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post #121 of 1666
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

Why what was wrong with them at first?



If he's anything like me probably the fit, the comfort, the isolation, the fit, the wrong tips, the fit and the comfort.

post #122 of 1666

that makes three times for the fit

two times for comfort

and one apiece for tips, isolation

post #123 of 1666

My SM3s were shipped last night. I also purchased a RSA Predator, will post a review when I get them if some people are interested

post #124 of 1666

Please do post a review. I'd certainly be interested. I hope you like them. Be prepared to spend some time experimenting with tips.

post #125 of 1666
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Please do post a review. I'd certainly be interested. I hope you like them. Be prepared to spend some time experimenting with tips.


Yeah I'll get a review up for people looking into the combo when I receive them. I did plan on mixing around with some tips, any suggestions? I heard something about frankentips and/or monster tips, but I am new to the IEM scene, I am usually a full-size headphone man, so any suggestions would be great :P

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Yeah I'll get a review up for people looking into the combo when I receive them. I did plan on mixing around with some tips, any suggestions? I heard something about frankentips and/or monster tips, but I am new to the IEM scene, I am usually a full-size headphone man, so any suggestions would be great :P


Here is average_joe's ear tip chart.  Like many others I went straight with the Sensoncom double-flanges and I -again like many others- have been very happy with the results so far.
 

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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

that makes three times for the fit

two times for comfort

and one apiece for tips, isolation

 

I never had a problem with fit. As far as my observations are concerned, people who had fit problems with the SM3 are in the minority and fit issues concern all IEMs. So IMO SM3 cannot be classified as an "IEM with fit issues."

 

Isolation is top notch. But I guess it would only be natural for someone having fit issues with it to have isolation problems also. I can't recall anybody on these threads reporting an isolation problem with the SM3. In public transportation I hear no engine roar, no traffic noise, no passenger talk, no nothing, except in between songs or some very quiet parts in the music. But also take into consideration that I'm a rocker and I like my music loud.   

 

As for comfort, I cannot defend SM3 as strongly. I listen to music for 2-3 hours at a time and usually for 4-5 hours a day. That helped me get over the comfort problems I had with the SM3 in the beginning. I don't ever feel the eartips are in my ears, but the housings cannot be called small and they do hurt after a while. But that duration progressively got longer in my case. After about a month of usage, SM3 starts to hurt my ears after about 1.5 hours; that's when I give my ears a break of 15 minutes. Then I'm ready to dive in for another 1.5 hours. That's good enough for me. In between these hurt-climax-moments I find them quite comfortable. But as I said, in the beginning it was more hurtful...


Edited by meurglys0 - 10/28/10 at 12:49am
post #127 of 1666


 

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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post




Yeah I'll get a review up for people looking into the combo when I receive them. I did plan on mixing around with some tips, any suggestions? I heard something about frankentips and/or monster tips, but I am new to the IEM scene, I am usually a full-size headphone man, so any suggestions would be great :P


i find the stock one's (grey) to be the best in sound and comfort

post #128 of 1666

Awesome thanks for the help guys!

post #129 of 1666

I've added some thoughts to the sm3 reviews page if anyone's interested, you must forgive my meaningless drivel but there's a resemblance of a bit of a review in there somewhere (I think).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/earsonics-sm3-universal-fit-iem/reviews#4322


Edited by Marcus_C - 10/28/10 at 7:40am
post #130 of 1666

Is it gonna make me feel guilty I took your money?
 

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Originally Posted by Marcus_C View Post

I've added some thoughts to the sm3 reviews page if anyone's interested, you must forgive my meaningless drivel but there's a resemblance of a bit of a review in there somewhere (I think).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/earsonics-sm3-universal-fit-iem/reviews#

post #131 of 1666

Marcus_C: Very nice write up.  Give the SM3's some more time, they will grow on you.

post #132 of 1666


Yeah, but so will mold if you let it.
 

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Marcus_C: Very nice write up.  Give the SM3's some more time, they will grow on you.

post #133 of 1666
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post




Yeah I'll get a review up for people looking into the combo when I receive them. I did plan on mixing around with some tips, any suggestions? I heard something about frankentips and/or monster tips, but I am new to the IEM scene, I am usually a full-size headphone man, so any suggestions would be great :P


I find it really hard to recommend tips for other listeners actually, since I've seen much arguing develop as to what tip is best for an earphone in absolute terms. It truly boils down to how a particular tip shape matches up with the listener's ear canal contour. You just have to try as many as you can. For instance, many, many users rave about triple flange tips on the SM3's, with a trimmed stalk... but I know from experience that anything that is triple flange (or even double) will never, ever work for me since my ear canal seems to bend inward very early. So I happen to always have the best luck with single flange tips. To that end, for me with the SM3's, the Monster Cable standard single flange tip (as supplied on any of the Turbine line) with the plastic core from a Shure black foam 'Olive' as a spacer to fit the SM3 nozzle, works far and away the best for me. 

post #134 of 1666
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Yeah, but so will mold if you let it.


Oh dear, you really don't like the sm3's any more do you? 

post #135 of 1666

Since he got my RE252, he ascended to whole new levels of ear-dildo heaven.

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