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post #4036 of 5596

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Edited by Migou67 - 1/30/13 at 9:15am
post #4037 of 5596

I could never find a decent fit for my IE8's with the supplied tips - I tried comply's - but didn't like the attenuation of the highs - hell, the IE8 is bass heavy already - why kill highs and mids? I ended up with the Sony Hybrids - it is a chore getting them on the post - but the seal and the sound is perfect! I think I ended up using the light green ones. (the tip is black, but the rubber of the inside cylinder is colored.

 

Try these before giving up on your IE80's!

post #4038 of 5596
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

I could never find a decent fit for my IE8's with the supplied tips - I tried comply's - but didn't like the attenuation of the highs - hell, the IE8 is bass heavy already - why kill highs and mids? I ended up with the Sony Hybrids - it is a chore getting them on the post - but the seal and the sound is perfect! I think I ended up using the light green ones. (the tip is black, but the rubber of the inside cylinder is colored.

Try these before giving up on your IE80's!

Same here, the Hybrids always seem to cut it for me. I use the large ones, but they're so much better than the supplied tips. I just need to work on getting the IE80s to sit right. Even if the seal's right, I find the angle they're at makes the cable awkward to get around my ear.
post #4039 of 5596
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Originally Posted by VolcomStone View Post


Same here, the Hybrids always seem to cut it for me. I use the large ones, but they're so much better than the supplied tips. I just need to work on getting the IE80s to sit right. Even if the seal's right, I find the angle they're at makes the cable awkward to get around my ear.

I go over the ear and tug at the top of the lobe when inserting - I can actually get a little depth that way - it isolates as good as it can that way (there being an open port on the IE8) - when the music is low or off, I can hear around me - but when the music is on - you have to enter my POV to get my attention.

post #4040 of 5596
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

I could never find a decent fit for my IE8's with the supplied tips - I tried comply's - but didn't like the attenuation of the highs - hell, the IE8 is bass heavy already - why kill highs and mids? I ended up with the Sony Hybrids - it is a chore getting them on the post - but the seal and the sound is perfect! I think I ended up using the light green ones. (the tip is black, but the rubber of the inside cylinder is colored.

 

Try these before giving up on your IE80's!


 Are these Sony Hybrids you are talking about?

post #4041 of 5596
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


 Are these Sony Hybrids you are talking about?

Exactly - I used the green - one size smaller than the largest pair - it is a bitch getting them on, but I was well rewarded.

post #4042 of 5596

Hey guys,

 

Have you tried these?

 

AUVIO Silicone Replace Tips    

 

 

From Radio Shack, Cost $5, come in S, M, L

 

Way better than SONY's Hybrids.

 

Why?

1.) They fit the Senn IE8 and IE80 nozzles PERFECTLY, no stretching.

2.) They offset the tip 1/8" deeper into your ear for a better fit, no fallout, no loosening.

3.) Built with 2 different densities of Silicone ('Hybrid' like the SONY's): Denser around the nozzle, Softer for the ear bulb.

4.) These babies are as comfortable as silk sheets.

5.) They last for literally years from my experience.

 

Oh, and the best reason: They DO NOT reduce the Senn nozzle diameter, the hole is the same size all the way though, no reduction of highs whatsoever. 


Edited by burtomr - 1/30/13 at 10:59am
post #4043 of 5596
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

Exactly - I used the green - one size smaller than the largest pair - it is a bitch getting them on, but I was well rewarded.

 

Just ordered and give it a try. I am a believer of tips when it comes to IEM's.

 

Thanks for the info.

post #4044 of 5596

those AUVIO tips look interesting, but I can't seem to find them from anywhere else other than radioshack.  I'll have to check out radioshack next time I go down to the states

post #4045 of 5596
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Originally Posted by macbug View Post

those AUVIO tips look interesting, but I can't seem to find them from anywhere else other than radioshack.  I'll have to check out radioshack next time I go down to the states

 

They are unique to Radio Shack = made for them by AUVIO. You you may be able to mail order them.

post #4046 of 5596

I use comply foam tips T500 large...cut them shorter and cut the inner tube so they will stretch over the canal.  This way there is not obstruction and get a good seal.

post #4047 of 5596
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Hey guys,

 

Have you tried these?

 

AUVIO Silicone Replace Tips    

 

 

From Radio Shack, Cost $5, come in S, M, L

 

Way better than SONY's Hybrids.

 

Why?

1.) They fit the Senn IE8 and IE80 nozzles PERFECTLY, no stretching.

2.) They offset the tip 1/8" deeper into your ear for a better fit, no fallout, no loosening.

3.) Built with 2 different densities of Silicone ('Hybrid' like the SONY's): Denser around the nozzle, Softer for the ear bulb.

4.) These babies are as comfortable as silk sheets.

5.) They last for literally years from my experience.

 

Oh, and the best reason: They DO NOT reduce the Senn nozzle diameter, the hole is the same size all the way though, no reduction of highs whatsoever. 

 

How about the change to sound comparing with the stock tips?

post #4048 of 5596
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Hey guys,

 

Why?

1.) They fit the Senn IE8 and IE80 nozzles PERFECTLY, no stretching.

2.) They offset the tip 1/8" deeper into your ear for a better fit, no fallout, no loosening.

3.) Built with 2 different densities of Silicone ('Hybrid' like the SONY's): Denser around the nozzle, Softer for the ear bulb.

4.) These babies are as comfortable as silk sheets.

5.) They last for literally years from my experience.

 

Oh, and the best reason: They DO NOT reduce the Senn nozzle diameter, the hole is the same size all the way though, no reduction of highs whatsoever. 

 

I'm going to get my brother to get these for me and try it out.  Not sure to get medium or large though.

 

These are the comply tips on mine.

 

 


Edited by lg777 - 1/30/13 at 2:11pm
post #4049 of 5596
Quote:
Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Hey guys,

 

Have you tried these?

 

AUVIO Silicone Replace Tips    

 

 

From Radio Shack, Cost $5, come in S, M, L

 

Way better than SONY's Hybrids.

 

Why?

1.) They fit the Senn IE8 and IE80 nozzles PERFECTLY, no stretching.

2.) They offset the tip 1/8" deeper into your ear for a better fit, no fallout, no loosening.

3.) Built with 2 different densities of Silicone ('Hybrid' like the SONY's): Denser around the nozzle, Softer for the ear bulb.

4.) These babies are as comfortable as silk sheets.

5.) They last for literally years from my experience.

 

Oh, and the best reason: They DO NOT reduce the Senn nozzle diameter, the hole is the same size all the way though, no reduction of highs whatsoever. 

You know, I always wondered if the REALLY small diameter of the Sony Hybrids was messing with the highs - I don't think they do - I mean my IE8's are bright as hell - I might give these a try, though - it is just the seal with the Sony's are perfect - I haven't been able to replicate it with anything else.

post #4050 of 5596
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

How about the change to sound comparing with the stock tips?

 

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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

You know, I always wondered if the REALLY small diameter of the Sony Hybrids was messing with the highs - I don't think they do - I mean my IE8's are bright as hell - I might give these a try, though - it is just the seal with the Sony's are perfect - I haven't been able to replicate it with anything else.

 

@DMinor,

 

I think they sound way better than the stock tips, all the stock tips, because they seal deeper and better. The stock tips are not made as well - the dual density construction makes all the difference.

 

@Ivabign,

 

The restriction at the outlet with the SONY hybrids DOES funk-up the sound compared to no restriction with the AUVIO's. Straight through is better just like your cars exhaust pipe(s). See the comment above about the seal. If you like the 'SONY seal' (I do) you will love the AUVIO's its even better.

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