ACS Encore Studio New 5 Driver CIEM! - Page 70
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And no, I don't think Piotr improved the sound of them...
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I would definitely have ACS take another look at them @doctorjazz. Andy, the owner of ACS would be mortified if he thought they were gathering dust. Is there any way you could get ACS to do your ear impressions? Then they could reshell what you have there. The impressions I got done by Andy made for a tight fit which goes into the 2nd bend but with the cream it's comfy for hours. And the sound is incredible
I would definitely have ACS take another look at them @doctorjazz
. Andy, the owner of ACS would be mortified if he thought they were gathering dust. Is there any way you could get ACS to do your ear impressions? Then they could reshell what you have there. The impressions I got done by Andy made for a tight fit which goes into the 2nd bend but with the cream it's comfy for hours. And the sound is incredible
You think they'd be upset? I ain't so pleased myself. I was hoping this would be end game iem for me, have multiple lower priced iems. Who'd have thought I'd prefer my Westone W40 by a whole lot? It is actually not functioning well now, think something happened to a driver when I tried to clean it, but I didn't like them or use them before that, I was just hoping I could fix it. I'm out of warranty, and it feels like throwing more money into a losing proposition to send it back. As for the original fit, it was done at acs Manhattan. I actually went back multiple times, and they were nice and tried to take care of me, but the results (for me) never were successful. I was even willing to upgrade to the new TOTL they announced (they did have an upgrade program when they introduced the Encore, which I went for), but AJ at acs emailed me there is no upgrade program.
Oh well, that's the trouble with going for ciem's, you can't really audition the finished product beforehand. I did audition a universal version at their office, quickly with my phone, but that can be misleading (similar to what happens on a 5 minute test drive of a car-there are things you don't notice until you have been driving a while).
Thanks for the thought, though.
I have my ACS Encore on service right now. There was some corrosion that made the sound cut out. They asked me if I was interested in a rebuild to Emotion. Same drivers, but different crossover filtered and sound channels. I said yes of course. Don't know when they are ready, but I'll post my impressions as soon as I get them.
any news @Eide?
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Sorry, no news about the upgrade from Encore to Emotion. I had almost forgotten this whole thing until you reminded me. I´ll ask my audiologist if there´s any news. The thing is, they are doing this upgrade almost for free. I didn´t pay much when upgrading from ACS T1 to Encore (just the extra drivers) and I think the same applies now. So I´m not in a position to be too pushy. And I got a pair of Noble Kaiser Encore to keep my ears happy at the moment, so I don´t miss my ACS customs.
But I´m always curious about new audio tech, and "ACS’s patent pending IRIS technology and SSI sound imaging solution" sounds interesting.