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I did try Shure Olives, but really didn't like the amount if force required to install and remove them. They did not give me any audible benefits. I keep coming back to Shure grey "soft flex" tips as my favorites, and recall that joker often prefers them on IEMs that they fit. http://www.earplugstore.com/shulslfore1e.html
I have both JVC FXT90 and Fischer DBA-02 MkI (same as the B2). The FXT90 are much bassier, and don't have the startlingly clear treble of the DBA/B2. The JVC's do have a nice clarity, and are much more of a "mainstream" sound quality. But my old ears prefer the DBA balance, especially with better tips (Shure grey single flange or large dual flange) that improve the DBA bass quality. I haven't used the FXT90's for a while, but I've been using the DBA's nearly every day...
Only 6-7 months and they're done? My DBA-02's were going strong for about two years of heavy use until the cable stiffened up enough to crack the insulation. I sent them to BTG Audio who replaced the cables with Westone-type jacks, and I added a Westone EPIC MIC cable, unfortunately no longer made, a year ago. I still use and love them every day. Brian at BTG could make you a cable, or there are other cables available that use that...
I use Shure "grey soft flex tips" (they are single flange )on my DBA-02's. I'm still on the first pair after about two years of heavy use. The same size you use in the OEM tips will work for the Shure tips. I've also used some large dual flange, also Shure I believe, but prefer the single flange. Good price on them from the Ear Plug Superstore: http://www.earplugstore.com/eaac.html?_s_icmp=HOMEBAR5_EARPHONES8
BTG Audio did a fantastic job recabling my DBA-02's, with a Westone-type socket instead of hard-wired cable. I love 'em with the Westone EPICS cable (includes mic and single button remote)! Price was quite reasonable, and turn-around time was excellent. Brian has done several sets of DBA-02 Mk I this way. http://btg-audio.webs.com/ Your original plan to cut the wire below the body and splice a new cable would be relatively easy, but I think the total recable or sockets...
Sorry, I'm apparently one of the few who have never heard the GR07. It certainly has plenty of fans around Head-fi.
I have good luck with MEElec short double flange tips from the M11+ set, which are quite reasonably priced.
Dagraham, I've been using DBA-02's (Mk I version) for about three years straight out of iPod, iPad and Blackberry, and they are still fabulous. Micrphonics have never been an issue with them, with or without using a cable clinch. I did have BTG Audio add Westone-type sockets to my second pair and I'm using them with a Westone EPICS cable that includes memory wire that is absolutely no problem with my glasses. The original twisted Fischer cable was fine over ear, but not...
The single flange silicon tips from Fischer and Shure fit identically, and my recollection is that the sound did not change, but I switched to the Shure tips so long ago! Big difference is that the Shure tips are quite secure on the nozzles, unlike the Fischer OEM tips. I tried Shure olives once, but I didn't like the force required to remove them from the nozzles. Didn't seem like the sound changed much from the single flange silicone tips, although to be honest, my ears...
I've been using Shure "grey soft flex" silicon tips on my DBA-02's for the last 2+ years (same pair!). Pretty sure those were also the tips that Joker recommended in his review. They can be found less expensively at "Earplug Superstore". Use the same size as what worked for you in the OEM silicon tips. I've also used large dual flange tips and they work equally well, but seem to need the occasional push in to maintain the solid seal required for these IEMs
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