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Shure's Soft Flex Sleeves - looking to identify specific ones

post #1 of 10
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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I've been reading through the archives but I couldn't find any helpful info.

 

A couple of years ago I lost a pair of Shure E3C's that were given to me after using them for a theatre show. They were fitted with what I think is Medium soft flex sleeves. These were the best fitting earphones I've ever had so I was very sad to loose them, now I only have one tip left.

Since then I have been on a search to identify and find the same tip again.
I've bought packs of soft flex sleeves from various sources each time hoping that these would be the ones I was looking for but alas, small changes in the tip design has made them close but not perfect.

Here are some pictures of the progression of the soft flex sleeve.

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The first tip from the left is by far my favourite of the three tips. It has the softest feel of the three and can be recognized easily  by the three indentations from the moulding on top of the tip. These came with the E3C's as was given to me, so I have no idea whether they originally was made for the E3C's or if they are from another Shure IEM.

The second tip is from a pack of EA410M tips that, as I understand it, replaced the discontinued PA758M. These have the same surface as the first tip, but is more rigid and doesn't have the same soft feel as the first tip. Also the bore is smaller than the other two.

The third tip came with a pair of SCL3 bought. The silicone is a bit thicker than the other two, but feels as rigid as tip number two. The main difference is that the surface is very different, it is not as smooth as the other two which leads to a seal that is less than perfect and a feel that is not as comfortable. The bore is larger than the second tip, but slightly smaller than the first.

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Turned inside out we can see more differences in design.

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The first tip has a simple marking of "M" to indicate the size. The second tip has more advanced marking of "84 0966 M" in raised letters and the third tip is marked "7283 - 120 M" which looks almost laser engraved.

 

If anyone can identify the first tip, or give me any info on what I'm looking for it would be greatly appreciated. Even better, if you have one laying around that you would be willing to trade I would be thrilled. I have an abundance of tips to trade, from years of trying to find a match.

post #2 of 10

Great pics, but I have no idea about these. Sorry

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Anyone...?

post #4 of 10

Amazon. Keywords: shure flex sleeves.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

The problem is they only carry one of the two that I don't want. I'm hoping someone has some tips from an old pair of E3C or EC4 lying around that they're not using.
 

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Originally Posted by Hentai11 View Post

Amazon. Keywords: shure flex sleeves.

post #6 of 10

In that case, you could try the FS forums, or pitching some flattery at Shure. Include the contents of your original post, with pictures, so they're clear on what you want.

post #7 of 10

I have the exact same tips you're looking for,the one with the three dots. They came with my E4. I just grabbed my user's guide and looked at the part # for the tip you want and it is indeed PA758. I've never purchased any replacements but there are places online that still list them for sale, whether or not they're exactly the same still i'm not sure. One place to check is sesystems.com Good luck!


Edited by h20buzz - 6/3/10 at 4:04pm
post #8 of 10

Will they fit Shure SE110's?

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Originally Posted by h20buzz View Post

I have the exact same tips you're looking for,the one with the three dots. They came with my E4. I just grabbed my user's guide and looked at the part # for the tip you want and it is indeed PA758.[...]


Thanks! Thats what I thought. The newer ones are called ea410 and replaces the PA758's. Hopefully I'll find an old pack, even though the stores I've found use PA758/ ea410 interchangeably so I'm not completely sure which I'll get.

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Originally Posted by h20buzz View Post
 

I have the exact same tips you're looking for,the one with the three dots. They came with my E4. I just grabbed my user's guide and looked at the part # for the tip you want and it is indeed PA758. I've never purchased any replacements but there are places online that still list them for sale, whether or not they're exactly the same still i'm not sure. One place to check is sesystems.com Good luck!

 

 

I Am also looking for the soft tips also, earphone solutions have the PA758 for sale are these the ones? the softest ones?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321135096677?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2649

 

i also purchased 2 sets of these, one for my 535 and one for my w4r....i donno if either are the right ones

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