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post #16 of 19

Lick it (no creeper)

 

Or you could try what I'm trialling at the moment, letting a tiny amount of mineral-oil soak into the tips.

post #17 of 19

Custom molds solve most of these problems, and provide better isolation to boot (assuming they are not undersized, which I suspect some firms do to ensure easy insertion). Soft silicone customs allow long listening sessions without chafing or irritation, within or outside the canal.

 

I know not everyone can afford hi-end customs, but the fact is that human anatomy is incredibly varied, making it fairly unlikely for any "universal" design to provide a truly correct fit. And I've had too many "fit kit" tips come off in my ears to ever go that way again.

 

Full disclosure: One of my clients is Sensaphonics.

post #18 of 19

Well, just got my new ER-4Ps, and DAMN... so much more comfortable than the Shures...  Finally, I can ride/sleep with phones in :D

post #19 of 19

I have HF5s with the small Ety triple flanges, and I use saliva, personally.  It doesn't take much, but they go in the ear canal quite a bit easier.  VERY comfortable ear tips, as are the Klipsch gels.

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