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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post

Well I read JH has different driver positioning and the way the sound tubes come together makes them sound better.

 

So Heir and UM are in China and Fisher and 1964 ears are US? and Fisher will pay for shipping both ways???

 

Are there any good reviews/comparison of all the top CIEM (UM, UE, JH)? The 16's are available to me right now.

 

I just don't want to wind up re-selling what ever I get due to them not working or paying over $100 extra to ship crap 5 or 6 times. People are selling brand new JH16's due to having them refit 7 times and not wanting to continue, id fly to JH and tell them I'm not leaving till they fit before I sold a $1000 IEM at a loss.

 You are from the same neck of the wood. I live in Minneapolis.

 

As other have said, it really is dependant on the molds. GIGO, Garbage in, Garbage out.

 

I went to Audiologist hearing center in Edina... Michael Oscarson was the one that did my molds. The company was listed by UE but Mike has dealt with UE since JH was the owner. I have ordered and am receiving a pair of JH16+JH3 come tommorow (wednesday). I was in and out of the audiologist within 20 minutes. He uses the correct procedure (bite block, silicone etc). cost was $50 for BOTH ears. The guy knew what he was doing.


Edited by figgie - 10/2/12 at 12:55pm
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Driver positioning and etc. os not rocket science. They also measure everything to match.

 

Go search the forums for reviews/comparisons, it's filled with them.

 

Having to refit is because your audiologist sucks, as well as you fail. There is a specific process you can follow and it will pretty much guarantee a good fit the first try.

Yeah thats what I was wondering too. When you need a "refit" do you just send them back and the headphone people re try, or do you need to go to the audiologyst and stat all over?

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For the of quickness and/or lower cost of shipping, I would go with 1964 ears. They seem to have pretty nice build quality also. I had a pair of TF10's reshelled by Fisher, and while they were fine, the build quality seemed a bit under that of my Ultimate Ears customs, which IMO, while not bad, aren't all that fantastic either.

Can you elaborate?

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 You are from the same neck of the wood. I live in Minneapolis.

 

As other have said, it really is dependant on the molds. GIGO, Garbage in, Garbage out.

 

I went to Audiologist hearing center in Edina... Michael Oscarson was the one that did my molds. The company was listed by UE but Mike has dealt with UE since JH was the owner. I have ordered and am receiving a pair of JH16+JH3 come tommorow (wednesday). I was in and out of the audiologist within 20 minutes. He uses the correct procedure (bite block, silicone etc). cost was $50 for BOTH ears. The guy knew what he was doing.

Wow thanks for the heads up $50 bucks is a steal.

post #18 of 20

When you need a refit you request a refit and get new impressions and send both to them.

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Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post

Yeah thats what I was wondering too. When you need a "refit" do you just send them back and the headphone people re try, or do you need to go to the audiologyst and stat all over?

Can you elaborate?

Wow thanks for the heads up $50 bucks is a steal.

post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post

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Originally Posted by PANGES View Post

For the of quickness and/or lower cost of shipping, I would go with 1964 ears. They seem to have pretty nice build quality also. I had a pair of TF10's reshelled by Fisher, and while they were fine, the build quality seemed a bit under that of my Ultimate Ears customs, which IMO, while not bad, aren't all that fantastic either.

Can you elaborate?

 

 

Well, as far as aesthetics go, they weren't as polished (shiny) as some of my other customs, and there were a fair amount of bubbles and such. Also where the faceplate meet the shell didn't look as refined. Even little stuff, like how the holes were made for the connection of the cable seemed a bit rough. I actually had an extra pair of TF10's to compare with the reshells, and they sounded a bit different as well.

 

For the aesthetic stuff, I was able to overlook it, as I'm sure many people probably can; however, it was hard to deal with the reshells once I realized they didn't sound the same as the universals. Unfortunately, it wasn't an upgrade in sound either, I preferred the sound of the universal TF10's to the sound of the reshelled TF10's. 

 

The only thing I can say on Fisher's behalf is that they were receiving a huge batch of incoming reshells, since they were offering a group buy at the time, so maybe they couldn't handle the volume and the quality of their reshells suffered because of it. Shrugs. 

post #20 of 20

That's no excuse for any business.

 

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Originally Posted by PANGES View Post

 

Well, as far as aesthetics go, they weren't as polished (shiny) as some of my other customs, and there were a fair amount of bubbles and such. Also where the faceplate meet the shell didn't look as refined. Even little stuff, like how the holes were made for the connection of the cable seemed a bit rough. I actually had an extra pair of TF10's to compare with the reshells, and they sounded a bit different as well.

 

For the aesthetic stuff, I was able to overlook it, as I'm sure many people probably can; however, it was hard to deal with the reshells once I realized they didn't sound the same as the universals. Unfortunately, it wasn't an upgrade in sound either, I preferred the sound of the universal TF10's to the sound of the reshelled TF10's. 

 

The only thing I can say on Fisher's behalf is that they were receiving a huge batch of incoming reshells, since they were offering a group buy at the time, so maybe they couldn't handle the volume and the quality of their reshells suffered because of it. Shrugs. 

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