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post #4051 of 5567

Could you compare the size of the hybrids to the auvio?  like if you are using medium hybrids (I use large) should you be ordering medium auvio?  Thanks

post #4052 of 5567
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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.


The hybrids constrict the sound stage (make it congested) and in that they seem to boost the treble and mids while also focusing the bass. IMO it sounds weird and never worked out for me. Hell I don't like the hybrids at all lol. They also make my MDR-7550s sound thin and stretched (unnaturally wide without much depth to its sound). I noticed it also enhances treble spikes, Sony signature ;)... But using the 7550s with large V-moda bass tips still gives a wide sound stage with also good depth and its more of an open and natural sound IMO. More balanced.

post #4053 of 5567

I am thinking about poking some tiny holes thru the tips and see how that will affect the sound.

post #4054 of 5567
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

The hybrids constrict the sound stage (make it congested) .....

 

Lee,

 

I assume you are talking about the SONY Hybrids, they have a smaller tip diameter than the Senn nozzle - constricting the sound.

 

AUVIO Hybrids have the same size hole as the Senn nozzle all the way through, no constriction of the sound.  wink.gif

post #4055 of 5567
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I am thinking about poking some tiny holes thru the tips and see how that will affect the sound.

 

Ummm......why?

 

Don't you want all the sound generated by the IEM to reach your eardrums? Plus, leaking any air will effect the bass usually negatively.


Edited by burtomr - 1/30/13 at 5:42pm
post #4056 of 5567
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

 

Lee,

 

I assume you are talking about the SONY Hybrids, they have a smaller tip diameter than the Senn nozzle - constricting the sound.

 

AUVIO Hybrids have the same size hole as the Senn nozzle all the way through, no constriction of the sound.  wink.gif

Since I am satisfied with the hybrids - I may be in for a treat using the Auvio tips - again, I could't get a proper seal with anything other than the hybrid or foamies - and the foam killed the highs (now I use foam on my TF10's with zero issues - go figure) The whole idea that the Sony's constrict the soundstage is interesting since the soundstage still seems huge IMO. OK, I'll bite - there is a Radio Shack pretty close - I'll go tomorrow.

post #4057 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

Since I am satisfied with the hybrids - I may be in for a treat using the Auvio tips - again, I could't get a proper seal with anything other than the hybrid or foamies - and the foam killed the highs (now I use foam on my TF10's with zero issues - go figure) The whole idea that the Sony's constrict the soundstage is interesting since the soundstage still seems huge IMO. OK, I'll bite - there is a Radio Shack pretty close - I'll go tomorrow.


Did you look into the JVC tips I had posted earlier on in this thread? What size hybrid tips fit you rears? Nothing but large will give me any sort of seal. Even on the IE80s included the large tips barely gave me a seal at all and when I'd move it would break the seal easily. It wasn't until I got the JVC tips from ebay/ also V-moda bass tips that I got a really good seal from this IEM. The JVC tips however sound best to me on the IE80s & 1Plus2 V1 while the V-moda bass tips sounded best on the FX700, MDR-7550 and 1Plus2 V2.

post #4058 of 5567

I use the green hybrid - it is one size lower than the biggest - so it isn't that my ear is too big, it may be because of an odd shape - I just got some VC02's and some have talked about deep insertion - I have a hard time getting them deep - I'll try later with some really small ones since they need to go deep - after I've let them play the frequency sweeps and noise on the Jlab site.

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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

I use the green hybrid - it is one size lower than the biggest - so it isn't that my ear is too big, it may be because of an odd shape - I just got some VC02's and some have talked about deep insertion - I have a hard time getting them deep - I'll try later with some really small ones since they need to go deep - after I've let them play the frequency sweeps and noise on the Jlab site.


My point is if you are using large tips then consider the large JVC tips. They work great for me and I have a large ear canal opening. Not even the monster large double flange tips could do the trick. They go deep yest but they dont give me any sort of seal. Just sit in my ear canal lol. Those are supposedly the biggest ear tips you can get. :P.

post #4060 of 5567
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


My point is if you are using large tips then consider the large JVC tips. They work great for me and I have a large ear canal opening. Not even the monster large double flange tips could do the trick. They go deep yest but they dont give me any sort of seal. Just sit in my ear canal lol. Those are supposedly the biggest ear tips you can get. :P.

I looked a couple days back in your posts - tried searching for JVC Tips - would you be so kind as to link to the JVC tips or let me know which page the mention is?

 

Thanks

post #4061 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

I looked a couple days back in your posts - tried searching for JVC Tips - would you be so kind as to link to the JVC tips or let me know which page the mention is?

 

Thanks

 



The link is below. I went for the large black ones as I know that is the same tips I use to buy from amazon (but those are a lot more expensive and you get less pairs). I'm not so sure about the other colors as they may be of a different material and in that maybe a different fit and sound to them. So YMMV.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compatible-With-JVC-Replacement-Gel-Tips-Various-Colours-x-6-Pieces-/350698501877?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var&hash=item51a74276f5&_uhb=1

post #4062 of 5567

The tape mod: Just to make sure, we're talking about putting just a piece of tape onto the bass port, which is the same whole where the bassport screw is, right? I'm not doing anything idiotic here?

post #4063 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

The tape mod: Just to make sure, we're talking about putting just a piece of tape onto the bass port, which is the same whole where the bassport screw is, right? I'm not doing anything idiotic here?


Yessir, correct. I'm growing quite fond of it actually, so give it a good listen before you decide :)

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I liked what I heard but I was at work. I need to experiment at home.
post #4065 of 5567

Thanks Lee!! I am torn between medium and large - I will do a little research with the large Sony's before I order - wow there are some wild colors - at first I didn't think they had black at I was going to have to pick one of those neon colors - ugh. I'll get those and the Auvio from Radio Shack - you can't go wrong with lots of tips...

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