Originally Posted by randomkid
Just got my Alclair reference monitor, amazing, fit was better on left ear, right ear just needed a little clear nail polish to thicken them up. Sound wise too early to tell but impressed by my first custom. I got the pelican case with them and they were a bargain at $330 with custom artwork. I shall review them at some point, thaks for helping me pick my first custom, very satisfied
Congrats on your first CIEM. I am glad to hear you like it, which model did you get, the Duals or Duals XB?
Originally Posted by Cotnijoe
hey Joe. Sorry let me clarify. What i meant was that i was considering purchasing a JH13 still in a the JH Audio shell. But since the reshell would be done by a different company like unique melody, would there be some level of difference in the sound?
also there doesnt happen to be a UM office in North america is there...
Originally Posted by 3nenbgumi
I think average_joe was exactly spot on. There's no way you might know - you cannot cram the original earpieces into your ears without reshelling, and because of that you cannot get an idea of what the original sound signature is like, thus no base for comparison with the sound signature of the pair after reshelling.
To my knowledge, the company doing the reshelling does not merely take out the drivers and put them in the moulds and call that a day. They do measure the frequencies pre and post and do try to match them as closely as possible. Of course, frequencies alone do not tell the whole story, but at least there's something for them to work with. UM and JHA both use acrylic shells on their CIEMs, so my 2 cent is that normally the sonic difference would be negligible.
Yes, 3nenbgumi restated what I meant, thank you! Reshelling should result in a similar sound, but then on the off chance that something does go wrong, how would you know? Of course, there are many people that are happy with their reshelled CIEMs and UM does good work. As long as they use the same parts and keep the sound tubes similar in length and put the filters in exactly the same spot, you should be fine.
The treble of my TF10 reshell was not true to the original, but pushing the dampers a few millimeters closer to the drivers changed the treble back to the original sound, which is an example of how the sound can change in a reshell.
As Mython suggested, do contact Stephen.
Originally Posted by Spen Javer
If it's really sounds like R-50 then it wouldn't be an upgrade. I used R-50 as a base point to help anyone understand the sound signature i like. Sorry if it confused you
Thank you so much!
I'm already addicted to R-50's treble extension and if LCM-5 couldn't do that much, I'm sure i'll be disappointed =(
Now I only have to wait for someone to compare the C-4 to NT-6.
This is somehow, a rare match up...
I am not sure about the treble extension of the R-50, but the LCM-5 performs well in treble extension, which I test by ear with test tones.
I too would be interested in a C-4 to NT-6 or C-4 to LCM-5 comparison.