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Make your own foam tips out of ear plugs
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Make your own foam tips out of ear plugs

 

Ha ha... interesting? Have you try doing this yourself?

:etysmile:

post #558 of 682
Yes all my IEMs have DIY tips now. For me, it's the best sound and comfort. Plus it's almost free. Do a search on DIY tips there's pics and advice on how to do it.
post #559 of 682
But I think it depends on your ears but worth a try.
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Nice, let me do a search and go it a go!!!

 

Mant thanks!!!

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I tried making DIY tips from the foam, but the ones I used didn't have a hollow core inside. Making it was a pain, and they didn't sound right Do you have a link to the ones you used?.

 

These have worked well for me on the RE400:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/earbud-replacement-tips-tip-In-ear-earphone-memory-foam-SMALL-MEDIUM-LARGE-/221233884284?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3382912c7c

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I've used complys and they don't work for me. I lose mids and highs with them no matter what I try. I've tried a few different plugs and the ones that work for me are moldex spark plugs. They seem stiffer than the others. Its quite easy to make once you get used to it. I can make a pair in about 5 minutes or less.

 

 

 

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Just a warning, they probbaly aren't suitable for everyone. But for my ear canals nothing beats them for comfort and sound 

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Just a warning, they probbaly aren't suitable for everyone. But for my ear canals nothing beats them for comfort and sound 

Too right mate....they are awesome.  Best seal available...but you can also try coring the silicones with earplug foam as well.  I actually find doing a combo of both techniques works best for me.

I foam sleeve the top flange after cutting of the flare on the flange.  The remaining bit of the tip holds the earplug foam, hole punched, in place.  Then I use the other part of the earplug to created

a washer if you will.  Size it to fit and  seat it on the core of the base flange to match the flare.  That approach really works well on multiflange tips.

 

 

Happy Listening

post #566 of 682
Hmm... Interesting, I guess one must to try to find out what suits them!
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Everyone's got different ear canals and different brains

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Everyone's got different ear canals and different brains

 

Yet, I think the stock tips are underwhelming, and any sort of foam tips can increase the enjoyment of RE-400 ten fold. Even though I need a +12db sub bass bump to satsify my basshead tastes, everything else about the RE-400 is top of the line, pure bliss. Love them.

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Yet, I think the stock tips are underwhelming, and any sort of foam tips can increase the enjoyment of RE-400 ten fold. Even though I need a +12db sub bass bump to satsify my basshead tastes, everything else about the RE-400 is top of the line, pure bliss. Love them.

Yep. They sounds a lot better with foam. These phones are the most particular about tips more than any other IEM I've ever heard.
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I just got the RE-400 and they are too bass light for me, using the stock small double flange.  I much prefer my Zero Audio Carbo Basso and Carbo Tenore.  Would like to try some different tips before selling them.  What tips are recommended for the RE-400?

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