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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

But I cant give these up because they use carbon nanotubes, and I'll be working with carbon nanotubes in a lab everyday. I can get nerd cred with my boss and coworkers XD
 

Well then you either should opt for the HM5 pads or the old fashioned way - with pain and gain - you wear them till it's unbearable and take a break, rinse and repeat and sooner or later you'll be like "What? I can't hear you. Oh, sorry, I forgot I'm still wearing my headphones." biggrin.gif 

post #6542 of 8034
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Originally Posted by chib View Post

Daleb, Get your ears checked.

A vibrating ear drum isn't something caused by an IEM, I have NEVER ever ever ever had the slightest pain from any IEM that fits my ears properly.

I actually think IEMS are more comfortable than over ears, I just don't enjoy the sound as much.

Just wear the headphones... How can you wear headphones differently? Is there a different way of riding bikes than I'm aware of? You leave me concerned every post :(


 

That's the problem, I've never had an IEM fit my small ear canals properly. They always add tons of pressure to the sides of my ears, and they always put tons of air pressure on my ears. They just don't make them small enough for me (then again I've only bought 3 different IEMs over the years I used them and all below $20). Its when I take them out that makes it even way more uncomfortable, though. All the air pressure has to equalize and push and pull on the ear drums. All these problems are probably gone higher end deep insertion IEMs, but I have a huge fear of IEms after the years I spent with them.

 

There are 2 ways to wear these on ears. One would be to make it so it doesn't touch the end tip of the ear, at the very back. still completely on the ear, but it doesn't apply as much pressure to the back of the ear this way. This way is pretty comfy with these, and I could wear it like this for 2 to 3 hours.

 

The other way is to make it hang off the back of the ear so it covers every single bit of the ear (I might have small ears, too?) and applies pressure by itself. This way is how I want to wear it because it isolates way more, but its so much more painful because of all the pressure it applies. I thought these headphones would swivel back some to make it work, but they don't, and so its pretty painful.

 

For some reason I can't hear a difference in sound, either, so that's nice. I'll probably update my review soon to up the comfort, but then point out the lack of isolation this way. These go up from 4/5 to 4.5/5 this way. I really like them find these lovely.

 

And there's lots of ways to ride bikes!


Edited by daleb - 5/24/13 at 2:16pm
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Take a look at the Vsonic VC02 or VC1000 mate. They might be your saviour.
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Well, there are a lot insanely small iems, especially with microdrivers these days in addition to BA iems. And there is only one proper way to wear the s500 and that's the one that makes you hurt. I don't know what you're listening to but any way of wearing that affects the isolation affects negatively the sound and your first way of wearing just destroys what the s500 does, especially in the bass region.

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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

 Vsonic VC02

That's what I was getting before I found these XD

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Well, there are a lot insanely small iems, especially with microdrivers these days in addition to BA iems. And there is only one proper way to wear the s500 and that's the one that makes you hurt. I don't know what you're listening to but any way of wearing that affects the isolation affects negatively the sound and your first way of wearing just destroys what the s500 does, especially in the bass region.


I don't hear a bass change at all, and its pretty comfy. There is TONS of bass the first way. Its not until you put it way foward that the bass goes away.

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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

That's what I was getting before I found these XD

Lol, so you got them or not?
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


Lol, so you got them or not?


No, because if I can avoid IEMs at all, I will. 2scary4me.

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No, because if I can avoid IEMs at all, I will. 2scary4me.

Dude, seriously check yourself out properly with a doctor. What you're experiencing is not normal at all. You could have serious problems if you let this go unchecked.
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I can't go to a doctor, and I really think its just because the tips are about 5 times to large for my ears. Even though I've seen the VC02 has tips that would fit me, I just don't think I can deal with IEMs anymore.

http://cdn.head-fi.org/f/f1/f12163b4_DSC08424.JPG

 

The only tips my IEM has are the size of the one on the right. They are thicker then my pointing finger, and I can already barely fit my finger into my ear.

 

Maybe in a year or two, I'll get over the fear I have of IEMs thanks to the last one I had, but right now I am unwilling to even touch them.


Edited by daleb - 5/24/13 at 2:42pm
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I can't go to a doctor, and I really think its just because the tips are about 5 times to large for my ears. Even though I've seen the VC02 has tips that would fit me, I just don't think I can deal with IEMs anymore.

http://cdn.head-fi.org/f/f1/f12163b4_DSC08424.JPG

 

The only tips my IEM has are the size of the one on the right. They are thicker then my pointing finger, and I can already barely fit my finger into my ear.

Are you honestly giving up on  iems after having issues with 2 cheap iems and bad selection of tips?

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Something I probably should have pointed out a long time ago, I have hypersensory disorder. People talking, being touched, bright lights, loud noises, almost every form of sensory is painful to me. Its probably not that bad for most people because its just not so acute for them.
 

 

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Are you honestly giving up on  iems after having issues with 2 cheap iems and bad selection of tips?

Yes.

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Are you honestly giving up on  iems after having issues with 2 cheap iems and bad selection of tips?

Sounds like he's just scared of going to the doctor. As something clearly could be badly wrong.
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But back on topic, these headphones sound AMAZING! Anyone else agree? wink_face.gif

 

Edit: I physically can not go to the doctor, you have to pay tons of money to go to the doctor, and I don't even have a job yet , nor do I have any kind of insurance.


Edited by daleb - 5/24/13 at 2:48pm
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But back on topic, these headphones sound AMAZING! Anyone else agree? wink_face.gif

Well, ok but at some point you should really give a go to what the new generation of iems can offer. Anyway, I don't have to agree as already each of my posts is hyping them with my signature

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