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!

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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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    20 Discussions

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    rschec
    rschec

    17 days 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

    10 months ago

    This works, thanks man!

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    CarolynE17
    CarolynE17

    1 year 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

    1 year 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

    1 year 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 1 year ago

    Look carefully, they are not upside down.

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    D_Ws
    D_Ws

    1 year ago

    Won't the music be upsidedown?

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    PurrplCat
    PurrplCat

    Reply 1 year ago

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

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    LisaM453
    LisaM453

    Question 1 year 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

    1 year ago

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

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    ThomasM462
    ThomasM462

    2 years ago

    Thanks. It has helped.

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    KerissaS
    KerissaS

    2 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

    2 years ago

    Dude , you are awesome. It works perfect.

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    KenS164
    KenS164

    3 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 3 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

    4 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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    StevieB16
    StevieB16

    Reply 3 years 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
    slomoe4

    3 years ago

    Sofar sogood, alot more stable.