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post #16 of 617
dmt1 -- Well I could never get angry at a fellow UE enthusiast, even if you do go over the wall and get the UE10 instead of the UE5c! It's all good.

As for me with my "collector's item" (humpless) UE5cs I continue to love them madly. Tried them on my first coast-to-coast flight the other day and they were awesome -- completely isolating, from engine noise to screaming babies! My travelmate used my old Bose Comfort II so I compared them both -- not only is the sound unbelievably better with the UE5c (as you might expect) but both the sound isolation and the comfort factor was off the charts better -- no comparison. I fell asleep with them on and really forgot I had them in -- plus no issues with cabin pressure. I was flying first class (love them frequent flyer miles, I gotta million of em!) and naturally everyone had Bose (American Airlines used to hand them out to first class passengers so that's where we all got to try them) and they were looking smug but I knew better! Bose does a great job with engine noise but at the expense of the music -- plus they don't do much for the screaming and the loud conversations. The UEs were amazing for that!

Hope you love your UE10Pros. As I never tire of these discussions I'd be interested if you would PM me with your thought process and how UE handled it.

As for all the new Sensa owners, enjoy them!
post #17 of 617
Hey iamdone,

How much did you pay for the audiologist? I'm gonna be in the Bay Area if (ehem... when ) I get my impressions for the 2X-S, so I'd like to get the best/cheapest one possible Thanks.
post #18 of 617
By the way, is there a solution for the lint problem on the Sensas? Those photos of the black ones were a concern and I believe lindrone mentioned that lint accumulates on the clear ones too. I think I'd find that a little icky but I imagine I'd get over it.
post #19 of 617
Thread Starter 
hey zoide, i don't know if every audiologist works the same, but with my sensa experience, the 750 dollars covered EVERYTHING. There was no extra cost for the impressions being taken.

the only extra money i laid down was 15 dollars for 2-day expedited shipping (as opposed to the regular 7 dollars for 3-5 day shipping) to get the molds to sensaphonics.

Considering how much these things cost, it was a pretty easy call spending an extra eight dollars to shorten the time it will take to get these things in my hands...ears.
post #20 of 617
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Originally Posted by Zoide
Hey iamdone,

How much did you pay for the audiologist? I'm gonna be in the Bay Area if (ehem... when ) I get my impressions for the 2X-S, so I'd like to get the best/cheapest one possible Thanks.
It's $50. I don't know if she's the best but lindrone overwhelming recommended her. I also called Sensaphonics to check and they highly recommended her. The nice thing about the way Sensaphonics works, is it's all done through audiologist. Payment, shipment (free w/fedex ground), molds, and samples to look at. They are also trained by the head of the company in 2 day seminar. I have the appointment tomorrow, so I can confirm firsthand how everything went but so far she called right after I left a message and she was in L.A. at the time. She seemed very enthusiastic and nice.

Here's the info:

Lisa Tannebaum
Musician's Hearing Services
2220 15th St
San Francisco, CA
415-621-1185

I was going to pm you but I figured this was useful for any other Bay Area buyers.
post #21 of 617
The audiologist here charge $50 for the impression, so it's $800 total.

As for the lint problem.. you just clean them daily with a baby wipe or something. Not any different than any other IEM's.. which all has to be cleaned almost daily anyway (including the universal fits).
post #22 of 617
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post #23 of 617
Alright guys, thanks for the info.

PS: Arrgh, I had hoped that the CA total would be $750 like the NY one! Oh well
post #24 of 617
Wow, a veritable flood of orders for the pro2x-s flows from Head-Fi! Lindrone, take a bow at the floodgate.

My ordering was mundane-experienced and recommended audiologist takes pain free molds (used a stiffer silicone that expands slightly as it sets to assure tight mold)-$848 tax included. Neglects to mention shipping options, so I end up three weeks mold-music.

I picked them up today, so far-extremely pleased. Really a beautiful item, excellent materials, well executed construction, a classy presentation. The standard wire is very thin, very flexible, and very short. It should be perfect tommorow in my portable belt rig, but indoors it might be limiting.

Fit seems fine, even though they REALLY go in far, you don't notice it untill you take them out. Isolation is superb, significantly better than anything I've tried before now. Discrete look, they disappear in your ear.

Been listening to them about five hours and i'm sure many superlatives are to follow, but that will be another day.
post #25 of 617
Thread Starter 
enjoy your 2X-S's.

i can't wait to hear what you're hearing.
post #26 of 617
Thread Starter 

new sensaphonics info (directly from website)

it appears to be official that a universal 2-X model will be coming out soon...

(from Sensaphonic's website)

Do you have a universal fit model?
Currently, the ProPhonic IV is available in a universal fit with 2 options for ear tips-- a triple flanged silicone adapter and a foam adapter. We will be adding a universal fit to the 2X product line soon.


it will be interesting to see how much it will cost, because at a little less than the custom molded 2X-S, i can't imagine why somone wouldn't want to go all out and just get the custom molded 2X-S's...
post #27 of 617
Yeah, I can't wait either. In the meatime, I'm still greatly enjoying my hd650/zu at home. Lindrone said the sensaphonics sounded even better to him. So if I feel the same way, I'm sure I'll love them. I'm looking forward to his review as well.
post #28 of 617
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Originally Posted by toaster22
it appears to be official that a universal 2-X model will be coming out soon...

(from Sensaphonic's website)

Do you have a universal fit model?
Currently, the ProPhonic IV is available in a universal fit with 2 options for ear tips-- a triple flanged silicone adapter and a foam adapter. We will be adding a universal fit to the 2X product line soon.


it will be interesting to see how much it will cost, because at a little less than the custom molded 2X-S, i can't imagine why somone wouldn't want to go all out and just get the custom molded 2X-S's...
$800 is a lot of money. Plus you can resell the the unvieral fit. I needed the custom fit because I want to be able to lay on my side otherwise I might have considered the universal fit (if it was already available) and save some money at the same time.
post #29 of 617
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Originally Posted by toaster22
Vicky, the women who did my molds, showed up with her daughter at the meeting. Her daughter was about my age, 20, and she kind of just hung around as company during the entire procedure.
How'd she look?

post #30 of 617
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sygyzy
How did the daughter look?
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Originally Posted by Spankypoo
How'd she look?

i thought we went over this already...
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