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post #136 of 167
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Also, take a look at Digifi wireless. This article claims that Digifi uses the same technology as Sennheiser's Kleer wireless.

http://www.avhub.com.au/index.php/Product-Reviews/Geare/digifi-opera-s5-wireless-headphones.html

 

I wonder if that accessory can be used with the SA7 buds? Meaning... I wonder if the buds can be removed on that S5.

post #137 of 167
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Sleek Audio should be able to fix your W-1, take a look:

http://www.sleek-audio.com/repair-my-wireless-unit/

 

 

It shouldn't be a problem to find a compatible transmitter.

This one also works, according to Sleek Audio:

http://smsby50.com/collections/accessories/products/3-5mm-wireless-transmitter

 

 

Thanks, very happy to hear that I can get repair service on the W-1. Interesting that  SMS Audio has a Kleer W-1 equivalent. Might be an alternative to having the Sleek W-1 repaired. I would guess that my Sleek wireless is about a half dozen years old.

post #138 of 167

Does any one know if the W-1 repair from Sleek covers battery replacement?

post #139 of 167

Pretty sure it does. Give them a call tomorrow to make sure.

post #140 of 167

Waiting for them to respond back. 

 

I'm curious if anyone has or had considered custom tips for their SA6/SA7?  I'm thinking getting some made from 1964 years as I've had good results from them when they made a set for my MTPC at the time.

post #141 of 167

Custom tips would definitely be interesting on these. I get a good fit with my TF10 tips so probably a waste for me. I would only consider them if I really liked the sound and the fit was very difficult for me. 

post #142 of 167

The TF10 tips are great, but my tips of choice on the SA7 is the Monster foams.  Like any foam tips, I need to compress them a little and adjust.  The real kicker is that they are some of the most expensive tips to buy (pack retails for $40).  I think I'll get the custom tips after the holidays.

 

I plan to post a more detailed impression later this week.  I'm still very happy with the SA7, but I can now hear the cons of ultra wide band drivers mainly with regards to depth and placement.  Despite the sound is far from being accurate, the SA7 is an extremely fun, fast, punchy, and plays great with any genre that I listen to.  I've had many toe tapping sessions with the SA7.

post #143 of 167

Is anyone else using Shure olives?

post #144 of 167
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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post
 

The TF10 tips are great, but my tips of choice on the SA7 is the Monster foams.  Like any foam tips, I need to compress them a little and adjust.  The real kicker is that they are some of the most expensive tips to buy (pack retails for $40).  I think I'll get the custom tips after the holidays.

 

I plan to post a more detailed impression later this week.  I'm still very happy with the SA7, but I can now hear the cons of ultra wide band drivers mainly with regards to depth and placement.  Despite the sound is far from being accurate, the SA7 is an extremely fun, fast, punchy, and plays great with any genre that I listen to.  I've had many toe tapping sessions with the SA7.

 

I get the same with the SA7. They definitely are a fun little iem. I'll probably sell my TF10 soon as they haven't really gotten any use in a while. Also those Monster tips are ridiculously expensive. Tips should not cost that much. 

 

I got another iem in the mail today that should compete with the SA7 in ear time so hopefully after I sell the TF10 things get stable for me. I have a tendency to buy a lot within a short span before things calm down. 

 

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Is anyone else using Shure olives?

 

Are you taking out the core to fit them on the SA7? 

post #145 of 167

No, they fit just fine without de-coring. 

post #146 of 167
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post No, they fit just fine without de-coring.

 

Maybe that's why they're not called Shure Apple tips?

post #147 of 167

Badda boom badda bing! Yes. While I love how they fit (a bit tight on the tube) the ?Shure's work a bit against my ears. After a while my ears get itchy. It's sort of a small price to pay, but..

post #148 of 167
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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post
 

The TF10 tips are great, but my tips of choice on the SA7 is the Monster foams.  Like any foam tips, I need to compress them a little and adjust.  The real kicker is that they are some of the most expensive tips to buy (pack retails for $40).  I think I'll get the custom tips after the holidays.

 

I plan to post a more detailed impression later this week.  I'm still very happy with the SA7, but I can now hear the cons of ultra wide band drivers mainly with regards to depth and placement.  Despite the sound is far from being accurate, the SA7 is an extremely fun, fast, punchy, and plays great with any genre that I listen to.  I've had many toe tapping sessions with the SA7.


I don't think the cons come from the drivers but the cable. I am certain the cable is holding them back. The right tips bring very good accuracy but still the cable is too warm and the overall placement of things is compressed. While talking to Bill over email, he was a bit vague with the keep an eye out thing, but I hope there is a cable upgrade cause the SA7 does not need or benefit from the same cable the SA6 did being a single armature. Hopefully an upgrade cable and a new wireless device will come. I am certainly happy with my SA7 but still think they have some performance potential not realized.

post #149 of 167

^I'm curious what is your treble/bass port setup?  Is it just me, but my communication responses with Bill and company has always been vague.

post #150 of 167
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I don't think the cons come from the drivers but the cable. I am certain the cable is holding them back. The right tips bring very good accuracy but still the cable is too warm and the overall placement of things is compressed. While talking to Bill over email, he was a bit vague with the keep an eye out thing, but I hope there is a cable upgrade cause the SA7 does not need or benefit from the same cable the SA6 did being a single armature. Hopefully an upgrade cable and a new wireless device will come. I am certainly happy with my SA7 but still think they have some performance potential not realized.

Unfortunately I had the same impression while asking him about the W-1 or something similar:

 

Here's what Bill replied:

The W-1 has been out of production for over a year now and it looks like we may not be able to get it back.. we are doing everything we can to get the rights to use the technology again but it is not looking good. We will possibly have to look into another method for wireless.

 

 Just hoping they manage to come up with something high quality, not a Bluetooth device...

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