Replacement Ear Tips for Apple In-Ear Headphones...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by lordmac, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. lordmac macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2004
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Hi, so I recently purchased and was loving a pair of apple's new in-ear headphones. Unfortunately one of the medium sized ear tips (the size I use) tore causing it to no longer create a seal in my ear, and thus destroying the listening experience.

    I have searched the online apple store high and low for replacement tips, to no avail. I have also tried calling apple and besides having a very frustrating time even getting them to understand what my problem was, just get getting jumped back and forth between the sales people and the support people.

    If anyone has had any luck in securing replacement ear tips I would appreciate any advice. I do not understand why apple does not just offer replacement tips. :confused:
    Spending another $80 to get a $0.10 rubber part is just, well ridiculous.

    Thanks in advanced.:)
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    FWIW, the review of the Amazon item states that they don't fit the new in-ear headphones. :(
  3. velo macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2008
  4. sidewinder macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northern California
    That's the wrong model number. You want the T-140 tips.

  5. velo macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2008
    Yes you're right. I better change my order.
  6. khyberny macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2007
    Anyone want to swap a pair of Large for Small or Medium?

    Hi I have the same problem, I need a spare pair of the LARGE and can't find them anywhere. Would anyone be interested in swapping a pair of Large for Small or Medium?
  7. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    Saint Charles, MO
    Wow.. how could you tear the silicon tips... some sharp ear canals you have.

    Hey those Comply tips look very interesting, but I'm afraid they might get dirty too easily and plus it's a bit pricy for 3 pairs of ear tips..
  8. MckBkPro89 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    I've found it really hard to find replacements through apple as well.
    I use the small ones, I'd be willing to swap my Large and Mediums for small ones.
  9. khyberny macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2007


    If you would like to swap your Large for my Small tips, please contact me.
  10. MckBkPro89 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
  11. kootenai macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Apple Earbud Swap

    Hi All

    Just lost an in ear earbud today. Would like to swap LARGE or MEDIUM for SMALL.

    I have never been satisfied with 3rd party replacements and would rather not risk buying those. Would anyone be interested in an Apple swap?

    thanks, please drop me an email at kootenai@gmail
  12. sidewinder macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northern California
    You should try the grey Etymotic's 3-flange ear tips. They are working better for me than the Apple ear tips.

    When using the Apple ear tips, I use the large for my right ear and a medium for my left ear. I have to fuss with both to get the right seal.

    The grey Etymotic's 3-flange ear tips go in easier, are more comfortable, and I don't have to fuss with them to get the right seal. They also stay in better when active.

  13. Beluga macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2008
    Ear Tips

    My dog just ate one of my large ear tips. Any information about replacements sources or anyone interested in swapping are appreciated. Please contact me at robp at Thanks.
  14. RKoz24 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009

    I too would like to swap ear tips. Lost one of my mediums, willing to trade either large or smalls for some mediums. Contact me at rkoz24 at
  15. KevinPeterson macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    I lost one of my "smalls" would be willing to trade "large" or "medium."

    kevin.peterson18 at
  16. X5-452 macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2006
    Calgary, Canada
  17. mbostonk macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2009
    interested in a trade

    i have large buds, want to trade for medium or small. email me

  18. Rockit macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009

    i have a pair of unused large and would like some small ones for the new type apple phones. anyone interested in a swap?
  19. BlueEyes360 macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009
    I am in need of a pair of SMALL ear tips and would be willing to swap my LARGE pair to get smalls. Please let me know if you're interested -
  20. coachingguy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2003
    The Great White, Albeit Frozen North
    Frustration mounts!

    I love the sound and functionality of the new earbuds, but I can't stand the buds coming off, or getting stuck in my ears or simply getting lost.

    I went to the Apple Store Southdale today to inquire about them, they've had a lot of people coming in the same problem and are out of "extra's". The manager said that they were told that replacements are on the way but suggested that I call Applecare. In the meantime, I'm down to one small and a large...

    I may call Applecare, but I've already started looking online for a cheaper/better replacement.

  21. alexapplemac macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007

    I just called applecare asking about replacement tips, you'd think for a £50 pair of headphones it'd be easier to find them, they come off SO easily.

    Anyway...I've been totally ripped off but they are sending me some more for £16

    Hope that helps
  22. ecochrome macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2009
  23. LAGbolt85 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009

    I have a set of Medium and a set of Large earbuds. Does anyone want to swap for a set of Small?
  24. TapHappy macrumors regular

    May 21, 2009
    There is a pretty cool protective case for your ear buds called Budcase .
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