Hands-On With Comply's Foam Tips for AirPods Pro

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Apple's AirPods Pro ship with silicone tips that fit inside the ears, but people who prefer the tighter or more comfortable fit of foam have been modding their earbuds to add a foam layer. That's no longer necessary, as well-known earphone tips company Comply is now shipping its foam tips that are compatible with AirPods Pro.


We picked up a pair of the new Comply Foam Tips for AirPods Pro and tested them out in our latest YouTube video to see how they fit and whether they're an improvement over the silicone tips that the AirPods Pro ship with.

Comply's Foam Tips for AirPods Pro are priced at $25 and come with three sets. You can get a mix of sizes to test out, or, if you know your ideal size, you can get a set of three all in the same small, medium, or large size.


Using the Comply tips is pretty simple. Just pop off the existing silicone tips (unravel the silicone a bit and give it a good pull) then take the appropriate Comply tip and roll it on. The Comply tips don't have the same snap-in connector that Apple's default silicone tips have, which is worth noting. You need to be sure to attach the Comply tips properly to make sure the tips don't accidentally come off.

Once the tips are secured on the AirPods Pro, insert the AirPods Pro into your ears and the foam will take shape in the ear, expanding to fit the ear canal. Comply says the tips are equipped with WaxGuard to prevent earwax build up.


Apple's silicone tips are plenty comfortable and fit well for most people, but we found the foam tips from Comply to be preferable for long periods of use. Listening to music for a few hours with the foam tips resulted in less ear fatigue.

Sound quality is about the same with the foam tips compared to the default silicone tips, but people who weren't able to get a good seal with silicone may find the sound better with the foam. Because of the way the foam expands in the ear, Apple's Active Noise Cancellation seems to work a bit better.


When it comes to charging, the AirPods Pro fit into the Charging Case perfectly with the foam tips attached, so there's no impact on charging. Unfortunately, the tips only come in a black foam color, so they don't quite match well with the white AirPods Pro.


If you're someone who prefers a foam tip earbud to a silicone tip, the Comply Foam Tips may be worth checking out. They can be ordered from Comply's website and are expected to ship out at the end of the month.

Article Link: Hands-On With Comply's Foam Tips for AirPods Pro
 

macduke

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Has anyone tried these? https://www.charjenpro.com/products/airfoamspro?variant=33078966878345

It seems like it's difficult for some of these companies to get their foam white enough so that's probably why the ones in this article are black. But the gray ones from Charjen look like they might be good so I might try them out. I'm still not getting a good seal from mine, just always a low rumble in the background and a yellow warning when I test the fit on my iPhone. It's by no means bad and I like them way better than the original AirPods but still mildly annoying.

Has Apple patented the way these connect? Are companies able to make MFi compliant ear tips or is it not allowed? If not Apple really needs to get that sorted because I don't want some tips that will easily come off because they aren't allowed to click into place. That's patent trolling at it's worst.
 

Bolanders

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Has anyone tried these? https://www.charjenpro.com/products/airfoamspro?variant=33078966878345

It seems like it's difficult for some of these companies to get their foam white enough so that's probably why the ones in this article are black. But the gray ones from Charjen look like they might be good so I might try them out. I'm still not getting a good seal from mine, just always a low rumble in the background and a yellow warning when I test the fit on my iPhone. It's by no means bad and I like them way better than the original AirPods but still mildly annoying.

Has Apple patented the way these connect? Are companies able to make MFi compliant ear tips or is it not allowed? If not Apple really needs to get that sorted because I don't want some tips that will easily come off because they aren't allowed to click into place. That's patent trolling at it's worst.
Just wait and get the comply. Wish I would have waited.
 

Benjamin Nabulsi

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Apr 28, 2020
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YES, finally something to help!
My regrets of buying airpod pro are for some reason they keep slipping off
regular airpods were never a problem

strange there is no coupon in the article, I've reached out to support, maybe they have one
 

jmgregory1

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I just ordered a set. Hopefully they’ll help keep my Pro’s in my ears. No matter whether I’m using the medium (ideal fit) or the large (a bit too big), they have a tendency to start slipping out of my ears, especially if I’m moving around. I haven’t even bothered to try running in them, as I know they’ll drop out at the worst possible time.
 

RSmith2023

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I got a set from podaccessories.com a few weeks ago for $20 and they fit great. At launch they only had them in black but i got an email last week saying they also had them in white now.
 

japasneezemonk

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I just ordered a set. Hopefully they’ll help keep my Pro’s in my ears. No matter whether I’m using the medium (ideal fit) or the large (a bit too big), they have a tendency to start slipping out of my ears, especially if I’m moving around. I haven’t even bothered to try running in them, as I know they’ll drop out at the worst possible time.
Same. I have switched between the small and the medium tips and when I first put them on it’s fine. But eventually I can feel them slowly slipping out. My regular AirPods always stay in place once. My fear is losing them since replacement costs are high relative to the purchase price of a new set.
 
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Relentless Power

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The Comply Foam tips Probably wouldn’t make a difference for me. The issue I encountered, was the internal pressure from Apples tips in general (Yes, I tried all sizes). The fit with the OEM tips from Apple was actually perfect, just uncomfortbale. I’m curious to Know if these would be any more comfortable.
 

hlovatt

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I have used these on some Beats X. Whilst they were very good they didn’t last long. The foam wears. So in the end went back to silicone.
 
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