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post #1066 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

^^ with brand new tips, they are uncomfortable. Try applying a small amount of baby oil (careful not to get oil on the green filters) over time, the tips get softer and more comfortable. I find inserting them fully then pulling back gets me a good seal.

 

No, I don't mean that, I meant the way the nozzle is angled and the type of tips that can be used, also, I have just discovered that the medium-large sized bore is the best to use, small/tiny sized bore (like Shure's single flange silicone) takes away that thickness in the sound...

post #1067 of 1150
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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post

No, I don't mean that, I meant the way the nozzle is angled and the type of tips that can be used, also, I have just discovered that the medium-large sized bore is the best to use, small/tiny sized bore (like Shure's single flange silicone) takes away that thickness in the sound...

Make an adapter up mate, widen your tip selection. follow that guide I gave you, so you can get more reach from the nozzle. I honestly was fighting a losing battle with any tips made for Westone, Shure, SM3, etc... (small nozzle) you need cut a stem off and rig up an adapter to fit standard size tips.

This is what I ended up with and it worked great.






^ See the reach it gives. wink.gif Before building this invention I had sore burning ears and fought with them constantly. I still have the adapters I can mail up to you, but try to make your own in the meantime.
post #1068 of 1150
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


Make an adapter up mate, widen your tip selection. follow that guide I gave you, so you can get more reach from the nozzle. I honestly was fighting a losing battle with any tips made for Westone, Shure, SM3, etc... (small nozzle) you need cut a stem off and rig up an adapter to fit standard size tips.

This is what I ended up with and it worked great.






^ See the reach it gives. wink.gif Before building this invention I had sore burning ears and fought with them constantly. I still have the adapters I can mail up to you, but try to make your own in the meantime.

 

so...you mean just find an old 100 Comply tips, and cut off the stem and use it...just like that?

post #1069 of 1150
Find a tip from an old pair of Shure or Westone tips. The main thing you want is a stem that fits on the nozzle. Cut the stem off placing it on SM3 nozzle first, be very sure you cut the stem so it sits below or flush with the hole on the nozzle. Even if you want to butcher one of the double flange tips that came with the SM3, (if you don't use them)

Follow this guide..

http://www.head-fi.org/t/527694/westone-4-appreciation-thread-and-reviews-a-k-a-westone-4/3375#post_8794572
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/14/13 at 2:34am
post #1070 of 1150
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Find a tip from an old pair of Shure or Westone tips. The main thing you want is a stem that fits on the nozzle. Cut the stem off placing it on SM3 nozzle first, be very sure you cut the stem so it sits below or flush with the hole on the nozzle. Even if you want to butcher one of the double flange tips that came with the SM3, (if you don't use them)

Follow this guide..

http://www.head-fi.org/t/527694/westone-4-appreciation-thread-and-reviews-a-k-a-westone-4/3375#post_8794572

 

cool will try that, I have no westone tips (you have them all haha...) but I should be able to find some older Atrio tips

post #1071 of 1150

Just an update on the built quality.. I am not sure if I got lucky or not, but mine have held up very nicely with over a year of daily usage and tons of cycling.

post #1072 of 1150

Just bought the SM3's and loving everything but the fit. I currently have the westone silicone triple flanges on which are ok but they are quite uncomfortable to the point of long sessions being a bit painful. Also on the left ear the tip goes in a funny way where it muffles some of the treble notes so that I have to twist it out a little to get a good sound. The problem I have is that my ears are quite large so getting a good seal is quite difficult (comply doesnt really do it for me). Can anyone recommend a good silicone tip for large ears that would fit the SM3?

post #1073 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Benistgud View Post

Just bought the SM3's and loving everything but the fit. I currently have the westone silicone triple flanges on which are ok but they are quite uncomfortable to the point of long sessions being a bit painful. Also on the left ear the tip goes in a funny way where it muffles some of the treble notes so that I have to twist it out a little to get a good sound. The problem I have is that my ears are quite large so getting a good seal is quite difficult (comply doesnt really do it for me). Can anyone recommend a good silicone tip for large ears that would fit the SM3?

I had problems with tips and SM3, I also have large canals. What worked for me was this tip....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Replacement-Silicone-Earbud-Ear-tip-Sony-EP-EX10A-L-W-/180476879244?pt=AU_Electronics_Portable_Audio_Accessories&hash=item2a0542a18c&_uhb=1

And this mod. (to make the tip fit)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/527694/westone-4-appreciation-thread-and-reviews-a-k-a-westone-4/3375#post_8794572

Check this post also, it was the only way SM3 and I lived in harmony.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/552337/earsonics-sm3-v2/1065#post_9353293
Edited by H20Fidelity - 5/16/13 at 12:15am
post #1074 of 1150
For my SM64 I'm finally getting both a good fit and excellent sound with the large Phonak tips. The stock double downgrading tips were just a bit to small and it was hard too keep a seal.

The Phonak tips have a shallow fit and thus are very comfortable. They sound better to me than any other tips and my guess is that's because they have a very wide bore (once past the end of the headphone's nozzle) which doesn't shroud or constrict the sound exiting the nozzle.
post #1075 of 1150

The Westone orange colored star tips...although I had to modify them a bit, the fit is perfect for large ears...at least my large ears.
 

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On january 2012 I had upgared my SM3 V1 to SM3 V2 because the nosle had broke... Now the left earpiece suddenly got muffled sound; the sound is a bit distant and unclear. What should I do? Could it be about the filters getting dust in them or something like that? If I need to open the nosle up to clean it, is there a guide on how to do it? ...

 

Thanks in advance for your replies...


Edited by meurglys0 - 5/18/13 at 4:26pm
post #1077 of 1150

I ordered my sm3 v2's from hideflifestyle.com a couple of months ago but the earpiece split for some reason :(. I sent it back and they just sent me a new one, great customer service! Unfortunately, they don't sell em' anymore :(. But if you want to buy some audio equipment, I recommend them!
 

post #1078 of 1150
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Originally Posted by meurglys0 View Post

On january 2012 I had upgared my SM3 V1 to SM3 V2 because the nosle had broke... Now the left earpiece suddenly got muffled sound; the sound is a bit distant and unclear. What should I do? Could it be about the filters getting dust in them or something like that? If I need to open the nosle up to clean it, is there a guide on how to do it? ...

 

Thanks in advance for your replies...

maybe its a drop of sweat wait till tomorrow 

post #1079 of 1150
Thanks for all your suggestions, I ended up ordering those Sony silicone tips! I was also wondering do you guys recommend a portable amp with the SM3? I had a (not very comprehensive) look around the forums and the general consensus was pretty inconclusive. I would be happy to spend about $300 - 400 on it but obviously would rather not. I play my music off a iPhone 4s with most of my music at 320kb or flac (mostly 320 though) thanks for your replies so far!
post #1080 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Benistgud View Post

Thanks for all your suggestions, I ended up ordering those Sony silicone tips! I was also wondering do you guys recommend a portable amp with the SM3? I had a (not very comprehensive) look around the forums and the general consensus was pretty inconclusive. I would be happy to spend about $300 - 400 on it but obviously would rather not. I play my music off a iPhone 4s with most of my music at 320kb or flac (mostly 320 though) thanks for your replies so far!

Check out C&C BH, it pairs well with SM3 v2, the amp is a touch cool and helps balance out the slightly warm tonality of SM3 v2.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review
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