Fantastic thread, thanks for posting all this. I got a pair of Vsonic GR02 Bass Editions recently and love them. But my right ear canal is apparently tiny and even the smallest tips provided by vsonic (which are quite small) are uncomfortable enough that I cant wear the headphones in more than a couple hours as my right ear canal becomes bruised from the tip. I've always used comply tips in the past as I've never before found silicone tips small enough to fit and stay in my ear. The smallest vsonic tip stays in my ear and I don't notice until its been in there for a while and the ear canal starts to bruise.Otherwise they are great. Do you have any recommendations on a pair on a pair with even smaller tips?
I considered getting the astrotec am-90s or rock-it r-20s or etymotic mc5 but didn't know if I would be happy with the sound since they all have smaller frequency ranges listed. Honestly the bass in the gr02 BE is more heavy than I really need but I really like that it has such great extension. Budget would be up to $100ish I guess though I do tend to lose my headphones every 4 months or so which is why I was looking at cheaper sets. I also fly at least twice a week so decent isolation would be nice.
Again thanks for making this thread and for any advice you might have. It's an incredible resource.
I have really narrow ear canals too. The smallest tips I've found so far are the Jays silicones. They come in xx-small, but can be hard to find.
If you are in the US or Canada, the only place I know that you can buy them is here: http://stereotypeaudio.com/our-brands/jays/jays-silicon-sleeve-xxs-black.html
Maybe you can find them on eBay. I know that someone posted other places you can get them if you're in Europe, but I don't remember where.
Reading reviews, several people have had luck with them using them on various Vsonic earphones, so I'm sure they will fit the GR02 nozzle. I've read that because the opening is very slightly wider than the Vsonics, they tend to slightly increase the treble emphasis in comparison.
I haven't actually ordered them yet, because the smallest Vsonic tips fit my ears, but just barely. Although, I just bought another earphone, TDK BA200, and I'm considering buying them for that, as none of the stock tips are small enough.
Based on the measurements posted at the website above, the xxs Jays silicones appear to be just a bit smaller than the smallest Vsonics (8.8 mm versus 9-9.5 mm for the Vsonics). Here's a link to a review with pics of the different sizes of Jays silicone eartips. http://anythingbutipod.com/2007/10/jays-q-jays-review/