this might seem like a stupid question after being on these forums for a while. i thought i knew what was "my size" but then after getting a slew of in ears. My purchase first started with the hifi man re400s, then the monster turbines, then the gr07 BE
my collection is wonderful i'll have to admit, but everytime i got a new iem i do the whole process of finding the right tip etc. i even went as far as to buy some sony hybrids to see what the hype was all about
but as the weeks passed i find myself continually shifting between tips. for example
for the re400s i thought at the time "my tip was the short double flanges that came installed", jumped to the orange (s) sony hybrids, then jumped to the medium (green) sony hybrids, now i'm with the slightly larger than the stock installed on the gr07
the combination of the different size apertures and the length, and the sizes keep making switch back and forth.
as you can imagine my eartips are getting a bit loose from all this constant putting them on and taking them off
i use to think that your getting a good seal if the bass is coming through. from all the websites, cnet, innerfidelity, etc but then i had used teh small orange sony hybrids they give me the bass but the whole sound gets congested and the soundstage narrows (probably because of the deeper insertion because its small)
but if i go bigger it seems to work better but then the bass tones down probably because of the increase in width doesn't allow as deep as a insertion. the sound stage widens the vocals, treble comes through more clearly
these eartips continue to change the sound depending on what i use, and because i have so much it get difficult to find what its "suppose to sound"
now on my re400s i find that using the slightly larger than mediums (gro7 be) tips it creates a bit of a suction effect when i take them off.
thats what i would think is a "good seal" but because it larger than what i had used previously it doesn't go very deep
i have no idea anymore, i love my iems but this earbud/tip situation is annoying the heck out of me, i can see how HEADphones have their value, just putt them on and your ready to go! (for over ears make sure your entire ear is inside) for portables (make sure the earpads rest on your ears and cover it ) my ears are about small-average so most on ears cover basically my entire ear, not over)
any thoughts? and suggestions?
a quick note, same thing for my turbines i'm using the mediums sony on it (the vocals a bit muddy), bass is toned down sound stage is less narrowed but not as muddy as with the small sony hybrids which made it sooooo bassy it honestly gives me a headache, if your a basshead fine, but i'm not (i like bass but not that much)
Edited by Tom22 - 11/29/13 at 1:50pm