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Audio expert Steve Guttenberg shows you how to maximize the sound quality--and reduce wear and tear--on any pair of in-ear headphones. Note that many in-ear headphones include multiple ear tips, which come in foam, silicon dome and flange styles.
The headphones (Monster Turbine shown) might not fit snugly right after being inserted into an ear.
Pushing the earphone in can help yield a tighter fit.
The "Lobe Pull" technique: push in the headphone while pulling your ear lobe down or out.
The "Ear Pull" technique: reach over your head to pull your ear up while pushing the headphone in.
Tangled, knotted headphone cables are a hassle.
To avoid the hassle, don't wrap them in a circle like this.
Try this: fold the wire into alternating U shapes...
...then collapse and fold the wire. For a more in-depth discussion, read How to get the best sound from in-ear headphones.