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post #466 of 785
Funny, but despite my dislike overall for the TF10, I never had fit issues with it. Could my ear canals be larger than I think they are? Wow!! lol. Never thought of myself as having large or small ears. Mmmmmm?
post #467 of 785
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
Funny, but despite my dislike overall for the TF10, I never had fit issues with it. Could my ear canals be larger than I think they are? Wow!! lol. Never thought of myself as having large or small ears. Mmmmmm?
Meh, it varies from person to person. I use medium tips from all of my IEMs and got a quick, perfect fit with the Triples every time. I think it has to do with the size/shape of your ear canals themselves. Although the 10s are shallow insertion, the discomfort caused by the bulge on the IEM's body might be dependent on this.

I sold mine so I can't really pick some up and test them out :/
post #468 of 785
^ same, imo the tf10 are pretty comfortable with a great fit, i could get a good seal easily all the time.
post #469 of 785
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
@ Somnambulist: Sorry for the hindrance, happy to be of help!

@ h1a8: They both have different sound signatures and you will hear things differently with both, for the most part. I find the SM3's combination of balance, smoothness, 3D presentation with amazing width, detail, bass power, dynamics, and true to the recording presentation to make most of my music extremely involving and fun. Of course there are some tracks that are boring and therefore are boring on the SM3, but I now skip those

Speaking of an armature with a great soundstage, I too have been looking for IE8 soundstage width but a better overall presentation. I thought that is you had the soundstage width, you would in turn lose the depth. The GR8 actually has a pretty large soundstage when matched with a good source (DAC and amp that can convey the info), and the CK10 has a great 3D presentation. But I was truly amazed, and am now extraordinarily happy that the SM3 has both the width and the depth/height I have been looking for. Plus, the bass isn't light by any means, it is powerful and reverberant, but still fast and controlled. Faster and more controlled than the FX700. More reverberant than the other BA's I own.

It does have a very full sound, and compared to others such as the CK10, e-Q7, and even the FX700 to an extent. But the integration across the spectrum is also amazing. When I got the FX700, I thought it was extremely good, but as James444 had said, the e-Q7 also was a keeper because it is very different and does some things better than the FX700. The SM3 has made them both expendable to me. I will be either selling my FX700 soon or loaning it out. But 2 of the 3 people I would loan it to have already said no, and all three have the SM3 on order.

I am thinking I want to either get another SM3 as a backup or get an EM3Pro.

My final thought is the FX700 is an exceptional IEM, very detailed, awesome bass, and great soundstage width. I would say the best low end of any IEM I have heard save 1. And the best for any dynamic. You already know what I think of the SM3
I wonder how would this SM3 compete against the customs like the Jh13, JH16 and the EM3Pro....I have read very good impressions on the EM3Pro.
post #470 of 785
On that note, are there any pictures of the FX700 in an ear out there? I've heard that it's pretty large, and it certainly looks the part. There are some pictures of the FX500 on TouchMyApps, but the bulge caused by the bigger driver might make a difference. Pictures, anyone?
post #471 of 785
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Originally Posted by JeFFz View Post
^ same, imo the tf10 are pretty comfortable with a great fit, i could get a good seal easily all the time.
Yea. Sadly that comfort doesn't last as long as it does with most of the other IEMs out there. I think that's where it looses out. Ultimately it boils down to the horrible ergonomics of the phone.
post #472 of 785
I didn't really have fit issues with them. It was the pain after taking it off that ultimately made me get rid of them along with their sound. My CK10 trashes them in fit/comfort and probably every other iem I have tried.
post #473 of 785
...A minute ago I swapped out my tf10 for the old cx300 just to remember what comfortable buds truly feel like. It's not that the tf10's nozzle's too large, I can live with that.. It's that with the flip mod (w/o it seal is horrible), the butt of the bud hits the C-shaped inner rim of my ear. The antihelix I guess? It leaves it red within minutes and wakes the nerves up in there after several minutes making me wanna adjust the bud with little luck. The tf10 also makes my outer ear canal area itchy, rotating the tf10 around and back fixes it but this is a bit much for an ear bud...
post #474 of 785
for the people who own (or going to) the SM3, where do you guys order it?
post #475 of 785
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Originally Posted by tr4visphu0ng View Post
for the people who own (or going to) the SM3, where do you guys order it?
Right there :

EarSonics online store
post #476 of 785
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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Post
On that note, are there any pictures of the FX700 in an ear out there? I've heard that it's pretty large, and it certainly looks the part. There are some pictures of the FX500 on TouchMyApps, but the bulge caused by the bigger driver might make a difference. Pictures, anyone?
Pics in ear

Not a good example though. Hope owners of these will post some pics of their own.
post #477 of 785
I found a UK dealer that has the SM3 and seems legit:
Radio Microphones , In Ear Monitors , Headphones and Accessories
I think they charge a more reasonable shipping price compare to the official store.
post #478 of 785
Oh so there are dealers for Earsonics product?
post #479 of 785
Most likely, but they're not usually well-known. There used to be an alternative one in France but they shut down.
post #480 of 785
How can a product this good is not well known, I blame bad marketing )
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