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The Wrong Kind of Ears - The Titfield Thunderbolt
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The Wrong Kind of Ears
The year hasn't got off to the best of starts so far. I seem to have stirred up a dust allergy for Mrs Q; I've broken (another) teapot; and this morning the heating was roasting, until I discovered one of those charity bags helpfully wedged part-way through the letterbox to ensure a continuous supply of cold air to the thermostat.

In other news, I've finally got an iPod and am currently discovering how little iTunes knows about my CD collection. The sound quality from the earphones is great, when they are placed in just the right spot. However, I'm finding it very difficult to keep them there. A little research on Teh Interweb suggests this is not an uncommon problem, though no-one seems to have guaranteed solutions. Whoever would have thought Apple would come up with something so irritatingly unergonomic? As far as I can tell, all they would need is a bit of flexibility to keep them perched correctly - it appears my ears are on the small side. Do any of you Young People have suggestions on how to solve this?

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lamentables From: lamentables Date: January 3rd, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have the wrong kind of ears - v small, and most earbuds make them hurt after a short time.
I use these as they seem a reasonable balance of cost/quality and they are supplied with a variety of fittings, the smallest of which works for me.
uitlander From: uitlander Date: January 3rd, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was about to recommend the same.
qatsi From: qatsi Date: January 6th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the information - I am going to persevere for a few days to see if it improves if I can get the hang of it, otherwise I shall be placing an order for these.
lamentables From: lamentables Date: January 6th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mr L, who uses his iPod daily on the train, is very scathing about the quality of Apple's earphones and refuses to use them.
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