Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Blu-ray)
$17.99
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Willow (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Attack on Titan Part 2 (Blu-ray)
$24.95
28 Days Later / 28 Weeks Later (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Chucky: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$31.76
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1 - 4 (Blu-ray)
$44.99
Red Cliff Part I & II (Blu-ray)
$13.39
Psycho (Blu-ray)
$10.98
Star Trek: The Compendium (Blu-ray)
$24.96
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$15.91
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D (Blu-ray)
$15.89
McLintock! (Blu-ray)
$10.20
Game of Thrones - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$34.99
The Sopranos: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$199.99
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Audio > Headphones, Portable Audio, Computer Audio

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
jaejw1 jaejw1 is offline
Senior Member
 
jaejw1's Avatar
 
Mar 2009
30
4
8
Default DIY custom silicone earmolds for your favorite universals

I have researched and found a few older threads related to this topic but none seem to catch on. I have played around with this for a little while and through trail and error i have come up with a simple and safe way of doing this, in my opinion.



the silicone mix does not stick to your earphones so if you mess up the mold you can always chuck them in the trash and start over.



I found that getting the kits from westone.com takes the guess work out of everything and storage of the premix, since each pack is able to do two large earmolds, but by halfing the pack you are able to do 4 earmolds that are smaller and a little more appealing.



larger mold





compared to something smaller





i have not tried painting the silicone but if i do i will post pics. here are a couple of links that provide detailed pics of the two earphones i did .



one thing though, the fit and finish is far better than any tips that i have purchased and at a huge fraction of the cost. the comfort level is amazing. once the cold silicone gets to body temp (takes a minute or two) you forget that you have them in..



the earphones im using are the monoprice 8320 which have a port hole near the nozzle and the monoprice 9396. the link for the 9396 shows a more detailed step of how and what i did. the links are below the pics. the 9396 uses a single flanged tip while the 8320 uses a double flange tip.



the 9396



http://s185.beta.photobucket.com/use...w1/story/10901



the 8320



http://s185.beta.photobucket.com/use...w1/story/11101



i hope that this will give more info on DIY earmolds.. but if you take the proper steps it can be a safe experiment. so far i have done about 8 of these with the ones posted above being my finals that i enjoy.
TV: Sanyo 42" lcd
Blu-Ray: Magnovox
Receiver: Yamaha rxv-630
Center: NHT vs-1.2
Front Left and Right: NHT 1.3a
Rear L and R: NHT wave
Subwoofer: dual PA120 on 1" hard foam riser
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
jaejw1 jaejw1 is offline
Senior Member
 
jaejw1's Avatar
 
Mar 2009
30
4
8
Default

made a different set that might be more appealing to others.. which only cost me about a dollar to do and for materials.. far better than these for about 150bux http://www.averysound.com/as.sennheiser.html

and these for 100bux http://www.1964ears.com/products_customsleeves.html

this time i made to mold to the tip only by cutting away most of the silicone material.. luckily the silicone wont stick to the headphones but they did fuse themselves to the sleeve of the universal silicone tip



and i can use any other earphones i have and just plug it into the sleeve for a perfect fit..

TV: Sanyo 42" lcd
Blu-Ray: Magnovox
Receiver: Yamaha rxv-630
Center: NHT vs-1.2
Front Left and Right: NHT 1.3a
Rear L and R: NHT wave
Subwoofer: dual PA120 on 1" hard foam riser

Last edited by jaejw1; 03-17-2013 at 08:05 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 07:02 AM   #3
scriptey scriptey is offline
Junior Member
 
Apr 2013
India
Default

Great idea but they look really weird
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
jaejw1 jaejw1 is offline
Senior Member
 
jaejw1's Avatar
 
Mar 2009
30
4
8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scriptey View Post
Great idea but they look really weird
yes they do,, but the fit is far better than any tip that i could buy and i can wear them for long periods without any issues.. the extra piece in the last photo was only to hel remove from ear,, i like it
TV: Sanyo 42" lcd
Blu-Ray: Magnovox
Receiver: Yamaha rxv-630
Center: NHT vs-1.2
Front Left and Right: NHT 1.3a
Rear L and R: NHT wave
Subwoofer: dual PA120 on 1" hard foam riser
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
bhampton bhampton is offline
Blu-ray Champion
 
bhampton's Avatar
 
Aug 2007
1301
5
11
Default

There are places that do this and the result looks nice.
I just use off the shelf ear thingies but If I wanted the custom molded kind I think it's not something I would DIY.

I do like DIY projects a lot though... I'm glad if it works for you.


-Brian
Blu Rays are Forever

Last edited by bhampton; 05-13-2014 at 09:32 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Audio > Headphones, Portable Audio, Computer Audio


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:05 AM.