Originally Posted by imadroppa
Why does the sound become inaudible? Like if you push them as deep as possible without puncturing your ear drum, they cant be heard, similar to if it had blown out.
Always been curious to know, and didnt feel like doing a complete ear-anatomy study to find out, so im hoping the geniuses here wouldnhave an answer.
There can be multiple causes for this. When you push it in, it can cause driver flex. Drivers are designed to flex and relax, this is how it produces noise. However, when you push it in, the driver will stay in the flexed position. Without relaxing, the sound won't be produced. This is most likely the cause of the inaudibility.
However, if you do aim the driver in the wrong direction (side of your ear canal), it'll have a lot less volume produced in comparison to the other ear. Since your other ear is that much louder, it makes it sound like one side is no longer producing noise (perceived as so).
The most likely cause would be driver flex though. There may be other causes.