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post #3781 of 3897
Hello i would like to ask , what shoul be the best match for LW T1 , sansa clip , sony x1050 or ibasso D10? Or something else ? i am opened to any advices.
post #3782 of 3897
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/l...2/#post6107272

I just posted my review of the Livewires Trips, thought I should add a link here so everyone would catch it. Summary: excellent IEM and an amazing value. I also compare a few other top customs, so be sure to check it out.
post #3783 of 3897
Looks like all the old-timers are AFK or gone...

But anyway.

Kosmic, I really have to thank you for your push-up technique. I'm not entirely sure if it works exactly your way (pushing once to break the seal), but what I did was push it to break the seal, finish a conversation (like with a store cashier), release, and ahh, the music is back.

I'm not sure if I have the "feet tapping" going yet but it does nearly make me want to swoon. Of course, maybe to have the LW's do simply everything (like making me cry buckets over Faye Wong's and Namie Amuro's vocals) would be pushing it.

But, it definitely has the resolving power of Hubble...after its spoilt lens got replaced

It is very scary to have more than 2 instruments to pop out of nowhere in a song you thought you knew (like in Savage Garden's "To The Moon And Back" which definitely adds to the swooning. The rhythmic plucking of a guitar (think it's bass guitar) throughout the duration, and everything sounding so (sur)real...

Verdict - THEY ROCK!

And a few pictures :

This...is Jaben!






Sorry about the bad pictures...
post #3784 of 3897
I still like the LW, but why listen to them when I have ES3X, UE11Pro and JH13Pro?
post #3785 of 3897
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I still like the LW, but why listen to them when I have ES3X, UE11Pro and JH13Pro?
But you bought two sets...

>_>
post #3786 of 3897
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Originally Posted by K.I. Unlimited View Post
But you bought two sets...

>_>
Yah - I have SE530 drivers in the second set - although sometimes a little sibilant the SE530 version's soundstage is a little bigger and airier than the Livewires T1, which are a little more forward sounding with stronger bass.

From Sept 2007 to Feb 2009 both pairs were my best customs (yucky Freq Show with mismatched drivers got ignored). Once the ES3X arrived it was another story...

Then I added the UE and JHA customs after Canjam and haven't looked back, although I did recently decide to get the Freq repaired and compare them again. AlienEars may actually get the old Freq to sound nice for a change.
post #3787 of 3897
I neeeeeeedddddd moreeeeee customsssssss
post #3788 of 3897
Would anyone have or know of anywhere where I can read about comparison between the Livewire Trips and the TF10P or Reshelled TF10P or UE4 or JH5? Would greatly appreciate them!
post #3789 of 3897
Hey guys,

Sorry to rake up the thread. I just received the left side of my Trips back from a refit, and I was wondering if anyone could find a picture which could illustrate the placement of the three drivers within the custom so I could see it. Or just a description perhaps?

At the moment this is what I see:

At the top: A small silver box (presumably 1 driver)
Middle: Large silver box (presumably 2nd driver)
bottom: Third small box (presumably 3rd driver)

Am I right to say it is like that, and also, the drivers aren't on the two sound tubes near the end of the custom(which goes deepest into our ears) right?

Cheers.
post #3790 of 3897
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Originally Posted by fr3derick View Post
Hey guys,

Sorry to rake up the thread. I just received the left side of my Trips back from a refit, and I was wondering if anyone could find a picture which could illustrate the placement of the three drivers within the custom so I could see it. Or just a description perhaps?

At the moment this is what I see:

At the top: A small silver box (presumably 1 driver)
Middle: Large silver box (presumably 2nd driver)
bottom: Third small box (presumably 3rd driver)

Am I right to say it is like that, and also, the drivers aren't on the two sound tubes near the end of the custom(which goes deepest into our ears) right?

Cheers.
The drivers are indeed small silver boxes. They connect to the sound tubes which then lead out to your ear. There is a large driver connected to a single sound tube, which handles the low frequencies. That sound tube has a red 'plug' looking thing, called an acoustic damper, in the tube. The 2 other drivers handle mid and high frequencies. They are both very small, appear to be connected, and can seem like just one driver if you don't look real close from the proper angle. They both output to a single sound tube with no acoustic damper in it.

Hope that helps, sorry I don'thave a great pic available.
post #3791 of 3897
Hey there!

Thanks for the reply, much appeciated. So one of the small silver box either on top/ below the big silver box is not a driver?

Cheers.
post #3792 of 3897
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Originally Posted by fr3derick View Post
Hey there!

Thanks for the reply, much appeciated. So one of the small silver box either on top/ below the big silver box is not a driver?

Cheers.
Can you try taking a pic and posting it? I'm not sure what you mean.

There should only be a few things in your acrylic shell. One is the gold connector piece which also houses crossover components. Ignore that; it is not a driver. The other silver things are all drivers. Just follow your sound tubes from the tip of the canal back to the inside of the shell, and the silver things there should be the drivers.

I just realized you might have a shell color that makes it tough to tell what color the inside pieces are. The large gold piece lines up directly where you plug in your cable, if that helps narrow it down.
post #3793 of 3897
Here's a Picture:



I think i Get what you mean by the three drivers already. Just wondering, seeing the thickness of the driver(s) at the bottom, can you distinguish that it's a Trips?

Cheers again.
post #3794 of 3897
Hard to tell from that angle (although it IS a nice pic). Your small driver unit appears to be the proper proportion to be a dual driver unit, but again I can't tell for sure. Google pics of Knowles Acoustics TWFK, which is the name of the dual driver that the Trips use. You'll see what I mean when you see pics. Also look for the wiring: Trips should have 2 wires going to the large driver and 3 wires going to the small drivers, whereas duals just have a pair going to each driver for a total of 4 wires. If you have 5 wires total they are Trips.

How is the fit? And the sound?
post #3795 of 3897
Hey there again.

Haha this is weird: On the left side the three wires are the ones which I can identify clearly, and on the right side I can see two drivers (there's a line in between them, so I assume it's two drivers side by side).

The fit's great (after the refit, which is the reason why I'm asking to identify the three drivers in case they remade it to the duals). However, if it was one side on Duals and one side on Trips, I bet the sound would be very noticably weird.

I'll post my impressions when I get a concrete impression of how they sound, probably by this week.

Thanks again!
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