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The in-ear type of personal stereo and phone headphones that
fit in your ear, blocking out outside sound, generally are
supplied with three pairs of rubbery pingy bits that shoot off
every time you take your coat or scarf or jacket off.
Instead of these various sizes, make them inflatable.
them in your ears, and where the mic/remote is, blow
into a hole, which will inflate the rubbery bits to a good fit.
This would mean that the rubbery bits can be more
permanently fitted and wont ping off quite so readily.
This now exists:
Oh well. [Ian Tindale, May 17 2011]
||PS, the other week, I took the mic lead from an old
Sony Ericsson HPM-70 unit that the headphones died
on, fitted the headphones from a newer HPM-82
unit, and chopped the SE plug from the HPM-70 and
soldered on a 4-conductor 3.5mm jack plug
(converting the mic from differential to single-
ended, bridging the remote button to ground across
the mic). Works quite well on an HTC unit now.
||any good for removing wax? (sorry [thumb])
||Guys the world over have spent countless hours inflating their rubbery bits in anticipation of a good time. This idea seems like a natural. Here's a big ol' inflatable bun [+].
||I have a set of Etymotic Research ear phones that form such a tight, perfect seal that you hear absolutely nothing except the transmitted music. None of the others I had prior to these ever sealed properly.
||Ts'good. The disposable rubbery earplugs I use would work well for this.
||[IT] Re: your link: *Oh well*? You are too modest.