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post #121 of 213

^They might have experience with other fighters but maybe someone can take pictures of your ears to send to them for advice?  

 

(They do need enough room to place the drivers into the shells.)

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post #122 of 213
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Originally Posted by char0n View Post

How "custom" is the custom fitting?  I have been doing competitive brazilian jiu jitsu for years, and have bad cauliflower on both ears, at least one ear canal is a little smaller than normal.  Anyone who go through the custom fit comment on if there is any hope for me with custom monitors like this?


Definitely, customs are based on individual ear impressions. Hence they should be able to accommodate any abnormalities the customers should have.

post #123 of 213
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Originally Posted by char0n View Post

How "custom" is the custom fitting?  I have been doing competitive brazilian jiu jitsu for years, and have bad cauliflower on both ears, at least one ear canal is a little smaller than normal.  Anyone who go through the custom fit comment on if there is any hope for me with custom monitors like this?

 

Some companies require large ears for their IEMs to fit. But as long as your ears shape are not too problematic. I don't see a problem they make custom monitors for you. different sizes of ear canals are definitely not one.

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Any thoughts on how the demo units at the NYC event compared to the UERM's?

 

I listened to both at the event. I actually listened to every model and Mike Dias spent a generous amount of time talking with me about the different models. It's been a while so I'm not going to try and drop a bunch reviewer speak, but to me the UERMs sounded neutral and detailed, as you might expect. Switching to the new custom monitors my first thought was that the music sounded ALIVE. It was really incredible. I'd say at the very least it's worth going out of your way to listen to them. I couldn't quite justify the expense of springing for them, but my UE-18s should arrive tomorrow. Show discount plus free impressions made it impossible to resist. biggrin.gif


Edited by mrip541 - 6/18/12 at 12:50pm
post #125 of 213

Does anyone know how exactly UE is achieving 'custom tuning' with their crossovers? I would imagine that they'd have to use laser-trimmed resistors and capacitors custom-trimmed into each UEPRM's crossover circuit... which is an expensive process, to say the least.

post #126 of 213

Damn... Alive huh? I love my UERM's definitely feel like there is room for improvement however. Perhaps this "UE PRM" is my calling...

post #127 of 213

would the ue person be able to tell me if my existing IERMs could be tuned with this box for a fee? i would love to buy the CIERMs, however, dont want to have $1k older models lying around gathering dust.

post #128 of 213
Amazing, if i had the money i'd buy one
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Does anyone know how exactly UE is achieving 'custom tuning' with their crossovers? I would imagine that they'd have to use laser-trimmed resistors and capacitors custom-trimmed into each UEPRM's crossover circuit... which is an expensive process, to say the least.


Its actually not that expensive to laser trim... Burr Brown Analog parts are made that way....

 

Not sure how UE is doing it but it would be easy enough to create an array of resistors and capacitors with different values and then when you get the value dial'd in that you want you just blow the links...  TI does it on several products...      doesn't cost any more to lay down 20 resistors than it would to lay down a single resistor during the build process....  its just a photo mask...

post #130 of 213
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Originally Posted by char0n View Post

How "custom" is the custom fitting?  I have been doing competitive brazilian jiu jitsu for years, and have bad cauliflower on both ears, at least one ear canal is a little smaller than normal.  Anyone who go through the custom fit comment on if there is any hope for me with custom monitors like this?

 

I'd recommend you send this question directly to your preferred IEM manufacturer. They'd be more qualified to answer. Like CEE TEE said, the drivers do need to fit inside the shells (mold).

post #131 of 213

Hmm... how come no updated news regarding this CIEM?

 

I wish to get them similarly to current UERM setting with 5 drivers per side. basshead.gif


Edited by YoengJyh - 7/6/12 at 11:43pm
post #132 of 213

I, too, am desperate for an in-depth review from Jude.

 

What gives? etysmile.gif

post #133 of 213
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Its actually not that expensive to laser trim... Burr Brown Analog parts are made that way....

 

Not sure how UE is doing it but it would be easy enough to create an array of resistors and capacitors with different values and then when you get the value dial'd in that you want you just blow the links...  TI does it on several products...      doesn't cost any more to lay down 20 resistors than it would to lay down a single resistor during the build process....  its just a photo mask...

 

The thing is that Burr-Brown has TI, which heads a massive semi-conductor foundry. UE has no such resources, which means they have to subcontract with another company, and will be charged a premium for trimming at low volume. The actual process isn't that expensive, but the jumped hoops needed to get there take quite a bit of effort. That will cut into UE's margins, and I was just looking at that $2000 price tag, thinking about how much goes into recouping for the R&D needed to build that DSP machine versus the price increase in terms of parts.

post #134 of 213

This is really amazing.. looking forward to visit Irvine office.

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I hope UE can bring one of the measurement units to the Hong Kong Hifi show next month...

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