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Done 13 yrs ago. Both eyes LASIKed twice. Been wearing contacts on left eye only since. Was short sighted before but now I can see the moon craters ;-) (quite long sighted). No, presbyopia hasn't even started...may be able to see the centre of the galaxy by the time it does.

 

I think that I will need to do some Lasik soon rolleyes.gif

 

I emailed Frogbeats to ask if they would allow me to cancel my order and their reply was that they would but on the condition that I will receive zero refund. How nice.

 

So now, I can't even change to another CIEM and am stuck in the whole process. At least I have learned to be wiser now and never to commit full funds ever again on purchases until it is ready for shipment - since I can't sue them for LD to compensate me for delays.

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A lil update here with images. But is this normal? My connectors seem to be a little rough. The part between the acrylic and the platic connector don't feel polished. 

 

And also, is it normal that the pins don't push in all the way? My right side seems to only go in half way, there's no room left to push.

post #288 of 868
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A lil update here with images. But is this normal? My connectors seem to be a little rough. The part between the acrylic and the platic connector don't feel polished. 

 

And also, is it normal that the pins don't push in all the way? My right side seems to only go in half way, there's no room left to push.

 

On my former UM Merlins, SE530x8, and on Tralucent 1Plus2, the recessed sockets are rough too so I think that's quite normal. However all of them I could push the connectors in to almost equal depth.

 

Is there a guide rail inside the recessed socket? Do the connectors have channel ridges? If so does each connector's channel ridge match the recessed socket's guide rail?

post #289 of 868
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On my former UM Merlins, SE530x8, and on Tralucent 1Plus2, the recessed sockets are rough too so I think that's quite normal. However all of them I could push the connectors in to almost equal depth.

 

Is there a guide rail inside the recessed socket? Do the connectors have channel ridges? If so does each connector's channel ridge match the recessed socket's guide rail?

 

I might be wrong about this, but iirc, I don't think any of the frogbeats have recessed sockets.

post #290 of 868

My c5's are standard (no faceplate) and the sockets are flush.

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This is what my "good" side looks like. It still protrudes out quite a bit. Is this supposed to happen? I just talked to Anoxy who says that they should be flush. Or perhaps it's different per person's ear. 

 

And now it seems like my fit problem is gone....somehow...again. I can't tell good fit from bad fit now. Or perhaps the notion of a poor fit was just because my left side was not used to the monitor? I'll have to check again later to confirm this though. Right now my thoughts are quite jumbled (as you can see in this post). 

 

It's interesting seeing how much they had to polish off to form a monitor. 

 

post #292 of 868

It looks to me, from your photos, that you may not be pushing the CIEM all the way in, behind the crus of helix:

 

 

The CIEM should hook-in behind/under the crus of helix

post #293 of 868

Mython is right, I dont like to double post but lift number 2 over the edge of the custom after you have "screwed" the nossles into your ear canal.

 

post #294 of 868
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Mython is right, I dont like to double post but lift number 2 over the edge of the custom after you have "screwed" the nossles into your ear canal.

 

It's impossible for me to hook #2 over. My CIEMs are too big and go past it.

post #295 of 868

Frogbeats build their CIEMs slightly differently; the part sticking out of the ear is a "Knob" to aid in inserting and removing the earpiece which is above the actual part which slides into the helix

post #296 of 868
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Originally Posted by 23t23dS View Post

Frogbeats build their CIEMs slightly differently; the part sticking out of the ear is a "Knob" to aid in inserting and removing the earpiece which is above the actual part which slides into the helix

Thanks! That clarifies it :D.

post #297 of 868

Placed my order for a rush pair of C4 yesterday. Now waiting for DHL pick up.

 

Let's see how this turn out.

 

Anyone else got their pair yet?

post #298 of 868
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Placed my order for a rush pair of C4 yesterday. Now waiting for DHL pick up.

 

Let's see how this turn out.

 

Anyone else got their pair yet?

 

I will be interested to know how long does yours take to process.

 

Mine is taking a very long time, and that is starting from the day my impression reached them (not paid, not sent, but reached) till now.

 

Customer service is one of the worst and the owner is trying to justify the delay with different excuses, shirking responsibilities from them. Worse still, they will refund nothing if the order is cancelled. Not full refund, not partial refund, nor even a penny, but, nothing.

 

By doing this, Frogbeats is actually locking customers who paid in full down to them and then taking their own time to make the CIEM. There is nothing the customer could do to them.

 

Just to share my experience with others who are considering this.

post #299 of 868

My pair took about 3 weeks under rush order, but that was during the CNY period.
 

post #300 of 868
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Originally Posted by 23t23dS View Post

My pair took about 3 weeks under rush order, but that was during the CNY period.
 

That's still pretty long.... 

 

To be honest, good customer service would be recommending no rush ordering during the CNY week. Because 3 weeks for rush is actuallly almost the same length as normal build in other companies. 

 

On the refit situation, it's a good thing that I found the proper way of tying the cable. I have it a tight around the back of my head secure. That way, the tension there keeps it locked somewhat secure. The seal breaking easily isn't something I can control though because of the way my ears are shaped, so that's a bummer. But luckily, it doesn't break unless I deliberately try to.

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