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Old 24th May 2002, 01:32 PM   #1
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Folks,

In this forum we all know that certain brand name components are classified as superior than others. In the like of capacitors, resistors, wires and cables etc.....

Has any one ever know or consider his/her dust mites, ear wax, length of hair etc... inside the ear channel contribute to a lot of colouration to your Hi End DIY sound reproduction systems too?

May be my brand of ear wax give the transistor components some smoothing effect that make them sound more like tubes?

Just Fruit for thought...hm.. may be I should check in to see a ear specialist first before I judge another piece of amprefier.

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Old 24th May 2002, 01:52 PM   #2
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Right, I actually went to an audio show once where Pioneer (of all companies) handed out tweaking kits for better sound. It consisted of a plastic bag containing a Q-tip...

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Old 24th May 2002, 04:31 PM   #3
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While I have not experienced this difference myself, I have heard numerous others claim that their best DIY/Tweak was irrigating their ear canals to remove wax buildup...
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Old 24th May 2002, 04:38 PM   #4
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Yeah, that low frequency distortion could really be the dislodged wax reacting to the low frequency from the speaker causing it to rumbling inside the ear.
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Old 24th May 2002, 04:45 PM   #5
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Eric, you are right. I had this done to my ears when I was 10 and I can still remember the improvement it made. I could hear sounds I wasn't aware of before. But it was also disturbing in the beginning untill I got used to it. Highly recommended.
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Old 24th May 2002, 04:59 PM   #6
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The wax in my ears gets dry and a not uncommon occurance is that it wii break loose and touch the drum causing a BUZZZZZ especially with bass. It drives me bonkers but it is only temporary. I think this has happened 5 times, always in my left ear. For those of you that listen loud enough that you can hear it through your bones, leave the wax in there.
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Old 24th May 2002, 05:14 PM   #7
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Thumbs up What a great thread!

Let me be the first to decree that pure first-press extra-extra virgin olive oil is that last word in audiophile ear-igation!

Or maybe colloidial silver...

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(PS: All kidding aside, I've used olive oil and it works.)
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Old 24th May 2002, 05:26 PM   #8
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One of my mates whom used to go to rock concerts a lot has himself a damaged ear drum in his left ear(a pin hole in the diaphragm). Now he can not listen to loud music or around noisy environment anymore, for it will cause him hearing a high pitch noise that will last a couple of days.
I used to love that 12 inch 45 speed single Into the night by Phil Colins very loud too. When he roll the drums my chest felt like being punched and my eyes would blink with the drum beat involunatory. Don't do that kind of stuff anymore, may be it is due to age and lack of wine; and also my current system an not put out such power anyway.

Take care of your high end component (Your Ear); you can not really replace it.....
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Old 24th May 2002, 05:37 PM   #9
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I have always wanted to have my ears tested to find out if everything is in good working condition. And most importantly to find out how low and how high I have the ability to hear. This way I can always blame my own ears instead of the equipments!

My question is this. Can one go see a ear specialist (or some specialist) without going through the family doctor? I was told that family doctor would not refer one to a ear specialist unless he/she can identify that there is something wrong with the ear. Also, does medical insurance cover this sort of thing?
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Old 24th May 2002, 05:40 PM   #10
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Lightbulb WHAT DID YOU SAY!!!

Will play dumb work for your family doctor...

Joke.......
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