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post #436 of 3897
I'd say it's pretty much freqs or LW, not anuthings else being custom in this range :/
post #437 of 3897
Yeah UE is pretty expensive. But I'd get freqs instead of livewires b/c my ears are still growing.
post #438 of 3897
So when do ears stop growing? I am 16 and was considering getting customs until I read about change in ear shape and canal :S
post #439 of 3897
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Originally Posted by eversuns View Post
So when do ears stop growing? I am 16 and was considering getting customs until I read about change in ear shape and canal :S
My understanding from my audiologist is that the ears do have growth changes throughout life, like the rest of the human body to varying degrees.

Net articles discuss what changes and how - Re: Ive heard 'Ears and nose do not ever stop growing.' Is this true, Circaseptennial rhythm in ear growth -- Verhulst and Onghena 313 (7072): 1597 -- BMJ.

I'm not sure whether ear growth is more dramatic, like the rest of the body, during teenage years. I do know that contrary to some previous comment on HeadFi that indicated my Livewires might need recasting after as little as 3 years, my audiologist thought they'd serve me well for 10+ years before facing any growth issues (I'm in my early 40s).
post #440 of 3897
hmm so I guess seeing an audiologist would be the best idea then

Thanks webbie!
post #441 of 3897
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Originally Posted by eversuns View Post
So when do ears stop growing? I am 16 and was considering getting customs until I read about change in ear shape and canal :S
Same here. I wouldn't worry about it though. They'll fit good at least a couple more years.

I wish I could go all out on livewires since it'll keep me going till college. It's only $50 more but a dollar over $200 is not in my price range and these are not in my "age range" either.
post #442 of 3897
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It's been pretty cold in Northen Ireland recently and I've used mine without problems. With gloves on using my method as mentioned above it's pretty quick and simple if you need to hear someone, without taking them out completely. Then you can push them back in to continue your listening pleasure.
Sweet sounds great! Thanks for the info. Exactly what I wanted to know.

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Originally Posted by fatman711 View Post
how long do these things take after one orders? I'm in Canada too.
I'm just going to audiologist on Monday. So I'm not sure.
post #443 of 3897
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Originally Posted by Kosmic View Post
It's been pretty cold in Northen Ireland recently and I've used mine without problems. With gloves on using my method as mentioned above it's pretty quick and simple if you need to hear someone, without taking them out completely. Then you can push them back in to continue your listening pleasure.
Hi Kosmic.
Have you recieved the LW without paying duty fees or something as I see you live in N. Ireland. I live in Ireland and I am a bit afraid of it.
post #444 of 3897

Livewires as earplugs

I recently lost my musicians earplugs that were custom made and my customs from westone just crapped out.....


Has anyone with Livewires ever tried using them (without the cable attached) as simple earplugs? Does the open connector port let in too much sound? How is the isolation and attenuation WITHOUT the cables attached?

Maybe I can save money and only get one product to serve both needs!


Thanks in advance for your input.


Kevin
post #445 of 3897
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Originally Posted by ODEKK View Post
I recently lost my musicians earplugs that were custom made and my customs from westone just crapped out.....


Has anyone with Livewires ever tried using them (without the cable attached) as simple earplugs? Does the open connector port let in too much sound? How is the isolation and attenuation WITHOUT the cables attached?

Maybe I can save money and only get one product to serve both needs!


Thanks in advance for your input.


Kevin
They work very well as earplugs, although i doubt they'll provide as flat attenuation as musician's plugs. Depends how much fidelity you need i suppose.
post #446 of 3897
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Originally Posted by janruzinsky View Post
Hi Kosmic.
Have you recieved the LW without paying duty fees or something as I see you live in N. Ireland. I live in Ireland and I am a bit afraid of it.
Well Northern Ireland is in the UK. Not that I'd delibertly cheat HM Customs and excise, my came through without a problem
post #447 of 3897
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Originally Posted by janruzinsky View Post
Hi Kosmic.
Have you recieved the LW without paying duty fees or something as I see you live in N. Ireland. I live in Ireland and I am a bit afraid of it.
Mine were a birthday present.
post #448 of 3897
Anyone listened to the Virtual Haircut with their livewires? Virtual Haircut

The scissor effect cutting near your ear actually had me thinking some one was cutting their.
post #449 of 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by ODEKK View Post
I recently lost my musicians earplugs that were custom made and my customs from westone just crapped out.....


Has anyone with Livewires ever tried using them (without the cable attached) as simple earplugs? Does the open connector port let in too much sound? How is the isolation and attenuation WITHOUT the cables attached?

Maybe I can save money and only get one product to serve both needs!


Thanks in advance for your input.


Kevin
Yes, I used them 2 weeks ago as earplugs while we cut floor tile, and they did an excellent job saving my ears from the noise.
post #450 of 3897
so how do these sound compared to let's say the e500s or the se530?
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