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Poll: How do you wear yours?

Poll Results: How do you usually wear your monitors cords?

 
  • 25% (89)
    Hanging from the ears.
  • 14% (49)
    Over the ears, down the back
  • 60% (207)
    Over the ears, under the chin
345 Total Votes  
post #1 of 81
Thread Starter 

Some of the manufactures may not be aware of how we use their products in real life.  At least one has gone so far as to say they were not designed to be worn in front. 

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Originally Posted by p0wderh0und23 View Post

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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post  The Y-split at that length (Westone 3's) are just too **** short. I hate it so much when it's rubbing me at the chin area or on my neck.

It will only rub on your chin if you are wearing them incorrectly. The wire is designed to go around the ear. Otherwise the fit is not as good and the seal will be compromised.

What do you say?

How do you wear yours?

How do you usually wear your monitors?

 

 


Edited by Sumflow - 9/9/11 at 5:45am
post #2 of 81

It's quite obvious to see when an IEM is designed to be worn around the ear. No need for the manufacturer to come out and announce it.

 

But if they don't have the contoured (right word?) body, it's up to you how to wear them. I usually go hanging from the ears.

post #3 of 81

i chose option 2, but wouldn't this vary by your earphone model? (1 vs 2 or 3)

post #4 of 81

Mostly over the ear under the chin

post #5 of 81

Will be doing over the ears in front with customs, usually just straight down with universals.

post #6 of 81

This should be a multiple-choice poll, coz it really depends on the IEMs.

post #7 of 81

I wear mine over the ear in front usually, but when Im running I have it running down my back so i dont accidentally hit the cable and i dont want it inside my shirt cause ill get sweat on it!

post #8 of 81

I've always preferred over the ears, in front even with IEMs designed to be worn straight down. Way less microphonics that way.

post #9 of 81
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Originally Posted by Azathoth View Post

I've always preferred over the ears, in front even with IEMs designed to be worn straight down. Way less microphonics that way.

X2 on this. I can't stand the feel of them not over ears anymore, plus less cord noise. I prefer in front over behind for my casual type listening.
 

post #10 of 81

Depends which iem's i'm using, ety's go over the ear down the back, beyer's go straight down the back, M9 go straight down the front.

post #11 of 81
Thread Starter 

Does anyone know when people started to wear cords over the ears?


Edited by Sumflow - 6/1/10 at 10:04am
post #12 of 81

I wear my MTP Coppers over-the-ear, under the chin.  I use Phonak silicone ear guides.  Wearing them in this way totally eliminates microphonics for me...

post #13 of 81

Interestingly, the TF10vi have a mic that you can only use when you wear the IEM over the ear, under the chin, in front.

I don't think they were really designed to go behind the back.

Just a thought.

 

I'm trying to wear them behind the back though, over the ear.

post #14 of 81

Over the ears, hanging out front normally, but if I'm in class, I'll thread it through the back of my shirt and wear it hanging down my back.

post #15 of 81

Depends on where and when. I do over ear back and over ear front so both.

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