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post #181 of 911
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

Yeah I break a pair of IEMs about once a year lol, and it's always the cable. CIEMs were originally made for touring musicians, so hopefully those cables will last me longer. Only time will tell.

Do you think westone 4r would be good enough instead of m200?

post #182 of 911

The W4 and M200 sound nothing alike. You need to do your research and choose between those two base on what you think your favorite sound signature is. Both are excellent earphones, but you are highly risking disappointment if you're basing your decision on something like one has a detachable cable and the other doesn't.

post #183 of 911
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

The W4 and M200 sound nothing alike. You need to do your research and choose between those two base on what you think your favorite sound signature is. Both are excellent earphones, but you are highly risking disappointment if you're basing your decision on something like one has a detachable cable and the other doesn't.


advise noted. thanks.
post #184 of 911
Thread Starter 
I talked with my friend who was using the Monster Trumpet tips and they have apparently broke so it looks like they are not going to work out for anyone leaning towards them as an option.
post #185 of 911

Another thing beside the tips that KEF may have overlooked: there doesn't appear to be much protection from earwax/dust/etc. getting into the driver/housing. I don't know if long-term durability will actually be impacted at all by this design, but I think there's a reason why most other IEMs have more protective filters.

 

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I talked with my friend who was using the Monster Trumpet tips and they have apparently broke so it looks like they are not going to work out for anyone leaning towards them as an option.

 

RIP. M200 nozzles' first victims being shown who the real monsters are.


Edited by PeterDLai - 8/16/13 at 4:23pm
post #186 of 911
Thread Starter 
Went to my largest UE900 tip and same comfort but even better sound! ...

But I did have the tip slide off the IEM and stay in my ear on one side. Kinda sad but it was easy to grab and the sound quality made it worth while. Sound wise it increased the bass quantity and punch while increasing the isolation and improving the intimacy a bit. I will accept pulling the tip out my ear for now and may design a ridge on the stem to help hold the tips on better.
Edited by dweaver - 8/16/13 at 8:14pm
post #187 of 911

any success with complys? 

post #188 of 911
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I have to say I personally prefer the M200 over the M500 by quite a bit sonically and portably speaking.

You cant say that - I have my m500's on the way!
post #189 of 911
Thread Starter 
Ok I put the largest tip in my right ear and next one down in my left ear and I get a good seal in both ears without having the one tip coming off.

but I am going to create a ridge using some wire and a couple spots of glue to help keep the tips from sliding off. This may seem like a lot of effort but the UE900 tips are so comfortable and the M200 sounds so good it will be worth the effort.
post #190 of 911
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

any success with complys? 
Yeah does the TS-500 or T-500 fit the M200? Since its part of the original kit for UE 900 too
post #191 of 911
While waiting for the UE900 tips to arrive, I've settled on the short bi-flanges from Meelec. The longer bi-flange works well too but the short one resembles closest to the distance from driver to tip.

I also tried the TS series tips that came with the UE500 and S2 and the neck of the tip is too narrow and stiff to fit around that large nozzle. The UE500 single flange tips also work well.

Edited by DannyBai - 8/16/13 at 11:32pm
post #192 of 911
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

While waiting for the UE900 tips to arrive, I've settled on the short bi-flanges from Meelec. The longer bi-flange works well too but the short one resembles closest to the distance from driver to tip.

I also tried the TS series tips that came with the UE500 and S2 and the neck of the tip is too narrow and stiff to fit around that large nozzle. The UE500 single flange tips also work well.

UE 500 is TS-200 I believe?

post #193 of 911
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Hmm, I think those are knockoffs. The UE900 tips are a blueish grey. Nice firm tips and the inside has an extra layer of silicon that's a different color than the rest of the body (like a white or clear color, I can't remember which one). The UE900 tips sound much better than the old UE tips that came on the TF10 (although I think those are very good tips too, but I haven't tried them on the M200). 

How different are the UE900 tips with the old UE TripleFi tips? My region only has those old UE TripleFi tips in stock rather than the new ones and I'm thinking whether they are worth buying even considering or not since they are pretty expensive


Edited by fnkcow - 8/17/13 at 12:19am
post #194 of 911
Sorry but I've never owned the triple fi's so I do not know. The S2's have the same complys as the UE500's from what I can tell. Hopefully someone else who knows can chime in.
post #195 of 911

I just got some tips from meelec too.  In the short time I've tried the bi-flange one DannyBal shows above work for me.  Much easier to get a good seal and stays put better than the stock while moving my head around.  You have to stretch them to get them over the tip so I don't anticipate them coming off in the future when I remove the headphone.  I'll be interested in the comparison to the UE tips he has coming.

 

Thanks to Denis for the original suggestion  http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_Eartips_p/ts5-cmb-50-bkgy.htm


Edited by MLee - 8/17/13 at 4:49am
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