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post #61 of 106
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

 

 

i think i read that average joe (the ciem reviewer) said with a good fit, acrylic shells fit just as well...

It's easier to fit a silicon, I think. Although, that's just what I've read. I have not owned a silicon iem.

post #62 of 106
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It's easier to fit a silicon, I think. Although, that's just what I've read. I have not owned a silicon iem.

The general consensus is that because silicone is soft and flexes with the ear canal, comfort (and to a degree isolation) is an improvement over acrylic.  I find my acrylic CIEMs to be very comfortable but in a few months I'll have a new silicone CIEM and I'll know the differences clearly.

post #63 of 106
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post

Editing the photos would be a form of fraud, so that's one reason not to.

 

Reason two is obvious.  If you're buying used CIEMs you're going to get them re-shelled and the canals will all be new.  Thus the colour isn't an issue.

I'm saying that since you will have to re-shell any 2nd hand custom, there isn't a need for 14 megapixel close-ups of the yellowed canals of the CIEMs you don't clean and would like to sell. Even if intellectually you are aware that the canals will be replaced (as would the tubes and anything connected to those canals) you might be less apt to buy. Avoiding glamor shots of unclean canals is not deceptive - since it has no real bearing on the sale - but marketing is about presenting your item in the best light. The usage of the word fraud in this instance is a bit over-the-top.  

post #64 of 106

Does anybody knows if Clear/Transparent CIEMs get dark/dirty with time?

post #65 of 106
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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post

Does anybody knows if Clear/Transparent CIEMs get dark/dirty with time?

They turn a bit yellow/green due to earwax. Kind of gross, but it's helpful because you know when to clean them.

Update: this is for hard shell ciems.


Edited by kimvictor - 8/29/13 at 7:11pm
post #66 of 106
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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post

Does anybody knows if Clear/Transparent CIEMs get dark/dirty with time?


Some silicone based CIEMs can yellow inside over time where the BA drivers touch the silicone.  This isn't a universal issue; it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

post #67 of 106
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

They turn a bit yellow/green due to earwax. Kind of gross, but it's helpful because you know when to clean them.

Update: this is for hard shell ciems.

But is it always possible to remove the earwax by wiping them? Is there any skills to clean CIEMs?

 

Thanks:)

post #68 of 106
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Originally Posted by darthian123 View Post

But is it always possible to remove the earwax by wiping them? Is there any skills to clean CIEMs?

 

Thanks:)

You insert the loop of the tiny cleaning tool that comes with a CIEM into the sound bores.  It's best to hold the earphone so the holes are aimed downwards while you do this (gravity is your friend).  It's pretty simple.  If the CIEM gets badly clogged then you'd need to have the manufacturer clean it or alternatively I've read that some people have bought hearing aid vacuums that do the trick (possibly an audiologist can do this for you, I'm not certain as none of my CIEMs have reached that level).

post #69 of 106
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But is it always possible to remove the earwax by wiping them? Is there any skills to clean CIEMs?

 

Thanks:)

Just use a wax loop and clean inside every few days and also wipe your ciem with antiseptic wipes every few day.

post #70 of 106
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post

You insert the loop of the tiny cleaning tool that comes with a CIEM into the sound bores.  It's best to hold the earphone so the holes are aimed downwards while you do this (gravity is your friend).  It's pretty simple.  If the CIEM gets badly clogged then you'd need to have the manufacturer clean it or alternatively I've read that some people have bought hearing aid vacuums that do the trick (possibly an audiologist can do this for you, I'm not certain as none of my CIEMs have reached that level).

 

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Just use a wax loop and clean inside every few days and also wipe your ciem with antiseptic wipes every few day.

 

Thanks for replying:) Hope more newbies(like me) can learn how to take care of toys:D

post #71 of 106
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Thanks for replying:) Hope more newbies(like me) can learn how to take care of toys:D

Lol. It's really not that hard.

post #72 of 106

cant you just clean your ears every day instead so your ciems wont get earwax anyway?

post #73 of 106
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cant you just clean your ears every day instead so your ciems wont get earwax anyway?
Well, purpose of earwax is to protect your ears. I used to clean my ears everyday, but it causes some serious issue to your ears(like bleeding...).
post #74 of 106
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Well, purpose of earwax is to protect your ears. I used to clean my ears everyday, but it causes some serious issue to your ears(like bleeding...).

 

 

 

bleeding??? from cleaning your ears??? eek.gif

post #75 of 106
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bleeding??? from cleaning your ears??? eek.gif
Well, no. My ears got too dry. Because it was dry, I cut myself whileputting my uerm in my ears. Anyways, it is not recommended to clean your ears too often.
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