Originally Posted by goto2003 I had a pair of ER4 but found it's a pain to use it for more than a few minutes. Just wonder what are the most comfortable canal earbugs?
If you want maximum comfortability I would suggest a pair of custom IEM's, such as Sensaphonics 2x, UE-10 Pro, or Westone E2. I have a pair of UM2's with custom UM56 tips that fit so comfortably if it weren't for the music and isolation I wouldn't know they were even there. I would assume custom canalphones would be even more comfy. The sound with custom tips is a big step up from any of the standard or "modded" tips as well. I had Etymotic ER-4P's previously as well, and it took some time getting used to them. I did find the black foamies the most comfortable although I did use the tri-flanges as well. The thing that sucks about ER-4P's is that they have to penetrate a lot deeper than other IEM's to get the desired seal. My customs go in deeper I'm sure, but they're customs...big difference than a tri-flange. Even without custom tips, UM2 is pretty comfortable and not as "invasive". Shure E4's I can vouch for also, having had them for a couple months. Comfortability on a par with UM2, but I prefer the extra oomph and soundstage of a dual driver IEM.
Originally Posted by chrisfromalbany [....] I am just not sure you like the feeling of having something in your ears.
The same thought crossed my mind. Before you're going to spend your money on those expensive custom IEMs make sure you're sure you really want them. That said, my UE-10 are indeed waaaay more comfortable than my ER-4s, but I never thought they're too uncomfortable.
Which tips have you tried? I have very small ear canals so I know how uncomfortable "wrong" tips can get....