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post #556 of 625

I can't compare my cables unfortunately. I got recessed sockets and I actually managed to break my right side by continually swapping cables. Now I need a repair.

I only switched cables less than a score of times. Heh.


*if you want to compare cables, make sure you have normal sockets.

post #557 of 625

^ same concern here

 

 

post #558 of 625
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Originally Posted by Kanashimu View Post

I can't compare my cables unfortunately. I got recessed sockets and I actually managed to break my right side by continually swapping cables. Now I need a repair.

I only switched cables less than a score of times. Heh.


*if you want to compare cables, make sure you have normal sockets.



Could you upload a pic of the damage pse? I'd like to see it if possible. Very interesting problem I reckon! But also good to know even if it sucks for you bro... frown.gif

 

 

post #559 of 625

Already did.
 

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Originally Posted by Kanashimu View Post

So I wanted to try that and then I notice something incredibly weird..

 

 

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This is not good. Not good at all.


This is an old photo though. Both of the connections at the right fell out now. There is no sound on the right side. I think this is only an issue for recessed sockets though. I've heard that I shouldn't change cables but did it anyway. Meh, I needed a refit anyway.

 


Edited by Kanashimu - 1/26/12 at 10:07pm
post #560 of 625

I can confirm that we are aware of some dodgy sockets. We've modified our design slightly and our new socket design which should kick in soon (looks exactly the same but is stronger) shouldn't suffer from these things.  As you can see some users that were swapping cables frequently and using different (larger) sized pins were busting sockets.

 

As long as the pin diameter isn't significantly larger than the UM pins, changing cables shouldn't be a problem!

post #561 of 625
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Originally Posted by UniqueMelodyAus View Post

I can confirm that we are aware of some dodgy sockets. We've modified our design slightly and our new socket design which should kick in soon (looks exactly the same but is stronger) shouldn't suffer from these things.  As you can see some users that were swapping cables frequently and using different (larger) sized pins were busting sockets.

 

As long as the pin diameter isn't significantly larger than the UM pins, changing cables shouldn't be a problem!



Hey,

My IEMs are in transit right now for repairs and a refit. Do you think that the sockets will be ready in time?

post #562 of 625

It's highly likely but we can't guarantee it.  All our IEM's, old socket or new are covered by our warranties though so you are always going to be safe.  One thing we'd suggest, measure the pins on your Beat Audio cable and compare them to your UM braided cable.

 

Beat Audio cables bought through UMAus/UMGlobal use a custom overmoulded pin and socket that are exactly the same as the UMCables and sockets.  We worked hard with BA to ensure 100% compatibility with no risk of socket damage due to incorrect pin size.  This is only available through UMGlobal distributors.  Most of our socket problems occur with clients that have bought BA cables or cables built for other IEM's and the pin size is too tight for the socket - though we are still covering these under our warranty. For now.

post #563 of 625
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Originally Posted by UniqueMelodyAus View Post

I can confirm that we are aware of some dodgy sockets. We've modified our design slightly and our new socket design which should kick in soon (looks exactly the same but is stronger) shouldn't suffer from these things.  As you can see some users that were swapping cables frequently and using different (larger) sized pins were busting sockets.

 

As long as the pin diameter isn't significantly larger than the UM pins, changing cables shouldn't be a problem!



Should that include orders shipping in early February (such as mine ;))?

post #564 of 625

Be careful when you clean them. Mine sort of cracked to the point where a very small piece of acrylic (0.5mm x 0.5mm) at the very end of the nozzle broke off and left two 3mm or so long cracks that extend almost all the way down to where the bigger drilled hole stops. I didn't even notice that it had cracked until after I was done cleaning them, and I'm pretty sure I wasn't being wreckless in handling them. I sent an email to UM UK last night about it, so I've yet to hear back, but does anyone know if they'd have to remold the entire shell or if it could be fixed without having to disassemble the entire shell? Of course, it's hard to say without pictures, but to me it would be a surprise if they had to remold it completely. Comparing the left shell to the right, it looks that the right shell is a bit thicker where they've drilled the bigger whole, so I'm not sure if that might be an issue here, but it's hard to tell since the top-part of the nozzle is rounded and thicker than the actual nozzle.

 

In any case, I'd been pondering just hours before whether or not to get a refit (60 day period from the manufacturing date is over, but it hasn't been more than 45 or so days since I actually got them) since I find myself having to turn them ccw to regain a good seal (I don't lose seal, but there is a very noticable difference from when it's well sealed and less well sealed), but I've made up mind and they'll have to be readjusted. It'll be hard to part with them for an unknown period of time, but atleast those that have sent theirs for a refit are glad that they did...

post #565 of 625

Whoah that doesn't sound good!  Is it super cold in Sweden at the moment!?

 

Sounds like you should get a re-fit.  It's hard to part with them, but if they sound better if you tweak them, often we can correct this with a small modification to the nozzle, which we'll repair too of course!

 

 

post #566 of 625

Good to hear about the new connectors. Through Stephen/custom-iem, I've sent my SE530x8 back to UM (sadly just before CNY!!) 'cos my right IEM connector cavity collapsed and broke. Considering I've ordered the SE530x8 back in August plus months of repair work to my left IEM (distortion that took two shipments for the problem to be recognised), and now my right IEM connector issue, I've actually had very little time with my SE530x8.

 

I know both yourself, Matt, and Stephen have your hands tied behind your backs as distributors of UM. However I do wish their QA, & turn-around time improve. My SE530x8 has gone back 3 times now 4 months, and I have the Japan Promo Merlins pending since November.

 

UM as a company has done very well in providing customisation; variations in audio choices (3-8 BAs, hybrids), and aesthetics (in terms of colours and plate offerings). However it's their turnaround time for making, and for repairing that needs improvement.

post #567 of 625
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Originally Posted by UniqueMelodyAus View Post

Whoah that doesn't sound good!  Is it super cold in Sweden at the moment!?

 

Sounds like you should get a re-fit.  It's hard to part with them, but if they sound better if you tweak them, often we can correct this with a small modification to the nozzle, which we'll repair too of course!

 

 


It's pretty cold outside, but warm and fuzzy indoors ;)

 

The issue is that I sold my previous high end universals so I'll have to buy some cheap iem for portable use, which along with the really good fit should make me appreciate häthe refitted customs more once they're returned. 

post #568 of 625

you don't have to crack open the whole shell to correct a small crack, and frequently a larger crack is a lot easier to work with compared to tiny hair-like ones.

post #569 of 625

Hey guys I have tested the Beat Audio silver cables & found them to be a definate improvement to the stock cable. I posted short summary  here. http://www.head-fi.org/t/591563/um-melodys-new-silver-cable-with-miracle  Again it was after I went back to the stock cable that I totally am missing it....

post #570 of 625

For Miracle owners -


What say you about low volume performance? I find that the Miracles are some of the weaker low volume performing headphones that I own. I always have to turn up the volume to medium-high - otherwise it sounds absolutely anemic and lifeless to me.

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