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General questions about IEM eartips, airplane ears [Pressure imbalance].

post #1 of 3
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Hi Guys

 

I have a few questions to ask regarding my IEM's, their tips and my airplane ears [Which may be skewing my results a little]

 

So I have the Philips SHE3682, and I'm having A LOT of trouble choosing the right size for my left ear, the right one is fine wearing the small default tip, but the right one either starts slipping out, losing bass or I end fiddling with it every ten seconds. It also doesn't help that I think there's a pressure imbalance that's switching between my ears, which I think isn't exactly good to get impressions on IEMs with.

 

What I mean is what should I do with my right eartip from here, as I listen to a mix of electronic\DnB and rock songs, which need a fine coat of bass and perceivable treble that isn't painful. I need to find the right size and\or replacement for my misbehaving ear and what could I do to get rid of this pressure imbalance [It feels a little ticklish, and it's very noticible in my right ear when I move the tip around, and when sitting with over the ear headphones]. I already clean them with cotton buds and use somekind of eardrop compound designed to soften the wax, but so far a week or so after I landed from the plane it's still there.

 

Thanks if you read this.

post #2 of 3

You should never use cotton buds to clean your ears, the rule is never put anything smaller than your elbow into your ear.

 

You could try doing a google search for a earwax removal syringe, in combinatIon with earwax softening you can avoid a visit to the doctors.

 

As for ear tips, first you need to make sure you are inserting them correctly.  But if one is falling out, chances are its too small or too large.

 

Do you have any other tips to choose from?

 

Also, inserting sillicone tips is not as straightforward as you think, you should learn to insert tips correctly.

 

There is a video somewhere on how to do this, but i seem to be unable to find it right now.

post #3 of 3

I would try going with some custom molds for your IEMs. I finally got sick of universal tips and went the CIEM route. That should remove the pressure too, since they are molded to your ears.
 

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