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IE800 ear tips

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May i ask where to buy ie800 ear tips?
post #2 of 11

Probably direct from sennheiser themselves.  Didn't I read that they were proprietry tips so no others would fit.

post #3 of 11
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I need the M size, anyone would like to sell?
Please contact me

post #4 of 11

Mine keep falling off.... Is anyone else having this problem.

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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Sold it long long time ago as fall off problem
post #7 of 11
Not ready to part with mine but very frustrated.
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I just purchased my IE 800 from Crutchfield. I have spent hours searching for custom ear tips. I tried the Comply T-500. It is the correct diameter, but will not fit the new proprietary IE 800 Sennheiser flange. Using the Comply T-500 ear tips I was able to hear my new IEM's for the first time. The sound is excellent, but the ear tips stay in my ears when I pull the IEM's out. It takes several minutes (sometimes with help) to get the ear tips out of my ears. There is no feature on the ear tips to interface with the new-style flange on the IEM. Crutchfield told me to try the Monster tip kit, but it's not even the correct diameter. I called Sennheiser and the person there told me that if I need different ear tips for my IE 800's then I need to buy them from a "third party". I asked if he meant Comply, and he said yes. I explained that no one makes any custom ear tips, including Comply. I contacted Comply a week ago to see if they have plans, but they never responded.

 

I am returning my IE 800's and going back to my Shure SE535. I believe that the IE800 may sound better if you are lucky enough to get a good seal, but they sound worse than Apple ear buds without a good seal - seriously. I have been a Sennheiser fan for years, but I am really disappointed that Sennheiser is so disconnected from the ear tip design. If we buy Shure and other brands we have dozens of brands, styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from. Sennheiser gives us one style in 5 sizes. I can't even get one of the sizes to work even temporarily. And deferring to "third party ear tips" could have been a good strategy, if they made the IEM's to fit the many ear tips that are already on the market.

 

Custom ear molds are hit and miss. I spent over $200 and had several molds done. Westone messed up all three tries and I had to pay my local audiologist anyway.

 

I may buy IE 800's again if Comply introduces a new model line to fit the new Sennheiser design.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by snowskier View Post

I just purchased my IE 800 from Crutchfield. I have spent hours searching for custom ear tips. I tried the Comply T-500. It is the correct diameter, but will not fit the new proprietary IE 800 Sennheiser flange. Using the Comply T-500 ear tips I was able to hear my new IEM's for the first time. The sound is excellent, but the ear tips stay in my ears when I pull the IEM's out. It takes several minutes (sometimes with help) to get the ear tips out of my ears. There is no feature on the ear tips to interface with the new-style flange on the IEM. Crutchfield told me to try the Monster tip kit, but it's not even the correct diameter. I called Sennheiser and the person there told me that if I need different ear tips for my IE 800's then I need to buy them from a "third party". I asked if he meant Comply, and he said yes. I explained that no one makes any custom ear tips, including Comply. I contacted Comply a week ago to see if they have plans, but they never responded.



I am returning my IE 800's and going back to my Shure SE535. I believe that the IE800 may sound better if you are lucky enough to get a good seal, but they sound worse than Apple ear buds without a good seal - seriously. I have been a Sennheiser fan for years, but I am really disappointed that Sennheiser is so disconnected from the ear tip design. If we buy Shure and other brands we have dozens of brands, styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from. Sennheiser gives us one style in 5 sizes. I can't even get one of the sizes to work even temporarily. And deferring to "third party ear tips" could have been a good strategy, if they made the IEM's to fit the many ear tips that are already on the market.

Custom ear molds are hit and miss. I spent over $200 and had several molds done. Westone messed up all three tries and I had to pay my local audiologist anyway.

I may buy IE 800's again if Comply introduces a new model line to fit the new Sennheiser design.

I've seen the talk about comply 500 fitting the iE800, if anyone is interested to know I made a slight mode using the smallest earbud "as it's too small for me to use" I turned it inside out, cut the bud off leaving only the cylinder post that attaches to the monitor. If you put the post back into the body then push the T500 onto the post part or most of the way. Pull off, lay on flat surface press the comply bud the rest of the way on, as it fits snug then reattach, and you have a great bud now that we wish could've been included from the start ☺️


Edited by dsincere - 6/13/14 at 9:44pm
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Student_Driver View Post

Not ready to part with mine but very frustrated.

Did you ever find a solution to this problem?

post #11 of 11
So, I got an answer from comply regarding ie-800 replacements:

"Thanks for the message regarding our Comply Foam tips.

We have tested the Sennheiser IE800 earphone and our engineers have deemed it as “incompatible” with Comply tips because of the unique soundport design. The problem is that the soundport is so short, that our tips can’t grip onto the nozzle tight enough. However, I have heard of some customers using the 400 line of tips with this earphone. The 400 tips fit onto this soundport, it just doesn’t have enough retention for us to approve it per our standards.

Please let me know if I can help with anything else!"

I got the tx-400s and it is probably a much tighter fit than the 500s stated above. Once fitted on the cylinder (I used the small as a donor) it does stay put. Bass is now amazing however I noticed 2 thing so:

1) treble is subdued and may be from the additional filter in the comply.i am going to try removing it.

2) the fit is much better but sometime, the tip will come off (with the cylinder) because the foam is much tighter in the ear.

I want to now try the TS-400s since the shape is round, or the T-400s with out the wax guard.
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