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biflange and foam insert too big for ear (sa-6)

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
i'm having some trouble with the flange and foam insert. Basicly they are to big for my ears. (well my left ear only). The bi flange really hurts when inserted correctly. The foam ones... wel they are impossible to insert correctly and when they are in correctly (by some miracle) they hurt even more (because they want to expand alot more).

the problem is, a silicon insert like the sony ex71 or the shure has (single flange) does fit much better (i need the absolute smallest for my ears). Perhaps i need a smaller type of flange (or a triple flange?) (the shure foam tips do not fit me either. They just hurt (ALOT!). I guess the smallest silicons might be to big but just adjust well in my ears, but that's just guessing from my part.

currently there is nothing else avaiable (from sleek), is there any other option for me avaiable?
post #2 of 11
You could try the q-Jays silicons they come in small, x-small and xx-small. PM me your postal details if you like and I will send you some unused samples to try as I only use the mediums and large.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
they fit the sa6?
post #4 of 11
Yes it's what I use with the SA6.
post #5 of 11
The small Sleek bi-flange is too large? And what foamies are you using? They have Comply T100 thins (just ordered some myself) that are made for narrow ear canals. As for different size ear canals, I use a small olive on the right and a medium on the left (when I use Shure olives). You could try that as well. Also, I have the small Klipsch single and double flange gels (which are teeny) and I would be glad to send you a pair or two. I never use smalls, unless its the Shure olives. PM me with mailing address.

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Originally Posted by Justice Strike View Post
i'm having some trouble with the flange and foam insert. Basicly they are to big for my ears. (well my left ear only). The bi flange really hurts when inserted correctly. The foam ones... wel they are impossible to insert correctly and when they are in correctly (by some miracle) they hurt even more (because they want to expand alot more).

the problem is, a silicon insert like the sony ex71 or the shure has (single flange) does fit much better (i need the absolute smallest for my ears). Perhaps i need a smaller type of flange (or a triple flange?) (the shure foam tips do not fit me either. They just hurt (ALOT!). I guess the smallest silicons might be to big but just adjust well in my ears, but that's just guessing from my part.

currently there is nothing else avaiable (from sleek), is there any other option for me avaiable?
post #6 of 11
Like tstarn06 pointed out, try the T100 slims from Comply, they are a lot smaller than the smallest olives. I'll put up a comparison photo when I get home tonight so you can see.
post #7 of 11
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they fit the sa6?
Tadad1 did the exact same thing for me bro, (Thanks again Tadad1) and I use the q-jays exclusive now. I actually use the small in my left ear and the xs in my right ear. It is night and day, I was just like you for the longest time but now I can wear them for hours without irritation.

Im still curious about the comply slims though but the olives didnt work for me.
post #8 of 11
Wow, the smalls are too big? That does put you in a bad situation, but I would take tstarn06 up on his offer the Klipsch gels, I have read a lot on here about their comfort. I have been wanting to try some, but Klipsch has not yet sold them as an accesory and I don't have the money to buy a set of Klipsch IEM's.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
yes, the smalls which are present in the set of the sa6 are too big. Comply is annoying the heck out of my ears (even when i try to use the with my sony ex71, which fit well with the silicon flanges)

But i can already see that this is probably not the headphone which will give me a perfect hearing seal (i can nearly always hear the environment) or will fit under a helmet. I would be already happy enough if they would fit me, as this will otherwise look like a expensive joke :|
post #10 of 11
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Like tstarn06 pointed out, try the T100 slims from Comply, they are a lot smaller than the smallest olives. I'll put up a comparison photo when I get home tonight so you can see.
yup.. the T100 is really small.. good for ppl with small ear canals.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
well... I had some comply's for my sony ex71. I hate them, they just don't fit as comfortable as silicon. So i'm going to try the silicon substitutes.

one thing that is bothering me perhaps more than the pain is the fact that if the seal is good, my left ear is hurting from the air pressure. Much like in a plane. And after a hour you really have a headache. It's weird because in a plane i have absolutely no problems with air pressure (as well as with diving). So this is kind of a new experience.
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