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Custom IEM questions

post #1 of 5
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How easy is it to pop custom IEMs in and out? I currently have a set of Ety-4s that I use at work and have to pop them in and out maybe once an hour (on average). Would UE10 or 11s be just as easy to pop in and out?

Also, I noticed that almost all IEM response plots drop off at 16Khz. Is this a limitation of IEMs? I have not noticed a problem with high frequencies on my Ety's (and yes, I can hear over 16Khz).
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Originally Posted by Greg_R View Post
How easy is it to pop custom IEMs in and out? I currently have a set of Ety-4s that I use at work and have to pop them in and out maybe once an hour (on average). Would UE10 or 11s be just as easy to pop in and out?

Also, I noticed that almost all IEM response plots drop off at 16KHz. Is this a limitation of IEMs? I have not noticed a problem with high frequencies on my Ety's (and yes, I can hear over 16Khz).
All armature drivers I know off, including the Ety's drop the freq at 16-17KHz approximately, we are still waiting for the miracle...

About the other question, well, I used IEM custom for a few weeks and honestly they are as easy to insert and remove as any other. The major problem with me was the fit, and to have another around that will give me nothing extra over the ones I already had.
IMO, it is extremely hard to get the proper fit, and to say that they will give you a better seal, or better sound, it is IMO a myth to justify that you like them...period...IMO there is no possibility and I experienced that for myself after trying and trying them, than a solid material will adjust better than a soft one to the human tissue and all the movements of the head muscles, or will give you the fit that any universal IEM gives you (in case you do find them comfortable, and that IMO is a matter of luck, if the universal fit is coincidentally the size that is adequate for your ear channel, for the ones that are not so lucky they may find better a customized solution) but if your are good with a universal fit, I suggest you to stay there and do not bother to try a custom solution, or at least if you do, try a place you can return them in case you do not like the results, sound wise or confortwise...
post #3 of 5
One:

It's just a twist and push


After you've done it a few times it becomes second nature. It feels like it just pops into place and they almost never need further adjustment

The one thing I would recommend however would be a Shure PTH (Push to Hear) if you often get interupted it will save you from the bother of removing and replacing your IEMs every time you want to talk to someone
post #4 of 5
One point I will have to agree with SovKiller on is the external sound isolation. I do feel that the customs give a more solid seal and IMHO a slightly greater sound attenuation. Now I say slightly better because I'm just as happy with the sound attenuation of my Senns,UE SF 5pros, and Sleeks, but IMHO the SQ, Bass response, and long term comfort is much better with the Customs. The downside is trying to sleep with customs.

Don't even think about it! they are way too big and hard. I always default to my Senn CX500's for bedtime..
post #5 of 5
haha wow.. I really need the PTH badly... walking to class on campus is brutal because I run into like 5 people each time.

Grrrr gets so frustrating it makes me wanna just pretend I never see them
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