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Topic: A really stupid question. How do you wear in ear earphones?

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Old 06-30-2008, 09:07 PM
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Red face A really stupid question. How do you wear in ear earphones?

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I bought my first in ear buds (skullcandy inkd) and placed them in my ears, but they just fell off. Am I supposed to really shove them in there because it feels really weird, like im deaf or something. And how do I deal with the cords bouncing up and down? The noise vibrates through them to my ears.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:24 PM
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Hi. The in ear phones work by the bud causing a seal. This is what keeps some of the noise out and lets you play the music at a lower level. Take your right hand and reach over your head and grab the top of your left ear. Pull straight up and slightly out. Place the bud in your ear than let go of you ear. Do the same on the other side. Might take a few tries to get it right.

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^^this^^ is very sound advice.

I had a few issues with the fitment of in-ear canalphones before I was given this trick.

Also - make sure the rubber earpiece is the right size - too small and it'll fall out, too big and it just won't fit in your ear at all - that's why they give you 3 sizes.

The cord making noise is just one of those things - kind of bugs me but I live with it.



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Old 07-01-2008, 11:08 AM
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All in ears will give you microphonics (the noise when the cord touches something.)
Another helpful hint is to open your mouth slightly when putting in the earphones, this causes your jaw to relax which makes it easier to get the buds in.



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Old 07-02-2008, 10:56 AM
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this is where the sonys are superior. or any headphone with a asymmetric necklace type arrangement where one side takes most of the cord weight and has the main cord, the second headphone is connected by a thin wire from that ear bud. so you have a thin cord that you can leave in front or behind your heck. the main cord hangs down to the side more naturally and less noisily.

and yea going from bud type headphones to deeper sets will feel odd at first. make sure they are the right size, should have a decent seal without being uncomfortable. and with the skull candies it can help to route the cord under the shirt coming out at the neck. that keeps the wire movement to a minimum.

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:33 PM
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this is where the sonys are superior. or any headphone with a asymmetric necklace type arrangement where one side takes most of the cord weight and has the main cord, the second headphone is connected by a thin wire from that ear bud. so you have a thin cord that you can leave in front or behind your heck. the main cord hangs down to the side more naturally and less noisily.

and yea going from bud type headphones to deeper sets will feel odd at first. make sure they are the right size, should have a decent seal without being uncomfortable. and with the skull candies it can help to route the cord under the shirt coming out at the neck. that keeps the wire movement to a minimum.
And if it starts to bother you, you might want to find an alligator clip to secure the wire to your shirt. The higher up it is, the more noise it will stop.

You could also go a step up and go for true IEM's that have wires that actually go around your ears to reduce microphonics. Shure's, Ultimate Ears, Westones, these have pretty low microphonics because of this ability.

So going back to the original post, yeah, you are supposed to push the earphones into your canal. You'll konw it's working when you get that microphonic feeling and you can hear your music a lot better because of the sound isolation.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:31 PM
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if you prefer more open type headphones the ex 85/90 despite their look do not sit as deep in your ear, they are basically almost open type headphones in reality. sort of midway i guess between the two types..you get big bass without pushing in deep. but its not totally open so that noise around you overwhelms your music.
but as with all open, more sound leaks out.

thats the advantage of in ear canal type phones, they work well in public places where you dont want to bother others.
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