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Reshelling Sennheiser IE800's

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hello Folks


Im quite new to the community and this will be my first thread created so go easy on me.

 

I'm currently using the sennheiser ie800's through the Fostex Hp-P1 and loving it.

However, my ear hole is small and the ie800's have a hard time staying in place. (yes I tried all the sizes)

So I contacted many companies that reshell, and all but one denied my request for reshelling them...

 

Yup, Heir Audio

 

SO would anybody be able to help me if Im just making a fool out of myself by risking a $1000 iem or would this be something thats worth a try.

Thanks for your opinion

post #2 of 21
Well for srarters if you do gp for a reshell make sure you get a really good mold made.

Its also a toss up. On the reshell it could help your fit but it could mess up/ mess with the soundstaging. Or overall sound of the iem.

Personally I would probsbly just sell them and go with a diff iem vs messing with such a high end iem.

Just my opinion
post #3 of 21

I'm not sure you actually tried everything in terms of tips.

Sennheiser is not exactly known to deliver a good choice of tips with their IEMs (anyone who bought Westones or Shures would confirm).

 

I would try third-party tips (Comply, MEELec plus all the eBay stuff) before going to something as extreme as reshelling.

You could even consider having custom-moulded tips made, rather than reshelling.

 

With reshelling, you'll have no guarantee that the sound will stay the same, and you'll lose the potential for a good resale.
 

post #4 of 21

I've read about how sounds change from reshelling a universal to a custom. If I was in your situation, I would try different tips as suggested. Only if that fails then would I even consider the reshell.

post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hmmmm... The problem with sennheiser ie 800s are that there arnt 3rd party tips.

And as for reselling, Ive never done it and seems like a hassle...

post #6 of 21

http://www.complyfoam.com/products/tsx-500/

 

 

 

 

do a quick search to confirm but I believe the comply 500 size fits ie800

post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 

OOoo! Thanks I will look into it.

post #8 of 21
Try some custom tips too
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Cant find anything on ie800 in both compfly or custom tips... for ie8's or 80 there are
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by stasaki90 View Post

Cant find anything on ie800 in both compfly or custom tips... for ie8's or 80 there are

Hi Stasaki, was it your IE800 at Null Audio Singapore? I was at the shop some time back and heard someone was reshelling his IE800 with Null. If not yours, you might want to contact them for feedback.

 

regards

post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi Smgwee

No that wasnt me but thank you for letting me know! Ill try to reach out to them.
post #12 of 21

Instead of breaking the lovely ceramic shell, why not fit a custom gel/silicon casing around the IE 800 so it fits as if it were a custom?

 

I have the problem that I've lost the Senn tips and the comply tips fall off every day, at least once. T-500

 

Love them except for the fit issues.

post #13 of 21

why not custom sleeves? 

 

You wouldn't risk much and it's quite cheap.


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 1/30/14 at 1:25pm
post #14 of 21

I'm not sure which tips you mean. but if they simply fit around the barrel flange as do the Senn and Comply tips then I'll be in the same boat. Only I'll be loosing more expensive tips, The ones I'm thinking of surround the OEM shell and can be slipped off. IMHO, this should prevent them falling off, isolate better and be comfy. I think someone (perhaps Sure) was offering this service for 535s a while back.

 

Does anyone know if this can be done or who is offering this service?

post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Student_Driver View Post
 

I'm not sure which tips you mean. but if they simply fit around the barrel flange as do the Senn and Comply tips then I'll be in the same boat. Only I'll be loosing more expensive tips, The ones I'm thinking of surround the OEM shell and can be slipped off. IMHO, this should prevent them falling off, isolate better and be comfy. I think someone (perhaps Sure) was offering this service for 535s a while back.

 

Does anyone know if this can be done or who is offering this service?


I think they're referring to eartips like these - nearly every custom IEM manufacturer makes them. Based on your description you need something that fits like in the video below and you should probably look into doing the same thing:


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 1/30/14 at 9:55pm
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