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post #31 of 392
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It's not the camera, it's the photographer - I have a lovely 100mm 2,8 lens - that and external lighting did the trick.

Jokes aside, silicon customs are harder to insert than acrylic ones. You really do need to pull your earlobe down and twist the custom up and into the ear. Once they are in, however, they are in and lovely. I will take these bicycling when I get back to Korea just to see how they stand up to serious huffing and puffing. I assume they will do well as the Sensaphonics do very well.
post #32 of 392
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It's not the camera, it's the photographer - I have a lovely 100mm 2,8 lens - that and external lighting did the trick.

Jokes aside, silicon customs are harder to insert than acrylic ones. You really do need to pull your earlobe down and twist the custom up and into the ear. Once they are in, however, they are in and lovely. I will take these bicycling when I get back to Korea just to see how they stand up to serious huffing and puffing. I assume they will do well as the Sensaphonics do very well.
Hahaha yeah probably the photographer and the fact that I was in a hurry to do it
Thanks for the advice, I've already been pulling the earlobe quite some, but I'll try to twist a bit more upon inserting them. Anyway I'm not lacking bass which a sure sign that seal isn't so bad. I just need to see if the rest is appropriate too, that why I'll do the Sensaphonics test.

Oh by the way you were right, no hissing with the D2 . And for the record, the T1 impedance is 17 Ohms, I don't know the sensitivity yet but something's telling me we will know soon .
post #33 of 392
GAH !!!
So pretty! >.<

Btw, I thought chinese like gold and silver together ?
Like shi being gold, fan being silver

Btw, why didn't you put your name on the customs ??
beside the acs logo

Anyone have links to their gallery ??
Though that colour scheme is nice, would really like to try blue or red body =X
post #34 of 392
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Originally Posted by Junliang View Post
GAH !!!
So pretty! >.<

Btw, I thought chinese like gold and silver together ?
Like shi being gold, fan being silver

Btw, why didn't you put your name on the customs ??
beside the acs logo

Anyone have links to their gallery ??
Though that colour scheme is nice, would really like to try blue or red body =X
Thanks They can do some pretty neat stuff with their laser engraving, and I think they're evolving fast on that. Anyway the more they're asked, the more they get experience at making crazy beautiful things. That's why I thought Andy should put their "first" in some kind of "Hall of Fame", that can show their capabilities.

I still preferred to have only one colour for consistency And I actually have my name on the monitors, as the kanji are my official alias here in Japan But I'm not chinese though
I just didn't want to have a redundancy, and ACS understood that. I think you have to ask specifically for the engraving close to the ACS logo anyway, and I didn't.

As far as I know ACS doesn't have a gallery yet, but they definitely have some more pictures than what is on the website. Andy told me they haven't yet found the time to finalize the website as they would like to.
post #35 of 392

Lots of potential
post #36 of 392
Small update on my experience so far :

I've spend some quality time with my T1 this week end, and I have what I think is an inconsistent seal on the left side. It's not having a lot of influence on the SQ but it's bothering a bit in terms of fit, as even light movements are giving me the sensation of tickling at the entrance of my ear canal. I'm considering myself not in such a bad position since the right side is almost fitting like a glove so far (need to make some long run 4hours+ tests to see how's the pinna fatigue though).

I've sent an email to Andy but he's probably been busy yesterday, and my email was quite long, so I'm expecting him to need some time before answering me. So far the SQ is really good, and I'm experiencing what others have described before with the discovery of tracks' portions completely new to me. I also had to disable any bass enhancement I was using before on my D2+, as these monitors don't need any at all. It's a strong and deep bass, and an unusual experience for me since I'm coming from Etys.

I'm gonna wait for the refit before laying any definitive conclusion, but based on my right side I can only vouch for the comfort silicon is offering . I'm also keeping my point of view on isolation for myself until I get a refit, but I'm feeling I will disagree with Royhendo who said the isolation was on par with Ety's foamies. Mind you that it's not changing the impressive sound for the slightest bit, but it's noticeable between tracks. Ah man ! Do I miss Rockbox and it's gapless playback !
post #37 of 392
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Well, I have been using them with a variety of setups and really really like gapless playback, so I keep my iPod touch going and the sound is a nice match too. I met with an ETY person yesterday and it looks like their new MC3 and MC5 use the same or very similar cable (a bit thinner though) as the ACS T series which is sweet news. Great great news in the world of customs and ... for headsets!
post #38 of 392
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Well, I have been using them with a variety of setups and really really like gapless playback, so I keep my iPod touch going and the sound is a nice match too. I met with an ETY person yesterday and it looks like their new MC3 and MC5 use the same or very similar cable (a bit thinner though) as the ACS T series which is sweet news. Great great news in the world of customs and ... for headsets!
If only the D2 port was fully operational ... I still have my Rockboxed H120 from iRiver, but the battery life of the D2 is spectacular so it's staying as my main portable rig.

When you mean Ety is gonna use the same cable, you mean the same exterior cover, right ? I find it hard to imagine Ety using kevlar coated cables on relatively cheap series . But overall it's probably a good thing and a step towards less microphonics, even though I personally think the mind gets accustomed to it and bypasses it after some time.
post #39 of 392
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They aren't the exact same cable, but feel very similar and look to be as sweat and oil resistant as the T series from ACS. From what I understand, Ety and ACS work very well together.
post #40 of 392
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They aren't the exact same cable, but feel very similar and look to be as sweat and oil resistant as the T series from ACS. From what I understand, Ety and ACS work very well together.
Seems like yes, Andy has quite some respect for them and they've been working together for some years now. They probably share some info, assuming a big contender like Ety needs tips
post #41 of 392
Hello guys,

I'd like to ask a question about the fit of your ACS customs, and by extension to silicon customs. I checked with Andy that I'll need to get a refit on my left earpiece, and I'm thinking about what I should do at that point. Before going further I'll describe a bit what I feel roughly 2 weeks after receiving my pair of T1.

My right ear seems like a proper fit, it feels full and it's comfortable. The monitor moves along with my ear canal, keeping the seal consistent in every occasion. On the contrary my left ear isn't properly fitted as there is an imbalance between treble and bass, which means I cannot get a proper seal. Overall everything is comfortable, but I'm a bit wondering about isolation from external sound. It's far from what I've been expecting upon reading reviews (Royhendo's one among others), and definitely subpar in comparison to my Ety with Comply or Ety foamies. I have a noticeable difference when riding the subway, which happens to be not so noisy here in Tokyo.

In the reviews everyone was stating that the isolation was very good, and Royhendo in particular was insisting that it was on par or almost equivalent to what Ety is providing. Since this is not my case, I'm trying to determine if the right side monitor, while feeling nice and full, wouldn't need a refit too.

So now, after such a long introduction, here are my questions. How do you guys feel your monitors ? Do they press against the canal walls ? Do you need to fiddle a bit to insert them or can you just push them inside without much effort now that you're accustomed to put it on ?

I'm trying to get the best description possible to compare and make my own, hopefully getting a perfect fit this time. Thanks
post #42 of 392
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I am used to silicon iems, so just an extra push-and-twist and the T1 is in the right. It is a bit harder to adjust than acrylic customs, but the outside literally goes away. I don't know about ETY levels of isolation, but I certainly get ~5 dB more isolation than my acrylic custom.
post #43 of 392
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I am used to silicon iems, so just an extra push-and-twist and the T1 is in the right. It is a bit harder to adjust than acrylic customs, but the outside literally goes away. I don't know about ETY levels of isolation, but I certainly get ~5 dB more isolation than my acrylic custom.
Thanks for chiming in Shigzeo, experienced people like yourself are exactly who I need . How do you feel the monitors when you've put them in place ? Do you feel it's pushing on the canal walls ? Or are they just pushed in ?

In my case, I can put my right ear in quickly, and after a slight pull on my ear lobe I finish inserting it. The confusing thing is that it feels "full" and in the right place, while I'm not getting the isolation I'm expecting. I'm wondering if the situation isn't such that the canal is well crafted, while the entrance of the canal itself isn't blocked properly.
post #44 of 392
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Review to be published Friday (unless the usual happens). Preview: they are addictive. For certain music, the slightly softer (not veiled, just softer echos) is completely addictive. Isolation, fit, build quality, and great sound: these are a KISS.
post #45 of 392
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My ACS T1 review and all pictures can be found here"]I've got my review of the ACS t1 up finally[/URL]. Pictures are building.
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