Hi KLS, how have you been? I hope all is well with you. I agree with you about the custom eartips vs. the sensorcom (er, Alpine), which is what I am now using with the SM3. I was going to drill out the bore on my custom tips, but haven't got around to it yet. I would do it right now, but my custom tips are at work.
And the sensorcom tips in the picture at the top of the page work well also, but are more difficult to get a good angle resulting in more difficulty getting a good seal for me.
Busy with some assignment lately... But I never forget listening to music
Sorry for my poor comprehension, by 'drill out the bore on my custom tips', do you mean you want to make the nozzle's opening bigger?
The multifilament tips you sent to me (thanks!) sound pretty good with SM3, however it takes me 5 minutes to adjust and insert them into my ears ^^;
Oh didn't know that the little stem acts as a 'handle'. I thought it is to prevent the 'swivel' problem when wearing custom tips.
If EarSonics make something like the ACS custom eartips for IE8, which cover part of the earpiece then it would be great, though such custom tips can only serve one master.