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How to make AirPods more comfortable?

As an owner of Apple AirPods, I know how frustrating it can be to deal with uncomfortable earbuds. After some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved this issue and other solutions I discovered to make your AirPods more comfortable.

In this blog post, I’ll be discussing the various options you have to make your AirPods more comfortable, ranging from buying new ear tips to simply changing the way you wear them.

Quick Tips
Give your AirPods time to adjust.
Consider buying new ear tips.
Experiment with the way you wear them.
Purchase earhooks.
AirPods Pro are generally more comfortable.
Do not wear AirPods all day to protect your hearing.

How to make AirPods more comfortable?

Below are your options when getting AirPods to be more comfortable.

Wait a few days

The first thing would be to actually just reserve judgment for a few days.

It is very common for a pair of earphones to hurt for the first few days and then to stop hurting afterward and AirPods are no exception to this.

If your AirPods are new, try wearing them for a few more days. If the AirPods are still hurting then, try one of the other tips mentioned below.

Silicon covers

There are silicone covers that you can get for AirPods which help the AirPods to fit in the ears more tightly. It could help to try one of these.

You should definitely try this if you have found that your AirPods have been falling out a lot.

Ear hooks

There are ear hooks you can get that fit onto your AirPods and hook around your ears.

These earhooks can help spread out the weight of your AirPods around your entire ear and reduce the pain you might be getting in particular areas.

Make sure you are wearing them correctly

It would also help to make sure that you have been wearing AirPods correctly. If you have not been putting them in your ears correctly, they will be more likely to hurt.

Try wearing the AirPods sideways

A number of people have found that changing the angle of the AirPods changes their fit and feel.

Instead of wearing the AirPods with the stem going straight down, try wearing the AirPods so that the stem is angled more towards where your mouth is.

Try alternative earphones

If you have been wearing the AirPods for more than a few days and you have tried the above and the AirPods are still hurting, consider buying different earphones.

There are many different earphones available on the market right now

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How to make AirPods Pro more comfortable?

To make AirPods Pro more comfortable, you can try the same tips as with regular AirPods mentioned above.

However, it might be the case that the ear tips you are using are too big or too small. It would help to try different-sized ear tips. You can buy them directly from Apple.

Alternatively, you might want to try a different type of ear tip.

The ear tips that come with AirPods Pro are silicon ear tips. However, you can also get ear tips from memory foam as well. You might find that memory foam ear tips give a better fit in your ears.

Read more: Do AirPods sound the same on Android?

Are AirPods Pro more comfortable?

Usually, people do not have issues with the comfort of AirPods and AirPods Pro. However, in general, people find that AirPods Pro are more comfortable.

Whether or not the AirPods Pro will be more comfortable for you will depend a lot on personal preference and the shape of your particular ears.

In terms of comfort, the key difference is that AirPods Pro feature ear tips while regular AirPods do not.

These ear tips can allow the AirPods Pro to have a much more secure fit in the ears and to make them less likely to fall out. I personally also think that this makes them more comfortable.

However, some people find that the design of the regular AirPods is more comfortable.

Ultimately, most people do not have comfort issues when using either the regular AirPods or AirPods Pro. So, when deciding between them, the deciding factor should be if you want noise-canceling and if you want a better fit provided by the ear tips on the AirPods Pro.

How long can you wear AirPods?

Unfortunately, it is not recommended to wear AirPods all day. The reason for this is that listening to loud noises for too long can cause damage to your hearing.

In addition, the AirPods themselves can become uncomfortable and it can lead to excessive earwax build-up in your ears.

When you are wearing AirPods, it is important that you make sure not to have the volume too loud in order to protect your hearing and to avoid things such as tinnitus.