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About two weeks ago now, I started to take my addiction for quality sound more seriously. After taking a quick look around the What.cd community for gears, I found that most discussions pointed towards HeadFi as a reference/source. For a while now, I was interested in finding some custom sleeves for my Monster Turbine Pro Gold after I saw the wonders of the like of the JH16s.

 

After some more reading, I decided to give the Shure SE535s a go as soon as I get my next paycheck (next week). It triggered my purchase of the SE115s so I can feel what kind of sound sig Shure gives. Then again, I tried to find custom sleeves for the two Shures.

 

Looking around the forum here and there, I was able to get some ressources to find what I needed from time to time. Maybe it's just me and Head-Fi actually have a thread about it, but I want to make a list of custom sleeves makers and companies that offer reshelling services, which , in a nutshell, are pretty similar. They are all about getting more bang for your buck by customizing your cans to your personal usage.

 

So far, what I gathered:

 

 

Custom Sleeves

 

- Sensaphonics (They have a partnership with Shure and officially provide custom sleeves for them.)

 

- ACS

 

- ListenHear

 

- 1964

 

- Westone UM56 (They fit Shures and Earsonics)

 

Reshelling (Remolding)

 

- Unique Melody (for the US)

 

- 1964

 

- InEarz (a Fisher Hearing manufacturer)

 

 

I'll update the list as they come along.

Feel free to hijack the post to review the above companies. I'll be looking in the forum for examples of HeadFiers that used their services. (for the US)

I wouldn't mind some help though 

 

I come from somewhat strict private tracker community which had a bunch of rules about what to post or not, is there such a thing at Head-Fi? I was looking to make a list of shops where you can find/test headphones in Montreal.

 

I'm still looking for alternatives custom sleeves for my (future) Shures and MTPGs.


Edited by h0p3r - 10/28/10 at 10:19am
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Reserved

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reshelling/remolding www.inearz.com

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Westone has their very own custom sleeve - UM56

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Edited by h0p3r - 10/28/10 at 7:01am
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Originally Posted by speedingredline View Post

reshelling/remolding www.inearz.com


Thanks! Added

 

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Originally Posted by darknessproz View Post

Westone has their very own custom sleeve - UM56


The westones can fit other universals?

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Oh wow, I've never heard of 1964 before. Their customs are surprisingly affordable. Anybody tried them yet?

 

Plus, you ought to add www.custom-iem.com to the remolding list. They're the US reps for Unique Melody and seem to be the easier-to-deal-with option, at least for Americans.

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Fisher hearing is supposed to do a good job with remoulds

 

EDIT- whoops! didn't see it on the list.


Edited by Thecoolguy - 10/28/10 at 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by sepinho View Post

Oh wow, I've never heard of 1964 before. Their customs are surprisingly affordable. Anybody tried them yet?

 

Plus, you ought to add www.custom-iem.com to the remolding list. They're the US reps for Unique Melody and seem to be the easier-to-deal-with option, at least for Americans.


I've been wondering too! Glad I helped.

 

Added !

 

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Fischer hearing is supposed to do a good job with remoulds


I have Fisher Hearing on the list. Is that similar to Fischer Hearing?


Edited by h0p3r - 10/28/10 at 7:17am
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The westones can fit other universals?



From what I've heard, they'll fit on Shure and Earsonics models as well.

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Has anybody heard of a European or even German reshelling/remolding service? Shipping cost alone almost doubles the price for Fisher remolds for me, plus the time delay in case of re-fits would be really annoying. It would be great if us Europeans had an affordable, somewhat local alternative.

 

I think I've read that ACS and/or Westones have their actual molds done by a German company, but I couldn't find any information on where and who they are and whether or not they offer B2C services.

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Isn't ACS in the UK?

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Do they offer remolds of universal IEMs though?

 

All I can see is custom sleeves and their own custom IEMs. I'd be interested in having one of my existing IEMs reshelled before I bought a new one.

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My bad!

 

I kind of lost the part where you mentioned remolds.

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