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post #3721 of 4177
Get some meelec triple flanges...if they will fit. Cut down a hankie to replace the std filter and depending on your tastes put a couple mm's of soft thin open cell foam down the noozle. Then prepare to have your jaw open for and eyes opened for a very extended period of time. Oh yeah and burn em in over at Jlabs. They have put their burnin app off pink noise, white noise and random noise online!

You can run it continuous. Oh so sweet!




Happy Listening!
post #3722 of 4177
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgwtriode View Post

Get some meelec triple flanges...if they will fit. Cut down a hankie to replace the std filter and depending on your tastes put a couple mm's of soft thin open cell foam down the noozle. Then prepare to have your jaw open for and eyes opened for a very extended period of time. Oh yeah and burn em in over at Jlabs. They have put their burnin app off pink noise, white noise and random noise online!

You can run it continuous. Oh so sweet!

Happy Listening!

You should make a little video showing how to do it and some links to the materials.
It seems pretty simple, but I'm sure many would appreciate some visuals.
post #3723 of 4177

Kamakaha:

 

 

No one to shoot it and just have my phone camera.

 

 

If you like I will PM instructions. It's not hard.  Just punching holes in earplug foam and sliding it over and under the slicone flanges using ball point pen front cap from a large pen.  Filters are easy just cut tiny to size and place in...can tamp down to seat with anything of the right diameter.   Open cell foam for inside noozle is just low density open cell foam.  Have to play here to tune.  just cut from a couple mm to 5mm long and about 2mm or so wide and slowly push in then put your cut down hankie filter. 

 

I will PM you full instructions this weekend when I have a few minutes.

 

Happy Listening!
 

post #3724 of 4177

Here is a picture from my crap smartphone to give you an idea.

 

Pardon the foam.  It's old and had to cut from left over tips.  Store was out of my favorite earplug foam.

 

Will redo next week to clean them up with new earplugs.

 

But you get the idea.!!!

 

Best seal ever!!!!!! EVER!

 

Works wonderfully if you got big canals.  Meelecs are available in small and medium I believe, at least medium.

 

post #3725 of 4177
Laying in bed.

9927 in ears with Comply T400 tips.

"Daft Punk - Doin' it Right" playing.

SanDisk Clip+ running through my FiiO E07K.

Perfect, wonderful, full bass. Wow.

These IEMs never cease to amaze me.

..
post #3726 of 4177

For another SQ level up, you could try eq-ing the sound by add +10db from 15k-20k. add +db to 12k make the sound too shrill. just recently apply the eq and amazed how sound improved compared to stock.


Edited by HAMS - 8/13/13 at 8:05pm
post #3727 of 4177

So it's been about almost 3 months since I last posted in this thread, but to be honest, I just kind of forgot to post up my mods. Now forgive me for the terrible image quality since I took these pictures with my itouch. 

These are monoprice 9927 with a mogami 2893 cable, MDPC-X sleeving, heat-shrink y-splits, and a neutrik plug. I actually had lost the original strain reliefs while putting everything together so a combo of epoxy and the use of a glue gun was the alternative. Admittedly, it holds well, but because the MDPC-X sleeving is too stiff, I can't put it over my ears anymore. :/

As for the sound though, I can't really a/b between the original monoprice cable and the Mogami 9927, however, IIRC, the mids were what really stood out to me when I first listened to the 9927's. With the mogami cable, while I can't hear any discernable difference in the mids, I have noticed that things such as the decay of percussion instruments have become slightly slower like in songs from Shiina Ringo like Marunouchi Sadistic. The bass has certainly been kicked up a notch, but that might be because of a mux-up I did when I put on the epoxy as strain relief. Overall, the change in sound when I did the re-cable has been minimal, but very pleasing. 

The microphonics are terrible though and I'll probably stick to using the MDPC-X sleeving for over-ear headphones. 

I'd like to thank Kamakahah for the help with soldering, cable, and materials info. Your advice was incredibly helpful.
http://imgur.com/a/U9vub

I
f these aren't enough pictures, please feel free to bother me for more!


Edited by socks2sound - 8/15/13 at 4:44am
post #3728 of 4177
That looks really good! Do you wear the wire behind your ear?
post #3729 of 4177

Just picked up the 9927s and so far so good. Not an audiophile by any means but these are sounding way better than the Apple earbuds I were using. bigsmile_face.gif

post #3730 of 4177

@JonnyRocket I wish, but the sleeving I used is too stiff. :/


Edited by socks2sound - 8/15/13 at 5:44pm
post #3731 of 4177

After I revive my old monoprice (8320) recable it, I thought it sound better than my black pair now, it's harsher. anyone think same? 
 

post #3732 of 4177
I reabled my 9927s, the black ones, and there are noticeable differences. FWIW, I used silver plated copper conductors.
post #3733 of 4177

Got them yesterday and listened to them today with some generic tips and I wasn't all that impressed. Then, I switched to the Sony hybrids and holy crap, the bass has come out so much more and the sound is so much fuller. The cable however, is the worst that I have ever seen, equal with the Klipsch Custom 3. Going to try and recable them with the cable from my old SGS2 earphones. . 

post #3734 of 4177

The 9927's sound best with triple flanges.  The Melecs are nice more transparent looking, but the ones from Lostearbuds on ebay are a bit softer, slightly more opaque looking but they feel better and seem to seal just a hint better.  Foam them up like mine for even better seal but they smooth the resonnance and extend the bass and also add detail and presence to the sound.  You can read Rin Choi's blog to get some ideas for improvements as well. 

post #3735 of 4177
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgwtriode View Post

The 9927's sound best with triple flanges.  The Melecs are nice more transparent looking, but the ones from Lostearbuds on ebay are a bit softer, slightly more opaque looking but they feel better and seem to seal just a hint better.  Foam them up like mine for even better seal but they smooth the resonnance and extend the bass and also add detail and presence to the sound.  You can read Rin Choi's blog to get some ideas for improvements as well. 


I thought that 9927's was harsher than 8320s. I look at Rin Choi's measurement, 8320s peak at 5k are indeed more even with low and midrange frequency compared to 9927s. I tried put the foam just like recommended, agree with you  about detail and bass, vocal and instruments are sound more realistic also increased soundstage!, I like it better as good as my 8320s pair now, I dont put foam on 8320 though.     

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