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post #3436 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Nocturnal310 View Post
hey....i looked at their new website and the pricing...cant believe..can customs be so affordable?
yes they can as we have seen with the upbringing of companies like FreQ sleek and whatnot but certain things (cough cough) service have been issues for many but who knows may be livewires will finally get their stuff together.
post #3437 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
I think mine isolate less than my ER6i's did, however mine don't fit very tight, and I don't think I used to be as careful with the volume level as I am now.
Thank you for your feedback. Isolation is very important to me. I'm wearing earplugs as I'm typing, even though the night is quiet. The whine from the laptop's hard drive; the buzz from the fridge; and now the hum of the AC are enough to bother me. I wear earplugs nearly continuously, night and day. I suffer from over-sensitive ears -- more than my sister, but less than my father, who's wearing a medical contraption.
post #3438 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
HeadphoneAddict, since you had both, can you comment on LW vs. er6i, in regard to noise isolation?
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.
post #3439 of 3897
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
post #3440 of 3897
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
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.
Thank you for your feedback.

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?

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.

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?

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?

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.
post #3441 of 3897
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Originally Posted by jodonny View Post
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


On the actual order form it says the price is only $249.00??
post #3442 of 3897
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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.
I'm on vacation, may not reply again till Wednesday.

1. it takes a lot of effort to install the Shure black foam tips - soozieq was unable to do it, but I was able.

2. ok

3. Very solidly built, should last.

4. I don't have ear wax build-up, so can't help you there.

5. I cant work out or exercise at all with my chronic lung disease, so no comment about sweat either.
post #3443 of 3897
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
5. I can work out or exercise at all with my chronic lung disease, so no comment about sweat either.
Foot, meet mouth. Mouth, meet foot. Thank you for your answer, pal, and I wish you the best vacation.
post #3444 of 3897
the websites are changed up again, the TN office closed the original site:
Attention Clients!!

they are now selling their products at:
Fidelity Custom Earphones Official Home Page

They now come standard with a Pelican 1010 case which is why the price has increased from $250 to $260. I suppose everyone was just buying the Pelican case (I did) so they just made it standard.
post #3445 of 3897
I wonder if the triple driver ones has a three way crossover?
post #3446 of 3897
well it kind of has to......
post #3447 of 3897
So I've been using my livewires for almost a year straight out of my D2 (I know Baines, try it with the BassBoost :-D Actually it doesn't sound bad with it, but I guess I and old-fogey and don't like to alter the sound) but I haven't had a chance or the funds to purchase an amp to try them with. I really think that an amp/DAC coming out of my PC with FLAC will make a difference, but then again I don't have very sensitive ears. I guess I'm just wondering if I'm missing out. I am very happy with my livewires, but I can't shake the thought that I'm somewhat missing out by using them strictly out of my Cowon D2 (sorry if I didn't clarify).
post #3448 of 3897
Yeah I know what you mean... i just use M3B on 2 and SE and 3D on low... Sounds a little fake but very full.

I use a tomahawk. It doesnt make a huge difference but i use it at home. Only from the d2 though, my dac is crap really... Toma is a bit too bassy and dark for me too though.
post #3449 of 3897
I can't wait to see someone's review of Fidelity Triples
post #3450 of 3897
I've emailed John to see if they're going to offer some sort of upgrade option :-D Haven't heard back yet
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