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post #106 of 1867
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
HeadphoneAddict, I have a rather odd (stupid?) question & request for you.

Would you please check if the grey silicon tips can be used with the ES3X. I know they're meant to be custom IEMs, and you need to have ear impressions, but I'm considering getting them, and may have to wait for a while until to have impressions done, and so, I'd be using the grey tips in the meantime.

Thanks
????

Use the grey tips with what?
post #107 of 1867
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
HeadphoneAddict, I have a rather odd (stupid?) question & request for you.

Would you please check if the grey silicon tips can be used with the ES3X. I know they're meant to be custom IEMs, and you need to have ear impressions, but I'm considering getting them, and may have to wait for a while until to have impressions done, and so, I'd be using the grey tips in the meantime.

Thanks
Custom IEM's don't work that way. The tip is molded onto the IEM and isn't user replaceable like a non-custom IEM.

You could always pick up the Westone 3 and then resell when you are ready for the ES3x.
post #108 of 1867
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????

Use the grey tips with what?
Use the W3 grey soft silicon tips with the ES3X, while waiting for a 1-3 months to get the custom tips for the ES3X.
post #109 of 1867
You have to send impressions in and then wait for westone to send the e3x to u, which is totally customised to your ear. you can't just get a e3x.
post #110 of 1867
eeerrrmmmm....the body of the ES3X IS the tip; just like all full customs; thats why there is no resale value whatsoever. as no-one else can wear them, thus the label custom. i'm afraid you wont be getting anything until you get impressions done
post #111 of 1867
So how do these compare to Er4p's?
post #112 of 1867
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You have to send impressions in and then wait for westone to send the e3x to u, which is totally customised to your ear. you can't just get a e3x.
So, what exactly do you get for $850?
Does that mean you pay extra for the ear impressions, which are then sent to Westone, who then in turn send the whole custom IEM to you? Is that right?
post #113 of 1867
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
So, what exactly do you get for $850?
Does that mean you pay extra for the ear impressions, which are then sent to Westone, who then in turn send the whole custom IEM to you? Is that right?
If you order through a authorized westone dealer they send the IEM back to your audiologist for fit, but yes, basically what you said
post #114 of 1867
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
HeadphoneAddict, I have a rather odd (stupid?) question & request for you.

Would you please check if the grey silicon tips can be used with the ES3X. I know they're meant to be custom IEMs, and you need to have ear impressions, but I'm considering getting them, and may have to wait for a while until to have impressions done, and so, I'd be using the grey tips in the meantime.

Thanks
Impossible. Have you seen the photos? They are only shipped out after an impression of the ear is sent in, and the casing is molded into a shape exactly like the inside of the ear canal - you add even 0.2mm in thickness and you'd ruin the whole fit. Everyones canals are different and you can't typically swap these from person to person either. These do not come in a universal fit model, and have their own unique drivers and crossover (share one driver with the Westone 3 and that is it).
post #115 of 1867
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Impossible. Have you seen the photos? They are only shipped out after an impression of the ear is sent in, and the casing is molded into a shape exactly like the inside of the ear canal - you add even 0.2mm in thickness and you'd ruin the whole fit. Everyones canals are different and you can't typically swap these from person to person either. These do not come in a universal fit model, and have their own unique drivers and crossover (share one driver with the Westone 3 and that is it).
Thanks, again.
Yes, I did get confused with the UM56 which can be used with Universal IEMs, and the ES3X which is NOT a Universal IEM - so, in the end you paid $850 + cost of ear impressions, right?
post #116 of 1867
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Thanks, again.
Yes, I did get confused with the UM56 which can be used with Universal IEMs, and the ES3X which is NOT a Universal IEM - so, in the end you paid $850 + cost of ear impressions, right?
sorry... but we talk abaout 20$?! confused...

regards
Luigi
post #117 of 1867
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Originally Posted by papa-luigi View Post
sorry... but we talk abaout 20$?! confused...

regards
Luigi
Hi there,
Sorry, but don't know what your asking/ saying.
post #118 of 1867
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Thanks, again.
Yes, I did get confused with the UM56 which can be used with Universal IEMs, and the ES3X which is NOT a Universal IEM - so, in the end you paid $850 + cost of ear impressions, right?
Check around and you can usually find an audiologist/Westone dealer who will do the impressions for free if you buy the IEM from them. Before he retired in 2007, my old audiologist only charged me $70 for my UM56 (although I had spent $30 x 2 for impressions for other IEM with him before).
post #119 of 1867
sadly there's only one westone dealer on oahu lol
post #120 of 1867
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Check around and you can usually find an audiologist/Westone dealer who will do the impressions for free if you buy the IEM from them. Before he retired in 2007, my old audiologist only charged me $70 for my UM56 (although I had spent $30 x 2 for impressions for other IEM with him before).
True.. When I bought a pair of Musician's earplugs from my audiologist, I wanted one more pair of molds so that I could order the Livewires. My audiologists did it for free because "this service is not in the price list"
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