Apple Earpods - Still suck, keep falling out of my ears...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Risco, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Damn things keep falling out of my ear. Yes, the sound is much improved, but the minute I do a sudden movement or even try to adjust the volume on mic they fall out.

    I will stick to the tried and tested Soundmagic E10's minus the mic. They stay in my ear...
  2. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    have to agree. better sound but still fall out.
  3. kalexn macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    awww that is sad! I don't have my phone yet but I was looking forward to these hoping they actually stayed in! Why can't apple just switch to the soft earbuds like most people? Actually, I am guessing these don't even fit the earbud adapters you could put on the old ones?
  4. NiCK Crush macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    Fit very comfortably for me. Do not fall out.
  5. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
  6. wrkactjob macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
  7. kwjohns macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2007
  8. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    The main problem is the that they are shiny, so unless you have an ear that can cup it properly you are pretty screwed.
  9. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Same here.

    It seems like Apple spent 3 years developing earphones that main goal is to escape my ears at every possible chance they get.

    Same with the $80 in ear ones from a few years ago.
    You could literally count the seconds as they started wiggling out of my ear canal.

    They do sound awesome but have that horrible feeling that they are ready to jump out at any second.
  10. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    They're ok for when you're sitting still doing nothing. But for normal use, no. I still use my Beats Tour in ear buds on a daily basis.
  11. SlyMac macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2008
    Man, I havent even opened mine and probably never will. Like my shure in-ears too much.
  12. los318 macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Austin, Tx
    Yeah, you cant compare them to Shure's LOL. There is none. The Earpods are good for what they are. I can see myself using them for podcasts where I just need to hear someone talk. No issues with falling out of my ears. Music wont be touched with the Earpods though, my Soul's handle those better.
  13. EdwardSung macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
    Earpods cannot fail -- we can only fail our Earpods.
  14. der-kaiser macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    They are better then the old ones. But I wouldn't pay retail price for them.
  15. lurch0101 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    heard mixed reviews from people so decided not to even take out the earpods. going to keep them as backup or maybe ebay? sticking with my monoprice 8320
  16. rbdyh macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    Strange.... They are much better than the old headphones in my opinion...

    They actually stay in my ears and the sound does seem better. Very happy with them.
  17. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007
  18. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2012
    same here. They don't fit right. Sometimes they stay in but I'm so focused on it staying in my ear and when it'll fall off that I can't even focus on the damn music! :mad:
  19. Pug72 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2012
    Fit my ears perfectly and sound great.

    Very happy with the new design.
  20. heyyoudvd macrumors regular

    May 13, 2011
    I'm having the same problem. They sound significantly better than the old earbuds do but they just won't stay in. The EarPods actually sound good enough to be used as an everyday headphone (as opposed to the old ones that were garbage that never left the box) but when they won't stay in my ears, they're useless to me.

    I really want to use the EarPods but I just can't. Are there any inexpensive foams or other 3rd party add-ons that I can use to keep these things in my ears? I'm hoping for some sort of accessory that will allow them to fit my ears, but will also allow them to fit in the carry case. Does such a thing exist?
  21. kevbonice macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2011
    definitely sound better, but the right one hurts my ear. I would like to think that my left and right ear are shaped the same but the left one doesn't bother me and the right one does...
  22. leobard macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    here too. looking for a solution. some ideas

    sound great.
    but feel like they are going to fall out.

    I tried the test of time and danced like in the old iPod ads - they stuck with my ears.

    So the feeling of "they will drop out soon" is for me a phantom feeling. Nevertheless, what to do?

    • roughen up the surface so that they don't feel so slippery
    • spray with sprayglue (3m photoglue) that makes them ultrysticky
    • rubberize somehow
    • coating with latex?

    In all cases, I guess as long as the openings remain open, the sound is fine.

    I guess all the roughen/glue solutions will make them ugly as hell when the body fluids and other dusty stuff starts sticking, blackening them.
    The rubber/latex approach may be interesting as it can be detached. Coating with latex is also a well known technique used for costumes and masks, so is probably doable for me.

    feedback appreciated.
  23. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Sold them on this forum and use my beats tour in ear. You should shop around and find something that fits YOUR ear.
  24. Anthony45654 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    Apple should've covered the earbuds in a thin coat of rubber, similar to how there was a ring of rubber around the edge of the old earphones. That way, they wouldn't fall out as easily.
  25. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    These are the best earbuds I've ever owned. I don't have any issues with them falling out, though I can see that some people definitely will.

    That said, the sound is just great. When I pick up other earbuds, like some sonys I had, it seems "better" means overwhelming booming bass. These are the first earbuds I've bought (I've never spent more than $40 and never will) that I can actually hear the nuance in a bassline, rather than just the annoying boom of a bass drum.

    They're not for everyone, but damn do I like these things.

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