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Hey all. Was listening with my 111s today and all of a sudden the vol. in the left side dropped compared to the right. First thing I did was change filters.... no joy. Even without the filters in I can hear that the right side is much louder than the left. Tried the old reliable 'jiggle the cable' trick with no luck either. I'm wondering since its really hot & humid today if maybe some moisture/sweat managed to seep in. Got em in a jar with some of that dessicant stuff right now.

Anybody have any other suggestions to relay?

I've experienced the same situation before when moisture sips into the IEM. All I did was to let it completely dry out a couple of days and everything returns to normal again
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I've experienced the same situation before when moisture sips into the IEM. All I did was to let it completely dry out a couple of days and everything returns to normal again

I tried drying em for a few hrs, but it made no difference. While trying to figure what next, I cranked up the volume, and the earpiece made a click/pop noise (kinda like a vinyl scratch) and then everything was back to normal. So far so good. Hopefully they hold out. They suckiest thing was that a few months back Headphonebar got a shipment (small) of pfe012 for $65, but I decided I didn't need another pair. If only I knew.....

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Regarding the filters: I got tired of cleaning them on a regular basis so I tried using the PFEs without filter by EQing my source. I use the Google music app EQ so it's not very accurate (basically I'm setting all the frequences above 1 khz at -15 db!) but it makes them quite enjoyable to listen to. They sound less muffled this way than with my 5 years old filters. Glad I can still enjoy these IEMs anyway.

 

Now I'm wondering what IEMs should I buy to replace them when they break down, maybe some Earsonics SM64? Any opinion from former PFE owners? :) 

 

If you want a similar sound to the pfe112, the zero audio tenore isn't far off if you get a pair that has more neutral bass. otherwise, some sets vary in the bass and you might get a slightly bassier pair that is still very linear in the treble. For a consistent sound, the kc06 by ostry is at least in the same vein as the pfe112. A bit darker, but really no less detailed. I might even prefer it. Not sure though. Both are very neutral-ish thought and the ostry is only $50. But definitely don't judge it by the price. It's up there with the best.

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I have a brand new pair of 132's for sale in the for sale forum if anyone is interested they have been there for a really long long time.
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I am about to list my pair of 232 with 2 of the regular cables no volume control cable. They r in great condition and I also have a brand new kit of black filters. $350
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It appears this thread is turning into a classified thread, so here is my pair of PFE-232

http://www.head-fi.org/t/728458/audeo-pfe-232-phonak-iems-add-with-lots-of-grey-filters-and-tips

You can buy extra grey filters with that if you like ;-)
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

 

If you want a similar sound to the pfe112, the zero audio tenore isn't far off if you get a pair that has more neutral bass. otherwise, some sets vary in the bass and you might get a slightly bassier pair that is still very linear in the treble. For a consistent sound, the kc06 by ostry is at least in the same vein as the pfe112. A bit darker, but really no less detailed. I might even prefer it. Not sure though. Both are very neutral-ish thought and the ostry is only $50. But definitely don't judge it by the price. It's up there with the best.


Thanks for the suggestion! I see I have a lot to catch up since the last time I visited Head-fi. The Ostrys look like a bargain!

 

The PFEs are really terrific without the filters, I adjusted the mids (1khz) as well in order to make them sound darker/flatter. Wondering if the current top dogs really have better detail than these.

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