Finally, Ear Buds That Fit

ear bud reviewI’ve had trouble for a long time finding ear buds that fit my “freakishly small ears.” I thought I’d found the perfect pair, but even those were a limited-time-only deal; they eventually started falling out of my ears, too. I recently received two different brands in the mail to try, and on my never-ending ear bud quest (looking for that ear BFF), I just had to try them. Did I find true love? Read on…

dB Logic EP-100 Earphones

Skeptical as always, the dB Logic EP-100 ear buds made me a believer that there is a match out there for my ears. Boasting technology that protects your ears as you listen by limiting sound waves to 85 decibels, these little guys not only stayed in my ears but they won’t ruin my hearing either. Bonus.

At $34.95 they won’t break the bank, and the three size options for the silicone rubber eartips let you customize your fit. Have I mentioned that they haven’t fallen out of my ears? God bless America.

Aerial7 NEO Slurpee Ear Buds

aerial7neoslurpeeWith the same “double dome” ear gels of the previous pair, Aerial7’s NEO Slurpee ear buds were also a hit. A bit pricier at $55, these buds come with three sizes of the ear gels AND a pair of memory foam tips for the ultimate in ear-size customization. The braided cables look pretty rad, too.

I don’t have super discriminating tastes as far as sound-quality goes, but I do think the Slurpees came out on top here, maybe justifying the more expensive cost for those who really care about that. Most importantly though, these didn’t fall out either. Plus, they come with a cute leather carrying case.

Overall? The hard-to-fit ear will be happy with either of these pairs of buds. If you’re into sound quality over your heavy breathing during a run, the Slurpees may be your best bet. If you’re on a budget, you can’t go wrong with dB Logic!

Do you have hard-to-fit ears? What is your solution? —Erin


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  1. I always thought I was the only one who couldn’t find earbuds that fit right! The only ones I can use currently are the standard ones that came with my iPhone — and I’ve tried all sorts of other sports-styles, which are all just collecting dust now.

    I’ll have to give these a try — thanks!

  2. I agree with Colleen, I think the best solution for those with difficulties finding properly fitting headphones is to go for an over-the-ear option.
    I also find they’re much better for intensive cardio since they never seem to fall out as often!

  3. The earbuds with my IPOD are so big for my ears. I have tried 3 different types and they all fall out. I am getting to the point where I want to get the old fashioned that go over my head. However when riding in horse clinics where the lecturer is using a walkie and I have a headset won’t work.

  4. OMG- I have the same issue! I have tried tons of different ear buds. I don’t like the over the ear ones- at least the ones I tried rubbed funny and sometimes fell out too. I was thinking of trying ‘yurbuds’ but was worried they wouldn’t work either. I can’t fit any of them that actually go down and in your ear. I’m constantly pushing the ones that came with my iphone back in/on my ear, but they have been the best for me. I’m definitely trying out one of these.

  5. I’ve been hearing in the news that earbuds can cause you to lose your hearing ; is that true ?