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post #361 of 1518
Very easy to wear over the ear and great cable.
post #362 of 1518
No, you do not swap them, they wouldn't fit right or sound right.
post #363 of 1518
They are not angled. The circular housing is on the same axis as the nozzle so swapping them is not problem. But to wear them cord-down you have to turn them 90 degrees. I illustrated this a long time ago with a photo:

post #364 of 1518
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Originally Posted by germanturkey View Post
but if one wears them down, since these are angled (i think?) you'd have to swap them to get a correct fit, which leads to having the music sound not right?

i don't care though, i'll wear them over the ears, since i found that surprisingly comfortable when trying it out.
You can swap them to get a slightly more flush fit when wearing down. You can also wear them down normally. Like vorlon1 said, these are meant to go over-the-ear. They sound best over-the-ear, and they provide a solid seal with the best isolation when worn over-the-ear. Also, no microphonics. I find them comfortable no matter which way I wear them, but over-the-ear is the best way to go.

Edit: Looks like everyone else beat me to it.
post #365 of 1518
haha, so many responses. thanks for the info. well, the waiting begins. hopefully they'll be here by friday. free ground shipping from NJ to Buffalo. so its not that horrible. here's hoping stereoheadphonestore doesn't screw this up.
post #366 of 1518
heh ur pretty lucky if u were able to test them out...never been able to try out iems before purchasing. i actually dont find straight down as comfortable but probably due to not being able to get a fit straight down as easily
post #367 of 1518
hmm, interesting story. i had inquired through alltec about price matching, but they were slow to respond, so i ordered them through stereoheadphonestore (which apparently is an affiliate). Then, this morning, i got an email from alltec saying the item is out of stock until March. which begs the question, why the freak didn't they update the website...

anywho, my order is currently cancelled and they told me to call them back in march to see what's up.
post #368 of 1518
although I had no fit issues with the stock tips or sony hybrids, I decided to try the shure tri flanges that tstarn06 has been raving about after getting the tip from mp3

after wedging them on, the first thing I noticed was the volume was much higher than with the other tips and there was much more bass impact and a fuller low end but less sparkle with the highs.

as I bought a six piece pack, I figured there was no downside to cutting off the top flange which i did which returned the highs to how they sounded with the stock/hybrid tips but retained the hetter lower end that the triples provided.


while they sounded great with the stock/hybrids and I had a great fit, these double flanges have taken them to new level of excellence.

kudos to mp3 and tstarn06!
post #369 of 1518
Thanks (and thanks to mp3 again), and I have some spare bi-flanges (from old W3 days) around here. I think I tried them once but preferred the tri-flange sound. Will try then again. Either way, how bout that bass? It's there, for sure.

If you can tolerate the flange tips (and if they fit), I don't think there is a better way to hear the CK10s - either with the tri or bi. And I also believe it's something many CK10 reviewers miss out on.
post #370 of 1518
The bass is better in both quality and quantity with the drums sounding more natural which james444 said was a weakness again.

as noted I bought the triples but cut (actually bit caz I was on the train) the top flange off.

now I really know for myself when those like you say tips can make a world of difference.

thanks again!
post #371 of 1518
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Thanks (and thanks to mp3 again), and I have some spare bi-flanges (from old W3 days) around here. I think I tried them once but preferred the tri-flange sound. Will try then again. Either way, how bout that bass? It's there, for sure.

If you can tolerate the flange tips (and if they fit), I don't think there is a better way to hear the CK10s - either with the tri or bi. And I also believe it's something many CK10 reviewers miss out on.
The Shures do give the fullest sound in my opinion after trying out a bunch of tips here. I might cut the top flange off my Shures since the tri goes in way too deep than what I am comfortable with when worn over-the-ear. I have really large ear canals as you can tell since I use the largest tips I can find in my comparison. Though not sure if I will since it is my only pair of tips, and I don't know if the sound will noticeably change or not.

Also, the seal and isolation is ridiculous with these. All the other tips, I can hear myself type unless I play some music. With the Shures, I can't hear my keystrokes or anything else going on in the house without any music playing!

Now I know why you like them. Like you said, the Shure tri-flanged tips are definitely worth trying.
post #372 of 1518
^^ too bad they're out of them on shure's site not like i have a pair of ck10s to try it with though. even frownier

do the tips come in different sizes? or is it like all mediums or something?
post #373 of 1518
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Originally Posted by germanturkey View Post
^^ too bad they're out of them on shure's site not like i have a pair of ck10s to try it with though. even frownier

do the tips come in different sizes? or is it like all mediums or something?
All the same size.
post #374 of 1518
^I also have large and deep canals. cutting of the top also resulted in no loss of isolation from external noise and made them much more comfortable to have in my ears.
post #375 of 1518
Anyone know a store that has these right now?
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