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You love music, but sadly your ear canals are too small to fit even the smallest earbud in. Maybe you thought the day would never come when you’d have to say goodbye to your once treasured earbuds. However, there is something that you can do. 

Luckily, there are specific earbuds for small ear canals, and in this post I’ll review a few of my favorites in depth.

Does your princess – that loves kpop just as much as you – have tiny cute ears?

BUT when it comes to listening to music, you realize that the earbuds are just not going to fit her small ears.

Being a father to a tiny princess, I know the struggle. That’s why I am here with the list of best earbuds for small ears. These earbuds really fit small ears well and actually stay put when exercising.

And yes… adults and kids can use them!

Small Earbuds: For Those Who Want To Enjoy Music With Their Small Ears

Many people with small ears face problems when listening to music. This is because of the small size of their ears. And the standard earbuds available in the market are not compatible with their ears. They cannot use them as they hurt their ears.

The correct solution for this problem is to use earbuds for small ears, which are specially made for people with small ears. These earbuds are usually of small to medium size. They fit perfectly and remain in place while you listen to music. Or whatever you do. Be it jogging, walking or even exercising.

5 Best Earbuds for Small Ears

Finding the best earbuds for small ears is challenging. The standard earbuds fall out quickly and don’t fit well in small ears. Here are our best picks for the best earbuds for small ears.

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Brand

Type

Best Small Earbuds Overall

Volkano Type-C True Wireless Earbuds

Wireless

Best Comfortable Earbuds for Small Ears

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds

Wireless

Best Durable Small Earbuds

SHURE SE215 PRO

Wired

Best Small Earbuds for Calling

Anker SoundCore Life P3

Wireless

Best Affordable Earbuds for Small Ear Canal

Senso Active Buds S-250

Wireless

Contents

Volkano Type-C True Wireless Earbuds for Small Ears

Award: Best Small Earbuds
Connectivity: Wireless
Form Factor: In Ear
Warranty: 1-year
Best Earbuds for Small Ears

Volkano True Element Series is the best wireless earbuds for small ears. These patented replaceable ABS earpads help you get a perfect fit for your ears. And are very flexible to fit all sizes. These earbuds use Bluetooth 5.0 technology, which offers twice the speed and 4x times the range of Bluetooth 4.2. Therefore, giving you much more freedom of movement.

The charging box frequently gives you 25 hours of power on the go, which can charge your earbuds up to 6 times. In addition, they come with IPX4 sweatproof protection. So you can use these all day long without worrying about a build-up of sweat and moisture. Or damage caused by splashing water.

What’s in the box?

The Volkano True Element cordless earbuds come with a 600 mAh charging case, Type-C charging cable, instruction manual, and three pairs of different-sized earphone cups.

Things we like

The Volkano True Element Series are the smallest earbuds and most comfortable earbuds you will ever wear. Just insert them into your ears and forget about them. They stay in your ears during all types of exercise, like running, jogging, walking, gym workouts or sports training.

Moreover, they work perfectly indoors and outdoors – because they have 4 elements of signal protection (noise cancellation + water resistance + sweatproof) with a long wireless connectivity range.

In addition, its charging case can hold 600mAh of charge to give you up to four 6-hour charging cycles for the earbuds.

Things we don’t like

Well, there’s no denying the fact that these are incredibly flexible earphones with clear, detailed mids and highs as well as good bass. But, the only flaw these earbuds have is their short lifespan. Most customers say that it lasts only about 6 months. Whereas other good quality brands can last a year or two.

Our testing summary

The Volkano earcups are perfectly angled to fit your small ear canals with fine-tuned acoustics and super smooth frequency response. These custom-fit earbuds follow the natural shape of your ears, so you don’t have to deal with any discomfort

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Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds

Award:Best Comfortable Earbuds for Small Ears
Connectivity:Wireless
Form Factor:In Ear
Warranty:1-year

If you’re finding that some earbuds don’t fit well enough with either the design or size of the ear tip, then check out Beats Flex Wireless. They have a flexible silicone and plastic design that makes them comfortable enough to be worn for hours, avoiding too much pressure from the ear tips resting in your ear canal. Their sound profile is bass-heavy, which is always a big plus. They also integrate a mic for use with your phone for making calls.

What’s in the box?

You will find Beats Flex wireless earphones and a USB-C to USB-C charging cable in the box. There are also ear tips with four size options, a Quick Start Guide, and a warranty card.

Things we like

Get the full listening experience from your favorite artists with these BeatsX earbuds, engineered with a Flex-Form cable that keeps them firmly and comfortably in place. The earbuds’ tiny transducers deliver excellent sound quality and depth, ensuring you can take in all details of your music without distraction.

What makes the Flex earphones one-of-a-kind is the integrated Apple W1 chip. This allows for seamless synchronization and one-click connectivity with all iOS devices. Also, if lost, you can easily track the earphone’s exact location via your Apple device.

The earphones have on-device controls that put the power of personal audio right in your hand. You can use them to adjust the volume or skip tracks with a simple touch.

Featuring Bluetooth® and Apple’s W1 chip for seamless connectivity to any device, the Flex also has a “Fast Fuel Charging” feature—pump up the volume with a 10-minute charge that gives you 1.5 hours of playback time when the battery is low.

Things we don’t like

One of our colleagues bought these earphones around a year ago for himself. After a few months of daily use, the volume rocker stopped working – it became very loose, and we’re no longer even able to click on either side. The buttons on the remote have not been very durable either. The control buttons are not durable and feel loose.

Most annoyingly, he found that since the mic rests on the neck, it picks up any sounds caused due to motion on clothes and relays it back into the earphones. For example, if he turns his head to look at something across the street, he’ll hear a little tinkle sound coming through his earbuds due to the friction between his shirt and the mic at his neck. This is obviously may be quite annoying for some users.

Our testing summary

If you have ever wanted a pair of Apple Airpods but couldn’t afford them, these Beats wireless earbuds are definitely the next best thing. Their small size makes it easy to carry them around without worrying about them making your pockets bulge.

Each pair of Beats Flex Wireless comes with four sizes of ear tips. These tips are soft but firm, rounded on the inside to conform to your tight ear canals.

The long-lasting charging case ensures that you will never want power when out and about. The best thing is that they are on the same level, sonically, as Apple’s high-end earphones.

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SHURE SE215 PRO Wired Earbuds for Small Ear Canals

Award:Best Durable Small Earbuds
Connectivity:Wired
Form Factor:In Ear
Warranty:2-year
SHURE SE215 PRO Wired Earbuds for Small Ear Canals

SHURE SE215 delivers impressively balanced sound in earphones tailored for fit, comfort and incredible sound quality. Its unique, tri-flange-shaped earphone design is ergonomically angled to rest comfortably in the natural concha bowl of tiny ears. With a lightweight, durable performance cable, low profile and compact form factor, it has everything you need for extraordinary sound.

What’s in the box?

Box contents include the SE215 PRO earphones, 1/4“ adapter, 3.5mm cable, fit kit with a variety of sleeves, and a carrying case.

Things we like

Shure SE215 earbuds bring sound to life in a manner previously unheard of from earbuds. Shure engineers custom-tuned the SE215 to deliver fine details, enhanced bass and more.

The earphones provide 37 dB of isolation. Therefore, you can listen without distraction in noisy environments.

Designed with ergonomics in mind, the low profile shape sits comfortably and securely in your ears while a durable construction provides long lasting reliability.

In addition, the earphones feature a lock-snap mechanism for quick replacement of the three different-sized provided earbuds. As well as a 360-degree rotation of earbuds for a comfortable fit.

And the best part is that the SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones offer a lifetime of high-quality listening and great comfort whether you’re on-stage or just out and about. Credit goes to its durable Kevlar-reinforced cable and rugged construction.

Things we don’t like

Well, we were astounded by its performance and build quality. The braided cable is sturdy, feels luxurious, and we don’t see it fraying anytime soon.

However, the thickness of the cable is a flaw for those who wear glasses. The cable slides on top of the ear, where the glass frames sit. And due to the cable’s thickness, the glass frames don’t get enough space to secure over the ears.

Also, having the wires just hang directly is not an option because they are too heavy and will pull the buds out of your ear.

The second major drawback is getting them in your ears. An instruction booklet shows three different options, but each one takes practice. Best thing: If you get them right, there’s no pressure or uncomfortable feeling like with some of the other headphones out there.

Our testing summary

These Shure SE215 Pro Earphones are detailed, with enhanced bass and a customizable fit. Sound isolating technology blocks up to 37 dB of outside noise, so every track is just for you. Built to last and designed to withstand the rigors of daily life, these deep bass earbuds feature improved construction with a durable Kevlar cable and an inline microphone.

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Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless

Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless

Award:Best Small Earbuds for Calling
Connectivity:Wireless
Form Factor:In Ear
Warranty:18-months

Anker Soundcore P3 truly wireless earbuds have been designed from the ground up to pump out booming, high-quality sound by fitting snugly into small ear canals.

They block out surrounding noise, making them perfect for use on the go. The enhanced call quality is ideal for using the noise Canceling feature when you’re on the phone or simply talking with someone. The 7-hour battery life lasts long enough for most workouts, and the carrying case holds up to 35 hours of extra power.

What’s in the box?

The retail box comes with Life P3 noise-canceling earbuds, a charging case, USB-C cable, and XS/S/M/L/XL silicone ear tips.

Things we like

The P3 earphones feature 11mm oversized composite drivers that deliver crisp and clear high frequencies, strengthening the clarity of the overall sound image and providing the listening pleasure beyond the typical audiophile experience. The bass and treble quality supplied by this earset is exceptional. It means warm, thumpin’ beats that hit you in the chest!

Its active noise-canceling feature gives you three modes to target annoying noises in their respective environments for clear sound quality. Ignore the noisy office, silence the pesky subway, or tune out your cantankerous coworkers. Naturally, these three modes are selected by pressing the ear cups and do not require you to toggle a switch or take your smartphone out of your bag.

Want better sound? You can easily tweak your listening experience with the Soundcore app. The app has 22 EQ presets to choose from (including presets for sleeping, gaming, traveling), or you can simply apply your own settings.

In addition, SoundCore P3 Sound Buds come in various colors to fit your personal style and look amazing with any outfit.

Last but not least, these earphones are water resistant – thanks to them being IPX5 resistant. That means you can use them at the beach or in the rain or even while you sweat like a pig at the gym. As long as you let them dry every couple of hours, they’ll be just fine.

Things we don’t like

The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless Earphones are some of the best Bluetooth earphones for the price, but they have some major issues. For example, there is a small range of 10 meters from the music source to where you can use them.

Also, the app that accompanies these earphones is something we feel users of this product should be aware of before deciding to buy. The reason? The app used for setting it up requires device info, location, voice, search history, and other personal details… which is a drawback for privacy-concerned individuals.

Our testing summary

SoundCore Life P3 is one of the best earbuds for small ears.

Its noise canceling tech provides simplified and enhanced call performance that is crystal clear for your friends and family to hear. You can also tune out airplanes, subway and office hum while enhancing your music listening experience. The customizable EQ also allows for access to more precise tuning for music playback.

These headphones are lightweight, secure in-ear with an ergonomic design that allows you to move freely without the fatigue of long-term use

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Senso Active Buds S-250

Award:Best Affordable Earbuds for Small Ear Canals
Connectivity:Wireless
Form Factor:In Ear
Warranty:1-year + a 30 day free return policy
Senso Active Buds S-250

The new Senso Active Buds S-250 are small yet powerful. No matter the volume, they won’t fall out of your ears because they adopt a “Super Comfort Hybrid Silicone” earhook that conforms to the shape of your ears. When you need them to stay in place, a special silicone “O” shape will ensure a snug fit without hurting your ear or feeling uncomfortable.

What’s in the box?

The box contents include Bluetooth headphones, carrying case, short charging cable, 3 sets of ear tips (S,M,L), 1 set of memory foam ear tips, cable management clip, user manual , magnetic car mount cell phone holder, and mobile phone wallet/card holder.

Things we like

Stop searching for headphones no matter the size of your ears. The sleek and stylish Senso S-250 Active Buds are the ultimate exercise headphones that will stay put without falling out or hurting your ears at all.

With a seamless Bluetooth connection, these earbuds can connect to your device up to 30 feet away, meaning never a tangled earphone cord again.

With noise suppression technology, these earbuds are quieter than other brands of earbuds on the market and come with the highest true HD sound quality possible.

One of many different features of the Senso Active Buds is a battery life lasting more than 8 hours on just one charge that consumes 1.5 hours, compared to most other wireless earbuds that last 4 hours max or take a long time to charge.

Also included is a black leather carry pouch to protect them when they’re not in use!

Things we don’t like

While the sound quality and volume is acceptable for the price, there is a little static when wearing these. Also, because of how they are designed, the earbuds can’t be worn together with glasses.

Our testing summary

Don’t let the price tag fool you, Senso Active buds are here to save your run. In a world of crazy prices for quality devices, Senso knows you want performance without emptying your card. Hybrid silicone and rubber ear hooks will keep these buds secure in your ears without killing them with over-ear wear.

With 8 hours of battery life, noise suppression technology and 240 hours of standby time in just 1.5 hours of charging, you have more juice than crazy runners who get lost on the trails.

Their ultra-small form factor makes it easy to store these buds all day until you need them. Then when you do, they will connect seamlessly with all Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30 feet away and pump out HD true High Fidelity sound for up to 4 hours.

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How To Choose The Best Earbuds For Small Ears?

When searching for best earbuds for small ears it’s essential to remember that this is a delicate matter. You must take into account the general size of an ear, as well as the individual’s comfort level. Earbud manufacturers are aware of this fact and are providing a variety of options when it comes to the sizes of earbuds available.

Proper Fitting

A good pair of earbuds for small ears should fit comfortably without having to fuss with them. They should form a tight seal as soon as you put them in your ears, so you don’t have to fiddle with the buds or push them in forcefully. For this reason, we recommend earbuds that come with multiple sizes of silicone eartips or foam tips. This is because it will help you get a customized fit for your ears.

Comfort

When it comes to earbuds, many people are not aware of how important comfort is. The comfort level of the earbuds plays a huge role in their ability to be used for extended periods of time, especially while being active. The level of comfort that you get from your earbuds will be determined by how they are built as well as how they are worn.

One way for example is to look for lightweight earphones which will be able to fit comfortably if you are putting too much pressure on any one part of your ears. You can also find earbuds with silicone tips which will conform to the shape of your ear and provide comfort and noise canceling properties.

Noise Cancellation

Noise cancellation is a great feature for earbuds. They have a technology that uses microphones to measure external noises, and then plays the opposite frequencies in your ears to cancel out the sound.

Therefore, it allows users to hear their music and nothing else. Obviously, this feature is necessary if you are traveling or walking down the street and do not want to be distracted by the noises around you.

In addition, this feature also enables you to enjoy your music without having to worry about disturbing other people around you. When you are in a plane, train or a bus then this will be very helpful in keeping others from hearing your music clearly when you have it on high volume.

Sound Clarity

It’s not just about bass, but also about clarity. This is true of earbuds and headphones alike. The reason is simple. You want to be able to hear the details in your music. If you can’t hear the snares, or the cymbals, then you’re missing out on an important part of the sound.

Durability

Durability is a very important factor to consider when you are buying a new earphone or any other product. The reason why you should be considering durability is that if the earbuds are not durable enough, they will start malfunctioning very soon and you will not be able to use them any more. This is something that you should be avoiding at all costs because it is going to cost you a lot of money in the long run.

There are many ways in which an earphone can be made durable. One of the ways is through using quality materials in its construction. High quality materials are usually strong and are not easily broken down. Another way in which an earphone can be made durable is by ensuring that it has been assembled very well so that there is no chance of coming apart.

Therefore, we recommend purchasing earbuds that have a warranty and an IPX rating. The IPX rating is how waterproof they are. If they are waterproof, they will be able to withstand sweat and water without having problems. Warranty is also important so as to get free replacements in case of any defects or damage on the product.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Answer:

Small earphones are designed especially for people with small ears. They come in different sizes so that they can fit comfortably inside your ears. Since they are small, they do not hurt your ears while wearing them. They do not slip out of place, even when you exercise. Also, small earphones have a noise-canceling feature which reduces ambient noise and lets you hear only the music you are listening to.

Any music lover who owns a music player would find small earphones an ideal accessory for listening to music on the go. If you love music but have always had trouble finding earphones that fit your small ears comfortably, then small earbuds are the answer to your problem!

Answer:

Great bass, strong treble and clear mid range frequencies are what the small earphones provide. The sound is crystal clear with lots of bass, which you can feel as well as hear. Some of them have a microphone and a remote control so that you can talk on the phone while they are in your ears.

Many audiophiles think that small earphones do not have good bass, treble and sound stage. They are wrong. They hear it with substandard earphones. But if you compare a great earphone with a small one, you will find that the small one has all the same qualities of a big one, but smaller.

They have not been around for long, so most people have never heard of them or know about them. But we have tested several pairs of them and love them. If you are thinking about purchasing a set of tiny earphones, please read our review guide above first so you know what are the best earbuds for small ears. And things to look for in a good pair.

Answer:

The key difference between large and small ear canals is that with large ear canal headphones, the speaker will actually protrude out of the opening to the ear, which can be uncomfortable if you are using them for long periods of time. Smaller ear canal headphones will rest inside your outer ear without touching any other part of your body. This makes them more comfortable to wear over extended periods.

Best Earbuds for Small Ear Canals: Summary

Award

Brand

Type

Best Small Earbuds Overall

Volkano Type-C True Wireless Earbuds

Wireless

Best Comfortable Earbuds for Small Ears

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds

Wireless

Best Durable Small Earbuds

SHURE SE215 PRO

Wired

Best Small Earbuds for Calling

Anker SoundCore Life P3

Wireless

Best Affordable Earbuds for Small Ear Canal

Senso Active Buds S-250

Wireless

We believe that the top five earbuds in this article represent the pinnacle of ear tips designed with small ear canals in mind. From triple flange to bi-flange tips and generic foam, you are at least somewhat likely to find a pair of earphones that suits your canals. 

So, have any of these small earbud recommendations changed your mind about what to buy? If we missed a pair of earbuds that you think deserves to be on this list, why not let us know by leaving a comment below. Otherwise, if you’ve enjoyed this post and have learned something new, why not share it with others?