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These are still holding up and can be worn for hours with no fatigue and I'm only using a double flange as the inner tube.

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post #4097 of 4186

I have another question or two:

 

(1) I was feeling like the treble on the 9927s was kind of piercing, but it occurred to me that I just had the volume too high - maybe I was getting a bad seal, turning the volume up to compensate for the bad seal, and the "piercing" or "bright" was actually just the volume being too high with a bad seal. Does that make sense?

 

(2) These odd-shaped gels came with a Nokia bluetooth headset that I had. Their shape makes it look like they're supposed to sit on the outside of your ear canal, not go in it. However, the small ones do fit in my ear canal - tightly - and provide a pretty good seal. Any concerns about the shape of these being damaging to the ear canal? They don't compress like dome-shaped gels do.

 

post #4098 of 4186

Those things look like they convert the fit of an iem to that of a regular earbud. Makes me think it isn't supposed to actually go in your ear just sit on it.

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Originally Posted by watsaname View Post
 

Those things look like they convert the fit of an iem to that of a regular earbud. Makes me think it isn't supposed to actually go in your ear just sit on it.

 

That is what I was thinking. The fit is tight, and it doesn't "give" like a dome-shaped gel would. 

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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post
 

 

That is what I was thinking. The fit is tight, and it doesn't "give" like a dome-shaped gel would. 

agreed plus in response to your earlier post i think you have a bad seal try single flange tips first all the sizes and then move to double flanges if that doesn't work out and then triple flange if you have to

 

the treble on these things shouldn't be piercing at all it is actually imo a rather subdue treble it rolls of pretty quick (now this is stock with just single flanges) the treble is quite laid back imo its alright but not the most revealing but not piercing or siblant at all

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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post

the treble on these things shouldn't be piercing at all it is actually imo a rather subdue treble it rolls of pretty quick (now this is stock with just single flanges) the treble is quite laid back imo its alright but not the most revealing but not piercing or siblant at all

 

okay, maybe i was right - it's not that the treble is painful, it's that i'm just getting a bad seal and overcompensating by making the volume too loud.

 

I am experimenting with some Shure tips that I have - I really don't like foam. Next step is the double flanges.

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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

okay, maybe i was right - it's not that the treble is painful, it's that i'm just getting a bad seal and overcompensating by making the volume too loud.

I am experimenting with some Shure tips that I have - I really don't like foam. Next step is the double flanges.

The flex sleeves i didt like really small bore tips , on the especially large nozzles on the 8320s overly warm sound made the highs seem recesseed made bass bloated
post #4103 of 4186

I have the Comply T-400 tips and they are starting to hurt my ear canal within an hour of putting them in. Makes me not want to use the buds.

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Great news guys, I no longer have much reason to actively advertise the white 9963 IEMs.

 

Why is that you say?  Take a look yourself:

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=8320

 

That's right, Monoprice now includes a link to the alternate colors right on the product page.

 

Oddly enough, only the description for the silver 8320 IEMs mentions the fabric cord even though the black 9927 IEMs has it too.  I kind of disagree with their mentioning of it being high quality considering the microphonics it causes, but they're most likely just referring to the physical construction and not the overall characteristics of the cord.

 

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Originally Posted by vipervick View Post
 

I have the Comply T-400 tips and they are starting to hurt my ear canal within an hour of putting them in. Makes me not want to use the buds.


I dislike foam tips for a similar reason as well, but I kind of expected it considering that I have a hard time sleeping with earplugs for similar discomfort reasons.  Of course my only experience with foam tips was with those from the below-linked sample pack, so I don't really know how similar or different Comply's foam tips would feel.

 

I personally use a medium single flange (left ear) and a medium double flange (right ear) from the following sample pack:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151168006538


Edited by Nintendo Maniac - 3/14/14 at 5:11pm
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I wish I knew the microphonics on these were so bad before ordering them, makes them unusable.

 

I take it the white version with the rubber cable has no microphonics in comparison?

 

Can i wrap the cord in insulation tape or sellotape to stop microphonics?

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it might be safe to say that the majority of us go the recabling route. I did on both my pairs, and I'm extremely pleased with the result.
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I am terrible at DIY, I would just end up destroying them. So ideas on modding the cord as is, would wrapping the full thing in insulation tape work?

 

There is also products called plasti dip and rubber dip which would allow me to coat the cord in a thin layer of rubber/plastic but they are expensive for a tub/can.

 

Using sellotape would cost me less than £1. I only paid £3.50 for them, so I'm not overly bothered but wished the microphonics had been made a lot clearer, people are only focusing on the pro's and not the major con in these IEM's.

post #4108 of 4186

Well over 200 pages clearly depict the microphonics issue. But, personally speaking, i wouldn't recommend dipping in rubber, only because you'd probably lose a lot of flexibility in the cable.

post #4109 of 4186
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Originally Posted by SonnyA85 View Post
 

I am terrible at DIY, I would just end up destroying them. So ideas on modding the cord as is, would wrapping the full thing in insulation tape work?

 

There is also products called plasti dip and rubber dip which would allow me to coat the cord in a thin layer of rubber/plastic but they are expensive for a tub/can.

 

Using sellotape would cost me less than £1. I only paid £3.50 for them, so I'm not overly bothered but wished the microphonics had been made a lot clearer, people are only focusing on the pro's and not the major con in these IEM's.

 

But then again, if you do destroy them, they were only £3.50. And you get some experience with DIY projects. 

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Originally Posted by SonnyA85 View Post

I wish I knew the microphonics on these were so bad before ordering them, makes them unusable.



 



I take it the white version with the rubber cable has no microphonics in comparison?



 



Can i wrap the cord in insulation tape or sellotape to stop microphonics?


 




these have worked out great for me.. http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_Over_the_Ear_Cable_Guides_p/ep-cableguide-bk.htm
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