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Best way to mark left and right on IEM's that are hard to read.

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I searched and couldn't find anything so please forgive if this is a redundant topic. I have a few pairs of IEM's that the L/R markings are very hard to see, especially in a darker room. Was wondering if others have this issue and what some clever, inventive ways to mark them and make them more visible.  I've used small bits of tape that do well for a while then come unraveled. Also tried painting a little red silicon on the right wire near the driver. Any other ways people have found that works well? TIA

post #2 of 7

color code them(mine came color coded) or wrap a piece of tape on one side of the cable

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That's what I'm trying to do. Just can't seem to find any tape that will last more than a few weeks. I've tried electrical and duct tape. Just wondered if anyone had any slick ideas that I hadn't thought of.

post #4 of 7
I use visually different foams for each ear. On customs, I can tell from their shape but sometimes get each ear in a visually different design.
Edited by mtliu - 5/6/14 at 2:46pm
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Yeah I prefer silicon tips but I actually used a white tip on the right and black on the left until my wife told me I looked silly. Doesn't anyone have a spectacular idea that I've never thought of before? :L3000: Maybe I'll just find like some other color silicon tips and do like red and black or some other cool color combo. Anyone know if any companies (besides Comply) make tips in different colors? Guess I could do black and grey.

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when the IEMs are in my ears, no one has ever commented that I look silly, I don't even think anyone can see the tips once they are entrenched in ears. If you check out my avatar, those are my current non-custom buds - no one has said anything negative about them but describes them in terms of temperature like "hot" or "cool" but never anything negative. I have gotten comments that some of my customs look like I'm sticking chewed bubble gum in my ears, but those are comments when they are dangling rather than actually in my ears.

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Yeah my gym IEM's go pretty deep. But it's my TDK IE800's that stick out pretty far I guess and the ones my wife commented on. I just ordered a Dykem Paint Marker that a guy recommended on another site. It's like a Magic Marker but it's a permanent industrial paint marker. Supposed to be impervious to dirt, grease, etc. I'll see how well it works. Also going to use it to "color" the iron sites on my pellet rifle. 

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