Originally Posted by the_dong146
Honestly - I found that the yellow foamies lifespan was maybe closer to 10% of the black foamies... The yellow ones will be usable but definitely start to deteriorate (probably took them in/out too much, especially after exercise). the pair of black ones I had never really wore out - or even really showed any wear on them.
Any particular reason you're thinking the yellow over the black?
Well, though I plan to start up a gym membership soon, my finances (buying expensive foamies instead
) and the decadence of this time of year probably indicate it'd make sense and be feasible both for me to seriously consider purchase of that in the New Year! So, initially, at least, these aren't gona be used when exercising (unless I decide to go on runs). Is it the sweat of exercise that makes foams used at those times deteriorate quicker? What's the science behind that?
As far as why I'm looking at the yellow over the olives is that I'm goin through a little period of experimenting with various variants that can affect SQ and sonic character and/or presentation, in my portable set-ups. I have, still, due to extended returns parameters at this time of year, an array of 6 DAPs I've been and am still trialing and side-testing with a view to purchasing at least one of them. I have also aquired a set of Klipsch Custom 2's on the cheap from Amazon UK (49.99 GBP marked down from 106 GBP) which tickled my experimental vein out into headphones and their tips, also. Well this purchase coupled with the fact I lost an UE's double-flange tip and had to experiment somewhat with alternatives whilst I debated and the ordered in a replacement batch of those dual-flange silicones. This has just led me to a point where I'm curious and interested in trying out various different tips with the 3 IEM's I own; the Sleek SA6, UE's TF and the Shure SE530's. I have about 6 or 7 pairs of olives as a result of buying a 5 pack and then recieving 2 pairs bundled with the SE530's I aquired. So I have them already. The yellow foams were not bundled and were another option out there I just wanted to sample, really (I know tsarn06 for one has an affinity for them). I am also debating ordering some complys- T-400's and/or T-100's- so I can undergo this little project with most of the options for those 3 different IEM's present. The cost adds up though.