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Old 01-01-2011, 11:39 AM
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Some time back in 2009 (don't remember exactly when ) I got my first pair of IEM's (Senn. CX300), and they were great. I then got a free upgrade directly from Sennheiser to the CX500s due to reliability issues with the CX300s, and those were great too. Then, I started having major ear problems, and I went back to regular headphones, which are GREAT for home use . However, they just don't work well for portability (sure, the JVC Flats can be used, but they don't sound as good as my IEM's). I just tried my CX500s again for a week, and they worked great. I've decided to give IEM's a shot again, buy myself a nice cheap starter pair along with the Sony hybrid replacement tips. I found these (MEElectronics M6)which are said to work great with the Sony hybrid tips. Does anybody recommend or not recommend these? Is it a good company to buy from?

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these which are said to work great with the Sony hybrid tips. Does anybody recommend or not recommend these? Is it a good company to buy from?
For those that are too lazy to follow the link, 'these' are MEElectronics M6-BK .

According to the comply site, they accept T-500 Comply tips. I believe that the Sony tips are the same size as the T-400 Comply tips. So, I would guess that they are not a fit.

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do you think the Sony hybrids would work with the cx500s?
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do you think the Sony hybrids would work with the cx500s?
Bear in mind I have no experience with this. However, the comply site says that the CX500s take T-400 Comply tips, so, yeah the Sony hybrids should fit.

Use http://www.complyfoam.com/ to study it yourself.

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okay, i think before buying a new set of iem's i will just try the Sony hybrids on my cx500's, after all, the cx500s have done perfectly fine for the past 2 years, might as well try and keep using them.
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I have ordered MEE M6 but I will use that with stock tips/caps.
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lol the stock tips on the M6's look so uncomfortable though ....i may still decide to buy the m6's with the hybrids...noticed they are both have prime shipping on amazon
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Some time back in 2009 (don't remember exactly when ) I got my first pair of IEM's (Senn. CX300), and they were great. I then got a free upgrade directly from Sennheiser to the CX500s due to reliability issues with the CX300s, and those were great too. Then, I started having major ear problems, and I went back to regular headphones, which are GREAT for home use . However, they just don't work well for portability (sure, the JVC Flats can be used, but they don't sound as good as my IEM's). I just tried my CX500s again for a week, and they worked great. I've decided to give IEM's a shot again, buy myself a nice cheap starter pair along with the Sony hybrid replacement tips. I found these (MEElectronics M6)which are said to work great with the Sony hybrid tips. Does anybody recommend or not recommend these? Is it a good company to buy from?

Thanks for the help !

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I have the M6 and can confirm they work great with the Sony Hybrid tips. I can also say MEElectronics is a good company. I have multiple pairs of their IEMs.

EDIT: I might add the M6 is miles ahead of my CX-300 in build quality much less sound. I do not know if the CX-500 is like the CX-300 in build, but if it is the M6 will seem a major improvement. The cable is much stronger than the thin CX-300 cable which I always worried would snag on something and break and the housing feels less cheep than the CX-300.

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do you think the Sony hybrids would work with the cx500s?
I do not have a CX-500, but they fit my CX-300. However, you do have to stretch them quite a bit to make them fit. But they will fit.

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lol the stock tips on the M6's look so uncomfortable though ....i may still decide to buy the m6's with the hybrids...noticed they are both have prime shipping on amazon
The current M6s ship with six pairs of tips. The default pair is the pictured tri-flange, but they also come with small tri-flange, bi-flange, and regular small, medium and large tips. Surely one of those would allow for a comfortable fit.

Personally, I prefer the Sony Hybrids, but the stock (especially the black ones) are not bad.

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thanks for the reply, I think I will just start out with the Sony Hybrids, see how those work with the cx500s, and then chances are I'll get the M6's later on
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thanks for the reply, I think I will just start out with the Sony Hybrids, see how those work with the cx500s, and then chances are I'll get the M6's later on
Just FYI, but the M6 may come as shock to your ears coming from the CX-500. Coming from the CX-300 the treble of the M6 was almost unbearable at first. But now I love the highs of the M6 and cannot believe how much the highs were lacking on the CX-300. The bass and mids were also a bit of a change. The M6 is defiantly bass heavy, but not so much so as the CX-300. The mids are recessed compared to the CX-300 and leave the vocals sounding distant. If I have any real gripe with the M6 it is the recessed mids, but they improve with burn in.

Since I have never heard the CX-500 I do not know how they compare, but assuming they have similar sound signature to the CX-300, you should be aware that the M6 will sound quite a bit different.

(BTW, I edited my original post.)
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Okay thanks for the warning, IMHO the cx500s actually have a pretty different sound from the cx300s. The cx500s are more bass heavy and have less clear highs, I much prefer the sound of the cx500s to the cx300s (the 300s are too bright sounding for my liking). Sounds like it would be a better option to see how the hybrids work with the cx500s.
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Yeah, if the CX-300 sound bright to you the M6 might not be for you. That said, I decided to pull out my CX-300 and was surprised to find the highs better than I remember. Maybe I was confusing the CX-300 with the EP-630.

Anyway, based on my experience with the Sony Hybrids, they should boost the bass while cutting the treble. That is why I prefer them over the stock tips on the M6 sense I find the highs to be quite bright at times. But I am no audiophile, so don't take my word for it. I can say though they far more comfortable than stock tips.
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it sounds like starting out with the hybrids is the best option then
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FYI, Newegg has the Meelectronics M9P for only $10 shipped today. They are step below the M6, but pack more bass IMO. The treble also seems less harsh to my ears, that's just me. Again, probably a bit bright compared to the CX-500, but for $10 it might be worth giving them a shot.
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Mine has not yet shipped.
But I am happy that McDougal is enjoying his little computer
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thanks, it is indeed a little computer, but it still can't run windows 7
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Received my MEE M6 indeed these are on bright (treble) side.
Tested along with Bose earphones these sounded much better to me than Bose(source:iphone 4). Bose cost more than twice of M6.
The triplet earbud is of no use. I am using normal earbud (that is included thankfully).
Just burning in.
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thanks for the info, i think i'll pass on the m6's for now, may decide to get them later though
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M6 has a big spike around 5 Khz. Even though I like brighter IEMs in general, M6 was harsh to my ears. I used little foam (it has no filters / mesh anyways) and EQ-ed down the fourth band (4.1K, Wide) in S9 by 5dB. Can anybody else try the foam and see if it has any effect? To me, it just reduced some of the harshness.

@rohit,

Try eQu in iPhone ($3). Though I am finding it difficult to adjust the EQ accurately (might need more practice for better control), it seems to work. It's far better than the iPod's basic EQ (which itself is better with iOS 4.X, so they say)

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^The iphone 4 belongs to my friend.
I am using MEE M6 with J3.
Let it play continuously for 15 hours now sound seems to be bit settled.
Changed earbuds to bi-flange the sound is less harsh(I like bright sound).
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