Diagnose Custom in-ear driver problem
Aug 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

slowth

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Hi guys,
 
hope you could help me out. 
So out of the blue, my left in-ear custom died.. there's a faint sound and it was intermittent for awhile.

I was ready to send it for a reshell and replace a driver, till i found out replacing a drivers' so expensive! 
The dilemma is if it's just a loose wiring with no driver damage there's no charge, if there is, and i decide not to go ahead with it it's a 50% forfeit of the cost.
 
Would I be able to self diagnose if it's some connection issue or a driver problem?
 
thanks guys. =)
 
Aug 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM Post #3 of 8

slowth

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yeah i dug out my ear bugers already =) and tried the cable bit too..
 
should i just break it open to take a look anyhow? since i can't even use it as it is now.. hmmm
 
 
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yeah i dug out my ear bugers already =) and tried the cable bit too..
 
should i just break it open to take a look anyhow? since i can't even use it as it is now.. hmmm
 


Before you perform the irreversible and that is void whatever warranty you may have by cracking open the shell, can you tell me what this custom IEM is? Is it a remold and how long ago have you had it?
 
Aug 26, 2011 at 12:56 PM Post #5 of 8

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Hey Tronz =)
 
well no more warranty definitely.. it's by "Freqs" which are no longer around actually they didn't last very long at all, but they were good enough customs for me so I'm not complaining about their quality. =)
It's the Freq Show Music maker series, triple driver.
 
Aug 30, 2011 at 8:17 PM Post #8 of 8

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Id send them off to In Earz (AKA Fisher Hearing)  I believe his company built those products in the first place. (did the lab work for Freq) I would imagine the drivers are not proprietary and he would replace them (if needed) with the original driver.   UM may not have the driver in stock, may have to order it, or replace it with something that is not an exact match....
 
 
 
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