Comply Foam Tips - are they worth their price?

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  1. reservedegotist macrumors regular

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    http://www.complyfoam.com/

    Is there really a difference in quality to justify its prices?? I lost one of my in-ear tips so I am looking for a replacement pair, and I ran across this and was flabbergasted. :confused:
     
  2. satirev macrumors 6502

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    i bought a pair of ultimate ears from logitech and these came stock with them. i must say that they are incredibly better than the rubber tips that come with many cheap headphones. they cancel outside noise better and way more comfier as well.
     
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I gotta agree, my Skullcandy FMJ's came with a set also, and they are absolutely great. The rubber ones wear down quickly if you go to the gym, (not sure why, probably due to sweat eating the rubber.)
     
  4. jrbdmb macrumors 6502

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    After using Comply foam tips on some of my earphones I'm hooked - I can't stand wearing any earphones with silicone / rubber tips anymore.

    I was going to suggest Shure "Olives" as an alternative, but they cost about the same. Not too many knockoff versions on eBay either. i wish they were a bit cheaper, but I'll gladly pay $19.99 for 5 pair vs. going back to silicone or rubber tips.
     
  5. RasterScan macrumors member

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    Very cool, I think I'll upgrade my Apple in-ears.
     
  6. pwb2103 macrumors member

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  7. bobright macrumors 601

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    I will try these out if my Klipsch Sm2 arent comfortable.

    For anyone thats ordered I see the 3 pack is 14.99 or so, how much is shipping within the US?
     
  8. lordking65 macrumors regular

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    Foam tips are so much better than plastic tips and yes it woulds much better and more noise isolation, though, $15 for one pair is too much...
     
  9. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they are absolutely worth their price! I also will never go back to rubber tips. They can get mucked up kinda fast, but it's easy to clean them by swishing them around in some hydrogen peroxide, and they're good as new. I bought a pack of 3 about 4 months ago and I'm still on my first set. I use them with my Klipsch s4i's and the combination is just awesome.
     
  10. kr00k322 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this thread as well as all of the input..I was wondering about a solution for the silicone tips which seem to fall out of my ear every 30 seconds. Just ordered a pair from Amazon.
     
  11. fifi77 macrumors regular

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    I love Comply tips. They are expensive, but worth it, as others have said. Also, a pair lasts for AGES as long as you take care of them, so you do get your money's worth. I bought a pack of ten last summer and I'm only on my 4th pair (and that's only because I 'treated' myself to a new pair when I got the iPhone 4) and I use my earphones every day!
     
  12. fifi77 macrumors regular

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    Also, I think I paid about £15 for 10 pairs from Amazon UK. So, cost per wear, that's actually not bad at all.
     
  13. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Yes they are definitely worth the price. I use them with my Apple In-Ear headphones and have been amazed at the difference. I replace the tips every couple months.
     
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    Only thing that I will use with my inner ear UE headphones are the comply tips! Fantastic and comfortable as all get out. :D
     
  16. pwb2103 macrumors member

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    I really can't encourage people thinking about complys enough to try modding a pair of regular earplugs to use as tips like in the link I posted ...

    All you do is buy a pack of foam earplugs (usually like $5 for 50), use scissors to cut them down a bit, then stab a screwdriver through the middle to make a hole. After I went through my second pack of Complys I finally tried modding earplugs and have never looked back. Same quality, more customizability (colors, fit), and it costs next to nothing.
     
  17. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any real (noticeable) difference between the T (personal) and Tx (audiophile) versions from a sound quality standpoint? Or from a noise isolation standpoint?

    I'm no audiophile and the cheaper ones ($15 for 3 pair typically) would work for me I'm sure. But I'm just curious.


    The ghetto DIY version above might be something fun to try as well. Might have to run up to Lowe's today and try that out first...
     
  18. pwb2103 macrumors member

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    haha call it ghetto if you want :)D I know you were just joking), but that link I posted includes 8 pages of audiophiles who endorse the method. Look at that set up of the OP from that thread:

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    he has a DLO to an AMP with some shure se530s which has to be around a $400 setup before including source.

    I guess it really doesn't matter what you use, I have just been so happy with this method.
     
  19. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    No - I know. :) I read the whole thread and am going to give it a try, most likely.

    I use the "ghetto" term loosely to mean homemade/non-professional/non-commercial. Many "ghetto" solutions (IMO) can be actually better and cheaper than commercial solutions. No slam intended. ;)
     
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