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post #3196 of 4081

It's really weird that Yamaha dont sell replacements. confused_face.gif

post #3197 of 4081
I just wrote e-mail to COMPLY customer service bringing to their attention the fact that one of the most popular IEM on the market is missed out by COMPLY coverage, see below reply I have got ..
 
So, hopefully, soon we will be able to replace lost YAMAHA oem ear plug pieces with COMPLY foams, which often, at least with my X10, Thinksounds TS-02, S4 Image and S4 Reference, made them much more comfortable to wear, and better quality directed sound, as directed constantly into the ear channels as opposed to wondering around as the case was with OEM flimsies  ... 
 
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Hi $$$$$$,
 
Thank you for your email and your interest in Comply Foam Tips!
 
Our Engineers have not yet tested the Yamaha EPH-100SL earphones for compatibility with our tips, so for now, unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with a solution.  For safety and insurance concerns we cannot recommend using our Comply™ Foam Tips with an earphone model we have not tested.
 
We actually purchase and test each earphone model that we have listed as compatible on our website. There are many variables and factors that go into our testing procedure including diameter and length of the sound port, the material the sound port is made of, retention forces, etc.  
 
With that said, we have just approved and purchased the Yamaha EPH-100SL for testing with our foam tips.  Once purchased, it can take approximately 3 weeks to receive and test an earphone model.  I hope to have more information for you within that time frame.
 
Please check back with us and please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
 
Best Regards!
 
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Comply™ Foam
 
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post #3198 of 4081

^^^ If you search in this thread for foam tips, there are posts about some inexpensive foam tips from an eBay seller that fit the EPH-100 perfectly. And they're pretty good, comfortable and very durable...

post #3199 of 4081
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Originally Posted by ArmanUV View Post

No one replied to my post but I'm gonna give an update anyway. After about 1 week of tolerating the pain these headphones caused for my ears, I've decided to sell them and get something with a standard-sized tip. I strongly advice people with small ear canals to look for alternatives (like GR07 or R-50).

Lol!

You must have some really odd shaped ears if you didin't find any of the stock tips comfortable. I've been using the medium-large stock tips with the ever since I bought the IEMs last year and never had any fit issues.

For me they are even more comfortable than the foam tips which I have as well.

Bottom line is, your inability to wear them for long without discomfort is just personal, so there is absolutely no need to highlight your text to discourage potential buyers of these amazing earphones.
post #3200 of 4081
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Lol!

You must have some really odd shaped ears if you didin't find any of the stock tips comfortable. I've been using the medium-large stock tips with the ever since I bought the IEMs last year and never had any fit issues.

I actually feel some pain after at least one hour of use, using smallest tip.

It's ok, as I don't use them too often.

post #3201 of 4081
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

I actually feel some pain after at least one hour of use, using smallest tip.

It's ok, as I don't use them too often.

 

 

I had that problem too, but only after using them for about 15/20 minutes. Since I found the foam tips for them, I can use them for hours with any problem... smile.gif

post #3202 of 4081
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Originally Posted by putente View Post

^^^ If you search in this thread for foam tips, there are posts about some inexpensive foam tips from an eBay seller that fit the EPH-100 perfectly. And they're pretty good, comfortable and very durable...

Yamaha EPH-100 stock tips are quite good, it is just my personal preference, the COMPLY foams, plus if you lost Yams stock tips, you are not able to get the replacement tips from Yamaha. I bought the E-bay -sold foams from that link, a while ago, like a bunch of them for $7.99 delivered, there is a reason why 3 sets of COMPLY foams TX cost 20$, to add to many, there is wax blocker on them, what also blocks perspiration from ears, prevents perspiration, ear wax and sweat from entering IEM speaker channel. So, no, E-bay sold foams are not on par to TX- COMPLY foams. I will get COMPLY foams the second they announce EPH-100 compatible model.

post #3203 of 4081
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

Lol!

You must have some really odd shaped ears if you didin't find any of the stock tips comfortable. I've been using the medium-large stock tips with the ever since I bought the IEMs last year and never had any fit issues.

For me they are even more comfortable than the foam tips which I have as well.

Bottom line is, your inability to wear them for long without discomfort is just personal, so there is absolutely no need to highlight your text to discourage potential buyers of these amazing earphones.

Well.. I found all the tips uncomfortable too.. I've lost them in a Taxi, I liked the sound.. although sometimes fatiguing. I'm not replacing them for the sake of comfort, I had Shure SE215 and they were very comfortable but two pairs had the earpiece connection problem, so I didn't buy again. For similar price I like the SE215, but they are not reliable.

Then I had TDK EB950, to plastiky for my taste.. and quality issues with the adapter to use them in my android at that time..

Again, for the Yamahas, I like the construction and sound, but many people complains about the fitting. They are uncomfortable because of the big metal nozzle I guess. I really prefer something like Panasonic xx120 or olives/comply foam, all of them have no fitting issues as far as I know. I was expecting my ears to adjust, but that never happened in months.. so I rather don't buy again.
post #3204 of 4081
Hi all!

I currently have a pair of Sony XBA-1 IEMs(with Comply T400 tips). Would it be worth upgrading to the EPH-100? I listen to house, electro, dubstep and drum and bass, so I like a good bass response, and sparkly trebles.
post #3205 of 4081
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Hi all!

I currently have a pair of Sony XBA-1 IEMs(with Comply T400 tips). Would it be worth upgrading to the EPH-100? I listen to house, electro, dubstep and drum and bass, so I like a good bass response, and sparkly trebles.

Treble is not sparkly. The eph-100 are good all rounder for me, pretty good for house, electro etc.., but if are especially interested by these genres, you may find better.  The bass is enough  good for bass head, but not the best.

post #3206 of 4081
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Hi all!

I currently have a pair of Sony XBA-1 IEMs(with Comply T400 tips). Would it be worth upgrading to the EPH-100? I listen to house, electro, dubstep and drum and bass, so I like a good bass response, and sparkly trebles.

I have the Sony XBA-2, the XBA-3 and the HiFiMan RE-400. Last week I purchased the Yamaha EPH-100 and after really trying to like it, I will be shipping them back to Yamaha tomorrow. The EPH-100 is clearly inferior in SQ to any of the other three IEMs that I mentioned. I particular, I dislike the overemphasis on bass, it is not bass that sounds precise and well controlled, it is a bit muddy and bloated and clearly masks mid range, and I found the treble poor, very rolled off. In addition the voices sound distant, recessed, probably because of the over emphasis on the bass and mid bass. For some songs with bass heavy music the Yamaha EPH-100 will overdo the bass so much that sounds totally surreal. In addition I found the clarity of the music and instrument separation lacking when compared to the other three IEMs that I have.

 

My advise to you. If you like to jump from the XBA-1, consider the XBA-3 that you can get now cheaper than the Yamaha and it is an extraordinary IEM, I love that one and coming from the XBA-1 you will find it impressive. If you like a dynamic driver, the RE-400 is fantastic as well, and trounces the Yamaha EPH-100 in SQ.

post #3207 of 4081
Can't agree with the above in any way. I've auditioned the xba-3 and 4 for about a week, both sounded very thin and distant with soft mushy bass, no impact. The eph-100 take some burn in for the bass to settle, and the highs are somewhat muted but not rolled off. I would say you should give these some more time and see if they still disapoint you after a week of use.
I have owned and audiotioned many in ears and medium/full sized headphones and nothing has impressed me more, nor sounded as close to my studio monitors in a treated room as these yamahas, thats why I use them daily and it has been almost impossible to find a replacement.
post #3208 of 4081
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Originally Posted by k1n0n3 View Post

Can't agree with the above in any way. I've auditioned the xba-3 and 4 for about a week, both sounded very thin and distant with soft mushy bass, no impact. The eph-100 take some burn in for the bass to settle, and the highs are somewhat muted but not rolled off. I would say you should give these some more time and see if they still disapoint you after a week of use.
I have owned and audiotioned many in ears and medium/full sized headphones and nothing has impressed me more, nor sounded as close to my studio monitors in a treated room as these yamahas, thats why I use them daily and it has been almost impossible to find a replacement.

 

I think you may have been listening to the wrong phones.

post #3209 of 4081
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Originally Posted by MrGuzmanWhite View Post

The EPH-100 is clearly inferior in SQ to any of the other three IEMs that I mentioned. I particular, I dislike the overemphasis on bass, it is not bass that sounds precise and well controlled, it is a bit muddy and bloated and clearly masks mid range, and I found the treble poor, very rolled off. In addition the voices sound distant, recessed, probably because of the over emphasis on the bass and mid bass.

I found nothing wrong to the mids, and vocals are good too.

post #3210 of 4081
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I think you may have been listening to the wrong phones.

Ordered both from amazon at full msrp, don't see how they could've been the wrong phones.
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