shotgunshane’s IEM (custom and universal) recommendations, favorites and classics

Discussion in 'IEMs and Portable Gear' started by shotgunshane, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Poleepkwa

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    I have no experience with CIEMS, for the various reasons mentioned a posts above. (poor resale, possible fit issues, ect).
    Inear also does CIEM's based on the universals they have, that is why I suggested it. Shells are acrylic or wood. No idea what materials they use for CIEMS.
     
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    Did a search and didn’t find any mention.

    Has anyone listened to the Lypertek TEVI TWS buds? They seem to have pretty positive external reviews, and some say the sound signature similar to the Momentum’s, but a lot cheaper of course.
     
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    The stock tips really don’t do these any favors. It’s not hard finding tips that sound better, but finding ones that fit into the charging tube is very tricky. I’ll try the linked tips (from the uk so I’ll prob see them in 2020 lol) and see how those work out.

    In the meantime some monster gel tips and regular monster turbine tips from an old pair of miles davis tributes sound pretty good if you don’t mind them not fitting in the charger. I usually like Sony hybrids but the stiffer inner tube rules them out here.
     
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    Yes for the most part I prefer custom to universal, mediocre resale value, ability to share, wait time are the things I'd cite as negatives. To be perfectly honest customs are not inherently better sounding than Universals. All acrylic, I like how they can be quickly slipped in and out of the ear when I'm commuting or at the office. I previously had a custom art silicone iem which fit fantastically but personally I prefer acrylic, YMMV.
     
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    Not only the stiffer tube, but also the smaller tube diameter, which would make the Vervebuds sound too bassy.

    That very much depends on one's ear shape. In my case, it's pretty much the opposite, I need both hands and much more time to slip my custom UERMs in than my universals.
     
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    I believe, in that sentence, he was talking in comparison to silicone customs.
     
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    Maybe, but it's a fact that some people can slip their customs in and out very easily and others can't, depending on outer ear shape.

    Unfortunately, I belong to the latter group, which is one reason why I rarely use my customs on the go... just too much hassle. The other reason being insane footfall noise, which is another thing people might want to consider before buying acrylic customs.
     
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    And isolation? Because I use it in a noisy place
     

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