Apple In-ear Phones... help!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MrFirework, Jan 4, 2007.

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    MrFirework

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    So... just got some of the Apple in-ear buds for Christmas. Just one question to all you helpful folk: how the **** are they supposed to fit?

    If I put them in too loose, the sound is tinny and hollow. If I put them in tight, the sound is great - with wonderful bass response - but it creates pressure in my ear canal like my ears need to pop, and that can't be good...

    ... can it?

    How are these supposed to fit?
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    they are supposed to create a tight fit with a suction like feel to it i suppose is the best way to describe it. this allows the outside noise to be reduced while creating the best optimal sound.

    they do take a bit to get used to, especially with their cone-shaped design, but its definitely a suction-esque feel to it when they are in properly.
     
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    Tom B.

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    I have to agree with the previous poster, the pressure is a really odd sensation that you have to get used to with any sealed in ear style headphone.

    Just make sure you aren't cramming something so big that it causes pain.

    The Apple buds aren't as bad as some I've tried, so I still use them when I need something that stays in my hear but is small enough to go into my pocket when I'm done listening.
     
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    Mac'Mo

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    i think your ears should kinda feel like when you're in a high altitude or something like that. at least thats how i feel
     
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    Mac'Mo

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    btw i didn't know apple made ie earphones....
     
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    MrFirework

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    Yeah, that's about it! It just starts to kinda hurt my inner ear, and I'm thinking that can't be good!
     

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