New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Earsonics sm3 V2 - Page 68

post #1006 of 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

You can add 1-2 inches by cutting the cable cynch in half. My cable cynch was about 1" long and with a small scissor, I trimmed it down to about 1/4 inch. Or you can takeout the cynch entirely and replace it with a little bit of flexiwire. smily_headphones1.gif

I've sent a msg to sunricky to see if he can build a Dark Lord cable with the correct polarity, hopefully I won't need to cut anything. If not, that cinch and stiff as a board memory wire are out of here! The cable is horrible!
Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/7/13 at 1:41am
post #1007 of 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I've sent a msg to sunricky to see if he can build a Dark Lord cable with the correct polarity, hopefully I won't need to cut anything. If not, that cinch and the stiff as a board memory wire are out of here! The cable is horrible!

 

Besides the Y-split being to short I don't find the cable that bad or the memory wire though I did buy mine used so I'm sure he had to suffer through braking the memory wire in.

post #1008 of 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

Besides the Y-split being to short I don't find the cable that bad or the memory wire though I did buy mine used so I'm sure he had to suffer through braking the memory wire in.

It's stiff as fencing wire on a cattle farm, it reduces any comfort around the ears, or leeway for fit. I can handle the IEM and sound no drama, there won't be any complaints, I just really dislike the cable. It was designed for aliens or something. We do not get along.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/7/13 at 1:48am
post #1009 of 1150
The cable were designed like that so it does not become loose when you wear it. Annoying at first when i got the sm3, so i decided to get a whiplash twag to avoid the problem. Until i realise that it was better when it was near my neck.. My 2 cents. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1010 of 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by van41 View Post

The cable were designed like that so it does not become loose when you wear it. Annoying at first when i got the sm3, so i decided to get a whiplash twag to avoid the problem. Until i realise that it was better when it was near my neck.. My 2 cents. smily_headphones1.gif

What do you mean so doesn't come loose? The Y spilt honestly hardly reaches past the bottom of my chin, to a point the cables pulling at the wire ear hoops, it reminds be of a hat with chin strap.




That's what it looks like, you can imagine how it feels. Take a look at the R-50's cable the Y spilt reaches down to your chest, then you use the cinch to adjust it, and I don't see anything becoming 'loose'. I'm sorry but it's a nightmare and the memory wire just tops it off. I have a cable chin strap choking me pulling on stiff wire around my ears.

PS: I don't mean to bash it, It just frustrates me that people try to palm it off as acceptable.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/7/13 at 4:28am
post #1011 of 1150
Why not just use one of his Westone cables?
Quote:
Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I've sent a msg to sunricky to see if he can build a Dark Lord cable with the correct polarity, hopefully I won't need to cut anything. If not, that cinch and stiff as a board memory wire are out of here! The cable is horrible!
post #1012 of 1150
Gilly, have you taken the filters out
post #1013 of 1150
My old pair was defiltered, but ES shipped me a new pair, so the ones I have ATM are still filtered. I'm noticing the soundstage is a little bigger and more even/proportional with filters than I remember it being without, but the sound is not as clear; I'm considering buying a lower impedance pair of the Knoweles dampers to find a middle ground.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

Gilly, have you taken the filters out
post #1014 of 1150
Gotya. Do let us know how it turns out. I think I saw a post about them being sibilant without the filters...others say they are not. I really can't remember how they sound without filters on my V1 and I am too chicken to de-filter my brand new pair. Maybe when my old pair gets back from repairs.
post #1015 of 1150
Are you considering the grey filters?
post #1016 of 1150

Actually I just ordered the whites from Westone. Had to order a new filter  removal from Headroom, too; looks like mine got lost in the chaos of moving >_<

post #1017 of 1150

They are definitely more prone to sibilance than stock, but still not bad by any means; the original is so smooth that it's a bit like saying its not as soft as a baby's ass tongue_smile.gif Still nowhere near as much as the W3 or even TF10. I think mostly it's just a noticeably brighter sound overall, which those who liked the stock SM3 sound probably find either fatiguing or just generally grating.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

Gotya. Do let us know how it turns out. I think I saw a post about them being sibilant without the filters...others say they are not. I really can't remember how they sound without filters on my V1 and I am too chicken to de-filter my brand new pair. Maybe when my old pair gets back from repairs.

Edited by Gilly87 - 3/7/13 at 2:27pm
post #1018 of 1150

Had my SM3v1 for just under two years now. I tried them at first with stock tips and words like 'dark' and 'veiled' comes to mind like so many others have said. One could say the sensorcoms helped my through the dark ages. But about 2 weeks ago I popped the stock tips back on ... and I am totally in love with the SM3 all over again.

 

I can swear they became brighter with time, but I can hear people scream brain burn-in.

The bottom line, who said the tip dependency of the SM3 was a bad thing!

And then we not even talking about filters and v2's cables...eek.gif
 

post #1019 of 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Why not just use one of his Westone cables?

If I'm going to change it out I would rather upgrade to silver plated, I have a Westone cable here (on loan) and it helps but it has to go back very soon.
post #1020 of 1150

What i meant is that the cable that goes around your ears become loose and tends to fall of easier when the y split is not near your neck.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: