The shape of your ears are as unique as your fingerprints, so it stands to reason than any off-the-shelf design for earbuds or in-air ‘phones aren’t going fit as well as they should. If you want a nice, tight seal to make sure the bass stays strong, you need something bespoke.
A couple of years ago, I had a set of these things made for me at a music festival. This involved lying down on a bench and some goop being poured into my ears which formed the basis of a custom mold. They were expensive (about $200) and they sounded great–while they lasted. Unfortunately, the wiring of the components wasn’t very good and the things soon shorted out.
I’ve always wanted another pair, but I wasn’t interested in going through that hassle again. Now, though, a company called Normal says they can help. Take a look.
Okay, that was creepy–but it has my attention. More details at GizMag.