Smallest ear buds (no need for isolation)?
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I am looking for a set of ear buds. Not the kind that seal for isolation. I want them for outdoor excercise, and welcome some of the outside sound coming in. I have a pair of Koss clip-on style phones, but they pinch my ears after a bit. I have small ears, most buds I've owned hurt or fall out. Anyone have suggestions for me? I know similar questions have been posted here, but mostly suggestions seem to run to the isolation type in canal phones. . .


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What earbuds have you had?
The thing is, if they're too small they're likely to fall out, and if they're too big they'll hurt.
 
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The buds I've owned in the past are just the cheap stuff that came with various players. To clarify, the ones that have fallen out did so because I couldn't get them all the way in, not because they were too small. I know that some can fit me quite well, I had a cell phone hands-free with an ear bud that did.
 
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maybe a neckband would fit better than an earbud for working out. i think the koss ksc-55 is of the neckband type.
 
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I have KSC 35s and like the sound, as well as the way the design lets some ambient sound in (suitably low volume). I would like something the fits in ear and isn't so noticable though.
 
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If you're not too concerned about top sound quality then a great little headphone for this use is the Nike psa|flight. It's basically a set of earbud transducers mounted in a minimal semirigid neckband that holds them in place during all kinds of exercise. Very lightweight, very convenient, easy to stuff in a jacket pocket.

I like mine a lot, but they are earbud-quality 'phones.
 
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Interesting design. I'd still like to hear if anyone out there with smaller ears has found a good fitting ear bud design.
 
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