Introduction: Poor-man's Earbud Replacement Covers From Ear Plug
I had 2 pairs of ear buds lying around that had lost the little rubber covers, the part that goes in your ears, making them useless. I could have order the replacements from amazon for $5 bucks, but I thought I would save some dough, and come up with a DIY solution. So I used some Flents foam Earplugs from Walmart, and now have a lifetime of replacement covers that guarantee a nice comfy fit every time!
I am really pleased with how great these work because there made of memory foam so they expand to the size of your ear canal, keeping noise out and beats in!
Step 1: Materials
1. Earplugs $2.98 walmart 10-pair
2. Soldering Iron in skinning tip or Lighter, Finishing nail, and pliers
*Tip - Look for earplugs with a higher Noise Rating. The Flents Quiet time ear plugs are NR33, which will have a similar effect as noise cancelling headphones, but cheap!
Step 2: Cut Earplug
Cut off the tip of the earplugs using scissors. You want to aim for the same length as the plastic that needs to be covers on the ear buds.
Step 3: Burn Hold in Earplugs
***Carefully*** use something hot, sharp, and pointy to burn a hole through the center of the earplug.
Step 4: Put on Earbuds
Let the burnt holes cool. Then force them on to your ear buds the tighter the better. I did not have to use any glue and the are firmly in-place.
Go ahead and make a few extra while your at it, your ears are nasty goo traps so replace often or buy some freaking q tips.