Originally Posted by FenderP
I was experimenting with tips on the SB - ....My favorites are the plain silicone ones from FAD (medium size). Compared to everything else, it brings the bass out the best.
firoze - Glad you made a choice you like. I didn't have a ton of time to audition like you did, but after hearing the SBs, I really didn't need to hear the other ones. Maybe the "budget" (and I use that term VERY loosely) ones of the 1601 line are better in some ways since we've both heard the same thing.
Thanks! I've also been experimenting a little with tips, but really, I need to wait for the SB's to fully run in first.
As for the selecting the SB's over the SS, I'm glad I had a second chance to audition them - on my first trip to Akihabara, I was seduced by the more forward mid and upper-bass of the SS and would probably have bought them. However there was something about the SS vs SB nagging me at the back of my mind. But since I was already a bit disoriented with listening so many different earphones that day (SC, SS, SB, e-Q7, Fx-700, CK100, IE7, IE8, Monster etc) and since I also knew that I would be coming back in a couple of days, I didn't buy them that day. Then on my next trip I concentrated only on the e-Q7, SS & SB. Loved the e-Q7's but in the end, for me, it was no match for the FAD's. So then I spent the next 45mins listening only to the SS & SB and finally decided on the SB for the reasons mentioned in my earlier post.