Originally Posted by userrname
I bought the GR07 MK2 (first IEM ever), I tried all the tips and not a single one made me feel comfortable wearing it. The sound with the right tip for me is great, but in terms of comfortability is a pain in the ass. I don't get how anyone can wear these for more than 30 minutes without discomfort. I've been recomended the Comply Comfort tips but im scared I will buy them for nothing and I have the possibility to return the GR07 and get the money back so... I think I will not risk it. I just want to buy an earbud (or whatever you call this, an earphone that doesn't need you to stick the tip INSIDE your ear canal), it has to sit comfortably outside the ear and barely be noticeable so I can wear them for a long time. It also has to have the best isolation and sound quality possible WITHOUT compromising comfortability.
It would be great if they are good enough to produce with them besides casual usage. I have headphones as my main weapon for production but the headband gives me a headache after a while, so I want to take rests with a super comfortable non-headband device at night (i cant use speakers at night)
In terms of comfort I don't think anything beats the Yuin PK line, but it depends on the size of your ear entrance. If you have big ear entrance you might find the bigger earbuds as comfortable, in which case, judging by the appreciation of everyone I know which tried them, the best buy right now might be the Sennheiser MX 985. If you have ears like mine, you will prefer the Yuin PK3 (cheaper and don't need amp), or the Yuin PK1 (better but as expensive as MX 985 and people say it needs a good amp), but it might be worth it if you plan to produce music with them. Another thing I dislike on the Sennheiser are the controls on the cable which add some weight and might get trapped in clothes, but this is a personal annoyance as it seems.
NOTE: Take my advise with a grain of salt because it is mostly based on what I read here and in my experience with the following headphones: Yuin PK3 (2 pairs), Sennheiser MX560 (2 pairs), Sennheiser CX300, Audio Technica ATH M-50 and AKG K550.
Edited by aristidesfl - 10/9/13 at 3:06pm