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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by firoze View Post
The Final Audio Design FI-DC1601 series. Very expensive, but possibly the best earphones money can buy. They have the Shallow fit you require. But they are non-isolating; good for indoor listening only.
You should elaborate on these, I'm intrigued. The only website I saw was in Japanese, with a couple crappy pics.
post #17 of 28
I had the SF3s and, while it was an excellent IEM for the money, I would not say they are shallow fit at all, nor are any of the other UEs.

xWhatever in the IE series...I have the IE7s, now those are shallow fit.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by PopArtist View Post
I had the SF3s and, while it was an excellent IEM for the money, I would not say they are shallow fit at all, nor are any of the other UEs.

xWhatever in the IE series...I have the IE7s, now those are shallow fit.
Im wearing them right now.

Zune 30gb > Tomahawk > SF3

They sound good, but theyre not shallow.
post #19 of 28
maybe you should try switching to short tips that work well with shallow insertion.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by logwed View Post
You should elaborate on these, I'm intrigued. The only website I saw was in Japanese, with a couple crappy pics.
Hi, I am compiling a in-depth report on them, hoping to post it here in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, in case you have not already read them, here are links to discussions on the FAD's:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/w...hi-lol-458719/

Impressions of the Final Audio Design FI-DC1601SS inner earphone – cold hard steel | TouchMyApps

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/f...blings-473263/

Hope this helps...
post #21 of 28
x14 on the Senns, CXanything, or IEanything.

or, cannibalize the Senn tips, which will make nearly anything (Turbines, Denons, JVC, Head Direct) shallow-insert.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
Soundmagic PL50. Decent budget IEMs, very comfortable, average isolation.
+1 on this recommendation. Very comfy, good iso, and great all-arounders for $49 (shipped)!
post #23 of 28
@ OP: I really don't recommend Sennheiser CX series. They just don't sound very good at all. Super.fi 3 does not go in as deep and some others, but it is not exactly a shallow insertion IEM either. I think RE0 will be your best bet. They have the best sound for under $100-$150 in an IEM + a comfortable, shallow fit. They blow the Senn CX series out of the water in sound quality and also beat good budget armatures like PL50 and Super.fi 3 easily IMO. RE0 is just great all around - it has accurate, neutral bass, smooth midrange, fully extended treble and a level of clarity, detail and separation unmatched by any other headphone near that price.
post #24 of 28
IE8 - great IEMs with great fit (for me)
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by klekk View Post
IE8 - great IEMs with great fit (for me)
IE8 as well as IE7 will have problematic fit for some ears. I have ears of average size and shape, pretty normal I think and the IE8, but especially the IE7 don't fit my ears well at all - they keep on sliding out with even the slightest movement of my head.
post #26 of 28
I have heard several others with the same problem as you "pianist" and i guess i was lucky. It took some time to find the right tips to make it fit. Now using the dual flangs(?). and they work great. I even use them while jogging. I would suggest you to try the ie 8 (or ie7) before you buy to see if they fit you. The standard tip that is attaches was a no go for me.
post #27 of 28
My IE8 stay firmly in place as well but I did play around with alot of tips to get the right fit. I now use either the included senn single flange large of a pair of UE large single flanges I have kicking around. The UE reduce the bass a bit and expand the sound stage so they get the most use.
post #28 of 28
IE7 and IE8 are both awesome choices for shallow. But I find the Westones are great for shallow fit, too. That is one of the things I like most about the Westone brand.
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