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post #3181 of 3320
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Originally Posted by wjp007 View Post
 

I've been working on doing my own custom shells.  In the process I destroyed one of my balanced armature drivers while soldering.  So I decided to take a shot an fitting my MH1c's into the shells I made.  Luckily for me, I have large diameter canals and given how small the diameter of the MH1c is, I was able to put the driver close to the tip of the shell.  I used heat shrink tubing to seal the driver against the tip.  Here's a pic.  They sound great.  Plan to put on the faceplates tonight.  

 

Congrats on your ingenuity! It actually looks quite good!

post #3182 of 3320

Look what came in the mail today

 

 

I'm still not sure if I'm gonna use the shielding because it feels quite stiff...

 

Seems like I've got some work to do tonight. More news when it's done.

post #3183 of 3320

Thanks FInixNOver. 

 

Here are the finished shells.  One question, should I make a port hole in the shell.  Right now it's completely sealed.  I figured there is enough volume in the shell to support the porting of the driver.  

 

post #3184 of 3320
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Originally Posted by wjp007 View Post
 

Thanks FInixNOver. 

 

Here are the finished shells.  One question, should I make a port hole in the shell.  Right now it's completely sealed.  I figured there is enough volume in the shell to support the porting of the driver.  

 

Wow! Nice work!!

 

I'm quite new to this audio stuff, but, from what I've read (and you surely already know), one of the differences between a BA driver and a Dynamic driver, is that the first one doesn't rely on back and forth air movement to propagate sound, making the need for a vent port moot.

However, in your case, there's a big chamber, even if it's closed, as opposed to the tiny one from the MH1 itself, so it could be enough to keep the back air pressure from damaging the driver.

Either way, some users have covered the vent holes from the MH1's without problems...

 

Maybe someone else, more knowledgeable ()which shouldn't be to hard :biggrin: ), can shed a new light on your problem.

 

(BTW I'd like to know some details, about how you made those shells, materials used for the shell, cast and ear canal impressions... If you could PM me, and is not too much trouble, I'd appreciate it)

post #3185 of 3320

Hi all,

I haven't been following the thread for a while but have been enjoying listening to them quite a lot.

So maybe somebody already posted something about it: the earphones' tips.....has anyone found  better ones?

The stock ones slid off my ears ALL the time (and they seem rather hurtful too.....)

 

Any suggestion?

Thanks!

post #3186 of 3320

I could never get these phones to stay in ear. 

post #3187 of 3320
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post
 

Hi all,

I haven't been following the thread for a while but have been enjoying listening to them quite a lot.

So maybe somebody already posted something about it: the earphones' tips.....has anyone found  better ones?

The stock ones slid off my ears ALL the time (and they seem rather hurtful too.....)

 

Any suggestion?

Thanks!

I remember someone mentioning something about the Sony Hybrids...

post #3188 of 3320
post #3189 of 3320
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post
 

Great!!!

Thanks.

Are these the ones?:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-EPEX10A-BLK-Replacement-Earbuds/dp/B001RB24UA

 

 

Yeah, these are the ones, but when i tried MH1 with them the fit was just as bad while their sound got worse. In my experience the MH1's tip is an important part of its sound, i tried many different tips and they always sounded worse than the original. That's very unusual to say the least, but in the end i had to resign myself to this fact. I put the default big flanges on these and learned to jam them in my ears till they were stuck in there (i have small canals). Your mileage may vary though.

post #3190 of 3320

Right!

yeah, I've got small canals as well...Basically they sound great but they slip off all the time and hurt too...

hhhmmm

post #3191 of 3320
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post
 

Right!

yeah, I've got small canals as well...Basically they sound great but they slip off all the time and hurt too...

hhhmmm

 

Love also hurts but sometimes its worth it :P. The larger tips will stay in place most of the time, but there will be discomfort at first till they soften up with use. So don't get discouraged, you will beat them into submission eventually, it just takes patience :). You should also use the shirt clip when you are on the go, the cable is too heavy and will cause the iems to slip no matter the tips/fit.

post #3192 of 3320
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post
 

Right!

yeah, I've got small canals as well...Basically they sound great but they slip off all the time and hurt too...

hhhmmm

You can always try making some tips from memory foam earplugs!!

 

Here's a great video tutorial

 

 

post #3193 of 3320

Brilliant! I need to do this to mine.

post #3194 of 3320

Great,

Thanks for the link! I'll try it myself.

P.S.: does anyone now why the sound get distorted to the point of not being listenable when I plug the Mh-1 into an (original) ALO Rx? ...Is it the high gain setting on the amp?

post #3195 of 3320
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post

Great,
Thanks for the link! I'll try it myself.
P.S.: does anyone now why the sound get distorted to the point of not being listenable when I plug the Mh-1 into an (original) ALO Rx? ...Is it the high gain setting on the amp?

Well, I can't say about that one, but I've had the chance to test the MH1's with 3 different amps from a friend headfier, and found them to have low tolerance to distortion.

CMoy
Either the amp didn't like the headphones, or the other way around, but the fact is that there was much distortion present from the get go.I didn't even need to raise the volume much. (One thing worth mentioning is that this particular amp had been sitting in the drawer for quite some time, but the fact remarks that I've also tested it with two other headphones, and the results were much better)

LISA III
On this one, the distortion sets in at half volume, with bass setting to half, otherwise, distortion will start sooner. Again tested with the same other two headphones, which faired way better, even at full bass!

O2
It was with this amp that I got the best results. They took more amping than with the other two amps before getting distorted.

Setup used for the tests
Source: Sansa Clip+
Amps: CMoy, Lisa III and O2
Headphones: Sony Ericsson MH-1, AKG K450 and VSonic GR07
Song: Chris Cornell - Part of me
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