I just got my microsonics custom tips today. Blargh. I'm sort of disappointed. I'm wondering if anyone else has had them re-done when they first got them? They are comfortable and seal well enough, but I was expecting them to go deeper in the ear. The biggest issue for me right now is the sound.
I've been comparing a lot of different music to the triple flange tips. The bass is consistent with the custom tips, but it's a tad less than the triple flange and also less body to the whole music. It's like the music is brighter and more open but at the cost of the warmth and body that the music should have. This results in powerful climaxes of songs sounding a bit fatiguing. Or a fair amount fatiguing even.
I can call them tomorrow, but does anyone know if I can request the tips to be longer so they insert deeper? Wouldn't make a difference? One odd thing is that they are very suction dependent. In other words, if I push them in firmly they cause a suction effect that makes all the bass disappear and everything sounds sort of one dimensional. If you wiggle them and move them in a way to allow some air back in your canal the pressure is equalized and everything pops into a wider more full sound. But no matter how much fidgeting I do (i though these would relieve that...) I can't get them to equal the full smooth flatness of the triple flange or even the foamies.
Ultimately they end up sounding a bit thin overall and spikey in the treble a bit. I can give song examples if anyone is interested in details. But basically, does anyone know if that's just "life", or is it possible they could sound better if re adjusted. I think the molds seem good enough, but the depth and angle of the channel might have room for improvement. There is definitely no loss of details. in fact, they are more detailed, but I believe primarily because they lack the full body of the sound, resulting in a more treble centric sound. Thus, details seem more apparent in some ways, but at the cost of harshness at moderate volume.