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post #16 of 23
Yeah, those are the foams we're talking about. They're foam, but shaped more like a silicone tip, and they have a smooth outside surface so they're like a cross between a silicone tip and a foam.
post #17 of 23
thx, appriciate the clarification.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
Initially putting the triflanges can be difficult. In time you will learn to pull your ear in the right place and straighten the ear canal. You should have no problem sliding them in then.
I prefer their sound to that of the foams, but I haven't yet heard the olives of Comply.

I believe that might be true IF your ear canals aren't as strongly curved as mine must be. I think there is something seriously wrong with the Ety tri-flange when it comes to a "universal fit."

I've been required to wear hearing protection for work in plants for nearly 30 years, and never had trouble getting any flanged ear plugs to seal (though some were uncomfortable once sealed well enought to work!) I tried for days to get Ety tri-flanges to seal with no success at all, and believe me, I know how to straighten my ear canal as much as possible.

The Ety tri-flange tip is definitely much stiffer than any of the flanged protective plugs, which I believe to be their huge design flaw.
post #19 of 23
I like the tri-flanges. Bi-flanges seem to "unseal" for me.
post #20 of 23
I kind of don't like the ER-6i's triflanges even though they fit well. I tried the large biflange gel I got from my Klipsch x-10's and they work great, are more comfortable especially due to the softer material, and don't go as deep into my ear. If you don't want to go foam, maybe try the gel tips from Klipsch?
post #21 of 23
Klipsch unfortunately does not yet sell their Eargel tips as a standalone product.
post #22 of 23
I just got my er6i's yesterday, and so far I really like the tips. I too work in a plant that requires hearing protection, so maybe that is why I have no problem with these things.

They don't fit nearly as deep enough to be uncomfortable, and seal really well. I swear I can't hear anything with these babies in, it's almost unsettling.

The only thing I am noticing, is that there really isn't much bass, and everything sounds "bright" I guess. Some songs are almost irritating to listen to, if they have a lot of treble. Would switching tips help bring out the bass a little bit, and maybe smooth out the highs (not too much though)
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
I just got my er6i's yesterday, and so far I really like the tips. I too work in a plant that requires hearing protection, so maybe that is why I have no problem with these things.

They don't fit nearly as deep enough to be uncomfortable, and seal really well. I swear I can't hear anything with these babies in, it's almost unsettling.

The only thing I am noticing, is that there really isn't much bass, and everything sounds "bright" I guess. Some songs are almost irritating to listen to, if they have a lot of treble. Would switching tips help bring out the bass a little bit, and maybe smooth out the highs (not too much though)
Foam tips (olives, complys) should do what you want to the SQ, or just EQ/amp it a little (a fiio takes 3db from highs and adds 3 to lows IIRC)
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