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post #16 of 2281
I'm very interested to that removable memory wires, great idea, i think they can fit my SE530 cables and the most IEMs cables around.

But i can't see these accessories sold on their website...
Am i the only one?
post #17 of 2281
Their website seems kind of buggy, especially because of that popup/cookie country selection. Maybe you should email them directly, it's easier.

Price is $8 for 3 sets of silicone ear guides, AFAIK. And yes, they fit the SE530 just fine.
post #18 of 2281
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Their website seems kind of buggy, especially because of that popup/cookie country selection. Maybe you should email them directly, it's easier.

Price is $8 for 3 sets of silicone ear guides, AFAIK. And yes, they fit the SE530 just fine.
Yes i noticed this. The strange thing i can't see a buy section or some kind of prices

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Price is $8 for 3 sets of silicone ear guides, AFAIK. And yes, they fit the SE530 just fine.
Very good price, about 5 euros to protect SE530 cables is a very good thing.
post #19 of 2281
Really interested in the ear guides too, but entering the website under the global/English setting I am unable to find anyway to order the pieces too
post #20 of 2281
You may try the following link:
AudéoWorld PFE Shopping Cart

I have bought a set of three pairs from an audiologist in Zurich, Switzerland. The ear guides do a perfect job with cables up to a diameter of about 1 mm. With stronger ones (like those of the Shure SE310) they still work but the grip on the cable isn't ideal and the cable tends to come loose on the one side (towards to phones). Still, they improve the way the (SE310) cables sit behind the ears and they protect them from being bent and torn open.

Edit: I just realized that while you can enter home addresses all over the world on their web site shipping is supported only to the USA and Canada.
post #21 of 2281
The review of the Audéo earphones by Martin/dfkt on anythingbutipod is truly excellent (thanks!). I have bought the Audéos a week ago and used them intensively ever since. I find Martin's description of the earphones and their sound signature to be very accurate. Let me just add a few comments. While the sound with the black filters is much as described in the review, I find the grey filters to be virtually unusable. They make the phones just too bright. Even with the black filters the level of detail in mid to high frequencies is on par and even higher than with the Etymotic ER4S. For some type of music I felt inclined to reduce treble intensity above 9 kHz by up to 6 dB (on my rockboxed iPod). On the other hand near perfect live recordings like “A fortnight in France” by Patricia Barber, “Are we there yet” by Sara K. or the live part of “Hell freezes over” by the Eagles come to life in an almost shocking and frightening way! Guitars and cymbals are to die for and spatiality is clearly improved over the Etys.
The supplied silicone tips work pretty well, the one pair of complys that comes with the Audéos was, however, too small for my ears. I’d warmly recommend using Shure black foam sleeves on them. These have to be widened slightly for mounting but after that they sit perfectly tight on the nozzle. The black foam tips - for me - give better isolation than any of the supplied sleeves while remaining perfectly comfortable. Comfort of the Audéos is really good. They are so light and their shape fits my (pretty large) ears so good, I forget about wearing them soon after having put them in place. As Martin stated, keeping them on while sleeping in bed is not that good an idea but apart from that their fit is in fact almost perfect.
post #22 of 2281
Glad you enjoy them.

How did you widen the Shure Olives to use them on the Phonaks? I tried removing the entire plastic tube inside, but that didn't work.
post #23 of 2281
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How did you widen the Shure Olives to use them on the Phonaks? I tried removing the entire plastic tube inside, but that didn't work.
I used a Pentel lead pencil. Pressing its conical metal tip gently into the tube of the foam olive widens it enough to put it on the Audéos' nozzle. There the tube tightens within seconds and lets the olive sit firmly.
post #24 of 2281
I've just put these on my short list to buy when they get to the USA. Phonak has a long history in the auditory science field...their IEM's can only get better with time.
post #25 of 2281
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Originally Posted by chi2 View Post
You may try the following link:
AudéoWorld PFE Shopping Cart

I have bought a set of three pairs from an audiologist in Zurich, Switzerland. The ear guides do a perfect job with cables up to a diameter of about 1 mm. With stronger ones (like those of the Shure SE310) they still work but the grip on the cable isn't ideal and the cable tends to come loose on the one side (towards to phones). Still, they improve the way the (SE310) cables sit behind the ears and they protect them from being bent and torn open.

Edit: I just realized that while you can enter home addresses all over the world on their web site shipping is supported only to the USA and Canada.
Thanks for the link But unfortunately for some reason no matter which setting I used the site always redirect back to the main page instead of the online store
post #26 of 2281
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I used a Pentel lead pencil. Pressing its conical metal tip gently into the tube of the foam olive widens it enough to put it on the Audéos' nozzle. There the tube tightens within seconds and lets the olive sit firmly.
Excellent idea. I took the brute force way: used some combi-pliers, heavy-duty pincers, and a vice... love the result. And nobody got harmed in the process.

post #27 of 2281
Hey dfkt, interested in your impressions of the Phonak vs. the SF5 for SQ. Thanks!
post #28 of 2281
The Phonaks are pretty much better in every aspect than the SF5v2... some aspects more, some less. Or do you mean the SF5Pro? It's still the same result, though.
post #29 of 2281
IMO the Phonaks do rival some of the best IEMs. For a very long time I used to adore and almost exclusively listen to the Etymotic ER4S. I then switched to the UE Triple.fis which I liked better for many genres - mainly due to their better bass and the wider Soundstage. A week ago I purchased the Westone 3s and have given these much listening time. All of these IEMs have their strengths and weaknesses. The Etys only sound (really) good with Jazz when they receive a boost of 6 to 9 dB in the frequency range below 60Hz. The triple.fis have a much wider soundstage than the Etys and also very airy highs, but these tend to be too prominent leading me to attenuate them most of the time (minus 6 dB above 9kHz). The Westones have very good bass but the midrange is severely lacking, with female voices sounding surprisingly disappointing. Their highs are quite ok but not as extended and refined as those of the Etys and the Triple.fis. Compared to these three IEMs the Phonaks do an amazing job! With the black filters and Shure black foam olives mounted they have a sound signature that somewhat resembles the Stax Lambdas (SR-202 to 404). Don’t get me wrong: they definitely don’t have the Lambdas’ resolution and refinement, but they are able to produce real 25 Hz! Contrabasses sound spectacular on the Phonaks and so do cymbals. Just listen to Patricia Barber’s live version of „blue prelude“ or „Norwegan wood“ on „A Fortnight in France“. The Phonaks provide the energy that is needed to give music the touch of the real. The midrange is not in the same league as the bass and the highs, but still better than what the Westones can deliver. The Phonak’s best feature however is their soundstage. It is nothing short of stunning. It’s even larger than the one of the Triple.fis and much more true than the one of the Westones. The Phonaks are not the perfect IEMs but of those mentioned above they make the music sound and feel most “real”.
post #30 of 2281
Great summary, and I agree: as far as IEMs go, the Phonaks do a lot of things right. For the price it's a no-brainer, I only rate my UE11 higher than the Phonaks for overall sound enjoyment. Keeping in mind that they're no full-sized phones but IEMs, they sure are worth it compared to many "big brand" names and higher priced products.
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