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post #916 of 1082
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Urgh I haven't been able to find a window to get my ears looked at again. I've been putting drops in daily but they'll probably still need a good flushing out before I can get impressions. Damn ears. FS will probably be chasing me up soon about my order.

 

And yeah, nice review!


Take your time, ear infections are nasty, nasty things.

post #917 of 1082

Yeah. I'm doing the drops and need to book an appointment to the Docs - if they look at them and says they're clear, cool, if not then everything should be softened enough for her to syringe them, or whatever technique they use these days.

post #918 of 1082
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Yeah. I'm doing the drops and need to book an appointment to the Docs - if they look at them and says they're clear, cool, if not then everything should be softened enough for her to syringe them, or whatever technique they use these days.

 

Look for an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor that uses suction, not syringe.  He will be looking under an microscope to remove all wax.  More thorough and less danger of damage to eardrum.  No pain or discomfort either.  This is what I had to have done and worked beautifully.  wink_face.gif

post #919 of 1082

Noted. The problem with arranging a visit to the GP is the lack of time due to being at work - although it would be free. As there are a number of ENT places near where I work that use microsuction that are pretty much walk-in, I'll probably go with that, although the prices are between £70-100 from what I've seen, so not cheap!

post #920 of 1082
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Just in case anyone missed it, here's a nice review of the 10mm MG5Pro custom-fit in-ear monitor:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620040/future-sonic-mg5pro-experience#post_8561414

 

Check it out!

 

It's the little brother of the 13mm MG6Pro.

post #921 of 1082

Hoping to get my ears flushed out on Weds and impressions made Friday but we'll see... might be able to post them off early next week. Knowing my luck I'll need refits too lol.

post #922 of 1082

Yep - 10:30 tomorrow morning! Paying through the nose for it, but at least my ears will be clean as a whistle.

 

Impressions on an afternoon next week hopefully... going to do open and closed to compare - the ppl doing my impressions can keep the closed for the sleeping plugs and I'll send the open ones off to FS.

 

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Hoping to get my ears flushed out on Weds and impressions made Friday but we'll see... might be able to post them off early next week. Knowing my luck I'll need refits too lol.

post #923 of 1082
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Yeah. I'm doing the drops and need to book an appointment to the Docs - if they look at them and says they're clear, cool, if not then everything should be softened enough for her to syringe them, or whatever technique they use these days.

 

I had a bit of a hiccup prior to getting my impressions done for my MG6Pro. Had sizeable ear wax in my right ear so I was on the drops and the doc flushed it out a week later; he used a syringe with a flexible plastic tube that was really thin and flushed warm water gently to push the wax out, and out it came. Important thing is to be conscientious with the ear drops. That dissolves the wax sufficiently. Mine are now as clean as a whistle.

 

And without further ado...here they are.

 

700

 

700

 

I used to use Atrios with SofterWear sleeves so I am no stranger to inserting customs, but dang, my right helix is aching a little. Not sure if it'll go away with time, but I hope it does.

 

Had a preliminary overnight burn in of 8 hours, and used them for rehearsal today in church. I'm plugged in to the Aviom personal monitoring system, and I have my drums already EQ-ed for what I liked with the Atrios. 

 

The sound is everything I had in the Atrios, on steroids. It's like someone came and cleaned up the midrange and highs just enough for them to shine. The electric guitars and snare are warmer, and the snare has more pop. The toms growl more, and are warmer. Cymbals have just that little bit more shimmer. The bass guitar and kick were, as you'd expect, full bodied, not muddy and impactful (pardon the pun). 
 

Sidenote: A little bit on drum EQ for monitoring. If you're a drummer, this is what I've picked up over the years that I found works for me. I like my kick tight, but this is dependent on the genre of course. I play pop, rock, ballads, a bit of blues, and the tightness helps you feel more assured of the kick drum. Especially on faster passages, you feel like the groove is more locked down, plus it helps for other musicians on the monitors, to ground the groove. It feels better, and as a musician, when you feel better, you'll play better. Technically, I usually boost the kick at around the 90Hz region, then scoop the mids above 300Hz slightly, so the tone has that low end growl, without being muddy. I then have a slight boost at the 5KHz point, with a very narrow Q, to hear the beater tone. 

 

Back to the MG6Pro, so far so good. I am very impressed with the sound stage. With the Atrios, insertion was deep (I use the small tips, as I have small canals). Even with the SofterWear tips, which meant a slightly shallower insertion, the soundstage cannot rival that of the MG6Pro. It's just so much more spacious. I'm listening to John Mayer's Where The Light Is album, and I feel like I'm really in the crowd. The mix seems so much more organic and spacious! I'm blown away!

post #924 of 1082

Had it done! Was weird as hell. Right ear took a lot longer than my left - pretty uncomfortable at times but O M G the amount of crap that come out of my ears, it was like a handful of kidney beans when it was all over. The lady at the Clear Ear Clinic (Mary) joked that she was surprised I could hear anything. Some of the wax was right on my ear drum as well :/

 

My ears are completely clear now, bit pink on the inside, and have to keep them dry a couple of days - then impressions next week... then hopefully not long till I get my customs.

 

Calebkzh - yours look great! Nice impressions too.

post #925 of 1082
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Had it done! Was weird as hell. Right ear took a lot longer than my left - pretty uncomfortable at times but O M G the amount of crap that come out of my ears, it was like a handful of kidney beans when it was all over. The lady at the Clear Ear Clinic (Mary) joked that she was surprised I could hear anything. Some of the wax was right on my ear drum as well :/

 

My ears are completely clear now, bit pink on the inside, and have to keep them dry a couple of days - then impressions next week... then hopefully not long till I get my customs.

 

Calebkzh - yours look great! Nice impressions too.


Whoa! A good reminder of why it's important to have an ear cleaning done before having custom iems made!

post #926 of 1082
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Awesome review Caleb. I hear the MG6Pro just like you do. They are a great step-up from the Atrio.

post #927 of 1082

It had been in my ears for a few years by the looks of things - one of the drawbacks of regularly using IEMS, cotton wool buds and so on is that it can lead to wax being pushed down into the ear and compacting - leading to dark, hard wax that won't come out naturally as wax normally does.

 

I obviously didn't notice my hearing suffer over a long period of time but now I've had this done it's literally like 'a veil has been lifted'. My voice even sounds slightly different lol.

post #928 of 1082
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It had been in my ears for a few years by the looks of things - one of the drawbacks of regularly using IEMS, cotton wool buds and so on is that it can lead to wax being pushed down into the ear and compacting - leading to dark, hard wax that won't come out naturally as wax normally does.

 

 

 

Do you experience dry or itchy skin? Or aching joints?

post #929 of 1082

Nope. I'm pretty healthy, lift 3 times a week, 5ml of high strength Omega 3 liquid daily, drink a ton of water, practice Intermittent Fasting (Leangains style). :D

post #930 of 1082

Fair enough, just thought it was worth askin' !  :-)

 

 

Intermittent fasting is well worthwhile, too; I'm of a similar inclination myself.

 

To keep your wax down to manageable levels in future, don't forget a couple of drops of olive oil in each ear, 2 or 3 times a week keeps the wax from hardening.

 

Hope you enjoy the MG6Pros; they're not for everyone but those that do like them seem to like them quite a lot.

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