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Well so far not impressed with Minerva on the email front at least.  Had one email so far as posted above, and it looks like I should have got a second with a freepost label, but didn't recieve that or the accompanying mail with it!  Did get a slightly odd one tonight, that looks like I've been cc'd onto the internal email list by accident!  We'll see how it goes (at this rate not holding my breath!), if it improves for fairness sake I'll post again.

 

Sorry to hear about your issues. I hope they come through.

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Sorry to hear your tale of woe.  I've found customer service with CIEMs to be more important than virtually anything else I've ever bought.  This is why I'd never again touch anything from Unique Melody.

 

One suggestion (and it worked very well for me when dealing with JH Audio) is to telephone instead of e-mail.  The immediacy of a human voice can sometimes put you on the radar.


I'm not the best person on the phone.  Also by the time I get home from work it would be the answer phone anyway, thanks for the thought though.

post #4053 of 4060

Well back on track with Minerva, slight confusion their end, things moving forward now!

 

Also my micros have arrived (yesterday) safe and sound in Sweden.

post #4054 of 4060

Last update from me for awhile.  Decided in the end not to send the mi's in after all that.  Figured that by the time I ended up paying the repair fees (which were not cheap!) I could put the money towards something different.  I'd been feeling the lack of bass from the single driver for a while so this is a good excuse to upgrade.  Minerva also went someway in making up for the snafu in email that happened at the start.  Whilst they wouldn't be my first choice in the uk/eu if you are interested in them you should be in safe hands.

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anyone tried the multi driver upgrade of the SM3 by UM?
or tried reshelling the SM3 by UM? any impressions?
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I sold off my TF10s and my coppers because I couldn't stand to listen to them any more after getting the NT6pro. Getting a seal is such a nightmare, and the reward of finally achieving a seal is just not that great with Universals in comparison. I just helped my father upgrade a pair of W3s I bought him to customs and he is out of his mind excited at the difference - even with 75 year old ears. The superiority of the custom seal with the associated greater isolation allow you to hear so much deeper into the music with even the same drivers.


I know I may be off subject just a tiny wee little bit, but has anyone thought of upgrading the ears, themselves??? Well, how the heck would you do that, you might ask. Good Question! Thanks for asking. You upgrade your ears by upgrading your diet, yes!

I upgraded my diet recently from a natural unprocessed diet to a completely vegan one, that is: no meat or poultry, no dairy, no eggs, just plant food. The result? The left side of my head and ear and my right side feel much more balanced. The ears produce much less wax and my feeling of increased well-being is allowing me a better listening experience.

And I'm pushing 69. not really that far behind your father in age.  I have never been able to hear as well as I do now, which I think is actually pretty darn good, maybe not quite golden ears, but at least silver.

I find it's not really a given that as one gets older, one's hearing gets worse, and diet is one way to make sure that isn't so.

 

Besides all this, I agree, once you get used to customs, there's no going back to universals!

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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

I sold off my TF10s and my coppers because I couldn't stand to listen to them any more after getting the NT6pro. Getting a seal is such a nightmare, and the reward of finally achieving a seal is just not that great with Universals in comparison. I just helped my father upgrade a pair of W3s I bought him to customs and he is out of his mind excited at the difference - even with 75 year old ears. The superiority of the custom seal with the associated greater isolation allow you to hear so much deeper into the music with even the same drivers.


I know I may be off subject just a tiny wee little bit, but has anyone thought of upgrading the ears, themselves??? Well, how the heck would you do that, you might ask. Good Question! Thanks for asking. You upgrade your ears by upgrading your diet, yes!

I upgraded my diet recently from a natural unprocessed diet to a completely vegan one, that is: no meat or poultry, no dairy, no eggs, just plant food. The result? The left side of my head and ear and my right side feel much more balanced. The ears produce much less wax and my feeling of increased well-being is allowing me a better listening experience.

And I'm pushing 69. not really that far behind your father in age.  I have never been able to hear as well as I do now, which I think is actually pretty darn good, maybe not quite golden ears, but at least silver.

I find it's not really a given that as one gets older, one's hearing gets worse, and diet is one way to make sure that isn't so.

 

Besides all this, I agree, once you get used to customs, there's no going back to universals!


there is some truth to that, when I eat pringles, I really don't hear music that well. and the improvement is major when I stop :wink_face:

seriously I've known a lot of elderly people with great hearing, mostly those who spent years in remote places living mostly in silence had very impressive hearing.

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Well, although more advanced in years and in spite of the fact that I've lived all my life in big cities, eg., New York (yeah, Manhatten and the Bronx), Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Diego, my hearing is pretty damn good, better than ever, I can say confidently. That wax was really causing nulls and discomfort before but besides that, my cells are regenerating!

Yeah, Pringles are mighty disgusting food to fuel your body with. Can't be good.

 

You're saying impossible? What? Awk, Sqawk, I can't hear you, speak louder, lol.


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post #4059 of 4060

Though it seems off topic I don't believe a 'vegan diet' is inherently healthy but rather the reverse.  It becomes very difficult to acquire the proteins and enzymes you need.  The first is very much an issue if you lift weights.

 

Also, animals are delicious.  Yum!

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Though it seems off topic I don't believe a 'vegan diet' is inherently healthy but rather the reverse.  It becomes very difficult to acquire the proteins and enzymes you need.  The first is very much an issue if you lift weights.

 

Also, animals are delicious.  Yum!

I don't think it's completely off topic when you consider the improvement in listening quality one can gain because the body is cleaning out and becoming better able to resuscitate the tissues, including those of the ear which we need to hear our iems with.
Well, I think that the so-called science that says this is deeply and gravely colored by money interests like the cattle Industry, the dairy industry and  big pharma which thrives on people staying sick. They say this because they don't want people to be healthy b/c that would take away business. Yes, that's pretty dark, but it's so true.

I'm thriving very well on the vegan diet, getting plenty of protein even at 69 years of age. I didn't have the energy to feel ready to lift weights and work out until I actually started the vegan diet and am doing quite well on the program. I have also seen some actual pro body builders who are vegan, one has a food supplement company that panders to vegan athletes.

Tell me this, if protein is so important, where do cows, goats, sheep and other big vegetarian animals get their protein? It seems there's plenty of that in the plant kingdom.


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