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Keeping IEMs in ears

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I think I've tried all possible sizes of rubber tips as well as foam tips with at least 5 different pairs of IEMs. One of my ears holds the phone pretty securely, although not so great when running. The other one – can't hold em for even a minute while sitting on a couch. What are some options I need to try before giving up on IEMs altogether and sticking to no-isolation-bad-for-your-hearing earbuds for portable carry?
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mEERa
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Sep 11, 2019
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Lohiram
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Sep 11, 2019
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Are you giving the bottom of your ear a light tug while inserting? Have you tried different sizes in different ears or always going with the "set"? Spinfits, Spiral Dots, Sony and Comply comfort tips... if none of those fit then custom mold/iem may be the way to go.
joeftan
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Sep 8, 2019
How about IEMs with an over the ear hook, like Anker SoundBuds Curve? Granted, you may not like the sound of that particular model, but you get the idea. Have you tried any triple flange tips? Custom IEMs are of course the best way to go.
dmedvinsky
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Sep 9, 2019
I didn't try the hooks per se, but I tried doing the same idea using the cable, if you know what I mean. As far as I figure, those hooks may only keep me from losing the earphone entirely, but it definitely can't keep them in for solid isolation. Gonna try the triple flange, thanks for suggestion.
joeftan
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Sep 9, 2019
I hope the triples work for you. If you do pursue custom fit IEMs, some of the least expensive ways are probably either Etymotic IEMs with Sensaphonics’ custom sleeves, or MEE Audio custom fit sleeves, with a MEE IEM of choice. The MEE Audio option is even less expensive if you can get to a MEE Audio booth and get your ears scanned. Just a couple of other options.
rastus
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Sep 8, 2019
Custom molded, all ears are different... where I think I will end up...