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post #4996 of 11241
I typically buy the Comply tips here, so it's not as expensive for me as for you - but I have no idea what they cost across the pond.
http://www.earplugstore.com/hearing-components-comply-canal-tips-6.html

I also like the Shure black olives, and they last A LOT longer than the Complys - although they are not quite as comfortable for me. I have bought the Shure Olives in lots of different places - I usually just buy some when I see them on sale.
post #4997 of 11241
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

I'd rather get some custom ACS tips than shell out £15 each tip I need to replace complys, especially since my ears produce quite a bit of wax.

 

Supposedly bathing the used tips in hydrogen peroxide will prolong their life a bit, but I can see what you mean. Disposable things need to be cheap in order to make them a good value, and the Complys would have to last a lot longer than even life + 50% (assuming the cleaning does anything) in order to make them something I'd look at buying, despite their reputation for offering a good fit.

post #4998 of 11241
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Nothing! It's just that I have a stockpile of Shure & Comply tips and it annoys me that I would have to buy more to fit the UE. I really like Comply tips - they fit me really well - but the don't last very long and they ain't cheap.

 

Okay, I can understand that.  But if it's any consolation, UE tends to use generic shaft sizes (at least my UE700 does).  So no you can stock up on non-specific (i.e. cheaper) tips... if you're thinking about the UE600 that is.

 

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

I'd rather get some custom ACS tips than shell out £15 each tip I need to replace complys

 

There's an idea.

post #4999 of 11241
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Okay, I can understand that.  But if it's any consolation, UE tends to use generic shaft sizes (at least my UE700 does).  So no you can stock up on non-specific (i.e. cheaper) tips... if you're thinking about the UE600 that is.

Yeah - I know - the UE are simply the "other" most common shaft size - the one that fits many of the larger bore earphones. The Westone, Shure & Etymotic use the smaller bore.

I have also made my own "ghetto-comply" tips from various soft earplugs. They work OK - but not as good as either real Comply or the Shure. It's hard to get the hole drilled straight and in the center of the plugs.
post #5000 of 11241
Leather hole punch / grommet punch compress the earplugs and punch down through the center... Works like a charm with A little practice. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

There's an idea.

 

I know Etymotic has this deal where you can get ACS custom tips for $100 with any of their models--including fitting with an audiologist. I'd imagine simply the fact that they pay for the audiologist would make it a pretty good deal.

 

How much would a set of these tips be ordinarily? I'm too lazy unmotivated to look it up, and I'm curious if anybody has ever gotten a set or known/read about somebody who did.

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Im sad that AKG doesnt have any replacement tips, and that the nozzle is fricken massive, so its hard to find replacements. dangit AKG.

post #5003 of 11241
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Leather hole punch / grommet punch compress the earplugs and punch down through the center... Works like a charm with A little practice. biggrin.gif

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You are right - I keep meaning to stop at the local Harbor Freight and pick-up one of their cheap leather punch tools.
http://www.harborfreight.com/leather-punch-tool-97715.html

What's your favorite ear plugs to use for making tips? The last time I did this I think I was using some from Hearos.
post #5004 of 11241
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

 

I know Etymotic has this deal where you can get ACS custom tips for $100 with any of their models--including fitting with an audiologist. I'd imagine simply the fact that they pay for the audiologist would make it a pretty good deal.

 

How much would a set of these tips be ordinarily? I'm too lazy unmotivated to look it up, and I'm curious if anybody has ever gotten a set or known/read about somebody who did.

£120. ACS do a range of nozzle sizes as well, as long as you request the correct one. I know a person on Bit-Tech has a pair of custom tips on his PFE 122s.

post #5005 of 11241
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Im sad that AKG doesnt have any replacement tips, and that the nozzle is fricken massive, so its hard to find replacements. dangit AKG.

Aren't they 5mm? I think that's the same as Monster and some of the other DD IEMs.
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Amazing, we've talked about audio gear for a whole page now.  Some kind of record for us isn't it?  smile.gif

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Would you like for me to step in :thumb: and break that up? What's for dinner tonight? I'm craving Pizza! As close to New York Style as I can find.

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Amazing, we've talked about audio gear for a whole page now.  Some kind of record for us isn't it?  smile.gif

You didn't expect us to be on topic, did you?wink.gif

 

Very best, 

 

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Would you like for me to step in :thumb: and break that up?

 

Impossible, you are a living embodiment of audio gear... an organic resonance chamber.

post #5010 of 11241

It really is yes.gif my dinner time, though. And I'm off for Pizza @ 20:00...

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