Originally Posted by Mini0510
So LS8 and FX700 are similar in some ways. In which ways are they similar and which ways are they different?
and for the impression kit, can that be used for other custom IEM companies? Would you recommend making the impressions on your own or go to a audiologist?
Im just not sure which audiologist is experienced in Toronto.
I have not done a direct comparison, but you can read my review and my previous answers to your questions to get the feel of the LS8 and how it most likely will compare.
I would recommend an audiologist vs. making your own impressions to make sure they are done right. Saving a bit of money up front may end up costing you more in shipping if you need a refit and another impression. Call around and talk to audiologists and ask if they have made ear impressions for custom monitors before. The UE or ACS (are they in Canada?) site may have a local audiologist.
Originally Posted by Jzbass25
Hey, I figured this thread may have some people in it that can help. I am deciding on getting some tf10's and reshelling or getting some clear tune cm-200's. Anyone have any opinions on either option? I live in orlando florida btw and it seems like there are a good amount of custom iem companies in this city. In-Earz is only about 15 minutes away from me and they'll do free impressions for a custom remold if I come on down.
Also amazing reviews and structure to your review average joe! You are lucky to have some amazing gear, I can only wish my name, Joe, would somehow get me the same collection of headphones haha.
There is one person that has the CTM-200 that posts here, to my knowledge, but the CTM has a different sound signature than the TF10. What are you looking for in your sound signature?
Thank you. Yes, I am lucky to have so many amazing custom IEMs to listen to!
From reading the translated text and looking at the pictures, it sure doesn't seem like those have 14 drivers. But the price is, um, incredible!
Originally Posted by Matter
I am currently using the 4r and I'm loving every moment of it. I spend alot of time with my IEMs because i use them when travelling and at home. Then it dawned upon me one day that the music I am hearing currently can be improved further with customs. So, as a newbie in the custom scene, I'm just really puzzled by how the various BAs from different companies can sound differently if all the BAs are purchased or produced by the same company(?) and also where do you recommend I should start with my 1st custom? I really like the signature of the 4r but somehow i feel the bass isn't as powerful as i want it to be but in terms of vocals, it is really close to the SM3 which I used to own and still prefer for its crisp vocal. Those are the only gripes I have with the 4r but other than that I love it alot and still feel its one of the best investments I have made in awhile.
I am just starting out so am looking to get a good pair of IEMs which I will have nothing to complain about before I work on the rest of my rig. Therefore budget wise, its really flexible because I just want the best.
BAs can sound different just like dynamic drivers can sound different. Companies request specific BA tuning, and other factors such as sound tube length and diameter, crossover frequency, distance from the ear, filters, etc. will change the sound even if the exact same BA is used.
The Spiral Ear stuff (at least the 5-way) is somewhat of a cross between the Westone 4 and SM3, but of course far superior in every way! But, the place for you to start is unknown at the moment, so if you can answer these questions I should be able to help:
- What are you willing to spend
- What, other than the SM3 vocals, are you looking for
- Any country restrictions?
- What type of music do you listen to?
Originally Posted by rainykchan
Hey Joe, when will your em4 review be ready? My em4 just arrived and I'm already fiddling with source matching and cable matching, I would love to hear what comments you have on these aspects. I also want to know what to expect after burning in the phones.
Also, do you have any plans to upgrade your em4 to em6? A Chinese audiophiles who owns both the em4 and em6 said that both ciems have identical tonality to it, but em6 has a slightly warmer and thicker midrange, improved dynamics and obvious improvements in the extension of treble and bass. However, em6 has a smaller head stage, a less airy tone and a lack of neutrality due to the added warmth. I am already tempted to upgrade my em4 for €50:p
I should have the EM4 review posted next week. I have not had time to try different cables, but do have the source matching section.
I don't have plans to upgrade the EM4 to an EM6, and I am actually surprised by the treble extension with the EM4, so I am not sure how much it can improve. I like the EM4 a lot and while I would love to hear the EM6, I am pretty happy with the EM4. Plus, if the EM6 does compare that way vs. the EM4, I think I would prefer the EM4.