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Beats Studio Buds are highly popular, truly wireless earbuds because of their excellent sound quality and the fact that you don’t have to take out a loan to buy them. Since Apple now owns Beats, the buds are also seamlessly integrated with iOS devices.
All of that is great and, in theory, works out really nicely for whoever is using them and owns an iOS device at the same time. But if the things are constantly falling out of your ears, that’s not very fun.
Fortunately, there are a few ways to fix this without duct-taping the buds to the side of your head. Besides, earbuds that won’t stay in always have a tendency to pop out when you’re standing on concrete, tile, or hardwood floors. Let’s see what we can do to help.
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5 Potential Fixes To Beats Studio Buds Won’t Stay In Ears
1. Purchase Companion Ear Hooks
Unless you purchase some sort of bundle on Amazon, you’re not likely to get the ear hooks with the Beats Studio Buds. You’ll have to order them separately. The good news is that there are a lot of universal ear hooks and some specifically manufactured for Beats Studio Buds on the market.
The ones in the link above are less of a hook and more of a stabilizing, silicone piece that resets on the curve just outside of your where the silicone tips slide into your ear canal.
They can be uncomfortable for some people. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of shapes and sizes on the market.
Some people prefer the actual hooks that wrap around the outside of your ear. They are better at stabilizing the Beats Studio Buds in your ear but, again, they may be uncomfortable to some. It all boils down to what’s more comfortable for you.
2. Different Silicone Tips
This is the part that slides down into the ear canal and holds itself there by a combination of suction-pressure and the friction of the silicone against the skin. If your earbuds are falling out of your ears constantly, it’s highly likely that the silicone ear tips are the source of the problem.
Beats Studio Buds come with a small plastic baggy that contains different-sized silicone tips. If you lost that baggy or threw it out with the box, you’ll have to buy some new silicone ear tips.
Fortunately, they are very inexpensive and you can pick them up just about anywhere, including convenience stores, Dollar General, etc. If the sizes that come with the Studio Buds don’t work, there are more sizes available out there. Shop around and find the one that’s most comfortable for you.
Thankfully, you won’t have to spend a lot of money doing it. To get the old earbud tips off, just pull them until the silicone stretches and snaps off the base. Put the new ones on by pressing the underside of the silicone tip hard against the earbud base until it wraps around it.
3. Make Sure You’re Wearing Them Right
Believe it or not, there is a wrong way to wear earbuds. In fact, when you open up the box and retrieve your brand new, Beats Studio Buds, you’ll see a tiny pamphlet in there and it doubtless contains a visual diagram showing you exactly how to put them in your ears.
Make sure that the “b” on the side of the bud is on the bottom of the exterior when it’s in your ear. One way to make sure the silicone tips slide into your ear canal and take hold better is to give them a little counterclockwise twist when you put them in your ears.
As you twist, press lightly inwards. You’ll know you’re successful when the sound of the outside world becomes muted.
That’s not a sign that the Active Noise Cancellation is kicking in either. All buds should have a natural muting effect when they are situated correctly in your ear canal.
4. Pull Your Earlobe Down
This one sounds a bit funny but it’s amazing how often it works. Simply follow the instructions above, while pulling your earlob down and slightly away from your ear. It won’t make your ear canal any bigger but it will widen the entrance to the ear canal, giving the silicone tip a better gripping surface when it’s in place.
It’s kind of like rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time. It works, however, when you get used to doing it. Before you know it, the act of pulling your earlobe, counterclockwise twisting the Studio Buds, and pressing inward will become second nature.
5. Make Sure Your Ears Are Clean
This goes without saying. Some people build up earwax faster or slower than others. Unless you build up a huge wall of earwax, it’s often not even noticeable unless you clean your ears on a regular basis.
Use a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip (hydrogen peroxide works almost as well). Clean the area in and around your ear canal and then use the dry side of the Q-tip to dry it off. However, be very careful how far you place a Q-tip in your ear.
In fact, some doctors don’t recommend using a Q-tip at all because so many people have punctured their eardrums or damaged their hearing by going too deep with the Q-tip.
It’s understandable that you want to keep your ears as clean as possible but there are other ways to do a deep cleaning of your ear canal.
Besides, the silicone tips on the Studio Buds, or any buds for that matter, don’t go nearly as deep into an ear canal as a Q-tip will. For deeper cleaning, use the clean and flush method with an ear wax cleaning solution, most of which you can get at your local pharmacy or grocery store.
A little work and a little patience are all that’s required to get your Beats Studio Buds to fit inside your ears correctly and stay that way for the long run. After all, these things are designed to hang in there throughout a variety of daily tasks and exercises.
Worst case scenario, you’ll have to switch to something different or get some ear hooks. If the Beats Studio Buds simply will not fit in your ears, it’s doubtful that any truly wireless earbuds will be more successful.