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post #31 of 139

I have had the Meelec dual flanges for a couple days now and have some brief impressions. I wont go into detail about the baseline ASG1 sound as that has arlready been done very well by many other members. I will talk more about fit, comfort and aesthetics with ears that arent prefectly shaped for the ASG1s

 

 

In my ears the tips gave a deep insertion. The clarity and airiness were slightly improved as well as taming the sometimes shrill upper midrange. This was great, except for the fact that the ASG1s now sit very far out of my ear, nowhere close to flush. This feels very awkward, as it seems like the only thing holding them in my ear are the tips. Even though they are secure, when being active, they felt like they are about to fall out.

 

I know this will not apply to everyone, I just thought I would mention this for people who have ears that dont allow the ASG1's to sit flush even with the single flange. Here are some pics:

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post #32 of 139

Amazing pictures!

Cheers for the great description too!

post #33 of 139

Guys, Another recommendation here. I've tried the Hybrids, Complys, UEs, MEE, JLabs. So far my favorite has been the reverse comply T-500. The regular comply T500 (spherical) are great for shallow insertion, but for those with smaller canals, they tend to expand and cover up the exit hole. If you instead just turn them around so the bored end is facing towards you (it looks a bit ridiculous), the sound coming out of the bore is completely cleared of muddiness from the comply. In fact, I find an improvement in clarity compared to traditional silicon and the hybrids. 

 

Doing it this way allows retention of SQ with deep insertion as well as improved isolation. It's also slightly easier and faster for the foam to compress and decompress this way.

 

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post #34 of 139
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Originally Posted by AuralHygiene View Post

Guys, Another recommendation here. I've tried the Hybrids, Complys, UEs, MEE, JLabs. So far my favorite has been the reverse comply T-500. The regular comply T500 (spherical) are great for shallow insertion, but for those with smaller canals, they tend to expand and cover up the exit hole. If you instead just turn them around so the bored end is facing towards you (it looks a bit ridiculous), the sound coming out of the bore is completely cleared of muddiness from the comply. In fact, I find an improvement in clarity compared to traditional silicon and the hybrids. 

 

Doing it this way allows retention of SQ with deep insertion as well as improved isolation. It's also slightly easier and faster for the foam to compress and decompress this way.


I tried the Comply T500 earlier and wasn't thrilled; definitely didn't hear the same thing as alphaphoenix.  I do have smaller ears, so I'll have to try this and report back.

 

post #35 of 139

I must say that if you're not use to nor fancy a flat response, the T500 will sound kind of recessed, especially the mids.

post #36 of 139

I couldn't get the Ts400's to fit my ears using them on the TFTA's properly...they do require a special type of ear methinks :P

 

Reverse Ts's - never seen that before, that has to be said lol :P

post #37 of 139

Anyone give the included tips another shot ? I dismissed them rather quickly, moving on to some generic biflange tips, monster assorted tips, and sony hybrids. I then narrowed it down to either the large or medium sony hybrids as they both gave me a good seal. But now i put back the medium stock tips and they are working extremely well for me. I guess i became used to the insertion style of these and molded the wires to better suit my ears. Anyway, I am getting an unbelievable seal with the stock tips, and because of their shorter length, i am able to fit them more flush against the ear.

 

Switching back to the sony hybrid, i am getting more mid bass with them, but it also sounds more congested, not as spacious as the stocks, and the treble is farther in the background, as opposed to the stock tips, i think the wide stem versus narrow stem of the tips are attributing to these sonic differences. I don't think i have come across an iem where tips can alter the sound so much. But i am sure settled with the medium stock tips; i am reacquainted with them and they are giving me the best seal,sound,comfort ratio.

post #38 of 139
^ When I had them, medium stock tips worked best for me too. And I agree, molding the cable to hold them snug was the key. The stock tips were better than my entire box-o-tips, save maybe the UE TF10 silicone tips.
post #39 of 139

Wait a minute Shane, when you HAD them? O_O  plz tell me you didn't part with them, at least not this early, they sound so good man 

post #40 of 139
Thread Starter 

Yes, he did, and I may be parting with them as well.  Their sound signature may not be to my liking; I just keep hoping I'll get them burned in and find tips that work for me.

post #41 of 139
The stock tips seal and sound great for me as well. The issue is with sound quality. I found the biflanges give a bit more bass quantity, while at the same time increased separation and reduction of the upper mid shrillness. If I could get them to fit properly I would definitely stick with them. Try a/bing the stock tips and some biflanges, IMO there is definitely an improvement.
post #42 of 139
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Wait a minute Shane, when you HAD them? O_O  plz tell me you didn't part with them, at least not this early, they sound so good man 


The surround soundstage just wasn't for me. I couldn't take it for long periods of time. I imagine it will be magic for some but it fatigued me. I am interested in the future AS-2 though.
post #43 of 139
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

I couldn't get the Ts400's to fit my ears using them on the TFTA's properly...they do require a special type of ear methinks :P

 

Reverse Ts's - never seen that before, that has to be said lol :P



Are you guys rolling the Comply tips between your thumb and forlfinger to compress them before insertion.......do that and wait about 30 seconds for them to expand to the shape of your ear canal.  That is the correct way to use any type foam tip!  Just an FYI!

post #44 of 139

yes (we) I am lol...

Been using Comply for a LONG time.

 

TS's wouldn't fit me properly.

post #45 of 139
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

yes (we) I am lol...

Been using Comply for a LONG time.

 

TS's wouldn't fit me properly.


That is unfortunate......Nate at Comply says alot went into the design and testing of this new model, and many are saying they do not affect the sound, but they act like a properly treated audiophile listening room, no reflections or resonance.  The Ts is the only Comply tip that really works for me, and I have 30 to forty of the older style stored away, that did't work for me,,,ie, sound quality!
 

 

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