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post #61 of 185
Purchased the CVS antimicrobial (Orange, 30 db isolation) 50 pairs pack for $10 and change after tax.

Performed the mod as described: cut, punch, place.

Currently using it on my EC2, it definitely feels more comfortable than I remember. I'll do some comparisons later (need to find my other tips)

Overall, not a bad mod at all! It took me only about 5 minutes from cut to finish, and I seriously cannot hear my surroundings at all.
post #62 of 185
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Originally Posted by shrisha View Post
Hope the premium sponsors will not gonna be upset with me
They should be happy you're making their products sound better. That makes happy customers.
post #63 of 185
Thread Starter 
I mean Comply people, they should. And Shures and others, getting some profit on sleeves spare selling.
post #64 of 185
I finally stopped at CVS today and bought some Mack's SafeSound earplugs and after some experimenting I figured what size and length suited my ears and it really made a difference. I was using the foamies I got with my Ultimate Ears EB phones with the Jbuds, but these little green things make a MUCH better seal.
post #65 of 185
I think you might want to clarify that this might NOT work with all IEMs.. in fact if you have smooth tubes - without the midway ridge, then the foams will amost certainly come off in your ear.

I can see how it holds on with the mid tube ridge on those 530s but it's not gonna stay on the stem if its smooth, which is why comply's have the tube in the middle.
post #66 of 185
I have 5 different pair of IEM's and none have smooth tubes. The foamies that are made by UE has a tube that does nothing more than hold the end open.
post #67 of 185
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Originally Posted by craiglester View Post
I think you might want to clarify that this might NOT work with all IEMs.. in fact if you have smooth tubes - without the midway ridge, then the foams will amost certainly come off in your ear.

I can see how it holds on with the mid tube ridge on those 530s but it's not gonna stay on the stem if its smooth, which is why comply's have the tube in the middle.
I never said this for all IEMs. I said it's could be used for 90% of them. And I think if manage to stick the foams with very tiny holes, it will not come off even with no ridge tubes.
post #68 of 185
Just did this for my Q-jays and they work great. Better than the foam tips that came with the Jays IMO. They take a little longer to expand in my ear to create a secure fit, but once they do, they are really comfortable and isolating.

It was pretty difficult getting the foams onto the Q-jays though since the earpiece is so small. I couldn't get a good grip on the earpiece while trying to pull the tips on. Spent 15 minutes at this.

The earplug foams are also softer than regular IEM foam tips, so they have to be cut perfectly. I found that if the earplug tips were too long, the bass sounds muffled.

Overall great idea. Thanks Shrisha
post #69 of 185
Thread Starter 
Most welcome my friend!

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Originally Posted by triple-u View Post
Just did this for my Q-jays and they work great. Better than the foam tips that came with the Jays IMO. They take a little longer to expand in my ear to create a secure fit, but once they do, they are really comfortable and isolating.

It was pretty difficult getting the foams onto the Q-jays though since the earpiece is so small. I couldn't get a good grip on the earpiece while trying to pull the tips on. Spent 15 minutes at this.

The earplug foams are also softer than regular IEM foam tips, so they have to be cut perfectly. I found that if the earplug tips were too long, the bass sounds muffled.

Overall great idea. Thanks Shrisha
post #70 of 185
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Originally Posted by triple-u View Post

The earplug foams are also softer than regular IEM foam tips, so they have to be cut perfectly. I found that if the earplug tips were too long, the bass sounds muffled.

Overall great idea. Thanks Shrisha
Interesting, I will keep this in mind, when I attempt making these custom tips.
post #71 of 185
Has this mod already been discussed here? Slightly different from the pure ear plug mod.
IEM silicone tip mod with foam
post #72 of 185
Thread Starter 
Well, can be discussed easily. I personally never used silicone tips. Never got good seal with them. May be combination silicone plus foam will change situation. Lets try
post #73 of 185
I stopped at Walgreens yesterday and found the Flents Latex Free foam earplugs on sale at 2 for 1 price, so I ended up with 20 pairs of earplugs for $5.76 including tax. I don't know if that's local or store wide. I do like the Flents better than the Mack's earplugs.
post #74 of 185
i have smooth tubes as well and they do not come off. i use audio technica ck10. i have used a similar method for them but as they have a thicker sound tube, i need to use a hole punch. it is far more cost effective to purchase and create the ear parts than to buy from comply or other brand. and often, i can get a better fit as i can tailor them to my ears.
post #75 of 185
care to tell me where you get those plugs and any other colours?

hope you can PM me =D
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