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Shoving Comply tips -into- silicone tips?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Has anyone ever done that?

 

I got curious about the Sony hybrid tips that keep getting mentioned around here, but didn't feel like ordering a set. I figured, since I have two pair of Comply tips that came with my UE 700, might as well DIY and do some surgery. It was surprisingly easy to get the plastic sleeves out of the Comply tips. I took a hobby knife and just slowly cut around the spot in between the sleeve and the foam, and eventually the sleeve came out with little resistance. I then inverted my silicone tips and slipped the now foam-only Comply tips onto the stems. I found that it's easier to slip them on backwards, since the hole where the plastic sleeve used to be is bigger. I flipped the silicone back and made my very own hybrids.

 

I'll update with pics and reports on isolation and comfort later. In the meantime, I invite any other (mildly) adventurous Head-Fiers to do the same and report their findings.

post #2 of 11

I tried that sometime back with Auvio tips + Comply tubes for my RE-ZERO when I had them.  The results were excellent both in sound and comfort.

post #3 of 11

people have been doing this with cheaper foam earplugs for years. No need to waste a pair of comply

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ah well, I wasn't going to use the Comply tips anyway. I've always preferred silicone tips.

post #5 of 11
I do this with triple flange tips, really shuts you off from the world. Great isolation.
post #6 of 11

 

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Originally Posted by Nagasaki_Kid View Post

people have been doing this with cheaper foam earplugs for years. No need to waste a pair of comply


Unless you already have them on hand.

 

post #7 of 11

I might have to try this. Don't care for my Complys at all.

post #8 of 11

Tried this mod on Westone 4's and isolation was very good compared to just silicon tips but sound became warmer overall.

post #9 of 11

Pics would be appreciated

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

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post #11 of 11

Wow I really hadn't understood what you had done... wow that must be awesome! But for people with big ears only, no?

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