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Best IEM that fit Shure Olives under $60

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

My klipsch S4's have stopped working recently, likely a problem with the cabling. I figured I would make an upgrade with the ATH CKM500's. I like the sound of these much more than the S4's, but they do not seem to fit the Shure olives. I have tried stretching the Shure olives with a plier but I am not having any luck getting them on.

 

The Shure olives are by far my favorite tips (more durable and comfortable and cheaper than the comply tips). What would be the best IEM's around $60 or under that would fit Shure Olives?

 

Sound preferences: EDM, Rock, Hip hop. Neutral with slight bass hump ideally, but I like lots of sound signatures as long as it isn't muddy. Sounds I like: ATH M-50, Sennheiser HD600, Emotiva Airmotiv 4's. 

post #2 of 11
DIY: I cut the internal part of a silicon pair to put before the olives, that way I can use them with almost every IEM.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
I do not understand how that works. Are you decoring?
post #4 of 11
Let's just pretend you own the tips on the picture, turn them out, cut them close to where the tip start to form the balloon (if I can call it in that way) and keep only the green/blue/orange part. Then put the olives on top of the green part
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Edited by squallkiercosa - 7/16/13 at 1:58pm
post #5 of 11

You remind me of myself, OP.  I really like the olives and could see my future purchases being dictated by which IEMs match well with them. 

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post

Let's just pretend you own the tips on the picture, turn them out, cut them close to where the tip start to form the balloon (if I can call it in that way) and keep only the green/blue/orange part. Then put the olives on top of the green part
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I don't understand how the olives go on top of the green part after you cut the green part

post #7 of 11





A picture is worth a thousand words

Edit: Forgot to mention, you just have to push it to the end an it will look like the Olives were made for that IEM.
Edited by squallkiercosa - 7/18/13 at 10:00am
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

looks like your tips are smaller. The problem with the ATH CKM500's is that they are too thick so you can't even get the foam tips around them.

 

My shure olives have a narrower opening than yours it seems.

post #9 of 11
The thing here to show is that you can use the Olives virtually with almost any IEM in the market. Post the question again to see if somebody else can help you with other options
post #10 of 11
http://www.amazon.com/JVC-Headphones-smartphones-HA-FRD60-W-Japanese/dp/B008H05CU8/ref=sr_1_61?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1374278785&sr=1-61&keywords=jvc+headphones+japan

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Image-S4-II-Black/dp/B008X9Q0JK/ref=pd_sim_e_13
post #11 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jube View Post

looks like your tips are smaller. The problem with the ATH CKM500's is that they are too thick so you can't even get the foam tips around them.

 

My shure olives have a narrower opening than yours it seems.

 

This thread may help:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/473485/how-to-fit-shure-olives-on-larger-nozzle-iems-without-de-coring-with-pics

 

Otherwise, the Sony MH1C may work as they have 2.5mm nozzles.

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