My left eartip tried to take down the both of us in a blaze of glory this morning. As I was taking my IEMs out of my head, the rubber tri-flanged tip stayed firmly lodged in my ear canal, disengaging from the nozzle. It was absolutely terrifying.
I carry a swiss army knife with tweezers, so I took a (very tentative) shot at getting it out myself. Couldn’t see the thing in the mirror though, the stem wasn’t sticking out far enough to easily grab it. For once, I’m grateful for the on-campus health center…tweezer bro had me back in action in 60 seconds flat.
It’s weird having an eartip stuck in your ear, because you can feel something giant stuck in your ear, but you can hear just fine, since there’s a hole through it. Strange experience, would not recommend.
Anyway, friendly reminder for all IEM users to replace their eartips every 6 months (I had mine for a year +/- 1 month before this happened). As for me, though, I’m never touching those evil things again. Too traumatic. I’m gonna be rocking the basic-bitch apple earpods for a while probably, but does anyone have any budget recommendations for non-IEM earbuds? Something portable that sounds good, I don’t exercise so weight etc. isn’t a concern. Thanks and keep your ears open (fully if possible).