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A feeling of stress-free wearing is important! Correct way to wear earphones by type

Earphones tend to fall out of your ears, or you hear noise frequently, which may be stressful for some of you. By adjusting how to wear the earphones, you can obtain a stress-free and comfortable fit. Let's also take a look at "sure hanging".

Get to Know the Types of Earbuds

Earbud comfort depends on the shape of the earbud. First, let's take a look at the types and characteristics of earphones.

Canal type

"Canal type" is a type of earphone that inserts the nozzle part deep into the ear like an earplug and fixes it.

If you insert it firmly, you can listen to music clearly without sound leakage. It also has the advantage of not falling off easily because it supports the earphone with a strong frictional force.

On the other hand, there is a disadvantage that it is difficult to hear the surrounding sounds. Another disadvantage is that it is not suitable for listening for long periods of time because it is easy for the ears to get tired.

Open-air type

The "open-air type (open type)" has mesh or slits on the outside of the housing, so that the ears are sealed even when worn firmly. It is an earphone with a structure that does not.

It is easier to hear the surrounding sounds than the canal type, making it suitable for listening outdoors. On the other hand, it's always noisy, so it's not suitable if you want to concentrate on the music.

Also, it is a disadvantage that it is easy to leak sound. Pay attention to the volume in places where playing at a high volume is likely to be a violation of manners.

By the way, the term “open-air type” refers to the structure of the housing, and there are also “open-air in-ear earphones”.

Ear cuffs and ear fins

"Ear cuff type" is a type of earphone that does not have a nozzle inserted into the ear, but rather is clipped to the edge of the auricle and fixed.

Because the nozzle does not block the ear canal, you can hear the surrounding sounds more clearly than the open-air type. It's like listening to music as part of the ambient sound, with speakers right next to your ears.

Be careful of the volume when outdoors, as sound leakage is a prerequisite. Depending on the shape of the ear and how it is pinched, it is easy to fall off, and it can be said that it is a disadvantage that the ear is easy to get tired.

Some earphones come with ear fins (ear hooks). By fitting this into the hollow of the auricle, the fit can be improved, and there is no need to apply excessive pressure.

Importance of how to wear earphones

So far, we have introduced the types and characteristics of earphones. Now let's consider the importance of how to wear earphones. We will also introduce the trendy "Ear hook" and "Sure hook".

A stress-free fit is important! Correct way to wear earphones by type

Comfort is key

Earphones can be listened to just by wearing them, but depending on how you wear them, they can easily fall off or cause fatigue.

There are probably many people who have experienced that the nozzle came out while they were moving, making it difficult to hear music or suddenly coming off.

If you force it in so that it does not fall off, you will get tired and hurt your ears. By adjusting the earpiece and cord according to the shape of the earphone, it is possible to obtain a stress-free and comfortable listening experience.

Sure hooks for athletes become famous

Many of you may have seen and heard how to wear earphones called "Sure hooks". This is a popular name for how to wear SHURE earphones, which has become popular among athletes.

SHURE is an American earphone maker that specializes in high-performance in-ear earphones and is popular with musicians.

Many models of SHURE earphones have a cord that points upward when worn, and the cord is designed to naturally hang over the ear. The method of attaching the cord to the back of the body after hanging it on the ear is called “Sure hanging”.

Benefits of Shure Earphones

So far, we have introduced the characteristics of each type of earphones, as well as "ear hooks" and "sure hooks." Ear hooks have the effect of increasing the comfort of wearing, and noise can be reduced by turning the cord on the back.

Here, let's take a look at the benefits of Shure. As long as the shape of the earphone matches, this is the recommended way to wear it.

Improved stability

One of the big advantages of the Sure hook is that it improves stability when worn. In a common way of wearing called "straight down style", the cord falls straight down and goes around the front of the body.

The disadvantage of this method is that the earphones tend to fall off naturally due to the effects of gravity. The free-running cord stays longer and wobbles more while moving. In addition, the position of the nozzle is not stable, and it is necessary to be careful not to hook the earphone and pull it out.

On the other hand, if you hang it on the Sure, you can fix the nozzle that tends to fall downward upward, and the cord that extends from your ear will not get in the way. The feeling of wearing is stable, and the stress of falling off and handling cords is reduced.

Reducing noise with clothes

Another problem that causes stress when wearing earphones is 'touch noise'. This "rustling" noise is caused by friction between the cord and clothing, and changes in the connection position of the cord.

In a straight-down style, the cord is likely to rub against the clothes, and the cord connection tends to be unstable due to the large shaking.

With Shure, the cord is wrapped around the back of the body and adheres to the clothing, so it is less likely to cause friction and shaking, and can also be expected to reduce touch noise.

Points on types and how to wear

So far, we have introduced how to wear earphones with a focus on Shure. The points to be aware of when wearing the earphones are that they do not fall off easily, do not cause touch noise, and are comfortable to wear overall.

Let's take a look at how to put on your earbuds, depending on the type of earbud, earpiece, and cord.

Types of Earphones

The in-ear earphones have the advantage of not falling off easily, but if the cord swings in the straight-down style, your ears will feel tired.

Simply turn the cord to the back side to suppress shaking and reduce touch noise. Models with angled nozzles should be worn with LR reversed when hanging on the ear.

In the open-air type, there is a model with a long "cable boot" on the cover extending from the housing to the cord side. For models with a shape that makes it difficult for the cord to hang on your ears when facing upward, run the cord on the back to reduce shaking and touch noise.

Types of earbuds

By simply replacing the earbuds, you can get a better fit. There are various sizes and shapes depending on the model, but basically there are two types of materials: silicone and urethane.

If the silicone earbuds fit the shape of your ears, they will have a good seal and will not fall off easily.

The urethane earbuds are spongy, so you won't get tired easily, and you can choose the shape of your ear. However, it is important to note that if you wear it frequently, it will deteriorate quickly and sound will leak easily.

The "flange type" eartips, which are shaped like bullets, can be worn comfortably and securely, providing a comfortable listening environment. Depending on the shape of your ear, it may not be suitable for you, but if you attach a large three-stage flange earpiece shallowly, it will not fall off easily, and you can also obtain open-air performance.

Types of cords

Earphone cords can be roughly divided into two types: Y-shaped and U-shaped. The Y shape is a shape in which the LR cord branches linearly, and the U shape is a shape in which either LR is longer.

When using a sure hook, there are cases where the Y shape can be installed without difficulty, but the U shape cannot be installed because the length of one side is insufficient.

It is recommended to choose earphones with a long cord, assuming that they will be wrapped around your ears and flushed to the back. Unnecessary cords will not get in the way if you put them together with a "cord clip".

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