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Custome IEM for Shure 535 - Exercising

post #1 of 4
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Hello All,

 

I just purchased some 535's the other day. I've owned a previous pair that crapped out on me last week because they fell out and when I put them back in a bunch of sweat damaged them. 

 

I'm meeting an audiologist tomorrow to get a mold of my ear canal for custom iems. He's going to give a bunch of options, Sensaphonics, local molders and a variety of materials and I'm finding it hard to get some information on the internet. 

 

Also, what would one recommend for someone who uses these primarily for jogging (indoor track of course) and weight lifting?  If anyone knows of any articles that talk about this a link would be great too. 

 

Thanks. 

post #2 of 4
Best not to use CIEMS while exerting yourself - sweat/moisture can be a killer and most CIEMS cost a pretty penny. Pick up a cheapo pair of IEMs for workouts. You should be listening at lower volumes than usual while on the track and the loss of sound quality shouldn't be as perceptible.
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I did buy some cheap pairs of IEMs, the CX 680 from Sennheiser plus the MEE electronics exercise phones and they fell out all the time.

 

I'm really concerned about my hearing so the ideal solution for me would be to wear something that isolates the sound so I can keep the volume low.

 

If the CIEMS last at least one year, I'm okay with that. 

post #4 of 4

Sorry I didn't see this sooner, MegatronRx...

 

For exercise, one might want to consider lower-priced Shure (or Etymotic) models with a custom-fit silicone sleeve. Sensaphonics sleeves are recommended by Shure and one sleeve will fit SE215-SE315-SE425-SE535, which is a nice upgrade path. (Unfortunately, the SE846 is physically bigger.)

 

Shure with Sensaphonics sleeves

 

 

More info:

http://www.sensaphonics.com/category/products/custom-fit-iem-sleeves

http://www.sensaphonics.com/for-shure-earphones

 

Personally, I wear my Sensaphonics 2X-S at the gym all the time and haven't had sweat issues. But I know others who have had issues. YMMV.

 

Pro tip: With the NAMM Show coming up (1/24-27/14), there might be some specials in the offing from Sensaphonics.

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