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I have similar issues... to keep from having the ear loops skew the proper seal by their stiff nature, I have to cinch up the chin slider right under my throat. That keeps it all secure, but whenever the chin slider starts to creep back down I have to tighten it again. Kind of a pain, but it works in keeping the seal.


The seal isn't quite a problem for me. It is just that even with a seal, the isolation is quite below average for an IEM. I wonder why.

 

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These sound promising...
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The seal isn't quite a problem for me. It is just that even with a seal, the isolation is quite below average for an IEM. I wonder why.

 


They are vented if you didn't know that. Just like the FX700
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The seal isn't quite a problem for me. It is just that even with a seal, the isolation is quite below average for an IEM. I wonder why.

 




They are vented if you didn't know that. Just like the FX700


I really didn't know that -- shame on me being an owner of the IEM! That would explain why even with perfect seal, the isolation is pretty bad.

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The seal isn't quite a problem for me. It is just that even with a seal, the isolation is quite below average for an IEM. I wonder why.

 



They are vented if you didn't know that. Just like the FX700


Actually, I think they're NOT vented and there's no sound leakage, either.


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Actually, I think they're NOT vented and there's no sound leakage, either.


Do you not think the slit at the front of the plastic housing is a vent? I can see an air filter inside under some light.

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Is the isolation worse than the FX700's? They have a large vent, yet I don't think the loss is that bad. Of course I've only used them indoors.
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Oddly I think I can achieve better isolation w/ the FX700 than the DDMs or EX1000.  Perhaps I just can't get a handle on that discus design.

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Personally, I found the EX1000 to be slightly more isolating than the FX700. The weird design takes some getting used to but I really like it and find the soft, smooth tips and cables more comfortable than other IEMs as they contact the skin. If you're going to use it indoors, then I think the isolation is not a problem. Outside, well it depends if you're always surrounded by loud noises. 

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Do you not think the slit at the front of the plastic housing is a vent? I can see an air filter inside under some light.


Check the specs here & here. Perhaps I'm not interpreting them correctly.

 

I also tested them for sound leakage - an important issue for me - and there's none. When they're vented, sound leaks. My EX500s are vented and sound does leak from them.

 

post #327 of 2984

I feel like the isolation is a touch better than the FX700. I got a chance to listen back to back at the UK meet (EX1K & FX700), and definitely felt the EX1K did a slightly better job. I think they're not too far off of the IE8, and definitely a decent amount better than the DDM. 

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Personally, I found the EX1000 to be slightly more isolating than the FX700.

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I feel like the isolation is a touch better than the FX700.

 

x3. Actually, I too think that the small slits are vents (despite the specs saying otherwise) and maybe just too small to cause significant leakage. Plus the EX1000's thin and lightweight magnesium alloy housing may also be unfavorable to isolation.

post #329 of 2984

james-

It was your FX700 pair I came to that conclusion with at the UK meet! 

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^ Yep, I thought so when I read your post. Did you try the 1601 FADs too?

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