Airpods comfort?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I have seen mixed reviews and was wondering if they are a good "desk" option. Another words will they hurt my ears just sitting still all day at a desk?

    If someone can compare to the Bose line "Soundsport" which are about the most comfortable pair I have used yet.
     
  2. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    SoundSports are very comfortable with the silicone. I find the AirPods nearly as comfortable; I think the common factor for both is that they don't seal the canal, so the pressure associated with a sealed canal is absent. If you're not used to absence of a seal, you may find yourself trying to jam the AirPods in too deep, which can be uncomfortable (personal experience), but once you find the right position (it doesn't seal, just sits lightly pointing towards your canals), it's comfortable for hours at a time. If you have EarPods around, given them a try.

    Writing this as someone for whom EarPods didn't work (they sat, but got pulled out by the cord).
     
  3. hubieonekanubie macrumors regular

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    Mine have been pretty uncomfortable, even causing sores in my ears. I've started to get more used to them and I'm hoping that my ears "toughen up". I'm working with Apple about the issue but do not have much hope that anything will be done other than they suggest I return them. My follow up calls and e-mails have went unanswered from the "senior" specialist that called me when I initially complained to @applesupport on twitter. I promptly got a call that night but that has been it. Here are the pictures I sent to Apple of my ears.
     

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  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Depends on your ears, but if the wired Apple Earpods are comfortable to you, the Airpods will likely be too. Personally I find them very comfortable (almost to the point that I forget they are there). They feel very "light" to me, which is partly because they are ;) and partly because they are "open" earbuds that don't create a seal (which has pros and cons). They should be good for desk work as long as it's not a noisy environment.
     
  5. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    If they don't fit your ear comfortably, they don't. How can the Apple staff do anything?
     
  6. hubieonekanubie macrumors regular

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    That was my question, however they wanted to open up a case, which they did. I simply posted on twitter that they were "eating my ears". Apple support insisted on setting up a case and handed it to a senior advisor. I said the same thing during our conversations.
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    I think it goes beyond them not fitting, the fact that they are causing sores in his ears should be of interest to Apple. imagine the P.R. disaster if that becomes a widespread issue with many users... I imagine they want to investigate and see if its an isolated case due to his particular ear type or something that can affect others.
     
  8. nighthawk67 macrumors regular

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    I just got my AirPods in today and I also work in an office and they have been very comfortable and so much more convenient than the traditional earpods. I didn't realize how much I needed these until I tried them out today! As far as comfort level goes, if you like the earpod fit then I believe you will like these just as well. I personally cannot tell the difference although I see a lot of people saying they fit better and a few say they fit worse than traditional earpods, but they are the exact same design I don't really see how it can be a huge difference. But for office use I would highly recommend these! I can walk to the copier and pretty much anywhere else and leave my phone at my desk and not think twice about having to pick my phone up to take it with me.
     
  9. Ad13 macrumors regular

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    Some of your comments are incorrect. They're not the 'exact same design'. AirPods tails are considerably thicker than EarPods. For me, this assists in holding them in more securely.
     
  10. nighthawk67 macrumors regular

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    :rolleyes:Okay yes they are not exactlyyyyy the same, but they are veryyyyy similar!
     
  11. Ad13 macrumors regular

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    *roll eyes* ear canals are fairly small, intricate parts of the human body. Many people have different sizes and shapes... so yes *roll eyes* a fraction of a millimetre might have an impact *roll eyes*. Jesus, I feel like I'm twelve again with all of this *roll eyes* crap.

    The roll eyes this was sarcasm for those nations that don't understand it.

    Perhaps grow up and engage in adult conversation in the correct context?
     
  12. nighthawk67 macrumors regular

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    Excuse me internet stranger sorry for not taking you more seriously. My point was if EarPods fit you you have about a 99% chance that AirPods will also fit you.
     
  13. heybart macrumors newbie

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    I am having this exact issue. We must be relatives because our ears look the same. I'm curious to know if you ever found a solution. I was looking at Earbuddyz or Earskinz but I don't know if it will fix the issue. My old Beats buds were very comfortable. I opted for the AirPods because of the no wires appeal, but they hurt my ear if used for any length of time even with adjusting them every so often.
     

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