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urgent! ue18 problem after using amp

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

after a week received my ue18 i first found the sound balance between left and right has some slight difference, has been running it 6-7 hours a day, thought that could be the cable but tried another one resulted the same.

 

so yesterday i went to try on some amp to see if that should sound better, only a few songs had i listened and finding it not a difference before leaving the shop,

but back home listened again with my ipod only found the low frequence had obviously declined and the detail of mid and mid high has slightly improved possibly due the the declined bass but the general detail quality has worsened as i suspect.

 

nonetheless, i also found the left ear piece to be slightly loose as it shall slip off faintly by the quiver from my walking and have to push it back in to reseal it everytime.

does it indicate that i should refit?


Edited by boyd seabiscuit - 2/10/13 at 12:01am
post #2 of 18

u should send it to UE for warranty

post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 

yes, but i aint traveling to california, so should i spend some 50 dollars to refit in my location?

post #4 of 18

Contact UE. They have a form to fill out, and you just ship your IEM's back and they'll refit for you. The left and right difference might just be from fitment issues. Try fixing that first, and if it's still off, have them replace the drivers. I've never had any issues with their customer service. I've had them replace drivers in my customs before.

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

strange the shop i bought it from requires me to refit, said the form is not enough.

post #6 of 18

What do you mean? You mean the shop wants to do the refit for you?

 

Didn't UE build the customs? If they did, then there's a 30 day fit guarantee. You can send it back and have them refit the IEM's. If you need areas shaved off, then just mark it with a sharpie. If you need areas thickened, I put a small piece of post-it tape. I'm not sure how it works if you bought the IEM's from a store... I bought mine directly from UE.

 

Just to be clear on the 30 day thing- it's 30 days from the day your receive them back after receiving the refit and after each refit. So say I get my customs in on 1/1/2013 and on 1/20/13, I get a refit. The day I receive the IEM's back from the refit, the 30 day guarantee starts over, and you get 30 days again. 

 

Here are the people I typically speak with about repairs/refits to my customs. They're pretty helpful, so shoot either one of them an email.

 

Jazmin Sandoval <jsandoval@ultimateears.com>

Jen Colacchio <jcolacchio@ultimateears.com>

 

Also, check out this link:

http://ue-support.logitech.com/en-us/support/custom

 

Click the link for "Custom Fit Repairs"

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

thinks for the info, the refit here means putting the silicon again in my ears to make another mold. unfortunately the store here requires me to refit and pay by myself and then bring the mold to them, as they only offers one time successful or not fitting.

 

i know ue guarantees 30 days refit but i am not in california so i may have to refit in my location.

i have sent an email to customsales@ultimateears.com addressing the same question yesterday, no reply so far.

maybe i should try the personnel you mentioned.
 

post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 

update: no reply from anyone in ue as of now, just sent back the iem to the dealer with only textual descriptions, lets see how they should remold that.

note: just asked the amp used was pico slim

the staff also said because the amp has pushed the iem to a higher electric pulse so listen again without it would sound slightly weaker


Edited by boyd seabiscuit - 2/14/13 at 5:15am
post #9 of 18

Strictly a fit issue. Generally, these issues come from the original mold and not a build error. It's possible that the locals can add a layer or 2 of acrilyc to size it up a bit. Generally, if you buy through a dealer, he probably stays in the loop.


Edited by goodvibes - 2/14/13 at 5:42am
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

the dealer doesnt do anything but send the iem back to ue.

but is it true about what happens after using amp? 'cause now the sound stage of the bass and the fidelity of vocal and mid instrument have pretty much all gone, like tasting a super spicy curry and try some normal curry later which feels nothing.
 

post #11 of 18

Have you checked the IEM for ear wax blockage? What you're talking about seems consistent with when earwax/oil enters the IEM and blocks the port.

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lindrone View Post

Have you checked the IEM for ear wax blockage? What you're talking about seems consistent with when earwax/oil enters the IEM and blocks the port.


that's a new purchased iem, only 15 days had i used it. but the ear canals are really not done so good, the tubes within are screwed tight together. dont know if it affects.


Edited by boyd seabiscuit - 2/17/13 at 1:51am
post #13 of 18

If they're going back anyway, just make sure that UE checks them for function as well. It will get sorted.

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

been sometime, since received them back.

they claimed to have changed the drivers but i cant see their positions altered.

except the chips shown below

what are these chips?

post #15 of 18

I think those are the crossover circuits. It´s possible they were damaged and the drivers were actually fully ok. 

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