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post #16 of 143

^Correct.

post #17 of 143

Ok cheers guys - meaning to tip changing for me, as I don't have any tips of that size

post #18 of 143
Thread Starter 

T400's fit, but not well.  T500's would fit better.

post #19 of 143

oh ok!
So my TX-400's will at least fit to some extent.

 

Are the 500's bigger or smaller in diameter?

post #20 of 143
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

oh ok!
So my TX-400's will at least fit to some extent.

 

Are the 500's bigger or smaller in diameter?

The figure relates to the bore size, the higher the broader (100<200<400<500).

In terms of external size, not much of a difference if you choose the same size (S/M/L).

 

I have, as a few other people here, a large preference for the Ts series, the spherical foams. Easier to insert, and a bit shorter so they can't block the nozzle and muffle sound.

Between Ts-500 and all the MEelecs M11 tips, I'll have a large assortment of tips to try when I receive the ASG-1...biggrin.gif
 

 

post #21 of 143
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Originally Posted by tienbasse View Post

The figure relates to the bore size, the higher the broader (100<200<400<500).

In terms of external size, not much of a difference if you choose the same size (S/M/L).

 

I have, as a few other people here, a large preference for the Ts series, the spherical foams. Easier to insert, and a bit shorter so they can't block the nozzle and muffle sound.

Between Ts-500 and all the MEelecs M11 tips, I'll have a large assortment of tips to try when I receive the ASG-1...biggrin.gif
 

 


I hated the TS-400's...they didn't fit, didn't isolate as well as my Tx-400's

 

By far for me the TX range is the best.

Anyway, enough Comply talk lol :P

 

Thanks for the size comparison - never thought about it, and it actually makes sense to have it like that - the higher, the bigger the diameter...

I might get the ASG-1's - just waiting for a proper MG7 comparison to "jump on it"

 

 

post #22 of 143
Thread Starter 

I believe the T500 diameter is actually fairly similar but that the core is a softer plastic.  I can post pics later comparing if need be.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

 

I might get the ASG-1's - just waiting for a proper MG7 comparison to "jump on it"

 

 

 

Yeah, yeah, I know, I'll do it  :)

post #23 of 143
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I believe the T500 diameter is actually fairly similar but that the core is a softer plastic.  I can post pics later comparing if need be.

 

Yeah, yeah, I know, I'll do it  :)


hehehe :P

 

 

post #24 of 143

Any one have a pair of SHE3580? The Philips tips seem to be a nice length and shape for me and very comfy. Shifts the signature a bit more towards balance with a bit less bass and some more treble. Not sure if they are my favorite yet but they are in the running.

 

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post #25 of 143

Just got two new buds in, double flange sennheiser (after hearing eric rave about them) and jbuds. The jbuds are the cheaper of the two but still an improvement over the stock silicone tips. The jbuds bore is huge and actually almost loose on these and almost got one lodged in my ear. They add an extra bit of clarity too these but overall a very subtle difference. The sennheisers on the other hand are of not only higher quality than either but also do more to the sound. They go in slightly further, and even though Dale has mentioned to me that these phones are supposed to sit more on on the outside of your ear canal, I am preferring them, so far, a little deeper into my ear canal. The bass is definitely a little lower and with more impact. Nothing huge but definitely noticeable. Clarity is great still and still slightly better than stock just like the jbuds. Treble is different sounding as well. Again, very minor but definitely more pleasing to me. Hard to explain and I'll have to do more A/bing to really pin point it, but I'm enjoying these more than the stock or jbuds thus far and easier on my ears which are very sensitive to treble. I have more tips on the way, at the rate I'm going they may end up costing more than the headphones :p, and different variety. The senheissers are very comfortable and a great alternative so far; a little more clarity, slightly more even tone with better bass extensions. Again, not a huge difference but perceptible and very welcome. 

post #26 of 143

@jant - god they look lovely.

post #27 of 143

Monster triple flange are very nice on the ASG-1, as noted in the OP.

post #28 of 143

I traded a set of UE silicon tips for a set of Comply T500 from a relatively local member -y0-.  Mind you, I don't care much for Complys to begin with because I find them a little too itchy and the diameter of the foam is never large enough to fill my ear canals, especially my left one.

 

As you can see, the T500 Comply fits perfectly on the ASG-1 nozzle.  The length of the T500 sound tube gives me an indication on what I can expect from my custom tips with similar dimensions.  Also, Comply does make a spherical shape model called the Ts500, and I would imagine that due to similar shape and dimension of the stock ASG-1 tips, one can expect a more similar "stock" sound.

 

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The results?

 

To my surprise, the T500 actually fit very well, and no itching sensation what so ever.  Very comfortable.  After rolling the foam and inserting the ASG-1 in my canals, I waited a few minutes for the foam to properly expand.  I initially thought that I would have to lower the volume a few notches from when I was using the UE tips.  Not so - the sound is much more intimate, still ever bit as detailed, but strangely the flat sound that I was told the ASG-1 would sound like and expected them to be, which I didn't achieve with the stock or UE tips, is achieved with these T500 tips - WOW!  The bass guitar in the beginning of  U2 "With or Without You" can sound a little muddy and forced.  It did with the UE tips, but with the T500, it sounds like it should, more even and not so dominating.

 

My previous review done with the UE tips described the ASG-1 sound to be a little "drum centric" and quite forward sounding.  On some tracks, I felt the sound was dominated by a little too much drums, still awesome sounding never the less.  With the T500, the kick drum still has that solid impact and authority along with the cymbal crashes, but overall the sound is much more balanced.  This may not be the ideal sound signature for some.  I find it it closer to my Livewire Trips, but with a little more low end authority.  It's quite amazing the contrasting difference tips can have. 

 

Despite the T500 being relatively expensive in relation to their short useful life, between the T500 and UE silicon tips from my previous review, the T500 takes the cake all around in comfort, fit, and sound.  Unlike when I was wearing the UE silicon tips, I can move my jaw and head in all directions without effecting the seal.  Often times, on my left side, I would lose the seal depending on the position of my jaw and/or head.  I contribute this to the relatively shallow insertion and the angle of the ASG-1 nozzle when placed in my ear.

 

My next review will be the custom tips, so stay tuned.  I have yet to confirm, but if you don't want make the jump for the custom tips, the T500 is a great start to get a sense on what the custom tips may offer and quite possibly as close as you're going to get to the custom AS-1 sound.

 

 


Edited by alphaphoenix - 2/26/12 at 12:44am
post #29 of 143

It seems several people, including myself, prefer something that goes a bit further into our ears. I got more clarity and better bass, treble and slightly less forward mids with the double flange tips. Anyone prefer shallower tips?

post #30 of 143
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It seems several people, including myself, prefer something that goes a bit further into our ears. I got more clarity and better bass, treble and slightly less forward mids with the double flange tips. Anyone prefer shallower tips?


I prefer deep inserting tips.

Usually I can't stand bi/tri flange so I end up getting comply tips - as they are soft and deeper inserting - they also "add bass" -> and that's always a plus for me :)!

@Alpha, many thanks for your T500 analysis.

I'll look into them.

I'm only hesitating in doing so simply due to the fact that I haven't even heard the earphones.

 

I also want to get the P series tips for my MG7's, but then again holding out, in case I prefer the ASG-1's sound sig/quality.

 

EDIT:
Opened a WTB thread, if no will buy from comply themselves with a coupon code I got tot he US - for both P-series Long and t-500's its $29.32 -> good price :D


Edited by Totally Dubbed - 2/26/12 at 6:35am
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