Wear Ear Buds the RIGHT Way!!!

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Introduction: Wear Ear Buds the RIGHT Way!!!

Tired of ear buds that keep falling? Have to adjust them every 10 seconds? Then this instructable is just for you!

Ear phones don't fit everyone. Especially the ones without Silicone tips. Some people have ears that just don't let them go in properly. I just bought a new pair for running, but they just won't stay in my ears! The only solution online was to buy another pair, which was simply not acceptable.

This awesome way of wearing ear buds keeps them from falling easily, even while running. Never feel bad for buying the wrong ear phones again!

Step 1: Get a Pair of Ear Buds

Any type of ear buds will do.

Step 2: Take 'em Back

Hold the ear buds and take them BEHIND your ears.

Step 3: Loop the Loop

Bring them up and around your ears like in the photo.

Step 4: Voilà!

Once you have taken a considerable length of the wires around your ears, just wear them normally. Sometimes you don't even need to push them in much!


Please feel free to comment and tell me if this works, or suggest any changes.

1 Person Made This Project!

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22 Comments

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MaryG1978
MaryG1978

Question 2 months ago

I tried your way but the wire keeps getting off my ears. What if the wires are long. Also I tried your way but my left ear doesn't seem to fit and keeps getting loose. Sometimes both ears also loose.

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harrington.kate4
harrington.kate4

11 months ago

Thank you. Thank you. My last pair was great. I was about to scream in frustration, found you,.....Yes

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rschec
rschec

1 year ago

Genius fix! Not only do they stay in without falling out now, but my sub-$10 phones sound awesome now! Seriously, with a little EQ'ing, they sound like more expensive earbuds I've owned in the past. All because of looping them around your ear. Thanks!!

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CDG1
CDG1

2 years ago

This works, thanks man!

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CarolynE17
CarolynE17

2 years ago on Step 4

OMG! You just changed my life! This was one thing I never thought I'd find a fix for online!

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BobG157
BobG157

2 years ago on Step 4

That puts the speaker and volume control behind my right ear. I noticed your pictures were on the left.

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PranavR25
PranavR25

2 years ago

This works for those who like to just listen to music but if you game and need to determine if a sound is coming from in front of you or behind you flipping the earphones upside down will screw that up.

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Lance Ryder Wilson
Lance Ryder Wilson

Reply 2 years ago

Look carefully, they are not upside down.

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D_Ws
D_Ws

2 years ago

Won't the music be upsidedown?

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PurrplCat
PurrplCat

Reply 2 years ago

No duh you can’t flip music upside down, it’s not an object lol

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LisaM453
LisaM453

Question 2 years ago

Well after fiddling with these things the last day or two and readings gaziliion tips I was about to sat F it. Well your tip and appreciated illustration fixed my problem so thank you. I’m it’s vegging on the sofa not running a marathon. I still feel like they sound better if I hold them firmly to seal what micro gaps are there- air or what not. I’ve jammed these hard plastic buds in as far as I can- again fiddling until my ears became irritated and sore. How can I seal those tiny leaks? And finally, can I crank it?

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DianeC149
DianeC149

2 years ago

Many, many, many thanks for this easy solution to a long-lived and enormously irritating problem!!!!!!!

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ThomasM462
ThomasM462

3 years ago

Thanks. It has helped.

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KerissaS
KerissaS

3 years ago

Seriously, I've watched a ridiculous amount of videos and none of them worked - none of them had loop the loop!!!! GENIUS!!! THANK YOU!!!

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deepakk124
deepakk124

3 years ago

Dude , you are awesome. It works perfect.

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KenS164
KenS164

4 years ago

Yeah, well here's the thing.... I'm an old guy by most standards and I've come to rely on my I'm-the-only-one-in-the-universe 400.00 OTE noise-cancelling monster cups. A friend gave me a set of ear buds and after 30 minutes of frustration, I tossed them in my top drawer with old watches and concert ticket stubs and made it a point to give them back to him. How could these things work, always falling out like this?

Thanks for this instructable. You saved me from looking like an idiot to an old buddy, although he's probably suspected it for a long time, Great bit of insight.

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vmathur3
vmathur3

Reply 4 years ago

Hi KenS164!

I'm glad that this trick worked for you. Making people look less like idiots- isn't that the dream? :)

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JoelS55
JoelS55

5 years ago

I find that if you wear the headphones with the wires facing up, it feels almost natural. Might just be me but i'm not sure.