Originally Posted by xProvidence
I definitely could've done that had the tips been size large. I'll keep playing around with them because after about an hour of using the Jays tips last night I felt sore. I suppose my ears just don't like a deep fit, other than from the the EPH-100 tips. I have some MEElec biflanges on the way and i'm really hopeful those work.
The short/fat MEElec bi-flange work a treat for comfort, as do the similarly shaped Senn bi-flange. Sonically however, I found them lacking in the lower registers. I def think the sig is orientated to a deep fit.
Large jays will give no additional stalk, just more girth and length of flange (if you'll pardon the terms. ;-) Trimmed mediums work fine on the IE800.
Over the last week I've been A/Bing further with the RE-272, and although I know such ventures are uninteresting to others (given their contrasting sigs), I still feel they're neck & neck on a performance level.
Over the past 2 nights I've run them through the "Dark Side of The Moon" (original pressing) test... out of which the TDKs firmly emerged the victors. Their airy mids, textured warmth and exaggerated soundstage make for an very immersive experience.
Of course, the hifiman beat them cleanly on some other genres... but nevertheless, I stand by my claim that the two are technically on par.