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post #46 of 56
Thread Starter 
Eargasm! But there's someone partying in the back...

post #47 of 56
I tried this combo, and i gotta say, it rly does work wonderfully to increase the width of the soundstage! It feels like i'm moved from first row to second or third row, which i like acutally.

Fit is ok, but does get slightly uncomfortable after a while..
If i try a smaller tip, it doesnt isolate properly
post #48 of 56
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your impression!
Uncomfortable after half-an-hour is a sign of improper fit or incompatible tip, you can
try flipping the senn single flange inside out and see if that helps.

BTW, nice picture! Kinda over-sharpened though.
post #49 of 56
I did the tip just like kwang411 only i used medium silicone tip instead of big one. Isolation is far far the best i have with stock tips, sound is great, soundstage is bigger just a bit (this don´t have to be true, to other tips i listened only few minutes so i´m not sure). With stock tips IE8 were unconfortable because of their strange shape, with these it is very confortable.
Sound: i find bass more defined, deeper, more in quantity. Mids maybe recessed just a bit, highs little bit quieter sometimes, a bit better defined. Probably i´ll try to find even better tip somewhere. Interesting thing is that i have small earcanal (don´t know how exactly is it called) so this tip comes to my ear just to first flange so the headphone itself is placed far from my head and it look weird .
post #50 of 56

Oh

my

god.

 

I just tried this with my IE7s.

 

I'm gonna cry.

post #51 of 56

Wow, found this simple tip in a google search, and it has basically changed the way I think of the sound signature of the IE8's.  I purchased these in January, and ever since I've been sort of struggling with these (do I like them? do i not?).  A lot of these had to do with the frustration of finding the right tip, etc

 

Thanks!

post #52 of 56
haha, Decay, and his IE8 tip mods. I wonder where he went off to............. Those were the days.
post #53 of 56
So um, I have ie6s. How the hell do you do this? Does the ie8 have different tips or something?
post #54 of 56

I'd be concerned about one of the tips coming off and getting stuck in my ear.... I had that happen with an Etymotic tri-flange once. Might be a good idea to keep a pair of tweezers handy

post #55 of 56


Happens to me all the time, with all kind of tips unless the fit of the tips are tight. I actually use the plug to get them off my ears when a tweezer isn't handy, it's the price I have to pay for getting a really good seal with most iems....lol. 

Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

I'd be concerned about one of the tips coming off and getting stuck in my ear.... I had that happen with an Etymotic tri-flange once. Might be a good idea to keep a pair of tweezers handy



 

post #56 of 56

Thanks for this thread!

 

The backwards bi-semi-flange-mushroom-thingy with a single flange silicone covering over it gives me the best seal Ive had with the IE8.

Stock tips that came with it gave me a lot of frustration: I couldnt get a full seal with any of them, the only ones that came close were the large foamies.

With this combination (as seen in Kwang411's picture) I get perfect seal and first time i really notice the midbass-bump. (needs a bit EQ'ing for most music).

 

Only downside is they protrude a bit further from the ears but not too badly. Comfort is ok, not perfect but good enough to wear several hours without problems.

I will still probably end up having custom sleeves made but until then this is a good solution.

 

I do wonder what Sennheiser was thinking when they designed the fit for these, cause other IEMs like my akg's I can just shove in and get a perfect fit/seal every time, but with the IE8 it turns into a serious challenge for me, which is pretty frustrating. I dont think my ears are very weird but I do think the ' flap' that starts at the face-side and goes towards covering part of the earhole is a bit larger for me then average. I guess that gets in the way of the rather large housings of the IE8, pressing them out of place enough to prevent a seal.

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