- Mar 17, 2005
I have UM2's, E3C, E4C - I've tried lots of different tips - Triflange, Triflange, with bimod, Shure Clear flex, Shure soft flex, Comply's grey - long and short, Shure foamies and new Shure Black foam "olives". Using mostly my UM2's now but I find it hard to compare tips due to the 30 seconds or so it takes to change them up. So far I find the Shure soft flex to clearly give the best sound and comfort with UM2's. The Comply long's are comfortable but not as clearly defined with heavier base. The Shure triflange with bimod are probably third choice but a little uncomfortable. I was disappointed with the "black olives" - could not get a good seal - or isolation was bad. I know that generally speaking, foam based tips of any kind should deliver a softer sound with more base but there are so many variables - seal, isolation, length, etc. Anyway, just curious to know what peoples, favorites are and why, other than customs of course.