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post #1 of 11
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Hi All Haed Fi friends

I want share my personal experience with custom iems that I have owned

Why I can not use all my custom iems no longer than 2 hours in site the plane for long distance flight ?

Please share your opinion here

Note :
If I use universal iems , it was no problem for long hours listening during my flights
From indonesia to London

Thank you
Edited by rudi0504 - 3/22/14 at 9:28am
post #2 of 11

It might be helpful to describe what's preventing you from using your customs on longer flights.  Is it listening fatigue or the physical sensation of the IEM in your ears?

 

I've used the variety I've owned just fine.  I will say some have more listening fatigue than others, but that's more a function of the IEM and the electronics I may be using and not the fact they're custom IEM.  Similarly some have been more comfortable than others (soft versus hard molds), but this doesn't really impact me either.

 

Best,

 

-Jason

 

 

post #3 of 11
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Hi Jason

For me special custom iems , if I plug in my ears almost can hear the outside noise like flight engine noise

For traveling I use normally DAP , no amp and no dac , I must use as simple as it .

I think In site my ears can not flow fresh air plus the pressure different during my flight , I feel like pressure surround my ears , that's why I can not use custom so long max 2 hours .

At home is normal I can use. Long time listening is no problem .
post #4 of 11

I think you may have answered your own question.  There certainly are issues with changing air pressure - I've always been able to adjust by pinching my nose and "blowing" gently to readjust the air pressure in my ears.

 

Best,

 

-Jason

post #5 of 11
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Hi Jason

Thank you
If I use universal iems during my flight I don't have this pressure effect on my head
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Hi Jason

Thank you
If I use universal iems during my flight I don't have this pressure effect on my head

 

The universals aren't going to create the complete seal that the customs do, which is my guess as to why they're less of a problem for you. 

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by reginalb View Post

The universals aren't going to create the complete seal that the customs do, which is my guess as to why they're less of a problem for you. 

Thank you , you are right
post #8 of 11
I originally greatly preferred using a pair of Bose QC15s to my acrylic customs on flights due to comfort issues, but I recently got a pair of silicone customs that I took for a 3 hr flight and felt just fine. Acrylic and I didn't work well together, but I've heard others manage just fine.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by HideousPride View Post

I originally greatly preferred using a pair of Bose QC15s to my acrylic customs on flights due to comfort issues, but I recently got a pair of silicone customs that I took for a 3 hr flight and felt just fine. Acrylic and I didn't work well together, but I've heard others manage just fine.

You have almost the same problem like me
Silicon is very good idea , but seldom ear custom use silicon
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Cabin air pressure

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post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by saiB View Post

who.int/ith/mode_of_travel/cab/en/

Thank you For Your information , This is really helpful For me to Know about air pressure
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