We are all, in our own way, freakish. I, for example, have incredibly small hands and weirdly tiny ear-holes. Any normal, standard earbud falls out of my ears, particularly the right one.
They always have, all my life. I end up so furious with a sore right earhole from jamming the ear bud in over and over again that I usually tuck the right earbud into the neck of my sweater and have to listen to only the left-hand audio of whatever it is.
It never occurred to me that companies might make earbuds specifically for tiny freak hobbit ears until the other night, when I returned from a run just utterly fuming because I need both left and right audio if I am going to really actually run and not just slop along feeling bored. I don’t want to wear my great big cans because I feel like a dickhead. I want to wear buds like everyone else. I want to be normal.
For all its many faults, Amazon does come to the rescue at times such as these – type in “ear buds small ears” and up pops a solution to your very particular problem and they arrive the next day.
Really pleased to see that one of my most trusted arbiters of fashion (that’s you Esther) equates the wearing of ‘cans’ with dickheadness! I knew I was following the right blog!
don’t get me wrong, I do possess “cans” – just can’t bear to wear them when actually running! too stupid!
There is also an excellent company called Yurbuds who make in ear headphones specifically for running. The women’s version comes with two size options when you order and they NEVER fall out! http://www.yurbuds.com/uk/19for-women
Can I recommend jabra pulse wireless ear buds, bit more spendy but EXCELLENT. Come with various buds so fit your ears perfectly (I too have one ear smaller than other!) water/sweat proof and have heart monitor/ fitness tracking interface if that’s your thing. I was so sick of wearing shitty uncomfortable headphones for running, these are sooo comfy- you forget you’re wearing them, aside from the music obvs. My husband got these for me for my birthday, and although I did a little gasp when I found out the price, I’d say they’re totally worth it
you’ve just solved one of the major irritants in my life. I had resorted to wearing my daughters pink, glittery, Hello Kitty headphones when running. Definitely looked like a dickhead…..
Wow. Unfortunately I will have to google “large earbuds” was mercilessly nicknamed dumbo at school. But what a good idea.
Seconding that Yurbuds comment 🙂 But the selection available seems to have diminished somewhat…