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post #76 of 142
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Originally Posted by Edward Ng View Post
I just ordered some Shure triflanges to compare against these RoadRunner Audio ones, to see if there's a difference.

-Ed
Great let me know the comparisons between the roadrunner audio ones (unmodded) and if the latter is better i'll order them.
post #77 of 142
Well, till 5 mins ago my favorite tip was large complies.. but now... NONE!
i ran the frequency test using Large complies and the flex sleeves and found out that the reason the Large complies "Solved" the sibilance and shrillness issue for me was that they muted (or screwed up) the high frequencies (18khz) for not sure what reason exactly. (my guess: the canal of the Comply tips is easily squash able, so the large comply tips might be squashing the canal not letting the sound transfer like it normally should..)
So, what I'm gonna do is.. Sell W3's when i receive my IE8's..
Anyone wanna buy W3's? PM me..
Location: Melbourne
post #78 of 142
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Originally Posted by Jogiya View Post
Well, till 5 mins ago my favorite tip was large complies.. but now... NONE!
i ran the frequency test using Large complies and the flex sleeves and found out that the reason the Large complies "Solved" the sibilance and shrillness issue for me was that they muted (or screwed up) the high frequencies (18khz) for not sure what reason exactly. (my guess: the canal of the Comply tips is easily squash able, so the large comply tips might be squashing the canal not letting the sound transfer like it normally should..)
So, what I'm gonna do is.. Sell W3's when i receive my IE8's..
Anyone wanna buy W3's? PM me..
Location: Melbourne
Trust me, you aren't hearing sibilance at 18kHz. In fact, unless you're very young or have exceptional hearing, you probably aren't hearing anything at 18kHz, especially with IEMs which are typically down around -60db at that point. For proof, look up some response curves for the better IEMs.

I don't mean to preach, but statements such as this do a great disservice to those who read these threads in an attempt to inform themselves.
post #79 of 142
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Originally Posted by Spad View Post
Trust me, you aren't hearing sibilance at 18kHz. In fact, unless you're very young or have exceptional hearing, you probably aren't hearing anything at 18kHz, especially with IEMs which are typically down around -60db at that point. For proof, look up some response curves for the better IEMs.

I don't mean to preach, but statements such as this do a great disservice to those who read these threads in an attempt to inform themselves.
To be sure, Jogiya, could you perform this same test when you receive the IE8? And/or, if you have other IEMs or even other earphones or speakers laying around now besides the Westone 3s that you can test with, try the same test with them now as well--you'll know for sure if it's a limitation to hearing or if it's the equipment specifically.

-Ed
post #80 of 142
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Originally Posted by Jogiya View Post
Well, till 5 mins ago my favorite tip was large complies.. but now... NONE!
i ran the frequency test using Large complies and the flex sleeves and found out that the reason the Large complies "Solved" the sibilance and shrillness issue for me was that they muted (or screwed up) the high frequencies (18khz) for not sure what reason exactly. (my guess: the canal of the Comply tips is easily squash able, so the large comply tips might be squashing the canal not letting the sound transfer like it normally should..)
So, what I'm gonna do is.. Sell W3's when i receive my IE8's..
Anyone wanna buy W3's? PM me..
Location: Melbourne
Sibilance doesn't occur anywhere near the 18khz range, more like somewhere between 4 and 8khz, that you're hearing a roll-off at 18khz isn't surprising, it's likely either you're hearing or the IEM's starting to roll-off naturally or more likely a combination of both.
post #81 of 142
can i revote? :P
post #82 of 142
Changed my vote. Used to be Comply standard, but now it's modded tri-flange (with just stalk trimmed a bit, but not small flange removed).
post #83 of 142
post #84 of 142
And what is the difference between RoadRunner Audio Premium Triple Flange and Triple Flange Sleeves?

There is a short stem version too (Roadrunner)



Shure tips

post #85 of 142
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Originally Posted by kaushama View Post
And what is the difference between RoadRunner Audio Premium Triple Flange and Triple Flange Sleeves?

There is a short stem version too (Roadrunner)



Shure tips

Nothing; I have the almond color ones from Roadrunner, long stem, and the Shure ones, and the only difference is the color, and the length of the stems. The long stem Roadrunner ones should come in at a lower cost per pair and allow for more adjustment of stem length or experimentation with a biflange-only configuration.

-Ed
post #86 of 142
I can get a seal from those Triple flanges and they are the only ones I can use with W3 without sibilance. But my god they are uncomfortable. Distal small flange irritates and tickles my ear canal. I think if I cut it away sibilance would be back
Sugesstions?
post #87 of 142
try bearing with it for a week so..
initially i get irritation as well, but it goes away after about a week..it actually feels alright now
post #88 of 142
Burn in ear canal?
post #89 of 142
I got Future Sonics Earfills silicone tips. They are very comfy. The most comfortable silicon tips, I ever tried. Isolate brilliantly! But Still it gives sibilance. People who do not get sibilance with normal tips, this is the way to go.
post #90 of 142
For triflanges, cut the smallest flange off, rub it in with some bodybutter and let it rest for a night.
After that, it'll be amazing!
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