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post #2281 of 3401
Just got mine and so far quite impressed. Is there any consensus on burn-in time?

Thanks in advance.
post #2282 of 3401

I just wanted to show how the rocket jack doesn't go all the way in to my X5 with case pulled down:

 

Here is my custom cord jack which goes all the way into my X5

So what do you genius's think about that???LOL!!

post #2283 of 3401
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Originally Posted by soundbear View Post
 

I just wanted to show how the rocket jack doesn't go all the way in to my X5 with case pulled down:

 

 

Here is my custom cord jack which goes all the way into my X5
 

So what do you genius's think about that???LOL!!

 

All that means is that the Rocket jack is slightly longer to accommodate for systems that have a deeper plug.

post #2284 of 3401

Sorry, forgot to mention that the plug keeps loosening and I continuously lose a channel and have to keep pushing it in.   The Rocket plug doesn't fit the Fiios X5.

post #2285 of 3401
Weird. Doesn't make much sense how it can fit right in one 3.5 mm socket and not another. Did you contact Aurisonics about it? If so what did they say?
post #2286 of 3401
It does fit the 3.5mm socket. Just that it pops out easily. DAPs like DX50 that does not have a tight 3.5mm jack will experience this problem.
post #2287 of 3401
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post

It does fit the 3.5mm socket. Just that it pops out easily. DAPs like DX50 that does not have a tight 3.5mm jack will experience this problem.

Are the ibassos or fiio's known to have tolerance issues on their sockets? If so, I'd assume other cable plugs may have this issue? I haven't followed those threads in a long time.
post #2288 of 3401
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Originally Posted by soundbear View Post

Sorry, forgot to mention that the plug keeps loosening and I continuously lose a channel and have to keep pushing it in.   The Rocket plug doesn't fit the Fiios X5.
I can confirm a similar issue with the x3. It locks into my iPhone pretty securely but with the x3 it can get dislodged fairly easily.
post #2289 of 3401

The Noble 4 and Sony 7550 plug fits and stays in with no problem on my X5.   Not only that, but I find the V in the Rocket cord too short for going around my ears without strangling me, plus touching the cord makes the sound of an avalanche in my ears.  I don't like hanging cords down.   I think the cord would be excellent for camping as extra strong line and for use as a Drs. stethescope cord, or better yet, between two cups so kids can talk to each other in the house, or better yet as a sports IEM cord which it is designed for, LOL!!! 

 

 But I believe the bottom line is that the Rockets were designed as a sports IEM, not a Headfi sound machine.   It just happens to sound exceptionally clear compared to their other lines most likely due to not having a bass driver and/or decreased bass in tuning, just like my AS2 sounded initially until Dale removed sound-deadening material around my tweeters, then I heard the highs, LOL!!   

 

So I will either put up or shut up, splice another cord to the existing cord, or return them to Earphone Solutions for a refund then try to find an IEM that has similar SQ but has the comfort bells and whistles I like.   Currently I'm thinking of the FAD Heaven V unless you might have other suggestions????   Cheers, :beerchug:

post #2290 of 3401
Hmm. I always thought differently - the Rockets feel like an audiophile IEM with a build quality and durability far higher than many other IEM manufacturers could hope to achieve.
post #2291 of 3401
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...... But I believe the bottom line is that the Rockets were designed as a sports IEM, not a Headfi sound machine.   It just happens to sound exceptionally clear compared to their other lines most likely due to not having a bass driver and/or decreased bass in tuning, just like my AS2 sounded initially until Dale removed sound-deadening material around my tweeters, then I heard the highs, LOL!!   

So I will either put up or shut up, splice another cord to the existing cord, or return them to Earphone Solutions for a refund then try to find an IEM that has similar SQ but has the comfort bells and whistles I like.   Currently I'm thinking of the FAD Heaven V unless you might have other suggestions????   Cheers, beerchug.gif

Check the EarWerkz Supra and SGS's take on their EP-2. The Supra's are listed on Kickstarter here
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/512959633/earwerkz-supra-the-universal-custom-in-ear-monitor

EDIT:
See links
http://cymbacavum.com/2014/10/26/the-backyard-biz-shotgunshanes-visit-to-earwerkz/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/737233/earwerkz-a-new-ciem-company-discussion-thread/30#post_11010587
Edited by Jobbing - 11/27/14 at 2:02am
post #2292 of 3401

Thanks for the suggestion Jobbing.   I did read about it, a bit higher than I want to go right now, plus don't comply tips have to be replaced frequently??   Just dropped $180 on the FAD Heaven V, but couldn't get AmazonJP to finish my order for $180 plus Tenso shipping for $200, so went with BuySmartJapan and now paying $20 tax and $20 for shipping for $219, so after shipping back my Rockets I broke even!!Ha!!

 

I have heard excellent things about the FAD from Muppetface and Vwinter and others.   I did break my rule, it doesn't have a detachable cable,  but no complaints about its cable/plugfit or comfort so we'll see.

 

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Edited by soundbear - 11/27/14 at 4:40am
post #2293 of 3401

 

Those are certainly interesting... I just don't have $300 to drop right now.

post #2294 of 3401

Just when I thought I couldn't love these IEM's more, I listened to Thomas Bergersen's Sun and was blown away by the level of clarity, detail, and the sheer quality of the instrumental and vocal playback.

 

 

post #2295 of 3401

Thanks for the heads up, gonna go buy that album now =p

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