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post #91 of 1380
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

One thing that is interesting with the new tips and some of the other ones I have tried recently is differences in how they sound depending on how my head is tilted. If I look straight forward versus down the music sounds much cleaner and louder, not sure what this means but it is definitely interesting.


 

That has happened to me, but only when they have not been seated properly... ??

Bloodflow and ear canal expansion?

post #92 of 1380

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

One thing that is interesting with the new tips and some of the other ones I have tried recently is differences in how they sound depending on how my head is tilted. If I look straight forward versus down the music sounds much cleaner and louder, not sure what this means but it is definitely interesting.


Then maybe looking upward would give you ultimate clarity? Just don't try it in traffic.

post #93 of 1380

Just to reiterate my discovery - the Sensorcom double flange tips, with the stalk trimmed a little, have proven the best all round tips for me with the SM3. They fit perfectly and have that wide opening that provides perfect frequency response across the board.

 

Sensorcom's website says the following about them:

They do have a special feature that should make them a real alternative to all of the eartips we list for headphones: that is that the sound exit port flares out to about double the diameter from front to back. In an ideal acoustic path this almost exactly how it should be configured and should improve the audio quality of any in-ear headphone - especially the high frequencies.

 

http://www.sensorcom.com/product.asp?P_ID=1142&PT_ID=348

post #94 of 1380

Sounds almost like an acoustic horn.

post #95 of 1380
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Originally Posted by Bennyboy71 View Post

Just to reiterate my discovery - the Sensorcom double flange tips, with the stalk trimmed a little, have proven the best all round tips for me with the SM3. They fit perfectly and have that wide opening that provides perfect frequency response across the board.

 

Sensorcom's website says the following about them:

They do have a special feature that should make them a real alternative to all of the eartips we list for headphones: that is that the sound exit port flares out to about double the diameter from front to back. In an ideal acoustic path this almost exactly how it should be configured and should improve the audio quality of any in-ear headphone - especially the high frequencies.

 

http://www.sensorcom.com/product.asp?P_ID=1142&PT_ID=348

I may try these at some point, they do look very interesting, unfortunately they charge a ton to ship these to Canada so I haven't been in a big rush to get them.

 

post #96 of 1380

I got a pair of those Sensorcom tips when I got my SM3. I have butchered them a bit by trimming the stalk a bit too much but they are now my preferred universal tip. I took the plunge and ordered some more from Sensorcom. They really do open the sound up and help bring out the highs in more detail. I like that I can't detect even a hint of sibilance with the SM3 but they do sound slighlty rolled off. It doesn't at all bother me like it does with the SE530.

 

I can now understand why all of the head-fiers who prefer dynamic driver iems, enjoy the SM3. The bass sounds like it is being produced by a finely tuned dynamic driver. The only other BA iem I have heard produce bass like a dynamic driver are my TF11 customs. Probably a first for a universal BA iem.

post #97 of 1380

anyone from the UK willing to buy these for me and ship them? the tips cost 5 pounds but the shipping is 12 pounds! For the weight of these I am pretty sure they can be shipped for no more than a pound or two.

post #98 of 1380
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Originally Posted by Bennyboy71 View Post

Just to reiterate my discovery - the Sensorcom double flange tips, with the stalk trimmed a little, have proven the best all round tips for me with the SM3. They fit perfectly and have that wide opening that provides perfect frequency response across the board.

 

Sensorcom's website says the following about them:

They do have a special feature that should make them a real alternative to all of the eartips we list for headphones: that is that the sound exit port flares out to about double the diameter from front to back. In an ideal acoustic path this almost exactly how it should be configured and should improve the audio quality of any in-ear headphone - especially the high frequencies.

 

http://www.sensorcom.com/product.asp?P_ID=1142&PT_ID=348


The tips cost £6.00 (including VAT) but unfortunately, they charge a whopping £8.00!! shipping within the EU ("Shipped by Royal Mail International") when in actual fact it doesn't even cost £2.00 by Registered Post - I know this for a fact. Just last week I ordered a much more expensive and heavier item form HandHeldAudio (also based in the UK) and they charged £5.00 shipping by Registered Post.

post #99 of 1380

Thats insane, I think I'll call them next week and see if they will ship using first class mail for a reasonable rate, otherwise I will have to find another vendor.

post #100 of 1380

^^ Actually that's not all. They also add VAT (@17.5%) to the shipping so, within the EU shipping is £9.40, and £4.54 within the UK!

 

EDIT: I added 5 items, then 10 items to the basket and shipping charges reamain the same, ie same price whether you purchase 1 set or 10.


Edited by music_4321 - 7/31/10 at 10:33am
post #101 of 1380
Maybe a bunch of NA people can put together a group purchase if they won't adjust shipping over the phone.
post #102 of 1380
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Originally Posted by Bennyboy71 View Post

Just to reiterate my discovery - the Sensorcom double flange tips, with the stalk trimmed a little, have proven the best all round tips for me with the SM3. They fit perfectly and have that wide opening that provides perfect frequency response across the board.

 

Sensorcom's website says the following about them:

They do have a special feature that should make them a real alternative to all of the eartips we list for headphones: that is that the sound exit port flares out to about double the diameter from front to back. In an ideal acoustic path this almost exactly how it should be configured and should improve the audio quality of any in-ear headphone - especially the high frequencies.

 

http://www.sensorcom.com/product.asp?P_ID=1142&PT_ID=348


Bennyboy71, have you (or anyone else here) tried these:

 

http://www.sensorcom.com/product.asp?P_ID=1334&PT_ID=268

 

They look kind of wicked...

 

And just for the heck of it, I'd go in on an order... of these and the others. (I'm in Cahleeforyah).

 

shane

post #103 of 1380


They look like dildos.

 

I think Average Joe tried them and commented on them in his tip comparison on the first page of the locked thread - didn't get on all that well with them as far as I recall.
 

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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post




Bennyboy71, have you (or anyone else here) tried these:

 

http://www.sensorcom.com/product.asp?P_ID=1334&PT_ID=268

 

They look kind of wicked...

 

And just for the heck of it, I'd go in on an order... of these and the others. (I'm in Cahleeforyah).

 

shane

post #104 of 1380
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

Bennyboy71, have you (or anyone else here) tried these:

 

http://www.sensorcom.com/product.asp?P_ID=1334&PT_ID=268

 

They look kind of wicked...

 

And just for the heck of it, I'd go in on an order... of these and the others. (I'm in Cahleeforyah).

 

shane


Original SM3 thread - post 3

post #105 of 1380
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post

Original SM3 thread - post 3


Thanks for this...

 

You don't mention anything about increased or decreased microphonics (or bone-transfer noises). Any comment on that?

I have that issue with most flange and silicone-type tips. But like an insane person I keep trying the same types over again expecting different results. 

 

shane

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