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post #5521 of 5542

yay! bet you're happy to finally receive them! They look good.

post #5522 of 5542

added my silver cable to it, way better fit around my ears with them~

 

post #5523 of 5542

I've ordered a third-party cable called Cadence from eBay, and although there's not much information about them, they seem to be of good quality. My clear ES cable started to change in color (I ordered black but got clear instead T_T) and the cable noise got kinda annoying unless the slider was moved up, closer to my chin. The sole reason I went with the Cadence cables is because it's wrapped in a fabric-like material and I'm hoping this will help with the cable noise. Plus, I'd assume it's less prone to tangling as well. Not too eager about any improvements in terms of sound, but I'll have to see when I get them next week.

post #5524 of 5542
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Originally Posted by zeitfliesst View Post

I've ordered a third-party cable called Cadence from eBay, and although there's not much information about them, they seem to be of good quality. My clear ES cable started to change in color (I ordered black but got clear instead T_T) and the cable noise got kinda annoying unless the slider was moved up, closer to my chin. The sole reason I went with the Cadence cables is because it's wrapped in a fabric-like material and I'm hoping this will help with the cable noise. Plus, I'd assume it's less prone to tangling as well. Not too eager about any improvements in terms of sound, but I'll have to see when I get them next week.
My ES5 are green so I welcom the greening of the cable - it matches biggrin.gif
post #5525 of 5542

TBD. 


Edited by TK277 - 1/12/14 at 5:10pm
post #5526 of 5542

guess the fit isn't perfect after all. Right side seems to irritate my ear while I don't notice the left side at all....guess I'll have to make an appointment with my audiologist and hopefully this time around, it isn't a trainee that does my impressions <_<

post #5527 of 5542
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post
 

guess the fit isn't perfect after all. Right side seems to irritate my ear while I don't notice the left side at all....guess I'll have to make an appointment with my audiologist and hopefully this time around, it isn't a trainee that does my impressions <_<

I'm pretty sure I'm about to have the right piece remolded. I emailed Westone asking about a sound imbalance and the more I play with it the more I can only imagine that it's the fit. Pretty frustrating...it doesn't feel all that wrong, but the sound indicates something isn't right, and it isn't my ears.

 

I was just so excited about the left earpiece fitting. Then I noticed the next day that the sound is off center and that the left side sounds meatier, sounds fuller. It's irritating that these are so picky.

 

I feel bad that this has dragged on for so long. Sent back twice for the left earpiece, now I have a sinking feeling that the fit on the right is causing the imbalance.

 

It's probably frustrating for all involved. 

post #5528 of 5542

Just got the Cadence Cable. I'm not going to comment on any SQ improvements because I'm hardly a believer and I've only given it a brief listen, but I can definitely say that microphonics is worse than stock cable. Kinda regretting the purchase since I recently realized that stock cable makes very little cable noise if cinch is pulled all the way up to your neck.

 

Edit: Yeah I'm definitely returning them. Microphonics is just unbearable. I was stupid to think that the cloth-like material would REDUCE cable noise when in reality in actually makes it worse.


Edited by zeitfliesst - 1/21/14 at 9:05pm
post #5529 of 5542

got them back today, perfect fit ^_^. they shortered the thing that goes into my ear on the right side which caused discomfort. Seems to have improved the sound aswell

 

still notice the right side breaks easier when I tilt my head in an abnormal way....maybe I should get a re re fit ( or not do strange things with my head)


Edited by LifeAspect - 2/1/14 at 7:44am
post #5530 of 5542
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post
 

got them back today, perfect fit ^_^. they shortered the thing that goes into my ear on the right side which caused discomfort. Seems to have improved the sound aswell

 

still notice the right side breaks easier when I tilt my head in an abnormal way....maybe I should get a re re fit ( or not do strange things with my head)

Ah, good! I got mine back Wednesday. Tried them once for four hours so far, and I am happy with the fit as well. I am worried to say that after only one session, of course... so I hope my experience will be consistent.

 

It's been a lot of back and forth and a lot of work, so here's hoping everything stays perfect.

post #5531 of 5542

I see some of you complain about the fit, especially for the right ear. Had the same problem, but didn't want to send them back since I was and still am digging them.

 

In time, they'll feel perfect and they won't cause any more problems to your right ear.

 

I do wear them 12h+ a day to block ambient noise as well as to listen to music and my ear canals have gotten a bit more accommodating. 

post #5532 of 5542

For those of you who listen to pop/hip-hop, EDM, or just mainstream music in general, do you find the ES5 too smooth? I have the Mad Dog and they are quite mid-centric and smooth too. I also have the Westone 3 and for mainstream music I generally prefer the Westone 3 since it feels more engaging and with more attack. Mainstream music comprises almost 80% of what I listen to, with the rest being the likes of Michael Buble or the genre of Jason Mraz.

 

I've been considering the JH16 too, but I fear their always-on bass might be a little too much sometimes (I like the Westone 3's bass, and sometimes wish the Mad Dog could have a little more bass).

post #5533 of 5542
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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post
 

For those of you who listen to pop/hip-hop, EDM, or just mainstream music in general, do you find the ES5 too smooth? I have the Mad Dog and they are quite mid-centric and smooth too. I also have the Westone 3 and for mainstream music I generally prefer the Westone 3 since it feels more engaging and with more attack. Mainstream music comprises almost 80% of what I listen to, with the rest being the likes of Michael Buble or the genre of Jason Mraz.

 

I've been considering the JH16 too, but I fear their always-on bass might be a little too much sometimes (I like the Westone 3's bass, and sometimes wish the Mad Dog could have a little more bass).

Too smooth.. hmm... they don't gloss over details, not smeared-sounding like W3 can be. Out of your genres, I only listen to Knife Party and Innerpartysystem on occasion. The ES5 aren't what I would call engaging... they're monitors intended for musicians so they do have a bit of a clinical quality to them. They sound clean. Not dry, not cold... a touch warm, but cleanly detailed. I find that they don't grab me and pull me into the music, but I can sit and get lost in it if I want to. If that makes sense.

 

I find them to be well-balanced, though maybe too relaxed on the highs for some tastes. I like that about them though, I have listened for 6 hours straight without fatigue. 


Edited by TK277 - 2/5/14 at 4:14pm
post #5534 of 5542

I'd like to add that truly bass-heavy music is, on the other hand, amazing. Things like "Indigo Children" by Puscifer and "Solider" by Amatorski. When called for, the ES5 should impress a basshead.

post #5535 of 5542
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Originally Posted by TK277 View Post
 

Too smooth.. hmm... they don't gloss over details, not smeared-sounding like W3 can be. Out of your genres, I only listen to Knife Party and Innerpartysystem on occasion. The ES5 aren't what I would call engaging... they're monitors intended for musicians so they do have a bit of a clinical quality to them. They sound clean. Not dry, not cold... a touch warm, but cleanly detailed. I find that they don't grab me and pull me into the music, but I can sit and get lost in it if I want to. If that makes sense.

 

I find them to be well-balanced, though maybe too relaxed on the highs for some tastes. I like that about them though, I have listened for 6 hours straight without fatigue. 

 

Wow, I could never say that my ES5 are not musically engaging - mine grab me and pull me into the music every time.  What is your source and amp, etc? 

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