After my wife ran my I-pod and IEM's through the wash I was in the market for a new portable rig mostly for the gym, but also as my only portable setup. The Sansa Clip + was my choice for the perfect gym DAP and I paired it with the Heir Audio 3.Ai. And before you all jump on me for using an expensive IEM for the gym... screw it! That's what I wanted.
The problem is that the 3.Ai's require some pretty deep insertion and due to their shape, the cable connector, plus the addition of sweat, they pop out easily when running on the treadmill. A few strides and they will lose their seal and all of the great sound with it. I have tried all of the tips that came with it and nothing will really stay put. Knowing this I have 2 questions:
1.) Should I try other aftermarket tips (like foam) to try and get a better seal.
2.) Do custom IEM's provide a better fit and no slippage once inserted? Does anyone use their CIEM's at the gym and if so, do they perform well? Has anyone ruined theirs from the sweat?
Thanks in advance.