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post #661 of 868

I keep numerous nickel sacks at hand for the inevitable zombie uprising. I'm hoping that I get used to it enough to not need a refit.

 

I did see a prominent (hairline?) scratch on the face of the right ear piece. I know such things are expected, and I can never know when or how it occurred, but the scratch irks me. These bastards are super durable right?


Edited by Kirosia - 4/9/13 at 8:47pm
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I keep numerous nickel sacks at hand for the inevitable zombie uprising. I'm hoping that I get used to it enough to not need a refit.

I did see a prominent (hairline?) scratch on the face of the right ear piece. I know such things are expected, and I can never know when or how it occurred, but the scratch irks me. These bastards are super durable right?

On the contrary, they aren't exactly the best things to go banging around.
post #663 of 868
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....These bastards are super durable right?

Well, I wouldn't drop them onto a hard surface or smack them with a hammer smily_headphones1.gif
post #664 of 868
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Well, I wouldn't drop them onto a hard surface or smack them with a hammer smily_headphones1.gif


I would...if they are yours :)

post #665 of 868

I wasn't planning on taking them to the monster truck rally, but scratches and the like are expected (due to the material used), and likely won't harm them in the long run?

 

EDIT: If it wasn't obvious, I'm an extremely disjointed and paranoid individual. Please humor me.


Edited by Kirosia - 4/10/13 at 8:16am
post #666 of 868

Yo Kir,

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659221/custom-in-ear-monitor-ciem-care-and-maintanence#post_9342756

 

Should give you an approximation of what a CIEM can take in term of being dropped. But I'd infer that scratches on the body wouldn't affect the sound - unless its a super deep cut into the CIEM.

 

On another note, to me the C4's have a lot more bass than I was expecting - I think its an optimal amount for my tastes. I was half-expecting to get ER4-like bass, but the fact that there is considerably more (a good thing bigsmile_face.gif) makes me wonder how much bass the C5's have.


Edited by itshot - 4/10/13 at 9:46pm
post #667 of 868

Thanks for the link.

 

So, after listening for numerous hours over 2-3 days, the fit gets better, but there are certain sticking points that I'm unsure will go away. The right piece has a pronounced hook (compared to the left) that goes into the top of my ear, and I believe it's the source for the discomfort. (Ironically, it probably contributes to the better seal) The left is a bit painful, though that may just be the ear fatigue talking. It still slides around a bit more than my liking, especially during long session with the moisture/oil and all. I'll take a 1-2 day break, and try again see if the feeling changes.

 

If I were to ship them for a refit, what should I package them in to prevent scratches/damage? Preferably something small to minimize shipping costs.


Edited by Kirosia - 4/11/13 at 5:55am
post #668 of 868
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On another note, to me the C4's have a lot more bass than I was expecting - I think its an optimal amount for my tastes. I was half-expecting to get ER4-like bass, but the fact that there is considerably more (a good thing bigsmile_face.gif) makes me wonder how much bass the C5's have.

 

I thought the same thing, not quite sure how much more meaty the bass can get without sounding thick and overdone.

 

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Thanks for the link.

 

So, after listening for numerous hours over 2-3 days, the fit gets better, but there are certain sticking points that I'm unsure will go away. The right piece has a pronounced hook (compared to the left) that goes into the top of my ear, and I believe it's the source for the discomfort. (Ironically, it probably contributes to the better seal) The left is a bit painful, though that may just be the ear fatigue talking. It still slides around a bit more than my liking, especially during long session with the moisture/oil and all. I'll take a 1-2 day break, and try again see if the feeling changes.

 

If I were to ship them for a refit, what should I package them in to prevent scratches/damage? Preferably something small to minimize shipping costs.

 

I chucked them back in the case/box they sent me and just paid for the cost as such. Think it was like $40, but I did get the 2 day rush international option (had a case where it took 2-3 weeks for a buyer to receive when I sent normally, didn't want to wait).

 

You could also throw them in one of these - http://www.amazon.com/Case-Star-Black-Earphone-Earbuds/dp/B007P0MSA8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365691034&sr=8-3&keywords=earphone+cases

 

I use it to transport my CIEMs when I travel and it's quite nice for the price. Protects it from general wear and tear. Likely won't hold up to being stepped on, but if you're that silly/careless you probably shouldn't be getting CIEMs in the first place.

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Thanks for the link.

 

So, after listening for numerous hours over 2-3 days, the fit gets better, but there are certain sticking points that I'm unsure will go away. The right piece has a pronounced hook (compared to the left) that goes into the top of my ear, and I believe it's the source for the discomfort. (Ironically, it probably contributes to the better seal) The left is a bit painful, though that may just be the ear fatigue talking. It still slides around a bit more than my liking, especially during long session with the moisture/oil and all. I'll take a 1-2 day break, and try again see if the feeling changes.

 

If I were to ship them for a refit, what should I package them in to prevent scratches/damage? Preferably something small to minimize shipping costs.

give the fit four more days. for a 1st CIEM one week is needed to get used to it, i also had a problem with one side (left).

post #670 of 868

Sounds like it'll cost me upwards of $100 (including DHL return shipping). Really hoping my ears adapt to the fit, others have stated their initial week or so was pretty uncomfortable.

 

I do quite enjoy the sound though, no real qualms there.


Edited by Kirosia - 4/11/13 at 8:08am
post #671 of 868
Just got the email that Frogbeats has started the process for my refit. Well, another 2 months starting from now....
post #672 of 868

What was the issue with yours, Eve?

 

Are CIEMs not meant for jogging/running? Not that I do much of either, but my pair, as mentioned before, bounce up and down significantly during the movement. (The left more than the right) Just want to see if it's normal, I know at least one of you says it doesn't occur with his/her pair.


Edited by Kirosia - 4/11/13 at 1:15pm
post #673 of 868

It took me a month to figure it out with the c5's, the c4's might be different but lifting No 2 over the edge of the custom keeps it in place.

 

 

post #674 of 868

Mine has perfect fit as far as sealing. Noise isolation is awesome as I can barely hear a shopvac turned on when I just use them as earplugs (no music). I'm still getting used to how deep the stem goes. It's really weird feeling.

 

That said, now I need to figure out why my i9300 galaxy s3 stopped outputting usb audio to my leckerton...

post #675 of 868
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What was the issue with yours, Eve?

 

Are CIEMs not meant for jogging/running? Not that I do much of either, but my pair, as mentioned before, bounce up and down significantly during the movement. (The left more than the right) Just want to see if it's normal, I know at least one of you says it doesn't occur with his/her pair.

I tried it for curiosity's sake and mine fit fine, never go loose while jogging if I clip on my DAP.

 

Don't recommend it just because of the moisture.

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