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post #2206 of 2880
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

You know, that was exactly what happened to mine. Bad quality or coincidence? 


I had no problems with a set of UM moulded Shures or indeed with the Miracles which I have had for 16 Months. I was quite surprised to see just how thin the acrylic actually is when the crack appeared. Perhaps I just need to find a sturdier case. Problem being that the Otterbox ones are too large and the rest of them, not quite rigid enough.

post #2207 of 2880
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Originally Posted by gazar View Post


I had no problems with a set of UM moulded Shures or indeed with the Miracles which I have had for 16 Months. I was quite surprised to see just how thin the acrylic actually is when the crack appeared. Perhaps I just need to find a sturdier case. Problem being that the Otterbox ones are too large and the rest of them, not quite rigid enough.
]It's not the case for me. I used A UE metal case and padded it inside. I hope that mine will be fine when they come back.
post #2208 of 2880

I doubt pulling them out of your ears is gonna cause this unless a problem was already there. But I agree with the above. Do not pull the IEM out of your ear via the cable housing. That will just lead to your cable housing failing and that could also cause the shell to crack. With the 8As I'd lift up from the bottom of the IEM and pull out gripping the upper area of the shell. Basically not pulling on the cable at all. It took me a while to figure that out but its the safest way to ensure you don't damage your IEMs. The actual bore area on the 8As was noticeably more shabby looking than the rest of the housing (not as smooth looking) and I'm not sure but this area could just be naturally more prone to failure since they have to drill holes and put bores making it more prone to cracking. After all most acrylic IEMs are hollow so I'd assume there is a possibly for faults here and there.


Edited by lee730 - 8/15/13 at 6:03pm
post #2209 of 2880
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

I doubt pulling them out of your ears is gonna cause this unless a problem was already there. But I agree with the above. Do not pull the IEM out of your ear via the cable housing. That will just lead to your cable housing failing and that could also cause the shell to crack. With the 8As I'd lift up from the bottom of the IEM and pull out gripping the upper area of the shell. Basically not pulling on the cable at all. It took me a while to figure that out but its the safest way to ensure you don't damage your IEMs. The actual bore area on the 8As was noticeably more shabby looking than the rest of the housing (not as smooth looking) and I'm not sure but this area could just be naturally more prone to failure since they have to drill holes and put bores making it more prone to cracking. After all most acrylic IEMs are hollow so I'd assume there is a possibly for faults here and there.

When taking them out, I grip the top and the 2 sides at the bottom. Hope mine will last more than 2 years when it comes back. 

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I basically start from the bottom corner of the IEM and start lifting up and as I do that pull out near the top corner of the IEM. Worked like a Charm on the 8As. Not sure how the SE5s will fair being Silicone....


Edited by lee730 - 8/15/13 at 6:32pm
post #2211 of 2880
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

I doubt pulling them out of your ears is gonna cause this unless a problem was already there. But I agree with the above. Do not pull the IEM out of your ear via the cable housing. That will just lead to your cable housing failing and that could also cause the shell to crack. With the 8As I'd lift up from the bottom of the IEM and pull out gripping the upper area of the shell. Basically not pulling on the cable at all. It took me a while to figure that out but its the safest way to ensure you don't damage your IEMs. The actual bore area on the 8As was noticeably more shabby looking than the rest of the housing (not as smooth looking) and I'm not sure but this area could just be naturally more prone to failure since they have to drill holes and put bores making it more prone to cracking. After all most acrylic IEMs are hollow so I'd assume there is a possibly for faults here and there.


I think you may be missing the point somewhere. I do not tug on wires. Although I do appreciate your advice on how NOT to handle CIEM's However It's a bit like telling a duck how to QUACK


Edited by gazar - 8/15/13 at 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by gazar View Post


I think you may be missing the point somewhere. I do not tug on wires. Although I do appreciate your advice on how NOT to handle CIEM's However It's a bit like telling a duck how to QUACK


I don't quite follow you? Others have used the method of pulling out their CIEMs by the cable housing. Just putting it out there as info for everyone. You never stated exactly how you remove the IEMs from your ears yet you asked a question if removing the IEMs from your ears could lead to such an incident... The only way I could see this happening is by doing as I said above (removing your IEMs via the cable housing). But I'd see the issues stemming from the housing area and not the nozzle. If not it's most likely due to a defect in the shell from the factory. Acrylic is hollow and they have to drill into the nozzle to make the bores so it's not hard to believe they will fail from time to time due to this. Anyways better to be safe than sorry.


Edited by lee730 - 8/16/13 at 12:52am
post #2213 of 2880
Just ordered the UM Miracle which hopefully I should have in about 5 weeks, and I can't wait to hear them with my GS-Xmk2 and source, although I'll mainly be using them with my Pico Slim / iPod.
post #2214 of 2880
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Just ordered the UM Miracle which hopefully I should have in about 5 weeks, and I can't wait to hear them with my GS-Xmk2 and source, although I'll mainly be using them with my Pico Slim / iPod.

I ordered my Miracle a week ago. Gonna use my HM901 with minibox card to drive it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2215 of 2880
I've the se535's and was going to have them customised via UM, ( had enough of universals ) but was advised I'd be better off getting the Miracle. I'm also getting that custom IEM because I like to listen to acoustic music which the miracle is supposed to be very good with that genre.
post #2216 of 2880
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

I've the se535's and was going to have them customised via UM, ( had enough of universals ) but was advised I'd be better off getting the Miracle. I'm also getting that custom IEM because I like to listen to acoustic music which the miracle is supposed to be very good with that genre.

I can't comment on the reshelled 535, but the Miracles are a massive upgrade over the stock (and limited edition) 535s. And yes, they're great for acoustic music.
post #2217 of 2880
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

I can't comment on the reshelled 535, but the Miracles are a massive upgrade over the stock (and limited edition) 535s. And yes, they're great for acoustic music.

Apparently, UM can add upto 5 drivers when reshelling the 535's ( they also reshell other universals ) and I was going to have 3 drivers added, but like I said, I was advised to go for the Miracle which from the outside will look the same as how my 535's would've looked if I'd have had them customised.

Regarding the finish of the Miracles I've ordered.
The left tip is smoked black, right tip smoked white.
Left and right shells are also smoked black and the faceplates are in wood.
post #2218 of 2880
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post


Apparently, UM can add upto 5 drivers when reshelling the 535's ( they also reshell other universals ) and I was going to have 3 drivers added, but like I said, I was advised to go for the Miracle which from the outside will look the same as how my 535's would've looked if I'd have had them customised.

Regarding the finish of the Miracles I've ordered.
The left tip is smoked black, right tip smoked white.
Left and right shells are also smoked black and the faceplates are in wood.

Never seen wood faceplates yet...

post #2219 of 2880
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Never seen wood faceplates yet...

If you go on www.uniquemelody.co.uk then go on THE LINEUP, it show the exact look of the custom IEM I've ordered, apart from one of the tips in my order is smoked white
post #2220 of 2880
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

If you go on www.uniquemelody.co.uk then go on THE LINEUP, it show the exact look of the custom IEM I've ordered, apart from one of the tips in my order is smoked white
Wow, it looks great!
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