The Living Sounds Blog
Custom Earphones vs. Generic Earbuds
Generic earbuds have certainly improved over the years, but they are still primarily a one size fits all type of thing that may not work with all ear shapes. Depending on the shape of your ear, earbuds can be uncomfortable, fall out, or just not sound great if they donâ€™t sit properly in the ear canal. For many of us, the ear buds that we use with our devices while listening to music, gaming, or using the computer are just not good enough for long term wear.
Custom earphones are taking over! New custom earphones are made by taking a mold of your ears by a hearing care professional to create a custom fit set of earphones. They are made of comfortable silicone that truly fit the contours of your ears, ensuring that they wonâ€™t fall out.
These custom earphones can plug into any audio device with a standard 3.5mm audio output, which is perfect for use while exercising, motor sports, or travelling. The permanent durable cable is located at the bottom of the earmolds instead of the sides for a flush fit. This provides a comfortable wear when worn under helmets and for active users.
Custom earphones can also be specifically made with a dedicated woofer and ultra low frequency extension, paired with a mid/high frequency driver that creates a full and dynamic sound. This is sure to impress even the most critical audiophile.
So if you are an athlete, or need earphones to fit comfortably under a helmet while riding, a music lover, or a long distance traveller looking for superior sound quality and customized fit, consider a pair of customized earphones. They will deliver superior sound quality that is rarely seen in generic earbuds.
Visit any of our Living Sounds locations to get more information on the revolutionized custom earphones.
Adele Collingwood, BC HIS
Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner