Earbuds pain in the arse

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by macsucka, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    So, why does this company not come out with earbuds that stay in place and don't hurt after a half hour of use, you would think the company would want to please its cash pit ie. customers
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2010
    London, ON
    everyones ear is different. check out aftermarket earbuds for the best fit.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    "Earbuds pain in the arse" ... well you're obviously putting them in the wrong place.

    But seriously, there are plenty of comfortable earphones out there. My custom fit ones i currently use are so comfortable you hardly know they're there. My guess is you get what you pay for, and you can't get a good pr of earphones for under $100.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2008
    It all depends on your ear, for example I cannot use the base apple headphones that come with ipods and iphones because they wont stay in my ear and they slip out. I then tried the very expensive Bose headphones and my right ear was snug but my left ear for some reason was very loose which was annoying (and yes i tried the different size inserts and tried different combinations) I then tried these cheap bass booster sony headphones ($20) and they were snug but hurt my ear after wearing them for a while. Finally I decided to try apple's new in ear headphones (the $79 ones) and so far so good I love them.

    so the point is that it all depends on your ear, no company can possibly make a headphone that will fit everybodys ear perfectly.
  5. macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Even something like Shure/Westone's yellow foam buds won't fit everyone to their liking, and those literally mold to your ear. Go to the Apple store and ask for a Shure demo, tell them that the fit kit is behind the Genius Bar and have fun. Thank Chris Lyons for that tad bit of information.

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