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post #2866 of 5282
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Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post

I don't agree that a good fit can still result in a bad seal.

I find that my CIEM's fit slightly differently day to day.
I'm only talking very minor differences though.
Also, often when I first insert my CIEM's they feel fairly tight, but after walking for an hour or more they can be removed and re-inserted more easily ( this is independent of sweat btw, as I've sometimes used an 'ear lube like oto-ease right from the off ).

When I've not used the tightest of my CIEM's for a while, inserting them for the first time is slightly uncomfortable ( fine once in though ) but I feel my ear 'stretches' to accommodate the shell and it's OK after that.

I guess what I'm saying is that even though the fit may be comfortable, if the seal is bad then the fit by definition is also bad.
None of my CIEM's suffer from a bad seal that breaks.

I think the Sensaphonics website has a good guide to checking the quality of your CIEM seal

This is my understanding too. If someone orderd a prefit service and is saying that the shell sits very good/perfect (this also means that is sits tight in the ear canal) then he should have a good seal.
And of course our ear canals changes slightly during the day.
post #2867 of 5282
By "fit" I really meant comfort. So if you try the empty shells and they are comfortable, with nothing protruding too much and it's reasonably tight, it feels like the fit is fine. But with an empty shell you don't know how much they isolate, or how tight the seal really is. Also, if you've never had CIEMs before then you really have no idea how tight is tight enough.
post #2868 of 5282
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Originally Posted by infam0ussteven View Post
 

Perhaps but my shells were completely fine once I removed the nail polish. It may be that the layers were too thick or I was rushing between each layer since it was the only CIEM I had and I needed to use them.

 

I hope my BA4s come by the end of this week, they're currently at customs in New York.

Mine arrived this morning. If I don't come back to late from work, I'll have time to share my first review.

 

 

 

 

The shells I received from the prefit were perfect?I'll teel you if the final product is also perfect.

post #2869 of 5282
Quote:
Originally Posted by Q Mass View Post

I don't agree that a good fit can still result in a bad seal.

I find that my CIEM's fit slightly differently day to day.
I'm only talking very minor differences though.
Also, often when I first insert my CIEM's they feel fairly tight, but after walking for an hour or more they can be removed and re-inserted more easily ( this is independent of sweat btw, as I've sometimes used an 'ear lube like oto-ease right from the off ).

When I've not used the tightest of my CIEM's for a while, inserting them for the first time is slightly uncomfortable ( fine once in though ) but I feel my ear 'stretches' to accommodate the shell and it's OK after that.

I guess what I'm saying is that even though the fit may be comfortable, if the seal is bad then the fit by definition is also bad.
None of my CIEM's suffer from a bad seal that breaks.

I think the Sensaphonics website has a good guide to checking the quality of your CIEM seal

Another advantage of soft silicone. It flexes, making it much more forgiving of minor variations and holding its seal better when compared to hard acrylic.

post #2870 of 5282

Is the Cosmic Ears website down for everyone?  I am quite worried that I submitted a question last week via the website, received a confirmation email saying they would get back to me... then I sent them a direct email to support<.at.>cosmicears.com a few days ago... sent a message via Skype last night... and still not a peep back.  Now their website is down... I hope I didnt waste my time sending impressions to them already.

post #2871 of 5282
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Originally Posted by DrBlast33 View Post
 

Is the Cosmic Ears website down for everyone?  I am quite worried that I submitted a question last week via the website, received a confirmation email saying they would get back to me... then I sent them a direct email to support<.at.>cosmicears.com a few days ago... sent a message via Skype last night... and still not a peep back.  Now their website is down... I hope I didnt waste my time sending impressions to them already.

 

His ears must have been ringing... I got a response.  He said the site is down for maintenance.

post #2872 of 5282
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Do not blame the impressions systematically...he apparently went through several sets of impressions. There might be only 2 complaints out of 200 pages, but how many actually got a pair out of 200 pages? Not that many that I recall.

I am by no means wanting to bash a company that I have not tried yet and that seems interesting, but it is always weird when someone has such a consistently bad experience to blame the person. If he is telling the truth, and his experience is detailed enough to have me believe so, them he really received bad service.

 

I never intended to sound like I was blaming anyone. I'm not experienced in the making of cIEMs at all, but it seems to me, that making the impressions is much, much harder, than to make a negative mold of that same impression. Ear canal shape IS variabel, the stance of the jaw matters, maybe it was super cold/hot outside (not sure if this really makes a difference) or the subject could've had some sort of a cold/infection that made the ear canal swell up. 

 

Again, not at all an expert, just seems to me a lot can go wrong during the making of an impression.

post #2873 of 5282
Just received this today :



I used it for 30min with my iphone.

First thing I did notice is the perfect fit and the good isolation. I'll really test this point tomorrow because I use couple of transportation to go to work (train, subway and tramway).
I'm pretty happy with the sound. It's the tone I like.

Here's my first comment. I'll come back to you tomorrow after one day of use.
post #2874 of 5282
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Originally Posted by neozecat View Post

Just received this today :



I used it for 30min with my iphone.

First thing I did notice is the perfect fit and the good isolation. I'll really test this point tomorrow because I use couple of transportation to go to work (train, subway and tramway).
I'm pretty happy with the sound. It's the tone I like.

Here's my first comment. I'll come back to you tomorrow after one day of use.

 

Sorry if you already posted it, but what model did you get?

post #2875 of 5282
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Originally Posted by neozecat View Post

Just received this today :



I used it for 30min with my iphone.

First thing I did notice is the perfect fit and the good isolation. I'll really test this point tomorrow because I use couple of transportation to go to work (train, subway and tramway).
I'm pretty happy with the sound. It's the tone I like.

Here's my first comment. I'll come back to you tomorrow after one day of use.
Torture! Mine are still sitting at customs, hopefully it will make way to my local post office when I wake up tomorrow. frown.gif
post #2876 of 5282
@DrBlast33: It's a BA4F
post #2877 of 5282

How Lucky!

 

I am still waiting for my empty shells to arrive from the unregistered mail.

<Fidget> <Fidget> <Fidget>

 

Patience is Essence of Life. (Trying to convince myself) :P

post #2878 of 5282
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Originally Posted by neozecat View Post

@DrBlast33: It's a BA4F

 

I would like to hear more impressions plz.

Not sure if you read my problems I had with said sound signature. Does yours have a bass boost that overshadows the mids and treble?

post #2879 of 5282
Not this kind of issue with mine.

I'll post a longer review in a couple if days, once I did use it in different situation and envirronment.
post #2880 of 5282
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Originally Posted by neozecat View Post

@DrBlast33: It's a BA4F

Yes, Im interested in knowing how they are also... BA4F was exactly the model I was looking to purchase...

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