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Maybe it's Eric Clapton or my guitar playing.......

I got into Clapton and guitars a lot around the same time????????

I like Clapton's long solo's and it was his solo in Old Love(Unplugged) which inspired me to play the guitar........

post #11942 of 21423
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Wait, are you guys talking about compression?  This is where the tip has been inserted so far, that the walls of our ear canals compress the tips so that they basically close up right?  Or am I getting it all wrong?

This. After inserting the IEM, if you hear/feel one side is blocked, very slightly pull the IEM out just bit - often times this will allow the ear canal to open back up without losing the seal.

 

Right, exactly.  Wait, you mean the tip shafts open back up right?  I just hate pulling it out that 1 micrometer too far and losing the perfect seal.

 

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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post

yeah billy is right.....

The feeling is similar to the feeling you have in planes.....

when your ears get blocked and you have to pop them.....

I think they are the same phenom......

 

Wait, wut?  How can he be right and I'm wrong?  The reason why I think it's due to the tips and not my ears is because I conducted an ad hoc experiment when this first happened to me.  The result?  Harder tips - or those with sturdier shafts - did not induce this.  Softer tips - or those with thinner shafts - did.

 

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@ akash neagi:

 

They may have a calming effect on a_recording, but the formatting and grammar of your posts really set my professorial sensibilities on edge.

 

I'm genuinely curious. Why the infatuation with ellipses?

 

LOL  biggrin.gif  As someone who uses ellipses liberally myself, even I am impressed.  Also miffed at someone encroaching on my territory but whatevs.  tongue.gif

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Wait, are you guys talking about compression?  This is where the tip has been inserted so far, that the walls of our ear canals compress the tips so that they basically close up right?  Or am I getting it all wrong?

 

I think we are talking about the same thing, but I don't think this is the mechanism of action. I always thought it was because insertion of the tips evacuates too much (or maybe too little) air from the canal, and then when the tip tries to form a new shape there is a pressure imbalance and a suction feeling from the air pulling on your ear drum. 

 

Hmm, we must get to the bottom of this mystery, for it seems to plague us all.

 

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You know I don't know.........

This started a few weeks back when I was deciding which new headphone to buy......

I think it's warrenpchi's influence as back tracking I see this started on his review of the HD215..........

 

Oh no no, can't blame this on me!  I never use more than three periods in a row - even if I sometimes feel like doing so.  wink.gif

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Right, exactly.  Wait, you mean the tip shafts open back up right?  I just hate pulling it out that 1 micrometer too far and losing the perfect seal.

 

 

Wait, wut?  How can he be right and I'm wrong?  The reason why I think it's due to the tips and not my ears is because I conducted an ad hoc experiment when this first happened to me.  The result?  Harder tips - or those with sturdier shafts - did not induce this.  Softer tips - or those with thinner shafts - did.

 

 

LOL  biggrin.gif  As someone who uses ellipses liberally myself, even I am impressed.  Also miffed at someone encroaching on my territory but whatevs.  tongue.gif

LOL.......

 

I am saying he is right because I first felt it with my XBA-3......

At first I thought that it was the BA used in it.......

Then I removed my Hybrid tips and used the normal ones and nothing happened.........

I think the sealed XBA-3 casing is also to blame.......

in normal IEM the holes in the back can also even out the pressure levels.....

due to the XBA-3 having a sealed case I suspect it may be the main culprit................

post #11945 of 21423
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Hmm, we must get to the bottom of this mystery, for it seems to plague us all.

 

 

Oh no no, can't blame this on me!  I never use more than three periods in a row - even if I sometimes feel like doing so.  wink.gif

I'm not saying that it's because you do it........

I'm saying that it started first on your thread.............

post #11946 of 21423
Yeah, about that. It's only funny the few times around.
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Yeah, about that. It's only funny the few times around.

 

You know what's funny?  My brain inserted the word "first" even though it was nowhere to be found in the original post.  How did I do that???

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Question on music: do vocals in songs always in the centre image, or can it vary between how they are mastered? Listening to one with a slight left image. This is disconcerting as it could mean a few:
1) I am getting slightly deaf in the right ear
2) Hardware
3) ...
4) Profit?

This drives me INSANE.

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I think it varies. "Audiophile" tracks tend to have very centered vocals, while I notice that many vocals in pop music have a slight left-leaning image, but not sure why.

I was going to say off to the right lol. Odd. I think it's definitely me until I hear a song where I know it's dead center.

I want to get one of those recordings that go "left channel"
"right channel"
"center channel"
"now for some funk"
And then being satisfied with my channel balance, I'd make sure no one could see me before busting a move.

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

You know what's funny?  My brain inserted the word "first" even though it was nowhere to be found in the original post.  How did I do that???

It's common courtesy to offer aloe after.
Edited by vwinter - 5/14/13 at 8:08am
post #11949 of 21423

I have reached a conclusion............

Opening the hybrid tips from my XBA-3 and putting them on my XB41EX confirms its due to the seal..........

my XBA-3 had a sealed casing and XB41EX has a open casing(holes in the back)......

When I push my XBA-3 in my ear it causes the problem........

When I push my XB41EX(using the same tips) in I doesn't cause the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I use a normal not Hybrid(no foam) top with the XBA the problem still occurs................

I was wrong to say that it is the tip.......

It is actually the IME(in my case at least)...........

When the sealed XBA-3 is jammed into my ear there is no where for the air to go so it compresses into the canal.....

It may be our ear drums, the driver/thing that pokes out if BA unit or both, that has a problem operating in a high pressure environment............

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a_recording:

 

Check out the deals thread.....

I don't know how much the A2000X is in Australia but you can get them for $369.72+shipping from amazon Japan...........

 

A2000X: http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%87%E3%82%A3%E3%82%AA%E3%83%86%E3%82%AF%E3%83%8B%E3%82%AB-ATH-A2000X-audio-technica-%E3%82%A2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88%E3%83%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%83%98%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E3%83%9B%E3%83%B3/dp/B001J2KGIO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368544500&sr=8-1&keywords=A2000X

 

AD2000X: http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%87%E3%82%A3%E3%82%AA%E3%83%86%E3%82%AF%E3%83%8B%E3%82%AB-ATH-AD2000X-audio-technica-AIR-%E3%83%80%E3%82%A4%E3%83%8A%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%83%98%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E3%83%9B%E3%83%B3/dp/B009S32ZPI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368544577&sr=1-2&keywords=A2000X

post #11951 of 21423
Exclamation points from out of left field! But it is too late becuase that baby is outa here.
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You know what's funny?  My brain inserted the word "first" even though it was nowhere to be found in the original post.  How did I do that???

It's common courtesy to offer aloe after.

 

I don't have any.  frown.gif

 

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I have reached a conclusion............

 

 

Wait, I think we might be talking about two different things then.  I think you're talking about driver flex, and I'm talking about cheaply-made weak-ass tips.

 

EDIT:  Oh wait, maybe not because the XBA-3 uses BAs.  So confused... confused.gif

post #11953 of 21423
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Exclamation points from out of left field! But it is too late becuase that baby is outa here.

?

post #11954 of 21423
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

I don't have any.  frown.gif

 

 

Wait, I think we might be talking about two different things then.  I think you're talking about driver flex, and I'm talking about cheaply-made weak-ass tips.

Maybe but I have reached a conclusion on my problem............

In my days I have used a lot of cheep/fake IEMs and none of them had this problem........

I can see this problem with only my XBA-3.........

Sadly I lost my XBA-1 so I can't confirm it's the XBA design flaw.......

I cant find a single hole on mu UE100 but no problem there..........

but the UE100 does have some very little space around the wire outlet for air to get out of...........

post #11955 of 21423

Well okay, but if what you're saying is true, then I would imagine that CIEMs are particularly prone to exhibiting this right?

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