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The IEM carry method for the OCD Head-Fier

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  1. Orkboy
    Hello,
     
    I thought I'd share my slightly excessive IEM carrying case method with you.
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    This a Pelican 1010 case with foam pieces I cut to size. The result is that I can place each monitor in a fixed position and they won't be knocking against each other as I walk around, take my bag off, run up stairs, etc. It's a simple design, just a crude Y shape on the floor of the case, and an M shape on top to hold the monitors in place, with space for the cable. As far as I can tell, they're not receiving pressure from anywhere when the case is closed. they're not in contact with the lid or the sides of the case, only soft foam. I also cut a foam insert for the lid, but the solid coloured Pelican lids come with a slightly stiffer foam glued in to the lid anyway. 
     
     
     
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    I wrap the cable lightly using the over and under method as shown in the video at the end of this post. I tuck the jack into the middle of the loop, place the cable into position and then place the monitors in their slots. I put the right monitor in the left slot, and the left monitor in the right slot, this is to avoid having to twist the cable. 
     
     
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    You can see in the above picture that the cable is wound a little bit tighter. I've recently removed the foam on the sides where the cable is to give it a bit more room and allow it to be wound more relaxed. The first picture in the post shows this.

    The case is crush, water and dust proof, it's built like a tank and has a pressure seal. Pelican cases have a lifetime warranty. With all that I can throw the case in my bag with relative peace of mind. 

    The downside to the Orkboy method is that it takes a bit of space to carry the case around, and it's difficult to put the IEMs back into the case when you're in a rush or on the go, and of course if you're on public transport people will think you are absolutely insane. The case is also a little expensive compared to the Otterbox 1000 or Westone IEM Vault.

    I have two of these, another one in blue for my SE215. The black one pictured here holds my SE353. I store them in this otherwise unused hard drive cage on my PC desk.

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    So, what do you guys think? Do you have any suggestions or questions? 

     
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  2. itshot
    I like this. I'll try this out over the weekend. Can't be too careful with my hella expensive CIEMs. :p
     
  3. mosshorn
    As a fellow OCD person (at least with protecting/organizing.....and symmetry) I enjoy this.
     
  4. itshot
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    His avatar is symmetrical as well... this guy means business. XD
     
  5. mosshorn
    The bandanna is slightly to the right, but close if I don't think about it :p
     
  6. Orkboy
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  7. Orkboy
    Orky bump :-$
     
  8. itshot
    Smaller foam lol
     
  9. Orkboy
    How does everyone else carry their IEMs? Am I being over zealous in my desire to prevent the monitors from moving around inside?
     
  10. whirlwind
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    Nice....I just use an altoids tin...works great for me.
     
    Oh.....and hi Gordon Freeman [​IMG]
     
  11. Mooses9
    its nice to see someone like myself that is overly anal ocd about their audio equipment lol
     
  12. Orkboy
    I don't have any friends.
     
  13. KimChee
    That's not pocketable is it?
     
  14. Orkboy
    Not unless you have massive pockets.
     

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