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DIY custom silicone earmolds for your favorite universals

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I have researched and found a few older threads related to this topic but none seem to catch on. I have played around with this for a little while and through trail and error i have come up with a simple and safe way of doing this, in my opinion.

 

the silicone mix does not stick to your earphones so if you mess up the mold you can always chuck them in the trash and start over.

 

I found that getting the kits from westone.com takes the guess work out of everything and storage of the premix, since each pack is able to do two large earmolds, but by halfing the pack you are able to do 4 earmolds that are smaller and a little more appealing.

 

larger mold

 

compared to something smaller

 

 

i have not tried painting the silicone but if i do i will post pics. here are a couple of links that provide detailed pics of the two earphones i did .

 

one thing though, the fit and finish is far better than any tips that i have purchased and at a huge fraction of the cost. the comfort level is amazing. once the cold silicone gets to body temp (takes a minute or two) you forget that you have them in..

 

the earphones im using are the monoprice 8320 which have a port hole near the nozzle and the monoprice 9396. the link for the 9396 shows a more detailed step of how and what i did. the links are below the pics.  the 9396 uses a single flanged tip while the 8320 uses a double flange tip.

 

the 9396

http://s185.beta.photobucket.com/user/jaejw1/story/10901

 

the 8320

http://s185.beta.photobucket.com/user/jaejw1/story/11101

 

 

i hope that this will give more info on DIY earmolds.. but if you take the proper steps it can be a safe experiment.   so far i have done about 8 of these with the ones posted above being my finals that i enjoy.

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after making a few more i think i have the hang of it...  here is my latest creation..  i worked with just the tips..

these look a lot better than previous molds.. and im completely satisfied,,,  the fit is more comfortable than any foams i have had on them... 

 

here is a link for the rest of the pics http://s185.beta.photobucket.com/user/jaejw1/library/#/user/jaejw1/library/ear%20tip%20molds?&_suid=136322156843709558595922336981

 

1000

 

 

 

the tips are universal also.. here is the same tip but with the AWEI ES800M ,, inserting these in my ear with the regular tips really hurt,, adding pressure to my eardrum,, with ths tip i get none of that , but i do get a perfect seal..  and the tip can be used with any other universal with similar size nozzle..

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