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post #1066 of 1800
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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

The problem could very well be that you're trying to shove them too deep into your ears. I recommend the stock tips with a somewhat (but not too) shallow insert for best possible fit and SQ, and trust me, they won't fall out. I find the Meelectronics triple flange tips to be uncomfortable and to change the sound signature and not for the better. Also, I find no advantages or real disadvantages with the Comply TS-500 except the inconvenience of having to roll them between my fingers before insertion.

Thanks..  

I was to write about the tips,  since I received the complys and the meelec . 

The meelec makes the soundstage wider imo, but thinner note weight in comparison to the stock tips..these are of course to my ears.

Another thing, the meelecs while being super soft, seemed to isolate poorly. I got the large size trips, which fits like a medium for me.

The complys, as you say require tip rolling, and imo makes the signature a bit dark, which helps with some music content. But the body housing 

is what poses as the achilles' heel to my ears.

At the end of the day, I found myself reaching for the stock tips for comfort sake. IMO the 3003s with the stock tips work well for my ears 

for a couple of hours before the notch of the steel housing( the bend profile of the steel) begins to hit the ear sides. As far as insertion depth, maybe I overdid it, but I would constantly realign, rotate to ease the discomfort. Will try a shallow insert as well . I love the sound and want it fit like a glove in the end.


Edited by sup3r8 - 6/20/13 at 3:09pm
post #1067 of 1800
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I don't think so! My first (loaner) pair had serial number 180 (something) and my own second pair have serial number several thousand something. When I made the switch I compared them and heard no difference what so ever, nil. It's been claimed the signature has changed from serial number 2000 (or so), but I think it's a cuffer.

I wont know as this is my first pair. To my ears, the sound was just what I was hoping for. Maybe its just a 'cuffer'.. to some it works as placebo..;)

post #1068 of 1800
yep, felt the same way when I tried it. really looking forward to getting mine.
post #1069 of 1800
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

yep, felt the same way when I tried it. really looking forward to getting mine.

 

You mean that you are actually going to buy a pair of headphones?

 

I don't think so...

post #1070 of 1800
yep. done with trying - time for buying. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1071 of 1800
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

yep. done with trying - time for buying. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Okay. Based on my brief experience with it, I think that you made a good choice.

 

(I need to spend more time with the K3003 in a quieter environment.)

post #1072 of 1800
it's right for me. don't feel a need to look any further. so I guess my work here is done. wink.gif
post #1073 of 1800
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

it's right for me. don't feel a need to look any further. so I guess my work here is done. wink.gif

The smartest thing you could do is to never look at head-fi again and just enjoy the music you like with the earphones you like.

post #1074 of 1800
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

The smartest thing you could do is to never look at head-fi again and just enjoy the music you like with the earphones you like.

 

... and not trust the ones who preach water but drink wine. wink.gif

post #1075 of 1800
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

... and not trust the ones who preach water but drink wine. wink.gif


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post #1076 of 1800
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Originally Posted by sup3r8 View Post

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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

The problem could very well be that you're trying to shove them too deep into your ears. I recommend the stock tips with a somewhat (but not too) shallow insert for best possible fit and SQ, and trust me, they won't fall out. I find the Meelectronics triple flange tips to be uncomfortable and to change the sound signature and not for the better. Also, I find no advantages or real disadvantages with the Comply TS-500 except the inconvenience of having to roll them between my fingers before insertion.

Thanks..  

I was to write about the tips,  since I received the complys and the meelec . 

The meelec makes the soundstage wider imo, but thinner note weight in comparison to the stock tips..these are of course to my ears.

Another thing, the meelecs while being super soft, seemed to isolate poorly. I got the large size trips, which fits like a medium for me.

The complys, as you say require tip rolling, and imo makes the signature a bit dark, which helps with some music content. But the body housing 

is what poses as the achilles' heel to my ears.

At the end of the day, I found myself reaching for the stock tips for comfort sake. IMO the 3003s with the stock tips work well for my ears 

for a couple of hours before the notch of the steel housing( the bend profile of the steel) begins to hit the ear sides. As far as insertion depth, maybe I overdid it, but I would constantly realign, rotate to ease the discomfort. Will try a shallow insert as well . I love the sound and want it fit like a glove in the end.

Yes, that is exactly my experience as well!

 

That could actually be a problem for me as well, but I wouldn't really know as I usually only use the K3003 for a maximum of a listening to an album or so per day. My long time listening I do with the FitEar ToGo 334 at work because of its better isolation which lets me listen at very low volumes. However, for sound I prefer the K3003, although I find the 334 to be fantastic in its own right.


Edited by Aero Dynamik - 6/21/13 at 12:48am
post #1077 of 1800
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

The smartest thing you could do is to never look at head-fi again and just enjoy the music you like with the earphones you like.

i hear ya kitty. wink.gif i don't obsess about this stuff but I'm also looking to pick up some sweet full-sized cans so i'll be heading over to mix it with the big boys soon enough. wink.gif
post #1078 of 1800
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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

Yes, that is exactly my experience as well!

 

That could actually be a problem for me as well, but I wouldn't really know as I usually only use the K3003 for a maximum of a listening to an album or so per day. My long time listening I do with the FitEar ToGo 334 at work because of its better isolation which lets me listen at very low volumes. However, for sound I prefer the K3003, although I find the 334 to be fantastic in its own right.

I can imagine . You should do a comparison between the two, for their money's worth. For me the highlight of the K3003 is the low volume listening potential as well, albeit its not-so-great isolation..

As an artist, I can compare the low volume experience to an immensely saturated paint stroke in terms of color, weight and texture...so much is vivid at such low volumes..truly amazed.

post #1079 of 1800
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Originally Posted by sup3r8 View Post

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Originally Posted by Aero Dynamik View Post

Yes, that is exactly my experience as well!

 

That could actually be a problem for me as well, but I wouldn't really know as I usually only use the K3003 for a maximum of a listening to an album or so per day. My long time listening I do with the FitEar ToGo 334 at work because of its better isolation which lets me listen at very low volumes. However, for sound I prefer the K3003, although I find the 334 to be fantastic in its own right.

I can imagine . You should do a comparison between the two, for their money's worth. For me the highlight of the K3003 is the low volume listening potential as well, albeit its not-so-great isolation..

As an artist, I can compare the low volume experience to an immensely saturated paint stroke in terms of color, weight and texture...so much is vivid at such low volumes..truly amazed.

To make it simple I'd say the K3003 (reference filters) is more resolving and transparent (especially the treble, and even more so with the high boost filters). The 334 has a little too much mid emphasis. Actually, the 334 reminds me more about CIEMs, the sound waves are somehow "pumped (forced)" into the ears whereas the sound waves of the K3003 very naturally and effortlessly flows into the ears making it extremely easy and pleasant to listen to. Other than that and as far as sound is concerned they play in the same league.

 

I just love the "paint stroke" analogy. It is exactly how I hear the K3003 as well! Thanks! bigsmile_face.gif

post #1080 of 1800
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

The smartest thing you could do is to never look at head-fi again and just enjoy the music you like with the earphones you like.

i hear ya kitty. wink.gif i don't obsess about this stuff but I'm also looking to pick up some sweet full-sized cans so i'll be heading over to mix it with the big boys soon enough. wink.gif

My advice; if you don't want to spend a fortune and still get reference sound, try the Sennheiser HD 650/HD 600. I have the HD 650 and price aside I'm very, very pleased with it! As far as sound quality goes I'd say they play in the same league as the 334. On the other hand, if you get the K3003, why would you need full size head phones?

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