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post #91 of 185
Was it the cable or your sa7 that was bad? The straight cable looks better for straight down wearing.
post #92 of 185

You'll see it when you get your pair but inside the tube after you take the ports off seems to be an acrylic cylinder inside which is drilled through to make the sound bore. Anyhow the hole drilled on one side was off center and quite rough. The other was a nice clean and straight lined up bore. I had found them very hard to get the sound even. Bill swapped out the drivers but threw in the cable thinking it may change the insertion angle. Covering all the bases in case that was the actual cause or may have contributed. I still have my original cable if I want to use that as well.

 

Not sure if I'm going to try and replicate the issue. I just tried it like above and they are bang on right from the first try so I'm a happy camper. Yep, straight down only in that set up.


Edited by jant71 - 10/26/13 at 4:10pm
post #93 of 185

Okay, so I have spent some time with my SA7. I did make a change going back to the other cable and also pushing the mushroom tips past the groove and all the way on. Fit is different but the sound is nearly the same. Maybe pushing the tips on more makes the SA7 slightly less airy on the separation but other than a wee bit smaller overall image size there is no real difference. Going back to read over Shigz' review, I am actually hearing that sound now even sans amp. I haven't even amped them since I got them back. Not the more bass heavy less articulate SA7 I heard before but the quicker, more mid-forward sound. Better isolation as well. Before I was trying use a shallow fit and less iso to lessen the bass. These tips seem allow everything to fall into place even with the Bass + ports. Only draw back may be the sub-bass reach is slightly lessened by a bit.

post #94 of 185

So, are the tips suppose to be inserted into the treble port nozzle housing?  The instructions never say otherwise.  I thought the tips slips on only on the treble port groove, which I agree yields a more spacious and airy sound versus sliding the stock tips onto the port nozzle housing.  

 

Anybody else not finding a big audible difference between the bass- and bass= ports?  I tried getting a similar sound to that of my ER4S by the following port combinations - bass-/treble+, bass-/treble= and with deep insertion but failed.  

 

Also, I didn't realize it until my wife told me that these things leaks out sound, a lot.


Edited by alpha421 - 10/27/13 at 9:58am
post #95 of 185
I heard a fairly big difference in the -bass and =bass.

No you can't get an ety flat sound unfortunately.
post #96 of 185

I'll try a more bass heavy track and reevaluate.

post #97 of 185
I'm thinking the SA7 would be a good upgrade for those that like the meelec a161p and the JVC fxt90.

Distortion guitars sound really nice and crunchy. Treble is bright and sparkly without being harsh.
post #98 of 185
I'll get these tomorrow and would like to bring some tips to work since that will be the majority of my use tomorrow. Are these the Westone barrel or would I need something like a UE sized tip?
post #99 of 185
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I'll get these tomorrow and would like to bring some tips to work since that will be the majority of my use tomorrow. Are these the Westone barrel or would I need something like a UE sized tip?

They are Vsonic sized nozzle. Bigger than Shure/Westone but smaller than the rest.
post #100 of 185

Thanks. I'll try some out tomorrow when they arrive.

 

On another note I'll be sending my cable to get donated for the plugs to be made into a custom cable. I think I'm going to make these into my only universal I use outside of the M2. I need to just stop buying new things lol.

post #101 of 185

Will it be combined with a standard custom style cable like so...

50'' replacement cable for Ear Monitors® brand - BLACK

post #102 of 185

I actually never thought about doing something like that. I'm going to donate the plugs and then he's going to do the rest and use his cable.

post #103 of 185

Okay, I get it! Look forward to seeing how it turns out. 


Edited by jant71 - 10/27/13 at 4:00pm
post #104 of 185

I got the package today. It looks like it only comes with the treble ports. It really should come with the bass too since it works as well. Also which ones are the treble + and - ones? I'm assuming the ones already in the SA7 are the = ones. 

 

Also the cable is bad. I forgot how thin it was. The box is nice however as usually the box usually comes with custom iems and not universals.

 

Stock configuration with Sony hybrids are pretty warm and veiled. I'll have to change the tips later as the tips I'm using for is known to increase bass and give it a warm sound. It could also be the bass + port that is used. I'll try to see if I can find a better tip for me when I get home.

 

edit: never mind about the treble ports. I read the manual lol


Edited by rawrster - 10/28/13 at 11:16am
post #105 of 185

I forgot to mention that Bill said, regarding cables and such, just to keep an eye on the social media.

 

I used my SA7 today out and about. To and from work. The mushroom tips pretty much function as suction cups so you get the vacuum seal. Not uncomfortable and holds the phones in well esp. when wearing them straight down.

 

Still haven't tried amping them as of yet but the SA7 has been sounding great. They have been very consistent for me now in getting an even seal in both sides and the stage is as big as ever. The sound is a lot like combining an SM3(V1, never heard the V2) and the ER4S combing good traits of each.

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