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post #4156 of 5559

I've decided to use stock L-sized tips. They fit the best to my ears. They are not perfect, but with IE others are worst.
 

post #4157 of 5559

Decided to buy the JVC large tips. The medium didn't seal up properly in my left ear.

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post #4159 of 5559

Hi guys! Just got my IE80s 3 days ago. And A am wowed of how great these lil buggers sound. they have beaten all of my previous purchases (mostly ANC cans). However, the seal is killing me >.<. tried the recommendations above (jvc tips), but still no good. sigh. guess ill be stuck with comply foams forever.

 

BTW do you guys think upgrading to a silver cable will have noticeable difference in the ie80's SQ?

I find the cable thin and flimsy. Quite afraid of using these in the gym. >.< What are your thoughts on this?

post #4160 of 5559
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Originally Posted by Grimtuth View Post

... Quite afraid of using these in the gym. >.< What are your thoughts on this?

Personally I'd just not use such expensive IEMs in the gym where you're all sweaty and they could get damaged by the different types of apparel you use and so on. For the gym I'd just rather buy some cheap IEMs that wouldn't matter at all if they broke. There are some good sounding cheap IEMs as well.

post #4161 of 5559

Just use one of those 10 dollar JVC earbuds at gym.

post #4162 of 5559

Yes, please do not use these in the gym! I crushed a pair of cheap $49 Sony IEMs a while ago. 

 

You just don't know what will happen... 

post #4163 of 5559

JVC large tips don't fit at all. Back to mediums or hybrids.

post #4164 of 5559
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

JVC large tips don't fit at all. Back to mediums or hybrids.


That sucks. So one of your ears is slightly bigger than the other?

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


That sucks. So one of your ears is slightly bigger than the other?

Yep. Just a little. Maybe I'll get some ACS custom sleeves.

post #4166 of 5559
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Yep. Just a little. Maybe I'll get some ACS custom sleeves.

I've used them and you can read what I've said about it in my sig below. That said, they are good. But I've obviously worn mine done and part of the tip broke off after I rubbed it clean. Sq isn't affected though.

Otherwise, it's got great comfort and I hardly notice it and love the isolation with music on.
post #4167 of 5559

NO HYBRIDS! They've got slim nozzle, that sucks with Senn IE. Only Wide nozzle. I've got some very comfortable large Mee tips, but sound is not true like Sennheiser IE do. But with this tips i can wear them with cord down, very comfortable and with good isolation, but sound isn't true. Also with full tape mod i've got some better results, but normal wear with stock single flange L tips now are still the best.

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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post

NO HYBRIDS! They've got slim nozzle, that sucks with Senn IE. Only Wide nozzle. I've got some very comfortable large Mee tips, but sound is not true like Sennheiser IE do. But with this tips i can wear them with cord down, very comfortable and with good isolation, but sound isn't true. Also with full tape mod i've got some better results, but normal wear with stock single flange L tips now are still the best.

Pity every wide nozzle tip I've tried kinda sucks balls. Hybrids still sounds better than complys, although the highs are more congested with the hybrids than with JVC mediums. The biggest change was from no tape mod to tape mod. The IE80 was simply unlistenable without the tape mod.

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The IE80 was simply unlistenable without the tape mod.

 

I would say listenable but not very enjoyable. Didn't like the magic tape either. In the end I couldn't justify why I needed to keep it.

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The ie80s sound great stock!
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