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WOW those look like the ones Darrin Fong has but with some insane amber and gold!

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WOW those look like the ones Darrin Fong has but with some insane amber and gold!

 

 

It looks like Amboyna burr veneer. I made some beautiful furniture with Amboyna, in a previous career, many years ago.

 

In the UK, that stuff is extremely expensive (CIEMs use a miniscule amount, though!).

 

Lovely colour match with the gold-flecked amber acrylic, on those CIEMs, I must say.

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For those that would like to do some weekend reading, an interview with Audio-Head.com can be found here.

Photos of some CIEMs to start the weekend:









Wooooow. Wowie. Oh my goodness. Lordy. Those are amazing
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The N4 universal just passed my personal "The The" - "Mind Bomb" test. I'm sure that not many have clue what I'm talking about since it is a very political/religious album from way back to the early 90's. Very much underrated and indeed a very fine recording on its own. IMO

 

Anyhow, the sound stage is what really entices me and the imaging of this album, the precision of Matt Johnson's vocal, when needed, and everything else is placed uniquely around him and the N4 pretty much gives me the same experience as my "old full blown vinyl setup, albeit this gave me more of a room feel/experience when played extremely loud... No surprise.. and this still means that the Noble N4 performed a quite respectable job.. to me at least..

 

Matt Johnson is not an American football player but a pure genius in other ways..both are great..I've been told..

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Originally Posted by Jupiterknight View Post
 

The N4 universal just passed my personal "The The" - "Mind Bomb" test. I'm sure that not many have clue what I'm talking about since it is a very political/religious album from way back to the early 90's. Very much underrated and indeed a very fine recording on its own. IMO

 

Anyhow, the sound stage is what really entices me and the imaging of this album, the precision of Matt Johnson's vocal, when needed, and everything else is placed uniquely around him and the N4 pretty much gives me the same experience as my "old full blown vinyl setup, albeit this gave me more of a room feel/experience when played extremely loud... No surprise.. and this still means that the Noble N4 performed a quite respectable job.. to me at least..

 

Matt Johnson is not an American football player but a pure genius in other ways..both are great..I've been told..

Ye Gods, I remember loving that album.  Alas when I listened to it recently my ears got so clogged with lyrical pretension my nostalgia neurons couldn't breathe and gave up the ghost.

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Originally Posted by Jupiterknight View Post
 

The N4 universal just passed my personal "The The" - "Mind Bomb" test. I'm sure that not many have clue what I'm talking about since it is a very political/religious album from way back to the early 90's. Very much underrated and indeed a very fine recording on its own. IMO

 

That album was always a staple of mine for testing audio gear, I'm not sure why it fell out of favor, I'm going to have to dig it out now and give it a listen.

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That album was always a staple of mine for testing audio gear, I'm not sure why it fell out of favor, I'm going to have to dig it out now and give it a listen.

 

Willie Nelson had this track recorded very well (this youtube upload is of significantly lower sound quality):

 

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Is there an easy way to put on the blue silicon tips? I have just spend like 10 minutes fiddling with one of them, and i had to give it up before loosing my temper and hurting someone.:mad:

 

The red silicon tips on the other hand gives me no trouble at all, and i get a pretty good seal with the largest of them. I will do some more tip rolling later on, but for now i think i will settle with these and listen to some more music.:L3000: 

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Is there an easy way to put on the blue silicon tips? I have just spend like 10 minutes fiddling with one of them, and i had to give it up before loosing my temper and hurting someone.:mad:

 

The red silicon tips on the other hand gives me no trouble at all, and i get a pretty good seal with the largest of them. I will do some more tip rolling later on, but for now i think i will settle with these and listen to some more music.:L3000: 

You do have to struggle a bit. One time they attached rapidly for me, the other times I've had difficulty.  The red is easier because it's a firmer (rigid core) silicone... Alas having tested all  the tips I've settled on the blue as the best so keep wrestling.  :evil:

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Originally Posted by Rappo View Post
 

Is there an easy way to put on the blue silicon tips? I have just spend like 10 minutes fiddling with one of them, and i had to give it up before loosing my temper and hurting someone.:mad:

 

The red silicon tips on the other hand gives me no trouble at all, and i get a pretty good seal with the largest of them. I will do some more tip rolling later on, but for now i think i will settle with these and listen to some more music.:L3000: 

Short answer, not really :o2smile:… Long answer, you might try stretching them a little with a pair of pliers, reversing the outer part so that the blue tube sticks out, closing it until it forms a kind of line, then start from one side of the IEM's nozzle and struggle until it gets on… it IS doable (though not much fun, to tell the truth:wink_face:)

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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post
 

You do have to struggle a bit. One time they attached rapidly for me, the other times I've had difficulty.  The red is easier because it's a firmer (rigid core) silicone... Alas having tested all  the tips I've settled on the blue as the best so keep wrestling.  :evil:

Yeah, and those red cores add more girth so they don't work in my ears. The small size is like a medium... too big.

post #1168 of 23885

Squeeze the blue ones into an oval shape. Angle it and get one end below the ridge. I can't remember what exactly I did next but I either got the opposite side over the lip next and then wiggled it until the edges got on or I then got the edges on then got the opposite end over. Regardless you can do it without having to stretch anything.

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Originally Posted by Rappo View Post
 

Is there an easy way to put on the blue silicon tips? I have just spend like 10 minutes fiddling with one of them, and i had to give it up before loosing my temper and hurting someone.:mad:

 

The red silicon tips on the other hand gives me no trouble at all, and i get a pretty good seal with the largest of them. I will do some more tip rolling later on, but for now i think i will settle with these and listen to some more music.:L3000: 

 

 

Sounds like you just need a bigger hammer.

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