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Ear rape at its finest :P. I just can't imagine using a triple flange tip lol. I could imagine ear wax compaction resulting from using those types of tips....
 


Edited by lee730 - 2/7/13 at 2:32am
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I've seen pix of the triple flanges stuck in the ear & needing an audiologist to yank it out.

 

When that happens to me I just use a bent coat hanger or I push 'em out with a chop stick from the other side (ear).biggrin.gif

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The fix for loose pins and socket is to pinch the pins towards each other by a little bit so they kind of lean towards each other VERY SLIGHTLY. This will tighten the looseness nicely.

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The fix for loose pins and socket is to pinch the pins towards each other by a little bit so they kind of lean towards each other VERY SLIGHTLY. This will tighten the looseness nicely.


I wouldn't recommend doing this. Overtime this will lead to the pins breaking and possibly even breaking inside your IEM! Better to just use a small piece of folded tape (which is not visible anyways to the eye) which will ensure no wear on the sockets. The point of the recessed pin socket it to not place stress on the 2 pin sockets in the IEMs as well as the pins for the cables. I actually broke my first cable by bending the pins for the older 1Plus2s, since there really was no alternative as it was not a recessed pin design (so no choice). It worked initially but after a little use it would come out again and I'd have to continue bending it. This is not a fix and will lead to a broken cable eventually or worse, a broken IEM and cable.


Edited by lee730 - 2/7/13 at 4:09pm
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As lee is saying: The tension of the pins in their sockets should not be the only thing keeping the connection together. Eventually the pins or socket will fail that way. There should be some kind of boot around the connection that ensures a tight connection - not just the pins.

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Well I did this for the longest time with the ES5 and nothing happened. Hmm..

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Well I did this for the longest time with the ES5 and nothing happened. Hmm..


If it works for you great. Just letting you know the grass isn't always greener on the other side. It didn't work out for me on my older pair so I won't take the risk again. I'm just fortunate it broke when bending the pins instead of it breaking while in the IEM itself.....

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Any 1Plus2 owners having problems with their IEMs falling out of the cable connectors easily? My right IEM is not very secure and has detached itself at least twice in the past week. I don't wanna start using any kinda acrylic to tighten the connection or anything so wondering if you've had other solutions.

Not yet. I just tried pulling mine out once, but it's literally stuck there.

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So what kind of tape sounds better? Silver Duct? Black Electrical? Clear Scotch? tongue_smile.gif
 
I read in an heir thread that Fullcircle recommended scuffing the pins with sandpaper or something like that. 
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My first post on this thread...normal_smile%20.gif

 

 

Basically a little heads up for anyone with lose cable connectors:-

 

 

The cable is held onto the 1plus2 earpieces by the overmold. If it works lose or is lose, there are 2 easy solutions.
 
1. As per Lee730's solution, add a piece of scotch tape inside the mold on the earpiece
 
or
 
2. For a more elegant solution, apply clear glue inside the the mold on the earpiece. Do this layer by layer, waiting for each layer to dry before applying another until there is enough thickness is to hold the cable overmold and pins firmly and securely.
 
 
We use 0.77mm pins as opposed to 0.78mm so as to not stress the actual pin sockets in the earpiece nor pins. 
 
So no need to bend pins inwards/outwards, although this is one of the solutions if no overmolds are used on the earpiece.
 
Many thanks.
 
Gavin

Edited by spkrs01 - 2/8/13 at 6:49am
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I wouldn't recommend doing this. Overtime this will lead to the pins breaking and possibly even breaking inside your IEM! Better to just use a small piece of folded tape (which is not visible anyways to the eye) which will ensure no wear on the sockets. The point of the recessed pin socket it to not place stress on the 2 pin sockets in the IEMs as well as the pins for the cables. I actually broke my first cable by bending the pins for the older 1Plus2s, since there really was no alternative as it was not a recessed pin design (so no choice). It worked initially but after a little use it would come out again and I'd have to continue bending it. This is not a fix and will lead to a broken cable eventually or worse, a broken IEM and cable.

This may seem straight forward, but can you provide pics of the scotch tape method. Just want to make sure I'm doing it correctly.

Thanks
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I usually have socket problems with Heir IEMs. Maybe you guys are just tad rough with it? ;)

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This may seem straight forward, but can you provide pics of the scotch tape method. Just want to make sure I'm doing it correctly.

Thanks

 

 

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So GG how's the 1+2 working for ya ?
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So GG how's the 1+2 working for ya ?


He's too busy enjoying them toads to reply lol :P.

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