just cut the memory wire (just make two snips at the top and pull - the plastic tears) and get some ety tri-flanges cut down to doubles for comfort.
then these become as comfy as any westones imo.
same quality for the same price? hard imo, but ive heard good things about the eph-100 (havent heard).
the eq5, which i owned for a while is another great, but not so good in comfort.
yeah, I cut them off with no problems. helped quite a bit for the fit. however, I'm still having problems with the stock tips. they keep slipping out of the ear and thus prevent me from getting a good, permanent fit. can we perhaps compile a list of compatible tips for the R50's?
the etymotic triple-flanges seem to fit the nozzle which is a little wider than 3mm according to my measurements.