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WaterOz

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So, all 3 tips form a good seal on my ears. So, for those of us who have all 3 sizes making a seal, what size have you settled on? I've tried a different size each day. The small seems to be the most comfortable, but I'd swear they sound better with the large tip (possibly because the seal is even tighter?). I don't feel like I get great bass on the small size at all, but in the large, they sound amazing. Anyone else notice that, or have I created this own narrative in my head? The large are not as comfortable as the small - so I'm torn on which ones to use. If everyone says I'm just crazy, I may go back to the small and see if I'm just imagining the sound difference.
 

Otflyer

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Your golden. I can’t get the green good seal with any of the tips unless I press them into my ears. Just use the tips that are most comfortable.
 

that be me

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Generally you’ll want to go with the largest size that’s still comfortable. If the mediums give a better seal than the small and don’t tire your ears out, go with those.
 

Nozuka

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i never even tried the other ones... i just used the ones already on the headphones and it passed the test and also felt comfortable, so i just left it at that.

going by your description (smallest most comfortable, biggest best sound), wouldn't the medium tips be a nice middleground for you?
 

WaterOz

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Maybe. It’s mostly discomfort in my left ear (I’ve exclusively worn the large ones for the last day to see how bothersome they are) so I may switch to medium in the left, large in the right.
I am curious to see if others also notice quality difference when all 3 tips work, or if I have some weird placebo effect based on my own expectations here
 

Otflyer

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Maybe. It’s mostly discomfort in my left ear (I’ve exclusively worn the large ones for the last day to see how bothersome they are) so I may switch to medium in the left, large in the right.
I am curious to see if others also notice quality difference when all 3 tips work, or if I have some weird placebo effect based on my own expectations here
I can’t get any of the tips to seal when I do the test but, the large are comfortable and I get the best sound. The AirPods pro ANC is ok but, is weak in my opinion. I think Apple should provide 4 sets of tips (s,m,l,xl) and rescale them accordingly.
 
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