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post #151 of 335
Also, CIEMs have a typical lifespan of 2-4 years, kasi nagiiba yung ears natin habang tayo ay tumatanda, and naiiba yung fit. Since proper fit is the main purpose of CIEMs, magastos talaga in the long run.
post #152 of 335

A good compromise is to just get custom eartips for an IEM you already like. Some CIEMs you can't try out, even if you know someone who has it, because of the fit; UM however does bring "universal fit" versions* to local meets. Also, some reshellers don't get the flange length right** and that can alter the sound, and not always the way one might appreciate. Manila Hearing Aid's website lists this as a product, and I can't remember where I read it but I think it was around PhP5,000 or thereabouts. They also do reshells, so maybe you can better explain how they should do the flange vis a vis the ear impressions and your IEM+the tips better than through email/support chat or phone/Skype with reshellers based elsewhere (UM has a local office so you can do this with them too, but locations, shipping and turnaround time/priority should be considered). If there's one thing MHA really lacks, it's the customization options - even if BA was originally medical-based, more so with MHA, as ear mold services have been around for a long time, except they're just earplugs, and I imagine their primary customers here are those who work or play in BRC and Subic, or sound engineers (not that concerts here actually sound right).

 

 

 

 

 

*Kind of like the ASG-1's shell design; just enough to give you an idea what they sound like

 

**Either just the flange, or with your favorite eartips

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not that concerts here actually sound right

 

Exactly. I went to an event earlier, a fashion show (mainly because Bamboo had a performance) and I was very disappointed by [insert certain Ayala Mall here]'s sound engineers. They use a variety of headphones with completely different sound signatures and they ruined the surprisingly balanced-sounding PA system. [I know because I was standing beside them to watch them prepare, and the PA system's EQ was set to an aggressive V signature while the ATH-M50 the DJ was wearing has a flat EQ setting) They were better off leaving the EQs alone, and as a result we couldn't even hear the singing clearly because of the booming bass, and the speakers looked (and sounded) like they were going to explode from the vibrations.
Edited by nikkojames15 - 7/6/13 at 8:45am
post #154 of 335
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Originally Posted by MilesDavis2 View Post

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The UM1's are great. From the UM1, you can gradually upgrade so that you will appreciate your heafi journey. UM1 to CIEM is like a baby becoming an adult overnight. Where's the in between beauty of the journey.
Naisip ko rin po yun e, its like I'll jump too far to the point that I'll miss some important or good things and experiences in between. Thank you po for being an eye opener. rolleyes.gif
Edited by romulusremus - 7/6/13 at 4:16pm
post #155 of 335
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So medyo mas malaki po pala yung cons sa pros ng customs. And medyo hassle po pala magpagawa ng customs. Maybe I'll stick to universals, wala din naman po akong fit issues sa universals biggrin.gif pero I like the idea of custom sleeves biggrin.gif
post #156 of 335
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So medyo mas malaki po pala yung cons sa pros ng customs. And medyo hassle po pala magpagawa ng customs. Maybe I'll stick to universals, wala din naman po akong fit issues sa universals biggrin.gif pero I like the idea of custom sleeves biggrin.gif

Pogi nga kapag custom but for the price? I have the w4r but have been enjoying my month old se215. $99.00 less 15% pa. Tunog muna bago porma. Parang kotseng pinaganda. Pag arangkada, supot pala yung makina.
post #157 of 335
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Pogi nga kapag custom but for the price? I have the w4r but have been enjoying my month old se215. $99.00 less 15% pa. Tunog muna bago porma. Parang kotseng pinaganda. Pag arangkada, supot pala yung makina.

 

Just to be fair about it it's not all form without function. Customs started precisely for function - precise fit for comfort and noise isolation (the custom colors and logos appeared much later). However, given the costs, if one is happy using a universal IEM and no issues with certain tips, then customs are not immediately advisable. However if for example you have fist issues and the Complys that are comfortable alters the sound by blunting the treble, then you might want to research on Customs (including reshells). That last part is important, because just jumping into one without enough knowledge on it have in some cases found people dissatisfied with the end product.

post #158 of 335
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

Just to be fair about it it's not all form without function. Customs started precisely for function - precise fit for comfort and noise isolation (the custom colors and logos appeared much later). However, given the costs, if one is happy using a universal IEM and no issues with certain tips, then customs are not immediately advisable. However if for example you have fist issues and the Complys that are comfortable alters the sound by blunting the treble, then you might want to research on Customs (including reshells). That last part is important, because just jumping into one without enough knowledge on it have in some cases found people dissatisfied with the end product.

Fully agree. Derived from hearing aids.
post #159 of 335
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Thank you po. Will stick to universals muna. rolleyes.gif Maybe nadala lang po ako ng CIEM craze. Saw many reviews here and there, then I told myself why not give it a shot without thinking of the pros, cons and having the right gear to drive them. I think I should appreciate what I have and make the most out of it before buying new stuff rolleyes.gif
Edited by romulusremus - 7/7/13 at 2:18pm
post #160 of 335

Hey guys. Anybody know where I could get custom cables for IE80? Kahit di silver..
Nevermind, found out about Sandmoose.


Edited by nikkojames15 - 7/23/13 at 8:45am
post #161 of 335

Sennheiser employee from Greenhills talked to me about my IE80 earlier tonight on a jeepney, and advised me to try the IE800. Was kinda weird for a stranger to suddenly talk to you out of nowhere.

post #162 of 335
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Sennheiser employee from Greenhills talked to me about my IE80 earlier tonight on a jeepney, and advised me to try the IE800. Was kinda weird for a stranger to suddenly talk to you out of nowhere.

 

I made friends in a parking lot (Shell Katipunan Select) because I saw the speakers on his truck's doors and I shouted out, "nice speakers!" Then we sat in each other's vehicles to listen (and that, given car jackings and all, but then again we're not South Africa, which needed anti-carjacking flamethrowers and an anti-rape diaphragm inspired by a bear trap).

post #163 of 335
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Originally Posted by nikkojames15 View Post

Sennheiser employee from Greenhills talked to me about my IE80 earlier tonight on a jeepney, and advised me to try the IE800. Was kinda weird for a stranger to suddenly talk to you out of nowhere.

 

Sounds like the Philippines to me!

 

Also the IE800 is WAAAAAAAAY different from the IE80. If it was me I'd stick to the IE80 unless you want a sonically different IEM (IE800) (and note you can't change the cables).

post #164 of 335
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

 

Sounds like the Philippines to me!

 

Also the IE800 is WAAAAAAAAY different from the IE80. If it was me I'd stick to the IE80 unless you want a sonically different IEM (IE800) (and note you can't change the cables).

Of course I'll keep the IE80. It's barely 3 weeks old. etysmile.gif
But I'd love to demo the IE800, I do hope they have a properly-sourced demo unit.

post #165 of 335
Well the IE800 is okay with any unit but its sibilance is murderous...
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