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post #46 of 61
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Thanks.

 

right side: Assassin's creed logo

left side: Manchester United's devil

 

Nice, please post pics when they arrive.

post #47 of 61

It's here...

 

 

It's been burning for almost 2 hours, and they are starting to sound a lot better than the first time I tried them, but I'm really surprised about the width and depth of the soundstage (doesn't change since the beginning)

 

special thanks to Joe for the great review, Monitor City Australia for bringing this in and their invaluable services, and Ultimate Ears for creating this awesomeness and accepting my requests

 

 

 

note: Apparently I'm the first person in Australia to have UE PRM, that is if nobody ordered from outside monitor city

post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by etherlite View Post

It's here...

 

 

It's been burning for almost 2 hours, and they are starting to sound a lot better than the first time I tried them, but I'm really surprised about the width and depth of the soundstage (doesn't change since the beginning)

 

special thanks to Joe for the great review, Monitor City Australia for bringing this in and their invaluable services, and Ultimate Ears for creating this awesomeness and accepting my requests

 

 

 

note: Apparently I'm the first person in Australia to have UE PRM, that is if nobody ordered from outside monitor city

That laser cut wood faceplate looks nice. I was kinda hoping for something similar to your avatar though... :( Disappointed (JK). 

 

Can't wait to hear your impressions.

post #49 of 61

lol, that would be nice as well, but I opted for simple logos because pictures would be difficult to see clearly from more than a meter distance

 

I'm actually surprised that my left and right ear canals are so different...

post #50 of 61
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by etherlite View Post

It's here...

 

 

It's been burning for almost 2 hours, and they are starting to sound a lot better than the first time I tried them, but I'm really surprised about the width and depth of the soundstage (doesn't change since the beginning)

 

special thanks to Joe for the great review, Monitor City Australia for bringing this in and their invaluable services, and Ultimate Ears for creating this awesomeness and accepting my requests

 

 

 

note: Apparently I'm the first person in Australia to have UE PRM, that is if nobody ordered from outside monitor city

 

Nice, I like the artwork!  Keep us posted on how they sound to you, especially after you get used to them.

post #51 of 61

It's my first time using a custom and it feels a bit weird, especially that the left side can't be plugged in deeper than the right side, but it's the right side that feels a bit loose when walking....

post #52 of 61
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It's my first time using a custom and it feels a bit weird, especially that the left side can't be plugged in deeper than the right side, but it's the right side that feels a bit loose when walking....

Yea. sometimes one ear canal will change shape more drastically than the other. 

post #53 of 61
This usually happens when you undergo quick weight loss sometimes your ear canal will feel mushy after a few mths of weightloss
post #54 of 61

Thank you very much for the thorough review! The PRM is a little above my budget but still very interesting as I liked the IERM quite a lot.

post #55 of 61
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Thank you very much for the thorough review! The PRM is a little above my budget but still very interesting as I liked the IERM quite a lot.

 

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions.

post #56 of 61
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Originally Posted by etherlite View Post

It's here...

 

 

 

It's been burning for almost 2 hours, and they are starting to sound a lot better than the first time I tried them, but I'm really surprised about the width and depth of the soundstage (doesn't change since the beginning)

 

"Nothing is true, Everything is Permitted" I like your customs! beerchug.gif

post #57 of 61
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"Nothing is true, Everything is Permitted" I like your customs! beerchug.gif

Thanks mate beerchug.gif

post #58 of 61

(I think) roughly 20-30 hours has been done on my pair of PRM, and I must say I'm pleased, not completely, but I'm content with what I got.

 

As I said from the beginning, what strikes me most is the width and depth of the soundstage, it's seriously on par with my home setup at the moment (Lampi Lv4 - LF - LCD2r1). If i have to say, this must be the strongest point.

 

I had some regrets from my own tuning (45-45-45), while the bass and treble sounds just perfect, the vocal is too forward, and because I tuned it with headstage arrow 4G and I forgot to tune it directly from my walkman F, the vocal is simply way too forward and the soundstage is smaller if I play it directly from my F. Arrow does solve most of the problem, but some tracks with unusually forward vocals could sound a bit unpleasant. Coming from a laidback background of LCD-2, I need to accustom myself to a bit more forward tuned vocal in my PRM.

 

This is my first custom, so I cannot make any in depth comparisons, but compared with the universal demo of the CIEMs that I've tested before (UM mage, merlin, miracle; JH11, 13,16 non-freq phase version), this is without doubt the best for me.

 

Once I've got the time I will make comparisons with my AKG K3003 (given that my K3003 hasn't been sold by then).

post #59 of 61

It's always possible to send them back to UE to get them re-tuned. But given that you're out of the states, shipping costs and time would probably suck =/

post #60 of 61
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It's always possible to send them back to UE to get them re-tuned. But given that you're out of the states, shipping costs and time would probably suck =/

yeah, and it's not actually that uncomfortable anyway, I can still enjoy it, just need to get used to it

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