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AirPods Keep Falling Out? Here Are the Best Ear Hooks and Tips to Keep Your Earbuds in Place

These ear tips help your AirPods stay put, whether you’re bringing them along for a run or just want to upgrade to a more comfortable fit

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AirPods might be one size, but not all ears are created equal. There’s nothing more annoying than listening to music and having to stop mid-song to pick up a fallen earbud. Purchasing ear hooks or ear tips can help elevate that frustration. From hooks that anchor to your ears to memory foam tips that reduce outside noise, below are our picks for the best AirPod ear tips.

What Makes the Best Earbud Tips?

Finding the right earbud tip for you depends on both the size of your ears and the way you prefer to wear your buds. Here’s what to keep in mind.

Hooks: Ear tips can come with or without a hook. Some might prefer to have a hook since it doesn’t go into your ear canal. It also provides more security for your earbuds since they are hooked around the outside of the ear.

Sound Quality: You probably purchased your AirPods because you want high-quality sound and you might worry that adding more accessories could stifle it. The best ear tips will still provide good sound and can also offer some noise-cancellation.

Material: Some materials can be more comfortable than others. Most ear tips come with either silicone or memory foam — which is a lot easier on the ear than plastic. Material is also important if you’re also looking for something that molds to your ear canal rather than hooking on the outside of your ear.

1. AhaStyle 2 Pairs AirPods Ear Hook Tips

You get two for the price of one with this set since it comes with a small and a large option. Made of silicone, these hooks latch onto the inner part of your ear just above the ear canal. This pair is all about sound quality enhancement and boasts passive noise reduction with an improved bass sound.

The best part is that they come with a silicone case for storage (since they can’t stay on the AirPods while charging) and come in either black or white.


Buy: AhaStyle 2 Pairs AirPods Ear Hook Tips at $10.99

2. EarBuddyz Ultra Ear Hooks

If you want more options, this set comes with a small, medium and large size. These buds boast a secure fit and improved noise isolation. They also slip right onto the top of your ‘Pods and have all the necessary sensor cut outs so you don’t have to worry about any AirPod features being muffled. They can’t stay on your AirPods while they charge, though. Luckily, they come with a stash pocket to store them.


Buy: EarBuddyz Ultra Ear Hooks at $13.95

3. CharJenPro AirFoams Pro

Not everyone wants silicone tips or a hook to wrap around their ear, so the AirFoams Pro are another good choice. Made with memory foam, this accessory comfortably replaces the silicone that comes on the AirPod Pros.

Though they only work on one type of Apple device, some positives to these tips is that they’re pain-free and prevent wax buildup on the earpieces. They can also be left on when you’re charging your pods in their charging case.


Buy: CharJenPro AirFoams Pro at $11.99

4. OneCut Silicone Ear Tips

Ear tips can be easy to lose and sometimes it’s better to have quantity over quality. These simple hooks come in a pack of five and slip right over your AirPods or any pair of regular earbuds. They’re durable, lightweight and made of medical-grade silicone.

If you’re using your buds to listen to music while you workout, this option won’t fall out, even during vigorous activity. Plus, they come in a bunch of fun colors like red, blue, pink and mint green, so you’ll never mix up your earbuds at the gym.


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