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post #61 of 1867
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
Likewise, curious, how much did you guys pay for them HPA/Sasaki?
I was told the price for the ES3X is US$850.
post #62 of 1867
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Originally Posted by Sasaki View Post
I was told the price for the ES3X is US$850.
yeah; I dont see them bringing the price down anywhere for customs . since they dont actually keep any in stock; they have to pay the same dealers price every time I imagine. so retail it is
post #63 of 1867
Ah one question, can the ES3X be used over the ear or are they already capable of that?
post #64 of 1867
I believe by default they are meant to be worn over the ears
post #65 of 1867
Thread Starter 
Well, I just finished my appointment with the Audiologist who happens to also be a Westone Dealer. I ordered the custom art Tye-Dye, so we will see if they look good in person. He told me that the MSRP on the IEM is $850 and the Custom Art was $80. I should get them in about two weeks!!!!

Ruby
post #66 of 1867
nice, since these are going to be my first customs I'm gonna get mine with a penguin on them
post #67 of 1867
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Yeah, posting an hour later and still listening to them...

"snip" There is a slightly bit of hiss with the volume turned down with Blutarsky's Apogee Duet but not enough to be bothersome once the music starts, and that is of course the fault of the Duet. I can also get very quit listening volumes with those without having to deal with channel imbalance at the low end of the volume knob until they are so low that the sound is almost gone.
Hey Larry, the Duet is dead silent with HP1000, PS-1s and my ES-2s try looking at the ICs, I've has issues with cables introducing noise -remember the Denver meet and Mikhail's R10s?
post #68 of 1867
beautiful thread guys. well, i won't join the big leagues but i will sleek custom it!
post #69 of 1867
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Originally Posted by Blutarsky View Post
Hey Larry, the Duet is dead silent with HP1000, PS-1s and my ES-2s try looking at the ICs, I've has issues with cables introducing noise -remember the Denver meet and Mikhail's R10s?
To listen to the Duet I'm using a Firewire cable from the Apple Store by your house, with the 800 plug on one end and the Firewire 400 plug on the other, then plugging the ES3X directly into the Duet headphone out with a stubby 1/4" adapter. It is a very low level of hiss with the volume turned down, but like I said before it isn't enough to interfere with quiet music. It's more like "unplug headphone = silence", "plug in headphone absence of silence".
post #70 of 1867
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Original by HeadphoneAddict: Well, Blutarsky has the ES2 and loves the heat activated ear canal portion. I'm just a little OCD about my stuff, and it "seemed weird" for my to think about owning them made from 2 materials, even if it might actually be better.
Ha I see you went with the heat activated ear canal after all! I was a little worried about it myself (although not for the same reason) I was afraid the mixed material it may not be durable when I ordered my ES2s. Turns out they are very durable, too rigid to deform under normal storage conditions - even in a small bag in my pocket - for short periods. They are extremely comfortable, I've worn them for 6-8 hours without any conscious thought they are installed.

I wouldn't / won't hesitate to get them on my ES3X -- now if I could decide on a color.... I need to differentiate these form my black ES2s...
post #71 of 1867
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
To listen to the Duet I'm using a Firewire cable from the Apple Store by your house, with the 800 plug on one end and the Firewire 400 plug on the other, then plugging the ES3X directly into the Duet headphone out with a stubby 1/4" adapter. It is a very low level of hiss with the volume turned down, but like I said before it isn't enough to interfere with quiet music. It's more like "unplug headphone = silence", "plug in headphone absence of silence".
Hmm.. do you have a shielded firewire cable to try rather than the apple "white" cables? This is a bummer, I hope something isn't wrong with the duet. One of the things I really liked about it was its blackness.

Sorry for the OT, I'll move this to email....
post #72 of 1867
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Originally Posted by Blutarsky View Post
Hmm.. do you have a shielded firewire cable to try rather than the apple "white" cables? This is a bummer, I hope something isn't wrong with the duet. One of the things I really liked about it was its blackness.

Sorry for the OT, I'll move this to email....
I'll try it on my 1 yr old Macbook Core 2 Duo that I handed down to the kids, using your firewire 400 cable. A firewire cable to plug in a FW400 device into a computer with an FW800 port isn't something I see laying around on store shelves. I might just have more sensitive ears or something, as it is a very quiet hiss.
post #73 of 1867
Still trying to figure out the Macro on this stupid Nikon, as it doesn't always focus on the subject of the photo. I specifically requested "long ear-canals" because my other three customs sounded best with long ear canals and Freq had to redo mine once for that.















post #74 of 1867
very nice, i wonder if i should try the long ear canals too since i do stick my PFEs quite in there.
post #75 of 1867
HeadphoneAddict/ Sasaki,
Is there a difference in (build) quality between the ES3X and the W3 cable?
Thanks
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