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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

 

 

      The R1 is far more portable than a lot of the new cell phones being released today.

 

Is the R1 bigger than a box of matches? Yes it is, but my dainty hands can still muster the strength to carry it, and somehow if I only have the J3, I feel as though I'm not serious about my music.

 

Different strokes for different folks......  

 

Fortunatley my lifestyle allows me to carry it around with ease, plus the battery life is similar to my J3, so I just charge them both at the same time.

 

Either way, the Leckerton or the R1, has had Texan hands on them at one point in time.....   so you can't go wrong with either amp. 

 

 

 

Wizard

Thanks for the honesty.

 

I'm having an issue with my left monitor and/or left cable. I can feel that the sound on the left monitor is cutting off when the wire is wiggled (due to head movement). I noticed it also happens when I move the wire to the right monitor and it happens on my right monitor. Is the cable broken? How should I go about trouble shooting this? I'm sort of worried if this is a socket issue because I really do not want it to be that. I've kept my iems in a hard case with the wires always attached to the monitors.  


Edited by serious7 - 5/13/13 at 11:57am
post #7157 of 7980
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Thanks for the honesty.

 

I'm having an issue with my left monitor and/or left cable. I can feel that the sound on the left monitor is cutting off when the wire is wiggled (due to head movement). I noticed it also happens when I move the wire to the right monitor and it happens on my right monitor. Is the cable broken? How should I go about trouble shooting this? I'm sort of worried if this is a socket issue because I really do not want it to be that. I've kept my iems in a hard case with the wires always attached to the monitors.  

 

This is a result of your pins not making complete contact with the inside of the sockets when inserted. This is an issue across most (if not all) products that use the same 2-pin configuration and can be remedied by taking a pair of ridge needle-nose pliers and elongating the pins to make them slightly ellipsoidal while also giving them a little bit of surface texture.

 

Please feel free to PM me if anything I have said above is not clear.

Brannan Mason

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

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Originally Posted by bangkokkid View Post

 

This is a result of your pins not making complete contact with the inside of the sockets when inserted. This is an issue across most (if not all) products that use the same 2-pin configuration and can be remedied by taking a pair of ridge needle-nose pliers and elongating the pins to make them slightly ellipsoidal while also giving them a little bit of surface texture.

 

Please feel free to PM me if anything I have said above is not clear.

PM Sent. Thanks a lot for the quick reply. :)  This is why I'm happy to be a heir customer. Quick service/replies. 

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Finding the 5.0's when I have had the chance in the last week which has been scarce really and have to say despite my reservations on these when i first got them (honestly thought I had made a mistake) they have really opened up last couple of weeks  and the sound just grows on you the more you listen to them.   It seems the more you listen to these the more you get rewarded, very easy to listen to.   

 

Anyway have a Question if anyone has...

I have decided to try yellow foamies with these and  get a good sound from them as well as probably best isolation from a tip I have experienced, anyone else tried these at all?

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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

 

 

  

 

Either way, the Leckerton or the R1, has had Texan hands on them at one point in time.....   so you can't go wrong with either amp. 

 

 

 

Wizard

 

Don't mess with Texas!
post #7161 of 7980
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Anyway have a Question if anyone has...
I have decided to try yellow foamies with these and  get a good sound from them as well as probably best isolation from a tip I have experienced, anyone else tried these at all?

I have not tried yellow foamies as the ones I have are too small for the heir bore but the comply t 400 work well enough. I would still pay a stupid amount of money for a black olive with a large bore or a slightly less obscene price for a similar hybrid or something but the comply seem to be literally the only thing I can find to purchase.
post #7162 of 7980
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I have not tried yellow foamies as the ones I have are too small for the heir bore but the comply t 400 work well enough. I would still pay a stupid amount of money for a black olive with a large bore or a slightly less obscene price for a similar hybrid or something but the comply seem to be literally the only thing I can find to purchase.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/earbud-replacement-noise-cancellation-memory-foam-tips-Z-/150763932212?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item231a3b0a34

post #7163 of 7980
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

Either way, the Leckerton or the R1, has had Texan hands on them at one point in time.....   so you can't go wrong with either amp.

 

Are you saying the same guy (Nick?) who designed the UHA also worked on the R1?

post #7164 of 7980
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Are you saying the same guy (Nick?) who designed the UHA also worked on the R1?


FullCircle is from Texas.

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Thread Starter 
From Texas and now in China by way of alot of different stops in between. He is everywhere and nowhere...we're off to see the Wizard!
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I ordered some of these to use with my 3.Ai and I have to say I'm pretty disappointed. The foam itself is nice but there's no plastic core inside to grip the nozzle of the IEMs, so as soon as you start rolling them they come right off. So it's back to Comply now - I've ordered some of the S series tips to try out as I hear they might be slightly more durable than the T/Ts series tips.

post #7167 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Ultimate Mango View Post


I have not tried yellow foamies as the ones I have are too small for the heir bore but the comply t 400 work well enough. I would still pay a stupid amount of money for a black olive with a large bore or a slightly less obscene price for a similar hybrid or something but the comply seem to be literally the only thing I can find to purchase.

Alas I have an answer for that which is relatively cheaper than buying Conply's.  

 

I simply purchased some yellow ear defender plugs which usually have five pairs in a pack but because they are twice as deep as my old Shure yellow foams I had I cut them in half so it doubles essentially to 10 pairs in a pack for approx  £5-6 and then last requirement which transforms them for use with earphones is a belt hole punch which is relatively cheap again to buy if you do not already have one.

 

Then take five minutes to punch out a hole n each one which at first takes a bit of experimenting to find the correct size punch hole but once you do you know which one to use for the future and  they just need a slight stretch to fit them on and stay nice and tight on there once on and that is my Blue Peter tip of the day.  

 

I enjoy these more than silicone tips or the comply's myself.  

post #7168 of 7980
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

1) Tune

 

Essentially yes they are tuned around my preferences.

 

  This is probably true for a lot of people, but while growing up, I liked different genres of music, I had "phases" I guess it could be said. County music, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam, Kieth Whitley, Clay Walker.

 

(Interesting to note, Clay Walker went to my High School, and graduated with my sister)

 

I also appreciated "Blue Grass" and was amazed at the sounds they could make with so few instruments. My father was a fan of Doc Watson and some of my earliest exposure to music was with Doc Watson.

 

Then there was artists like Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O'conar, Phill Collins, Forienger,

 

Then there was the Beastie Boys, Milli Vanilli, MC Hammer (saw him in concert) , Vanilla Ice (Word to your Mother) PM Dawn, Eminem, 50 Cent, Biggy Smalls

 

 

Then there was The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2

 

I also grew to respect artists like Yo Yo Ma, Andy McKee, Trace Bundy, SungHa Jung

 

I also have much respect for You Tube artist that are struggling or just getting started. (I can identify)

 

D-Pryde, Ahmir, DFD (DumbFoundDead), Wax

 

 

Any how, the above is just a taste of what I enjoy, but as you can see, every genre would deserve their own flavor of sound signature to capitalize on the nature of the the music.

 

 

and that is pretty much how I tune IEMs, by building around the sound signature that would capitalize the genre of specific music. 

 

2) Hearing aids

 

The Fact is, most hearing loss, probably well over 90% are within the high frequency range. There are many theories as to why that is...  but that isn't the topic.   Any how, in the early days, we did not have digital hearing aids. We had analog hearing aids, and they were tuned via caps and resistors coupled with a potentiometer. (a very mundane way of doing things compared to now)

 

Any how, the drivers were in many cases, built around the fact that a high frequency boost would be required to assist the hearing impaired.   So really most hearing aid drivers had a HF boost, it really did not matter which driver you selected, in general they all had a boost, they really differed in size and shape to accommodate different hearing aid styles. They also differed in impedance's and such to accommodate different SPLs and battery drains etc,

 

Then along came the IEM.

 

Remember the days when every one said/felt or believed balanced armatures IEMs were all "bright" and "clinical?"  (I do, and they pretty much were)

 

But those days are gone, as Knowles and Sonion strive to build drivers that can do different things, in order to address the exploding IEM market.  For example there is a bass driver now, that has the exact housing as the ER4P driver (ED29689) but is ported, and designed from the ground up for music. (the driver happens to be the bass driver in the Tzar 90)

 

So essentially gone are the days, when an IEM is based around a generic hearing aid driver.  It still can be done, but I don't think it is as common as it was 10 years ago.

 

 

Wizard

Dr Moulton, when you tune the drivers of the entire Heir line-up based around your sonic preference, do you perform it by ear, or does measuring come into play? And if measurements are required, do they serve as a final check to your initial tuning by ear or do you use measurements as the basic template and execute the minor tweaks by ear?

post #7169 of 7980

These magnificant beasts were dropped off by the brown uniform yesterday evening, but just now getting a chance for some listening time.  First impressions, I like.  Definitely sound different than my JH13s.
 

400

400

400

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^ They look fantastic. I gotta say, though, you have a very interesting in-ear shape :) 

 

May I ask what kind of wood is that? 

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