Foam Sleeves (5 pairs) for Shure, Westone, Klipsch and Etymotic
Yellow Foam Sleeves (5 pairs) for Shure, Westone, Klipsch and Etymotic
Foam Sleeves (5 pairs) for Shure, Westone, Klipsch and Etymotic Review by Earphone Solutions
Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews
I purchased these foams to fix an ongoing issue I have with my Shure SE215 - I can't get a proper seal! I have very large ear canals and it seems that even with the biggest available, my ears just don't hold a seal with most tips. I decided to give these a shot, as cheaper foams seemed to fit almost perfect. Sadly, these did not do the job I was expecting. Same issue happens whenever I work out. The minute I do any strength training, I lose the seal during a set. When I yawn, I lose the seal! They're also uncomfortable after a long period of use. It's annoying to say the very least... On top of that, out of the 10 foams, I'd say only 6 are decently sized and they all seem to be built differently. One has a canal that's longer, one has smaller foam, one isn't shaped the same way, etc. Oh well, on to the next contender! Pros: They're yellow? Cons: Comfort Does not seal properly in my ear canal Color is prone to look dirty (Ear wax) Uneven build quality
I rate these older sleeves with 4/5 because over time these does not become soft and start on tearing (foam separating). When these are new they excellent with comfort and fit. Pros: Cons:
These foam sleeves were the only sleeves I could wear comfortably and get the full range of sound from my Shure E3c earphones. Pros: Great fit Comfortable Easy to insert and remove Cons: A little pricey for some bits of foam.
One thing i noticed is that not all units have the same size (small ≠), which is not good for me. They do isolate sound and are quite comfortable but for now i think i still prefer the black olives. Glad i bought both. Pros: different, but good experience cheap comfortable Cons: small ≠ between each foam sleeve
Fast shipping, great product at great price. Would buy from Earphone Solutions again. Pros: Perfect fit for my ears. Other ear buds don't stay in my ears and I have to constantly adjust them. Not the case with these. Cons: Nothing!
The foam sleeve tip for Shure headphones are by far the most comfortable. Earphone Solutions has the best prices and shipped my item very quickly. Pros: Cons:
I love these earphone sleeves. Excellent fit, excellent noise canceling. Pros: Cons:
I've found the foam sleeves work best for my earphones under my motorcycle helmet. They allow for great sound through the earphones and also help block wind noise through my full-face helmet. My experience with the rounded, plastic or rubber dome type sleeves was less positive. They slipped out of my ears if too small and got stuck in my ears if too large. I ended up losing a lot of them because the earphone wired slipped out when I removed the sleeves from my ears. The only downside to the foam type sleeves is they get dirty pretty quickly. Even if you keep your ears clean, the foam picks up dirt from the air or wherever you store your earphones in between uses (for me, thrown in my motorcycle tank bag). They can look pretty gross while still being functional. You probably won't want to share them with others. With the huge variety of earphones now available, it's tough to find the right size foam sleeves when you need them. The Earphone Solution website was easy to navigate, ordering was easy, and I received my sleeves quickly. Pros: Cons:
Product arrived on time and repackaged nicely. Pros: Although expensive everywhere for such a cheap item, their price was the best. Cons: Individual foam sleeves are cut in different lengths and not even in a straight line. For the amount of markup in this item, I expect greater attention to quality.
I love these foam replacements. I work out 4+ days a week With all the sweating, I replace my sleeves every two weeks. They always feel and sound great when I put the replacements on my E4's. Pros: Easy to replace and great sound. Cons:
definitely a good buy if you need replacements. expectations always fulfilled by Shure. Pros: Cons:
Excellent. Very comfortable and noise reduction excellent. Missed a phone call because of them! Pros: Cons:
Best for sound cancellation. I use these on airplane flights. Totally cancells the droning of the engines. In my opinion, these definitely improve the bass response. Pros: Cons:
I found these too short for my ear canals and they tended to compress and lose the ability to refit after only a couple of uses. I found the Comply Canal Tips more comfortable and more reusable for the same sound quality. Pros: Cons:
Comparing the Comply Canal Tips to the stock Shure Foamies. Small: Supposedly comparable to the Shure foamies and it's true on one side but the tip going into the ear is tapered and I can't get a decent seal. Friday & Saturday in extreme environments ranging from the peaceful quiet of my bedroom to the raging cacophony of the NYC Transit the Shure Foamies won every time. With the Comply Tips my E3's sounded thin and the bass was practically nonexistant but when I switched to the Shure's Foam the E3;s came alive. The ear shattering subway noise faded away to a soft murmmer as the beautifully burnished tones of Chuck Mangione's horn filled my head. The bass was tight the way an electric bass would sound, the drums and guitar wound through this piece, adding to and filling out the mix. The sleeves were subway tested both days with the Complys failng to make the grade. Comfort? I barely notice the foamies when they're in my ears and while Comply feels softer to the touch, they're no more comfortable in the ear than the Shures IMO. No comparison, It's the Shure Foamies, hands down. Standard size Complys: Large enough to give a decent seal but the music sounded muffled, perhaps because of the extra material. Maybe if I cut them down some, the sound would improve but who knows. Same testing environment; subway, home NYC streets. Shure again, hands down! The Comply Canal Tips look and feel a cut above the crudely, handcut Shure Foamies but in the ear, where it counts. the Foamies are the undisputed champion. Pros: Cons:
Question & Answers
Questions on Foam Sleeves (5 pairs) for Shure, Westone, Klipsch and Etymotic
Whats the biggest difference between these and the black foam sleeves? I
- Tech Support answered:
- Biggest difference is that the Black Foam eartips you refer to, are tapered whereas these are not. The other big difference is that the Black a.k.a. "Olives" have a smooth glossy finish and the yellow foams are very porous in comparison. I definitely prefer the Black eartips.
What size are these, sm. med. lg. ? Will they work with my shure e2's?
- Tech Support answered:
- Dear Billy,
No, unfortunately these are not compatible with the e2. We apologize for the inconvenience.