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Trying to find earbuds that stay in my ears

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by woofercooker, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. woofercooker


    Joined: Nov 4, 2011

    Posts: 468

    Every set of ear buds i have ever tried don't stay i my ears at all, Its like i need some ones that go deep into my ear hole, Has anybody got any recommendations just after something cheap for when i go traveling.
  2. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 9,289

    Something with a rubber grommet thing on work for me, sennheiser usually, the apple style ones are awful form over function.
  3. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 9,966

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I have this problem, only ones I've found that don't fall out are:

    Sony MDR-E9LP
  4. neil_g


    Joined: Dec 9, 2007

    Posts: 9,677

    Location: South Hampshire

    Do you have the correct size tips fitted?

    You can also try comply foam tips, they never budge.
  5. Mick-1965

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2007

    Posts: 1,084

    Location: Leicester, UK

    Try the triple flange replacement silicon buds / tips.
    I have small ear canals and none of the stock tips would stay in very long, but these triple flange versions works a treat for me.
    They're only a few quids on our favourite auction site.
  6. C64


    Joined: Mar 16, 2007

    Posts: 12,149

    Location: London

    comply tips is what you want
  7. Meaker


    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,278

    In ear monitors are the way to go then.

    I use Shure 535se but you can get some for a lot less than that, they sit in even during exercise.
  8. Todd Greene


    Joined: Mar 17, 2018

    Posts: 179

    what about the ear clips you can get to keep them in or do they not hold enough seal for them?
  9. hornetstinger


    Joined: Sep 6, 2016

    Posts: 5,282

    Everyone's earholes is different but I get on well with sound magic canals E10 etc with the smallest rubber plugs
  10. Iron-man

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 27, 2015

    Posts: 1,001

    Location: UK1

    most of the pairs I have bought come with different size tips for various inner ear sizes so maybe look for something that comes with options. some cheap Bluetooth ones on amazon for about £20 come with them.
  11. Souness

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2007

    Posts: 1,581

    The only ones I've ever had stay in completely are ones that hook around the back of the ear.

    I've tried numerous more elegant designs that claim to be gym proof but they always disappoint. They come with multiple tip options but a few push ups and a few squat jumps later and I feel them working loose.
  12. d_brennen


    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 14,343

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    I hate in ear buds and apparently have odd shaped ears as mine fall out too. The best fit I've ever found were Philips SHQ6500 BT earphones. They have a silicon inner ear hook thingy, no penetration! :p

    But looking online they are pretty fragile and I'm on my second RMA replacements so...
  13. mp260767


    Joined: Feb 4, 2003

    Posts: 10,539

    Location: telford, shropshire

    i have issues and currently settled on a combination of triple flange tips and a soft rubber ear hook loop, that you feed the cable through and they wrap behind your ear.
  14. Fubsy


    Joined: Dec 12, 2003

    Posts: 8,411

    Location: Thatcham

    Yep wrapping behind ear does help, but I've found it introduces a minor amount of microphonics.

    I pretty much exclusively use Symbio hybrid tips (silicone with foam inserts) as I found silicones never stayed in and goalies always deteriorated way too fast. You can buy them from a bloke in Hungary on eBay.