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Title: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: bluecountry on January 07, 2021, 07:35:22 PM
I am trying to get my father wireless ear buds and he is  being impossible.
I don't know the anatomy of his ear, but I've tried pro beats, apple air pods, jaybirds, and he vetches about them all falling out of his left ear (ugh).

So I wanted to know if you have any you may recommend or better, what store (I am outside Washington DC) I can go to and get some expert help fitting him?  Think of like trying to get a fat kid special clothes, obviously ordering by the internet is not going to work.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: jayhawkco on January 07, 2021, 08:17:20 PM
I'll give you an alternative option.  I just ordered my wife and I the Aftershockz Aeropex bone conducting headphones.  They don't actually go in the ear, but rather rest on your upper cheek bone and the sound is passed through your bones instead.  The audio quality is very nice, they're super light, and the battery lasts eight hours.

Chris
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: Takumi on January 07, 2021, 10:48:46 PM
I like Klipsch, but Iíve only ever used their wired earbuds.
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 07, 2021, 10:56:57 PM
I use Trax Titanium bone conducting headphones.  They are intended for cycling but I way more frequently use them on distance runs.
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: Scott5114 on January 08, 2021, 02:22:25 AM
You can get special earbuds that can be heated up to make them more pliable, so that they mold perfectly to the contours of the wearer's ears. You can also order from companies that send you a kit that allow you to make an impression of the wearer's ears, which you then send back, and they use it to make a custom mold.

Over-the-ear headphones may be the easiest and cheapest option, though. I personally find them more comfortable for extended use, no matter how well a pair of earbuds fit.
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: SectorZ on January 08, 2021, 08:33:56 AM
I use Trax Titanium bone conducting headphones.  They are intended for cycling but I way more frequently use them on distance runs.

I never even knew these existed. Cycling myself I just rigged a bluetooth speaker watch to my handlebar but I'm keeping this option in the back of my mind if needed in the future. Do you find you can still hear surroundings perfectly fine while riding with them?
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: jayhawkco on January 08, 2021, 08:37:58 AM
I use Trax Titanium bone conducting headphones.  They are intended for cycling but I way more frequently use them on distance runs.

I never even knew these existed. Cycling myself I just rigged a bluetooth speaker watch to my handlebar but I'm keeping this option in the back of my mind if needed in the future. Do you find you can still hear surroundings perfectly fine while riding with them?

Can't speak to this brand, but the Aeropex I recommended earlier allow for you to hear traffic and such very well.  I would assume these would be similar.

Chris
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 08, 2021, 09:11:35 AM
I use Trax Titanium bone conducting headphones.  They are intended for cycling but I way more frequently use them on distance runs.

I never even knew these existed. Cycling myself I just rigged a bluetooth speaker watch to my handlebar but I'm keeping this option in the back of my mind if needed in the future. Do you find you can still hear surroundings perfectly fine while riding with them?

Can't speak to this brand, but the Aeropex I recommended earlier allow for you to hear traffic and such very well.  I would assume these would be similar.

Chris

Unless Iím absolutely blasting music (with the Trax) I can hear what is going on around me adequately. 
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: bluecountry on January 08, 2021, 07:13:58 PM
I'll give you an alternative option.  I just ordered my wife and I the Aftershockz Aeropex bone conducting headphones.  They don't actually go in the ear, but rather rest on your upper cheek bone and the sound is passed through your bones instead.  The audio quality is very nice, they're super light, and the battery lasts eight hours.

Chris
Thank you SO SO SO much, I never even knew about bone conducting ones, just ordered, will see if he can handle these.
Title: Re: Best Ear Buds For Sensitive Ears
Post by: jayhawkco on January 08, 2021, 07:31:09 PM
I'll give you an alternative option.  I just ordered my wife and I the Aftershockz Aeropex bone conducting headphones.  They don't actually go in the ear, but rather rest on your upper cheek bone and the sound is passed through your bones instead.  The audio quality is very nice, they're super light, and the battery lasts eight hours.

Chris
Thank you SO SO SO much, I never even knew about bone conducting ones, just ordered, will see if he can handle these.

They're pretty great.  I originally got them for my wife because she runs and bikes and I wanted her to be able to hear ambient noise.  But then I tried the pair she got just to see how I thought the sound was.  I'm not an audiophile, but it was just as good as Klipsch/Sennheiser earbuds that I've bought in the past.  There's a little less bass, but you can actually use foam earplugs while wearing these to increase the bass.  I find it's just fine without (unless maybe if I'm playing some 90's hiphop  :sombrero:)

Chris