The FreQ Custom IEMs - Impressions Thread (Updates on First Page!)
Jul 13, 2008 at 9:48 AM Post #2,971 of 3,960

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Thanks for the input! I know I can ask Freq for the impressions instructions for the audiologist. But what were the basics of how to make a good impression? Just use a bit block and make sure the mouth is wide open?

I'm definitely leaning towards the Freqshows!
 
Jul 13, 2008 at 4:34 PM Post #2,972 of 3,960

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Thanks for the input! I know I can ask Freq for the impressions instructions for the audiologist. But what were the basics of how to make a good impression? Just use a bit block and make sure the mouth is wide open?

I'm definitely leaning towards the Freqshows!



I recommend using UE's audiologist instructions: http://www.ultimateears.com/_ultimat...structions.pdf

The important thing it keep in mind while doing impressions is to keep your facial muscles as still and relaxed as possible during the whole process - try not to talk to the audiologist when he's injecting you! If you want a tighter fit (not recommended for first time custom IEM owners), you can ask the audiologist to use a large cotton stopper (might be uncomfortable while he stuffs it in your ear though).

Make sure the audiologist reads the instructions and understands that it's important to have a good fit for these IEMs.
 
Jul 14, 2008 at 5:59 PM Post #2,974 of 3,960

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Thanks for the input! I know I can ask Freq for the impressions instructions for the audiologist. But what were the basics of how to make a good impression? Just use a bit block and make sure the mouth is wide open?

I'm definitely leaning towards the Freqshows!



When I did my second set of impressions, I just stuck 2 fingers in between my front teeth. Make sure not to talk while the silicon is in your ears. In fact, make it clear to the person doing the impressions that you will not be speaking during the process. So get all those questions answered first
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I don't know how important it is to be completely relaxed. I know I was flexing muscles in my head. It reminded me of being at the dentist and trying to swallow with my mouth open. I think just keeping my jaw open was enough. I have a very tight seal and it isn't uncomfortable at all.

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I know some folks are waiting for pics of the new FreqShows. I didn't have my camera all weekend (I left it at work hehe), so I'll try to get some up this afternoon. Sorry
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I'm about to buy an IEM especially for sound isolation. I'm comparing Shure SE310 vs. Ety ER4P vs. Sleek SA6 vs. Atrio M5. I can add a FreQ to the discussion, but only the cheaper Control FreQ.

Is it worthy? Do you think it could be a better sound isolator than the others being custom, or an Ety with foam tip is better seal? What about the sound quality -being a single driver entry level-?
 
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Joy of joys! I went to the audiologist to readjust my left ear. I can now take the monitor in and out without fear of pulling my canal with it! And the seal is still excellent! I would highly recommand this audiologist if anyone in the area of Montreal, Canada, needs to have impression done. I am a satisfied customer! Now I can unleash my inner FreQ!

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Joy of joys! I went to the audiologist to readjust my left ear. I can now take the monitor in and out without fear of pulling my canal with it! And the seal is still excellent! I would highly recommand this audiologist if anyone in the area of Montreal, Canada, needs to have impression done. I am a satisfied customer! Now I can unleash my inner FreQ!

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Wow. This is great. I have read EVERY post of this thread and I must say that it seems almost all of you guys are more then satisfied. Some have had the problem with the fitting, but that got fixed. Also some had problems with the cables, but also got that fixed. From what I've read, most of the problems have come from bad fitting. Happy your problem got resolved.
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Originally Posted by goldfilm /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I'm about to buy an IEM especially for sound isolation. I'm comparing Shure SE310 vs. Ety ER4P vs. Sleek SA6 vs. Atrio M5. I can add a FreQ to the discussion, but only the cheaper Control FreQ.

Is it worthy? Do you think it could be a better sound isolator than the others being custom, or an Ety with foam tip is better seal? What about the sound quality -being a single driver entry level-?



Can't comment on the single driver aspect, but I can compare the isolation to Shure E3c's with the foam tips (like ear plug material). When I borrowed my buddy's Shures, the only tips that worked were the foamies. The isolated great! My FreqShows isolate at least as good
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Isolation was also one of my top criteria when I bought my FreQs. I use mine when I participate in league bowling, so I need good isolation.

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Joy of joys! I went to the audiologist to readjust my left ear. I can now take the monitor in and out without fear of pulling my canal with it! And the seal is still excellent! I would highly recommand this audiologist if anyone in the area of Montreal, Canada, needs to have impression done. I am a satisfied customer! Now I can unleash my inner FreQ!

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Grats man! And now you forget all about the struggle to get there huh?
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Wow. This is great. I have read EVERY post of this thread and I must say that it seems almost all of you guys are more then satisfied. Some have had the problem with the fitting, but that got fixed. Also some had problems with the cables, but also got that fixed. From what I've read, most of the problems have come from bad fitting. Happy your problem got resolved.
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The whole thread?!?!!?
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wow!
Well I sure hope you get some FreQs after putting in that effort hehe
I was the one with the worst cable problems, but their new cable shouldn't have that problem. They are really nice.

It can take some effort to get the fit right, but this is the case with any custom IEM. It is absolutely worth the time and energy spent to get there. A good fitting custom triple driver IEM is amazing. I've had my set made from the new impressions for 3 days now, and I'm still a little shocked at how incredible these things are. Everyone should own some. While I recommend FreQs wholeheartedly, I'm sure the others cause the same elevated levels of musical bliss
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Can't comment on the single driver aspect, but I can compare the isolation to Shure E3c's with the foam tips (like ear plug material). When I borrowed my buddy's Shures, the only tips that worked were the foamies. The isolated great! My FreqShows isolate at least as good
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Isolation was also one of my top criteria when I bought my FreQs. I use mine when I participate in league bowling, so I need good isolation.



Grats man! And now you forget all about the struggle to get there huh?
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The whole thread?!?!!?
eek.gif
wow!
Well I sure hope you get some FreQs after putting in that effort hehe
I was the one with the worst cable problems, but their new cable shouldn't have that problem. They are really nice.

It can take some effort to get the fit right, but this is the case with any custom IEM. It is absolutely worth the time and energy spent to get there. A good fitting custom triple driver IEM is amazing. I've had my set made from the new impressions for 3 days now, and I'm still a little shocked at how incredible these things are. Everyone should own some. While I recommend FreQs wholeheartedly, I'm sure the others cause the same elevated levels of musical bliss
smily_headphones1.gif



Haha. I'm going for the FreQShow MM-Crossover without a doubt. I've already asked Todd many questions and he has answered in about a one day. I've been bugging him a lot that I feel kinda bad, but it makes me feel good that there is such a great customer service. I also read the web page and it was very original and funny which gave me a very great impression. Their not trying to sell you the same-old, but something especially made for you. I already expect to have around 1-3 refittings but that is no problem. I'm a very patient and perfectionist person lmao.
 
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Haha. I'm going for the FreQShow MM-Crossover without a doubt. I've already asked Todd many questions and he has answered in about a one day. I've been bugging him a lot that I feel kinda bad, but it makes me feel good that there is such a great customer service. I also read the web page and it was very original and funny which gave me a very great impression. Their not trying to sell you the same-old, but something especially made for you. I already expect to have around 1-3 refittings but that is no problem. I'm a very patient and perfectionist person lmao.


Sounds like you have an attitude that's gonna lead to sonic bliss
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And now for the pics I promised on Friday :p
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If anyone wants to see them in my head or other angles or anything, let me know. I got this nifty little tripod for my camera from a coworker, so it's easier to do the macro stuff now. I need a new camera, but that's a whole other story.
 
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Dang I just contacted Freq, and they say shipping will be $38 bucks from US to HK. And they won't declare it as a gift, but I think Hong Kong only charge excise tax(alcohol, cigs, cosmetics).

$38 for shipping is quite steep, especially if I need a refit... Must think.
 
Jul 15, 2008 at 1:22 AM Post #2,983 of 3,960

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Sounds like you have an attitude that's gonna lead to sonic bliss
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And now for the pics I promised on Friday :p

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If anyone wants to see them in my head or other angles or anything, let me know. I got this nifty little tripod for my camera from a coworker, so it's easier to do the macro stuff now. I need a new camera, but that's a whole other story.



Very cool looking! What exactly were your colors?
 
Jul 15, 2008 at 2:29 AM Post #2,985 of 3,960

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hey chief...

yeah it's ex.. costs the same here to Singapore. So I've tried to minimize the refit by usisng nail polish to fix it myself. Once I thuoght it was all good then I sent it in with detailed pics and explainations. that way hopefully one time is all I need to get it right.
 

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