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Worth combining drivers from Shure e5 and 530?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi Folks

I'm getting re-shelled custom moulds done.

Originally I was going to get just my 530 drives done but I have some e5's with a broken cable that I'm thinking about throwing into the mix to create 5 drivers a side.

Is this worth doing, are e5's too old, will the sound be good (I know it depends on the crossover.

Answers on a postcard.

Cheers.

post #2 of 13

I personally think that nothing would change. I mean, please do note that having more drivers doesn't make anything sound better. In fact, they can make it sound mediocre due to improper crossover and tuning. But I guess it could help with extension issues that SE530 has. What company is going to reshell for you? If it's UM, I would ask steven(custom-iem.com) about that.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well actually it's inearcustoms who "can't promise" a good sound. I'm a bit stuck.
post #4 of 13

Why don't you try UM? They are very experienced at adding drivers and reshelling.

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
They are very expensive.
post #6 of 13

To be honest, I doubt inearcustom will have the skill or the technical capability of tuning an iem. They just reshell. I feel like it's worth the extra $50 to get it done with UM. Also, you can ask for a universal fit if you reshell from UM, which should save you hassel of refits(they are very very common and likely to happen if you DIY the mold) and audiologist visits.

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
I've just realised it is only an extra 50. I doubt they capability to complete the work without risk to me.
post #8 of 13

It is indeed a risk, but UM is much more experience, so you are "likely"(not guaranteed) to have better results through UM. But that's just my opinion.

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Um do not combine drivers from different IEM's due to not knowing the quality of the outcome. And it is £190 per driver for them to add.

This is too much. I'm thinking about taking a risk with inearcustoms..... Both the shure were bought cheap......
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Can anyone answer the original question. Are the drivers (crossover being successful) worth combining?
post #11 of 13

If the crossover is successful, you would get better extension, which is good. Is it worth it? IDK. I mean if you don't like your e5, why not?

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
I loved my e5, but they require a repair. I thought that throwing them in with 530 drivers would be a good idea while I'm at it as 5 drivers seems a pretty high mark.

Are e5 drivers too old to match into 530's?

They may help with extension issues says one man. Thank you.
post #13 of 13

Technically, Balanced Armature is a very slow developing speaker. Not much has changed since it first came out. I won't worry about the drivers being too old to match(as long as they are not on the verge of breaking).

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