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post #91 of 142
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Originally Posted by Bonthouse View Post
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!
But if you cut the smallest flange won't it shorten the tip and bring back sibilance?
post #92 of 142
I mean do you just cut the flange from the base or cut it at the tip of mid flange?
post #93 of 142
As I have more Shure tips to play with I cut the smallest flange. Sibilance is back!!!
So at least for me there is no sibilance when I use the longest length stem with the tip. Unfortunately it gives least comfort. But best isolation. It goes really deep into my ear canals.
I will not waste any more ear tips as this is the best tip I can use.
Unless I can tolerate the tip with some time of conditioning W3 has to find another home.
I will do my listening comparing the two with these tips.
post #94 of 142
Instead of cutting off the smallest flange try going the opposite route and trimming down the stock, just do a little bit at a time.
post #95 of 142
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Originally Posted by elnero View Post
Instead of cutting off the smallest flange try going the opposite route and trimming down the stock, just do a little bit at a time.
This is to just keep it going into deepest part of the canal?
post #96 of 142
i am so confused!

by grey tips do people mean the olive? and i always thought the olive were the soft flex..
post #97 of 142
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Originally Posted by kaushama View Post
This is to just keep it going into deepest part of the canal?
Yes and no, it will help with comfort but if you go too far with it the sibilance will come back.
post #98 of 142
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Originally Posted by screwglue View Post
i am so confused!

by grey tips do people mean the olive? and i always thought the olive were the soft flex..
The Olives are not an official name, they're the newer Shure black foam tips which are quite durable and comfortable. They got the nickname before they were officially released because they have a tapered look to them and look a bit like an olive.
post #99 of 142
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Originally Posted by kaushama View Post
As I have more Shure tips to play with I cut the smallest flange. Sibilance is back!!!
So at least for me there is no sibilance when I use the longest length stem with the tip. Unfortunately it gives least comfort. But best isolation. It goes really deep into my ear canals.
I will not waste any more ear tips as this is the best tip I can use.
Unless I can tolerate the tip with some time of conditioning W3 has to find another home.
I will do my listening comparing the two with these tips.
If you get a Westone UM56 custom molded tip, you can get the length to go in deep with good comfort and no sibilance, and if they do have a problem you can still use the UM56 with Shure, Altec Lansing, Klipsch Image X10, and likely others that I haven't tried with the UM56 (maybe ER4). I have pictures of how long mine are in my photo album.
post #100 of 142
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
If you get a Westone UM56 custom molded tip, you can get the length to go in deep with good comfort and no sibilance, and if they do have a problem you can still use the UM56 with Shure, Altec Lansing, Klipsch Image X10, and likely others that I haven't tried with the UM56 (maybe ER4). I have pictures of how long mine are in my photo album.
Where can I buy those? I mean in UK?
post #101 of 142
I am right now using the grey silicone tips. and compared to the other, complys, hard silicone, etc, I mysteriously think that the grey one sounds best. It has the best vocal out of the 10 tips and I found that the bass is quite right, the high is not as good as the hard silicone, but I found that the hard silicone sounds a little bright and do not sound good with my Hornet. I still want to try another tips from different bass, I am thinking about buying either the Image contour gel or Shure Olives. What do you guys think? and forgive me if I cannot describe the sound correctly, I am still new to this field and still in the process of training my ears. hahaha
post #102 of 142
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Originally Posted by Snah View Post
I am right now using the grey silicone tips. and compared to the other, complys, hard silicone, etc, I mysteriously think that the grey one sounds best. It has the best vocal out of the 10 tips and I found that the bass is quite right, the high is not as good as the hard silicone, but I found that the hard silicone sounds a little bright and do not sound good with my Hornet. I still want to try another tips from different bass, I am thinking about buying either the Image contour gel or Shure Olives. What do you guys think? and forgive me if I cannot describe the sound correctly, I am still new to this field and still in the process of training my ears. hahaha
The Image contour gel may be too loose on a Westone 3, as the sound nozzle of the Klipsch is just a little bit bigger. It was a very tight fit to get the Image X10 into my UM56 custom tips.
post #103 of 142
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
The Image contour gel may be too loose on a Westone 3, as the sound nozzle of the Klipsch is just a little bit bigger. It was a very tight fit to get the Image X10 into my UM56 custom tips.
So I think it's better for me to go for Olives right? I actually want to try UM 56, but I had already used the money I have for the earphone itself... BTW, I also saw some post which states that some people are not actually like UM 56. I find this quite strange. Since it is custom, in my sense it should work the best with westone 3. still maybe it's just because of the difference of preferences. I hope when I got the money and able to buy one, I will like it. Cheers!
post #104 of 142
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Originally Posted by Snah View Post
So I think it's better for me to go for Olives right? I actually want to try UM 56, but I had already used the money I have for the earphone itself... BTW, I also saw some post which states that some people are not actually like UM 56. I find this quite strange. Since it is custom, in my sense it should work the best with westone 3. still maybe it's just because of the difference of preferences. I hope when I got the money and able to buy one, I will like it. Cheers!
Doug from Westone uses the Shure black foam tips with his W3 and likes them.

I have medium black foam tips but they don't go deep enough with the W3 to seal, so I will have to try my one pair of large black foam tips which might seal better at the outer part of my ear canal (when I find them, left over from my old SE530). I do find the Westone grey silicone tips seal if I rotate the W3 just a little into my ear, and they sound good. I can get a longer reach with good sound if I use the triple flange with the stalk cut about 3mm shorter. The stock triple flange is too long so they hang out of my ears, and the sound is wrong if I don't trim them, so the treble becomes too plasticky. When I tried my modded triples from my SE530 it didn't work because I had cut both the stalk and the small flange on the tip off, and they were too short.
post #105 of 142
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I have medium black foam tips but they don't go deep enough with the W3 to seal, so I will have to try my one pair of large black foam tips which might seal better at the outer part of my ear canal (when I find them, left over from my old SE530). I do find the Westone grey silicone tips seal if I rotate the W3 just a little into my ear, and they sound good.
You get a seal with the medium grey silicone tips but not with the medium black foam tips? I get a seal with the medium silicone tips but it seems like I will have to go with large black foam tips. It looks like just with a glance from images I've seen that the large black olive foam tip is about the same size as the medium grey silicone tips
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