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post #46 of 196
Nailzs, i remember a thread about someone who made "custom" ear molds using bluetak or some other putty, I believe there were concerns about it breaking apart/leeching into the skin (not bluetak in general, but other putty brands). Search for that, I read it a while back and forgot what the general consensus was

This is a great thread, I'm probably gonna pick up the CVS 50 pack. Something I worried about was about the cleanliness of using foams, and CVS selling antimicrobial foams is definitely a warm welcome
post #47 of 196
Alright, time to pop into the local pharmacy and see if they got some (the Macks foamies).

If not, easily buy it online locally no probs so win-win
post #48 of 196
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Originally Posted by Xan7hos View Post
Nailzs, i remember a thread about someone who made "custom" ear molds using bluetak or some other putty, I believe there were concerns about it breaking apart/leeching into the skin (not bluetak in general, but other putty brands). Search for that, I read it a while back and forgot what the general consensus was

This is a great thread, I'm probably gonna pick up the CVS 50 pack. Something I worried about was about the cleanliness of using foams, and CVS selling antimicrobial foams is definitely a warm welcome
I seem to remember that thread but I would assume if the putty was inert it wouldn't be a problem. I'll probably do the foam thing since I pass a Walgreen going home from work and a CVS is less than 2 miles from my house.
post #49 of 196
Wow, that's a nice mod. I wish I still had my Shure SE530s - they were such great sounding IEMs, but I could never get a good fit with them using any of the stock tips. With this mod around, I might give the Shures another try.
post #50 of 196
Anyone try this with the Klipsch Image yet? The stems are so short..
post #51 of 196
I just tried them on my ER6i's, sounds great, here's a picture if anyone cares.

Also my friend with his Shure SE110s likes them too, just as good as his original ones that he lost

edit: As someone mentioned below these don't have holes at the end (I took them right after before listening), I'll get a better picture soon!
post #52 of 196
Just tried this out and it improves the bass pretty nicely over the silicone pieces I had on before. The mids and higher sounded a bit muffled at first, so I made the hole through the foam a bit larger (my IEMs don't have such a long piece that goes into the ear. Not sure what it's called but it's that part where the foam goes onto. But anyway, they don't go all the way through the foam) . Had a heck of a time trying to carve it out. Got it worked out pretty well though.

Thanks OP!
post #53 of 196
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Originally Posted by Waveblade View Post
I just tried them on my ER6i's, sounds great, here's a picture if anyone cares.

Also my friend with his Shure SE110s likes them too, just as good as his original ones that he lost
Why are the ends not open? If the ends are closed the foam is acting like a muffler on a car dulling the sound. Sound travels through the air. With the ends closed the sound is defused and you aren't getting the earphones full fidelity.
post #54 of 196
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Originally Posted by Nailzs View Post
Why are the ends not open? If the ends are closed the foam is acting like a muffler on a car dulling the sound. Sound travels through the air. With the ends closed the sound is defused and you aren't getting the earphones full fidelity.
They are open but the hole was a bit small, I took this pictures day before yesterday and fixed that issue already when I realized it was sounding kind of funky
post #55 of 196
Ha, so I finally got some today, I didn't see them at CVS so I guess I wasn't looking hard enough, so I went to Wal-Mart which was closer than Walgreens, although the Walgreens is no more than a quarter of a mile from the CVS haha. I picked up some Hearos brand plugs, I chose them becaues they were skinniest and I am glad I did, 'cause I compared the ones I got to the Olives I had and the others would have been the same size they would have hurt my ears after a while. With these I can listen for a long time quite comfortably, I even find them more comfortable the Klipsch Gels I have. And I am using them on the SA6's. The bass seems much more full now and it sounds brighter, I like it. Thanks a lot for this thread or I probably never would have thought of it.
post #56 of 196
wow, that's a good idea. I'm going to take some earplugs from the office tomorrow. How's the sound btw? Does it still maintain the olive foam sound?
post #57 of 196
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Originally Posted by lycos12 View Post
wow, that's a good idea. I'm going to take some earplugs from the office tomorrow. How's the sound btw? Does it still maintain the olive foam sound?
Sounding is even better then olive foams. You should try and you will see
post #58 of 196
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Originally Posted by javertim View Post
I just tried this with the CVS brand as plugged (NPI) earlier in the thread. ... WOW! I cannot believe my ears. I honestly must say that my Shure SE420s sound better than they ever have before. I always thought I was getting a proper fit with the foamies as provided with the SE420s, but I guess not. The foamies were loosing their compressability anyway and I was just about to replace them. But 9.99 for 50 pairs cannot be beat! Thank you so much, Shrisha!
You are most welcome!
post #59 of 196
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post #60 of 196
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