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I'm having difficulties getting a fit that I am comfortable with. They all either physically don't fit, don't have a good seal or just fall out my ears.

I'm currently using the medium sized standard silicon tips, they're ok, but to get a good seal I have to push the IEM into my ear rather hard, and after a bit of movement I keep having to re-adjust.

 

Is there anything I can do? anyone else with this problem?

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If you still have trouble after trying all the stock tips, you may need to look at other non-stock tips.

 

From my own experience, the tri-flange stock tips for the EPH-100 work great on the IE80. Not only the fit is good for me, but it really brings the best balanced sound out of the IE80 without that mid humps. I forgot these eph100 tips after getting back my replacement pair from Sennheiser. Now with these tips back on, the IE80 is back to life.

 

Make sure the tips not only give you the good fit but also bring out the best balanced sound. I believe people sometimes give up on iem's too soon because they simply have not found the proper tips for both fit and sound.

post #4008 of 5721
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Originally Posted by vladzakhar View Post

 Thanks for the reply. Yes, mine sound to good to be fake.

Toxic cables are my first priority. The only thing, they don't have memory wire and I got used to it with w4 cable.
 

Yes, unfortunately i don't currently offer memory wire, sorry about that.

 

Just shipped out a batch of IE80/8 cables today, few more going out this week, so those with orders will receive them soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Also available with my new custom made Y splitter, shown here on another cable.

 

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 1/15/13 at 11:32pm

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post #4009 of 5721
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

If you still have trouble after trying all the stock tips, you may need to look at other non-stock tips.

From my own experience, the tri-flange stock tips for the EPH-100 work great on the IE80. Not only the fit is good for me, but it really brings the best balanced sound out of the IE80 without that mid humps. I forgot these eph100 tips after getting back my replacement pair from Sennheiser. Now with these tips back on, the IE80 is back to life.

Make sure the tips not only give you the good fit but also bring out the best balanced sound. I believe people sometimes give up on iem's too soon because they simply have not found the proper tips for both fit and sound.

Thanks for the thoughts, where can I find these tips though?
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Thanks for the thoughts, where can I find these tips though?


Yeah Yamaha doesn't sell those tips. The only chance is you contact some of the EPH100 owners and see if you can get from them the tips they dont use.

 

You may also search thru the thread other alternative tips mentioned by others.

post #4011 of 5721

Half tempted to send these back to Amazon now. Even after purchasing some tips from eBay, I still can't find a nice fit.

I can't justify spending ridiculous amounts of money on something that doesn't even fit. So disappointed.

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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

Yes, unfortunately i don't currently offer memory wire, sorry about that.

 

Just shipped out a batch of IE80/8 cables today, few more going out this week, so those with orders will receive them soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Also available with my new custom made Y splitter, shown here on another cable.

 

 

How much are these?

Do they ship to Aus?

How do they sound compared to stock cables?

I'm on my 2nd IE80 cable and the jack is bad. sound will distort from left to right occassionally.

post #4013 of 5721
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Originally Posted by JTZL2 View Post

How much are these?

Do they ship to Aus?

How do they sound compared to stock cables?

I'm on my 2nd IE80 cable and the jack is bad. sound will distort from left to right occassionally.

If you search this thread for Toxic Cables, you will find some impressions on my Silver Poison, you can also check my appreciation thread, it's over 140 pages long, so you can use the search function, http://www.head-fi.org/t/609155/toxic-cables-the-appreciation-thread

 

The Silver Poison costs £155 plus shipping, £5 UK and £12 international. The Silver Widow costs £210.

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post #4014 of 5721
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


Yeah Yamaha doesn't sell those tips. The only chance is you contact some of the EPH100 owners and see if you can get from them the tips they dont use.

 

You may also search thru the thread other alternative tips mentioned by others.


Sorry to hear that. Without a proper seal, not only you can't get a good fit but also likely you won't get the best balanced sound from these IE80's. I have come to realize how sensitive these IE80's are to the seal/tips. The mid humps often mentioned on the IE80's do not exist with the EPH100 stock tips I am using yet its bass is still extended and punching.

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


Sorry to hear that. Without a proper seal, not only you can't get a good fit but also likely you won't get the best balanced sound from these IE80's. I have come to realize how sensitive these IE80's are to the seal/tips. The mid humps often mentioned on the IE80's do not exist with the EPH100 stock tips I am using yet its bass is still extended and punching.

 

It's exactly this reason why I sold my pair a few months back. Shame though cause I loved the sound, and I really could use a portable headphone/iem for around the house.

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It's exactly this reason why I sold my pair a few months back. Shame though cause I loved the sound, and I really could use a portable headphone/iem for around the house.


Well you may want to try the IE800. The design for the fit appears totally different between the IE80 and IE800.

 

I actually like the appearance of the IE80 and I am proud of wearing it in public as my music blows. wink_face.gif

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I actually like the appearance of the IE80 and I am proud of wearing it in publicwink_face.gif

Me too :) They definitely draw attention :)

post #4018 of 5721

IE 80 for $250 for those who are interested at Canada Computers, add to cart to see price.

 

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=16_1098&item_id=054047

 

I'm not sure if they will ship to U.S. and they are authorized dealer according to Sennheiser Canada website.

 

I had mine for two days (could not pass up the deal) as replacement for Hippo VB which died after I dropped them in toilet ph34r.gif

 

It's funny, because I was considering the older model IE8 when purchasing Hippo VB few years ago, I guess I was destined to own IE8/IE80.

 

Anyways, the sound is incredible, very smooth, good instrumental separation, and with nice impactful bass ...exactly what I was looking for in portable phone (I prefer neutral for home setup and bass heavy for portable smily_headphones1.gif).

 

I'm using Sansa Clip+ with flac as source, now I'm curious about Studio V that seems to be popular on this site...gotta watch my wallet !

post #4019 of 5721

hey ... one of my friend told me to use a 75ohm adapter to get the full potential of my iems and to reduce the treble brightness.....  is it true??

post #4020 of 5721

I find it to suck the life out of the IEMs. So not worth it.
 

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