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Advice for easier removal of ER-6i?

post #1 of 6
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I like everything about my new ER-6i phones, except for one thing. While others may have trouble inserting them to get a good seal...I have a problem getting them OUT. I try to do the slow-twist thing advised by Etymotic, but sometimes I just can't a firm grip on the earpieces at all. I've had to gently tug on the cord on a couple of occasions, which i know is a big no-no but it was either that or drive myself to the emergency room for some medical assistance...

The ER-4P looks a lot easier to grab ahold of and remove. But I'll need a lot more money (and ideally a headphone amp) before I can go there....
post #2 of 6
1. Let your thumb and pointer fingernails grow
2. Get ER 4Ps, you dont really need an amp for them (only for the S)
3. Try to use some foams which wont require the driver to go in as deep.
4. A trick to try - using your pinky, pull the little earflip back and grip one side of the driver housing and then use your thumb like a pincer on the other side.

Unfortunately I'm not 100% in your situation as I have small hands and even deeply inserting small biflanges have never come close to needing to tug on the cord.
post #3 of 6

Klipsch ear gels

Try the Klipsch ear gel tips -- they fit the 6is perfectly and they are MUCH easier to insert and take out.
post #4 of 6
squeeze the very back edge of the flange, so it breaks the air seal. Squeeze the flange against the housing, and just pull. It shouldn't come off, and since there's no air seal, it should come out with ease.
post #5 of 6
It's hard to squeeze the back flange when its in your ear, and the 2 inner flanges generally also make seals.
post #6 of 6
I just stumbled on the fastest way yet. Have a rambunctious 80lb Black Lab jump up on you, Hook the cable with his front hoof let gravity do the rest. They look flimsy, But seem to take some abuse.
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