Originally Posted by Spyro
Is it just me???
Why would ANYONE have fitament problems with the supplied tri-flanges? Aren't they fool proof? Kind of insert them until they stop...and...bingo...you have a seal?
Very straight narrow housing/nozzle? Perhaps the most straightforward "ease of fit" IEM ever made IMHO.
Not even close. They are long, more gripping material that needs to go into your ear that isn't straight. The flanges don't fit everyone's ears equally in size or depth. The most straight forward ease of fit in my opinion would be the standard silicon round tips you find on every sony style iem ever made. But those don't work with a deep fit earphone as well.
Because of the depth of an ear being different it is NOT as easy as just pushing them in until the stop and seal. For me I need to go about TWICE that distance into my ear. That requires more force and irritation, whereas the foam is soft and expands and doesn't grip the same way. If that works for you awesome, but unfortunately not everyone will have the same experience, hence the large style of tips even etymotic offers themselves (mushroom, 3 foam sizes, 2 silicon sizes, a prototype in the works) they obviously realize not everyone will prefer the triple flanges.
But they are great. They give a great seal and last longer than other tips. But the comfort is where I think most people have an issue, not so much being able to get them to fit right...
Edited by luisdent - 2/8/14 at 6:35pm