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post #106 of 367
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Originally Posted by ottoyu34 View Post
Interesting. I usually try not to move with any IEM. so I've never realised.
I mean it feels awkward and i rather avoid it but sometimes is inevitable, but as I said the seal is very tight. With any other any IEM I tend to loss the seal if I laugh or move to much my mouth.
post #107 of 367
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Originally Posted by Bolardito View Post
I mean it feels awkward and i rather avoid it but sometimes is inevitable, but as I said the seal is very tight. With any other any IEM I tend to loss the seal if I laugh or move to much my mouth.
True. I recall I couldn't even move my chin or laugh using universal tips.
post #108 of 367
I have recently tried the Sony Hybrids to no avail. Suffice to conclude that customs is now my only avenue left. Anybody in the Melbourne Australia area know of a good Audiologist that they can recommend?


BTW "Ottoyu34" loved your images in your first post.
post #109 of 367
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Hey thanks for the support.

I will compare the stock tips, cable-down custom, and cable over-ear custom.
Looking at the tracking I shall recieve my remade tips today.
I will post pics.
post #110 of 367
My sleeves just shipped out today; tracker doesn't yet indicate any actual activity yet. Expected delivery as per ACS is the 17th, which means I don't get to test them until the evening of the 20th (I am leaving very early morning the 17th for Pittsburgh and returning the night of the 20th).

-Ed
post #111 of 367
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Originally Posted by Edward Ng View Post
My sleeves just shipped out today; tracker doesn't yet indicate any actual activity yet. Expected delivery as per ACS is the 17th, which means I don't get to test them until the evening of the 20th (I am leaving very early morning the 17th for Pittsburgh and returning the night of the 20th).

-Ed
Good to hear. I realised that my package is not shipped to my door and being held at the local post office. I will have pick them up tomorrow.
post #112 of 367
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Alright.

The main post has been updated with pictures of the new over-ear tips.

Sounds has change slighty. Initially, I would say the soundstage is slighty bigger than the old custom tips. Bass is slighty reduced and more balanced due the drivers being further away. I went back again comparing the stock tips. The difference is quite huge.
post #113 of 367
I received mine today from ACS and although I've only used them for a couple of hours, I'm very impressed.

They fit perfectly, over the ear and are extremely comfortable, creating a perfect seal and I almost forgot that I had them on after a couple of minutes.

The bass on the W3 has improved, as has the treble, but I'll know more once I've given them a week or so, but they look like a sound investment so far.
post #114 of 367
Hmm, they don't stick out that much. What kind of material are these sleeves?
post #115 of 367
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Originally Posted by Big Kev View Post
I received mine today from ACS and although I've only used them for a couple of hours, I'm very impressed.
Great to hear, I actually find that over-ear is more comfortable than the old ones(cable down). The only thing I feel present is the cable wrapped under my chin. The 2nd pair also is easier to insert, but hard to get to the "sweet spot". I would never go back to stock tips, which i tired once today.

Please post a picture of the IEMs. thanks!

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Originally Posted by thechungster View Post
Hmm, they don't stick out that much. What kind of material are these sleeves?
I think that is barely noticable.

I can imagine my friends saying: " Is that glue in your ears?!"

btw, It's soft silicon
post #116 of 367
I've never tried soft silicon :/ It does look like glue I might get these for some isolation and comfort purposes. When I leave the house with my IE8s on, it takes me about 2 minutes to get the IE8s at a right angle and it's annoying.
post #117 of 367
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Originally Posted by ottoyu34 View Post
Great to hear, I actually find that over-ear is more comfortable than the old ones(cable down). The only thing I feel present is the cable wrapped under my chin. The 2nd pair also is easier to insert, but hard to get to the "sweet spot". I would never go back to stock tips, which i tired once today.

Please post a picture of the IEMs. thanks!
I'll never go back either and will post some pics of my red moulds at the weekend.
post #118 of 367
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Originally Posted by thechungster View Post
I've never tried soft silicon :/ It does look like glue I might get these for some isolation and comfort purposes. When I leave the house with my IE8s on, it takes me about 2 minutes to get the IE8s at a right angle and it's annoying.
What other materials you tired?
1-2mins is fine for me. I usually make sure the customs are in the right spot,so I enjoy music for my hour long commute. I hate when you have to adjust the fit once a while.

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Originally Posted by Big Kev View Post
I'll never go back either and will post some pics of my red moulds at the weekend.
Red. looking forward for that.
post #119 of 367
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Originally Posted by ottoyu34 View Post
What other materials you tired?
1-2mins is fine for me. I usually make sure the customs are in the right spot,so I enjoy music for my hour long commute. I hate when you have to adjust the fit once a while.
Well I have tried...
Bose IE tips (I'm just thought of them and I think that these tips are similar to the pics) They also might be the same material as Klipsch ones.
Shure stock tips
Sennheiser stock tips.
I have to adjust so many times since I listen to my music on the bus, then my friends talk to me so I have to pop one out and put them back in, trying to achieve a good angle.
post #120 of 367
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Originally Posted by thechungster View Post
Well I have tried...
Bose IE tips (I'm just thought of them and I think that these tips are similar to the pics) They also might be the same material as Klipsch ones.
Shure stock tips
Sennheiser stock tips.
I have to adjust so many times since I listen to my music on the bus, then my friends talk to me so I have to pop one out and put them back in, trying to achieve a good angle.
No. haha.. those are nothing close to it. It is a much thicker material for sound and isolation. It kind of like hard hot glue.
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