Well, you can all have a good laugh... I don't care!! This is Head-Fi, and embarrassing audio stories belong
Briefly, the W3 was just too big for my ears. So I listed them, sold them, packed them, thought vaguely about the small tips, opened the package, tried the small silicons... and, ohhhh, hey presto... they fitted! Something about the size of them made the earpiece less intrusive in my ears. I didn't even think to try the small tips, since I nearly aways use mediums.
But I'd already sold them, so I took a loss (as I paid express shipping and customs etc) - and then just re-bought them again earlier this evening. It works out that one pair of W3 has cost me £392 ($572)
And yes, I could have waited till they were in stock in the UK in a couple of weeks, and saved about $100... but the truth is, once I really REALLY heard how they sounded, with the small tips (which I never use), I knew I had to get them again
, and there was no way in hell I was waiting an extra few days to save money.
There are so many reviews already, that I'm not going to go over the same old stuff. But tomorrow, I'll just explain why I prefer them to my TF10 and the IE7/8. I always maintained I would never give up my TF10 unless something equally good was available in a smaller package.
And this is why my TF10 will be up for sale soon
Oh, and the moral of this story is... trying ALL the tips could save you a small fortune! And if anyone thinks to say, 'You should have tried all the tips...' - my response will be, yeah, hindsight is a wonderful thing