I think what I am going to do is spend a few bucks on new tips for my CK7s right now. I think with better tips/isolation they really shin. It's just that those tips I've been using for a year have deteriorated.
Originally Posted by navmau
Yep, they do wear over time, I generally change mine after about 9 months or so. The bit that holds on to the nozzle will get looser too so when it gets to loose, the tip may remain in your ear when you pull the IEM out.
Good silicon tips?...future sonics bi-flange tips are my fave, they are very comfy and isolate very well for a silicon tip.
Are these things one-size-fits all? Meaning, tips from company X or...
Suppose I wanted to upgrade from the Audio-Technica CK7s to something offering even more isolation and better low-end bass response for under $200, what would be my top 3-5 options? Assume that I am pretty satisfied with my CK7s, I just want a little more in these two areas.
I have had my Audio Technica ATH-CK7s for about a year now. For most of that time I use the mid-sized tip for my ear but I have noticed that the fit is not quite what it use to be. Is it common for these plastic tips to wear over time? Do they degrade? Or has my ear "adapted" to it?
Should I want to replace the tips, does anyone have any suggestions?
BTW, the ATH-CK7s have been great. Possibly some more low-end bass but otherwise they are fantastic.
Originally Posted by NiceCans
some additional info may be helpful:
-how will you drive them? (amp/source)
-how will you use them? (home or portable)
-what type of music do you listen to? (genre/style)
-is noise isolation important? (sound leaking in OR out)
Home (mix of music, movies, and gaming, but mostly for music)
I would like them to isolate at least as much as my Senn 497s
I am looking to finally upgrade from my trusty Sennheiser 497 headphones. I am leaning towards Sennheiser again as they have done me so well and are so damned comfortable.
But then I look on here and see a Grado post and do some research.
So, any opinions on Grado Prestige SR225 vs. Sennheiser HS595?
Anything else I should be considering for $200?
Thanks for the input.