What's a good price on the UE900?
I only see them for the MSRP of 399.
Try the following steps and see if it elleviates the problems you're having:
1) Furhter burn in or wait till the pinhole has been fully blocked.
2) It may be that you are using smaller ear tips. When I tried the Sony hybrid tips it caused a veil because of an increase in bass quantity due to deeper insertion. Positioning is also an important factor.
3) Source - out of my IPOD Touch 4th Gen the vocals seem to be more veiled but from the Walkman Z the clarity has definitely improved.
4) The dip in the upper mid region may be causing the muddyness in vocals.
Hope this helps.
Selling my pair currently on ebay if anyone's interested..
Barely used at all like new
That's definitely not how my parents raised me. Ears need to be cleaned daily. I use my wet finger under the shower and afterwards use the cotton stick for the deeper part.
For me, this is as important as brushing my teeth. I never forget to do it.
Urgh, I will not consider purchasing 2nd hand IEMs for a while, thanks.
Sticking a cotton swab into your ear isn't hygienic, it's dangerous. There are ways to clean wax out of your ears that aren't likely to push and impact wax deep inside the ear canal, nor do they carry any risk of damaging the ear drum. Just because Q-tips look like they're the perfect size and shape for your ear doesn't mean that's what they're actually for. Irrigating with a little peroxide and warm water is both more effective (since it won't push any wax further in) and safer (since it won't damage the ear drum).