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Is there any specific thing you should be looking for in the fit of a custom to make sure it's perfect? Mine sound fine to my ear, but it's not as well trained as many of those here. Freq response seems the same in both ears, doesn't slip out on movement, etc. Something minor to look for?
post #1548 of 2825
They got mine back a few days ago and I have no idea what is going on with them at this point... I don't think I'll be doing this again.
post #1549 of 2825

My customs!

Hey everyone.
Here is a two part summary of my experience with the customs I just received from Fisher. The first part is my initial experience (very good), and the second part is after a few days (not so good). I posted this over on slickdeals first (where I saw this deal in the first place) so that's why the reference to posting pics if anyone was still interested:

THURSDAY 1/28/10:
I got my customs late in the day but just in time to take to my bowling league which was perfect. If you've ever been to a busy bowling alley you know how noisy it is so I was able to try these out and see how good the noise isolation is.

I agree with many on head-fi forums who say the isolation isn't quite as sound-deadening. The universal tips are rubber and the customs are plastic. That said, the customs seal was perfect! They never budged during the whole night and the sound? My favorite analogy is "sonic cocaine"! I loved these before but now for whatever reason the mids and highs come through a little bit more bringing the background vocals and instruments closer and with more detail. The imaging is nothing short of mind blowing. Voices and musical notes were just dancing all over the place in my head. Seriously the longer I listened the harder it was to take them out of my ears. Add a few beers into the whole mix and you had the happiest bowler on league night, so yeah, "OMG!!" was about bout all I could muster last night .

I'm still gonna take some pics of these and post them here for those still reading who might care but it's too dark right now. I think they came out pretty nice. Not perfect but its all about the sound and comfort for me and I could not ask for anything more in that department. I've wanted a set of speakers to sound this good since college probably (when I fell in love with my car stereo lol - haven't been able to get one to sound as good since) and I am thrilled!

EDIT TODAY 2/1/10:
Okay, I've had a few days with these and here are my impressions:

Fit is great in the right ear but not quite right in the left. This makes them sound like they lean to the right of center. Theres a little bit of discomfort after awhile in that left ear too, so I'm sending them back for a re-fit.

There is also a chip in the right side near the bore holes - don't know when that happened but it must have been cracked or something when I got them because I didn't drop them or anything. Kaysen at Fisher was great about these issues and they are paying for shipping and any re-do's required to make them right. I'll keep you posted on this.

They also had to crimp the OEM cable to hold tight to the pins they use for these customs. Mine where so tight that the pins would come out of the molds if I removed the cable, so I haven't been able to use my 10vi cables with them yet. They are going to fix this as well.

I'm not trying to rag on Fisher too much - I understand they are busy as heck after all these TF10 orders from SD and Head-Fi - the power of the internet and all. Although they are clearly having some quality control issues over there, they are making it clear they will make it right, and the service has been very good. We just need to be patient I suppose. We'll see how it all shakes out in the end. I really don't mind since I still have a spare pair of universals. This is all just a new experience. And if the right ear is any indication, it will be totally worth it. It's so comfortable and stable I can hardly tell it's in my ear - and it never seems to lose it's seal either.

One more thing - when I compare these customs directly with the universals that I still have, i noticed the sound is a little different. The highs are definitely more present with the customs and the bass is more present in the universals. This makes for better imaging on the customs but I miss the extra punch I get with the universals. Kaysen seems to think this is due to fit so we'll have to see when they come back.

Anyways if anyones still interested I'll post again when I get them back. I will also post some pics in the owner's thread.
post #1550 of 2825
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Originally Posted by AVU View Post
Is there any specific thing you should be looking for in the fit of a custom to make sure it's perfect? Mine sound fine to my ear, but it's not as well trained as many of those here. Freq response seems the same in both ears, doesn't slip out on movement, etc. Something minor to look for?
If you dont notice anything then be happy haha! I wouldnt even try to find faults
post #1551 of 2825
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backtofront001, did you ever get yours back?
Not yet. I'll post pics when I do. But Kaysen promised me tomorrow as the latest day they'd have them, so lets see how that works out. My fingers have been crossed since the day I sent them, I am too excited/anxious and really don't want any fit issues or anything. Seems like there is a new person complaining about fit every day. Although, I do understand that there are many more people who are very happy with their customs and are too busy listening to music instead of posting on here!
post #1552 of 2825
My left remold from Fisher is still a little loose. Even with the various twisting/pushing/pulling methods of insertion, it still doesn't sit quite right it seems. Anyone have suggestions on figuring out where the fit issues are, and how to possibly correct them with a little clear nail polish?

Note: I'm still waiting for my replacement cable from Fisher. The memory wire broke out of the stress relief the day after I got them and after seeing 2 other people on here with that same issue I asked Kaysen to send a black cable instead of the clear, but I haven't seen it yet. I e-mailed Kaysen and there's been some confusion on whether or not she's shipped one already.
post #1553 of 2825
Sounds like a lot more quality control issues. Just keep sending them back in and they'll keep trying. I'm hoping that my 5th remold does the trick and they get the shells and the drivers right. At least they're friendly and seem willing to make things right.
post #1554 of 2825
kobayashi - Other than the obvious bad shell jobs and channel imbalances on your numerous reshells, has the fit been good? Did the physical fit stay consistent with each remold regardless of appearance and sound?
post #1555 of 2825
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Originally Posted by intoflatlines View Post
kobayashi - Other than the obvious bad shell jobs and channel imbalances on your numerous reshells, has the fit been good? Did the physical fit stay consistent with each remold regardless of appearance and sound?
Almost. The left is good but the right side has been consistently too small so I've told them to redip the R side to increase its size. When they remember to do that, the fit is just fine.
post #1556 of 2825
kobayashi -did you send them another impression? It seems strange that they can not get it right after so many refit. Mines is perfect on the first try.
post #1557 of 2825
His issue isn't so much with fit but more with the workmanship and sound quality.
post #1558 of 2825
According to what he said last, I do believe it is fit issue +- workmanship and sound quality.

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Originally Posted by kobayashi View Post
Almost. The left is good but the right side has been consistently too small so I've told them to redip the R side to increase its size. When they remember to do that, the fit is just fine.
post #1559 of 2825
Yeah, probably all of that combined.
post #1560 of 2825
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Originally Posted by bjaardker View Post
My left remold from Fisher is still a little loose. Even with the various twisting/pushing/pulling methods of insertion, it still doesn't sit quite right it seems. Anyone have suggestions on figuring out where the fit issues are, and how to possibly correct them with a little clear nail polish?

Note: I'm still waiting for my replacement cable from Fisher. The memory wire broke out of the stress relief the day after I got them and after seeing 2 other people on here with that same issue I asked Kaysen to send a black cable instead of the clear, but I haven't seen it yet. I e-mailed Kaysen and there's been some confusion on whether or not she's shipped one already.
Go to:
Utimate Ears Custom UE 18 Pro User Guide - Custom Store - Ultimate Ears Earphones Headphones Personal Monitors

and click on "Custom Fit Tool" (on the left hand side), a new window appears, click on "2. Fit and Comfort Issues", follow the instruction. Hope this helps.
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