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post #31 of 103
I wish I could try these out. I am thinking I am going to dump my monster earphones and just get universals because I either have trouble with a consistent seal or the tips really hurt my ears.
post #32 of 103
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^^ you might want to get customs. That is the reason I originally tried customs; my ears hurt too much with various tips and eventually developed tender areas which needed cool-down time.

Now, I'm happy with most earphones thanks to foams such as Comply and Supertips, but the latter has a much lesser effect on sound which is nice.
post #33 of 103
I really like Monster's tips (the triflanges that came with my Turbines are my favorite all around tips for neutrally effecting sound), can't wait to get a pair of these.
post #34 of 103
The hybrid foam tips also shipped with my new headphones from Monster that I recently received after returning my first pair because of a defect. At first I only used the gels that were "pre-loaded" I found them comfortable, but the overall balance in the presentation was just not quite there for me. Satisfying, but not spot-on. I attributed this to the IEM itself, until I saw a few threads here on head-fi touting these new hybrid foam tips.

So I ripped open the little packet and slipped on the largest pair that was provided because, typically, I use the larger of the tips of other pairs I've used. But with these tips, I had to use the smaller pair to fit properly in my ear canals where my ER-4s usually sit with large black foams. This ends up working better for me, as the MTPCs with the small hybrid foamies don't protrude from my outer ear when laying down for relaxed listening sessions. So far, so good.

I love the texture of these little white beauties. They're denser than the Comply foamies, but softer than the black scratchy ones I primarily use on my ER-4. They sort of remind me of my Tempurpedic mattress; satisfyingly soft, and pliable, yet reassuringly firm. They also don't collect dust and dirt like the sticky Comply foams, nor do they make my ears sweat or feel hot. Best thing is that they give me that ideal deep seal without feeling like my head is plugged at each side. Basically, I would say that these monster hybrids are the most comfortable foam tips I've used. But what about the sound?

With the new hybrid foamies, the MTPCs mid and upper range come into balance with their full and extended low region. Simply put, they don't sound bass heavy with these tips attached. The mids come forward a bit and the presentation becomes that much more intimate to my ears. I'm loving these MTPCs an awful lot and I'm getting out of them something nearer to what the glowing reviews had been preparing me for. Maybe the term "ear speakers" is a bit more than mere marketing hype.

In summary, I think the MTPCs with the new hybrid foamies are about to become my go-to IEMs. They'd be the first IEMs to dethrone my venerable and trusty ER-4s for top spot as my mobile listening champs - and I've tried my fair share.

Recommendation, if you have any pair of Monster Turbines, from the standard model, thru the Pros to the Miles Davis edition, make sure to tryout the hybrid foamies before you give up these wonderful babies...
post #35 of 103
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Originally Posted by Hyperfluxe View Post
What size do you guys have? Is there even a size...? Because the ones Monster sent me are too small for my ear canal.
When I requested these, Monster didn't ask size. The ones they sent appear to be on the small side (which works for me). Someone alluded to the fact that they got 4 sizes (foam supertips?) with their earphones when they bought them so I'm thinking they come in different sizes. Maybe someone out there can confirm.
post #36 of 103
I just recored my UE tips to fit on my UM3Xs. they are a little loose but with some glue I can fix that easy. Just get a old pair of comply's or whatever, peel the outside off, and stick them inside the new tips.
post #37 of 103
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Originally Posted by Father Schu View Post
When I requested these, Monster didn't ask size. The ones they sent appear to be on the small side (which works for me). Someone alluded to the fact that they got 4 sizes (foam supertips?) with their earphones when they bought them so I'm thinking they come in different sizes. Maybe someone out there can confirm.
You might be referring to me, and I misspoke. I actually received FIVE (5) sizes of the white SupeTips w/ my MTP Coppers. I guess I couldn't count to higher than 4 the other day! I use the 2nd largest size, and they make a very large difference for me. Using the black gel tips make things very muddled; a certain lack of coherence, I guess I could say. I'm already thinking of trying to get more of my size to have as backup.
post #38 of 103
Okay, running around a day and a half listening to the Coppers with the foam hybrids. Wonderful! They seem to work better with highs in the Coppers than the tips did with the highs of the MDs. And I can wear them with a deeper seal. Interesting. Bass and mids balanced somewhat like sfbayarch said. I'm digging these with the Coppers. Going to retry them with the Ortos, although I'm doubting they will beat the sony hybrids on the the Ortos.
post #39 of 103
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Originally Posted by feverfive View Post
You might be referring to me, and I misspoke. I actually received FIVE (5) sizes of the white SupeTips w/ my MTP Coppers. I guess I couldn't count to higher than 4 the other day! I use the 2nd largest size, and they make a very large difference for me. Using the black gel tips make things very muddled; a certain lack of coherence, I guess I could say. I'm already thinking of trying to get more of my size to have as backup.
Wow, five sizes of Supertips? How many tips came with your Coppers, including the triple flange, foam, etc?
post #40 of 103
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Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
Wow, five sizes of Supertips? How many tips came with your Coppers, including the triple flange, foam, etc?
Just did an inventory. I got the following tips w/ my Coppers:

White SuperTips: 5 pairs
Black gel tips: 5 pairs
triple flange: 2 pairs
black Comply foam: 1 pair
black thin silicone: 3 pairs
post #41 of 103
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Originally Posted by SFbayArch View Post
The hybrid foam tips also shipped with my new headphones from Monster that I recently received after returning my first pair because of a defect. At first I only used the gels that were "pre-loaded" I found them comfortable, but the overall balance in the presentation was just not quite there for me. Satisfying, but not spot-on. I attributed this to the IEM itself, until I saw a few threads here on head-fi touting these new hybrid foam tips.

So I ripped open the little packet and slipped on the largest pair that was provided because, typically, I use the larger of the tips of other pairs I've used, but with these tips, I had to use the smaller pair to fit properly in my ear canals where my ER-4s usually sit with large black foams. This ends up working better for me, as the MTPCs with the small hybrid foamies don't protrude from my outer ear when laying down for relaxed listening sessions. So far, so good.

I love the texture of these little white beauties. They're denser than the Comply foamies, but softer than the black scratchy ones I primarily use on my ER-4. They sort of remind me of my Tempurpedic mattress; satisfyingly soft, and pliable, yet reassuringly firm. They also don't collect dust and dirt like the sticky Comply foams, nor do they make my ears sweat or feel hot. Best thing is that they give me that ideal, deep seal, without feeling like my head is plugged at each side. Basically, I would say that these monster hybrids are the most comfortable foam tips I've used. But what about the sound?

With the new hybrid foamies, the MTPCs mid and upper range come into balance with their full and extended low region. Simply put, they don't sound bass heavy with these tips attached. The mids come forward a bit and the presentation becomes that much more intimate to my ears. I'm loving these MTPCs an awful lot and I'm getting out of them something nearer to what the glowing reviews had been preparing me for. Maybe the term "ear speakers" is a bit more than marketing hype.

In summary, I think the MTPCs with the new hybrid foamies are about to become my go-to IEMs. They'd be the first IEMs to dethrone my venerable and trusty ER-4s for top spot as my mobile listening champs - and I've tried my fair share.

Recommendation, if you have any pair of Monster Turbines, make sure to get the hybrid foamies before you give them up...
SF, I'm glad to see you are having the same experience I had. After tolerating Shures for so long, I went to CES 2010 and hit up the Ety booth. After listening to the ER4's I was blown away. This started me on my IEM quest. After hitting up Headfi and ABing the Ety's w/ the Monster Pros, GR8's I am loving these MTPMD's. I got some Coppers on the way to AB b4 I make a final call. Its nice to see so many having the same listening experience to know you aren't crazy.
post #42 of 103
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post
SF, I'm glad to see you are having the same experience I had. After tolerating Shures for so long, I went to CES 2010 and hit up the Ety booth. After listening to the ER4's I was blown away. This started me on my IEM quest. After hitting up Headfi and ABing the Ety's w/ the Monster Pros, GR8's I am loving these MTPMD's. I got some Coppers on the way to AB b4 I make a final call. Its nice to see so many having the same listening experience to know you aren't crazy.
exactly!

and for me, sometimes patience IS a virtue
post #43 of 103
I had just gotten my MTPCs and had mostly settled on the Comply tips when I started reading here more about the SuperTips. Looking in the box, the documentation says there should be only two sizes, but a quick inventory count shows five, as others have reported. The second largest seems to be the best fit for me.

I'm not sure what to think of the sound difference yet, particularly since I'm still acclimating myself to the Coppers as a whole after using my beloved ER-4P/S for years. Having said that, I've found one big advantage to the SuperTips over the Comply foam ones. I often lie in bed at night listening to music, and I often like to lie on my side. The Comply tip tends to compress in my ear in that position, cutting off most of the sound. With the SuperTip, it's easier to lie in that position and still hear.
post #44 of 103
Just finished A/Bing Monster foam hybrid tips on the Coppers and e-Q7. As I suspected, sounds very good on the Coppers but not so good on the Ortos. The foams takes away from the Ortos' bass and seems to emphasize the high-end of the midrange and the rest of the treble. I didn't like the sound at all. I listened through my uDAC connected to my iMac on flat. Sony hybrids are still doing it for me on the Ortos in giving me the right bass, mids and treble. But the foams are good on its intended IEMs, the Copper and Miles Davis...
post #45 of 103
^
have you tried any silicon tips? I suspect monster triple flanges might be good but i don't have access to them sadly (I might try those probably fake monster triple flanges on ebay). I've been using sound magic double flange tips and they sound much better than the hybrids. The e-Q7 with hybrids sounds congested in comparison.

Oh..anyone know if these foam tips will be released anytime soon?
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