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post #1861 of 4815

Indeed, you should be starting with them rotated about 90 degrees forward, and them twist them vertically and into your ear at the same time, like a locking motion. and just reverse that to get them out. It can be a bit weird to get used to at first, i could see it being a problem if you were trying to get them in and out the same way that you would with regular IEMs.

post #1862 of 4815
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Well got the minervas at work today.  Kinda wish that I'd gone for a colour now as clear really does look like a hearing aid!  Anyway had a few teething troubles, mainly to do with the fit.  I can now get the left ear in pretty much easily enough, however the right seems to be hard work for some reason.  Once I've managed to get the right in it feels fine, however it's getting that constant fit that seems to defeat me right now.  Getting them out also seems quite difficult.  If anyones got some advice or video (I can get the acryllic reshell in and out now no bother) then that'd be great!

 

Cheers

 

Here is a video and here are instructions from Spiral Ear.  When the shells are dry, they are difficult to get in and out and don't always seal well, but over time a layer of cerumen will build up on the shells and it will be easier to insert and remove and get a good seal.  You can use a lubricant to speed up the process; did your Mi-3 come with some?

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Here is a video and here are instructions from Spiral Ear.  When the shells are dry, they are difficult to get in and out and don't always seal well, but over time a layer of cerumen will build up on the shells and it will be easier to insert and remove and get a good seal.  You can use a lubricant to speed up the process; did your Mi-3 come with some?

 Thanks. For 5 way it is really hard to insert initially :) Then they get a lot smooth on the surfurce. I guess all silicone IEMs are like this

post #1864 of 4815

I've got quite a few new customs in the works. The first of them just arrived:

 

 

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700

 

Lear LCM-5 with 5 drivers. Joe has a set coming as well so we should have a few different perspectives on the sound. 

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I've got quite a few new customs in the works. The first of them just arrived:

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

Lear LCM-5 with 5 drivers. Joe has a set coming as well so we should have a few different perspectives on the sound. 

 

Those are beautiful.  Are those tips of different material than acrylic or just a different color?

post #1866 of 4815

That's one of the best carbon fiber face plates I've seen.

post #1867 of 4815
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I will post pics of my LCM-5 later, but the shell is not carbon fiber, but a texture on the shell. It has a nice look and my shell is grey and somewhat translucent.
post #1868 of 4815
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Here are pics of my LCM-5 (click for larger images).  In the Lear images the True Texture looks black, but that is just because of the black background.

 

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

I've got quite a few new customs in the works. The first of them just arrived:

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

Lear LCM-5 with 5 drivers. Joe has a set coming as well so we should have a few different perspectives on the sound. 

 

Nice!  What else do you have in the works as we can all benefit from more information about how various custom IEMs sound?

post #1869 of 4815
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Those are beautiful.  Are those tips of different material than acrylic or just a different color?

 

Tips are just clear acrylic. They go really deep into my ears, probably deeper than any of my other customs. It's still comfy though.

 

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That's one of the best carbon fiber face plates I've seen.

 

As mentioned, it's just an imprint/texture on the acrylic rather than actual CF. Looks quite nice in person. 

 

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Nice!  What else do you have in the works as we can all benefit from more information about how various custom IEMs sound?

 

I've got the new 1964 Ears V3 coming, and the rest I have to be quiet about for the moment. I'll definitely post impressions and eventually full reviews.

 

Your LCM-5s look cool - I like the clear with colored tip design. What do you think of the sound thus far? I've only had a limited amount of time with them, and I'm trying to wrap my head around the sound. It's very enjoyable though. But I can't figure out exactly what the cable adapter does, other than reduce sensitivity. I'll have to play with it more. 

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As mentioned, it's just an imprint/texture on the acrylic rather than actual CF. Looks quite nice in person. 

 

Not sure how I missed that.  Still looks very unique though.

post #1871 of 4815
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Nice!  What else do you have in the works as we can all benefit from more information about how various custom IEMs sound?

 

 

You're right.  Without a black background the imprint looks a bit washed out.

post #1872 of 4815
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Tips are just clear acrylic. They go really deep into my ears, probably deeper than any of my other customs. It's still comfy though.

 

 

As mentioned, it's just an imprint/texture on the acrylic rather than actual CF. Looks quite nice in person. 

 

 

I've got the new 1964 Ears V3 coming, and the rest I have to be quiet about for the moment. I'll definitely post impressions and eventually full reviews.

 

Your LCM-5s look cool - I like the clear with colored tip design. What do you think of the sound thus far? I've only had a limited amount of time with them, and I'm trying to wrap my head around the sound. It's very enjoyable though. But I can't figure out exactly what the cable adapter does, other than reduce sensitivity. I'll have to play with it more. 

 

My canals are also very long, about the same length as my musicians fit 8.A, but these are easier to put in/take out as the deepest part of the canals are a bit thinner.  No discomfort and a great fit.

 

Ah, nice on the 1964, I still have to hear something from them one of these days.  What is going on with their V6 (was that the name of it)?

 

Thank you, I do think the clear shell with colored tips came out looking amazing; I imagine your black faceplate also looks amazing in person.  As far as the sound, I have them running in and have been listening to the NT-6 pro and friends for that review, so I would like to reserve my sound thoughts until later, but the adapter does change the sound and make my sources really work!

 

 

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Not sure how I missed that.  Still looks very unique though.

 

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You're right.  Without a black background the imprint looks a bit washed out.

 

My pictures don't really do them justice (I need to spend more time and take better pictures), but the translucent gray does look very good in person.  It doesn't really stand out too much, but the shiny Lear in the middle along with the look is very nice.  

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My canals are also very long, about the same length as my musicians fit 8.A, but these are easier to put in/take out as the deepest part of the canals are a bit thinner.  No discomfort and a great fit.

 

Ah, nice on the 1964, I still have to hear something from them one of these days.  What is going on with their V6 (was that the name of it)?

 

Thank you, I do think the clear shell with colored tips came out looking amazing; I imagine your black faceplate also looks amazing in person.  As far as the sound, I have them running in and have been listening to the NT-6 pro and friends for that review, so I would like to reserve my sound thoughts until later, but the adapter does change the sound and make my sources really work!

 

 

They are still working on the V6 and possibly a V8 model. I think the V3 is a sort of "warm-up", and by the end of the year I imagine their whole line will be replaced with V-series models. But I also know they are very conservative about getting things right - they certainly don't want to rush to put out a 6 driver model until they feel it is good enough/different enough from their other models. 

 

Regarding the adapter for the LCM-5: I did notice that if I use it, I can run them off my tube amps a lot better. Without, the LCM-5 is more sensitive and thus kind of noisy with the three different tube amps I tried. With the adapter, it works very well with two of them and decent with the third. So I like that part of it already. I have yet to try it with portable sources though. 

post #1874 of 4815
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Unique Melody PP6 specs are out and it is available for pre-order.

 

 

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They are still working on the V6 and possibly a V8 model. I think the V3 is a sort of "warm-up", and by the end of the year I imagine their whole line will be replaced with V-series models. But I also know they are very conservative about getting things right - they certainly don't want to rush to put out a 6 driver model until they feel it is good enough/different enough from their other models. 

 

Regarding the adapter for the LCM-5: I did notice that if I use it, I can run them off my tube amps a lot better. Without, the LCM-5 is more sensitive and thus kind of noisy with the three different tube amps I tried. With the adapter, it works very well with two of them and decent with the third. So I like that part of it already. I have yet to try it with portable sources though. 

 

Yea, there is no rush to bring a CIEM to market IMO if they don't have it right.  You want a great launch!

 

I have tried it with the DX100 and Portaphile 627 amp; the amp does OK but even on high gain the DX100 doesn't seem very dynamic with the adapter.  I guess the Tubes voltage works well as I think the impedance is high.

post #1875 of 4815
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Yea, there is no rush to bring a CIEM to market IMO if they don't have it right.  You want a great launch!

 

I have tried it with the DX100 and Portaphile 627 amp; the amp does OK but even on high gain the DX100 doesn't seem very dynamic with the adapter.  I guess the Tubes voltage works well as I think the impedance is high.

 

So I tried the LCM-5 on my Anedio D2. Without the adapter I end up setting volume around 30-40 depending on the music, which is pretty typical of CIEMs. Then I add the adapter to the chain, and have to go up to the 70-80 mark to achieve similar volume. So there is definitely some loss of efficiency happening. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing, as long as the source has enough gain. 

 

I'll have to keep checking on it to see what works and what doesn't. 

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