If you wear your most beautiful shell, you do not want to look funny with big over-ears. Even on a longer journey, it is often convenient to be able to stow your headphones quickly in a vest pocket. Some, like me, like to put a few in reserve – in case the main headset should fail.
What keeps many from hearing most of their music through in-ears is that the sound on a good on- or over-ear just sounds better. But is he really doing that?
Of course, it depends on many things. A favorite overlooked factor, however, is the right fit. No other design suffers so much in terms of comfort and sound under wrong wearer, like an in-ear headphones.
So that no one condemns an in-ear, without ever having had it properly in the ear, I have created this guide.
How to use in-ear headphones properly?
That would have been explained some years ago a little easier!
What determines the hold and fit of an in-ear is first and foremost the plastic attachment. The plug on the front and then in the ear.
These little beasts, which everyone has ever lost somewhere, are available in many different forms. Recently, more and more constructions have been added, which all demand a little sensitivity, some even spatial thinking. Bluetooth in-ear headphones in particular often produce extraordinary shapes. I roughly divide this into:
- The normal essay that most headphones use – what you see in the picture above
- The strap towers and
- The wing essays
As a rule, you will also find a “normal essay” in the last two, but with an additional characteristic in the form of just a small loop or a little wing.
Use the normal in-ear headphones properly
This is probably the process that affects most, but is also the most intuitive to understand. For all other explanations, I assume that you actually use the left earphones left and right right.
One exception is the method of inserting a semicircle around the ear of the headset and then inserting it from the top. Here, the hold can often be improved by swapping left with right. This method is especially good if your headphones due to weight (or the cable) often fall out.
Often it is enough if you know that in-ear headphones will fit properly if they seal your ear well. That little to no noise from the outside is more in your ear is normal and wanted. An in-ear is not worn like an earphone that is just “hanged” in the ear.
The right seat you get most of the time, even if you simply gently pushes the earphones in the ear. If that does not work, you can try pulling your ear apart on the earlobe and then insert the headphone.
If that does not work, it could be that the essay is not your size – almost all the in-ears that I bought so far, had three sets in different sizes included. So try it out until you have the right one – the factory average is usually the middle size on the headphones.
If a good fit is not good enough for you: foam attachments
Above all, some higher-quality headphones have already included in the delivery good essays. They are comfortable and the music sounds good. In almost all cases they are made of silicone. That is not necessarily bad.
Recently, however, third-party providers have gained enormous popularity among in-ear fans with foam attachments. Of course, the material has other properties to deal with sound waves and accordingly, the sound also changes a bit: bass is slightly more true, heights get a very slight damping. Often this complements the respective sound signature of the headphones great.
Probably the best known supplier of foam attachments is Comply. Headphone enthusiasts often rave about the comfort and the better sound. InAirs also produces a similar product, which is now enjoying greater popularity – not least because of the lower price. While the purchase of a set of foam attachments does not cost the world, you have to replace them much more often than silicone ones.
To insert them correctly, imagine that you put earplugs (which you use to sleep, for example) in your ear. Slightly squeeze, push into the ear and wait until the foam expands again and adapts to the ear.
Insert in-ears with loops
The loop is to provide additional support and can be found in addition to in-ears with some Bluetooth headsets. The idea behind this is that the plastic loop spreads against the ear and thus pushes the actual attachment firmly into the ear or reinforces its seat. In general, you can attach the loops regardless of the actual essay.
ere is the most sensitive touch. The loop should point away from the face and slightly upwards. It is best to turn the loop to the appropriate position before inserting it. Then you use the headset as normal and adjust the seat of the loop again – I do this by putting my finger through the loop and making sure that it has not collapsed, but has opened well.
In the case of Bluetooth headsets, this makes it possible to wear them without the usual ear-strap if they are well-placed. This is much less noticeable and comfortable during the day. Headphones, of course, sit a bit better, as less weight attaches to them.
Insert headphones with wing attachment correctly
In the wings, a similar principle applies as in the loop – you can often attach as independent of the actual essay on the headphones. Here, however, you have to additionally think about which direction you attach them.
Correctly, the tapered end of the wing points upwards / forwards towards the face. The “spiral” that draws the wing, it should run (from outside to inside) in the counterclockwise direction.
There is probably not the get the wings ear way – but in the elegantesten is to get with a slight twisting motion in the correct position. You can feel very well when the headset is sitting as it should. If he does that first, there is no wobbling or even falling out, the acoustics get better and less noise penetrates from the outside.
Wing attachments provide a particularly good grip and can be found on sports headphones, such as the JBL Reflect Mini . But I also think that you need the most practice here, until you really get the hang of it.
Cases of violation of the prohibition
As far as you have understood, the prohibition covers all means of travel. So whether you’re on a bike, on a motorcycle, in a truck, or in a car, wearing a headset, Bluetooth or not, is not allowed. However, this includes some conditions:
- By car, truck or utility: it is strictly forbidden to place your headset in one of your ears. Indeed, it will partially prevent you from hearing the horns of other vehicles. Such situations are likely to lead to traffic accidents. In addition, it is also forbidden to wear your two atria when you are in traffic.
- On motorcycles: it is also forbidden to wear one or two earplugs to both ears, as this may distract you from driving.
- By bike: it’s the same for the bike, you can not wear your headset to one ear, or both ears.
Such a violation inevitably leads to legal sanction
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