CanJam SoCal 2016: Comply!


Seal_FINAL_CanJamSoCal2016I can imagine that foam tips are not really something you tend to get all hot-and-bothered about, but I want to encourage you to reconsider. Nay, I demand it! Ha ha! Mortal, kneel at the feet of total isolation!

Okay, so the folks at Comply were hardly monomaniacal (they were pretty much the opposite of that), but I suppose one could get a bit high-and-mighty — the in-ear monitor crowd owes quite a debt to the sanctity of “the seal”, and Comply makes the tip to help make that happen.

Being more of a custom man myself (he says, as he shrugs into a custom-made Field English), I tend not to explore universals, but I will admit that this predilection is rather limiting (and sometimes, extraordinarily slow). So, if universal-fit you must, then good isolation (and fit!) are a must, and that’s where Comply comes in.

Tyll Hertsens of Inner Fidelity wrote up his trick for getting the fit right, and I’ve found he’s right — these tips, mounted well, are “invisible” (not muffled) and tend to maximize bass response (because they seal). You can get a bunch at Amazon.

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What I didn’t know is that Comply also makes wraps for custom-fit in-ear monitors as well. Why? Because your ear changes — not over time, so much as across the day. Your fit may well be great, but it may not be so great when you want to smile, for example. Anyway, for those that are curious, these wraps work almost exactly the same as the tips — they improve the fit and/or seal. You can find them at Amazon as well.

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Scot started all this back in 2009. He is currently the Publisher here at PTA, the Publisher at The Occasional Magazine, and the Executive Producer at The Occasional Podcast. There are way too many words about him over on the Contributors page.


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