Hello everyone,i have a set of shure se846s and was wondering if a custom mold would be better for sound issolation than the regular flex sleeves,and what type of decibel difference between them are?
In short....yes they will be better. As to how much depends on how good the seal you're currently getting. All I can say is that my custom molded IEM's block out a LOT! I can snap my fingers about a foot in front of my face and hear it, but it's so faint that if I weren't aware of it I'm not sure I'd notice. I even took them out shooting one day because I'd forgotten hearing protection (something i'd never do with regular ear tips) and they worked like a charm.
There are, but I don't recommend attempting it. I personally had to drive 2 hours to find an audiologist that did ear impressions. In all honesty I think if I had done it myself, it'd have come out wrong. In my opinion I say it's worth it to find a good one and get it done the first time instead of wasting your money on a kit and trying yourself, then having to get it professionally done anyways.
Not a problem. Just something to be aware of before you make the plunge. Your ears are still "growing", so life expectancy on custom molds are at best 4-5 years. Then again by that time you might be ready to try something new anyways. Just food for thought.