New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Make your own custom IEM's

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I saw this on gizmodo today. Has anyone tried this? 

 

http://gizmodo.com/5623920/make-your-own-custom-earbuds-for-cheap

post #2 of 17

Hmm I wouldn't do a few things the way he did it but it seems like a cool idea. It would suck if the earbud thing solidified in the stalk of the IEM and didn't come out...

post #3 of 17

How to make your own custom iems:

 

1. Use a hot glue gun to squirt hot glue into ear.

2. Quickly insert iem of choice into ear while still hot. Try not to pass out from the pain.

3. ???????

4. Profit.

post #4 of 17

     Quote:

Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post

How to make your own custom iems:

 

1. Use a hot glue gun to squirt hot glue into ear.

2. Quickly insert iem of choice into ear while still hot. Try not to pass out from the pain.

3. ???????

4. Profit.


Lol...im not into the DIY headphone and probably never will be! Although I would like to experiment someday...

post #5 of 17

lol. amazing idea. never thought hot glue had so much use, I'll try that later.

post #6 of 17

Just purchased one on amazon, so excited!

post #7 of 17

I did this not too long ago, and they certainly are comfy, but the material that is used doesn't have anywhere near as good isolation as the rubber fittings do, in turn, making them sound horrible

post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by tominated View Post

I did this not too long ago, and they certainly are comfy, but the material that is used doesn't have anywhere near as good isolation as the rubber fittings do, in turn, making them sound horrible



Did you do it like the video?

I think I am gonna stick them around my IEM first

then put them into my ears.

Would that be a good idea?

post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 021311 View Post

Did you do it like the video?

I think I am gonna stick them around my IEM first

then put them into my ears.

Would that be a good idea?



Yeah, I did almost exactly like the video. I wouldn't stick it around your IEMs first because it wont fit as well in your ear, defeating the purpose of the whole thing. Surprisingly, no blue goopy stiff got into the IEM tube/canal thing.

post #10 of 17

You guys can try http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Mold-Silicone-Molding-Casting/dp/B003CHMZXI instead.

Its rubbery, making it more comfortable and 1/2 a pound can make you many many pairs.

The downside is that it is more difficult to make the channel because the material is rubbery and is difficult to drill. You have to improvise a bit according to your IEM to get it right. At least you can afford to make repeated mistakes since half a pound makes a lot.

 

Idea from http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.php?showtopic=11275

You can check out that guy's other attempts at making custom tips

post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 021311 View Post

Did you do it like the video?

I think I am gonna stick them around my IEM first

then put them into my ears.

Would that be a good idea?


I wouldn't do this. I've ruined an IEM driver (seized it up) by trying to do exactly this. I'm guessing that it's from moisture in the silicone that evaporates and makes it's way into the IEM as it cures. And not to mention that the IEM will tend to float toward the edge of your ear and not stay in the middle of the molding material while the whole mess is in your ear.

 

@lazybum: Thanks for the link to the silicone molding material. I've been looking for a larger package of silicone molding material like that.

post #12 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8xOverMsOctober View Post


I wouldn't do this. I've ruined an IEM driver (seized it up) by trying to do exactly this. I'm guessing that it's from moisture in the silicone that evaporates and makes it's way into the IEM as it cures. And not to mention that the IEM will tend to float toward the edge of your ear and not stay in the middle of the molding material while the whole mess is in your ear.

 

@lazybum: Thanks for the link to the silicone molding material. I've been looking for a larger package of silicone molding material like that.



So, you think I should do as the video suggest?

I can't cancel my order now.../___\

post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 021311 View Post

So, you think I should do as the video suggest?

I can't cancel my order now.../___\


You could try it, but I would seal off the sound tube on the IEM with something so that moisture couldn't get into it and ruin the driver. You could try using teflon tape like TopPop did in his custom sleeve creation. And that would prevent the silicone from sticking to the IEM. Silicone likes to stick in corners and small crevices on IEMs.

post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8xOverMsOctober View Post


You could try it, but I would seal off the sound tube on the IEM with something so that moisture couldn't get into it and ruin the driver. You could try using teflon tape like TopPop did in his custom sleeve creation. And that would prevent the silicone from sticking to the IEM. Silicone likes to stick in corners and small crevices on IEMs.



Thanks man, that one looks a lot more complicated.

post #15 of 17

You can try getting a pair of unused tips and insert them on the iem inverted and pull back the flange. So you get an extended stem. Then you can fill up the stem with blutack or something.

You'll have to keep the tips on when using your custom tips though.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: