Wear Ear Buds the RIGHT Way!!!

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Intro: 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.

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    D_Ws

    20 days ago

    Won't the music be upsidedown?

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    PurrplCatD_Ws

    Reply 3 days ago

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

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    PranavR25

    21 days 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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    LisaM453

    Question 2 months 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

    3 months ago

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

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    ThomasM462

    10 months ago

    Thanks. It has helped.

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    KerissaS

    11 months 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

    1 year ago

    Dude , you are awesome. It works perfect.

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    KenS164

    1 year 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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    vmathur3KenS164

    Reply 1 year 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

    2 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.

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    StevieB16JoelS55

    Reply 1 year ago

    Me also, no tugging which would normally make them fall out. Great tip but I rarely see people wearing them that way!

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    slomoe4

    1 year ago

    Sofar sogood, alot more stable.