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Comfort of IEMs - Best and Worst you've had

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

I wanted your take on what IEM was the most comfortable you've had and the worst one.

 

Basically, I believe that I've had a bad experience with my UE SuperFi 4 IEM.  I tried all the silicone tips and the foam tips and ended up using the foam ones.

 

What I found is that they fall out a lot and especially during winter months they seem to fall out more.  I just don't find these comfortable and I hate to group all IEMs in this group but I am scared to put more money into IEMs.

 

I just placed an order for Sunrise Audio As-feelings to atleast have a good earbud but I can't stop thinking that I should really look at an IEM again since I ride the bus and it can be noisy, therefore isolation would help.

 

I am currently using a Rockbox'd Clip +. 

 

I listen to mostly rock and like the mids to be warm and a nice bass to go with it.

 

Any suggestions would be welcomed!  I am looking at spending around $150.  I live in Canada and therefore Amazon.com isn't really an option for me.

 

Thanks!..Dave


Edited by wullymc - 3/12/11 at 9:40am
post #2 of 19

The most comfortable IEMs I've ever owned are the Phonak Audeo PFE (I personally have the Perfect Bass edition with the green filters).  Very light, very isolating, sound great (you can tweak your sound by using different filters, find the best one for you) and aren't that expensive.

post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

The most comfortable IEMs I've ever owned are the Phonak Audeo PFE (I personally have the Perfect Bass edition with the green filters).  Very light, very isolating, sound great (you can tweak your sound by using different filters, find the best one for you) and aren't that expensive.


I have the Phonak Perfect Bass also and they are the most comfortable iems i've ever worn. The worst iem i've ever worn was the Audio Technica CK7 with Ultimate Ears double flange ear tips. My ears don't seem to like the Ultimate Ears Eartips because they feel really uncomfortable for me. That's why I don't purchase Ultimate Ears products not because they aren't good but because of the fit.

 


Edited by Starsky5000 - 3/12/11 at 10:42am
post #4 of 19

most comfortable cord down that I've tried is the M1..I can sleep in those

 

most comfortable over all is the westone 3...great fit, amazing cord and great isolation

 

least comfortable was probably the radius DDM that I auditioned and the hippo vb

post #5 of 19

most comfortable: Soundmagic PL50

worst: Altec UHP336e 

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies guys.

 

Just wondering anyone else out there with input?

 

I was also wondering how comfortable is Fischer Audio DB-02?  Thanks

post #7 of 19

Best comfort have customs, but from regular iems, for me it is Phonak audeo, Hifiman RE262 and Shure 535.

 

Worst for me is Etymotic with triflanges and A-jays.

post #8 of 19

Best Universal: Head-Direct RE-ZERO with Comply tips. I could go to sleep with those in.

 

Worst: I've not had many IEM's but it would be the Monster Turbines. The back end of the metal housing could rub against the inside of my ear which was painful after a while.


Edited by ElcomeSoft - 3/13/11 at 6:27am
post #9 of 19
The q-JAYS are the most comfortable I have tried.

I can sleep with them and even wear them under a motorcycle helmet.
post #10 of 19

Most comfortable, Westone 2

Least comfortable, a lot of contenders but the super-fi 4 is right up there.

 

Good luck finding new iem's!!

post #11 of 19

Most comfortable: UM3x

Least comfortable: HJE900

post #12 of 19
Most comfortable: UM3x, SE425

Least comfortable: TF10
post #13 of 19

Most comfortable - SoundMagic PL30

 

Leas comfortable - Ultimate Ears Metrofi. 220

post #14 of 19

Phonak Audeo PFE 112's > unbelievably light and comfortable. Silly good at the price.


Edited by Rob E. - 3/13/11 at 5:08pm
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks again,

 

I am currently looking at Fischer Audio DBA-02 or Westone UM1

 

What is everyone's opinion of these for comfort?

 

 

Special note has been made of Phonak IEMs.

 

 

Thanks!...Dave

 

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