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post #3271 of 4182
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Originally Posted by Kwerk View Post

Oh yes I've found foam and flange tip configurations that work excellently for my MEelec M6 and Monster iSport, but those and nothing else could put any impact into the 8320s.

it takes time to get used to..    the same thing happened to me with car audio as i transitioned from being a boomer to a sq tweak...   2 12" in ported enclosures,,,  the 2 12" in sealed,,,  then 1 12" in sealed  to finally my competition system was a single 12" mounted infinite baffle... ....     

 

im not a boomer but there are times that i want a lil more low end from my audio devices,,,  i say give it a lil time,,,

post #3272 of 4182

I've been looking to practice a re-cable and my soldering, so I thought why not use the monoprice 9927s? They are cheap and the cable has murderous intent -- I swear it would tangle choke me to death the first time I let my guard down. 

This will be my first ever re-cable, and my knowledge is limited.

 

After looking over the posted re-cable, and searching the thread, I was unable to find any mention of possible cable to use for the project.

I found this cable on eBay ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-feet-solid-30-AWG-Silver-Teflon-Wire-Twisted-Pair-/230821062541?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item35be01e78d ) that I think would work fairly well. If anyone can offer up an experienced opinion, it would be well received. 

 

Also any additional tips/pointers that would make the process a little smoother are appreciated.

Just to reiterate the purpose of this is for fun/practice. I have no expectations of better sound, etc.

post #3273 of 4182

i would like to see your outcome

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just thought i would share this..

 

the fit and finish is perfect..  the black tube is from a double flanged tip and the mold is silicone...  the detailed sound is maintained, no different than what you get with the flanged tips.. but the seal is much much better, stays in place and im loving it,, i can actually sleep with them on,,, or exercise with them

 

i took care to cover the port hole with tape while doing this and removed the tape once the silicone curred.. i have tried doing this several times and this is my last..  i think i found the right combination , size and finish... 

 

thank you all for dealing with my rant about the molds.. but i am loving this,, much better than any foam or silicone flange tips i have bought (14bux for comply tips and 5 bux here and 5 bux there for flanged tips) , ,,,  i have spent more money tips that the mold is by far the best option cost wise and affectiveness... i have spent less money doing trail and error and experimenting with the silicone than i did with ordering tips...

post #3275 of 4182

So after quite some time and frustration, I've figured out my problem with these...

I need to somehow elongate the barrel, OR find tips that are long and thin. I've tried bi-flange Image S4 tips, but they come up just a bit short. Maybe 1mm or 2mm, because if I push the headphones in with my finger, they sound great. But as soon as I let go, the great seal is gone. Any help?

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I'm thinking about recabling my two 8320's (actually one 8320 and one 9927) - I quite like their sound (particularly with the port taped over), but the cable is the bane of my existence. The question, of course, is where to get replacement cables? It would seem that the easiest solution would be to buy a couple of cheap IEM's that happen to come with good cables, unless someone out there has one or two dead IEM's (with good cables, of course) they'd be willing to part with at a low price.

Can anyone recommend an appropriate IEM to buy for its cable, or sell me an IEM corpse or two? I don't want to bother doing the work if I'll just be replacing horrible cables with lousy ones, but if I can get up to "decent" or better, then it's time to heat up the soldering iron!
post #3277 of 4182

I'm having a hard time liking these. I enjoy my ES18s more and they were only a couple dollars more than what I paid for these. They fit about the same, but the 9927 has less bass. I'll be runnig pink noise out of them for the next few days. These were initial impressions of course. They are an awkward fit. Do the majority of people try to deep seat them or put them in as ear bud type? I've noticed using the bigger tips, I can put them in like an ear bud and get somewhat of a seal; it does not sound hollow and catually has nice clarity and treble; the bass is just lacking.  

post #3278 of 4182
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Originally Posted by ksimm033 View Post

I'm having a hard time liking these. I enjoy my ES18s more and they were only a couple dollars more than what I paid for these. They fit about the same, but the 9927 has less bass. I'll be runnig pink noise out of them for the next few days. These were initial impressions of course. They are an awkward fit. Do the majority of people try to deep seat them or put them in as ear bud type? I've noticed using the bigger tips, I can put them in like an ear bud and get somewhat of a seal; it does not sound hollow and catually has nice clarity and treble; the bass is just lacking.  

With a good seal and burn in the bass gets a little better. With some extra juice from an amp they sound much better but still light on bass
post #3279 of 4182
The trick to getting decent bass out of these involves two things: first, getting a good seal, which may be tricky given their design; and second, taping over the port on the inner side of the housings.

Once you've done both of these, you should be able to get good bass out of your 8320's - keeping in mind that they're not intended to be basshead 'phones. They're good at conveying what's actually in your recordings, but they don't add to what's there.

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Just got a pair yesterday, and they shocked the crap out of me :"O

I can't imaging how a 7$ pair sound that great :"O

Dsnuts, you RULE!!!! xD

post #3281 of 4182

removed .....That's an affiliate link

 

check Amazon

 

Monoprice 108320 Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones, Silver for 4.59$


Edited by musicinmymind - 2/20/13 at 7:14pm
post #3282 of 4182
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Originally Posted by jaejw1 View Post

thank you all for dealing with my rant about the molds.. but i am loving this,, much better than any foam or silicone flange tips i have bought (14bux for comply tips and 5 bux here and 5 bux there for flanged tips) , ,,,  i have spent more money tips that the mold is by far the best option cost wise and affectiveness... i have spent less money doing trail and error and experimenting with the silicone than i did with ordering tips...

 

No need to apologize, jaejw1!  I've been following your posts with great interest, as I've been considering doing this myself.  The little tips, such as keeping the flange tips in when you set them, as well as covering them with tape, are invaluable.  Thanks!  Keep the wisdom coming!

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Originally Posted by robbneu View Post

 

No need to apologize, jaejw1!  I've been following your posts with great interest, as I've been considering doing this myself.  The little tips, such as keeping the flange tips in when you set them, as well as covering them with tape, are invaluable.  Thanks!  Keep the wisdom coming!

thanks..    well if it means anything..  my last ones made (the ones i just posted pics of) seem to sound a bit better.. in my opinion...   all the songs i would pass and not give two thoughts about on my ipod , i am now enjoying with great delight.

 

i used these double flanged on my last DIY's,,  http://www.buyincoins.com/new_en/details/3-x-pairs-double-mp3-ears-earphones-headphone-in-ear-silica-gel-buds-tips-product-7698.html   the tube itself is pretty wide,, and it was an easy fit over the nozzle..   and like i mentioned i just cut the flanges off and was left with the  tube and i went from there..

 

i will do this with my 9396 earphones also and i willl take pics of it as i go along,,,,  the 8320's was just an experiment that turned out very well..  

post #3284 of 4182
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Originally Posted by DonRadlauer View Post

The trick to getting decent bass out of these involves two things: first, getting a good seal, which may be tricky given their design; and second, taping over the port on the inner side of the housings.

Once you've done both of these, you should be able to get good bass out of your 8320's - keeping in mind that they're not intended to be basshead 'phones. They're good at conveying what's actually in your recordings, but they don't add to what's there.

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After 40 hrs of burn in and covering up the ports on the inside, the bass is more pronounced and tighter. Still have very good clarity, but IMO is a little slow. On some of the songs I listen to, it seems the bass hits a little late or it's very faint. Other than that, I'm liking these for $10. I dunno how often I'll reach for them but now def considering spending $15 on some complys. I will keep experimenting with them as I'm interested in what these $10 things can do.
post #3285 of 4182

forgot to post this... but this is what they look like when placed in the ear..   not so pretty but very functional, stays inplace, isolates well and feels like im not wearing anything at all.. .. 

 

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