I agree, Comply tips do have a needlessly poor reputation here, but they do break down, especially when you take them outdoors a lot, and it is a pain to buy them every month, unless you get a large pack, which is pretty pricey.
The Shure tips fit the nozzle, but kill the sound with the small opening....the Jays tips don't sound as good for me as the Phonaks.....TDK includes the Comply Ts 100 for a reason....they started out with all silicone tips and then switched to Comply. I think Comply tips just have a bad reputation on head-fi....because people tried them once, or because someone posted that they muffle the sound....you need the right size...they need a good seal.....I have read here where someone will write them off, and then go back and try a larger size, with a totally different positive result....
A lot of times, silicone tips can be bass killers!
I tried using the Shure grey tips on it once, and while it didn't sound too terrible, I'm very much a proponent of having the ear tip be at least as large as the nozzle opening, to minimize acoustic resistance.
I don't know about you, but I don't get a good seal with the large biflanges, but get a decently good one with the small biflanges. However, the silicone is a bit rough, and cuts into my skin after a while. Hence, the discomfort.
shure tips kills the sound? thanks for saving me the trouble to go all the way to the store again...
The comply tips are great by all means, have to agree that it's easier to hear the crossover between the low and high drivers with silicone tips.
I switched between the silicone and complies, bass response definitely better on the complies while the treble is dampened by a little ( at least for my ears, they don't sparkle as much, like say 5%?)
The listening experience is definitely better with the complies, i just can't get a great fit with the dual flanges, they are horribly uncomfortable to me for some reason...
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