Originally Posted by webbie64
As a similar original owner my first suggestion is to stick with the excellent set of personalised IEMs that you have. Consider a cable upgrade (SteveKelby) as that is well worth it to actually hear all your existing Livewires can offer you.
If you are going to 'upgrade' then I would suggest you'd be limited to whichever office you originally got them from IF you wanted them to re-use your original impressions. However, after 2 years, I'd probably suggest investing in new impressions for both currency and opening up the option of either office. Also that should mean you retain your current Livewires whilst the new ones are manufactured I would think (You should check with whichever office you decide to use).
I don't know to what degree, if any, the 2 companies triple driver earphones differ but would point out that all original Livewires were manufactured by the supplier being used by the TN Office - so if you're after the most experienced manufacturer I'd suggest that office (PLUS, as you can see, most posts indicate better turnaround times, etc).
Thanks for the reply,
Unfortunately, however much I would love to keep my current livewires and buy a new pair of the triples I just don't have that sort of money going spare at the moment.
I was planning on sending in new impressions anyway so going with the TN office shouldn't be a problem. I was thinking of doing open mouth impressions this time as last time they were done close mouthed and I feel they could do with being a little tighter to get a better seal. What are your thoughts on this? What type of impression did you do for your livewires?
I have emailed the TN office and am awaiting reply, hopefully they will give me the go ahead and a price, i'll post that inforamtion on here when I do.
If and once the upgrade can be done, i'll consider getting a SteveKelby cable, do you think it will improve the sound of the triples or was it designed for the dual livewires only?
Thanks again for all your help and adivce