I did a bunch of searches and couldn't find anything on this, but forgive me if I missed it.
I just received my SE215 LTD today from Accessory Jack. I noticed the "olive" foam tips it comes with have grey filters/wax guards. I own a pair of SE535s and standard SE215s which I bought here in the UK and the foam tips they came with don't have a wax guard. On the SE215 vs SE215 LTD thread nobody mentioned a difference in ear tips. Everything else looks accurate, but this is making me really curious. I did a search for shure foams with wax guards and couldn't find anything. The Shure website only sells the normal ones. Has anyone else come across these? Are they standard in Asia? Or maybe just exclusive to LTD versions?
If they're not the norm, I'll do a little sound comparison review for you.
Here are the pics. The ones at the top are the normal tips, the ones at the bottom the ones with the wax guard/filter.
Forgive the Superman pyjamas.
They seem to be a lot more malleable than the normal ones, and take longer to regain their original shape. You can see the ones on the IEMs still haven't recovered from the packaging compression.
Edited by Orkboy - 5/25/13 at 1:36pm