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post #166 of 186

Anybody else have tried the Monster foam supertips.  I'm liking it with my setup very much.  I agree with other posters here and on similar threads that the comply foams are crap.


Edited by alphaphoenix - 12/10/10 at 10:09pm
post #167 of 186

Sorry for being a noob, but what is "V" shaped sound? From my interpretation, I assume is no mid? 

 

But to me, the TF10 has excessive mids...

post #168 of 186

In general the mids are some what recessed because the highs and lows are emphasized, and that's not a bad thing for some. 

post #169 of 186
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But to me, the TF10 has excessive mids...


blink.gif  I guess w/ tips, ears and gear synergy it might be possible??  Yet doubtful?

post #170 of 186

I like my Comply foam, at least on a few IEM it works out way better than other alternative.

 

V shaped sound describes a relatively recessed mid with good bass and detail treble. In many (read: most) IEM, the mid / vocal tends to stand out more forwarded than treble and bass. This is not the same as full sized headphone, which tends to even out everything since they usually have a better soundstage. 

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But to me, the TF10 has excessive mids...


blink.gif  I guess w/ tips, ears and gear synergy it might be possible??  Yet doubtful?


agree. reminds of a the MD Tribute thread that claimed it was sibilant. 

post #172 of 186

ClieOS.  Have you ever tried the comply foams with the built in filters? If so, does it alter the sound in any way.  Expensive things.  I wish someone would sell them in one of those 25 cent turn quarter candy machines for 25 cents.

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ClieOS.  Have you ever tried the comply foams with the built in filters? If so, does it alter the sound in any way.  Expensive things.  I wish someone would sell them in one of those 25 cent turn quarter candy machines for 25 cents.

Yep, I have the whole 400 series: T400, TX400 and S400. My RE0 is pretty much on TX400 permanently. It does absorb the treble a bit more than usual T400 but RE0 has plenty of that to spare. In exchange it gives a warmer, richer tone to RE0 that I really love. I like my T400 on Phiaton PS210. My TF10 is on modified olive, which is my default TF10 tips for the last 3 years.
 

post #174 of 186

Just bought the sony hybrids at the airport to try on the flight and they are very good. Overpriced for what you get for sure though. 

 

Thing is, they still don't isolate very well. I know IEMs are never going to be as good as ear plugs but these isolate significantly less than my IM716s.

post #175 of 186
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Just bought the sony hybrids at the airport to try on the flight and they are very good. Overpriced for what you get for sure though. 

 

Thing is, they still don't isolate very well. I know IEMs are never going to be as good as ear plugs but these isolate significantly less than my IM716s.


That's because iM716 (over -30dB) has higher isolation rating than most earplug.

post #176 of 186



Agreed, they are great, and a lot cheaper.

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Try some sony hybrid tips. They have the sound of the silicone tips without the fit issues and a lot more comfortable. I could not believe what I was hearing with the foam tips either, my KSC-75 sounded better when comparing to the TF10 with the foamies.



http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665815084

 

Is this the model you are suggesting ? Thank you for the help guys. Thought it was just me when I was listening with the foam tips.

 

Yes, those are the hybrids.  Look on ebay and you can get knockoffs that are just as good but get them all in one size.  If you buy the Sony's, you are essentially paying $10 for one pair since you won't need the others.  lostearbuds is a seller others on here have used before.
 

post #177 of 186

So, can someone compare various cable options for TF10, pricewise and their characterstic (like X will increase soundstage, Y will bring mids forward, etc)?

I am looking for cables ranging between 10$ - 70$.

Basically, i need to reduce some treble and bring mids forward.

post #178 of 186

I have the Null Audio Enyo Cable, it brings the mids forward a bit and tighens up the bass.  They are pricey new, but I've seen a couple here and there in the for sale forum $50...

 

I just got some MC5s in the mail that came with 3 sets of medium Olives.  I like the triple flange on the MC5 better than the olives, so I thought what the heck I'll put the Olives on the Triple Fi.  It took me about 20 minutes to cut the core out of them with some small scissors that come on a swiss army knife, but it was totally worth it.  They fit as well as my TX500s, and I feel that the SQ has improved also, even over the complys that I trimmed.  I'm definately going to use Olives from now on.

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Edited by KimChee - 12/11/10 at 8:32pm
post #179 of 186

I totally agree with you. I have both the Enyo and Lune Cable from Null Audio, and the mids are definitely more forward and the bass has gotten tighter with both cables. Yes, the cables are pricey, but IMO they're worth it if you like the sound signature of the TF 10's. IMO with the stock cable, the mids are too recessed for me. It's really amazing what a simple cable change can do to the overall sound.

post #180 of 186

An equalizer.

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