Ear pods keep falling out

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Young Turk, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Young Turk macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2002
    My ear pods (the new ones that come with iPhone 5) keep falling out when I'm at the gym or running. Anything I can buy to keep to keep them in my ears?
  2. Cubemaster13 macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2010
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Tape. Or glue.

    Just kidding. I dont think there is anything you can do. Be sure the left bud is in the left ear and right bud in the right ear. You may want to invest in a nicer pair of headphones for running. Although Earpods are advertised to fit all ears, it is obviously impossible to make a pair of headphones fit EVERY single persons ear.
  3. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Plastic surgery...

  4. chrscap macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2012
    if you put them on and wrap the line over and around the ear, it will help keep the pods in your big a$$ ears. :p
  5. manchali macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2012
    I used to have that issue with the Jawbone, I bought some Jabra Ear Gels for them, they work on the headphones too.

    It's a discontinued product, you can probably find it by other sellers or on ebay for much less, that link is just to show you what they are like. I currently use it with my Plantronics Discovery 975. 1 pkg should come with 3 full sets, left and right ear, in 3 sizes, S, M, & L.
  6. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    First of all, I apologize for all of the useless posts you've had to endure. It's really a shame that the quality of this forum is so low.

    As far as your question, try using small earbud foam covers. You can find them on the rainforest site for a low price or you can pick them up at a radio shack for a higher price (but get them same day).
  7. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
  8. ngocnguyen macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
    most aftermarket ear buds (skull candy for instance) usually come with several sizes of silicone plugs to customize your ear hole size..believe it or not, everyone is asymmetric..meaning one leg is longer/shorter than the other, one foot can be wide than the other...possible your ear hole is smaller/larger than the other..thus..go with some better ear buds than the stock Apple ones.
  9. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    The new earpods have very good sound quality overall (phenomenal for the price). Skull candy are renowned for having average to below average sound quality at above average prices.

    OP: all you need are the foam covers as we have suggested: it's a very inexpensive solution which will likely work very well for you.
  10. bong7r macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2006
    Porter Ranch, CA

    I got tired of sticking my shure in my ears and wanted to use the earbuds instead but they keep falling off. Then I found Earskinz and they work great. I tried it on the new ear pods and they work wonderful! You just have to stretch it a little bit to fit on to the ear pods and make sure the ear pod holes don't get covered. It also puts some thickness to the ear pods but it stays in my ears.



    Ear Pods with Earskinz
    ear pods w:Earskinz.JPG

    Earbuds with Earskinz
    earbuds w: Earskinz.JPG
  11. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2012
  12. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    I've tried using silicone covers also; the earpods sound far better with the simple foam covers pictured. They also fit very well.
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    These "accessories" may or may not work, it's a trial&error thing, since everybody's ears are different.

    But in your bucket list, everybody at some point have got to buy a pair of what we call IEM (In-Ears-Monitors), a fancy word for earphones + earplugs in 1. Not only do they fit your ears better for the active user (weird at first if u never used earplugs) but also blocks outside noises and it's just you and your music and the world disappears.

    Rarely is something make such a huge difference, but a pair of IEM is. Spend at least usd$100 to make it worthwhile.

    My 0.02
  14. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    The price differential between high quality IEM's and high quality standard headphones is absolutely outrageous. You can get GREAT standard headphones for as little as $15. I can name several for under $50 easily.

    OTOH, it is very difficult to find quality IEM's for under $150.

    Also, god help you if you mistakenly have your volume set to max with IEM's already in your ears.

  15. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    That's just about the most idiotic suggestion anyone has ever made on this site.
  16. a-m-k, Apr 14, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013

    a-m-k macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2009
    Maybe you need smaller ear buds, like I do.
    The best I can do to give you information is
    Sony earbuds
    stereo headset
    Model: DR-EX12iP
  17. PPwr macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2014
    Acoustibuds for EarPods

    The earpods are better than the old earphones but they still have the same falling out problem for me too. I read the reviews on Acoustibuds for earpods and gave them a try. for 10 bucks I couldn't go wrong. They worked for me.
  18. al0kz macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2013
  19. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    earskinz work perfectly for me. The EarPods stay in even during intense treadmill sprints.
  20. b3av3r macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2012
  21. boo-boo-butt macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2014
    One more for basic foam covers, but I go one step further and put two pads on each earpod!

    It takes a bit of persuasion to fit one over another but it's worth it if your ears are slightly large. Maybe having two muffles the sound a bit, I don't know, but they fit so snugly in my ears and the bass goes through the roof.

    I find the covers start to flatten after a few months but they're so cheap that it's worth swapping them out when that happens. I just changed mine today.

    I've tried various types of earphone - Apple iPod original type(the double foam covers trick works on these and makes them pretty darn good), Sony Groove-style, foam earplug-style and ear-canal types - and can't get on with earplug and ear canal ones. Using the earpods with double foam covers is a great trade-off because I can still hear outside sounds for extra safety and don't need to remove them when speaking to shop staff, for example(although I usually do because I think it's rude!).

    I'd recommend buying a few cheap ones and testing them out because they can vary in durability and softness.
  22. ozzy001 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2016
  23. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2009
    I have tried almost everything mentioned in this thread.

    As for Earskins, I used them for a while but found them uncomfortable for long use.

    Foam covers are what I use on a daily basis. They are comfortable and greatly improve the sound quality. I find that for me double foam covers decrease the mids and highs too much.

    Now for exercise I found the perfect product. Earhoox. These are super comfortable and keep the earbuds in very solid. The only reason I don't use them as my regular covers is because the foam covers greatly increase bass and overall sound quality.


    It's a pain to switch them so I have two pairs of earbuds (from previous iPhones) and keep each one set up.
  24. nikabobriht Suspended


    Jul 12, 2016
    You can try some ear-plugs and you can adjust the size to what your ear need.
  25. ozzy001 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2016
    image.jpeg Placed a photo for you guys. I got two pairs recently and its been working perfectly so no complaints at all
    --- Post Merged, Aug 1, 2016 ---
    Placed a photo for you guys. I got two pairs recently and its been working perfectly so no complaints at all
    --- Post Merged, Aug 1, 2016 ---
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EarPodz-S...395015?hash=item4651c23dc7:g:OXQAAOSw0fhXj4Tf image.jpeg

Share This Page

35 April 5, 2013