Originally Posted by Heyyoudvd
Is anyone else having that problem? These were supposed to be designed to fit a wide variety of ear shapes but the fit is just as bad as the old earbuds were for me. That's what happens when you put super smooth plastic against skin - there's no friction. This whole thing could have been easily and cheaply rectified by Apple - by simply including foam piece with them - but instead, Apple chose to spent millions of dollars and years of research on perfecting a shape which is still useless to countless people out there.
Yes, that's why I did this:
I'm also going to try the earbud foams which were also mentioned in this thread along with the ear tips. Great advice in here.
BTW, I'm listening top "Tower Of London" by Tony Macalpine, and it's awesome. The stereo imaging on these EarPods really works. The guitar riffs cascade from left to right across my brain, and the multiple rhythm parts artfully take turns on either side. But my favorite is how the tom toms seem to bounce around the inside of my head.
Next up "Reaping Live" from G3, I can literally hear Joe Satriani playing in center stage, with Yngwie on my right and Steve Vai on my left. It's really cool, I've heard these songs before and realized there where intended stereo effects; but this sounds like I'm standing in the middle on the stage with the guitarists positioned around me and I can feel the pressure of the amp stacks. And when Steve Vai is playing I can literally hear the distorted strike of the pic on his guitar immediately preceding the actual note, imaged just to the left of me. I know I've never heard that before.
(okay, seriously, it's impossible to finish this post while I'm listening to "Joe Satriani Radio" on Pandora and now it sounds like I'm in the studio with Yngwie for Overture 1622, and yes it's Pandora and It sounds that good. Wow, Marty Friedman sounds good too; I seriously keep loosing focus 'cause the music is just so involving, something about listening to the vented dynamic design, or whatever it is, is just adding so much weight and realism to the guitars, especially on live tracks.)
Edited by iPhone IEM - 10/4/12 at 4:01pm