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So I got a pair of earbuds, and you know they come with interchangeable tips right?

There's some that are standard, just a regular hemisphere.

However, there are also some that are like multiple of those stacked on top of each other. Like two hemispheres, connected base to tip.

Is there any difference between these two types? Is it mainly for fit or is there some sort of difference in sound between these two?

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Do you mean something similar to this?

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The purpose is to create a better seal. If it does this successfully, the result will be greater sound isolation, better bass performance, and overall higher fidelity.
     
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Yeah, like that.

Anyways apparently the manufacturer labeled them as "enhanced bass" and "equalized sound" or something. Doesn't feel comfortable to me so I just use the standard tips.
    
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It may take a bit of getting used to. I had the earphones in the pic and it took me a while to get used to those tips, but eventually I learned to love them. I recall the manual advised moistening them slightly, prior to insertion, which made it much more comfortable. Also, they should be inserted by twisting them into the canal, rather than simply pushing. Hope that helps.
     
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