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post #496 of 510
How do you remove filters from an IEM? I noticed a piece of ear wax on the left filter of my IM70 when I was on the bus. I tried to pick it out with my finger but I just ended up smudging it further inside the filter.

Now the filter is clogged up with ear wax and I don't know how to get it out/remove the filter. I tried with a pair of tweezers when I got home and that just made things worse by scratching the filter, making it fluffy and not smooth.
Edited by Gee Simpson - 8/12/14 at 8:24am
post #497 of 510
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Originally Posted by kahaluu View Post
 


IMO, the Piston's are good, but not up to the level of the IM70's. .   

 

Agreed. I have both IM-70 and Piston 2.0. My ears tell me that IM-70 produces more sturdy sound. Its bass is more punchy than Piston. 

 

I find Piston has a bit of sibilant issue with vocals but probably because I haven't completed its initial 50 hour burn-in. Also Piston sounds pretty much V-shaped when compared to IM-70. For sure, every time I switch from IM70 to Piston, I have to turn up the volume by one or two notches.  Nevertheless I still love my Piston very much (bought four of them, all IF edition, directly from mi.com/sg) as it sounds sweet and breathy. For just US$25 (or about US$15.5 if you are in Singapore), Piston 2 is truly phenomenal.

post #498 of 510
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

How do you remove filters from an IEM? I noticed a piece of ear wax on the left filter of my IM70 when I was on the bus. I tried to pick it out with my finger but I just ended up smudging it further inside the filter.

Now the filter is clogged up with ear wax and I don't know how to get it out/remove the filter. I tried with a pair of tweezers when I got home and that just made things worse by scratching the filter, making it fluffy and not smooth.


Anyone?

post #499 of 510
Does anybody here listen to heavy metal with these? I'm thinking about buying them
post #500 of 510

Hi guys. Recently bought my IM70s last week. Any one else experience static/cackling noise from their set when no music is being played but it is plugged into a source? I've been told due to it have dual drivers. Thank you! Might be going down to purchase the HDC5 cables next week :)

post #501 of 510
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Originally Posted by raidorz View Post
 

Hi guys. Recently bought my IM70s last week. Any one else experience static/cackling noise from their set when no music is being played but it is plugged into a source? I've been told due to it have dual drivers. Thank you! Might be going down to purchase the HDC5 cables next week :)


I experience the same issue, but it depends on the device I plug it into. I noted it earlier in this thread. The static is independent of the volume I set my source device. I've managed to circumvent the issue by pairing it up with a Fiio E6 and setting the source volume high. The Fiio doesn't amplify the noise, so it's a good way to get rid of it. Not sure if this is really a solution though, I guess it comes down to the fact that the IM70 has a low impedance and is therefore more sensitive to electrostatic noise. 

post #502 of 510

The only static i hear is when i used them connected to my laptop. They are very sensitive IEM's though, so that might be the noises you hear. What sources are you using, and does it happen with any other headphones?

post #503 of 510
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Originally Posted by Fadem View Post
 


I experience the same issue, but it depends on the device I plug it into. I noted it earlier in this thread. The static is independent of the volume I set my source device. I've managed to circumvent the issue by pairing it up with a Fiio E6 and setting the source volume high. The Fiio doesn't amplify the noise, so it's a good way to get rid of it. Not sure if this is really a solution though, I guess it comes down to the fact that the IM70 has a low impedance and is therefore more sensitive to electrostatic noise. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post
 

The only static i hear is when i used them connected to my laptop. They are very sensitive IEM's though, so that might be the noises you hear. What sources are you using, and does it happen with any other headphones?

It's more of a cackling noise on top of the white noise in the surrounding. But it doesn't affect the music, just when nothing is being played. I guess if I'm not the only one experiencing it then it's normal :)

 

Just upgraded to the ATH-HDC5 cable btw. Squeeze out the last improvements of sound I can :)

post #504 of 510
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Originally Posted by raidorz View Post
 

Hi guys. Recently bought my IM70s last week. Any one else experience static/cackling noise from their set when no music is being played but it is plugged into a source? I've been told due to it have dual drivers. Thank you! Might be going down to purchase the HDC5 cables next week :)

 

Nope. Use it with HTC One M7, Sony Walkman, and Sony bluetooth Wireless Headset pro set and have never experienced any static or crackling noise so far. 

post #505 of 510
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I like to look at it this way: the GR-07 is one of the best 2-D  earphones I'ver ever heard. I popped into my ears last weekend and I was still highly impress with it's sound, but it's only 2-D. The IM70, and a few other universal that are about the same price or cheaper, are fuller sounding 3-D like earphones. So the IM70 has greater instrument separation and space around the instruments. The IM70 is more detailed in the sound too. I would have to say the IM70 beats the GR-07.

 

 

 

I was about to make another suicidal purchase for GR-07 and ....am I glad to have found this post of yours Eric! Thank you very much!

post #506 of 510

I'm thinking about either getting the IM70 or the VSD3S. Can I get a comparison from someone whose heard both? 

post #507 of 510
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Originally Posted by cove66 View Post
 

I'm thinking about either getting the IM70 or the VSD3S. Can I get a comparison from someone whose heard both? 

 

Depends on what you're looking for. The IM70's sound a little shy on the upper end, while the VSD3S sound reserved on the lower end, when you compare them together. The VSD3S were detailed, had a good balance throughout the range (thought they sounder a little bright, but not silibant), and they were a lot more comfortable than the IM70's. The midrange was pretty much even on both headphones, but on some tracks the VSD3S went over the IM70's. On the lower end side, i preferred the IM70, it had more control, and detail than the VSD3S, but you need to consider the VSD3S isn't a Bassy headphone. The only part where i thought the IM70 fell short over the VSD3S was on the upper end. The VSD3S had more range, a lot more air than the IM70's and felt wider.

In the end, despite i like detail and air, i prefer the IM70's over the VSD3S, because they didn't impressed me that much after the first listen, and despite that the VSD3S were more comfortable, and had a better upper end than the IM70's, i felt the 70's sounded more "right" to my ears. If i had extra money laying around, i'd get both (or the VSD3S, considering i already have the IM70's).


Edited by Kukyo - 8/28/14 at 3:29pm
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Does anybody here listen to heavy metal with these? I'm thinking about buying them

 

It's fine for metal, but I do have JVC FX850 that is much better IMHO but it's way more expensive.  The IM70 is hard to beat for the price.  I use it when going out and not having to worry about it falling out and breaking like I have to do with the FX850 as it is heavy and does not go in as deep so it can fall out.  The IM70 is light and has a much better seal/fit.

post #509 of 510

Does anyone know what triple/bi flange silicon tips fit on these? I'm not sure if I'm willing to spend money on Comply tips over and over for comfort and isolation. I don't mind uncomfortable fits (I sleep with Alpine bi-flange tips for isolation of outside noise), but I do value good isolation and tight fits.

post #510 of 510
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Originally Posted by vegasf1 View Post

It's fine for metal, but I do have JVC FX850 that is much better IMHO but it's way more expensive.  The IM70 is hard to beat for the price.  I use it when going out and not having to worry about it falling out and breaking like I have to do with the FX850 as it is heavy and does not go in as deep so it can fall out.  The IM70 is light and has a much better seal/fit.
thanks man
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