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So my new cable arrived, however the seller also sells Westone versions. On arrival I noticed the pins were very tight on attempting the right side, which didn't feel right at all. Before proceeding further I checked the polarity  next to stock cable with a multimeter, the eBay seller has sent me a Westone version instead of Ulitmate Ears. :rolleyes: Quite disappointing considering I waited a month for the cable to arrive. To make matters worse I'm dealing with a language  barrier trying to explain they sent the wrong version cable, while the seller at their end (after requesting photos) seems to think I am the one making a mistake and they sent the correct cable. I might just count my loses here and sell it on the boards for a Westone user.

I was rather upset because I really like the look of the cable. :rolleyes:

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Turns out the cable I have was for Ultimate Ears, you can tell by the connectors they have a recessed section for the sockets to sink onto. The sellers Westone cables plugs are different, what the problem was who ever moulded the hoops moulded the left side In the wrong direction which was reversing the positive / negative pins. That and the overly tight pins had me stumped.

What I did was reheat the left side hoop flipping it over and while I was there the right side for a perfect mould to me ears, then just to be safe filled the pins down a fraction for a tight but not overly tight fit.

Up and running my TF10 cable which is terribly comfortable as the hoops are now pre-moulded exactly to the curves around my ears. Sounds good too.

post #8658 of 9133

Lotta work.  Maybe you should have just turned around (faced the other direction) and put them on.  :L3000:

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Lotta work.  Maybe you should have just turned around (faced the other direction) and put them on.  L3000.gif

Haha.

Took about 15 minutes all up, I figured this is a better solution than taking a month to return it, then another month for them to ship one back. Goes to show though that buying cables from reputable cable makers you won't have these problems.
post #8660 of 9133

Ehhhh, someone getting paid a fraction of US minimum wage bent your cables the wrong way, get over it broski :P I sell $700 cell phones from the world's best known electronics manufacturers, and sometimes even they make a lemon; these things happen, and hey, your product does work the way it should!

post #8661 of 9133

On another note, my TF10s are in the mail...*drool*

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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post
 

Ehhhh, someone getting paid a fraction of US minimum wage bent your cables the wrong way, get over it broski :P I sell $700 cell phones from the world's best known electronics manufacturers, and sometimes even they make a lemon; these things happen, and hey, your product does work the way it should!


Oh no no, I'm not trying to be difficult, sorry if it appeared that way. I've purchased many eBay cables and enjoy them, just so happened this one was moulded the wrong way, it's a nice cable regardless, I really enjoy the sound and comfort levels.

My updates above were just to give a conclusion on what actually happened, not to put down the seller or makers. :smile:

Is this your first or second pair of TF10 coming to you? I don't remember.

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Second, regretfully sold the first and losing a bit of dough with the second purchase, but we pay for our mistakes; I knew it was an earphone I should hold on to, and I still let it go. Planning on enjoying it for as long as I can tolerate the fit, and I'll either reshell with InEarz or save up the extra $150 or so and do the UM quad upgrade, always thought the mids could use a bit extra something. Didn't stop me from repurchasing though :-)

What I really want is the TF10, with a bit more mids, and the Shure/new Westone mmxc connector and ergo-fit shell design. I was going to hold out for the W30, but I can't say I really enjoyed the W3 the way I hoped I would, and the TF10 was what I really was hoping for from the W3. That said, the W30 is being delayed, hopefully for tuning to dampen the midbass and bring the mids a bit forward, so we'll see what happens...

I plan on grabbing a mic cable for the TF10 once I they get here, I saw a couple on eBay I might try...
Edited by Gilly87 - 1/11/14 at 10:58pm
post #8664 of 9133
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Second, regretfully sold the first and losing a bit of dough with the second purchase, but we pay for our mistakes; I knew it was an earphone I should hold on to, and I still let it go. Planning on enjoying it for as long as I can tolerate the fit, and I'll either reshell with InEarz or save up the extra $150 or so and do the UM quad upgrade, always thought the mids could use a bit extra something. Didn't stop me from repurchasing though :-)

What I really want is the TF10, with a bit more mids, and the Shure/new Westone mmxc connector and ergo-fit shell design. I was going to hold out for the W30, but I can't say I really enjoyed the W3 the way I hoped I would, and the TF10 was what I really was hoping for from the W3. That said, the W30 is being delayed, hopefully for tuning to dampen the midbass and bring the mids a bit forward, so we'll see what happens...

I plan on grabbing a mic cable for the TF10 once I they get here, I saw a couple on eBay I might try...

Well, TF10 are becoming harder to find as each month moves forward, I highly recommend keeping your new pair as I will be. I'm rather content with mine atm, plus they're basically a classic, I've not heard another IEM do EDM quite the same as TF10. Westone 3 was decent, I found the mid bass a little forceful or over bearing at times, good enough to take my money and own a pair though.
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Yeah I definitely think the TF10 is king of EDM as far as BAs go; I've been advised that the FX700 are pretty impressive too but I'm addicted to the fast, punchy BA bass now on my high end phones. This pair won't be going anywhere, except perhaps out for reshell.

I really want to try the W30; we'll see what people say about the sound and whether or not the price comes down over the next year, I don't usually like being an early adopter, although I was with my DT770 LEs and I can't say I regret the purchase. In fact I am essentially looking for IEMs to match them.
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Well, TF10 are becoming harder to find as each month moves forward, I highly recommend keeping your new pair as I will be. I'm rather content with mine atm, plus they're basically a classic, I've not heard another IEM do EDM quite the same as TF10. Westone 3 was decent, I found the mid bass a little forceful or over bearing at times, good enough to take my money and own a pair though.
post #8666 of 9133
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Yeah I definitely think the TF10 is king of EDM as far as BAs go; I've been advised that the FX700 are pretty impressive too but I'm addicted to the fast, punchy BA bass now on my high end phones. This pair won't be going anywhere, except perhaps out for reshell.

I really want to try the W30; we'll see what people say about the sound and whether or not the price comes down over the next year, I don't usually like being an early adopter, although I was with my DT770 LEs and I can't say I regret the purchase. In fact I am essentially looking for IEMs to match them.

T-Peos H-200 would be one to compete with TF10 in EDM genres, a few TF10 owners sold their Triple - Fi on hearing H-200. I know of two others and myself who did so. That still doesn't take away TF10 being unique in excucuting EDM in a special way. They kind of sound similar.
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T-Peos H-200 would be one to compete with TF10 in EDM genres, a few TF10 owners sold their Triple - Fi on hearing H-200. I know of two others and myself who did so. That still doesn't take away TF10 being unique in excucuting EDM in a special way. They kind of sound similar.

 

I want to hear the TF10's again :(

Just curious did you do the flip mod? Or did they sit well for you in the ear

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I want to hear the TF10's again frown.gif
Just curious did you do the flip mod? Or did they sit well for you in the ear

I have no problems fitting TF10, I also believe the stock cable causes many returns of Triple-Fi, if people changed the cable to one that has hoops that can flex freely they may have a better chance. The stock cables memory wire is stiff which prevents the housing from having much play. If you check my cable top of the page the hoops are loose so the housing can relax and find its own angle rather than the stock cables rigid memory wire. And the comfort increases dramatically.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/12/14 at 9:49am
post #8669 of 9133
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Gilly Got my TF10'S sigh.

 

i resist buying another pair, i sold one pair regretted it, then bought another pair and sold them to Gilly...im glad they are going to go to someone who wants them. i have alot of iems i hope i dont regret selling them lol

 

PS. h20 thats a nice looking cable

post #8670 of 9133

About to pull the trigger on replacement cables. I've had no luck with replacement cables so far. Dark Lord cable failed after 4-5 months. Any suggestion would be very appreciated. Thanks for the help.

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