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I'm considering buying these Chinese Shure knock off olive tips for my UM3X phones. Are there any cons related to using knock off tips?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pairs-Round-Earbuds-tips-replacement-shure-e4c-e5c-e3c-e4g-headphones-/170858746870?clk_rvr_id=367766710609&mfe=sidebar

 

Thank You,

 

Milan
 

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Originally Posted by rockphantom View Post

I'm considering buying these Chinese Shure knock off olive tips for my UM3X phones. Are there any cons related to using knock off tips?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pairs-Round-Earbuds-tips-replacement-shure-e4c-e5c-e3c-e4g-headphones-/170858746870?clk_rvr_id=367766710609&mfe=sidebar

 

Thank You,

 

Milan
 

no just make sure you wash off the vile flesh eating chemical mold release they useeek.gif

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no just make sure you wash off the vile flesh eating chemical mold release they useeek.gif

 

Would bathing these Chinese tips in bleach do the trick?

 

Milan

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I have both the Earsonics SM3 V2's and the UM3X RC's. After listening to each for a couple hours, I highly preferred the SM3s as they sounded much cleaner and had better clarity overall. However, my UM3X's sounded very muddy for some reason. I am using the stock comply tips for the UM3X's and stock double flanges for the SM3s. Could the comply's be at fault? If so, which tip do you guys think works best with the UM3X?

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Originally Posted by lawlz View Post

I have both the Earsonics SM3 V2's and the UM3X RC's. After listening to each for a couple hours, I highly preferred the SM3s as they sounded much cleaner and had better clarity overall. However, my UM3X's sounded very muddy for some reason. I am using the stock comply tips for the UM3X's and stock double flanges for the SM3s. Could the comply's be at fault? If so, which tip do you guys think works best with the UM3X?

yup, try the gray mushroom tips, they did it for me!

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Originally Posted by lawlz View Post

I have both the Earsonics SM3 V2's and the UM3X RC's. After listening to each for a couple hours, I highly preferred the SM3s as they sounded much cleaner and had better clarity overall. However, my UM3X's sounded very muddy for some reason. I am using the stock comply tips for the UM3X's and stock double flanges for the SM3s. Could the comply's be at fault? If so, which tip do you guys think works best with the UM3X?

 

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yup, try the gray mushroom tips, they did it for me!

 

Yeah, I have a feeling the stock Complys are the reason that many people dislike the UM3X. Use the silicone tips (even the biflanges from the SM3) or Shure Olives. It really opens up the treble and tightens the bass.

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Yeah, I have a feeling the stock Complys are the reason that many people dislike the UM3X. Use the silicone tips (even the biflanges from the SM3) or Shure Olives. It really opens up the treble and tightens the bass.

 

Wow, thanks for the awesome tip! I just pulled out the replacement set of bi-flanges that came with my SM3's and the UM3X's sound MUCH MUCH better! Sounds very identical to the SM3s now...although I can tell there are differences. Will need to test them both again thoroughly! Thanks again!

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Wow, thanks for the awesome tip! I just pulled out the replacement set of bi-flanges that came with my SM3's and the UM3X's sound MUCH MUCH better! Sounds very identical to the SM3s now...although I can tell there are differences. Will need to test them both again thoroughly! Thanks again!

 

The first time I owned the UM3X, it only came with the Complys. I sold it thinking that the recessed treble was part of the sound signature. Very glad I decided to give them another try.

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Originally Posted by lawlz View Post

I have both the Earsonics SM3 V2's and the UM3X RC's. After listening to each for a couple hours, I highly preferred the SM3s as they sounded much cleaner and had better clarity overall. However, my UM3X's sounded very muddy for some reason. I am using the stock comply tips for the UM3X's and stock double flanges for the SM3s. Could the comply's be at fault? If so, which tip do you guys think works best with the UM3X?

Foam is probably the culprit. I preferred the UM3x over the SM3 V1 olives/olives due to fit and overall signature. That said, I prefer the V2's removable cable and sound with the dual flanges. Foam attenuates treble for me due to my narrow ear canals, but is great for isolation. Try the Westones without foam to be fair 

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Foam is probably the culprit. I preferred the UM3x over the SM3 V1 olives/olives due to fit and overall signature. That said, I prefer the V2's removable cable and sound with the dual flanges. Foam attenuates treble for me due to my narrow ear canals, but is great for isolation. Try the Westones without foam to be fair 

Does anybody know where I can purchase the Shure Olives? I did a google search but came up with various Shure tips.

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Does anybody know where I can purchase the Shure Olives? I did a google search but came up with various Shure tips.

http://www.soundearphones.com/products/shure-black-foam-tips

 

http://www.earphonesolutions.com/shpalablfosl.html

 

Is this what you guys are talking about? The "Shure Black Foam Tips/PA910"

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http://www.soundearphones.com/products/shure-black-foam-tips

 

http://www.earphonesolutions.com/shpalablfosl.html

 

Is this what you guys are talking about? The "Shure Black Foam Tips/PA910"

Yes, the whole Shure Olives things confused me for years.  I was expecting to see some green tips.  Until some long unused brain cells turned on one day and let me in on the secret that olives come in different colors including black, like Kalamata. biggrin.gif

 

Hey maybe we should start calling them Shure Kalamatas! 

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These are the Shure Olives: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shure-EASFX1-10M-Medium-Med-Flex-Sleeves-5-pr-/200791045432

 

Best deal I have seen for 5 pairs of official Shure olives.

I plan to buy a box soon.

 

Milan
 

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These are the Shure Olives: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shure-EASFX1-10M-Medium-Med-Flex-Sleeves-5-pr-/200791045432

 

Best deal I have seen for 5 pairs of official Shure olives.

I plan to buy a box soon.

 

Milan
 

Semantics, Shurmantics, see how we get confused!

 

Black olives vs Shure flex.

 

Here is a good pictoral primer on the differences.  Scroll down to second set of pics:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/304963/fyi-various-iems-tips-pictorial-comparison-updated-sept-29th-2011

 

What you have in your post seem to be the Shure Flex which are very similar to the Westone mushroom tips.  Wonder why all the food names?

 

And to think this is the meat of my 1000 post, meh.

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Originally Posted by bixby View Post

Semantics, Shurmantics, see how we get confused!

 

Black olives vs Shure flex.

 

Here is a good pictoral primer on the differences.  Scroll down to second set of pics:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/304963/fyi-various-iems-tips-pictorial-comparison-updated-sept-29th-2011

 

What you have in your post seem to be the Shure Flex which are very similar to the Westone mushroom tips.  Wonder why all the food names?

 

And to think this is the meat of my 1000 post, meh.

 


Thank you for the clarification!

To me the "mushrooms" looked like olives, so I thought they were in fact olive tips.

However, after viewing the photo in the tip thread, it's very obvious that the olive tips are very different.

Personally, I am happy with the Westone Mushroom tips, and still plan to buy the Shure Flex sleeves.

Although, it would not hurt for me to experiment with the different sleeves included with the UM3X before buying.

 

Milan

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