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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Don't forget to let it drain out by tilting the head to let gravity do it's thing. Hey, somebody had to say the obvious. 
But as we are all family here and wants best for each other...listen to these words...GET OF UR BUTT and check ur ears with ur doc..if ur having a infection of sort u can get deaf in worst case scenario..Sorry..but had to act as a worried big brother would.. tongue.gif so dont take it as an offence..i want u to enjoy ur music as i do..and with hearing loss its much less enjoyable...i had an infection because of my westone in ear phones and my girl had almost grap my hair to push me to the doctors..but by god..am so happy she did..as i had a bad infection in my front lab or something because of ear smear pushed backinto my ears that caused my severe headaches..i had to take anti biotics for two weeks and some iggy fluids to flush my ears out twice a day..and worse..No headphone for 2 months mad.gif so pls do the right thing..before u put any fluids in ur ears..it can make things worse if u dont know whats wrong inside ur earcanal or deeper inside...i know we all mean well..but best advice is checking with ur doc..maybe its nothing and just ear smear ..but better be safe then sorry my grandma always told me..and she got to an age of 103! tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/13/12 at 5:44pm
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Thanks for all the advice everyone. I am going to give the ears a nice break, and continue with alcohol/vinegar drops as the last dose seems to have relieved some pressure.

 

I once had a wax blockage for year! Drs. typically laughed at it while I was convinced I might actually be going deaf. Meanwhile I adjusted to it for the most part, and figured car-audio was to blame. Then one day I visited the doc and forced him to do something. Sure enough, we found some scarring on the drum and impacted ear wax.

 

But when the wax was forced out holy S*** I thought I had super-hearing. It was like the world was 20 dB'ed cranked up just for me. That went on for days. Therefore to this day I am quite consientious and paranoid about impacted wax but actually avoid cu-tips but try gentle rinsing as needed.

 

I will likely be fine, but once in awhile I do seem to need to take measures to get beat the "wax creep" sensation into submission. I took anti-biotics for a similar issue a couple years ago. Since then, alcohol and vinegar is an awesome infection killer (if you think you might have one coming).

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As to the alcohol you mix with the vinegar, is Jack Daniels sufficient?  biggrin.gif

 

I've found a foaming solution at my drug store that seems to work well for me.  Then again, maybe the vinegar and alcohol mixture would work better.  Usually the over-the-counter ear cleaners can be a bit weak, as they don't want people to flub up their ears and sue the company who made the product.  As much as I love music and listening to it, I'd give up one of my arms over not having good hearing.  eek.gif

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As to the alcohol you mix with the vinegar, is Jack Daniels sufficient?  biggrin.gif

 

I've found a foaming solution at my drug store that seems to work well for me.  Then again, maybe the vinegar and alcohol mixture would work better.  Usually the over-the-counter ear cleaners can be a bit weak, as they don't want people to flub up their ears and sue the company who made the product.  As much as I love music and listening to it, I'd give up one of my arms over not having good hearing.  eek.gif

Most Ear-Drops use alcohol in them I noticed. I usually seek out 70-90% common isopropyl alcohol and ordinary white vinegar (also a great household cleaner 50% diluted with water). Whiskey is probably good, but would be weaker. More like Moonshine!

 

Hydrogen Peroxide FEELS like it is cleaning you well, but I feel I've had better success with my mixture, which was also med-professional approved. If you think you get swimmers ear a lot, a couple drops before and after a swim / shower shouldn't hurt anything. You will smell like vinegar a little, which lingers, but the alcohol dissolves. That stuff will definitely kill infection and dissolve ear wax a little. But it is important to drop, gently massage, and LEAVE ALONE. Cu Tips are a no no. Let it drain naturally and you will have less issues.

 

And of course remember that wax serves a purpose, so don't go nuts using the stuff!

post #2390 of 17700

For some reason I'm not sure that pouring whiskey in your ears would be a good idea.

 

But if you do, I would use Kentucky bourbon instead of Tennessee whiskey since it tastes better.

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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

For some reason I'm not sure that pouring whiskey in your ears would be a good idea.

 

But if you do, I would use Kentucky bourbon instead of Tennessee whiskey since it tastes better.


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700

 

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What am I looking at here?

 

Seems to be a heavily modified HE-?00, please give more details, looks v sexy.

post #2393 of 17700

I think that's the HE-5LE? Not sure though

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HE-5. The LE looks like the HE-6.
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Thread Starter 

It's just a retro fit for the HFM to use mini xlr connections. The connectors have always been a weakness of this hp. It just makes sense, to me, to change them over to something that is tried and true like the mini xlr's. Audeze has the good sense to use them and HFM would be wise to make the change. 

 

I prefer the Q cable which now comes stock with the mini xlr's and earring adapters to fit different types of hp's. But how nice would it be not to have to use the earrings and just plug straight int the hp? 

post #2396 of 17700
The HE5 was really nice looking, but I heard they had wood cracking problems.
post #2397 of 17700
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

It's just a retro fit for the HFM to use mini xlr connections. The connectors have always been a weakness of this hp. It just makes sense, to me, to change them over to something that is tried and true like the mini xlr's. Audeze has the good sense to use them and HFM would be wise to make the change. 

 

I prefer the Q cable which now comes stock with the mini xlr's and earring adapters to fit different types of hp's. But how nice would it be not to have to use the earrings and just plug straight int the hp? 

 

I've read many people say this, but what's wrong with Hifiman's implementation? Does it get loose lose connection?

post #2398 of 17700
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I've read many people say this, but what's wrong with Hifiman's implementation? Does it get loose lose connection?

1. They tend to work themselves out over a period of time.

2. Thin, small threads and something that is ostensibly screwed and unscrewed on a semi-regular basis is perhaps not the best mix.

post #2399 of 17700

Can't say I've had issues with the connectors so far.

post #2400 of 17700

Another issue with the connectors is that they have no protection from any accidental yanking. Headphones could get damaged as a result.

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