Earbud Buddies-Comply Foam Ear Tips

Hey guys…. Time for a little more Tech Talk w/TK!!!

Before I start down the path of telling you all about my earbud experiences, I thought it would be good to cover a must-have accessory I have found.  Now we all have a lot of earbuds.  Whether they came with your phone or you bought them separately, we all use them from time to time.  If you use them a lot like me, you are probably looking for a way to make them more comfortable?  I’ve got a solution for you.  Memory foam earbud tips from Comply. 

I initially came across these when I was looking for a way to make my Marshall earbuds more comfortable for extended wear.  After testing them out, I am now addicted to them, and I put them on all my earbuds.  Overall, Comply foam replacement ear tips do a great job making the fit more comfortable in my ears, and due to the better fit, they help provide a better overall sound.  After many pairs and years of use, here is what I have found.

The Good:

  • Comfortable fit.  By using a memory foam material, you can get a softer more comfortable fit that molds to your ears.  This extra padding is more comfortable for me than the silicone options most earbuds ship with.
  • Great sound isolation.  While they are by no means a substitute for a good pair of noise-canceling headphones that cover your ears and block out sound using white noise, the foam tips do help to block out outside noise.  As the memory foam material is similar to that used in earplugs, the tight fit they provide helps to reduce the outside noise from distracting you. 
  • Improved sound quality.  With a better fit and less outside noise, you get a better sound from your earbuds, at least in my opinion.  Due to the improved fit, you seem to hear more of the highs and get an enhanced experience from the lows.  While I am no audiophile, I believe they have improved the sound of each pair of earbuds I have added them to.
  • Variety of sizes available.  Not sure what size you are?  Neither was I.  The good news is they make a multi-pack that comes with S/M/L size options for you to try out.
  • Support a wide range of brands.  Comply’s website helps you find the right ear tips that work for your earbuds.  I have yet to find a brand that I have purchased that they don’t support.  If they don’t have them, simply submit a request and see what happens.  I did so when I got my AirPods Pro, and they had an option out there roughly 1 month later.  I realize I probably wasn’t the reason they made them, as the AirPods Pro are very popular, but it didn’t hurt, right?

The Not So Good:

  • A little pricey.  At around $20 for 3 pairs of ear tips, they may seem a bit pricey for what they are to some.  That said, they may make you like the existing earbuds you have, saving you from buying a new pair.
  • Clean those ears.  As the material they use is typically black, you might want to clean your ears a bit before snugging them in.  Else, you might not like what you see when you pop them out.  They certainly show everything they pick up.  No judgments.

Want to see some pics of the tips?  Check out the slideshow:

Interested in checking it out for yourself? Included below are a couple of quick links.

Published by Trevor Kassner

Marketing technologist with a love of all things tech. Early adopter & family man looking to share his thoughts.

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