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post #76 of 185
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Guys. The best earplugs for this mod is from kind of "wet" material which is expanding quite slow.
post #77 of 185
they are harder to make though. the 'dry' type that expand a bit faster also have less density making even a small hole fit well. with the slow expanding materials, a small hole will make the remaining material very dense and even hurt small ear canals. i have to punch quite a bit out with my small hobby holepunch
post #78 of 185
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If it's fit well great, this is main point. Everybody should decide himself than For me "wet" one is better.
post #79 of 185
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Did someone try this with Triple.Fi 10 Pro’s?
post #80 of 185
I'm tempted to try this, just for fun. After all, opportunities to have this much fun tinkering around with something for $5 or so don't come around often.
post #81 of 185
I've been considering this too, and maybe I'll give it a shot since I have a fistful of earplugs from work that I don't really need anymore.. But I'm kinda liking the ones that came with my Atrios, they retain the shape so I don't have to squeeze them every time and then hold them in while they enlarge.
post #82 of 185
To me, that is the biggest problem with any foam tips. It's especially relevant if you're constantly having to remove your earphones (like if someone needs to speak with you at work, or the phone rings). Those few seconds for foam to expand don't seem like much, but it can become an issue.
post #83 of 185
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Originally Posted by spleisher View Post
I'm tempted to try this, just for fun. After all, opportunities to have this much fun tinkering around with something for $5 or so don't come around often.
Oh Yeah! Much fun. Especially surprising feeling of best feat after.
post #84 of 185
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Originally Posted by spleisher View Post
To me, that is the biggest problem with any foam tips. It's especially relevant if you're constantly having to remove your earphones (like if someone needs to speak with you at work, or the phone rings). Those few seconds for foam to expand don't seem like much, but it can become an issue.
I problem for me as well. But what to do this is life. Usually I use PTH for Shures but not much since it's spoiling SQ a bit.
post #85 of 185
I had a go on a few earphones. it's quite hard o get it dead centre, but it's cheaper and nearly as good as having the Complys.

the only thing is, i didn't cut away the tip entrance, like you see here, so the tips almost close up after a few hours.

post #86 of 185
Do these fall of easily though? you know how many IEM's have that little niche in the tip area, to lock the tip into place.
post #87 of 185
Thread Starter 
As was said earlier 99% of IEMs had a little niche, and if manage to make a hole as small as possible they will not fall off.
post #88 of 185
Great idea shrisha. Thanks for the "tip" and I'll try myself.
post #89 of 185
FYI there was a previous threads on DIY tips:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/hom...s-iems-169789/

I made some from some Flents plugs - they worked well, although I did have trouble getting the hole to be centered.

If you want to try a bunch of different plugs to find the ones that fit you best, these guys sell assortment packs of different brands:
Foam Ear Plug Trial Packs<br><font size="2">Choose from three different packs! Find the best foam ear plugs for your application.</font> - Foam Ear Plugs
post #90 of 185
Haha, this mod is so tempting when I get my SE530's. It's a cheap alternative as well, which makes this a plus
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