1. uncleezno

    My UE Reference Monitors are dying, need new, cheaper pair of Earphones

    Hello,    After 18 months of happy daily usage, my Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors are dying. The first time the sound started going in one ear, I replaced the cable and all was well. It's been six months since then, and I replaced the cable one more time but the sound is still dropping in...
  2. jude

    Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors: The *Custom* Custom In-Ear Monitor

    A custom-fit IEM is custom-molded to your ears, so it will fit only one person in the world perfectly--you. One would think, then, that a custom-fit IEM is already as custom as it gets. Not anymore. Today, Ultimate Ears is going to announce what might reasonably be called a custom custom-fit...
  3. tomscy2000

    In-Depth Comparison: Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitor & Noble Audio 4C (Wizard Design)

    Full Disclosure: Notice on Photography and Media:   "Part of the human condition is that we sense care." --- Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple Inc.     Introduction   Care. Attention to detail. Hallmarks of excellence. For those of us looking for a custom in-ear monitor, it is these...
  4. jude

    Ultimate Ears' New Way Of Making Custom In-Ear Monitors - Head-Fi TV

    NOTE:  If you can't see the embedded video above, please CLICK HERE to see the video.     In this episode of Head-Fi TV, we take a look at the process of creating custom in-ear monitors, and UE's new way of crafting them. Be sure to watch this episode to see the technological advancements...
  5. Jciv256

    Ultimate Ears + Astell & Kern Ultimate Bundle Deal

    High quality audio deserves high quality sound. Contact us to find out more details!  
  6. ksimm033

    Custom with ER4 treble and a little more bass?

    I've noticed through my IEM journey that I'm a fan of treble, clarity, vocals, deep bass and punch when need be. What custom best suits that? I'm looking at all price ranges with of course the cheaper route being preferred; I don't want to skimp and lose out though, if something else is better...
  7. kimvictor

    Negative Aspects of Top CIEMs

    Well, while I was on my search for my first CIEM, I found it easier for me to look at the cons about CIEMs to help me decide. I went for a UERM, but I thought this might be interesting.   The rules are: Only post negative things about CIEM that you researched or own You can also post to...
  8. sonickarma

    Suggested upgrade from PFE 232

    Can anyone suggest a Universal upgrade from PFE232   I have already previously owned:  Westone 4, Heir 4A   Would fitear f111 be an upgrade?
  9. beauxrichards

    Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor Remastered Giveaway

    Enter to Win A Pair of Reference Remastered In-Ears from Ultimate Ears   Ok folks, you are gonna love this!   UE is giving away a pair of the new UE Reference Monitor Remastered!! Seriously. Get your clicking fingers ready.       Here’s the deal, we’ll be giving away one pair of UE...
  10. robin5540

    ES5 vs. UE reference vs. JH vs. any other

    I am planing on getting a pair of custom IEMs for sub-$1000, and I've been looking into Westone and UE, wondering if anyone has experience with them or any other great customs. So, looking for your suggestions. THX   I listen to almost everything, piano, rock, vocal, metal, pop, jazz...
  11. S

    ACS T1 Live! vs Heir Audio 8.A vs Unique Melody Miracle?

    I think I'm ready to dive into the world of customs! This is my first custom IEM (coming from universals) so I'm hoping to be surprised. Price limit is $2000, because I don't have that much money to spend, and I profit by selling TF2 unusual hats. Here's a little bit more about my usage and the...
  12. sNapatz

    Audio Engineering: UE Reference Monitors or FS MG6Pro?

    Hello everyone, I am new to the board. I am looking for cIEMs that I can use to mix or master my music on the fly. I sometimes do live sound mixing. I use Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro as my working headphone. I did research and have only two choices left for me: UE Reference Monitors 3 BAs driver...
  13. cxt32

    UE Custom In-Ear Reference Monitors vs UE 18 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors

    Trying to decide between these... anyone have any experience comparing these two?
  14. LFF

    REVIEW: The Frogbeats C4...an explosively good custom in ear monitor....SERIOUSLY!

      FROGBEATS C4 CUSTOM IN EAR MONITOR       A perfect water drop       Every audiophile strives for perfection. Whether or not it is obtainable in such a finicky hobby by such obsessive people is a question that could lead to endless pondering. In the crazy world of...
  15. rfilho

    Good CIEM for Classical Music?

    Hi,   I'm in the market for a good CIEM for classical music. I'm about to close the deal in a pair of Heir 8A but would really like to hear some sugestions.   I currently own an Etymotic ER-4 and a Triple-Fi with the Etys been my favorites.   As a source, I'm going to pair it with my...
  16. Loquah

    Custom IEM advice

    I know there are a number of threads around about this topic, but I have a specific question.   I'm very close to pulling the trigger on my first custom IEM purchase and I've narrowed the selection down to the following options I think:   UM Miracle JH13 JH16 Heir 8.A   I love...
  17. JayMitch

    Winnipeg Hearing Centres: Experience with custom molds (or alternative recommendations)?

    I'm considering taking the plunge into the world of CIEM's with the Heir Audio 4.A firmly in my sights (at least for now).  Winnipeg Hearing Centres (www.winnipeghearing.com) are listed among partners for Etymotic and ACS and a recent chat with them suggests they know what they're doing.  They...
  18. average_joe

    Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors Review

    Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors Review       I have read a lot about the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors since they were released with great intrigue, wanting to hear UEs interpretation of reference sound.  I wondered if the neutral presentation would be something I would...
  19. Sylaw


    ive been doing this research for many years and yet i found only two iems that at least comes closer to my expectations . " ety er4s & westone 4s..  bt need to change everything with the tym..  if any one knows something  better plz  try to give me suggestions .   appreciate it!
  20. mc906

    TF 10 cable connector got bigger due to UERM cable, normal?

    I got the UERM cable for my TF10 after reading a few threads about them. I noticed that the connection is thicker than stock cables but I assumed they would fit normally into my TF10, however the made the "hole" bigger on my TF10. Now when I try to put the stock cable back into the TF10s...
  21. average_joe

    Custom IEM Review: Heir Audio 8.A – Long live the king

    Custom IEM Review: Heir Audio 8.A – Long live the king     Heir Audio was started by Dr. John Moulton, who has been involved in the hearing industry since childhood.  Before starting Heir Audio, Dr. Moulton would post images of custom IEMs he created, all with amazing artwork and became...

    Custom IEM Suggestion ES5 / UM Miracle / UE in-ear references monitor or other..

    Hi every one. Could any one help me choose my first CIEM. I have looked many threads compare Weston ES5 and UM Miracle. I have general idea what's sound they have. But i am still confuse some questions .My music is more mix....POP, Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack ,and voice ... , but I like Classic...
  23. average_joe

    Multi-Custom In-Ear Monitor Review, Resource, Mfg List & Discussion (Check first post for review links & information)

    This is the custom in-ear monitor (CIEM) resource thread with a collection of review summaries for many of many CIEMs with links to full reviews as well as quite a bit of information.  I complied this resource since CIEMs have poor resale value and I could not find a resource that compared more...
  24. EZPZ

    CIEM(s) with CK10-Type Sound Signature?

    Hey fellow head-fiers,   I'm looking for a CIEM that has excellent imaging, great extension on both sides of the spectrum, controlled bass, neutral or slightly forward mids, and a nice sparkly treble. Also, an airy presentation and a well rounded 3D soundstage would be ideal.  ...
  25. John Culter

    Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors vs. Pioneer HDJ 2000

    Hello,   I would like to ask if there is anybody who can answer my question:   for music production (mostly electronic dance music - house, progressive etc.) I work mostly on the road. I use closed headphones Pioneer HDJ 2000's as they have powerful crisp sound mostly on all...