Originally Posted by piotrus-g
UM Merlin is by no mean "bass heavy" it has great bass but it's quite balanced actually IMHO
I only heard the demo and read others impressions, all of which indicated it was bass heavy. The original wasn't, but then they made it more so according to Project 86, who received the first Merlin. The Rooth LSX5, which also has 4 BAs and a single dynamic was not bass heavy at all, and my TS842 isn't either.
Originally Posted by AmberOzL
@AJ, thank you for the great reply, help mate. My friend doesn't have any high end iem or ciem, he suffered from lack of fit with universals (just like me), went to over and on ear headphones, isolation is not satisfying so he wants to go to the ciem world. I will ask what his budget then we will find something for him. He might get Noble 8C, that's the kind of bass he might like I think. As for me, if I am gonna get a bass monster, it will be either MH335DW or nothing
OK, let me know. The 8.C is probably a very good choice if he wants to spend the cash, and I say probably only because I have not heard it, just the 8.A.
Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs
OK I need some help from you guys. Mingo replied, paraphrasing Unique Melody's reply (so I'm not sure this is exactly what they are saying, as follows:
1. My CIEMs are already molded to the second bend
2. Further lengthening of the CIEMs' ear canals would run the risk of them poking inside my ears uncomfortably
3. Effect of remolding the CIEMs using their stored impressions would be the same (regardless of lengthening the mold<--I think that's what they mean)?
4. They recommend a refit of the CIEMs by thickening select parts of the current mold where I find the fit to be loose.
I think (2) would be a standard disclaimer for any 2nd bend fit, but I need you guys' help with (1). Are these CIEMs second-bend fitted? Where's the second bend?
(in this last pic you may be able to see how narrow the end opening of the mold is compared to the sound tube itself)
Thanks in advance to everybody!
1. Looks like it
3. Yes, but most manufacturers will adjust areas you point out
4. Yes, see #3. That is what is typically done, which just requires them to shave areas or add material (from what I understand)
If you can pinpoint the problem areas, they can fix them. But, it is often difficult to pinpoint areas where you need more material, and explaining just how much they should take off if there is too much. This could lead to many back-and-forths.
You can request a complete reshell with new impressions and see what they say. You may want to cite shipping costs, time, and doing it right the first time if there is any push back.
I have used blue and green material, both with success, but have also had a successful impression taken with pink material. A skilled audiologist is important as well, but it isn't rocket science really, and you may need to insist on how they should do it to make sure it is right. If you don't think it is after they make the impression, ask them to redo it (see what guarantee they will make before they take the impression).