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post #511 of 4001
Interesting, I've got those filters also wink.gif

When I got my first pair of B3's (the Pro II) I did a significant amount of modding on them. I've been thinking about opening up the Pro 1 as well to see if changing/removing filters will be for the better........
post #512 of 4001
 

 

I am sorry to share this wax and debris. But I believe we need to learn... I couldn't be able to see the grille in this detail. Thanks to my 105mm macro lens its giant now and I can understand whats on (or in between) the grilles...

 

Havi B3 Pro (metal grille removed)

 

 

Havi B3 Pro metal grille (back side of the grilles) and earwax accumulation

 

most honest post ..... no more iems for me in the buysell forum!

post #513 of 4001
Lol!
post #514 of 4001

Baycode how much do you want for the earwax, just the earwax? Can you ship to the U.S., and will you cover PayPal?

post #515 of 4001
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Darner View Post
 

Baycode how much do you want for the earwax, just the earwax? Can you ship to the U.S., and will you cover PayPal?

 

 

They are all mineee :veryevil:

 

 

They are sooo precioussssssss:

 

 

 

Fact:

Earwax is created by a mixture of secretions from glands that line the ear canal, sloughed-off skin cells, and bits of hair.

It acts as a cleaning agent, which also protects and lubricates part of the sensitive ear canal.

 

"Approximately 12 million people a year in the U.S. seek medical care for impacted or excessive cerumen,"

according to news release comments from Richard Rosenfeld, MD, who led the Guideline Development Task Force.

 

(...you should have more than enough already in US :wink_face: )

 

Sources:

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=5743&channel_id=165&relation_id=2594

 

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ear-infection/news/20080829/earwax-too-much-of-a-good-thing


Edited by Baycode - 5/31/14 at 8:54am
post #516 of 4001
Thread Starter 

I have cleaned the metal B3 meshes with the H2O2

 

I also tried the hifiman filters. To my surprise Hifiman's appeared to be larger in diameter! So they sit only on the top of the bore and didn't stick very properly.

 

Sound wise : no change. May be slightly filtered the highs (may be on the 0.5db level). Couldn't be sure... 

 

I will be putting back the metal Havi filters as soon as I found a proper adhesive. I wish these filters are replaceable like on the GR07's...

 

Its always safer to keep the filters on their place as soon as they are clean.

 

In the end I have learned something and wanted to share... Now my B3's are sounding clear like they were sounding on the very first days :wink_face:

 

 

Here is a photo with the hifiman filters on their place:

 

 

post #517 of 4001
You could always try opening them up and apply the filter straight to the driver. That should make a bigger difference. If I'm not mistaken there's already some filters on the drivers.

Or you could just wait til I get the time to do it wink.gif
post #518 of 4001
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

You could always try opening them up and apply the filter straight to the driver. That should make a bigger difference. If I'm not mistaken there's already some filters on the drivers.

Or you could just wait til I get the time to do it wink.gif

 

Hi Peter,

 

I will open them but couldn't find time to do it.

 

Yes, there seems to be a filter material on the drivers as well...

 

Let's see who's doing it first :wink_face:

post #519 of 4001
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post

Hi Peter,

I will open them but couldn't find time to do it.

Yes, there seems to be a filter material on the drivers as well...

Let's see who's doing it first wink_face.gif

Game on wink.gif
post #520 of 4001

Running the B3 through the Geek Out 450 (when the volume isn't going bonkers (i need to RMA)) is quite clearly the best IEM listening experience I have had so far.

Better than E07K -> B3 or Audinst HUD-MX1 -> B3
Better than VC1000, Rockit R50, VC1000 and KC06 even when nicely amped.

It scales up really well with a good and powerful source. I think bhazard has tried this combo as well and can attest to how good it is.

The only problem, is that my Geek Out 450 is batsh1t crazy most of the time, and I've destroyed my ears countless times trying to make the B3 sing ):

post #521 of 4001
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post
 


The only problem, is that my Geek Out 450 is batsh1t crazy most of the time, and I've destroyed my ears countless times trying to make the B3 sing ):

 

When you plug the Geek in, it's volume is set to 0 - which should be the loudest setting, but it's not for some reason.

If you press the volume up button - nothing happens, since 0 is the highest value.

If you press the volume down button - volume goes to -1, which for some reason is the loudest setting, blasting your ears off.

 

How can -1 be louder than 0? Light Harmonics doesn't pay attention here.

 

Every time I plug in the Geek, I lower the volume in the LH Control Panel (the left one) before plugging in the headphones.

 

 

I think this bug exists only in Windows, wasn't blasted in Ubuntu if I remember correctly.

post #522 of 4001

to give you a hint on how insane my Geek Out is behaving, each time i plug it in, it chooses to behave in one of the following ways:

1) normally
2) starts of at the default volume before slowly decreasing to silence no matter what i press or what i do
3) starts off normally and 2-3 mins later... BOOOOM! my ears die a little more. when this happens, the comfortable listening laptop master volume with my B3 is an amazing 3/100

i also cannot fathom how a product can be made such that turning the master volume on the laptop down to 0 is still capable of producing the loudest sound my ears have ever heard.
 

post #523 of 4001
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post
 

to give you a hint on how insane my Geek Out is behaving, each time i plug it in, it chooses to behave in one of the following ways:

1) normally
2) starts of at the default volume before slowly decreasing to silence no matter what i press or what i do
3) starts off normally and 2-3 mins later... BOOOOM! my ears die a little more. when this happens, the comfortable listening laptop master volume with my B3 is an amazing 3/100

i also cannot fathom how a product can be made such that turning the master volume on the laptop down to 0 is still capable of producing the loudest sound my ears have ever heard.
 

 

When I set the computer's volume to 0, the Geek is silent.

When I set the computer's volume to 1 (out of 50), the Geek can reach ear blasting levels.

 

I think in 3), your Geek disconnects and reconnects, resetting the volume to 0 - at which point pressing the volume down button will get you to -1 and blast your ears off into the space.

Try a different USB cable/port.

post #524 of 4001
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post
 

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i also cannot fathom how a product can be made such that turning the master volume on the laptop down to 0 is still capable of producing the loudest sound my ears have ever heard.
 

What are you calling the master volume? The volume you control by the Geek's buttons or the volume controlled by the laptop?

post #525 of 4001
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

What are you calling the master volume? The volume you control by the Geek's buttons or the volume controlled by the laptop?



The volume controlled by the laptop.

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