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post #3241 of 3892

Yeh I like the mids on the merlin. They are a little bit recessed but maintain an incredible clarity and smoothness. Maybe a bit too smooth sometimes as vocals are presented as if someone was singing to you personally in a room without any microphone. Sometimes it would be nice if they sensationalised the vocals(some tracks need a bit of that) but the clarity is incredible and overall feels like it's been tuned like that and is quite cohesive. I'll be able to compare to the miracles when they arrive :)

post #3242 of 3892
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Originally Posted by Evilcalyptic View Post

after owning a plethera of CIEMs i wish i could write reviews. but i suck at that. its a shame i could make a lot of good ones. I have compaired almost every mainstream CIEM in the books.
I have to say i favor UM's sound over most others... well the miracle and mage that is... the merlin needs a bit of work in the mid section.


You should do it anyways - make it humorous so that you won't feel the pressure to be a know-it-all audiophile guru. I'm sure everybody would appreciate your thoughts considering your arsenal, past and present.

post #3243 of 3892
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Originally Posted by svyr View Post

the funny thing is, the fr charts are very similar for miracle. and Merlin, if you don't consider the lower end. (so it's more of a perception?)
I heard both units as demos (well, one was a SM3x6 tuned as Miracle), and I thought the difference was mainly the bass. (sure the relative amount will affect your perception of mids and highs)
heh, I like the mage and miracle sound a lot as well. If only UM could get orders right...

no no, the merlin uses different mid drivers from the miracle... they cannot handle the same as the miracle can, I have been an avid miracle owner, and currently own 3, i have owned a total of 5 and the merlin is vastly different with the exception of the highs. but it departs from UMs house sound considerably

the miracle is much cleaner than the merlin, especially with heavier music like deathmetal. the merlin has a minor amount of distortion in that area. the bass is pure awesomness though.

i think the merlin uses 4 sonion in the mids and high region, the same sonion that the miracle uses in just the high region (2). can tell this just looking through the shells
Edited by Evilcalyptic - 5/20/12 at 1:45am
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Originally Posted by Evilcalyptic View Post

i think the merlin uses 4 sonion in the mids and high region, the same sonion that the miracle uses in just the high region (2). can tell this just looking through the shells

It's Knowles Acoustic not Sonion. It looks like TWFK or DFK drivers, can't really tell since they look quite the same and my shell is too dark to read any numbering

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http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af93/compudio/REVIEW/Miracle-Graph1.jpg
http://cdn.head-fi.org/c/c3/1000x500px-LL-c3cc5e8c_DSC_0140.jpeg

I'm just sayin, the charts look remarkably the same past bass biggrin.gif


Didn't get a chance to listen to them side by side, as my Sm3x8 was at UMLab and Merlin was a demo loaner to assess the new demo mold fit.
post #3246 of 3892

Well basically looks like tweeter (crossover @ about 1-1,5kHz) in Merlin and Miracle is the same but with slightly (1-2dB) diferent output.

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I just bought a set of used 1964 quads, and am planning to send them up to UM, but they actually fit pretty good. These are my first set of customs, so I have no point of reference. I do get a good seal, and they are pretty flush to my ears and lock into place. The tips that go into the canal do bump into bone if I push on them. I think I have smaller canals then the previous owner...should I go for a refit or did I get incredibly lucky? Did I buy 1964 Miracles? (that's supposed to be funny, but it's rather corny). All I can say about the narrow part that goes the deepest into the canal is it would hurt like hell if somebody slapped me in the ear if I was wearing these. Does this mean the tips are too wide and should be re-shelled? Everything else about the fit is quite good. I'm actually shocked by this.
 

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

I just bought a set of used 1964 quads, and am planning to send them up to UM, but they actually fit pretty good. These are my first set of customs, so I have no point of reference. I do get a good seal, and they are pretty flush to my ears and lock into place. The tips that go into the canal do bump into bone if I push on them. I think I have smaller canals then the previous owner...should I go for a refit or did I get incredibly lucky? Did I buy 1964 Miracles? (that's supposed to be funny, but it's rather corny). All I can say about the narrow part that goes the deepest into the canal is it would hurt like hell if somebody slapped me in the ear if I was wearing these. Does this mean the tips are too wide and should be re-shelled? Everything else about the fit is quite good. I'm actually shocked by this.
 

 

The trouble with giving you advise is that you're in a totally unique situation!  If the only part that doesn't fit is the length being (slightly) too long, but that's enough of a problem that you'd send it in for a refit- I would carefully try filing the tips down with a nail file or maybe some fine grain sandpaper- if it doesn't work, you've got nothing to lose because you were gonna get them remolded anyway.  That's what I'd do, but to each their own- good luck!

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Oh, and point the the IEMs downwards while filing- you don't want to get acrylic debris going down the soundtubes

post #3250 of 3892

Thanks - I won't be filing or sanding them...I don't think I'd be able to do them properly. Should the tips hit bone when inserted? It's like they hit a wall and can't quite disappear into my ears. If I don't put any pressure on them, the comfort level isn't bad, but they do feel like they'd go a bit deeper if the tips were narrower. They sound great with the J3, btw.
 

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

Thanks - I won't be filing or sanding them...I don't think I'd be able to do them properly. Should the tips hit bone when inserted? It's like they hit a wall and can't quite disappear into my ears. If I don't put any pressure on them, the comfort level isn't bad, but they do feel like they'd go a bit deeper if the tips were narrower. They sound great with the J3, btw.
 

Why are you sending the Quads to UM instead of 1964 Ears? Do you live in China? 

post #3252 of 3892

I'm in Vietnam.
 

post #3253 of 3892

Well, the joke that is my UM order continues to turn into even more of a farce!

 

6 weeks ago I sent my IEMs back to UM to be remoulded as they did not perform the requested driver upgrade, and there was a bubble in one of the IEMs. All this alongside the horrendous customer service from Ampcity.co.uk who are UM's dealer in the UK had left me feeling ripped off and very angry having waiting 8 weeks for the IEMs and 1 whole week for Ampcity to send a cable which they neglected to include.

 

Today, 15 weeks after I first placed my order, I am still waiting and am still clueless as to when I'm going to get my IEMs back. Ampcity.co.uk continue to ignore my emails and phone calls despite recently emailing all their customers to guarantee a 48 hour response, and UM Global have just got back to me to say that their factory has just moved operations so they haven't been able to contact them to get an estimate on when my order will be ready.

 

I'm currently chasing Ampcity up for a 15% refund on my order, not sure I'll ever get it... the saga continues...

post #3254 of 3892
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Originally Posted by harrisonhawk View Post

Well, the joke that is my UM order continues to turn into even more of a farce!

 

6 weeks ago I sent my IEMs back to UM to be remoulded as they did not perform the requested driver upgrade, and there was a bubble in one of the IEMs. All this alongside the horrendous customer service from Ampcity.co.uk who are UM's dealer in the UK had left me feeling ripped off and very angry having waiting 8 weeks for the IEMs and 1 whole week for Ampcity to send a cable which they neglected to include.

 

Today, 15 weeks after I first placed my order, I am still waiting and am still clueless as to when I'm going to get my IEMs back. Ampcity.co.uk continue to ignore my emails and phone calls despite recently emailing all their customers to guarantee a 48 hour response, and UM Global have just got back to me to say that their factory has just moved operations so they haven't been able to contact them to get an estimate on when my order will be ready.

 

I'm currently chasing Ampcity up for a 15% refund on my order, not sure I'll ever get it... the saga continues...

 

Wow that sucks, I remember those issues you had...that was so long ago.

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Originally Posted by harrisonhawk View Post

Well, the joke that is my UM order continues to turn into even more of a farce!

 

6 weeks ago I sent my IEMs back to UM to be remoulded as they did not perform the requested driver upgrade, and there was a bubble in one of the IEMs. All this alongside the horrendous customer service from Ampcity.co.uk who are UM's dealer in the UK had left me feeling ripped off and very angry having waiting 8 weeks for the IEMs and 1 whole week for Ampcity to send a cable which they neglected to include.

 

Today, 15 weeks after I first placed my order, I am still waiting and am still clueless as to when I'm going to get my IEMs back. Ampcity.co.uk continue to ignore my emails and phone calls despite recently emailing all their customers to guarantee a 48 hour response, and UM Global have just got back to me to say that their factory has just moved operations so they haven't been able to contact them to get an estimate on when my order will be ready.

 

I'm currently chasing Ampcity up for a 15% refund on my order, not sure I'll ever get it... the saga continues...

 

Ridiculous. 

To those wondering the contents of the email amp-city sent out to all of their customers.

 

Dear Past and Present Customers,

I am sorry.

The past four months have been the worst operational period in our short history. Our service has been poor; we missed considerably the UM promo turnaround guidelines, failed to keep in regular contact, and have been slow to respond to update requests and product enquiries leaving customers frustrated. While this has affected recent customers, I think it is necessary for this message to reach all who previously have ordered with AmpCity in order to make clear my regret and intent to improve.

To those let down: I cannot express how sorry I am for the stress, inconvenience and frustration we have caused. You guys invested in us, not only by handing over your hard-earned cash, but also with your trust. What's worse is AmpCity was founded on a promise to provide exceptional advice, products and support and we've failed to deliver on this recently. Because of the faith you placed in us, AmpCity has grown at a pace that quite frankly we were not prepared for. We struggled to match customer demand and did not expand and take appropriate measures quickly enough. There are no excuses for breaking our promise and keeping you in the dark - the buck stops solely with us.

We are dead-set on fixing these problems and making sure they never happen in the future and, if you’ll allow us, rebuilding the trust you placed in us. I’ll be focussing exclusively on this on from here on in - it’s the only thing that matters in a community such as ours.

The team will be getting back to all outstanding enquiries within the next three days. If you need an update for a current order, are urgently awaiting response to a query, or we unintentionally miss you, please contact me directly at z.dhalla@ampcity.co.uk and I’ll get back to you within six hours. If you have a specific complaint, please also get in touch so we can resolve the issue. Likewise for any UM customer, globally, who is still waiting on promo items.

Going forward, and to make sure this does not happen again, I am committed to the following: a new customer-service hire within 8 weeks, improved to    ols and resources for staff, bi-monthly updates for UM customers, and a response to all enquiries within 48 hours. The 48-hour response time is a guarantee; if we fail on this we’ll give you a 15% refund on the order.  Please let me know if you have a suggestion for further commitments you’d like to see implemented.

As patient customers and valuable members of the audiophile community, you deserve better - we’ll be doing everything prove our renewed commitment and exceed your expectations now and in the future.  I only hope you will give us the opportunity to do so.

Sincerely,

Zainul Dhalla
Director, AmpCity


Edited by Personnel Jezuz - 5/29/12 at 3:43pm
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