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?
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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.