android
  #1  
Old 07-21-2009, 08:14 AM
Tams Tams is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
Default ACS Custom Earphone Sleeves

Has anyone here bought any ACS Custom Earphone Sleeves? Do they improve earphones, in anyway, especially mid to high end IEMs? More importantly, are they worth it?
  • Cost 90
  • Cost of audiologist = variable
Etymotic HF2s bought from Apple come with a voucher for the cost of having the mould taken.

They are mentioned here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technolog...erfection.html

ACS: http://www.hearingprotection.co.uk/i...=60&Itemid=117
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 07-21-2009, 08:48 AM
dfkt's Avatar
dfkt dfkt is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 15,330
Default

Custom tips for universal IEMs do seem like a good idea to me, as long as the IEMs are of decent quality. A custom IEM gives a lot better noise isolation, better fit/seal, and none of the hassle of having to replace silicon or foam tips.

Could be it changes the perceived sound quality of the IEM, due to a different fit - if that's a change to the better or worse depends on a lot of factors, not sure anyone could answer that. Every person's ears and hearing are unique, only you will know for sure once you hear it.

I have custom UE11's, and they sure isolate the most and are fairly maintenance-free compared to universal IEMs. Because of that I have been thinking of getting some custom tips for my Shure SE530. I guess any decent audiologist could do that - it's not rocket science and you don't need ACS specifically for that job.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 07-21-2009, 12:16 PM
daniel1703 daniel1703 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore/Malaysia
Posts: 175
Default

now that makes me wonder, do you think custom tips (if designed for such a purpose) can increase the comfort level of some universal IEMs? If so, you might be able to fix the minor pain that your PFE's have been causing you.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 07-21-2009, 12:25 PM
dfkt's Avatar
dfkt dfkt is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 15,330
Default

The discomfort of the PFE is due to the "ergonomic" stem that goes over the ear, not the tips... it's already a tight fit, I don't think you could add any more material to it. It would probably just stick out of one's ears awkwardly and defeat the over-the-ear fit.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 12-10-2012, 06:07 AM
justinsheff justinsheff is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1
Default ACS custom sleeves

I have these for a pair of Sure SE530 - in my opinion they are the most cost effective upgrade I have ever purchased. Amazing improvement to the sound and comfort. Next upgrade not so inexpensive the JH16 Pro...
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:51 PM.