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Picking up the Comets next week. Thoughts on the tips? This will be my first foray into IEMs . . .
Late replying, but just saw your post. I find foam ear tips (Comply or the AC foams) to be uncomfortable and usually prefer silicon tips. My Comets came with the SpinFits, and I like them. I also have the Fianl E tips (came with my Io), and I think I prefer the SpinTips...they seems a bit more flexible and I find them to be more comfortable for longer periods than the Final E. I also purchased some inexpensive double flange tips from Amazon (generic brand). I find that the double flange tips provide a little better isolation than the SpinFits. I used the double flange tips this past week on an international flight and had them in my ears for 7 to 8 hours each way with no discomfort. I believe I can get a deeper insertion with the Comets than my other CA IEM's, and this seems to improve isolation; making them a good choice for travel. I had previously purchased some double flange tips from RHA, and like them on the Jupiters. I believe the double flange I purchased on Amazon (10 pcs for $6; Large) have a slightly larger bore than the RHA, but I can't say for sure as I do not have the RHA tips with me at the moment to make a comparison. Comfort wise no issues with either.
 
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They come with different tips? Why is it?
CA has included a variety of third party tips with their products since they were introduced. My earliest CA IEM is the Nova. It came with CA silicone, CA foam, and Comply tips. Later iterations of their products (Jupiter, Lyra II and Comets) that I have purchased included the CA foam, CA silicone, and SpinFit tips. My latest purchase, CA Io, included the both CA types and Final E silicone tips. So, the third party tips supplied by CA has changed with time. I have never seen an explanation for this, but for me it has been helpful to have such a wide selection of tips to try. I probably would not have gone out and purchased these other brands on my own.
 
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Does anyone know the type of Spinfit the Comets come with? I’ve been trying to track them down but can’t seem to find the correct version of Spinfit.
 
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Does anyone know the type of Spinfit the Comets come with? I’ve been trying to track them down but can’t seem to find the correct version of Spinfit.
My Comets came with CP100, 2 each of four sizes (super small, small, medium, large).
 
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Awesome, thanks!
No problem...I had the info handy because i went through the same process when it came to order additional tips. Also, I found some inexpensive, generic double flange silicone tips that I like with the Comet. They provide a bit better isolation than the SpinFits with no sacrifice in comfort or sound to my ears. I am not able to use the foam tips supplied by CA. They get uncomfortable really quickly.
 
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Does anyone know the type of Spinfit the Comets come with? I’ve been trying to track them down but can’t seem to find the correct version of Spinfit.
Mine came with Final Audio E tips.
 
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Today I am by the pool with a well seasoned Atlas. Listening to Tutu by Miles Davis, incredible. I will never forget the first listen and the massive wall of bass that I didnt think I would ever climb over. So many IEMs and today I chose Atlas.
 
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I got the email yesterday as well and decided to go for it. I really enjoy my CA Andromedas but miss having more of a bass punch for some of the music in my collection. I'm looking forward to gaining that with the Atlas. Here's hoping for a good and comfortable fit!
Congratulations, can you post a comment about fit and comfort? im looking to buy these and dont want to regret it.
 
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Congratulations, can you post a comment about fit and comfort? im looking to buy these and dont want to regret it.
Will do! Hopefully I'll get them sometime this week.
 
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So.
True.

Whenever I stop, think and realize that I'm going to spend $1500 on a pair of IEM's, I start to laugh nervously. I'm not rich at all, this is a total luxury item for me. I don't know about your girlfriend but the only 3 persons I have shared this with seriously think that I've gone bananas. :banana:

2 questions for you all owners of the Atlas:

The Atlas come with a 2 year warranty.

Considering every investment has got its risks...:
  1. How long do you expect them to last? Let's forget about the cables, it's obvious that they are going to break "often". What's important is the body and its content, for the cables can be replaced.
  2. How long would you be happy for them to last? This is the amount of time that they should last so that you can say "this was money well spent".
My answers:

- I expect them to last 10 years at least, provided no accidents occur. Am I being too optimistic here? What's the longest that you've had an IEM for?
- I'll be happy if they last at least 5 years. That would be less than $1 a day. It sounds better when put like that... :)

To be honest, every couple of hours I wonder if I shouldn't get the last IMR-R1 available out there instead, and 3 times cheaper than the Atlas...
Interested to hear if you bought the Atlas or the IMR R1? I am thinking Atlas or IMR Zenith? Looking for bass and large detail soundstage. My over ears are HD800s.
 
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Interested to hear if you bought the Atlas or the IMR R1? I am thinking Atlas or IMR Zenith? Looking for bass and large detail soundstage. My over ears are HD800s.
Personally I would never buy anything from IMR, that company is run by Bob James previously of Trinity Audio Engineering. HIs wife was a major owner of the company. Trinity screwed a ton of people out of their hard earned cash when they kept advertising and receiving payment for product they had no stock of and no intention of shipping.
What they did was worse than any bad business practice.

Stick to CA, nicest people and very reputable. The Atlas is a great earphone.
 

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