earphones solution that enhances sound:
are very portable, that’s the best part about them. But when we use earphones,
the very ear features that influence how sound is channeled into our ear canal
get cut out. Anatomy text books have several names for these distinct ear
features like “Auricular Tubercle” and “Intertragic Notch” but most get
bypassed with earphones.
Aside from the size and quality of an earphone speaker, a poor uncontrolled fit
is a primary cause of that shrill tinny sound and lack of bass many people
experience and why earphones fall out so easily. Flat faced style earphones are well known like those that come
standard with the Apple iPod or iPhone. These typically have a 14mm diameter
speaker inside. The Apple brand can produce good quality sound and ample bass
due to their large size. However, these and other flat faced style earphones
have an uncontrolled fit to
the ear. As a result they can often lack bass and sound cheap. They kind of hook in your ear notch (the intertragic
notch). Some have additional hoops that go around the outside of your ear, but
both methods randomly position the speaker independent of the path of your ear
canal and provide no sound isolation.
Many people buy in-ear earphones
with stem mounted round rubber ear tips to improve their experience. However,
many in-ear style earphones typically use small
speaker diameters in the 9 to 11 mm range. Bass output is limited just
due to their size. A 10mm speaker has about half the surface area of a 14mm
speaker. Quality speaker components do matter but are no great substitute for
speaker area when it comes to bass. In-ear earphones typically use a tubular stem to
mount a variety of rounded rubber tips. However, no matter what tip style is
used, the stem can act like a pry bar so they torque out of your ear with the slightest tug on the wires.
is the best way to improve audio delivery. They increase comfort and prevent
earphones from falling out. They are available in three sizes and intended for
flat faced earphones but don’t hook in your ear. Instead, they allow speaker
placement in a direction aligned with the path of your ear canal. They hold
position and provide great sound isolation. Sound is channeled through a twin
cone shaped port. This port is ideal for high fidelity audio delivery because there
is no abrupt area change. Bass is delivered far better from a 14mm speaker
because of the controlled seal to your ear. Most people can listen at a reduced
volume for all of these reasons.
closely spaced fins don’t unhook from
your ear and are far less prone to slip than rounded rubber tips. Tugs on wires
don't create torque like stem mounted tips. The center and fins flex and
dissipate tugs so they stay in better whether you are just lounging around or
doing serious exercise. All you need to do is use them per our guidelines
and prepare to be far more satisfied!