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post #1291 of 8284

Where did you go mate? I want to mark it so I won't go that place for my next purchase.

post #1292 of 8284
I hope you are wrong. :-).

I have used the same audiologist than I used 2 year ago for my blue westone here.

And for security sake I did 2 takes in a row, which look very similar, and I will send booth to JH

--> Please tell me exactly what seems to you wrong with those impressions ?

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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

I hope you are wrong. :-).

I have used the same audiologist than I used 2 year ago for my blue westone here.

And for security sake I did 2 takes in a row, which look very similar, and I will send booth to JH

--> Please tell me exactly what seems to you wrong with those impressions ?
 

 

There is not enough definition at the place where the 2nd bend is. I have very crudely shown you with this Photoshopped version of your picture:

 

 

 

Can you see the 'kick' or tiny 'bulge' at the tip of your Westones? That part is absolutely vital to help get an effective seal, and to get the CIEM to lock into place and not lose it's seal when you move. Some of that vital moulding is missing from all of your impressions.

 

Please believe me - I am not being fussy or pedantic here. Even tiny details make a big difference at the 2nd bend, in terms of whether the CIEM will form a correct seal and sound correct. I am trying to save you a lot of hassle with sending your CIEMs back to JH for a refit.

 

 

 

The impression in the picture I posted previously is a little longer than it needs to be, but the point is that you can see that it includes the essential detail at the 2nd bend:

 


Edited by Mython - 12/11/13 at 12:03pm
post #1294 of 8284
OK, I will do it again before is end it to JH.
Thanks for warming me

-->. Can you Please post Some pictures of your ear impressions so that I can compare ?
Edited by bmichels - 12/11/13 at 12:05pm
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OK, I will do it again before is end it to JH.
Thanks for warning me

 



Respectfully, I would recommend you find a different audiologist (unless your existing audiologist is willing to re-do your impressions, properly past the 2nd bend, and at no further charge. I am sure your audiologist is a sincere and professional person, but you need better impressions than those, so somehow you need to find someone who is willing and able to do better ones for you. Perhaps your existing audiologist will be able to do an improved job if you explain to them what you need). However, to be completely honest, ...before you told me they had been done by an audiologist, I actually thought you had done them yourself, using a DIY impressions kit. I say that because I am surprised that a professional audiologist would create impressions like those you have photographed. Although average_joe does do his own DIY impressions successfully (he's one of the most experienced CIEM buyers on the planet, as his extensive catalogue of reviews ably illustrates!), I generally strongly recommend that people never try to do DIY impressions. The reason is that because you can't actually see into your own ear canals, it is impossible to know for sure that the sponge/cotton dam is positioned correctly near the eardrum. Therefore, it is always a risk that silicone could creep past the dam and stick to the eardrum, and there are some horror stories of cured silicone impressions being removed from the ear canal, bringing the eardrum out with them! No gratuitous scaremongering intended with this - I'm simply pointing out that it's not something to be done yourself unless you really understand the risks and are willing to accept the awful consequences if you get it wrong.
 

 

 

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-->. Can you Please post Some pictures of your ear impressions so that I can compare ?



These are 2 old photos of one of my past sets of impressions:

 

 

 

 

Perhaps another head-fier may be able to offer some further pictures or opinions.



My advice is based upon experience of having had 3 different CIEMs made (UM Miracle, SE-5, MG6Pro), during which time, I obtained 5 or 6 sets of impressions.
 

 

 

I don't wish to sound like a broken record, but there really is a lot of detailed helpful information and advice offered by head-fiers in this thread, which I've posted many times:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/578855/things-to-consider-before-getting-your-custom-iem-impressions-done-the-perfect-fit


Also, if you watch the videos I (and average_joe & tomscy2000) posted there, you'll get a very good understanding of how everything is done by the CIEM vendor, right from the beginning of receiving your impressions in the mail. N.B.: In the video that shows the impressions being done, one can see that the audiologist actually checks the position of the dam within the ear canal, using an otoscope, before mixing the silicone impression material - that's something impossible to do if attempting to do DIY impressions at home. Not trying 'to teach you to suck eggs' - I'm posting all this info for anyone who might read this, weeks or months from now.
 

 

If you need any more info not covered therein, please just ask and I'll help in any way I can.


Edited by Mython - 12/11/13 at 3:05pm
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bmichels, these are proper impressions, they are not mine but mine were very similar. What you have there looks like someone stuffed play doh in your ear. Get them done again properly, or it will cost you more in the long run.

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One of my impressions





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Looks like she won't make it in time to pleasure me during xmas... frown.gif
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Looks like she won't make it in time to pleasure me during xmas... frown.gif

 

You're gonna have to help yourself with that:D

 

Seriously, still a chance if you are in America.

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Looks like she won't make it in time to pleasure me during xmas... frown.gif

 

 

Looks like you'll have to use your initiative then.

 

I recommend standing by the office photocopier during the christmas party  :wink_face:

post #1301 of 8284
The foam is not even attached to the tip of the mold. It looks like the material did not reach the foam while inside your ear when doing your impression.

Did the audiologist use some kind of a pump to inject the material inside your ear or did it by hand like a clay? The mold sure doesn't look right unless that is exactly the shape of your ear.
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holy smokes..


new siren?
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post #1304 of 8284

Sweeeeet!

I can only read the word "SECOND ..... " on the aluminium casing

post #1305 of 8284

ok...i'll take her home too...:evil:

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