Memory Foam Silicone Eartips
In-ear headphones are commonly found in three types: soft-plastic (also known as "hat" or "head" types, often made of silicone and polyvinyl chloride), sponge, and hard acrylic for custom eardrums (which also come in soft and hard/soft films, but are less common). Among them, the soft plastic cover is divided into two versions: general and different size. General-purpose eartips, such as Profound's three-section eartips and some two-section eartips, allow the user to choose how deep the ear canal is inserted, usually deeper to enhance insulation (this is also considered a more "foreign" way of wearing). Different sizes of eartips, such as Profound's flexed eartips, come in three sizes: small, medium and large. Users choose the eartips based on their preference for comfort when they are well worn.
Memory Foam Earbuds vs Silicone Rubber Earbuds
Both memory foam ear tips and silicone ear tips are used for in-ear headphones. The Air Pods Pro uses silicone ear tips by default, but some users have replaced them to memory foam.
The advantage of silicone earmuffs is that it is more sealed, sound insulation performance is better, waterproof and moisture-proof, long service life. But using the ear for a long time can be uncomfortable.
The advantage of memory foam is that it can fit the shape of the ear more closely, and it will not be uncomfortable to wear it for a long time. However, it has a short service life and is more likely to get dirty and may need to be replaced frequently.
Users can choose to use two different ear tips according to their preferences. Use memory foam if they like comfort. If you want to use it for a long time, you need better sound insulation. Use silicone earmuffs.
How to use earbuds properly
Correct use of ear tips can improve the performance of earphones and improve wearing comfort.
1. First of all, choose the right size. Generally, when buying headphones, there are three kinds of ear tips: large, medium and small. All you have to do is put them on and feel them. It should fit your ear perfectly, wear it for 5 to 10 minutes without obvious discomfort, and it won't come off easily.
2. Now that you know the size of your ear tips, you can try to choose different materials, such as pure silicone and memory foam. The advantages of silicone are better sealing, more dirty resistance, long service life, but the comfort is not as good as memory foam. While memory foam is very comfortable and won't be uncomfortable to wear for a long time, it is easy to get dirty and needs to be replaced frequently.
So according to your own preferences to choose the right ear tips.