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Alcazarized
Nov 20, 2007, 01:20 PM
Yes, I know I should move on from Apple's none generous headphones, but I haven't!

Now, this may sound odd but whenever I actually put the headphones into my ear the sound becomes a lot quieter compared to when I put them just outside of the ear! And I mean by quite a distance!

Is it just my dodgy ears or is this common?

:confused:



JWest
Nov 20, 2007, 03:04 PM
Yes, I know I should move on from Apple's none generous headphones, but I haven't!

Now, this may sound odd but whenever I actually put the headphones into my ear the sound becomes a lot quieter compared to when I put them just outside of the ear! And I mean by quite a distance!

Is it just my dodgy ears or is this common?

:confused:

Perhaps they just don't fit in your ears well. There is not a pare of earbuds on this planet that fit into my ears with having those fuzzy coverings on them to give them some grip. I have to buy those fuzzy things for all the earbuds I get (the exception being "in-ear" earbuds). Try getting some of those things and see if the fit (and consequentially, the sound) is better.

Sesshi
Nov 21, 2007, 04:40 AM
Apple overcompensated with the redesign of the earphones last year. Many people complained about the old ones being too big, and I think they made the newer ones too small. I've seen people having them jammed in the ear almost like in-ears, but sideways. Do that, and the sound may well be muffled.

As the other guy points out, perhaps invest in a cheap (~$30/30) pair of in-ear earphones.

JWest
Nov 21, 2007, 05:46 PM
What I meant was that you should try buying some of those foam coverings for standard earbuds. If that doesn't work then yes, try investing in some in-ear headphones.