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post #91 of 1867
So, I was up till 2:30 or 3:00 AM listening to my ES3X, and for some weird reason I ended up watching Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix on my Macbook with them. These are really good for movies, and there were times like when they were in the commons room or dining hall when I would look behind me to see who was there behind me. And, parts where the bass kicks in were solid and full.

The Denon D2000 (even modded) do not have enough mids for proper movie dialog sometimes, and so the Edition 9 would come out of the flight case for movies. Basically, I don't need my Edition 9 for quiet night-time listening anymore, so those are going up on the chopping block now. I have a tentative buyer waiting for a tax refund to pay, but he says if another buyer comes along to take the money and run. Hint hint...
post #92 of 1867
thanks for the pictures Larry! So I take it the cable is detachable right? Then I won't need to worry about cables anyway since I can just buy another
post #93 of 1867
oto ease or KY jelly; which is better?
post #94 of 1867
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oto ease or KY jelly; which is better?
That all depends on how small your ear canals are.
post #95 of 1867
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thanks for the pictures Larry! So I take it the cable is detachable right? Then I won't need to worry about cables anyway since I can just buy another
Detachable.
post #96 of 1867
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oto ease or KY jelly; which is better?
Hmmm, never needed either...
post #97 of 1867
i guess i ask because i have a lot of one or the other left over and just wanted to ask if anyone else used say, for instance - KY. the audiologist i met himself uses KY type of jelly for personal listening and i thought maybe it is a good substitute.
post #98 of 1867
I would love to read a thorough review of the ES3X vs. UE11.
I think this would need its own thread.
post #99 of 1867
How are the "Heat Sensitive" ear tips compared to the hard acrylic ones?

Comfort as well as sound quality?

-Ed
post #100 of 1867
made an audiologist appointment! still not sure if i'm all-in at this point... i feel like my subconscious is trying to coax my conscious into buying these IEM's
post #101 of 1867
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How are the "Heat Sensitive" ear tips compared to the hard acrylic ones?

Comfort as well as sound quality?

-Ed
I find the ES3X more comfortable than either of my two pair of Livewires or my Freq Show. They also are more comfortable as I move my jaw around - and they are not "soft" per se' but rather just not "hard". And, my ear canals would feel sweaty and slick with the Livewires and Freq Show after they were in for a while, making my ear canals a little itchy; but I wore these ES3X for about 5 hours Tuesday night and never once got the sensation that would make me get out a q-tip and try to "dry" or scratch my ear canals like with my old customs.

There is no going back for me, I've been spoiled...
post #102 of 1867
Sounds like a good compromise between hard shell acrylic and foamies.

Haven't had too much problems with sweaty ears AFAIK, though. But that's good to know.
post #103 of 1867
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i guess i ask because i have a lot of one or the other left over and just wanted to ask if anyone else used say, for instance - KY. the audiologist i met himself uses KY type of jelly for personal listening and i thought maybe it is a good substitute.
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post #104 of 1867
I've never heard of using KY for ears, heard of it for others things
post #105 of 1867
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
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