Better seal for the Hammerheads

Discussion in 'Audio' started by PT.Singer, Jun 26, 2017.

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  1. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Anybody know of compatible sleeves for the Hammerhead series? I have the BTs, and the silicon sleeves just don't work for me in creating a good seal, and I end up losing bass response because of it.

    The stems look to be of the same size as Shure e2c (quite a bit thicker than the SE series), but Shure doesn't sell just the black foam sleeves for those - they only sell the ugly orange foam ones, and those would look HORRIFIC with the Razer green.

    What are you guys using? The stock sleeves that came with the Hammerheads, or did you find something else to suit?

    **Edit**

    I found something. Now I just need to know if all of the Hammerhead range has the same stems and use the same size sleeves. @Razer|Gwynbleidd, do you know?
     
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  2. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    I'm using Comply eartips.

    Funny story, when I first got the Hammerhead BTs, I really didn't like them. They sounded too airy.
    Lo and behold, I was browsing Reddit on the train one day, and smiled. All of a sudden, the Hammerhead BTs were crystal clear. I didn't realize that the Hammerhead BTs weren't sealing correctly.

    Anyways, the Comply eartips are really really nice. Aside from a minor hassle every time you want to insert them (scrunching down the foam, holding it in place for 10-ish seconds), they're well worth the price tag.
     
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  3. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    That's the brand I found! So they fit the BTs - awesome!

    I haven't officially gotten my BTs yet (they are a birthday present, and my birthday is next Friday), but I decided to open them while my wife was at work and charge them so they'd be ready to go from the moment I rip that paper. Then I decided to try them out, so I had them in while packing up the house (we're in the middle of a move). Same thing as you experienced - an airy sound - but I knew right away that it was a seal issue for me, as I've been using in-ears for almost 2 decades. I thought that I might have some of my old Shure sleeves, but I could only find the ones for my SE series.

    Which sleeves did you go with? I'm thinking of getting the Isolation 500s, but need to do a little more comparison between the three options.
     
  4. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    I went with Isolation T-400 (Medium).

    Some people have said that the Isolation ones are more comfortable, and others have said the Comfort ones are more isolating. The only difference between the two is how they terminate (one ends in a rounder shape while the other ends in... less of a rounder shape).
    I'm more of a headphones guy, but am loathe to carry my Meze 99 Classics around, hence earbuds are more of an on-the-go solution for me (convenience > quality and isolation > comfort).
     
  5. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Every time I do the "check your fit" thing, it says that the 500s are the right size for the Hammerheads, but the BTs and Pro v2s aren't listed. How did you come to figure out that you needed the 400s?
     
  6. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    Hrmh.

    Great question lol.

    I figured a tighter seal would've been better, and I remember doing some comparisons with the Razer Adaro IEMs for some reason... Sorry, it's been a while.
     
  7. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    No worries, man. Thanks for the info!

    Hey, @Lafar, I e-mailed the folks at Comply asking about the difference between the Sports and Isolation tips. The answer: virtually nothing! The Sports ones have a sweat guard (little membrane to keep sweat from running into the earphones) and the Isolation ones have a "wax guard", which is basically a tiny bit of coating on the outside to keep ear wax from completely getting into the foam.

    Just thought you should know, in case you're looking at getting more, or of a different type.
     
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  8. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    Yupp, tyty (the Comfort ones also have a "wax guard", but they're not actual "wax guards". The TX lineup (?) has a very very thin filter/screen/mesh inside the canal to prevent ear wax from going through the eartip (says on their website that it's a < 2db difference)).

    I can't seem to find the original source, but I've heard some people say the Comfort eartips are more isolating and the Isolation eartips are more comfortable (also have heard of people doing all sorts of modifications, from reversing their directions to shaving the tip).
     
  9. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    @Lafar You never cease to amaze me with the odd bits of information you have. lol :)
    Though, I was questioning how my BT's fit as well, so I was quite pleased to come across this thread. I haven't noticed bad sound just yet, but after a bit I do want to pull them out and let my ears rest, so I'm assuming it's a comfort issue for me.
     
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