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DIY custom moulds

post #1 of 83
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I'm gonna try this today :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgLMqTR3rbE

post #2 of 83
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I did it :)

 

after a few not so good attempts, i refined my technique to the point where i can make a custom mould for my ear,

 

for any iem,

 

get a perfect seal,

 

and incredibly comfortable.

 

for less then $2 a pair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

a 1/2 pound of easy mould cost me about $27, and i can make 20 or 30 custom moulds with it....

 

http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Mold-Silicone-Molding-Casting/dp/B003CHMZXI

 

 

maybe not as pretty as *real* $250 custom moulds, but having the ability to make a custom mould for

 

ANY iem i own

 

is  priceless.

 

as you can see, my inner ear canal is very small and not uniform

 

http://i41.tinypic.com/124vnrc.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

 

these diy moulds give a PERFECT seal and are so comfortable i dont even know i have anything in my ears.

 

i used this guys technique as a guide... but i found that forming the soft putty into a longer thinner cone shape and then inserting into my ear made my moulds have much better isolation (perfect seal every time)   

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmk-y_9exJ8

 

they end up looking like these with an iem sticking out the side 

 

http://www.radians.com/main/p-282-radians-custom-molded-earplugs.aspx


Edited by what? - 3/11/12 at 9:21am
post #3 of 83
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seriously, i know some will say "not possible" (but the wright brothers got things to fly, we can get modern silicone putty and an iem to 'sit right')  these things fit and sound awesome, for $2 a pair.. custom.

 

http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-M6-CL-Sound-Isolating-Headphones-Players/dp/B0038W0K2U

 

[IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/qryxjt.jpg[/IMG]

 

[IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/5kr7dj.jpg[/IMG]

 

it will cost you $27 and some time (not much time, the putty dries in 5 minutes) to experiment with making a few pairs, after that, you can make custom fit moulds for all the iems you own, 

 

for the rest of your life

 

for $2 a pair :D :D

 

 


Edited by what? - 3/11/12 at 12:01pm
post #4 of 83

very impressed

 

post #5 of 83

hmmm someone should do this to some monoprices

post #6 of 83

at last.finally i am seeing some diy folks around here interested about cheaper way to make a custom ,cause at the moment i can afford 1k for a pair os es5 (damn!).

by the way i am intriguing in looking for the best technique to do a efficient mold.

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post #8 of 83

my main concern would be doing something horribly wrong and the embarrassment of turning up at the hospital deaf and covered in putty...

post #9 of 83
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as long as theres no hamster in yer arse your golden ...

post #10 of 83

I want to do this to my dynamics, but each earpiece has two vents, and I have mo clue yet how I would get around that issue.

post #11 of 83

I've seen this before.  Not sure why more people didnt try it out.

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I always remove the hamster before applying the putty, basic health and safety...

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as long as theres no hamster in yer arse your golden ...



 

post #13 of 83

Man, this looks interesting! What does the material feel like when it has dried, though? In the pictures, the shells look like they could be a bit uncomfortable... (I'm hoping to find something that could make a more rubberized consistency)

post #14 of 83
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its pretty flexible and soft ish when dried, its silicone, so its like a silicone tip only a lot more of it, very comfortable. 

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Man, this looks interesting! What does the material feel like when it has dried, though? In the pictures, the shells look like they could be a bit uncomfortable... (I'm hoping to find something that could make a more rubberized consistency)



 

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its pretty flexible and soft ish when dried, its silicone, so its like a silicone tip only a lot more of it, very comfortable. 



Alright! Just one more question though, are mistakes easily amenable? I don't want to ruin anything!
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