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Replace Your Generic Earbuds With Affordable Custom Earphones

Replace Your Generic Earbuds With Affordable Custom Earphones :

Face it, the earbuds that come with the new iPhone suck: They are painful, sound tinny and allow your music to bleed into your surroundings. The best solution for a comfortable fit and discreet, quality listening is to buy custom earphones, but until recently, getting ear tips molded precisely to match your noggin had a four-digit price tag. Now, thanks to new mailable materials and advanced 3-D printing, anyone can order affordable custom-made earbuds, sometimes without even leaving home.

Normal makes springing for personalized earphones easy: Download the Normal app, capture a few images of your ears, select a color scheme and hit SEND. An engineer converts the images into a 3-D model and sends it to the printer; expect your new buds to arrive in two days or less.

From $299,
Want more design control? With OwnPhones, the company’s design tool lets you choose the shape, material, color and embellishment of your pair from more than 10,000 possible combinations. The Bluetooth-enabled buds are 3-D printed to your exact specs.

Not a fan of -strangers or 3-D scanners probing your ears? Decibullz puts the customization completely in your hands. Simply heat up the ear tips in a bowl of warm water to make the plastic pliable, then use your fingers to gently mold them to your ears.

From $149,
Scoring custom ear molds used to mean meeting with an audiologist and sitting for ages with silicone in your ears. Snugs uses a 3-D scanner to eliminate the middleman. Get fitted with custom buds in under 10 minutes at one of the company’s scanning locations.

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