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Is it worth reshelling and adding a bass driver to a UE700?

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As the title says, is it worth reshelling and adding a bass driver to a ue700? I have tested the earphones in a shop, but i found that the bass in the earphones were a little weak.

I was wondering if it is worth reshelling and adding a bass driver to it as a friend of mine told me that it may not be worth it as the drivers in the ue700s would not be as good as the drivers that would be added in. He also said that adding a bass driver might not be good as it would not be 'reliable' but i really want a custom iem right now.

Btw, if i were to be reshelling the iems, i would be doing it with g customs

 

I have also tried the shure se215s but i found it irritating as the cables that could spin freely made it hard to put the earphones on.

 

Can anyone help and tell me if i should get the ue700 and reshell it or not? I'm afraid of screwing my ue700 up if i got it.

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I don't think it's ever really worth buying an IEM just to reshell it.  You should just get a cheaper custom instead...like one of the Kozee lineup or something.

post #4 of 9

You might want to consider the Triple Fi 10; more bass than avg and pretty good quality bass to me. 

post #5 of 9

+1.

 

Or at least use them until they break and you wear out the warranty replacements. 
 

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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

I don't think it's ever really worth buying an IEM just to reshell it.  You should just get a cheaper custom instead...like one of the Kozee lineup or something.



 

post #6 of 9

Wow! I can't believe you're considering this.

 

I think you're totally on the right track! The UE700 has excellent mids and highs, but not so good bass, it's better to buy a UE700 and reshell it than to get a standard TWFK driver that hasn't been tuned, because UE has tuned the UE700 driver so well for the mids and highs IMHO.

 

If you combine the UE700 with two specific bass-drivers and reshell it into a custom IEM, you are looking at a model which currently exists on the custom IEM market for around $700 and it only cost you, well, a lot less than that!

 

I bought the UE700 for this purpose, but it sounds so good now I have to buy another one for reshelling and keep one Lol, anyway if you want to see my project I made a thread for it over here -> http://www.head-fi.org/t/568248/ck10-er-4-reshelled-into-ck-4-custom-iem

 

Feel free to PM me if you want more advice, I'm familiar with the company you're talking about btw.

 

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

I don't think it's ever really worth buying an IEM just to reshell it.  You should just get a cheaper custom instead...like one of the Kozee lineup or something.


How is that true, if the UE700 has a TWFK driver inside and cost less than $150, and TWFK custom IEM's can retail for a lot higher?
 

 

post #8 of 9

I'm not sure if anyone has experience with reshell's that add a driver.

post #9 of 9

Most custom IEM companys offer it, but I haven't heard about many people doing it around here, no, people rather go for a tested, popular, advertised product, instead of experimenting like me =]

 

 

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