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Originally Posted by Holtie43 View Post

So i picked up the Roxannes today, they look great and feel really sturdy. the box is really nice too. I am wondering about the fit though, i haven't owned a CIEM before, so i am not sure what exactly to expect. For example coming from comply foam tip westones, i was surprised at how little ambient noise reduction i was getting from the outside world (without music playing). after putting them in i had no trouble hearing a quiet conversation taking place across the room. after putting the music on i also noticed that the bass seemed a little washed out and the music was lacking detail, if i made earmuff cups with my hand and held them over my ears gently the sound improved dramatically.
do i have a bad seal, or am i just not inserting them right? maybe i have just been spoiled by foam tips and my expectations were unrealistic for these. does anyone have any advice or recommendations?
I'll post some pictures of them when i get a chance, I really haven't been able to spend much time with them yet, i had to go to class straight after picking them up, which could be part of the problem too i suppose.
thanks for reading. 

Go to JHAudio site and look for the FAQ section there is a guide on how to properly insert a ciem in your ear
post #5267 of 8321
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post


Go to JHAudio site and look for the FAQ section there is a guide on how to properly insert a ciem in your ear

cant seem to find that guide...mind to make a hot-link to it?

 

finally...i found it...it's under a pdf and at page 9~

 

http://www.jhaudio.com/files/User-Guide-Promusic.pdf


Edited by doki81 - 4/30/14 at 2:44am
post #5268 of 8321
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Originally Posted by Holtie43 View Post
 

So i picked up the Roxannes today, they look great and feel really sturdy. the box is really nice too. I am wondering about the fit though, i haven't owned a CIEM before, so i am not sure what exactly to expect. For example coming from comply foam tip westones, i was surprised at how little ambient noise reduction i was getting from the outside world (without music playing). after putting them in i had no trouble hearing a quiet conversation taking place across the room. after putting the music on i also noticed that the bass seemed a little washed out and the music was lacking detail, if i made earmuff cups with my hand and held them over my ears gently the sound improved dramatically.

do i have a bad seal, or am i just not inserting them right? maybe i have just been spoiled by foam tips and my expectations were unrealistic for these. does anyone have any advice or recommendations?

I'll post some pictures of them when i get a chance, I really haven't been able to spend much time with them yet, i had to go to class straight after picking them up, which could be part of the problem too i suppose.

thanks for reading. 

 

It sounds like you may not being getting a good seal. These don't isolate as much as my universal IEMs with Shure olive tips, but when I first got them, they were both too small in the ear (almost no isolation at all). I sent them back for a refit, and then the left ear isolated much better but the left wasn't large enough, so they are back in shop for a second refit. 

 

Here's a visual guide to inserting your custom.  


Edited by robm321 - 4/30/14 at 12:05pm
post #5269 of 8321
Hmm end of April... Not much CF shipments frown.gif this makes me sad!
post #5270 of 8321

Instead of wasting all that time with finnicky customs, why not just get these? http://www.moon-audio.com/jh-audio-sirens-series-roxanne-universal-iem.html

post #5271 of 8321

if you get customs done right they are in no way finicky as i cant stand tips myself.

sometimes you may need a refit or possibly two but after its right fo-get-a-bout-it you'll never go back to tips. just my opinion on customs

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For replying, and for the advice. I followed the instructions you posted and I am reasonably sure that i am inserting them correctly, as there is no physical way of getting them any deeper inside my ear without causing physical pain. The sound i am getting is still the same as before though, the music feels a little far away and superficial. I mean i can get plenty of volume out of them, but the fine details and the low end seem to be missing, and the immersion isn't really there. That all changes when i cup my hands over my ears and press down though, the sound i get out when i do that is absolutly phenominal! its like i am listing to two different sets of IEM's, a set of apple ear buds, and a kick ***** Harpy She-Devil from the Astral plane! Thats what is making me think that I'm not getting a perfect seal, that and I didn't use a bite block when i had the impressions done.

Is there anything else i am missing/can try? I don't want to bother my audiologist untill i'm sure that it's not right, they are extremly helpful and friendly, its just that they are a few hours drive away, plus I hate the idea of having to send them back after i just getting my hands on them lol.

 

P.S. sorry for the long boring posts, I promise i'll post some Roxanne pics soon to make up for it.

post #5273 of 8321
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Originally Posted by Holtie43 View Post

Thanks to For replying, and for the advice. I followed the instructions you posted and I am reasonably sure that i am inserting them correctly, as there is no physical way of getting them any deeper inside my ear without causing physical pain. The sound i am getting is still the same as before though, the music feels a little far away and superficial. I mean i can get plenty of volume out of them, but the fine details and the low end seem to be missing, and the immersion isn't really there. That all changes when i cup my hands over my ears and press down though, the sound i get out when i do that is absolutly phenominal! its like i am listing to two different sets of IEM's, a set of apple ear buds, and a kick ***** Harpy She-Devil from the Astral plane! Thats what is making me think that I'm not getting a perfect seal, that and I didn't use a bite block when i had the impressions done.
Is there anything else i am missing/can try? I don't want to bother my audiologist untill i'm sure that it's not right, they are extremly helpful and friendly, its just that they are a few hours drive away, plus I hate the idea of having to send them back after i just getting my hands on them lol.

P.S. sorry for the long boring posts, I promise i'll post some Roxanne pics soon to make up for it.
Does the sound change if you push in with one finger on the earpiece? If it does, then you are not getting a good seal. Isolation should be better than what you described, also.
post #5274 of 8321

It definitely sounds like you need a refit, and I would get the impressions done again with a bite block this time. 

 

My audiologist said if you push them against your ear and the sound gets better, then they are clearly in need of a refit. Sucks, but there's no way around it. Sorry. 

post #5275 of 8321
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Originally Posted by Holtie43 View Post

Thats what is making me think that I'm not getting a perfect seal, that and I didn't use a bite block when i had the impressions done.

Is there anything else i am missing/can try? 

If you didn't use the bite block, there's a very very high risk you did not obtain a proper seal.

 

And no having a proper seal is the #1 factor of having no bass in IEM's.

post #5276 of 8321

with universals and comply tips, it's impossible to have an improper seal. The tip is made of a flexible foam that fills every part of the ear. The downside is that unlike the permanent material in custom IEMs the comply foam is perishable and so you need to get a new one every two months or so.

post #5277 of 8321
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 

with universals and comply tips, it's impossible to have an improper seal. The tip is made of a flexible foam that fills every part of the ear. The downside is that unlike the permanent material in custom IEMs the comply foam is perishable and so you need to get a new one every two months or so.


I would not agree that it is impossible.  I have had too good of a seal (closed off the ear canal) with uni's and uni's that did not stay put, therefore a poor seal.

post #5278 of 8321
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I would not agree that it is impossible.  I have had too good of a seal (closed off the ear canal) with uni's and uni's that did not stay put, therefore a poor seal.


Not with a properly sized comply tips. That's made of a cushiony space filling foam, sort of like you see in ear plugs, but more durable. I think it would violate certain laws of physics if that didn't seal your ear canal

post #5279 of 8321
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Originally Posted by Holtie43 View Post

Thanks to For replying, and for the advice. I followed the instructions you posted and I am reasonably sure that i am inserting them correctly, as there is no physical way of getting them any deeper inside my ear without causing physical pain. The sound i am getting is still the same as before though, the music feels a little far away and superficial. I mean i can get plenty of volume out of them, but the fine details and the low end seem to be missing, and the immersion isn't really there. That all changes when i cup my hands over my ears and press down though, the sound i get out when i do that is absolutly phenominal! its like i am listing to two different sets of IEM's, a set of apple ear buds, and a kick ***** Harpy She-Devil from the Astral plane! Thats what is making me think that I'm not getting a perfect seal, that and I didn't use a bite block when i had the impressions done.
Is there anything else i am missing/can try? I don't want to bother my audiologist untill i'm sure that it's not right, they are extremly helpful and friendly, its just that they are a few hours drive away, plus I hate the idea of having to send them back after i just getting my hands on them lol.

P.S. sorry for the long boring posts, I promise i'll post some Roxanne pics soon to make up for it.
If the sound changes by cupping your ears or pressing on the earpiece, it's not fitting right
post #5280 of 8321
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post

with universals and comply tips, it's impossible to have an improper seal. The tip is made of a flexible foam that fills every part of the ear. The downside is that unlike the permanent material in custom IEMs the comply foam is perishable and so you need to get a new one every two months or so.
It sounds like you want to make the argument that universals seal/sound as good as custom. They don't, regardless of the tips you use.
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