Earphones falling out every 10 seconds


 Anyone have any advice with keeping earphones in my ears whilst running? 

Firstly i had the cables outside my tshirt but when they fell out it was a health hazard not getting them caught up in my legs.... so currently im running the cable under the back of my tshirt and headphones out the back via the back of my collar. However the earphones keep falling out every 10seconds im spending forever putting them back in. The cable seems to pull downwards all the time forcing them out.

 Any advice on how to keep them nice and snug in my ears so i can actually enjoy my run and not worrying about when they are next going to fall out.

 P.s i dont really like the big over the head headphone style.



  • think you may be best  off getting a better fitting pair...some sports ones have different sized ear peices so you can swap them about, either that or the ones that clip round your ear a bit like a hands free mobile thingy....

    or...go without....I tend to only bother with mine on long runs now if at all...

  • JeremyGJeremyG ✭✭✭

    I got some sennheiser (?) ones which have different size rubbery bits - I believe phillips do them to. Went for tightest fit run up front of vestto left then RH longer cable ear plug goes round back of neck.

    Failing that ...glue? image

  • Hog-mouseHog-mouse ✭✭✭
    Leave them at home and run without. image
  • I use a pair of Koss P9 headphones that have a neck band.  They never fall out and I find them very comfortable.
  • CindersCinders ✭✭✭
    Mine kept falling out so got a pair of the ones that clip over your ears
  • The ones that came with my iphone are great and they never fall out.
  • I agree... iPhone earphones are the most comfortable earphones I have ever worn and never fall out!
  • I had the same problem using my android phone with earphones...good fit, just me pulling them out when running, ended up buying a sports arm band for the phone and a Jabra clipper bluetooth set....Brilliant, but not cheap.
  • Apple headphones don't stay in my ears when I'm stationary let alone on the move.

    For running I use these.  I don't know I'm wearing them most of the time.

  • These are my favourite type ... never have got on too well with any other type and find the full loop around the ear helps things stay in place.


  • I had the same problem when I first purchased my IPOD touch.  I bought a sports case for my IPOD that attached to my arm and by doing this I have resolved the problem.
  • Another vote for the sennheisers that BDB linked to from me - comfy and never fall out.
  • sweatband over your ears to hold the buds in place?

    EDIT: Just seen this link on the RW Facebook page -http://ow.ly/5geWK

  • Got a pair of these - they work fine for me. Because of the design, if I am not in too noisy an area, the buds don't even have to be fully inserted but still work fine


  • Bruce C wrote (see)

    These are my favourite type ... never have got on too well with any other type and find the full loop around the ear helps things stay in place.


    Agreed on these, a little cheaper here image

  • I've got a BOSE pair that fall out all the time doesnt matter what size plastic thingy I put on them. I just use my ipod ones, much to my husbands dismay (he bought the BOSE pair)!
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  • And just 6 years too late....
  • David J 27David J 27 ✭✭✭
    Yurbuds have a model with over ear bit. They're the only ones that I've had that stay in comfortably for me and my odd shaped ears. Also allow outside noise in. Sportspursuit.com have them on offer at moment.
  • Exactly the same problem. I now run with a sweatband that covers my ears, and traps the ear buds in my ears at the same time. Problem solved!
  • I use these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-NW-WS414-Waterproof-All-Player/dp/B01BBWUBZO/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J7VSPTTCTYCFQDEBZT18 I've never looked back and they've never fallen out.
  • No need to go with espensive brands. JVC sport earphones are all you need. The ones with the curved hooks are great. I get mine on ebay, and are generally under £10.
  • AliceAlice ✭✭
    I find keeping wires under my t-shirt with the cables wrapped around the back of my ear is the best way to wear them.
  • maybe try the wireless ones? I use the MPow cheetah and they are very cheap and decent wireless headphones for running. Worth a look.
  • Bose Soundsport for me, i had the ie2's and they lasted years and never fell out although i certainly prefer to run without music these days
  • A solution that does not cost anything...

    i) fit the earphone snugly in your ear

    ii) route the cable around the front of your ear and over the top to the back

    Keep the cable fairly taught, and the earphone tends to stay in place.

    I found the cheapest single stereo to mono earpiece on eBay so as to be able to hear traffic, also an extremely cheap but very lightweight mp3 player.
  • I have Dr Dre Beats Ear Buds, Solo Wired and Dr Dre Beats Studio Wireless. I am a big fan of Dr Dre Beats!
  • I've been through the mill with earphones, finally settled for Taotronics ones but they're not perfect. The best design I've found for staying in the ears are the ear buds with little tab bit:
    (Is it ok to post links?)
    I've also struggled to find a pair that will stay connected smoothly to a gear fit2, and have longer than 2 hours battery life. So much trouble finding the right earphones!
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