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Does ER4 tips fit on the RE0?

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Having used the RE0 + Shure black tips every day on the subway to school. I am increasingly fed up about the lack of isolation on my RE0 on the subway, as I find myself turning up the volume up quite a bit just to hear dialogue. Also, I hear no bass and detail because of the background noise. I decided to use my old E2c with white silicon tips today to hear the difference in sound quality and level of isolation. I've always known my Shures isolate more, but I didn't expect a huge difference I heard today. It was almost silent. I heard the dialogue without turning up the volume 20% higher, and my music had bass!

 

Unforunately I ran out of the white tips, and the black tips suck, with the supplied RE0 tips being even worse. I heard Etymotic ER4 has the best non custom mold tip isolation out there. Does ER4's triple flanged tips fit on the RE0? Is there a cheaper place to buy the tips other than from Etymotics? $15 + 10 USD for shipping for 5 pairs of tips is VERY hard to justify to parents.

 

I estimate the background noise I deal with on the subway is around 80-90dB. Using RE0 + Shure black tips lowers it to around 60-70dB (but I listen to music at this volume). E2c + silicon tips lowers it to around 45-55dB.

 

I love the E2c's shape. It fit my ears PERFECTLY like it is custom molded for me, and it also helps block around 5dB more noise. Too bad they don't sound as good as my RE0.

 

EDIT: Does Shure's triple flange tips work on the RE0? How do they compare to Etymotic's tips?


Edited by chengbin - 6/3/10 at 4:56pm
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Anybody?

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No, the ER4 tips will not work on the RE0.  The nozzle for the Ety is narrow compared to the wide nozzle on the RE0.

 

The Shure tips will probably give you the best isolation.  I've tried the appropriate Comply tips,  however the Comply tips don't sound very good with the RE0's for some reason.  They muffle the sound too much for me.  Comply tips give the best isolation in my experience, better than silicone, flanged or not.

 

The best I've found (thanks to rec. from Joker) was the Sony hybrids.  However, the isolation isn't the greatest with them.  Still give 'em a try.

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Monster triples, long Head Direct doubles (You should have these. Aren't they working for you?) and decored Olives are usually my first attempts.

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Originally Posted by RASeymour View Post

No, the ER4 tips will not work on the RE0.  The nozzle for the Ety is narrow compared to the wide nozzle on the RE0.

 

The Shure tips will probably give you the best isolation.  I've tried the appropriate Comply tips,  however the Comply tips don't sound very good with the RE0's for some reason.  They muffle the sound too much for me.  Comply tips give the best isolation in my experience, better than silicone, flanged or not.

 

The best I've found (thanks to rec. from Joker) was the Sony hybrids.  However, the isolation isn't the greatest with them.  Still give 'em a try.

 

When you say the Shure tips will give the best isolation, does that mean it beats the ER4 tips, assuming if it works?


 

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Originally Posted by Hentai11 View Post

Monster triples, long Head Direct doubles (You should have these. Aren't they working for you?) and decored Olives are usually my first attempts.

 

The supplied double flange tips have really bad isolation. Maybe it's not bad, but Shure's are just really great isolators, and coming from them, it'll be hard.
 


Edited by chengbin - 6/4/10 at 4:32pm
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will the shure triple flanges fit on the RE0?

post #7 of 11

if you dont mind, you can get industrial earmuffs from your local hardware store and put them over your iems, the combination of the iem's isolation and the isolation from the ear muffs.... its just incredible...

btw how are the re0's?

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Originally Posted by Bblitz View Post

will the shure triple flanges fit on the RE0?


I want to know too. I will find out eventually when I go to my local audio store. I'll also audition the entire Shure line as well while I'm at it. I'm especially interested on how the SE530 will sound.

 

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Originally Posted by iemmustiane View Post

if you dont mind, you can get industrial earmuffs from your local hardware store and put them over your iems, the combination of the iem's isolation and the isolation from the ear muffs.... its just incredible...

btw how are the re0's?


The RE0 isn't as good as I thought. It is an improvement over my previous Shure E2c, but not a night and day difference I thought it would be. At $79 it is very good. 

 

Also, how much smaller are the tips? The nozzle of the tips that come with the RE0 is pretty darn small, especially the black ones, which are almost impossible to put on. How's the isolation and comfort of the Shure and Monster tips? Which one is better?


Edited by chengbin - 6/4/10 at 4:27pm
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So does the Monster triple flange work on the RE0? I'll buy it off ebay if it does.

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bump, again

post #11 of 11

Yes.

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