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Where to get Triple.Fi 10 Reshelled?

post #1 of 14
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Hello everyone,

 

I have come to the realization that I really like the triple.fi 10's for most of the music that I listen to. It's not great for Jazz or Classical but I have the AKG K701's for that. Otherwise, I am perfectly happy with the sound and I hope that my chasing of the dragon has finally come to an end.

 

However, these are the worst goddam phones in terms of comfort. So I am looking into custom shelling them.

 

Does anyone know of a reputable resheller that has experience in reshelling the TF10 at a reasonable price?

 

My concern is that they may not have any experience in reshelling triple driver iem and significantly alter the sound.

 

Thank you very much.

post #2 of 14

Inearz - it's probably the most widely reshelled universal and they have done plenty including mine a while back.  Good price, workmanship, fairly speedy, located within CONUS, and have good custom service.  

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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post
 

Inearz - it's probably the most widely reshelled universal and they have done plenty including mine a while back.  Good price, workmanship, fairly speedy, located within CONUS, and have good custom service.  

Thanks for the speedy reply. How did you get the mold of your ear and how much did it cost in total?

post #4 of 14

You need to search for local audiologist or wait for another member to respond or PM you that lives near you.  Price is all over the map ($25-200). Another cheaper option is get an impressions kit ($15-20) and do it yourself.  It's easy and if it's your first time, get a 5 kit mold kit as mistakes are high and hopefully learned after the first iteration. 

 

If you plan on eating and/or chewing gum while wearing them, go for a deeper or musician's fit and use the bite block.  Good luck.

post #5 of 14
My vote is for Inearz too. Fast, reliable and excellent work. You have to find a local audiologist to get your ear impressions in high density silicone and mail them together with the tf10. The sound changes for sure, changing the enclosure does affect the sound but not in a bad way.
post #6 of 14
Inearz, definately. I've had my tf10 reshelled and it's been going strong for over 3 years. I have had 2 jh16s reshelled also. Great craftsmanship, the best customer service, quick turn around time, good price you won't find better especially if you're in CONUS it's a no brainer. I've had a universal tf10 next to my custom and did A/B and they sounded the same, no change in sound signature and I'm pretty sure Inearz has reshelled tons of TF10s.
Edited by KimChee - 11/18/13 at 5:41pm
post #7 of 14

When they do the re-shell, do they use the same cable?  Is it possible to go from a the original Triple.Fi cable to a shure style connector for example?

post #8 of 14

Most people use the Westone style connector. I'm not sure about the Shure but you can definitely ask them about that. 

post #9 of 14

I figured even Westone is moving to the MMCX style, so that would make the most sense.  I would basically want a MMCX connector so that I can use a headset cable with the Triple.Fi10.

post #10 of 14

I believe their stock connector is Westone/JH/UE custom.  Definately better ask them about that.

post #11 of 14
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I believe their stock connector is Westone/JH/UE custom.  Definately better ask them about that.

this is true and i agree...i also agree inearz

post #12 of 14
Do not reshell if you do not want to alter its sound. I tried UE about reshelling and was told, "Unfortunately, we do not offer this service as it distorts the intended sound signature."
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Do not reshell if you do not want to alter its sound. I tried UE about reshelling and was told, "Unfortunately, we do not offer this service as it distorts the intended sound signature."

well UE doesnt reshell the tf10 but inearz will...

post #14 of 14
Many people have had their TF10 reshelled by inearz and report sound signature retained.
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