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post #256 of 383

Damn these are comfortable.  I'm going to wear them over extended period tomorrow, but I'm impressed.  The seal is so much better and I like the way the sound comes out from them over the Monster's.

 

I'm wearing size small and I know I can get the fake ones on e-bay.  Do they fit the same as the legit ones?  Also would you know if it's made from the same silicone material or is it some other material they're using (I'm kinda OCD about getting an ear infection or something along those lines)?

post #257 of 383
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Damn these are comfortable.  I'm going to wear them over extended period tomorrow, but I'm impressed.  The seal is so much better and I like the way the sound comes out from them over the Monster's.

 

I'm wearing size small and I know I can get the fake ones on e-bay.  Do they fit the same as the legit ones?  Also would you know if it's made from the same silicone material or is it some other material they're using (I'm kinda OCD about getting an ear infection or something along those lines)?


Hey DnB, are you using these tips with the SP-51s?

 

Are these the ones you purchased?  Thanks

 

 

Monster Super Tips.jpg

 

Sony Hybrid Tips.jpg
 

 

post #258 of 383
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Originally Posted by DnB Sublimity View Post

I'm wearing size small and I know I can get the fake ones on e-bay.  Do they fit the same as the legit ones?  Also would you know if it's made from the same silicone material or is it some other material they're using (I'm kinda OCD about getting an ear infection or something along those lines)?

Some of the good clone will fit almost the same as teh real deal, but some of the clone are low quality. Look carefully at the picture the seller posted and make sure they have the same shape as the deal one. They are all silicone material so you should be fine.
post #259 of 383

HeatFan - yip those are the same.  Model EX10A/BQ1(U) for the Sony Hybrids.  I'm in Fl like you, so locally Best Buy has the Monster Supertip Kit so you can go out and get those no problem.  Wal-mart.com has the Sony Hybrids.  Both have generous return policies in case they don't work out for you.  Now the cool thing about the Supertips is it comes with adapters that are supposed to work well with the Atrios.  I ordered some Atrio X's over the weekend and planning on experimenting with the Hybrids.  

 

When I use the Hybrids it creates a suction and the tightest single flange seal I've ever experienced with earbuds.  The comfort matches the Monster's, so for me it makes sense to stick with the Hybrids if I'm getting that tight seal.  When you put the Hyrbids on the nozzle I'd recommend to flip the Hybrid bud up so that what you're left holding is the little colored inner tube in your hand.  Then try and fit over the SP-51 nozzle.  The first time it took me about 5 minutes to get it, but once you figure out how to do it you can switch them pretty quickly.

 

Clieo - thanks for the info.  I was looking at these.  Looking at the pictures and comparing to the Hybrid they look like same shape.  What'd you reckon?  Good seller to try them from?

 

 

post #260 of 383
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Clieo - thanks for the info.  I was looking at these.  Looking at the pictures and comparing to the Hybrid they look like same shape.  What'd you reckon?  Good seller to try them from?

 

 


Yes, the seller is the one most of us bought our clone from.

 

post #261 of 383

Thanks Clieo.  About to go give these Sony's the true test haha.

 

HeatFan I just took a closer look at the Monster pic you posted and the Best Buy pack has different colors.  I think either of them may do the trick for you, but the Monster's are about $20 so that's why I tried 'em at BB just in case they didn't fit me well.  In my case, Sony's provide a better seal and cheaper...so if they work out today, that's what I'll keep using going forward.

post #262 of 383
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Originally Posted by DnB Sublimity View Post

HeatFan - yip those are the same.  Model EX10A/BQ1(U) for the Sony Hybrids.  I'm in Fl like you, so locally Best Buy has the Monster Supertip Kit so you can go out and get those no problem.  Wal-mart.com has the Sony Hybrids.  Both have generous return policies in case they don't work out for you.  Now the cool thing about the Supertips is it comes with adapters that are supposed to work well with the Atrios.  I ordered some Atrio X's over the weekend and planning on experimenting with the Hybrids.  

 

When I use the Hybrids it creates a suction and the tightest single flange seal I've ever experienced with earbuds.  The comfort matches the Monster's, so for me it makes sense to stick with the Hybrids if I'm getting that tight seal.  When you put the Hyrbids on the nozzle I'd recommend to flip the Hybrid bud up so that what you're left holding is the little colored inner tube in your hand.  Then try and fit over the SP-51 nozzle.  The first time it took me about 5 minutes to get it, but once you figure out how to do it you can switch them pretty quickly.

 

Clieo - thanks for the info.  I was looking at these.  Looking at the pictures and comparing to the Hybrid they look like same shape.  What'd you reckon?  Good seller to try them from?

 

 



Thanks very much DnB.  Might have to swing by BB & Wal-Mart and give them a shot.  Last week Amazon had the supertips for 14.99 but I hesitated and now they're back to $20.  Oh well.

 

Funny, you brought up the Atrio Xs.  I have had them in my cart @ Amazon for a little while due to Niyologist's great recommendation but the only thing holding me back is the tri-flanges they come with.  I have a hard time with tri-flanges trying to get a good seal.  Could not really tell if other tips were included as well.

 

Definitely would like to hear what you think.

 

Thanks again...

 

Cheers

 

post #263 of 383
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...the only thing holding me back is the tri-flanges they come with.  I have a hard time with tri-flanges trying to get a good seal...



Likewise...that's why I'm hoping the Sony Hybrid with Monster Adapter will work well with them.  And it's official the comfort level is there with Hybrid's for me so I'm a happy customer.

post #264 of 383

clieos

how are the bi-flanges of the meelec m-series compared to the ones of Xears? 

i  tried both of them, but dont have the meelec's anymore. from memory, the meelec's where just much better. stiffer and more isolating. also a bit thicker which provided an easier fit

post #265 of 383
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clieos
how are the bi-flanges of the meelec m-series compared to the ones of Xears? 
i  tried both of them, but dont have the meelec's anymore. from memory, the meelec's where just much better. stiffer and more isolating. also a bit thicker which provided an easier fit

Yes, I'll say the same as well. MEElec's eartips are better.
post #266 of 383

I have a random question.  I've found a couple DIY foam tips.  Have you ever tried it and if so what were your results?  Here's a thread,and a video showing basically the same thing:


Edited by DnB Sublimity - 11/10/11 at 7:08pm
post #267 of 383
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I never mod a foam plug to a foam tips before, but I do transfer foam from different foam tips many times. Most of the time I put olive's foam on JAYS' core or Comply's core. There is no guarantee on result as sometime they work out great with a particular IEM but something they suck.
post #268 of 383

how are the sm pl50 foam sizes compared to the olives?

post #269 of 383
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how are the sm pl50 foam sizes compared to the olives?



PL50 foam's inner core is a bit wider than olive, as PL50's nozzle is a bit wider than Shure's. But if you want, you can still force olive on PL50 as long as you don't apply too much force.

post #270 of 383

my bad. didnt express myself correctly

i was asking a s/m/l size comparison. which pl50 foam size is of the size of which shure olives. the olives arent sold in mixed sizes , so i need to know which size to buy

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