What Makes the Best Wireless Earbuds for Small Ears?
If you’re like me and you have unfairly small ears or small ear canals, you’ll know exactly how hard it is to find a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that fit properly. Most earbuds do not fit my tiny ear holes, and it can be super frustrating, especially since more and more brands are going wireless and they can fall out anywhere! Fear not, there are actually earbuds being designed for those of us with smaller ears. Stick to earbuds that have a silicon covering that offer a secure fit for small ear canals, and avoid the one size fits all model to ensure great audio quality and an uninterrupted listening experience.
Our ultimate handbook has your tiny lugs covered!
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- Avantree Tiny True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds, with Noise Isolation
- APEKX Bluetooth Headphones True Wireless Waterproof Earbuds
- Yinyoo Wired HiFi Stereo Sound Earbuds
- Edifier True Wireless Stereo Earbuds, with Noise Cancellation
- Picun Lightweight Magnetic Earbuds
- Plugfones Liberate 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Earplug Earbuds
- Panasonic drops360° LUXE Premium In-Ear Stereo Headphones
Avantree boasts that these are so custom fit, they even work for children. This true wireless earbud also comes with three sizes of silicon tips. These earbuds are lightweight and Qi hardware ready so you can charge them on a wireless charging pad without any additional cords. Plus, their logo looks like a cute lil’ pot leaf. Who doesn’t want cute little pot leaves sticking out of their ears?
Noise isolation helps to block out other distractions and offers great sound quality
Sometimes has difficulty pairing to devices, particularly tablets
Another way to help ensure your earbuds for small ears stay put is with this sport design, which provides extra stability through an ear hook. These APEKX earphones come with two ear hook sizes, and are water resistant, which is great for when you’re jogging and get caught in the rain. Available in funky neon green, neon pink, or black.
Turns off automatically when you return them to their case
Not great for phone calls, can pick up a lot of background noise and ambient sound
If you’re willing to splurge a little and go for a high-end pair, Yinyoo offers a great option for your smaller ears. Made with aluminum alloy and imported resin, they offer a stylish design available in gold, green, blue or black. The ergonomic design with ear hooks secure a comfortable fit for all ear sizes, and the sound is clear and powerful.
Crisp, high quality stereo sound
Not as compact or light as other designs
Edifier packs a lot of bass into a tiny design with their true wireless earbud. Like other comparable models, they come with touch control and a convenient charging case that prolongs battery use. Dust and waterproof, these offer noise cancellation for both playback and microphone, which is great if you use earbuds often on calls.
Rates highly on deep bass playback
Better used with your phone or tablet close by, as the range is not very strong
Picun has an interesting design, one that sits on your neck to give extra support to the earpiece, so it stays in place. Similar concept to ear hooks, but executed differently. Hailed as sweatproof, with long lasting battery, they are offered in a gorgeous rose gold colour as well as black. Picun also utilizes a Graphene two-dimensional diaphragm for optimal hi-fi audio performance.
Control panel on the neckband makes for easy navigation of music and calls
Has trouble pairing to some devices
The fact that Plugfones earbuds come with four different pairs of interchangeable ComforTwist foam and silicone plugs makes these the perfect earphones for little ear holes. Plugfones also uses a technology called SoundSeal that is a form of noise isolation with embedded speakers. The same idea applies to the Isotalk microphone, reducing background babble.
Quickcharge technology means you can spend more time listening and less time charging
Some users complain the plugs are too small! But I think that’s perfect for us
I saved my personal favourite for the end. I think Panasonic offers the best sound quality, and personally I prefer my earbuds to be attached to something. The drops360 offer specifications that include direct sound design and minimal interference. Much like other pairs that are useful to people with small ears, these come with three sizes of silicon tips, to customize fit.
Durable, costs more up front but likely to last longer than other brands
None! Ha ha.
Summing it all up.
I hope this guide makes it easier for you to find the best small earbuds! Remember, just because we are cursed with undersized ears, doesn’t mean we have to suffer. We can find earphones that work for us and rock out just as hard as those large eared folks.
The truth is, there are a lot of options out there and most of them come at an affordable price.
A passion for writing and ongoing research projects gives Catherine an incredibly broad knowledge of all things. She has authored an incredible number of articles and can be found in the wilderness when not attached to technology or listening to podcasts.
This post was last updated on 2022-12-08 / Some images from Amazon Product API & some links may be affiliate links which may earn us a commission from purchases.