Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
These look good, where'd you get them moulded?
At a local "hearing and speech centre", aka a place for making hearing aids.
Originally Posted by hedphonz
i love the idea of these - very very resourceful
so are the 800's actually moulded into the silicon (is it silicon) or is there an opening in which you insert them
I'm wondering if a thicker impression could be made in which the 800's were fitted further out to avoid the bass and the sound stage being affected. I love bass but wouldnt want to go any bassier than what my 800's already are.
Any chance of a photo of the inward side - would like to see the canal opening and how it fits around the iem
They are silicon, yes, and the earphones are not moulded into them. No way I will let my IE800 moulded into anything. They got a nice and fit opening where the earphones are inserted into, I have taken a few more pictures of them:
As for how they fit around the earphones, I thought the initial picture I posted already gives a clear... picture.
Rather than deep insertion of earphones into the impression, I would think it's the deep insertion of the tip into the ear canal that affects the sound signature. If the tip of the impression can be made shorter so that the sound doesn't travel a longer distance in a narrow tunnel, I'd imagine the sound signature would stay closer to original, however a shorter tip would not make sense for this impression's design... if you know what I mean.