6i with Shure black foam tips isolate a lot, but I think that my LW come very close. I could use either one at the shooting range for hearing protection. It feels like I am in a vacuum in space with the LW in place. All my customs have that kind of isolation, as the fit is perfect.
The Nashville office just dropped the LiveWires name for their products and is now calling them "Fidelity Custom Earphones" and charging $259.00
check it out:
In Ear Systems, Inc. . . . Custom In Ear Monitor Systems . . . Sales and Rentals
I find this funny being that Earl from the Nashville office is the main engineer of the original LiveWires and they are also the ones who are still making the same exact product as the original LiveWires
From the way it sounds, it's worth the extra $10 to get the Fidelity's
|Thank you for your feedback.
1. Do the Shure black foam tips fit the er6i without problem? Or do they need to be forced in? Or even modified in some fashion?
2. I'm still considering customs. I've wasted more than a hundred bucks in cheap earphones, this past year, trying to find some that really fit. Only one pair did. I managed to break two (walked on one, dipped the other in a cup of tea; I'm very creative), and now they're not sold anywhere anymore.
3. This time I'll buy a SeV to carry and hopefully protect my IEMs! At that point, purchasing customs may become worth it for me, if they don't end costing more than a hundred bucks a year -- which is to say, if the LiveWires won't break within three years or regular use. Would you estimate them solid enough for that?
4. Another question: what about earwax? I don't produce an awful lot, and I keep my ears clean, but if I wear my IEMs more than ten hours a day, there will be some earwax, and some may creep into the openings. I know there's a tool included to clean those openings, but can you really scoop all the wax out? Won't you push it it inside the IEM instead?
5. Finally: do you have any experience working out with the LWs? Do they survive the sweat test? I live in Taiwan, which is very hot and humid during the summer, and sweat quickly becomes a real issue.