My Livewires are broken it seems
Tried them with many sources, and reversed the cables, and the left monitor still sounds all muffled... Doesn't seem to be any blockage... It's so odd. I wiggle it in my ear, and I can hear the sound go full for a split second, so it sounds like a crackle really as I wiggle it. It's not the cable, as I tried the left on the right. It doesn't seem to be a blockage. It sometimes alternates, so I get the highs, and it's all tinny, or the lows, and it's all muffled... I guessed it was the connector, but it still fixes itself, and the sound goes full when I jiggle the IEM in my ear by the faceplate.
Maybe it's the fit, and it's shooting the sound half into my ear canal wall? But it feels comfy, no pressure. I just don't understand. I don't have loads of wax, so it's not hitting a wax blockage in my ear... heck, the left monitor comes out with more wax residue on it than the "broken" right one.
I can't figure it out. One day I had full sound in both ears until I removed them and put the dodgey one back in again. I loved them again after giving up on them a few months ago getting fed up with the problem...
I'd have them repaired, or even buy a new pair... The sound signature is just right for me. I thought my NE6's came close, but after hearing them working for a while they other day, the LW's blow everything I have out of the water, and they're so comfy too.
Biggest problem is turnaround stress... whether repaired or replaced, and the thought that they might go missing. Happened to someone's who were getting repaired after they had been fobbed off by the Cali team many times.
I've been looking at competitors, but the only similar customs cost a fair bit more too, and these are perfect for me. May even give Trips a whirl, but that would make my porta rig so expensive, but hey, I don't know.
Just don't know what to do really... It shouldn't be like this. CS should be so good you don't hesitate about sending the great product in for repair... or don't hesitate to upgrade your model, but with the Cali folks, whatever they are called now, you have to worry and stress about it... Really not good. I just want them repaired, or to buy a new pair without the worry and stress
Any tips or ideas first? I would ask to borrow a cable, but I've swapped the L and R, and the right earpiece consistantly doesn't work right, so it has to be the connector on the faceplate, or a loose wire on the crossover/driver?
Maybe look out for some higher end customs on the FS boards to have recased by a more reliable company? But the LW's are pretty much perfect for me, it wouldn't be worth the risk I guess...