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post #76 of 368
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There are risks. But it's up to you.

What's the reason behind the tip-only thought?
post #77 of 368
Trying to keep the IEMs as flush as possible so they remain comfortable when I lay down with them. That's not a problem with universal tips, but with full-shell customs, they don't sit as flush. With canal-only, they are more flush than full-shell (though it is debatable whether it is as flush as universal tips).

-Ed
post #78 of 368
Thread Starter 
Yea, it really depends.

If you lay down with your IEMs, won't you want fall asleep (especially with the laidback - IE8)? and its easy to break them that way.
post #79 of 368
EdwardNg,

If you live in the USA, I suggest buying from Listenhear instead. They have great customer service, offers both hard (acrylic?) and soft (silicon), and their pricing is really really good @ 79.99 USD. They will also make customs for any IEMs (I'm making mine for 530s), and that they keep your impressions on their database for 2 years (can be longer but I think you have to pay a small extra fee.) They are doing the deep // full silicon for me, but I haven't asked them if they can do shallow // tip only.

I realize that ACS already got your impressions already, but I think you might want to consider requesting ACS to send the impressions back to Listenhear... since 194 dollars + cost for impression is much more expensive than 79.99 + impressions... Not to mention that dealing with fellow US companies are much easier than international.
post #80 of 368
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Originally Posted by younglee200 View Post
EdwardNg,

If you live in the USA, I suggest buying ...... much more expensive than 79.99 + impressions... Not to mention that dealing with fellow US companies are much easier than international.
Would you mind showing us your pair once it's done? I've never seen their product before. Thanks!
post #81 of 368
X2. Is much cheaper than ACS But Im not the one taking the risk first (and cheap could mean expensive if the product is not good enough)
post #82 of 368
Thread Starter 
Risk - is the word . heh
post #83 of 368
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Originally Posted by ottoyu34 View Post
Yea, it really depends.

If you lay down with your IEMs, won't you want fall asleep (especially with the laidback - IE8)? and its easy to break them that way.
I don't move enough when I fall sleep to break IEMs that are flush; that being said, I don't fall asleep easily with music playing.

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Originally Posted by younglee200 View Post
EdwardNg,

If you live in the USA, I suggest buying from Listenhear instead. They have great customer service, offers both hard (acrylic?) and soft (silicon), and their pricing is really really good @ 79.99 USD. They will also make customs for any IEMs (I'm making mine for 530s), and that they keep your impressions on their database for 2 years (can be longer but I think you have to pay a small extra fee.) They are doing the deep // full silicon for me, but I haven't asked them if they can do shallow // tip only.

I realize that ACS already got your impressions already, but I think you might want to consider requesting ACS to send the impressions back to Listenhear... since 194 dollars + cost for impression is much more expensive than 79.99 + impressions... Not to mention that dealing with fellow US companies are much easier than international.
Thanks, younglee; I appreciate the advice and I did read about them in another thread only after I sent off my impressions to the UK, but since there are already members who have tested the ACS tips with the IE8, I'd like to go this route for now. If for any reason I feel not fully satisfied with either the ACS tips for my IE8s and/or the UM56 tips for my Westone 3s, I already have plans to hit up Starkey (ListenHear).

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Originally Posted by Bolardito View Post
X2. Is much cheaper than ACS But Im not the one taking the risk first (and cheap could mean expensive if the product is not good enough)
I think there were one or two members, mentioned in a different thread, who have and enjoy tips from Starkey/ListenHear, but if I am not mistaken, they were not with the IE8s, but other model IEMs. Correct me if I'm wrong, anybody...

-Ed
post #84 of 368
ListenHear actually listed IE series as supported IEM for custom tip
post #85 of 368
Yes, but no members have actually tried their IE8 tips. It's like saying McDonald's makes meatloaf--it's on their menu, but nobody has eaten it to say if it's any good, know what I mean?

-Ed
post #86 of 368
Thread Starter 
You guys can give them a try actually.

Alienears make custom tips also
post #87 of 368
True...kind of like getting out of college and looking for a job. They want people with experience, but how does anybody get experience if nobody hires people without experience?

Like I said...if the UM56 and/or the ACS tips don't fully satisfy, Starkey is definitely next on my list to try.

But, I won't try any more custom tips until I receive the UMX3s that I preordered and tried them out. If I am happy enough with their sound, with the UM56 tips in particular, I'm done looking for custom tips.

-Ed
post #88 of 368
Everybody does their cost differential differently. If ACS seems like the safer route to Edward and he is willing to pay more for that, that's all good.


But I've done my side of the research at Starkeys // Listenhear as well, and my local audiologist as well as small online reviews says they're a very reputable company, and that was good enough for me.

Ill be sure to post my impressions around here too when I get them
post #89 of 368
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Originally Posted by younglee200 View Post
Everybody does their cost differential differently. If ACS seems like the safer route to Edward and he is willing to pay more for that, that's all good.


But I've done my side of the research at Starkeys // Listenhear as well, and my local audiologist as well as small online reviews says they're a very reputable company, and that was good enough for me.

Ill be sure to post my impressions around here too when I get them
looking forward for your impressions.
post #90 of 368
i took the starkey (listenhear) customs route and will see how it goes..
Btw i did my impressions with closed jaws..will that be good enough?
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