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post #136 of 6977
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Originally Posted by ken6217 View Post

How do I get the tips off? I tried twisting but can't get it to budge. I don't want to break it.

 

Thanks in advance.

Ken


I had the same issue - I found it very difficult to get the default black foam "olive" tip off.  All I can say is that I did it very carefully.  Made sure that I got under the center plastic tube and slowly worked the tip off of the nozzle.  The silicone tips were much easier to put on/take off again.  I tried comply TS100 tips that I had for other IEM's (similar to the Shure olive's) and they were much easier to put on - and I think I experience better sound with them. 

post #137 of 6977
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ken6217 View Post

How do I get the tips off? I tried twisting but can't get it to budge. I don't want to break it.

Thanks in advance.
Ken

Twist and pull slowly... It comes off eventually. I suspect the nozzle is bigger than usual because of the changeable filters inside.
post #138 of 6977
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post

Twist and pull slowly... It comes off eventually. I suspect the nozzle is bigger than usual because of the changeable filters inside.

No, the noozle is the same 2.5mm as all Shure IEMs. I had the same problem with my 846s and a year ago with my 535s. With the 535s I stuck them in the freezer for about 10 minutes and then I was able to twist it off. With my 846s I took a razor and cut them off. I use the Westone Star Tips anyway so the loss of the the olive stock tips did not matter.
post #139 of 6977
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Interesting. They are certainly a much snugger fit than say my westones. Must be a shure design then.
post #140 of 6977
It might be the flange on the nozzle is slightly larger. Once, I got the factory installed tip off, changing ear tips is very easy. Same story with my 535s. I believe Shure claims it is because of the temperature variances that occur while shipping the IEM. That was the comment on the old 535 appreciation thread here at Head-Fi.
post #141 of 6977
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Does the 535 also have that strange notch in the middle of the nozzle?

post #142 of 6977
Yes, but it is not as large or prominent as it is on the 846.
post #143 of 6977
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post


Twist and pull slowly... It comes off eventually. I suspect the nozzle is bigger than usual because of the changeable filters inside.

 

At least this time the nozzle is metal and can be replaced if broken :) This is indeed (as other posters have noted) a Shure feature: the tips will almost never accidentally fall off, but the downside is that it´s quite difficult to replace them.

post #144 of 6977
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Yeah I've had nozzles break on me before... So I like that this is replaceable smily_headphones1.gif
post #145 of 6977
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


No, the noozle is the same 2.5mm as all Shure IEMs. I had the same problem with my 846s and a year ago with my 535s. With the 535s I stuck them in the freezer for about 10 minutes and then I was able to twist it off. With my 846s I took a razor and cut them off. I use the Westone Star Tips anyway so the loss of the the olive stock tips did not matter.

I gave my Westone 4R to my son who just left for college, but I have extra start tips. I didn't put them side by side but isn't the tip opening smaller on the star tips than the Shure? Wont that affect the sound?

Ken

post #146 of 6977
Yes it would and it does. The Westone Star Tip opening is wider than any of the stock silicone tips from Shure. I switched to the Westone's because I found it opened up the soundstage and the fit was bette with a deeper insertion and flexibility than either silicone or form.
Edited by spook76 - 9/1/13 at 6:44am
post #147 of 6977
Thread Starter 
So far I'm finding that my amps that have a beautiful tubey midrange (portaphile 627, ttvj millet hybrid portable), are the best match for the magical mids of my shure se846.

What are there using and why?
post #148 of 6977
SE846 + HM901 = smily_headphones1.gif
post #149 of 6977

More comparisons to 1plus2, IE800, SD3, 3.Ai, 5.Ai and any IEM in my sig please! (listing out my personal reference points to cover all potential bases tongue.gif)

post #150 of 6977
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

More comparisons to 1plus2, IE800, SD3, 3.Ai, 5.Ai and any IEM in my sig please! (listing out my personal reference points to cover all potential bases tongue.gif )

I'll do that with some friends when I get back home.
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