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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post

Does anyone think reshelling TF10s would be worth it?

If you think that the fit of on your tf10 is not snug enough for you to enjoy and you want to fully take advantage of the sound of the tf10's in custom form. Then I think its worth it.

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Does anyone think reshelling TF10s would be worth it?


There are a lot of positive reviews for doing so - It's one of the more popular IEMs to have reshelled. 

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I just bit on a sweet as the audiologist did not have the block to bite on, will it affect the ear impression?

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Originally Posted by tmtmnet View Post

I just bit on a sweet as the audiologist did not have the block to bite on, will it affect the ear impression? 

it depends...it's a bit a game of luck. I did my first impressions without biteblock, left ear was perfect, right ear needed to be refited

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I just bit on a sweet as the audiologist did not have the block to bite on, will it affect the ear impression?

 

Depends whether you tensed your jaw muscles or not.

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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

 

Depends whether you tensed your jaw muscles or not.

 

what is the difference if I tensed my jaw muscle?

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Originally Posted by tmtmnet View Post

 

what is the difference if I tensed my jaw muscle?

 

If you tense your jaw muscles, there is a high probability that it will alter the shape of your ear canal while the silicone is curing.

 

That's fine if you tense your jaw muscles while listening to your CIEMs, but if you keep your jaw relaxed when listening, then you may have issues with seal.

 

Others may deride what I'm saying but getting a good seal with CIEMs is a very fine line.


Edited by Mython - 6/17/13 at 3:29pm
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thanks for the info..hope um can get my iems done perfectly..
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Only thing my audiologist asked me to do is to snap my jaw one time. After that I was free to relax or whatever. I even coughed like dozen times. Seal is perfect.
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I think just clamping your teeth down on a bite block will do. And no facial movement while the mold hardens. I did that and my fit was perfect.

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Ah. I'm in my ** Edited - see post below** week of waiting for my customs to come back, and I used a bite block..

But I honestly have no idea if I tensed my jaw or not. Now I'm nervous.. Needing a refit is my biggest fear at the moment, considering the current wait times. 


Edited by White Lotus - 6/19/13 at 8:03pm
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One thing I should have pointed out (which, I think, is mentioned in the thread I linked) is that people vary in the amount of change of shape of their ear canal between different jaw positions. So for some singers (who use their CIEMs with their jaw in all positions, whilst performing), they retain a good seal, but other singers may lose seal during singing because their individual anatomy happens to be that their ear canal changes shape quite a lot as they move their jaw.

 

So, in that respect, it can be pot-luck as to whether your ear canal changes shape a lot, between different jaw positions.

 

 

As for tensing your jaw muscles, I would still avoid this as much as possible whilst having ear impressions taken, since you're not going to be tensing your jaw whilst listening to your eventual CIEMs, unless maybe you like chewing gum!

 

Wait and see. If you need to have a re-fit, then you'll be in good company - a surprisingly large proportion of CIEM buyers do not have a successful seal first time around (although I have found UM lab to be particularly excellent in their fit - they absolutely nailed my fit, first time, unlike FS, who were disastrously poor)

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Edited by White Lotus - 6/24/13 at 6:25am
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