LX-Ear Flex One CIEMs|| The World' First Flexible Discrete CIEM || 3D Printed || Handmade in Romania
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*Disclaimer - I am not affiliated with LX-Ear, and I am have not received any money to make a thread. I just found out the company exists and wanted to make it better knwon, as they have awesome prices and the products seem really cool. I met with their Director at a Romanian Audiophile Meeting, and they want to expand their market to the rest of the world, actually being really well-known with the Romanian Music Industry, and actually being the ones providing a lot of our artists their CIEMs. For reference, CIEMs = Custom In-Ear Monitors.



About the company:


LXear Custom In Ear Monitors


LXear was born in 2016, from the desire to bring the local market of personalized ear monitors to a higher level.

A sound engineer has set up the small workshop that’s grown over the past few years, imposing the famous earphones on the local and international earphone and audio market.

LXear’s custom monitor housings are fabricated exclusevly using 3D PRINTING technology, using top-of-the-line equipment, in the best-equipped 3D local printing hub. Comfort and audio quality are achieved through long-term studies and in-depth mesurements conducted by LXear specialists over the years.

In the production of LXear’s personalized headphones we use premium materials, biocompatible resins and materials made in the USA. The drivers(speakers) used are of the highest quality, made by the world’s leading manufacturer.





3D Printed custom in ear manufacturing


Custom In Ear Monitors will support you being at your best while performing, or just enjoying your music.

We know that what you hear is crucial in order to have the best experience and offer the same to your audience.

If you are a professional singer or you’re just taking your first steps into this world, custom IEMs will offer you best sound quality and control, and make your performance exquisite.

Every audiologist will tell you that our ears are very different from the shape to the sound itself.

That’s exactly what you’ll get from us – something different.

Using state of the art materials, we design and build from scratch the perfect Custom In Ear Monitors for you. Here’s a sneak peak into our manufacturing process.

We’ll discuss together all the details, as we offer full transparency to our customers. In the end, it’s all about you!

As the earpieces are unique and designed for you ear only, you’ll have the proper isolation from the stage noise, helping you hear exactly what makes you comfortable.

Now it’s time to get yours!



The world's first discrete flexible custom in ear monitor


LXear launched the first flexible discrete in ear monitor in the world.

Ideal for any application and with their special design, they quickly become an accessory for ordinary day to day use, on stage or on television broadcasting platforms. Being extremely robust and resistant, virtually indestructible, offering maximum safety and comfort that is far superior to classical monitors, they are always an option even for great artists.



And now, about Flex One:

Product page: https://lx-ear.com/product/flex-1/

  • Custom 3D PRINTED for maximum comfort
  • FLEX 1 monitors are created exclusively using 3D PRINTING technology, which delivers precision of down to 1 micron, being the most advanced technology in the world.
  • Built from flexible material and covered with a soft, antibacterial and biocompatible lacquer that becomes soft in the ear at body temperature, the FLEX 1 in ear monitors represent the highest degree of comfort that can be achieved for a personalised headset at the moment.
  • Enormous stereo image, clear and warm sound, enhanced high frequencies due to the special acoustic design. The linear frequency response, with a slight emphasis on low frequencies, recommends Flex 1 as stage monitors for both beginners and experienced players.
  • Can be used as by audiophiles, in audio recordings and live concerts.
  • Very easy to insert in the ear and almost invisible, but extremely comfortable
  • Can also be used as hearing protection
  • Personalised to your ear
  • They can also be used as hearing protectors, almost invisible in the ear canal, made out of transparent and flexible material.
  • Perfect seal inside the ear canal, due to the flexible material and 3D printing technology, accurate down to one micron (a thousand times smaller than a milimeter). The monitor also seals perfectly when opening the mouth or other movements, where the classical acrylic shell monitors usually fail.
  • The degree of isolation from the exterior is much higher than the classical acrylic monitors, isolation down to 35 dB, resulting in increased hearing protection and huge comfort on stage.
  • Maintenance, repair and upgrade cost are very small: 100 € for full repair, regardless of the electronic fault(including drivers, stock cable and faceplate)
  • Can be customised in premium or premium invisible version
  • Resistant to shocks and scratches, covered with a layer of lacquer that becomes soft at body temperature. Biocompatible.

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We actually have a Romanian Audiophile meeting every month, or sometimes more often, and LX-Ear was present at this meeting, where I had a chance to talk with Andrei Grigore, the Director and Engineer behind LX-Ear.

He presented us the IEMs, and he took a live impression of one of our friends, and next week we will visit the LX-Ear laboratories to see the process of 3D printing and hand assembly directly :)

Here are a few photos from the meeting:

Here is the public, and you can see me in the left corner:






Here is the silicone insertion process









Here is Mr. Andrei Grigore talking about the Silicone and its properties. Seems that the final IEM shells are one of the very few flexible IEM shells out there. The IEMs themselves are Tubeless, and they have many advantages, with a lot of math beind done behind to ensure that the sound is the best possible with this design. If I recall correctly, the IEMs rely on a horn loading tech rather than typical tube.



IEM Silicone impressions, as taken right before our eyes. The process took less than 3 minutes, and it was painless, effortless, and actually fun.





A lot of pro-level instruments go into making the impressions.





I reserved the third post of this thread as well to post more details next week, once we see the CIEMs printed and assembled right before our eyes.

The friend who had his impressions taken is a Romanian reviewer, with a Youtube Channel for Video reviews, but they are mostly in Romanian. You can check out more here: https://www.youtube.com/DustyTV

The meeting was held at AVMall, a Romanian Audio Equipment store. This is their site: https://www.avmall.ro/

*Disclaimer: I received no compensation or gain from taking place at this meeting and I simply want to report on it. I am not affiliated with either AVMall nor LX-Ear. I will review LX-Ear products later on as well. They have a few new products coming out, including universal versions of their current line-up.

*I have no rights to the photos and sharing from Facebook, where they have been posted, all rights belong to the photo artist
 
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I took more photos during our latest audiophile meet-up in Bucharest, will post soon. In the meanwhile, you can explore a cool video done by btoher @dusty.ro

 
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Yep, thats me getting a mold. Next week we will be at LXear HQ to see how they create the ciem. I will review their entire line up in the future.
 
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Yep, thats me getting a mold. Next week we will be at LXear HQ to see how they create the ciem. I will review their entire line up in the future.
I think your review will also come before mine :)

Really looking forward for more peole chiming in!
 
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Hey folks! LXear have kindly sent over their Jupiter IEMs from the Flex 1 line-up for review. Here are my first impressions. Enjoy! :D

LXear Jupiter

The Jupiter is a warm, smooth and engagingly musical monitor. The treble is definitely more withdrawn compared to the rest of the frequency response, which gives the Jupiter a very soft, inoffensive edge. But, at the same time, it doesn’t have any of the roll-off or dullness that one might expect with this sort of signature. Transient performance to me is impressive, as instruments leap out of the black background and strike with energy. The fact that you can pump the Jupiter quite loud without even nearing sibilance, fatigue or distortion only furthers this. So, although the Jupiter isn’t the sharpest-sounding monitor in the world, it never lacks attack either. And, it has a strong, stable and roomy soundscape to boot.

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Tonally, the Jupiter is very well-balanced. It works well with a massive variety of genres, and that punchy-yet-smooth timbre is a complement to any instrument. The midrange has a bigness to it that comes from a raised upper-midrange. Dirty Loops’ Hit Me showcase this quality fairly well, as the synths and vocals at the very start of the track form punchy, vibrant walls of sound. The low-end is also warm and present despite the form factor of the earpiece. It’s not the most textured or guttural bass response in the world, but it does fill out the foundation very nicely and adds a lot of musical, cohesive warmth to the mix as a whole without creating a veil.

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Speaking of this warmth, the Jupiter also draws musicality from how its images somewhat blend into each other. Going back as far as my very first THL review on the Lime Ears Aether, it’s similar to the cross-feed effect I described there where instruments mingle with each other. It adds to this sense of cohesiveness that’s really appealing, especially with bands like Snarky Puppy. Obviously, this compromises layering a teeny bit. The Jupiter’s definitely most ideal for set-it-and-forget-it listening, rather than any sort of critical analysis. But, if what you’re looking for is an everyday (or even back-up) pair that you can just put on, forget about, and not have to worry about what song’s coming next out of concern that it won’t mesh well with the earphone’s signature, the Jupiter ticks all those boxes to me.
 
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I am very interested in these. Because I have acute TMJ a traditional custom will not work. I wonder if these might be a solution
 
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I am very interested in these. Because I have acute TMJ a traditional custom will not work. I wonder if these might be a solution
You may also be interested in the campfire audio equinox which doesn't really go round the first bend if that's any help? I've also had fit issues with customs so know the frustrations :frowning2:
 
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I am very interested in these. Because I have acute TMJ a traditional custom will not work. I wonder if these might be a solution
I can say for sure they are comfortable, the silicone in the build surely helps with getting a nice comfy seal without much hassle.

You may also be interested in the campfire audio equinox which doesn't really go round the first bend if that's any help? I've also had fit issues with customs so know the frustrations :frowning2:
The equinox surely looks interesting as well!
 
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Any ideas why LX don't use paypal?
 
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Any ideas why LX don't use paypal?
Do you need it?

Maybe they can add it to their payment methods once they notice your post in the thread (?)

Usually, paypal adds some tax to any processed payment, guess this would be why some companies avoid it
 
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Fair enough, don't use banks and not heard of netopia mobilpay before so obviously a little wary of using my credit card on it.
 
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Fair enough, don't use banks and not heard of netopia mobilpay before so obviously a little wary of using my credit card on it.
I haven't heard about that before either lol :)
 
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