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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Has anyone else had weird fit issues? Maybe I just have narrow ear canals, but even with the smallest ear tips I couldn't get a comfortable fit. Shame because I really liked the sound. 

I had fit issues, but I think it was sort of a combo of tip size and more relevantly (for me) being a bit too large for my outer ear. They wanted to stick out at weird Frankenstein's-monster angles, and from there the tips weren't of much help.

post #1607 of 1836

I have small to medium sized ear canals and with small foam tips and a deep fit the comfort is pretty darn high.

It's easier when you rotate them and wear them around-the-ear.

post #1608 of 1836

Yea I would have liked to try them with foam tips, but the nozzle is still quite wide so I'm not sure it would've been better. Mind ya'll I have smalll ear canals. 

post #1609 of 1836

When I owned the FXD80's I managed to somehow fit sony hybrids on them. This was by far my favorite tip, great isolation and comfort. Best of all, they sounded great on them.

post #1610 of 1836

No need to force a pair of Sony tips on these. Just get the eaby foam tips. Much better.

post #1611 of 1836
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I find the cable of pretty good quality. It's not exactly kevlar reinforced but I think they can take a bit of abuse.

Have used mine for over a year and it looks to be in exactly the same shape as a year ago.

Still I have a lot of different in-ears and the FXD series have not gotten used daily. Used them a lot at the gym though.

 

To anyone owning these, buy these cheap foam tips.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-PR-Memory-Foam-Tips-Earbuds-Eartips-For-Most-in-ear-earphones-Sony-Mdr-as-40ex-/321040110591?pt=AU_Electronics_Portable_Audio_Accessories&hash=item4abf7b53ff

 

It really helps the fit, isolation and sound. The comfort is so much better. IMO almost a must buy.

These tips do have a tendency to get stuck in the ear when worn with a deep fit. To combat this annoyance cut thin pieces of tape and wrap them around the front piece.

 

Sewden, I just ordered a pair of the foam tips from Amazon .

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bluecell-Medium-Eartips-earbuds-earphones/dp/B007BWCDYQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374765603&sr=8-3&keywords=foam+tips

 

Are these the ones you are talking about ?

 

Do I have to force the tips, or do they fit normally?


Edited by Malazan - 7/25/13 at 8:34am
post #1612 of 1836
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Sewden, I just ordered a pair of the foam tips from Amazon .

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bluecell-Medium-Eartips-earbuds-earphones/dp/B007BWCDYQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374765603&sr=8-3&keywords=foam+tips

 

Are these the ones you are talking about ?

 

Do I have to force the tips, or do they fit normally?

 

They look to be the same on the picture.

The have rather loose fit.

 

"These tips do have a tendency to get stuck in the ear when worn with a deep fit. To combat this annoyance cut thin pieces of tape and wrap them around the front piece."

post #1613 of 1836
Why aren't the fxd80 more popular around here. Though a few people have minor fit issues I haven't listened to a better bass oriented iem in this price range. I guess everyone is onto the next FOTM
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Why aren't the fxd80 more popular around here. Though a few people have minor fit issues I haven't listened to a better bass oriented iem in this price range. I guess everyone is onto the next FOTM
I think they're awesome, but the CKN70s are better wink.gif
post #1615 of 1836
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I think they're awesome, but the CKN70s are better wink.gif

 

In what regard? I haven't compared both but the CKN70s seems to have better comfort. The FXD series do have a much better cable though.

post #1616 of 1836
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In what regard? I haven't compared both but the CKN70s seems to have better comfort. The FXD series do have a much better cable though.

I wouldn't say the 70's are better, but 70's have more forward mids. The mids on the 80's IMO seemed a little recessed in comparison.  

post #1617 of 1836
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In what regard? I haven't compared both but the CKN70s seems to have better comfort. The FXD series do have a much better cable though.
For me, the seal is my favorite part of the FXD80s. They are also not as harsh, but both earphones are smooth once burned in. The CKN70s have sparkly highs and sweet mids. It really comes down to preference and the styles of music you listen to, but the CKN70s take the cake for me.
post #1618 of 1836
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For me, the seal is my favorite part of the FXD80s. They are also not as harsh, but both earphones are smooth once burned in. The CKN70s have sparkly highs and sweet mids. It really comes down to preference and the styles of music you listen to, but the CKN70s take the cake for me.

I also love the CKN-70s as they have such an incredibly smooth signature - I'm always flummoxed by the comments about them being harsh as that is the opposite of my experience. My biggest problem is that I can't get them loud enough. I wonder why that is and if there's anything I can do about it?

 

Not trying to hijack this thread though, I can raise my issue elsewhere. I was just considering the FXD80s as  an alternate pair and came across your comment.

post #1619 of 1836

Seriously, no one gonna pay any attention to the FXD/FRD-60s?  They're really damned good, and not just for the price.

post #1620 of 1836
I still love my fxd 60/80s biggrin.gif
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