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Originally Posted by shakur1996 View Post

I see significant number of opinions here on headfi stating that silicone CIEMs are much more comfortable than acrylic CIEMs as well as that silicone CIEMs isolate better. Well, my experience is opposite as to the comfort. Although both types of CIEMs work for me, but if I had to choose I would choose acryl (it does not stick to the inner ear as silicone does, it is easier to remove and insert). As for the isolation I would say they are on pair (different frequencies are attenuated by each of them).

Fully agree as to the Peter's work and customer service. Cheers Peter:beerchug:

 

 

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Both can be comfortable.

 

Both can be uncomfortable.

 

 

Even though one might imagine that silicone would automatically be more comfortable because it is soft and acrylic is hard, it's more about accuracy of fit than it is about the material used.

 

But I do feel that silicone attenuates external noise a little better than acrylic.

 

 

...but I've never tried a silicone-filled (like SA-43) or acrylic-filled (like fitear CIEMs)  acrylic shell, so either of those might be as good at attenuation as full silicone.

yes, i wasn't speaking for all, thats for sure, only my proper appreciation. Maybe it's a earwax thing too. I did have this issue with acrylic, i heard and felt every time the Ciems moved a bit (yeeees i wash my ears!).

The hard shell was more difficult to get in, whilst with the silicone, it gets easier with the time. But yet again, everyone has his preferences!

post #917 of 1816

I would have gone for the Harmony but I was told my ears are a little too small to accomodate it; a big disappointment. :triportsad:

post #918 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post
 

I would have gone for the Harmony but I was told my ears are a little too small to accommodate it; a big disappointment. :triportsad:


That's a massive disappointment! Sorry for you.. As for myself, I have recently received confirmation that mine should be large enough to take it! :ksc75smile:

I've managed to squeeze in a late booking with the Audiologist, who had a cancellation, so getting a fresh set of impressions taken in the morning, then shipping them out for my Harmony pre-order!

(for anyone interested, mine are being done by: Harley Street Hearing (Musicians Hearing Services). £60)

 


To those of you talking of money issues, I say this, it helps to have a definitive goal in mind, that impossible thing with audio!
I (currently!) intend to end up with 2/3 pair of CIEMs and 2-4 pairs of headphones all of which I have heard in demo, barring the Harmony of course!!


However I do think I can trust Piotr in this as his 'predictions' of sound are, to my ears at least, fairly close to the mark.


Re: Customer Service,
from what I've read and discussed with the companies;

Silicone: Custom Art; absolutely second to none, informative and near immediate replies. (Piotr, how do you actually spend any time making these IEMs???)

Acrylic: Noble Audio; damn fine customer service and 'wizardly' design.

I would say between the above two, we're pretty much spoilt as, forgive me for saying this but this is how customer service SHOULD be done, informative and personalised with a virtual one to one conversation that shows you're cared about as a person and not just another number, the intricate understanding of exactly what issues you're having and how it can be rectified for no, or next to no cost to you.
Frankly, I think it's an embarrassment that the rest of the service industry or even CIEM makers don't even seem to attempt to live up to this 'gold standard'.

Now I'm shutting up and going to bed - to listen to my Pro-330's which are PDF (Pretty Damn Fine!) 

post #919 of 1816
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PDF (Pretty Damn Fine!) 

hahaha! 

post #920 of 1816

I second the perfect customer service of Peter. This guy works all week + weekends and doesn't matter what time you send him an email he always replies. I am just astonished that how helpful he is.

 

He is always bringing and offering new ideas, new solutions and possibilities.

 

Really, how the hell he is making those ciems? Can he find a time to build something apart from answering our questions?

 

Big, B I G thumbs up from me. If I had spare money, I would add Harmony 8 to my current order.

post #921 of 1816

I'm start counting right now, Can't wait for my first CIEM! ~ 

I decided to order Harmony 8 because of PRO330V2, The BEST Sound I've ever listened!

Even there is no demo for Harmony 8 but ... I trust in you man! 

post #922 of 1816
Hahaha. ..ordered 2 weeks ago....time goes by soooooo slowly :-D
post #923 of 1816
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Hahaha. ..ordered 2 weeks ago....time goes by soooooo slowly :-D


Ask me, especially if you are waiting for special things :happy_face1:

post #924 of 1816

I'm very confused about my life right now. 

I'm die for this special Harmony 8, So I want the time to go faster and faster ... :)

But! I had a big project that had to be finished before this month, So I hope the time should go slower ...

post #925 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Nightroad View Post
 

I'm very confused about my life right now. 

I'm die for this special Harmony 8, So I want the time to go faster and faster ... :)

But! I had a big project that had to be finished before this month, So I hope the time should go slower ...


lol, I am writing my thesis for the moment, I feel you bro. I want my ciems asap but in the meantime I need unlimited time so I can write a better thesis :D

post #926 of 1816
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Hahaha. ..ordered 2 weeks ago....time goes by soooooo slowly :-D


Much slower at 6 weeks when you check in & Piotr says "I'm working on yours right now" ;)

post #927 of 1816
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Hahaha. ..ordered 2 weeks ago....time goes by soooooo slowly :-D
Try ordering a pair of CF Roxannes. 6 months in.
post #928 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Try ordering a pair of CF Roxannes. 6 months in.

 

But at least they keep you informed with regular updates, right? :rolleyes:

post #929 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

But at least they keep you informed with regular updates, right? :rolleyes:

:beerchug:

post #930 of 1816
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

But at least they keep you informed with regular updates, right? :rolleyes:

:D

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