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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

 

OmsJtmz32- I am very glad you found your IEM. I would be kicking myself if I ever lost something like that....Dougoftheabaci's 4.A loss still just makes my skin crawl!

 

I keep a note saying "These are custom-fitted for my ears and will fit nobody else. They have no value to anyone but me. If you bring these back to me, I will pay you a reward of $100 with no questions asked" in the box I keep my CIEMs in along with my phone number. I'm not sure whether it will work, but after I heard about another guy doing it I figured I might as well put the note in there. 

 

I'd much rather pay $100 to some scumbag than be without my CIEMs. I remember one guy who posted on the forums that his bag containing CIEMs and expensive perscription glasses was stolen. That's just bloody annoying considering how the thief won't even get anything out of the theft.

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It is will very very very pain. I am only 15 and i save up $600 by myself just to buy it.

 

But don't you have to refit them every year now?
Edited by L-G-C - 2/8/13 at 10:06am
post #5148 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

 

I keep a note saying "These are custom-fitted for my ears and will fit nobody else. They have no value to anyone but me. If you bring these back to me, I will pay you a reward of $100 with no questions asked" in the box I keep my CIEMs in along with my phone number. I'm not sure whether it will work, but after I heard about another guy doing it I figured I might as well put the note in there. 

 

I'd much rather pay $100 to some scumbag than be without my CIEMs. I remember one guy who posted on the forums that his bag containing CIEMs and expensive perscription glasses was stolen. That's just bloody annoying considering how the thief won't even get anything out of the theft.

That's an excellent idea...I'm going to do the same. Thanks. 

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A decent idea, if I did it in london I can just imagine some chavvy cockney trying to negotiate a better deal for themselves tho!
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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

 

I keep a note saying "These are custom-fitted for my ears and will fit nobody else. They have no value to anyone but me. If you bring these back to me, I will pay you a reward of $100 with no questions asked" in the box I keep my CIEMs in along with my phone number. I'm not sure whether it will work, but after I heard about another guy doing it I figured I might as well put the note in there. 

 

I'd much rather pay $100 to some scumbag than be without my CIEMs. I remember one guy who posted on the forums that his bag containing CIEMs and expensive perscription glasses was stolen. That's just bloody annoying considering how the thief won't even get anything out of the theft.

 

       Yes, the loss of some of Heir Audio products inspired the Plus Package, in which the customers name is ingraved on the box.... 

 

       I do like the card idea

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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Hi fullCircle/Wizard,

 

Just saw these on your facebook. They are great.... and you know how much these mean to me... My Eternal thanls to you(The Wizard) and the team.

 

The Wizard on Facebook: "These were many "Firsts" for the Wizard. First green color like this ever done. First "Window Cut Out on Wood" First "Theme" CIEMs

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Sadly, they were not finished in time to be shipped out. They will remain with us, safe and sound until the CNY is over.

 

 

Wizard

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

post #5153 of 7980
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Sadly, they were not finished in time to be shipped out. They will remain with us, safe and sound until the CNY is over.

 

 

Wizard

No worries. I hope you and the Heir guys will have a great break over the CNY

 

Ps They are better than I hoped for. Really appriciate the work you have done.

post #5154 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

I keep a note saying "These are custom-fitted for my ears and will fit nobody else. They have no value to anyone but me. If you bring these back to me, I will pay you a reward of $100 with no questions asked" in the box I keep my CIEMs in along with my phone number. I'm not sure whether it will work, but after I heard about another guy doing it I figured I might as well put the note in there. 

I'd much rather pay $100 to some scumbag than be without my CIEMs. I remember one guy who posted on the forums that his bag containing CIEMs and expensive perscription glasses was stolen. That's just bloody annoying considering how the thief won't even get anything out of the theft.

Yeah, I thought about that after I lost them. Putting a card inside the case would have solved the problem. I comfort myself with the hope that they damaged their ears very, very badly while trying to force in my 4.A's.

Speaking of my 8.A's, it says they're in California waiting to be released by Clearing Agency. If that's true there's a good chance I actually will still get them on Monday! Which would be the best possible way to start the week.

Oh, one other thing in relation to lost/stolen headphones, a coworker of mine suggested that I could get renter's insurance and add them so that if they're ever lost or stolen again I can get them replaced. I'm going to look into it more and I suggest others do the same!
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But don't you have to refit them every year now?
Mine is universal not custom and i already started my money saving plans for the 8A. Now i am older i can take part time jobs during the holiday. Hopefully, when i am 18 i will have my own customs smily_headphones1.gif
post #5156 of 7980
I like the card idea too. But if they are smart enough, i i thought they can reshell it and retain the drivers isnt it?
post #5157 of 7980
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I like the card idea too. But if they are smart enough, i i thought they can reshell it and retain the drivers isnt it?


Well I'm sure if the person reports them lost or stolen to Heir the robber won't get such satisfaction due to the serial number. ;)...


Edited by lee730 - 2/8/13 at 5:34pm
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i love cereal numbers. my favorite is lucky charms

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My 4.A and 8.A arrived yesterday, and have had a day to play with them (not enough!) I thought I would share a few quick impressions:

 

Of course, the build quality is top-notch. Everything about them is solid, smooth and beautiful. Better than I could have hoped for. The customer service from Heir was superb throughout the entire process. Wizard was more than helpful on the creative side, answering all my ridiculous questions and after all that settling on a plain wood design. (His original suggestion - lol) Then Brannan and Sunny kept things moving along really smoothly on the business end of things which was probably a bit more complicated than normal since I made a change to my order (adding the 4.A) and needing to redo my ear impressions. 

 

The fit on both pair seems to be spot-on. They isolate, keep a seal really well, and are comfortable. Really happy about this. The only thing I am struggling with is they can be a bit challenging to get out! But it will get easier with time...

 

The 4.A sounds fantastic. I previously had the 4Ai universal, so that was to be expected. Everything is evenly presented and very "natural" sounding. The only thing that surprised me is that the bass on the custom version seems to be more present. This is not a bad thing, as when I had the universals, I would bump a few db boost in the bass range to get them to my liking. Not here, they seem "just right". Perhaps it has to do with better isolation or something, I don't know but It's good. Mind you, it's still not a bass monster but if it's in the track you get it evenly presented along with the rest of the spectrum. 

 

The 8.A. Wow. I'm going to need more listening time before I can make any sensible remarks...but I like it. Basically anything else you may have read about it already is true. Great bass...but not overpowering. It's just there and strong but kept in it's place. The whole presentation feels a touch dark at first but as you listen you quickly realize how much detail is in then mids and highs as well. Every tone has a warmth and lushness to it but it doesn't affect the detail. Every little detail is right there for the taking. A quick and simple impression is that it sounds BIG. Big and smooth.

 

I won't get into much more listening impressions right now, but after a couple weeks I plan on writing up a bit of a review of the 8.A and will get some comparisons to the 3.Ai. The 8.A is kind of like a grown-up, mature 3.Ai....both have a really fun sound....young and scrappy vs. old and distinguished. 

 

One other thing I wanted to comment on is the Magnus cable. It is just perfect. It is everything it needs to be, and has nothing that it doesn't need to be. Does that make sense? The construction is solid, it just feels great, perfect weight and very flexible. Some may think it is not "flashy" enough, maybe? That is the only thing that some people may see as a drawback...but remember my comment "nothing it doesn't need'? Well it doesn't need to look flashy. It's bad-ass just the way it is.

 

One other thing - I'm not too crazy about the memory wire. I don't think it's really necessary on the customs..I have removed it from other headphone cables and I may do the same here. That's just my personal preference, however..not a criticism of the Magnus cable.

 

**EDIT** - Wizard PM'd me and said it is not recommended to remove the memory wire on the Magnus cable, as it acts as a strain relief. So please don't!

 

I am afraid I made a horrible mistake by not upgrading my 4.A with the Magnus cable. I really should have. Really. If anyone is on the fence about getting it, just do it. It's so worth it. The upgrade price is cheaper than buying it outright, which now I must do!

 

A couple quick pics:

8.A

 

4.A

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by thegrobe - 2/9/13 at 8:38am
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What dap are you using with the 8.A grobe?

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