Do Airpods work with foam covers?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Lartymarf, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Lartymarf macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2007

    I prefer using headphones each with a little black foam cover to block some outside noise, get a better fit, and hear more bass. Has anyone tried the airpods with the foam covers? Do the foam covers interfere with the sensors that detect whether or not you are wearing the airpods?

  2. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    I read another thread that said the foam covers do not interfere with the proximity sensors and the case closes fine with the pods wearing the foam covers. If I find it I'll include the link.
  3. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    After trying this myself, I disagree with the post I linked too.

    In my experience with the foam tips on my AirPods I experienced multiple issues with pausing as if they were removed from my ear.

    I do not recommend it personally.
  4. MJedi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2010
    Just got mine 2 days ago, and put the foam covers. Unfortunately, the feature that pauses the music when you take one off doesn't work with the covers on. The AirPods are lose in my ear without them, so I have to decide how I want to live with it... or return it.
  5. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I used earskinz and yes they interfere.
  6. Minarets macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
    I'm liking the foam covers very much after a day. Sound is better. No need to EQ like before the covers. So far the covers have been positioned so that the sensors aren't covered. After several times of being taken out one became covered. I don't like the Siri double tap feature so I use the double tap for play/pause. That eliminates the need for me to remove one for a pause.
  7. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Thinking about ordering some foam covers. Found some white "donut" ones on Amazon that might work well and be less likely to cover the sensors. You guys still having luck with them staying put in your ears with the foam?

    When I first put them in they stay there for 20-30 minutes and after my ears get a little moist inside from wearing them longer I have to push them back in every five minutes and it's really annoying. I love them otherwise but want to wear them when I'm walking about and don't want to buy something I have to constantly remove and store somewhere.
  8. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I will continue to monitor this thread, the airpods with no isolation is a no go.

    Hopefully there will be more feedback with regards to that, I do not care about fitting in the case or using Siri or pausing while removing on. I want some isolation is all and I am not about to cranking the volume to do so.
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    I cared before about having to remove them to put the airpods in the case. Not now, I just want isolation while listening. I will have to try them again.
  9. Minarets macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
    Mine are still working fine with foam covers. Fit in the case and sensors work fine
  10. D33170 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2011
    This is the solution for all ear bud foam covers to work with AirPod's sensor's. Works like a charm..

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  11. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

    Phone Junky

    Oct 29, 2011
    Sunshine State
    You bought the wrong earphones. The reason I bought them is because they DON'T block out the outside noise and they still sound good.
  12. D33170 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2011
    Red foam covers look pretty dope.. I mean Apple is the color red

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  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I do not know what you are using them for per se but there really is not any truly wireless offerings at the time that are "right" as all have limitations/concessions. I tried others so I have a pretty good grip on the situation, the Airpods gave me the best choice amongst concessions.
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    Does the foam help with any noise isolation?
  14. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Why is EarSkinz taking so long to develop AirPod specific EarSkinz?
  15. DigitalYosh macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2017
    I believe that with their material and also how tight the airpods housing is, anything that is remotely thicker than the airpods won't fit inside the case when you're trying to close them. The only thing I know that fits is foam covers, so I believe the only option that I'm aware of is to just measure and cut out a hole on foam covers and use them for the time being.
  16. D33170 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2011
    IMO it made adequate difference with noise cancellation, but more importantly, the sound quality sounds 5x better...the bass hits hard almost like Dre Beats earbuds, and sound clarity is enhanced and cancels out the high pitch noises/static you encounter when turning volume to max.. Definitely, a must get accessory granted you'll never need to remove the foam cover tips since the charger case fits with foam covers
  17. dokindo macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2009
  18. Nat Sehati macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2016
    Do the airpods with these foam covers close fully in the case? Thanks
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    Did these close shut in the case? I bought the white ones and they did not fit! Thanks
  19. dokindo macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2009
    It's a bit tight when closing, but they do shut completely.
  20. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    OK, thanks. Are you utilizing the same black ones linked to Amazon in this thread for around $5?
  21. Jimmyss macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2017
    From my personal experience I suggest you not to use this one. You will face many issues when you will start using it.
  22. mrbradg1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2012
    Seabrook, TX
    Yes, the foam covers d interfere with sensors. See the video below on how to address the issue.

  23. Reuben Daniel macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2017

    Can you tell me where you purchase the Red Foam Cover for the Air pods
  24. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2013
    I have to say these are the bee's knees. I ordered them, got them and love them. I loved them so much I ordered a second set to keep as a backup (yes I know that is a LOT of them).

    I can confirm that the lid does close, it is a little more difficult to close, but it closes (You do not have to force it to the point it will do damage).

    No fuss, put it on, it stays further in my ear, and doesn't slide out at all (normally it slides a little loose, but doesn't ever fall out).

    Thank you!!!

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