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Sleek Audio SA7 Impressions, and Discussion Thread! - Page 7
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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
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.
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
They are Vsonic sized nozzle. Bigger than Shure/Westone but smaller than the rest.
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.
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
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.