First world problems… racial glitches.
Genetics … because we are all a soup made of nuts… gives me a very small “bowl” in which wireless ear buds fit into. Mine are very much like the second ear from the left on the bottom quadrant in this diagram. My bump goes in a stuttering stagger nearly to the Y shape and the Y tail hooks in. My ears are also very flat against my head so there’s not a lot of “bowl”.
How is this a problem? Well, angled ear buds are usually not going to fit and the wireless ones on the market are hella too big. So finding a pair of stand alone wireless ear buds that are small enough to fit into the bowl are difficult. Good ones. With nice sound.
I’m also picky. I admit to this. I don’t like the tampons sticking out of my ear look of the Apple-style headphones and I don’t want ones with a wire between them but that might be my last resort if this next pair that I’ve ordered don’t work.
I got a pair from Sabbat which are lovely but they don’t connect easily to the bluetooth on my laptop or phone but they fit. Tired of dealing with that frustration, I reached for the Samsung Galaxy+ earbuds which were nice but too big. Just enough too big that the lower arm of the Y in my ears hurt.
Oh, and I also have a daith piercing on my left ear but that really isn’t bugged too much if something fits right.
Now I’ve gone for the SVN Sound Neon 200 because forums have been saying they’ll fit Asian ears. The Sabbat were also lauded for that. The Samsung was given kind of an 80% rating but mainly because most of the people they didn’t fit were very petite.
So it’s a stupid problem to have. Like very stupid but I listen to music a LOT… and I’m tired of having to pull out the earbuds from my headphones to let the dog in and out or just go refill coffee.
Wish me luck. Because really, change is bad but a sore ear is apparently even worse.