or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Comply T-400 - is it worth it?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Comply T-400 - is it worth it?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hey Head-Fi, I was wondering if it would be worth me dropping £15 on a 3-pack of T-400 buds. I've heard that they would help with comfort and seal, though do they have a big effect? At the moment I am using the medium size  stock biflange tips on my RE-ZERO IEMs, which are pretty good but after about 20-30 mins of wearing my ears become irritated with them and they become uncomfortable and just make me want to take them out (some sort of sensitive skin reaction?).

 

I like to wear the tips quite deep, so would the T-400s be able to be worn deep also, without coming off inside my ears?

 

Thanks,

Ben

post #2 of 20

Seal is better than silicone tips cause when you put in complys you have to compress them then let them expand to the shape of your ear canal. Comfort for me was about the same but it feels like you have something bigger than regular tips in your ears, didn't bother me thou. I wouldn't worry about them coming off in your ears anymore than any other tips. And you could probably wear these even deeper than regular tips. But I had real issues with durability, my comply tips lasted about 2 weeks before they got discolored and didn't compress well and that's with me taking care of them. For comparison sake I used the same pair of shure olives for around 8 months, So to me not worth it but maybe you can squeeze an extra few weeks out of them.

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hmm, ok. I hear the Olives are very good also, two questions:

  1. Would they fit the RE-ZERO IEMs?
  2. Where is the cheapest place to get them in the UK?
post #4 of 20

1. Not as they come but they will if you remove the cores, however they are not very secure on the phones after modding

2. dunno

 

I use t400 and they work well.  For me they are much more secure in the ear than stock tips that work loose very quickly.  I get at least 6-8 weeks out of a set using them 2 or more hours a day.  They don't lose compression ime.  I throw them away when they start to disintegrate after a couple of months.  tbh I cant imagine using the same tips for much longer.  Rather un-hygenic don't you think?

post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 

So I should get the T-400 tips, because they will fit, and the olives will not without a mod that leaves them impractical?

post #6 of 20

You could use the t-400s first. Once they're beyond usable, cut their cores out. Stretch a decored olive over the t-400 core and viola! A practical tip

post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 

Heh, good idea.

post #8 of 20

I have read you can do it the other way around too, take the core out of the complys, and wrap the foam in the sony hybrid type tips


Edited by some1 - 10/16/11 at 6:36am
post #9 of 20

I like the olives better, I feel that the complys reduce high frequency..

post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by KimChee View Post

I like the olives better, I feel that the complys reduce high frequency..


Not with the latest Ts-400.

 

post #11 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leynar View Post

You could use the t-400s first. Once they're beyond usable, cut their cores out. Stretch a decored olive over the t-400 core and viola! A practical tip


Well thought ; )

 

post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Quote: Originally Posted by KimChee  I like the olives better, I feel that the complys reduce high frequency.. Not with the latest Ts-400.  
Good tip on the ts400 wink.gif They are spherical like the olives...

Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk
Edited by rehabitat - 10/16/11 at 1:15pm
post #13 of 20

I also think the Ts series from comply is much better than the T. 

post #14 of 20

They're absolutely worth it! 

We'll throw you a set of tips to try out, then you can make decisions yourself. 

It's cool seeing the Ts get such a great response. It's in our "market testing" faze and limited to only the Medium size. 

 

We'll PM you

Reply
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

 

Wow, that would be fantastic thank you! I've heard great things about your tips, and I will try to do a mini-review on how they change my sound experience with my RE-ZERO IEMs. I am now smiling from ear to ear! biggrin.gif

The Ts series look like they'll be fun to use!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Comply T-400 - is it worth it?