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Poll Results: Best IEM tips?

 
  • 28% (30)
    shure olives
  • 35% (37)
    comply
  • 18% (19)
    sony hybrids
  • 5% (6)
    ety triflange
  • 1% (2)
    monster triflange
  • 4% (5)
    meelec tips
  • 5% (6)
    klipsch gel tips
105 Total Votes  
post #16 of 90
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

The best tips for what? There are just no universal tips that are best for  every iem. I've tried everything. While the shure olives are great for some iems and one of my favorites for a lonf time, but they are just not the best for every iem. Some iems just sound good with meelec dual-flanges, others with ety tri-flanges, sony hybrids and so on. Sooner or later one has to deal with the reality and get a decent collection of different tips.

 

I don't think the question is that complex. It's just a blunt question asking what tips people prefer in terms of "durability, comfort, fit and price" with the IEMs they use with wink.gif

post #17 of 90
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Originally Posted by planx View Post

 

I don't think the question is that complex. It's just a blunt question asking what tips people prefer in terms of "durability, comfort, fit and price" with the IEMs they use with wink.gif

Well, it did sound like a question for the ultimate tips. Anyway, the shure ovlives  are my answer. I would say the ety tri-flanges but i know that a lot of people would call that rape and not comfort.

post #18 of 90

I'm with you on the Ety Tri-Flange. Others seem to dislike them because it grips the insides of the ear too vigorously and it goes too deep, but not for me. I don't find the depth to be disturbing in anyway and I prefer tips that grip more. That's why I find the Tri-Flange tips to have the best isolation compared to Comply and other tips. Also, I might get shot for saying this, but I think it sounds better because sound is projected through the longer tip for a longer time until hitting the eardrum unlike shorter tips. This is all a possible hypothesis in terms of air displacement and sound waves

post #19 of 90
Actually, the Ety Foam is longer...
post #20 of 90
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

Actually, the Ety Foam is longer...

 

Not longer than the Comply P-Series...  

post #21 of 90
Agreed, the Comply Foam P-Series is prolly the longest tips available for my Etys.

It just so happens to be the ones that I prefer too.

Thanks, Jim
post #22 of 90

Well, as far as comfort goes the comply foamies are probably the best. While i do prefer the olives more because they affect the highs less, they do tend to put more pressure on the ear canals. Also, while the ety foamies seal pretty well they are just too prickly to be comfortable in the long term

post #23 of 90

Klipsch gel tips are the best. If you like meomory foam, shure olives are the way to go. Comply p-series tips are ok, but not very durable. 

post #24 of 90

I love Complys but the durability is an issue, greys go brown and the foam will break down, but then again look at their standpoint if they were made to last for years and years of use you'd never have to replace them, and Comply wouldn't be selling hundreds and thousand of them.

Comfort and a good seal are found with foam for me.

post #25 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

Actually, the Ety Foam is longer...

 

Did I say something about Ety Tri-Flange tips being longer blink.gif

post #26 of 90
No... But mention was made about a deep fit.

Jim
post #27 of 90
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Originally Posted by belleville View Post

I would say 3M 1100 with DIY.

That's agreed !

post #28 of 90

The ideal tip is very IEM dependant.

Some IEMs are no really that tip dependant, others are very tip dependant.

 

I use a different tip for each IEM I own.

Depending on the seal, comfort and/or sound that becomes available by using that particular tip.

A tip can make a IEM isolate better/worse, sound more or less bright, improve on bass, improve on comfort/seal, ...

It's also wear-dependant, choosing between straight-down or over-the-ear might lead to another choice of tip.

 

Mostly I avoid foam because they need to be replaced after some time.

post #29 of 90
Sony mh1c using them at the moment on my R1and sound is amazing!!!comfort is best i have found!!!!
post #30 of 90

Meelec M11+ short, big double-flanges - for my ear canals and several iems - perfect!1000

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