Alternative Ear Tips

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  • Rundmc

    I have the exact same issue- the Pros just dont stay in like all other earbuds Ive owned- very frustrating, cuz I like everything else about them- when I emailed their support about tip alternatives, they had no suggestions. Said they dont recommend any other Jaybird model tips. Gonna have to return the Pros. Their most expensive model, with a fatal flaw- the flip switch tip doesn't fit, with no flexibility for alternative.

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  • Msburdick

    Hold the presses!

     

    i just got these and they fit perfectly!

     

    https://www.amazon.com/Comply-Sport-Pro-Jaybird-Replacement/dp/B06XJN59GK

     

    i got the medium fit first, then ordered the large. They sound fantastic! Nice tight fit too. I’ll prolly file the little tab off the ear buds that the stock ear bud locks to. What a difference!

     

    All three of the stock buds suck. These replacements really provide great noise blocking. Music plays at .50 level instead of not being able to hear at 100%.

     

    Now if they would upgrade the app to use ITunes in addition to Spotify.....

     

    Cheers,

     

    Mark

     

     

     

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  • Gibby123

    Mark- excellent!!!

    Many thanks!

    I ordered those with assorted sizes so I can figure out what size works best. Will keep you all updated.

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  • Gibby123

    Well....I received the Comply Tips and tried all 3 sizes and none really worked. I just can’t get the tips in far enough to really seal anymore than the stock ones. Well - going to try other earphone options and see how they work before sending the Pros back to Best Buy.

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  • RobertLanger8267

    I've found the Tarah Pros don't fit like my other earbuds.

     

    I also tried the comply tips because I found that I couldn't get a proper seal, but like you, those really didn't work well either, and the little notch that helps to hold the Jaybird tips in place was causing some discomfort to my ears.

     

    But then I realized that the tips don't really go inside the ear canal like I'm accustomed to. They actually create a seal around the outside of the canal.

     

    This can take a bit of getting used to, and I find that it's a little tricky to get my right bud to seal properly, but when I do, the sound, isolation, and comfort are all excellent (I have had customs IEMs and these are just as comfortable for me, if not more comfortable). I also use different sized tips - my left is #2 and right is #3.

     

    Sometimes I have to play around with the angle of the bud, i.e. don't turn the switch fit all the way to the extreme end, but find a spot somewhere in the middle.

     

    Finally, I find that the over-the-ear cable position works best for me.

     

    Good luck with getting a fit. Once you do, you will be rewarded with great sound and comfort.

     

     

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  • Iaccax

    The Comply tips work Great with a little modification.

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  • Iaccax

    And if you want a Hardcore seal and sound isolation just add a thin seal of blue tack right behind the foam. It will stop the bottom of the ear bud from rubbing the bottom side of the ear cartilage.

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  • Msburdick

    I cut those tabs off too. I think I'll try the blue tack as that might be the finishing touch for my oversized ears.

     

    Signed,

     

    Dumbo (LOL)

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  • Iaccax

    They do sell bigger foam tips on amazon.

    Right now i am working on a compound to mix to ?fill the ear and the headphone toghther like custom ear plug but not using Expoxy or Silicone but a flex able foam like the tips.

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  • Gibby123

    Hey there! 

    Looks like getting a good seal with the stock tips is an issue that I hope Jaybird recognizes. I applaud your efforts to ?mod the wings/tips.  I am at the threshold where I have to either return the Pros or stick with them and mod them to my liking.  Arrggh… not sure what to do. 

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  • mtm1965

    I had some Comply tips from my Jaybird X3's and tried this mod with Tarah Pro tips I was not using...Worked great, I am on day/workout 4 and have no issue with them falling out, they sound much better...now all they have to do is fix the darn multipoint issue and I am set.

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  • Davegor

    I bought the variety pack foam tips and was surprised out how much better they buds sounded...most likely due to much greater sound isolation. The stock tips just seem to barely rest on the ears and do very little to block out external noise. With the tips, everything seemed much more robust. The bass in particular really seems more amplified

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  • Inherwords

    Which comply tips have people been using with the Tarah Pro's?

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  • Iaccax

    I use large cloud tips from best buy now.

    just squish the foam tips small and stick them in your ear and let them expand. The the comply regular tips fell apart with sweet in 2 weeks.?

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  • Davegor

    Comply Ultra Premium Memory Foam... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HLVX4QB?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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  • matej_86

    Iaccax, are you ripping/cutting off the end of the supplied tips to ge the cloud tips on? They're all one piece supplied with the Tara Pro so no way just to remove the end while allowing the cradle earpiece to still hold them in place.

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  • Iaccax

    Yes I am..with the tips on the headphones just use a hobby knife and cut on the second line behind the tips.?

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  • matej_86

    What's the inside diameter of the tips needed to fit securely to the part of the earbud that sticks out? I ask because it isn't a uniform width is it and gets narrower near the tip. At its widest it's just over 6mm, the middle part bang on 6mm at the top which will be furthest in the ear it's about 5.5mm.IMG_20190411_171715

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  • Davegor

    matej_86

    i do not know the inside diameter of the tips I bought (see link in previous post). I just googled comply tips for Jaybird and found some on amazon.com. The ones I bought said they were compatible with other Jaybird earbuds, so I figured they would fit, and they do.

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  • Jks3567

    I can confirm it works to cut off the tips and use comply tips. You can use any comply tips that fit X3's or X4's. Just cut at the lowest line around the underside of the tips using an exacto knife.

     

    It would be nice if jaybird would just make a set of ear fins without the tip but you can make it look very clean on your own.

     

    Making this change improves the seal and sound quality. I have to say they are much better than the X series with this small modification.

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  • Drew_17

    So just to be clear, you all are talking about cutting the tips at which point? "point A or point B" in the pic?

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  • Iaccax

    No hold let me send a picture?

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  • Iaccax

    Just cut at the yellow line.. just leave the ear piece on the headphones and use a razor to cut a perfect circle. When you put the foam tips on you can use a dab of silicone in between to keep it together. DONT NOT USE SUPER GLUE?

    With silicone you can remove and replace tips later.?

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  • Iaccax

    Yes?

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  • Dominic6444

    I've been doing the same thing for a few months now (cut the tip off the silicon ear wings and then put a comply memory foam tip in there that I bought off amazon (3 pairs for $20)). It's not perfect but it works better than before. I wish they had an over the ear type option (like the power beats pro for example). I know people have their own preferences but the tips are the 1 thing that prevents me from recommending these to people as having to constantly fiddle with them if they're popping out while you're running is no bueno.

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  • A Hung

    I just got the Tarah Pros last week and did the mod I found on this thread by cutting off the silicon tips and adding custom foam. But I thought I'd share that the X3, X4 sized comply tips do NOT fit on these. While the diameter is right, they're too tall for the barrel which makes it impossible to get a tight seal, at least for me. It's too squishy.

    I had some misodiko custom tips that I bought for the Jabra Active 65t that I ended up returning and they offer a far better seal for me than the complys. The misodiko's are more durable and last longer than the softer foam of the complys. The complys I bought custom for the Jabras fit as well, but for me the misodikos fit best.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RJKTHSG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

    The size large of the misodikos seem to fit best for me. If you check out the popup graphics on the left that's the one with the 14.2mm diameter which seems to provide the most coverage for my ear. But YMMV, you might want to try the variety pack first to see which fits best for you.

     

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