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You definitely did not see me. I'm getting them on Thursday

post #272 of 574
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Thanks for the detailed response CEE TEE! Could you describe the sound signature of a 50-50-50 PRM since they're not flat? Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to listen to them at the last NY head-fi meet but i'm definitely gonna try them out in the next meet.

Hi There...glad someone made it through my post!  I will be out of town this weekend and by the time I am free this week, it is close to 11pm and I'm too tired to do some of the listening tests I have lined up.  I'll try in the next couple of weeks to get to know the PRM in a couple of sessions.  It is hard not to fiddle with the dials to see what they do but I probably should try to just discern the differences between the PRM 50-50-50 and the UERM.  Then I should try to dial in something I might like better.  Thanks for a good strategy.  In the meantime, I <highly> recommend @average_joe's awesome multi-CIEM review thread for some comparisons.  I know I read that very quickly after he added it.  I'll try to form my impressions before reading it again and then compare/share notes.  More data points are a good thing since there aren't enough of them out there.  Forgive me if I don't do it quickly as I am also supposed to compare a DAC that someone very nicely lent to me...

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It looks like you got your title CEE TEE :)

 

I have my audiologist appointment on Thursday so one step closer to getting the UERM. On another note my Buffalo DAC might arrive that day but I kind of hope it doesn't or arrives before I leave work that day. It would really suck if it came after I left lol.

 

At the meet a few weeks ago I was talking to Mike a bit about the PRM and it seemed like I understood it better. I thought you could just dial it in to whatever signature you wanted where default starts off flat. Apparently there is some default signature or a standard that it comes with and then from you there you adjust the dials to suit you up to a certain point.

@rawrster!  Yes...whoa, hadn't thought about what the title would be and that I might end up with a signature banner.  I'll contribute more as I can provide comparisons and offer decently-formed thoughts. Congrats on setting your audiologist appointment and in getting some UERM!

 

 

Answered PRM questions more here.  Sorry for the slightly off-topic, Joe!  Let me know if it is cool to carry on in this thread or your PRM review threads.  I'm also interested in your continued comparisons...beerchug.gif


Edited by CEE TEE - 4/30/13 at 12:05am
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post #273 of 574

yea congrats on the side gig CEE TEE.  so i can send you pm for ue questions? 

 

 

i tried gsx-mk2 before. overkill?  not really, after all it's still sound better than my portable setup, which is an ipod with clas r plus pico power/slim.  nice to have the extreme isolation at home sometimes.   i'll try rp010 next time

post #274 of 574
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Hi There...glad someone made it through my post!  I will be out of town this weekend and by the time I am free this week, it is close to 11pm and I'm too tired to do some of the listening tests I have lined up.  I'll try in the next couple of weeks to get to know the PRM in a couple of sessions.  It is hard not to fiddle with the dials to see what they do but I probably should try to just discern the differences between the PRM 50-50-50 and the UERM.  Then I should try to dial in something I might like better.  Thanks for a good strategy.  In the meantime, I <highly> recommend @average_joe's awesome multi-CIEM review thread for some comparisons.  I know I read that very quickly after he added it.  I'll try to form my impressions before reading it again and then compare/share notes.  More data points are a good thing since there aren't enough of them out there.  Forgive me if I don't do it quickly as I am also supposed to compare a DAC that someone very nicely lent to me...

@rawrster!  Yes...whoa, hadn't thought about what the title would be and that I might end up with a signature banner.  I'll contribute more as I can provide comparisons and offer decently-formed thoughts. Congrats on setting your audiologist appointment and in getting some UERM!

 

 

Answered PRM questions more here.  Sorry for the slightly off-topic, Joe!  Let me know if it is cool to carry on in this thread or your PRM review threads.  I'm also interested in your continued comparisons...beerchug.gif

 

Take your time, more accurate reviews on high-end products is always a good thing. Listening with the demo units are a pain though.

 

 

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You definitely did not see me. I'm getting them on Thursday

Ahh i see. Be sure to try out the other CIEMs while you're there :D

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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post

Hi There...glad someone made it through my post!  I will be out of town this weekend and by the time I am free this week, it is close to 11pm and I'm too tired to do some of the listening tests I have lined up.  I'll try in the next couple of weeks to get to know the PRM in a couple of sessions.  It is hard not to fiddle with the dials to see what they do but I probably should try to just discern the differences between the PRM 50-50-50 and the UERM.  Then I should try to dial in something I might like better.  Thanks for a good strategy.  In the meantime, I <highly> recommend @average_joe's awesome multi-CIEM review thread for some comparisons.  I know I read that very quickly after he added it.  I'll try to form my impressions before reading it again and then compare/share notes.  More data points are a good thing since there aren't enough of them out there.  Forgive me if I don't do it quickly as I am also supposed to compare a DAC that someone very nicely lent to me...

@rawrster!  Yes...whoa, hadn't thought about what the title would be and that I might end up with a signature banner.  I'll contribute more as I can provide comparisons and offer decently-formed thoughts. Congrats on setting your audiologist appointment and in getting some UERM!

 

 

Answered PRM questions more here.  Sorry for the slightly off-topic, Joe!  Let me know if it is cool to carry on in this thread or your PRM review threads.  I'm also interested in your continued comparisons...beerchug.gif

 

No problem and not really off topic if you ask me, the more information the better!

post #276 of 574

I got the impressions today. They had to clean my ears as well. I thought my ears were pretty clean but oh well.

 

They do say 2 weeks so hopefully by the end of the month I'll get them.

post #277 of 574
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I got the impressions today. They had to clean my ears as well. I thought my ears were pretty clean but oh well.

 

They do say 2 weeks so hopefully by the end of the month I'll get them.

Once the impression arrives, they'll give you a completion date. They kept their promise and shipped mine on the date they promised. I really like UE's customer support. They even upgraded my shipping to 2 day when I sent it off for a refit.

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I'm currently using the Etymotc ER4S and I'm wondering if it would be worth upgrading to the UERM. Can anyone who has heard the ER4S and UERM compare the differences?
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I'm currently using the Etymotc ER4S and I'm wondering if it would be worth upgrading to the UERM. Can anyone who has heard the ER4S and UERM compare the differences?

 

If you like the ER4S, you will like the UERM.

 

If you don't like the ER4S, you may also like the UERM.

post #280 of 574
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I'm currently using the Etymotc ER4S and I'm wondering if it would be worth upgrading to the UERM. Can anyone who has heard the ER4S and UERM compare the differences?

Although I have not heard the ER4S, I had a M5. This is how I think: UERM has similar sound signature but with wider sound stage and more detail and clarity. UERM has much better resolution and bass extension as well. But anyways, think of UERM as a refined and upgraded version of the UERM. I upgraded from SE535, and after owning the UERM for a week, I sold my SE535 because UERM was so much better.

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I'm currently using the Etymotc ER4S and I'm wondering if it would be worth upgrading to the UERM. Can anyone who has heard the ER4S and UERM compare the differences?

 

The IERM is brighter than the ER4S with significantly more capability to reproduce sustained bass notes.  The IERM has many technical advantages over the ER4S, many of which stem from a better proportions and more 3D soundstage, including better imaging, a more transparent sound, resolution of additional detail, and more clarity.  The ER4S is more immediate and faster and more forgiving in the treble of poorly mastered tracks.

 

How large these differences will be for you is going to be dependent upon your source and perception.

post #282 of 574

I just received my UERMs! But they messed up on shell coloring... I request for only the faceplate to be solid white, and they made the entire shell solid white instead of Translucent Green 0026 for the left shell and Translucent Red 0012 for the right side... I'm going to contact Mike Dias to see if there's anything that can be done about this :(

 

This is how they turned out:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=B7A2617066EFA1C8!1911&authkey=!AJvd7zeoClryicA


Edited by thegunner100 - 5/30/13 at 8:09am
post #283 of 574
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I just received my UERMs! But they messed up on shell coloring... I request for only the faceplate to be solid white, and they made the entire shell solid white instead of Translucent Green 0026 for the left shell and Translucent Red 0012 for the right side... I'm going to contact Mike Dias to see if there's anything that can be done about this :(

 

This is how they turned out:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=B7A2617066EFA1C8!1911&authkey=!AJvd7zeoClryicA

Damn! The artwork looks good - how do they fit? It sucks if they fit well - Maybe a set of JH5's for $250?? - lol.

post #284 of 574

The left Cymba area is slightly tight and pushes against my ears, so I'll probably have to to get that shaved down a little. Otherwise my ear canals get a bit sore after 1.5-2hrs or so. I think my ears just need to adjust to using CIEMs since these are my first pair. It doesn't help that my jaws are still in pain from my wisdom teeth extraction. I'm not sure what you mean by "It sucks if they fit well" though confused_face.gif


Edited by thegunner100 - 5/30/13 at 4:51pm
post #285 of 574

From what I have read (My CIEM's will be my first) that you should give them a week or so to see if the pain subsides (not huge pain, but general soreness) as they are suposed to expand the canal a bit to get a proper seal. If they fit without any pressure, you would likely lose the seal too easily. Again, I am going by what I've read - I remember when Brannon made my impressions, I could feel the material pressing against the canal - so if they take those impressions and add a bit more material - The CIEM's will definitely stretch the opening a bit when inserted. 

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