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post #4696 of 5362
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Originally Posted by energie View Post

damn il try JVC then, large size? i'm using Large sony hybrids.

 

are those of your link genuine JVC?

 

I don't know if I'd say genuine. Although I did have the FX700 and tips that were similar. Still preferred these thought to even the ones that came with the FX700. If you are using large I suggest sticking with large as well. 

post #4697 of 5362

ok ill buy them...will let you know 

 

got like 50 tips at home :o

 

Ps: how do FX700 sounds? :P


Edited by energie - 6/27/13 at 2:10am
post #4698 of 5362
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Originally Posted by energie View Post

some monster tips, got a decent seal with them until sony hybrids and complys come.


 As you've already discovered the Sonys don't really fit as the nozzle size is too big. The Complys (foamies) are a complete waste of time and money. While they give you a great seal, that's all they do. They compress when they are inserted and what's left of the nozzle is what the sound has to come through. The result is a muffled treble and indistinct bass - the Senn stock tips give a better sound IMO. They also don't last long and are expensive. The JVC hybrids are very good but I'm using something that surpasses these thanks to a recommendation from Burtomr, a regular poster and IE80 fan. These are the Auvio hybrids which you can get from any Radio Shack for less than $5 for two pairs.Until I hear something better then these are the tips for me. Someone mentioned the Ortofons but I haven't heard them. If you've got time then cancel your Comply order and save some money. Listen to the JVCs when they arrive (you'll be pleasantly surprised) and if you like those then try the Auvios.

post #4699 of 5362
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Originally Posted by energie View Post

ok ill buy them...will let you know 

 

got like 50 tips at home :o

 

Ps: how do FX700 sounds? :P

 

The FX700s are very detailed and also have an expansive sound stage. Some of the best timbre I've heard in an IEM. But its treble and bass are noticeably boosted in comparison to its mid range. So I'm not sure if you'll like this or not. I found as I raised the volume the bass and treble become overbearing and not to my liking. At low volume listening it was superb though. In the end I sold them because I could not live with its weaknesses.

post #4700 of 5362
thanks guys for the help...i already paid for complys but ill eventually sell them on ebay.

did a look for Auvio hybrids but cant find them...got a direct link?

i cant imagine a better sound then sony hybrids.
post #4701 of 5362
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Originally Posted by energie View Post

thanks guys for the help...i already paid for comply but ill eventually sell them on ebay.

did a look for Auvio hybrids but cant find them...got a direct link?

i cant imagine a better sound then sony hybrids.


Just don't use them and expect to sell the complys lol ;). I hope the JVCs work for you. I suspect they should if the large Sony Hybrids fit you as they too fit my ears. But I was not able to get a good seal with the Auvio tips on my right ear (always my trouble ear :( ). The tips are slightly too narrow (I need wider tips). The height of the tip isn't so much of a factor for my ears as the actual width.

post #4702 of 5362
damn man i got the same problem with the right ear...somethines it just pop out or move :/
post #4703 of 5362
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Originally Posted by energie View Post

damn man i got the same problem with the right ear...somethines it just pop out or move :/

Theres always custom tips wink.gif

 

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you want to ruine me

post #4705 of 5362
So I just put some tape over and cover the dial rite? That really changes everything??
post #4706 of 5362
I'm using the medium red silicon tips from my heir audio 4ais. And I find they work well. smily_headphones1.gif
post #4707 of 5362
I currently own the LCD-2 and HD-600. However my 600 is 6 years old and got beat up during a move. They still work fine and there is no issue other then cosmetics and just overall wear. I was going to just buy the HD-650 to replace them but now I'm considering going IEM route. I've never had an IEM so am I crazy to go this route?

What should I expect going from over ear to IEM? Can I drive them with my Schiit Lyr tube amp? Does IEM have the same full sound as over ear? Sorry if dumb questions.

Edit: should have known better. Always search first.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here
Edited by satanigatan - 6/27/13 at 2:46pm
post #4708 of 5362
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

I currently own the LCD-2 and HD-600. However my 600 is 6 years old and got beat up during a move. They still work fine and there is no issue other then cosmetics and just overall wear. I was going to just buy the HD-650 to replace them but now I'm considering going IEM route. I've never had an IEM so am I crazy to go this route?

What should I expect going from over ear to IEM? Can I drive them with my Schiit Lyr tube amp? Does IEM have the same full sound as over ear? Sorry if dumb questions.

Edit: should have known better. Always search first.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

In my opinion fullsize is better than IEM when listening at home but the portability of iem makes up for it. The biggest difference between iem and fullsize is the bass,soundstage and imaging if you are going to the iem route then i think this is the change that you will experience. And im afraid tube amp will have too much power for iem especially sensitive one like ie80.

post #4709 of 5362
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Originally Posted by energie View Post

thanks guys for the help...i already paid for complys but ill eventually sell them on ebay.

did a look for Auvio hybrids but cant find them...got a direct link?

i cant imagine a better sound then sony hybrids.


http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=19103306

 

This will put less strain on the nozzles - they have been known to break.

post #4710 of 5362
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

I currently own the LCD-2 and HD-600. However my 600 is 6 years old and got beat up during a move. They still work fine and there is no issue other then cosmetics and just overall wear. I was going to just buy the HD-650 to replace them but now I'm considering going IEM route. I've never had an IEM so am I crazy to go this route?

What should I expect going from over ear to IEM? Can I drive them with my Schiit Lyr tube amp? Does IEM have the same full sound as over ear? Sorry if dumb questions.

Edit: should have known better. Always search first.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here


I own the HD580s which, apart from cosmetics, are virtually identical to the HD600s. After getting the ie80s I hardly use them any more

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