This. After inserting the IEM, if you hear/feel one side is blocked, very slightly pull the IEM out just bit - often times this will allow the ear canal to open back up without losing the seal.
Right, exactly. Wait, you mean the tip shafts open back up right? I just hate pulling it out that 1 micrometer too far and losing the perfect seal.
Wait, wut? How can he be right and I'm wrong? The reason why I think it's due to the tips and not my ears is because I conducted an ad hoc experiment when this first happened to me. The result? Harder tips - or those with sturdier shafts - did not induce this. Softer tips - or those with thinner shafts - did.
LOL As someone who uses ellipses liberally myself, even I am impressed. Also miffed at someone encroaching on my territory but whatevs.