Personally, I love in-ear headphones or earbuds, and here’s why.
When I’m using my earbuds, usually I am out and about. Either in a coffee shop or even when I’m jogging. The point being, I’m usually wearing them in a crowded or noisy environment.
And that’s why I love my earbuds so much!
See, when you use “regular” earphones, they actually leak noise from your surroundings. Not the best scenario when you’re trying to listen to music.
Or worse, try and listen to an audiobook and concentrate when you can hear people screaming at the game on the TV in a crowded bar. It’s not going to happen.
But in-ear earbuds not only sound great, they actually act as ear plugs as well, keeping noise that’s around you out so that you can only hear what’s coming through the buds.
But there is a problem.
When I first started using earbuds, they were always falling out, or I couldn’t get them to just simply sit well in my ears.
So I tried to figure out what the best way to how to wear earbuds actually was. And here’s what I learned…
The first thing you should know is that all human ears are different. Different sizes and shapes. Heck, you can even have two different size ear openings yourself. Of course that makes it a bit difficult to find a pair of headphones that are going to fit well and sound great.
But if you notice, when you buy a pair of earbuds, they often come with a few different tips, the things that actually go into your ears like in a pair of lightning-port headphones.
So the very first thing to do is find the right tip to go into each of your ears.
Don’t be afraid to try all of the different sizes in each of your ears. Like I said, you may need to completely different sizes.
Just see which feels most comfortable and blocks out all other noise. Then use those tips for your headphones.
Next is proper insertion.
You don’t want to jam the earbuds into your ears. Not only does it hurt, but you’ll never really get a good fit that way.
Rather, what you want to do is pull down on your earlobe. Then insert the earbud into your ear.
When you release your earlobe you’ll notice it kind of closes down on the earbud without having to force it.
this results in a much more comfortable fit and one that doesn’t allow the earbuds to continuously keep falling out of your ears. Especially when running or jogging.
And speaking about running, one way to really secure your earbuds is to run the wire behind your ear first and over the ear and then set the tips into the canal. This way the weight of the wire or the force of gravity and the wire as you’re running doesn’t cause the earbuds to fall out.
I hope these instructions are clear and helpful. This is what I do when I’m wearing my earbuds and now that I am, I find they are far more comfortable and practical than normal earphones.
And if you have any tips on how to wear earbuds, let me know in the comments so I can pass them on to our readers.