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post #241 of 383

Just wondering if you still have the monster super tips. The out of the 5 the 4th foam one (medium large) one seems to fit me well. if i get an olive which size should i be looking at?

post #242 of 383
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See first page for updated Monster foam picture.
 

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Originally Posted by yjt93 View Post

Just wondering if you still have the monster super tips. The out of the 5 the 4th foam one (medium large) one seems to fit me well. if i get an olive which size should i be looking at?


I think you should be fine with mid sized olive.

post #243 of 383
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

See first page for updated Monster foam picture. 

I think you should be fine with mid sized olive.



thanks a lot for the picture, i was about to buy the large. looks like medium is perfect for me thanks for saving me $20!

post #244 of 383
When i first unboxed the shure se215,listened them for an hour with no eq(sansa fuze) with deep and shallow insertion;i said - allright,off to the ebay you go(dead serious) the sound was like bees in a tin can(i listen mostly hardcore and death metal)But i decided to try the grey flex and i was in heaven.

Now fast forward and today,i've decided to give the medium olives another go but they sounded even worse(still in good condition)
So what i'm babbling about is,do you think p series large would be too big? I don't think so because today,when i put in olives,again listened for an hour,i swear it was like i never rolled them between my fingers when i took them out.Their shape was like the day i unboxed the iem and it was like i wasn't feeling them when they were in my ear.That's why i think they are too small for me(and i didn't like large olives because they burned my ears.Waaay to big for me)

Seeing that p large is somewhat narrower than olive large and longer than it,i guess it would fit my ear like it was custom.Am i wrong?
post #245 of 383
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Originally Posted by Hosoi View Post

Seeing that p large is somewhat narrower than olive large and longer than it,i guess it would fit my ear like it was custom.Am i wrong?



I think instead of comparing Comply to olive, you should reference back to the grey flex since grey flex's size is closer to that of Comply, i.e. large gey flex for large Comply, mid grey flex for mid Comply, etc.

post #246 of 383

Hi ClieOS,

 

I've got a very specific question. I'm doing research on alternative eartips for the Etymotic ER 20. The ER 20 is not an in ear headphone but an earplug: http://www.etymotic.com/hp/er20.html

 

Etymotic sells their ER20 with the tri-flange eartip because it offers good isolation, it's reusable and washable, and does not leak. However it's not the most comfortable eartip and goes too deep for many people.

 

From the eartips you have tested, which ones have the following properties and could be considered as an alternative:

  • airtight seal
  • very good isolation
  • reusable
  • comfortable

 

Afterwards i'll buy the ones you recommend.

 

Best regards

Maarten (Belgium)

post #247 of 383
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Originally Posted by mettes View Post

I've got a very specific question....

 

If you are looking for alternative for Etymotic tri-flanges, the closest of what you are looking will be Shure black foam (a.k.a Shure olive in Head-fi). But Shure olive won't fit on ER20 - in fact, I reckon only tri-flanges will fit on ER20. I have taken apart the ER20 several times so I know.

 

To fix the fit issue, my recommendation is to lubricate the flanges (and only the flanges, not the stem) of ER20 will a tiny bit of baby oil. Do it once a day and the eartips will soften in a few days, then it will be more comfortable to use. If you have really small ear canal, you can get the 'baby blue' version of ER20 (which is designed for smaller ears). If you can get the largest of the three flanges into your ear canal, you can also cut off the smallest of the flanges (the top one) and it will shorten the eartips to a bi-flange but still maintains very good isolation.

 


Edited by ClieOS - 9/30/11 at 5:38am
post #248 of 383

It doesn't really matter that it doesn't fit right now. I'm working on a new earplug and i'm looking for the best eartip material/style.

  • What about the Comply T or P series? Isolation, comfort, reusable?
  • Is the triple flange from Etymotic the best? Because i see you have tested 3 other triple flange eartips.

 

I was planning on ordering:

  • Comply T100
  • Comply S
  • Compy Ts
  • Comply P
  • Shure black foam
  • Shure quietspot fit kit
  • Shure triple flange
  • Head direct bi flange
  • Monster sampler pack
  • Sleek audio multipack eartips

 

Thanks for your quick response

 

best regards

Maarten

post #249 of 383
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Originally Posted by mettes View Post

It doesn't really matter that it doesn't fit right now. I'm working on a new earplug and i'm looking for the best eartip material/style.

  • What about the Comply T or P series? Isolation, comfort, reusable?
  • Is the triple flange from Etymotic the best? Because i see you have tested 3 other triple flange eartips.

 



Comply usually doesn't las t very long, a month or two at best (in the ideal condition). It might degrade faster if you don't take care of it. High in comfort and isolation, but not good in durability for earplug purpose.

 

Tri-flanges from Shure and Westone are close to being identical to Etymotic.

 

Oh, you might be interested in reading this.

post #250 of 383

Update is great!

 

ClieOS, do you know of any silicone tip that fits Shure/Wetone/Etymotic (etc.) that has has 3mm opening? In general I prefer silicone tips than foam but I think the sound coming out of the Shure olives 3mm is sooo much more open/detailed. Thanks for any suggestions!

post #251 of 383
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Update is great!

 

ClieOS, do you know of any silicone tip that fits Shure/Wetone/Etymotic (etc.) that has has 3mm opening? In general I prefer silicone tips than foam but I think the sound coming out of the Shure olives 3mm is sooo much more open/detailed. Thanks for any suggestions!



Actually I don't think I know any eartips like that. But if you are just looking for a wider nozzle opening, the easiest workaround is to use a spacer (i.e. the inner core of another eartip) with eartips meant for wider nozzle.

post #252 of 383

Thanks! I may try that when my next pair of shure olives croaks. It does seem a little strange not to have a silicon made for those earphones w/ a wider opening. I find the olive's bore remarkably improve Westone phones.

 

Update: So I shredded some olives, put them on the stem of the Westone 2, and slipped on some Sony Hybrids. Slightly less noise isolation, but man do they sound good! Just fantastic!
 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Actually I don't think I know any eartips like that. But if you are just looking for a wider nozzle opening, the easiest workaround is to use a spacer (i.e. the inner core of another eartip) with eartips meant for wider nozzle.



 


Edited by imackler - 10/28/11 at 11:04pm
post #253 of 383

So lately I've been experimenting with tips and I tried the Monster Super Tip pack last week.  I really liked the way the White ones fit the best as they were the most comfortable and the gel gave the best sound out of all of them for me.  Now I'd like to try the Sony Hybrids, but I'm worried that if I order them, I might not get a good fit and I've wasted money on tips.  ClieOS, you seem to be the expert around here on these matters, so in your opinion, do you think if the white monster's fit that I'd get a good fit on the Sony's?  I figure I'll get a pack of the real ones and then order a bunch of the fakes ones once I know what size I need.  Any input on this is much appreciated.

post #254 of 383
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Originally Posted by DnB Sublimity View Post

So lately I've been experimenting with tips and I tried the Monster Super Tip pack last week.  I really liked the way the White ones fit the best as they were the most comfortable and the gel gave the best sound out of all of them for me.  Now I'd like to try the Sony Hybrids, but I'm worried that if I order them, I might not get a good fit and I've wasted money on tips.  ClieOS, you seem to be the expert around here on these matters, so in your opinion, do you think if the white monster's fit that I'd get a good fit on the Sony's?  I figure I'll get a pack of the real ones and then order a bunch of the fakes ones once I know what size I need.  Any input on this is much appreciated.



I don't see a problem for you to try Sony hybrid. but as with this sort of things, the only way to confirm is to try one for yourself.

post #255 of 383

Will do.  I just ordered some from Wal-mart, so I'll see how that goes.  Thanks for the input!

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