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Max Keyboard Translucent & Custom Mechanical Keyboard Keycap Review

Pros: ABS plastic, looks and overall keycap build quality, customisation options, customer service, large list of compatible keyboards, price
Cons: Worldwide availability

Review Date: March 2016

First of all, I would like to thanks Max Keyboard for sending me a plethora of Cherry MX keycaps for review (also compatible with Kailh/Gateron/Razer switches) – it’s an absolute pleasure and I’m really honoured to have received such a big collection! Also check my Mechanical Keyboard Guide: Cherry MX, Gateron Switches – Max Keyboard Falcon-8 Review!

Max Keyboard Translucent Keycaps - G710+ glowing keys

Here’s what I got sent:

These keycaps were UK ISO layouts, designed for my custom Lamborghini painted Logitech G710+ and Cooler Master QuickFire XT Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboards.

To complement this written review, here’s my video review:

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Custom Art – Silverline Interconnect & PFE232 custom tips – An amazing experience!

I recently bought Custom Art’s Silverline Interconnect for my portable rig and a set of custom moulded ear tips for my PFE232’s.
First, the cable:
I wanted a durable, flexible, good quality and good looking cable. Custom Art offered a cable like this for a very reasonable price of £21.
I went ahead and bought the 7cm interconnect, that has a straight jack on one end and an angled one on the other – it also is triple braided with a 5N silver cable.

I got the cable in, and ever since I have had it in my possession, I’ve loved every minute with it. It brings out the mids of the PFE232’s and doesn’t dampen the quality of the music, unlike with other cables I’ve tried in the past. More so, the cable is so tiny and extremely flexible that it works very well with my rig.

The cable was thus perfect and I hope it lasts very long for me.

Here are some pictures of the cable:

Unto the ear moulds:
The custom ear tips were extremely small in size, meaning they aren’t like full custom ear moulds. That said, with it being custom, it would block out more noise than your average ear tip. I thus went ahead and bought that for around £35. The price was extremely reasonable and very much affordable.
The quality of the finish of the ear tips is top-class, and really well done. The only negative thing I found on them, is that the hole on the end of the ear tip, meaning that the soundstage of the earphones was slightly reduced. That said, after speaking with the owner of Custom Art, Piotr, he said he could easily open the hole, in order to widen the soundstage a bit. He chose to put a small hole as it was how the PFE232’s drivers were, which is completely understandable, in order not to modify the sensational sound of the PFE232’s.

The ear tips, increased the sub-bass response and power of the mid-bass of the PFE232’s, but also due to an earphone tip that doesn’t alter the sound, unlike the Comply Foam tips, the mids were also a bit more up-front. As said above, the soundstage felt a little less open, but that could have easily been changed.
Overall the sound quality was an improvement, and the experience was great. However, for me the earphone tips weren’t comfortable for long periods of time. This has nothing to do with Custom Art, as I had the same discomfort with my 1964ears ear moulds. Thus meaning the earphone tip impressions were at fault, not the ear moulds themselves.
If I get around in making new ear impressions, I will send my tips back to Piotr, in order for them to be re-moulded (he was very kind in letting me do that).

Here are the pictures of the ear tips:

I hope this posts helps you out!
I would strongly suggest buying from Piotr, as not only was his products and craftsmanship excellent, but his customer service was absolutely phenomenal. A MUCH BETTER experience than dealing with other custom earphone companies out there, be it in the UK or in the USA.
Go check out his facebook page, for more pictures of his other works!

1964-SLV Universal IEM Custom Sleeves for Phonak Audéo PFE 232


In summer 2012, I was visiting my family in California, USA for a month of sunny holidays.
Whilst I was out there, I thought to myself to get some custom sleeves done. I had previously, from the UK emailed 1964 Ears to see if they would do the PFE 232’s – The reason being, is because the PFE’s have a slightly larger nozzle than your standard earphones like the Shure Se535’s ones. Thus I couldn’t find a reputable custom earphone company within Europe that would do them. All of them that I called, emailed, either hadn’t heard of the PFE 232’s nor would do them. For example, I got in contact with ACS in the UK, and they said they were unavailable to do it; I’m sure there are other companies out there, that could have done it, but I wasn’t aware of them at the time.

1964-SLV Custom Sleeves - Good U.S. ear impressions & 1964 sleeves

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