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post #9121 of 9133
Received my FiiO spc (MP4) and have to say,first thing impressed me,wow that microphonics.....Im not convinced at all with this model (as of now).......gonna try next, sunicky and lunashops.....my friendly advice to those who looking for replacement cable first time,just get the $15-$18 cables from those 2 guys,as far as budget and quality goes.....wld've bought 2 cables for the same price spent on this fiio :-( but if its really what fiio claims about the cable and better than those available from them, its worth a shot except that microphonics.....otherwise its as good as electronics (amp/dac-amp)...from our james. biggrin.gif
post #9122 of 9133

you can use shirt clip to eliminate the microphonics. that's what I did...

post #9123 of 9133
I used vsd3s ear hooks/guides for a change as the new cable being so springy and pops out....reason being the tranparent tube used for curve is not strong enough as UE's mem wire (a piece of metal wire used to bend in desired shape)....doing so,it did stay ok to an acceptable level,I wld say, from popping....

And replaced brainwavz grey tips (M of S1) with vsd3s's bi-flange,the result is little evident in contributing snug fit,so a little bass recovered due to it, to my ears....the insertion is bit tricky as the tf10's nozzles are double the tip's tube dia...so while unplugging/replacing these,should hold the blue portion of the ear piece,the larger side to be precise grip, than the black back,gently.....
post #9124 of 9133

Just had to replace my stock UE TF10i cable, and after much deliberation opted for a reasonably cheap cable on ebay (about £25 GBP / $40 US).

 

The new cable has a heavy duty clear plastic coating, AND there is no memory wire around the cables to hold the IEMs in the correct position in my ear – anyone who knows these earphones will appreciate the difference in quality of sound channelled into your ear drums when they are positioned ever so slightly incorrectly. I can feel the cable wanting to pop the IEMs out of my ear and generally after a minute or two and the cable succeeds!

 

I’m thinking of using a couple of bits of wire (from the inside of those twisty tie cables) and some heatshrink tubing to make my own memory wire / guides. Has anyone done this before, or have any better ideas?! Other than that I need to sit there and hold the IEMs in place. I’ve noticed some people use a bead or something to strap under the chin which might also help.

 

Any feedback appreciated. Cheers.

post #9125 of 9133
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Originally Posted by jonbtf10 View Post
 

Just had to replace my stock UE TF10i cable, and after much deliberation opted for a reasonably cheap cable on ebay (about £25 GBP / $40 US).

 

The new cable has a heavy duty clear plastic coating, AND there is no memory wire around the cables to hold the IEMs in the correct position in my ear – anyone who knows these earphones will appreciate the difference in quality of sound channelled into your ear drums when they are positioned ever so slightly incorrectly. I can feel the cable wanting to pop the IEMs out of my ear and generally after a minute or two and the cable succeeds!

 

I’m thinking of using a couple of bits of wire (from the inside of those twisty tie cables) and some heatshrink tubing to make my own memory wire / guides. Has anyone done this before, or have any better ideas?! Other than that I need to sit there and hold the IEMs in place. I’ve noticed some people use a bead or something to strap under the chin which might also help.

 

Any feedback appreciated. Cheers.

 

None of my cables have memory wire like the old days. I find they stay on fine using the chin slider/piece. But mine are also made into customs, which helps them fit better of course.

post #9126 of 9133
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Originally Posted by jonbtf10 View Post
 

Just had to replace my stock UE TF10i cable, and after much deliberation opted for a reasonably cheap cable on ebay (about £25 GBP / $40 US).

 

The new cable has a heavy duty clear plastic coating, AND there is no memory wire around the cables to hold the IEMs in the correct position in my ear – anyone who knows these earphones will appreciate the difference in quality of sound channelled into your ear drums when they are positioned ever so slightly incorrectly. I can feel the cable wanting to pop the IEMs out of my ear and generally after a minute or two and the cable succeeds!

 

I’m thinking of using a couple of bits of wire (from the inside of those twisty tie cables) and some heatshrink tubing to make my own memory wire / guides. Has anyone done this before, or have any better ideas?! Other than that I need to sit there and hold the IEMs in place. I’ve noticed some people use a bead or something to strap under the chin which might also help.

 

Any feedback appreciated. Cheers.

Some IEM's like the Vsonic VSD's come with ear loops the go over the wire and your ear.  Works great on after market cables. 

http://penonaudio.com/Earphones/In-ear-earphone/HiFi/VSONIC-VSD3

You can see them in the accessory pictures.  I am sure you can buy them separate somewhere.....  If not, the VDS3 makes a good everyday walking around IEM.


Edited by Eric95M - 10/29/14 at 12:18pm
post #9127 of 9133
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Originally Posted by jonbtf10 View Post

Just had to replace my stock UE TF10i cable, and after much deliberation opted for a reasonably cheap cable on ebay (about £25 GBP / $40 US).

The new cable has a heavy duty clear plastic coating, AND there is no memory wire around the cables to hold the IEMs in the correct position in my ear – anyone who knows these earphones will appreciate the difference in quality of sound channelled into your ear drums when they are positioned ever so slightly incorrectly. I can feel the cable wanting to pop the IEMs out of my ear and generally after a minute or two and the cable succeeds!

I’m thinking of using a couple of bits of wire (from the inside of those twisty tie cables) and some heatshrink tubing to make my own memory wire / guides. Has anyone done this before, or have any better ideas?! Other than that I need to sit there and hold the IEMs in place. I’ve noticed some people use a bead or something to strap under the chin which might also help.

Any feedback appreciated. Cheers.

yes you can try that out as its being done externally,imo....
post #9128 of 9133
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonbtf10 View Post
 

Just had to replace my stock UE TF10i cable, and after much deliberation opted for a reasonably cheap cable on ebay (about £25 GBP / $40 US).

 

The new cable has a heavy duty clear plastic coating, AND there is no memory wire around the cables to hold the IEMs in the correct position in my ear – anyone who knows these earphones will appreciate the difference in quality of sound channelled into your ear drums when they are positioned ever so slightly incorrectly. I can feel the cable wanting to pop the IEMs out of my ear and generally after a minute or two and the cable succeeds!

 

I’m thinking of using a couple of bits of wire (from the inside of those twisty tie cables) and some heatshrink tubing to make my own memory wire / guides. Has anyone done this before, or have any better ideas?! Other than that I need to sit there and hold the IEMs in place. I’ve noticed some people use a bead or something to strap under the chin which might also help.

 

Any feedback appreciated. Cheers.



What happens if you heat the cable with a hair dryer and form an ear hook?

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Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/30/14 at 1:51am
post #9129 of 9133

How long do these generally last? With very careful use, will the internals 'give-out' after a certain number of hours? I was thinking about reshelling my TF10s, but do not want to risk them dying right after the reshell.

post #9130 of 9133
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How long do these generally last? With very careful use, will the internals 'give-out' after a certain number of hours? I was thinking about reshelling my TF10s, but do not want to risk them dying right after the reshell.

 

Never read anyone complain driver failure, because of usage. but then head'fier normally would have multiple IEM and TF10 may not get all head time.

 

As long as you treat it good, it will last more than 5 years IMO. 

post #9131 of 9133
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Originally Posted by junkers View Post
 

How long do these generally last? With very careful use, will the internals 'give-out' after a certain number of hours? I was thinking about reshelling my TF10s, but do not want to risk them dying right after the reshell.

 

I've had mine for 4 years now, no problems.

post #9132 of 9133

I had mine for over 4 years as well. It doesn't get that much head time, and works perfectly. But concerns regarding quality are not unfounded. I had the nozzle assembly come apart from the body at one point. It took mighty fine application of gorilla glue to get that part back in. It wasn't broken.. I think the glue used just got old and came apart. As for internal failure, I have no issues. I also have the RC cable from FIIO and using the shirt clip eliminates the microphonics. Sound quality is quite good. I wouldn't put it ahead of pure silver cables, but at this price point, I think it's a very good cable. I had the ES8 Jaben cable before this one and the insulating layer started to crack after 2 years. I only noticed when I got an unpleasant mild shock in the neck area and found the wires to be bare. Anyway, ES8 cables cost more and didn't last very long. I like the quality of the RC cables as well. Good stuff. 

post #9133 of 9133
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Originally Posted by junkers View Post

How long do these generally last? With very careful use, will the internals 'give-out' after a certain number of hours? I was thinking about reshelling my TF10s, but do not want to risk them dying right after the reshell.

The internals wont die....as the build is stellar....but may be bit cautious is advisbale while replacing tips,cables (pins).....other than that it breathes good.....there were instances where the glued portions came off BUT its not broken (may be one in a 10000 earphones?) ...some sent to re-shelling,some sold as-is condition and some wisely glued them back......but no complaints about drivers died or issues with x-over,that I know of......coz if the drivers and x-over failed we wont able to re-shell.....unless otherwise if a situation arise you can re-shell,like constant fit issues,shell broken or beyond fixable by self etc else its not needed and you are good to save that money,I wld say.....but again its all personal preference.....
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