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post #1651 of 1658
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to extract more mids and treble details from the SE215, use the silicone tips, but don't undersize the silicones as it will leak a lot of bass.

Tried them, and decided i'll stick with olives from now on. The olives are simply so much bettere: way more isolation and much more comfortable than silicone tips. Also, thought the difference in sound isn't really much, i prefer the sound signature that the olives deliver.

 

 

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I also use it as a USB DAC for my computer, and it VASTLY improves my computer's sound in the process, especially when I use bitperfect output (WASAPI or Kernel Streaming) in Foobar2000.

 

Yeah, that's what finally led me to opt for the x3ii over the x1, as my PC soundcard (the realtek soundcard embedded in the MoBo) is utter garbage: lots of hiss and an overly bright and harsh sound.

 

But i'm also considering buying a topping nx2 to pair up with my nexus 5, more for the sake of having more audio related gadgets than for a real need :D.

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Tried them, and decided i'll stick with olives from now on. The olives are simply so much bettere: way more isolation and much more comfortable than silicone tips. Also, thought the difference in sound isn't really much, i prefer the sound signature that the olives deliver.



Yeah, that's what finally led me to opt for the x3ii over the x1, as my PC soundcard (the realtek soundcard embedded in the MoBo) is utter garbage: lots of hiss and an overly bright and harsh sound.

But i'm also considering buying a topping nx2 to pair up with my nexus 5, more for the sake of having more audio related gadgets than for a real need biggrin.gif .
Re olive tips, where can anyone get them brand new? I prefer it over the foams/Comply.
post #1653 of 1658
Hmm, the shop where i bought the se215 sells them, but i don't know if they ship internetionally.
Also, you can find them on amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=shure+olive+tips
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Re olive tips, where can anyone get them brand new? I prefer it over the foams/Comply.


Like the guy above said, they're available on Amazon.

And yeah, the Shure Olives are really good tips!  Seriously :)  The material is much more like that found with good earplugs, for example, than that in Comply foam tips.  They isolate REALLY well, but make only the teeniest-tiniest little sacrifice in comfort in order to do so, and are much more durable.

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So, just bought the se215, and already looking to change the cable... guess the head-fi sindrome got me too.

 

Well, the stock cable is i bit too rubbery and springhy for mi tastes (tought, it's built like a tank, oversized strain releafs FTW!), and the memory section gives me some struggles as i wear glasses.

 

Right now, i'm looking at the fiio se1 cable. Looks like a really good value: braided, silver plated. But i got some questions:

 

How is it compared to the stock cable? More or less stiff? Is it rubbery and/or springhy? And does it have a memory section?

 

 

 

Also, is there any nice alternative in the same price range? I don't really know where to look for aftermarket cables :(

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Originally Posted by Coldheart29 View Post
 

So, just bought the se215, and already looking to change the cable... guess the head-fi sindrome got me too.

 

Well, the stock cable is i bit too rubbery and springhy for mi tastes (tought, it's built like a tank, oversized strain releafs FTW!), and the memory section gives me some struggles as i wear glasses.

 

Right now, i'm looking at the fiio se1 cable. Looks like a really good value: braided, silver plated. But i got some questions:

 

How is it compared to the stock cable? More or less stiff? Is it rubbery and/or springhy? And does it have a memory section?

 

 

 

Also, is there any nice alternative in the same price range? I don't really know where to look for aftermarket cables :(

 

Well, this may be out of your price range hehe... but if you really want to get a stellar cable that will turn your se215's into something really special I recommend the Linum BaX cable. ~99 USD

 

It's insanely thin and light, and durable as well. Good news is also there's no earguides, so it's insanely comfortable. I just bought a set and it's like my earphones are a different pair of earphones from before.

post #1657 of 1658
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Well, this may be out of your price range hehe... but if you really want to get a stellar cable that will turn your se215's into something really special I recommend the Linum BaX cable. ~99 USD

 

It's insanely thin and light, and durable as well. Good news is also there's no earguides, so it's insanely comfortable. I just bought a set and it's like my earphones are a different pair of earphones from before.

 

 

Yeah, i've read some impressions on that cable, and i've been drooling after it for quite some time. But at this point, i can't really find a reason to justify a cable that costs as much as the whole IEM. Had it been for the se846, i could've really take it in consideration, but right now, for the se215, the 40$ fiio cable is already in the "starting to be a tad too expensive" range.


Edited by Coldheart29 - 8/30/15 at 11:22am
post #1658 of 1658

I am very uncomfortable original nozzle. http://www.amazon.com/Comfortable-Oval-Fit-Shure--Ear/dp/B00LJ5BQO4/ref=sr_1_54?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1440951524&sr=1-54&keywords=shure+se215  these  can be more convenient for a little unusual ear?

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