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attn. e888 owners: rubberized e888?

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i just got my sony e888 ear buds, and noticed the housing is made from the same rubber as the ex70 housing. the stems on the e888 flex too; i was expecting the hard plastic my e848 has. is this rubberized e888 new or have they always been like this?
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Always been like that......
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Vij, were you the one in headwize that recommended me on removing the rubber coverings and caps from the E888?
post #4 of 7
I love that flexy rubber stuff!
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The stem on the 888 will be more flexible and easier to break. Believe me, b/c I am the owner of 888 since 1997. The only problem you will have about the 888 is the copper cord. Take a good care of the cord, they usually break after long period of use. I recommend to keep the buds in their case.
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Originally posted by Odin
Vij, were you the one in headwize that recommended me on removing the rubber coverings and caps from the E888?
Vertigo_1, and then myself... were the creators of the E888 mods.

I've had my E888's since 1995, and the rubber isn't quite the same as that of the EX70s, its slightly tougher IMHO... I do remember though that in 1996 Sony introduced a "better fit" design, maybe they changed the rubber at that point... if not, I have no idea??
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i didn't compare the ex70 & 888 rubber that closely, only to note they were similar. i am thinking of getting some of the thick radio shack pads for my e888, but cutting a slit into the front of the foamies and mounting them backwards, so the hole is facing my ear canal (like the grado donut pads). the thicker pads give a lot more bass (with my e848 anyway) and the hole should let more treble through.
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