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post #2326 of 4412
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Originally Posted by DimitriTrush View Post

 If TOGO334 ordered from MusicaAcoustics then yes the tips included along are Silicon made by ortofon.

Enjoy!

 

They were and I am biggrin.gif.  Thank you Dimitri.

post #2327 of 4412

Some further comments after having these a few days:

 

- I was questioning purchasing these for the first 5-6 hours of listening where I just used the stock tips.  My thoughts were along the lines of "hmm... interesting, perhaps I need to give them some time so I can wrap my head around this sound."  In general I found the presentation a bit strident and too mid-forward** for my tastes, and this is using the 000 cable.  I tried the 001 and didn't really get much of an improvement in this regard.  

 

- Trying the double flanges things just got worse.  And I was getting a good seal.  

 

- Trying the Ortofon tips (not knowing they were at the time) changed everything.  All of a sudden I found that riding the edge of sibilance thing to vanish and was able to crank the volume up a bit, which caused the whole sound to take on a new dynamic.  The 001 cable sounds great, but at higher listening levels a bit closed in.  The 000 really is perfect for me... not as much a fan at lower volumes, but where I find comfortable - not super loud, but loud enough that in a fairly loud environment I can barely pick up any ambient noise and the microphonic tendency of the cable is just barely detectable.  Probably somewhere in the mid 80db range.  Shame about the thickness and lack of ergonomics vs. the 001, but I guess that's the price you pay for excellence.  smily_headphones1.gif

 

I took a look at the 1plus2 a bit before making this decision, but decided against it due to some of the comments about it being a bit fatiguing and commanding too much of the listener's attention.  IEMs for me are a tool I use only while working (programming) and I can easily be using them for 10+ hours a day on longer days.  Non-fatiguing immersive sound is pretty much my top priority.  

 

** I'm using these with the Meridian Explorer.  Now it's known these have a pretty high output impedance of 48ohms these should probably be a poor match, so that needs to be taken into account.  That said, to my ears the sound is significantly better than with my DragonFly which has sub 1ohm.  This may very may contribute to issues I had with the stock tips, but in the end I'm finding a sound that is working very well for me.


Edited by bobeau - 3/1/13 at 12:05pm
post #2328 of 4412

Looks like I really need to get some Ortofon tips!

Can't buy them on Amazon for awhile though, due to some problems...

Time to lurk in the FS section with my PayPal ph34r.gif

post #2329 of 4412

You can buy the Ortofon tips here. 

 

 

http://www.ortofon-shop.com/shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_lite_pdf.tpl&product_id=261&category_id=31

 

or

 

http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/accessories/eq5-eq7-ear-pieces/

 

 

If you know your size then Musica Acoustics is probably the better choice as you can choose 1 size only. While Ortofon sells the tips in S M L sets only.

post #2330 of 4412
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

You can buy the Ortofon tips here. 

 

 

http://www.ortofon-shop.com/shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_lite_pdf.tpl&product_id=261&category_id=31

 

or

 

http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/accessories/eq5-eq7-ear-pieces/

 

 

If you know your size then Musica Acoustics is probably the better choice as you can choose 1 size only. While Ortofon sells the tips in S M L sets only.

 

Mm, have looked at Musica's tips, but they're really expensive...

post #2331 of 4412
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Originally Posted by theThirty3rd View Post

 

Mm, have looked at Musica's tips, but they're really expensive...

 

Yes they are confused_face.gif

 

But if you can get a good fit with the Ortofons tips, then they are stunning and they seem very durable too. Just be careful if you have large ear canals, as even the L is not that big in size................

post #2332 of 4412

Haven't tried the Ortofon tips, but the from MEE with -50 in the title I ordered for something else seem to fit the 334 stem, not sure if a different one would fit better, but seemed to stay on for me this evening. (there are a few varieties listed here http://www.meelec.com/category_s/377.htm).

post #2333 of 4412
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Originally Posted by theThirty3rd View Post

Looks like I really need to get some Ortofon tips!

Can't buy them on Amazon for awhile though, due to some problems...

Time to lurk in the FS section with my PayPal ph34r.gif

I have been using these for 4+ months. Can't go wrong for $5.00. I've used mediums on other tips and these mediums fit.

post #2334 of 4412
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I have been using these(?) for 4+ months....

 

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post #2335 of 4412
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I have been using these for 4+ months. Can't go wrong for $5.00. I've used mediums on other tips and these mediums fit.

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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

 

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SORRY! Senior moment :)

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005319840/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

post #2336 of 4412

Saraguie,

 

Those look nice but for a similar $4.99 and your closest Radio Shack you should try some AUVIO tips.

 

 

Dual Density silicone like Sony Hybrids: Hard for the bore, Soft for the ear flange

Larger straight thru bore that fits TG334's perfectly

 

Best Feature:  The bulb is offset 1/8" toward the ear so they sit a tad deeper. The fit is 'sublime'.

post #2337 of 4412

From Amazon I noticed these: http://www.amazon.com/Ortofon-Medium-Replacement-EarBuds-Cushions/dp/B009QUHQQ6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_7

 

It sounds like these are perhaps not the genuine article (ie. replacements, not necessarily from Ortofon) but they're a much cheaper option and hopefully materially and dimensionally correct.

 

One thing I can say is the medium tips are a bit smaller than the stock 334 tips.  The basic differences between them is the stock tips are shallower and wider for the sound bore by a considerable margin.


Edited by bobeau - 3/2/13 at 6:28am
post #2338 of 4412

I guess I'm going to give in and order some Ortofon tips; if it gives me a perfect fit then it'll definitely be worth the investment (I FINALLY UNDERSTAND!)

Quick question guys: how many pairs of tips did you get when you ordered from Musica?

I'm not sure if I'll be using mediums or larges, so I guess I'll have to ask for a mix-and-match bag :\

post #2339 of 4412
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Originally Posted by theThirty3rd View Post

I guess I'm going to give in and order some Ortofon tips; if it gives me a perfect fit then it'll definitely be worth the investment (I FINALLY UNDERSTAND!)

Quick question guys: how many pairs of tips did you get when you ordered from Musica?

I'm not sure if I'll be using mediums or larges, so I guess I'll have to ask for a mix-and-match bag :\

You get five pairs. Keep in mind they are a tad small in their size. 

post #2340 of 4412

So, how are the BTG cables? Are they sturdy?

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