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post #1426 of 2144
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Originally Posted by Kurdt-bada View Post
 

For me the worst problem with tips like the sensorcom or star tips it's that they tend to come out from the nozzle but both sound really good, I also agree with Moon that soundstage tend to be closer when the diameter of the tip is smaller than the nozzle. 

 

The best sq tips I've found in my mega tour are the earportz pro guard in L but the crappy isolation make me come back to the mh1c tips  which provide me the best fit+isolation+sq 


Why do you give up to use your earmolds ?

 

 

Oh, it's perhaps not the good thread, but Piotr told me he could do reshell in acrylic, that would be perfect for the FA4 instead of the silicon. For instance I have to give up that idea because I'm weak, very weak... I've bought a Sony ZX1 to pair with my lovely EM32, but maybe later.

post #1427 of 2144
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Because my left piece is broken frown.gif and make them again is 120 euros + 15 days without the fa for 70 euros more they can also make them in acrylic custom but I think my next purchase is going to be the t-peos h300
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 5/23/14 at 2:28pm
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Go reshell your FA4 :biggrin:

post #1429 of 2144
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Better than the t-peos you think? It's a new iem
post #1430 of 2144
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Why do you give up to use your earmolds ?


Oh, it's perhaps not the good thread, but Piotr told me he could do reshell in acrylic, that would be perfect for the FA4 instead of the silicon. For instance I have to give up that idea because I'm weak, very weak... I've bought a Sony ZX1 to pair with my lovely EM32, but maybe later.

Roll2k, why do you think an acrylic reshell is better for the FA4 than silicone?
post #1431 of 2144
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Roll2k, why do you think an acrylic reshell is better for the FA4 than silicone?


Because FA4 are in acrylic and that acrylic sound differently than silicon. Moreover a friend reshelled its FA4 in silicone and was pretty disappointed by the lack of extension that silicone produced.

post #1432 of 2144
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Reshell is always a risk and you lose the warranty. with acrylic you will have more or less the same risk...but if they sound like with custom tips and look like a nice custom smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 5/23/14 at 3:17pm
post #1433 of 2144
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Because FA4 are in acrylic and that acrylic sound differently than silicon. Moreover a friend reshelled its FA4 in silicone and was pretty disappointed by the lack of extension that silicone produced.

Thanks. I'm considering getting my FA4s reshelled and I had more or less settled on getting silicone, because various threads on head-fi said it offered better isolation than acrylic. Isolation is very important to me as I have a very noisy commute. But the lack of extension your friend reports is troubling...
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Oh, don't believe what people say concerning silicon versus acrylic. It's regarding people and generally people who have both are more circonspect. I do.

 

Silicon shelled IEM are more intrusive and go ahead the second bend, acrylic can't and is a little more intrusive, but in this case acrylic are more confortable. But silicon is flexible and could be more confortable, it's not my opinion because of my habits with acrylic shells.

 

Isolation is not completely linked to the raw material but to my mind more to your earprints. Silicon and acrylic have their blocked frequences preferences and I can't be as categorical as other people with that kind of assertion. I'm an isolation addict and I continue to use my acrylic in noisy environment because my earprints with EarSonics were absolutely perfect (compressive earprints).

 

Another aspect is the tuning of the sound that is relative to the raw material. If FA4 are based on an acrylic shell, to my mind, they have to be reshelled in that one. As I can observe, silicon and acrylic absorb differently sound  waves, so it certainly play on the sound reproduction.

post #1435 of 2144

FYI, there will be a custom version of the FA-4 available by the end of this year. 

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Originally Posted by aLm0sT View Post

FYI, there will be a custom version of the FA-4 available by the end of this year. 

Is there a link with more details?
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Is there a link with more details?

Nope. They are still under development and haven't been officially released yet.

post #1438 of 2144
What Rollk2 said makes a lot of sense. I myself would never reshell the FA-4E into a silicone shell as you don't what that will do to the sound reproduction. Actually I don't think I would reshell it at all. But that's my own preference. Perhaps it will change when I have more money wink.gif
post #1439 of 2144
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Originally Posted by MoonYeol View Post

What Rollk2 said makes a lot of sense. I myself would never reshell the FA-4E into a silicone shell as you don't what that will do to the sound reproduction. Actually I don't think I would reshell it at all. But that's my own preference. Perhaps it will change when I have more money wink.gif

Yes, it does seem to make sense. I had silicone custom tips made for my FAs and even they changed the sound signature. I found they made the FAs too bassy and muted the highs, which might be fine for some but not me. So I had the tips redone in acrylic and the sound was much better.
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Ordered from Thomann on Friday and they Fischer's have arrived! However i am left feeling slightly sorry for myself and buyers remorse is kicking in. I have tried various tips including all of the tips that come with the iem itself and my favourite pair of monster ovals and the sound just doesn't reach out and impress me that much. i have come from a pair of Atomic Floyd Superdarts which have a very v-shaped sound signature and the 4e's sound a bit wooly and laid back? do they need burn in? the sound is still good but it just doesn't blow me away like i was expecting?

 

Any suggestions?

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