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Originally Posted by sibilantz View Post

Yeah, I hope so too! This will my the first CIEMs for me.

 

Just another (noob) question - I've noticed that U-IEMs uses silicon buds but are CIEMs just the plastic? Doesn't look as comfy as silicon buds tho!

 

Or are we able to put buds on? =S

I have never heard of putting any kind of buds on a Custom.  I used the word the word 'bud' for my buddy or friend who makes cables as a hobby.

 

Correct, plastic can be uncomfortable that is why it is very important to get good ear impressions so UM can make them perfect for your ears.

Have you gotten your impressions made already?

post #287 of 2879
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I have never heard of putting any kind of buds on a Custom.  I used the word the word 'bud' for my buddy or friend who makes cables as a hobby.

 

Correct, plastic can be uncomfortable that is why it is very important to get good ear impressions so UM can make them perfect for your ears.

Have you gotten your impressions made already?

Lol no, I know what you meant when you said bud, it just came to my mind as I was looking through pics of some CIEMS.

 

I havent had my impressions made yet, I'm still looking around for places to get it done because one place in the CBD quoted me $100 ... which is ridiculous right because I've read around here its usually $50 tops.

 

I'm not in a rush though, will probably order in early-mid december in hope for some sale and see reviews of the 1964 V6s. 

 

I do hope that the plastic will feel like its 'barely there' in the ear though, otherwise maybe I should ask them for a universal shell, but then again that kind of ruins the whole point of customs right/?!? Maybe not haha

post #288 of 2879

@sibilantz, I am also thinkng on buying my first CIEM, just like you I think I am going to wait a while just to see the impresions on the new JH13 with the new freqphase.

 

so far i have the following candidates:

 

UM Miracles

Frogbeats C4

JH13

 

I am using a Sony MDR-EX1000 and I like them but I have not decided yet wich to get

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Looking for suggestions here, I just received my SE535LTD's in the mail and I honestly love the sound. However, after about an hour they cause a fair amount of pain.  I found out where the pain is coming from, see picture attached below. I do not know if customs can solve the issue. All I know is after an hour or so, the pain is quite a bit on that area of the ear cartilage (Antitragus?).

 

Do you think customs can solve this issue? I bought the Shures due to their data sheet claiming up to 37 dB of sound isolation (Not true if you are not wearing the triple flange tips I have found). My top priorities are Comfort, Sound Isolation and Audio Quality. I am on an airplane more than on the ground it feels like due to my job, however I am unwilling to sacrafice sound quality either thus me not just purchasing Bose QC15's. I think if I am going to purchase customs it will be the UM Miracle, but I want to see what you guys think about my issue of pain and if it can be resolved with a custom.

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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post #290 of 2879

If you get good impressions, discomfort will not be a factor. I paid around 75 bucks for a professional who has done them for The Who before and when I got my Miracle back from China they fit perfectly with no issues. The isolation,sound and comfort are the main pluses for the Miracle. I can wear them for hours and not even feel like they're even in my ears. This allows for full on immersion of your music. The isolation might be too much when walking out in public as I almost got ran over by a car because I couldn't hear it. Anyway I think customs would be a great choice for a person who travels by air that may need isolation, good sound quality and most importantly comfort for those long trips.

 

Andy

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Looking for suggestions here, I just received my SE535LTD's in the mail and I honestly love the sound. However, after about an hour they cause a fair amount of pain.  I found out where the pain is coming from, see picture attached below. I do not know if customs can solve the issue. All I know is after an hour or so, the pain is quite a bit on that area of the ear cartilage (Antitragus?).


Do you think customs can solve this issue? I bought the Shures due to their data sheet claiming up to 37 dB of sound isolation (Not true if you are not wearing the triple flange tips I have found). My top priorities are Comfort, Sound Isolation and Audio Quality. I am on an airplane more than on the ground it feels like due to my job, however I am unwilling to sacrafice sound quality either thus me not just purchasing Bose QC15's. I think if I am going to purchase customs it will be the UM Miracle, but I want to see what you guys think about my issue of pain and if it can be resolved with a custom.


Thanks in advance




It looks like they're sitting lower than usual in your ear which is unavoidable judging from the pic. Just a case of us all being different shapes.

FWIW I find Comply foams great with 535 LEs on planes. They soften the treble sparkle and air slightly, but give great isolation and comfort. Def looks like customs might be a good option for you.
post #292 of 2879

As long as the impressions are accurate any discomfort will be gone. That's one thing customs exclusively have.

post #293 of 2879

hello, can anyone here help me decide if Miracle is worthy upgrade from HD 650? i know HD 650 is fullsize can but it's hard for me to use it portably. Thanks

post #294 of 2879
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Originally Posted by gearofwar View Post

hello, can anyone here help me decide if Miracle is worthy upgrade from HD 650? i know HD 650 is fullsize can but it's hard for me to use it portably. Thanks


Not having heard the HD650 and still waiting for my Miracles, I would expect from the reviews of the Miracle that it would be a clear upgrade from the HD650.

The Miracle is supposed to be in high end territory, while HD650 is very good, but not high end. In other words the Miracle is presumably in a different league.

post #295 of 2879
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Not having heard the HD650 and still waiting for my Miracles, I would expect from the reviews of the Miracle that it would be a clear upgrade from the HD650.

The Miracle is supposed to be in high end territory, while HD650 is very good, but not high end. In other words the Miracle is presumably in a different league.

 


I would be surprised that HD 650 is clearly in lower tier, i have read the review here in which the reviewer ranked it above JH-13 http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-50-headphones-compared#user_JH13 . Not sure if it's true
Btw thanks for the reply, could you make some comparisons (no need to be detailed) between Miracle and some of fullsize cans like LCD2 or HD 800?  thanks again

post #296 of 2879

I have the HD650s and will receive my Miracles this week or next. Happy to provide some thoughts once I do.

 

In relation to Miracles being an upgrade, I expect they will be completely different beasts. The HD650s were a flagship model not that long ago and are still an incredible can (when driven by high quality gear). They my not be the most analytical or surgical option out there (think HD800s, etc.), but many people still choose the HD650 as their headphone of choice.

 

I'm expecting the Miracles to be more analytical than the HD650s, but I don't expect to think of them as "better" or an upgrade. The HD650s will still be my relaxing listening option because they are so smooth and easy to listen. For me the HD650s will be my bliss at home while the Miracles will be my bliss "on the road".

 

PS I'm not a crazy HD650 fanboy, just wanted to make the point that it's different phones for different jobs. Thinking of one as better than another can be counter-productive. If you can, have both!

post #297 of 2879
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Originally Posted by gearofwar View Post

 

I would be surprised that HD 650 is clearly in lower tier, i have read the review here in which the reviewer ranked it above JH-13 http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-50-headphones-compared#user_JH13 . Not sure if it's true
Btw thanks for the reply, could you make some comparisons (no need to be detailed) between Miracle and some of fullsize cans like LCD2 or HD 800?  thanks again

I am for sure going to post my impressions, but I will have to wait for my Miracles to arrive ... which is hopefully a couple of  (or three) weeks from now.

At that time I have both my HE-6 and a LCD-2 r2 plus a more modest SM3 v2 to compare the Miracle to.

 

If you check out the review by project86 he says that the Miracle is on the level of his LCD-2 or maybe even better IIRC.

He also says that he prefers the Miracle to the JH13.

post #298 of 2879
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

 

 

I think you will be pleased. I spoke with the Joker 2 months ago right before I ordered which is well after he wrote the Miracle review. He still rates them 10/10 for sound.

 

Soon I will be getting a custom cable my bud from down under is making for me. Can't wait to try it out to see of it can possibly make it sound better.  I'm skeptical though that it can be any better! etysmile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by gearofwar View Post

hello, can anyone here help me decide if Miracle is worthy upgrade from HD 650? i know HD 650 is fullsize can but it's hard for me to use it portably. Thanks

 

I wrote the above on the last page. Joker rates them 10 out of 10 for sound. They are a fantastic IEM.....that custom cable will be here any day.

post #299 of 2879
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

 

 

I wrote the above on the last page. Joker rates them 10 out of 10 for sound. They are a fantastic IEM.....that custom cable will be here any day.

note that Joker's rating scale is based on all IEMs, CIEMs that he has tried; however, comparing all IEMs to fullsize headphones must be somewhat insane, only top CIEMs might be able to beat old flagship headphones in some ways. 10/10 here means that it has the best SQ on top of IEM/CIEM that he has tried before, also note that there are many other CIEM flagship beside Miracle that he hasn't been able to touch. Btw 10/10 here also doesn't mean it will be able to beat HD 800 or other world top headphones as they are still a leap away from Miracle level and even Stax SR 009 is on another league that CIEMs are still not able to touch

ps: Miracle is not an IEM but a CIEM


Edited by gearofwar - 11/21/12 at 12:23am
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Edited by Saraguie - 11/21/12 at 12:43am
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