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PLEASE HELP!!!!! Removing Shure SE425 tips!

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   Anyone have some VERY SPECIFIC advice of how they got the tips off? For example with the freezer trick did you

1. keep the wires on

2. what direction did you turn

3. how did you twist/pull? 

4. How many minutes did you keep them in the freezer/fridge?

 

For the love of god, I am getting a bit desperate here!!! Purchased the 425s, a month or so, brought them home, listened a bit but medium olives were a bit small. Tips wouldn't budge for removal, much like my 530s, so I tried the freezer trick. 10 minutes later some gentle turning and 'crack' off comes a tip along with the nozzle!!!! As dismayed as I was, Shure replaced the set at no charge!  So my replacement set comes in a few days ago. I decide to be patient and try listening a bit more with the medium olives. Sound is okay but the size is definitely wrong, so I decide to try again. Freezer trick. I try 5 minutes instead of 10 to be more careful. No luck. I wait a bit and try 7 minutes. They turn but won't come off. I try 10 minutes. I am careful. They turn but don't come off again. I have done this at least 6-7 times but I can only get them to rotate a bit but soon after they won't budge! And knowing how fragile the nozzle is I am also terrified of it breaking off again!

  I am starting to lose my mind here and will put these up FS soon if I can't figure this out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To NON-OWNERS:

 

Are you looking for something to challenge you? I encourage you to buy a set of SE425 and try to remove the tips!!! I am not one to throw around the word impossible, but this nearly insurmountable task seems to approach that!  As a previous owner of the SE530s, I am more than aware of the difficulties in removing Shure olives. But the 530s were a walk in the part compared to these evil 425s... I am convinced someone at Shure is having a good laugh about this, someone with a black, black heart...evil_smiley.gif


Edited by takoyaki7 - 1/11/11 at 12:24pm
post #2 of 3

I got them off not by pulling, but by using my fingernail under the seat to "push" them off. THey're hard to get off though.

post #3 of 3

You may want to search the threads before you get too frustrated.  There have been others that address this topic.  I had only a minor issue with this when I got my 535's last year.  If the medium tips that came installed on the 425's are too small for you, carefully cut them off with a razor blade.  If they don't fit you well you don't need them.  After removing the tips the first time I never had an issue again.  I use the Westone Star silicon tips.

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