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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

I've never really understood the need for memory wire.  After all it's got to go behind the ear anyway hasn't it?

One of the things I really appreciate with my IE8/80's is that the guides are optional - I have no problem wearing them up without guides or memory wire... 

post #2027 of 3715
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

I've never really understood the need for memory wire.  After all it's got to go behind the ear anyway hasn't it?

 

Some cables tend to not be flexible enough to go over the ear.  Other times, the cable zig-zags around the ear never really "resting" in one area.  I've had those issues before wearing over the ear.  Other times, an artist or singer wants the cable guided exactly through this area.  Sometimes, they are used to improve fit (Aurisonics' used the memory wire to get a proper fit with the 1.0-1.2 ASG series.  Without it, the "nub" would cause sore ears).  There are reasons why musicians use memory wires, it keeps the IEM a little more stable while doing things. 

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I apologize if this has been asked before, but how do these compare with the custom 4 Pro, which are roughly the same price? I'm new to IEMs and travel a lot on a plane and take the subway frequently, so a good sound quality/noise isolation combo is very important to me. I'm considering these or the custom 4 Pro or even Grados's GR10
post #2029 of 3715

I decided to pinhole mod my UE 900. I quite like it - the bass bump affecting the midrange is gone. Much tighter sound, but some will find the bass lacking. It´s odd they were designed this way - there´s no way at all the pinhole will hold up forever in normal use. Eventually all UE 900´s will become "pinhole modded".

post #2030 of 3715
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Originally Posted by vrln View Post

I decided to pinhole mod my UE 900. I quite like it - the bass bump affecting the midrange is gone. Much tighter sound, but some will find the bass lacking. It´s odd they were designed this way - there´s no way at all the pinhole will hold up forever in normal use. Eventually all UE 900´s will become "pinhole modded".

 

Unless you're one that cleans their ears nightly, hourly, by the minute, etc...  But yes, it's inevitable that your pinhole will be modded eventually. 

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I often wonder if the pinhole was designed like this with the sole purpose of gently "guiding" new users of this type of earpiece into the end sound signature through the gradual change in the bass.

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A detailed, step-by-step guide on how to do the pinhole mod would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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I gotta say, having only had basshead headphones/iems, Im really loving the UE900!! Not gonna do the pin hole mod, ill just let it get blocked on its own.. 

post #2034 of 3715
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Originally Posted by lalala6 View Post

A detailed, step-by-step guide on how to do the pinhole mod would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
step 1 - insert finger into ear and find earwax.
step 2 - spread earwax over pinhole.

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or you could let nature just take it's course LOL

Alternatively I think you could also use a small piece of blutak or if you have the patience and dexterity take a very small piece of tape and cover the pinhole.

I believe Tinyman shows pictures of the pinhole and describes covering it very early in the posts of this thread.
post #2035 of 3715
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post


step 1 - insert finger into ear and find earwax.
step 2 - spread earwax over pinhole.

wink.gifwink.gif

or you could let nature just take it's course LOL

Alternatively I think you could also use a small piece of blutak or if you have the patience and dexterity take a very small piece of tape and cover the pinhole.

I believe Tinyman shows pictures of the pinhole and describes covering it very early in the posts of this thread.

 

That's nasty!  Use a pin or a small piece of tape :p  LOL.  But yes, I stole the picture from Rin, I may eventually take my own once my new camera comes in ;)

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Actually I used a strong superglue. Dropped a tiny amount directly into the pinhole area. You have to be very careful so it doesn´t go in the main bore. Can´t be reversed, sure, but I wanted to avoid getting bass imbalance due to one pinhole opening a bit due to wax/moisture :)

post #2037 of 3715
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post


step 1 - insert finger into ear and find earwax.
step 2 - spread earwax over pinhole.

wink.gifwink.gif

or you could let nature just take it's course LOL

Alternatively I think you could also use a small piece of blutak or if you have the patience and dexterity take a very small piece of tape and cover the pinhole.

I believe Tinyman shows pictures of the pinhole and describes covering it very early in the posts of this thread.

Hey, thanks! Do you think it matters what you use to block the pinhole bore? For example, does a thin piece of tape have less effect than a ball of blutack?

post #2038 of 3715
The pinhole is so small I don't think it will matter. The blutack will be easier to apply and remove though so might be your best bet.
post #2039 of 3715

just got my ue 900s is there any way to make them more comfier, the shell hurts my ears a little

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Originally Posted by TealRice View Post

just got my ue 900s is there any way to make them more comfier, the shell hurts my ears a little

Use Comply Foam Tips.  If the default round ones won't work, then go get the long ones from their site.

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