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Are there any secrets to getting a good seal with the w3? Bought some for my father for Xmas and just found out he wasn't able to get any kind of seal so it has been bassless. I can't seam to get a seal either with any of the provided options. Help, is there anything like the tf10 flip mod needed to make these work?

You are doing something wrong.  Westone IEMs are the easiest to fit.  Read the manual on how to insert a tip.  Use foam complys tips with W3.  Best fit and sound.

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Some people find they seal with a shallow insertion but if pushed in too deep then the seal is lost.  So, I say to start inserting them 1mm at a time, until you find a spot where the tips grab the walls of the ear canal without falling out, with a concurrent drop in ambient sound coming in (so do it with music off maybe).

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