Any audio lover can see the value of wireless earbuds. These compact, cordless companions can follow you anywhere, discreetly delivering the energy and passion of your favorite music tracks for hours on end. However, despite their undeniable advantages, most wireless in-ear headphones still leave much to be desired. While the absence of cords makes wireless buds more subtle and comfortable to wear, it also increases their odds of falling to the ground when slipping out, resulting in loss or severe damage. And just like their corded cousins, wireless earbuds can be an absolute pain to wear if their tips are poorly made or don’t fit correctly. Luckily, with a bit of help, you can avoid most (if not all) of these troubles, increasing the quality of your wireless listening experiences.
For almost thirty years, Hearing Components has been harnessing science, creativity and innovation to improve the way we experience sound. Our Comply™ Foam eartips leverage memory foam technology to deliver superior comfort, sound quality and grip, making them an essential audio accessory for musicians, athletes, audiophiles and commuters alike. Above all else, our mission is to provide the resources and guidance you need to get the most out of your in-ear headphones. So let’s take a few minutes to chat about some simple tricks you can use to improve the quality of your wireless earbuds.
Looking into Wireless Hooks
In-ear retention is a problem that plagues every wireless earbud user. Whether you’re jogging on the track, crunching a few weights, jamming out at home or just walking to work in the morning, there’s nothing worse than feeling your earbuds slowly but surely slide out of your ears. At best, you scramble your hands up just in time to readjust them. At worst, your wireless buds tumble straight to floor… and roll right under the heavy tread of a random passing car. Whether the threat is a constant annoyance or the decimation of your model beneath a steel-toed boot, you need something to keep your in-ear headphones with you instead of in freefall. And that’s exactly where wireless earbud hooks come in.
Lightweight wireless hooks are a simple, cheap and effective way to instantly up the in-ear retention of your earbuds. These products are particularly useful if you have an active lifestyle and can’t seem to keep your buds from slipping free. Regardless of your earbud brand, you can usually pick up a compatible set of hooks for a little under ten dollars, and that’s a small price to pay for excellent in-ear retention. Don’t feel like spending money? Then just make your own earbud hooks with twist-ties and upgrade to official ones later if you like them. In any case, give these accessories a shot; they just might surprise you.
Upgrading Your Wireless Earbud Tips
Next to grip, comfort and sound isolation are the two biggest issues affecting wireless earbud users. Many wireless models come equipped with standard silicone tips that are relatively harsh on the ear, causing earache after an hour or so of use. Worse yet, these wireless eartips don’t change shape to fit your ear canal, making them uncomfortably tight or so loose that they allow external audio in. And while you certainly can go out and buy a new set of noise-canceling earbuds with high-quality tips, upgrading the tips on your current buds can work just as well, simultaneously boosting their sound quality, noise isolation and comfort.
There are countless types of wireless eartips on the market, and not all of them will fit your unique model. That’s why we recommend reaching out to your earbud manufacturer for a list of compatible tips. Moreover, we suggest foregoing standard silicone tips in favor of foam ones. Not only are foam eartips significantly softer and more comfortable than silicone, but they also grow and shrink to match the size of your ear canal as it reacts to movement and temperature changes, creating a tight, comfy seal that keeps your audio in and external noises out.
Still not convinced that foam tips are the right way to go? Then take a look at our Comply™ Foam products. Using advanced memory foam technology, these tips create a flawless, dynamic fit that seals in low-frequently and keeps your buds perfectly in place. Comply™ tips are thirty times softer than standard silicone and grip twice as well, making them an excellent choice for any wireless earbud user.
Contact Hearing Components Today
Shoot us a message if you’d like to learn more about how to optimize the performance and comfort of your wireless earbuds. Also, feel free to reach out for additional info on our Comply™ Foam wireless eartips. Our team is committed to providing anything you need to take your wireless earbuds—and the listening experiences they offer—to the next level.