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post #1021 of 1075

Anyone here know how to DIY CIEM cable? I know the way make MG6pro sound even better. I need to try out first tho.

post #1022 of 1075

**** - one of my vent plugs must have got snagged or something today as when I went to put them in my ears today I noticed the left monitor's one was gone. Can't find it anywhere grrrr. I used the biggest ones so it looks like I'll need to order another set. Doh. These are the one thing I'm a bit wary about with the MG6 Pros - the plugs fit fairly securely in the shells, but not secure enough that you couldn't pull one out by accident. :(

post #1023 of 1075

FS are nothing if swift - got a reply already, they're sending me some replacement vents in an envelope. Will cost all of a fiver so I'll live. Lesson learned though!

post #1024 of 1075

If you use the large vents, then why don't you simply drill out one of your spare smaller vents?

post #1025 of 1075
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post #1026 of 1075

Knowing me, that wouldn't end well.

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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

If you use the large vents, then why don't you simply drill out one of your spare smaller vents?

post #1027 of 1075
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Originally Posted by Somnambulist View Post

Knowing me, that wouldn't end well.

 

 

I should've elaborated more.

 

I didn't mean fit the vents and then drill them wink_face.gif

 

Neither did I mean hold a vent in your fingers and drill them with an electric drill - with silicone, it's likely to 'grab' and injure your fingers.

 

What I actually meant is put a fine drill bit, of the appropriate size (roughly 1.3mm or thereabouts?) into the chuck of any drill you have, and then, holding a silicone vent with your fingers (not attached to the CIEM), manually rotate it around the drillbit or manually rotate the drill chuck. Either way, no electrical rotation, just manual rotation using your hands/fingers.

 

OR, if you're very patient, you could sit and wait for an envelope to arrive from Philadelphia! popcorn.gif


Edited by Mython - 2/20/13 at 2:05pm
post #1028 of 1075

Eh I don't suppose it'd hurt to have spare vents in case more go walkabout. I get what you mean though.

post #1029 of 1075

Ironically, FS didn't supply any sealed vents (i.e. no holes) with mine, and I hate the whistling noise any time I'm walking and there's a stiff breeze.

 

Everyone has different preferences, I guess.

post #1030 of 1075

I tend to use my other pair of CIEMs for commuting these days, just because I think the MG6 Pros seem to perform at their best when the drivers can breathe the most - it's fine for home/work though.

post #1031 of 1075
What's your other pair of CIEMs? What do you think of them compared to the mg6pro?
post #1032 of 1075

I have the SoundEar3's, which are from a newish UK company that are very local to me, I wrote a review the other week. Ultimate Hearing Protection Systems - their site is UtlimateEar but that's... well, you know, very close to Ultimate Ears and they're totally different companies.

 

They're quite different to my FS's. They're not as 'open' sounding (I listen to the MG6 Pros with the biggest vents), and lack that ridiculous bass feel, although they still reproduce the lowest tones in music I have. The silicone isolates way better in noisy environments though and they're perhaps a little more sparkly in the highs. Being BA driver, they're also more 'BA sounding' in terms of separation of everything, where as the Futuresonics remind me slightly more of full size speakers in their reproduction. The SE3's are a little warmer/funner too, I think. I want to try my MG6 Pros with a Silver Poison cable as well and compare again. The SE3s don't have a removable cable.... er... they go in a lot deeper into my ear too and seal fully, the FS's are a perfect fit, but don't go right down into your ear or vacuum seal.

 

For travelling I prefer the SE3 as the MG6 Pros sound can't be enjoyed as much when you get wind noise from the Tube even when music is playing. This might be mitigated by using smaller/sealed vents, but I don't like changing them as IMO the more you swap them out, the more likely you are to lose them lol.

post #1033 of 1075
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For travelling I prefer the SE3 as the MG6 Pros sound can't be enjoyed as much when you get wind noise from the Tube even when music is playing. This might be mitigated by using smaller/sealed vents...

 

 

No, I can confirm that even the smallest vents still suffer badly from wind noise.

 

I'm going to seal my vents with silicone, just as soon as I get around to it.


Edited by Mython - 2/21/13 at 4:28pm
post #1034 of 1075

I'd be very interested in reading a comparison of the UM Miracle and the FS MG6pro, if anyone has listened in detail to both.

post #1035 of 1075
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Haha wind noise? I walk over 1.5 hours a day with them and rarely did I encounter wind noise. So less then 1 % of the time you encounter wind noise over shadows the 99%?

 

 

 

Perhaps it depends on how loudly you listen to them, to drown out the sound of the wind  wink.gif

 

With a username like 'DeepBass', I'm guessing you listen fairly loudly.

 

I, on the other hand, do not listen loudly (and I'm not alone in doing this - Average_Joe listens to his CIEMs quietly, too, although he doesn't happen to own MG6 Pro).

 

I went ahead and sealed my MG6Pros and they've been much better for being sealed, in terms of wind noise, but I look forward to the coming months when I can finally replace them with another CIEM. MG6 Pro has not been a happy purchase for me, on several levels.

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