- Jan 29, 2016
I feel a bit sad for you losing your FLC8s The FLC8s are still great headphones. The only real difference between them and the newer models is a slight shift in frequency response. Do you have a better-fitting and better-sounding model already lined up? If not, you'll have to search quite hard to find something that ticks both those boxes. Most of the multi-BA flagships these days are insanely large.
Yeah I really wanted them to work out for me. The problem is less their size/shape (that part is actually great) but more my weird ear canals making it hard to get a seal on both sides. The initial opening to my ears is quite large, so I have to use big tips and insert them pretty deep. I don't like the feel of Complys/foam tips, so that's not an option. With my favorite tips (Spiral Dots L on the left and ML on the right) I can listen for about 30 minutes and then my ears kind of start to 'push' them out. So I have to constantly re-adjust and that gets frustrating in no time.
Maybe I just haven't found the right kind of tip for my ears or I'd have to get some custom IEMs.