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10 Tips for singers to choose the best earbuds for music

by Bethann E. Danley
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If you are reading this, you are associated with the music industry. You’re either frustrated at your singer’s inability to deliver the perfect pitch or are recording your vocals, wondering why you’re not getting your tune on point.

What can go wrong?

Here is why you need the right set of earbuds for yourself.

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– It is easy to kiss the voice pitch of music- You may not be able to hear the music if there is too much sound- The earbuds can fall off anytime

Let me bring to your notice that maybe something is amiss with what the singer or you, yourself is hearing from the other side of the mic.

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Before you resort to your saviors, such as Autotune, Daw and more, you might consider looking into the following tips regarding your earbuds.


There are conventional earbuds that stay put in the outer ear while making a loose seal into the ear canal. They provide low isolation, lesser bass and are not well-fitted.

In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) on the other hand have silicon, rubber or foam tips that seal the auditory canal from external chaos. They are commonly called earphones.


Regardless of every other specification, you have considered, fit and seal remains the most important ones. It is often seen that earbuds are being worn the wrong way: over the earphones are worn behind the ear and the like. However, if they are worn correctly, their headset might produce the sound that is low on bass, heavy on treble or the effect of “distance” that results in improper stereo perception.

In the universal fit items, if the earphones fall out of your ears during slight movement, the earbuds will not be efficient. You must always try them on before you purchase.

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An unsuitable eartip can have drastic effects on the seal. While a small one can prevent proper restriction of the ear canal by not reaching the ears of the auditory canal, a bigger one will not go deep enough to channelize the sound waves.

Ear Tips come in single-flanged, bi-flanged and tri-flanged forms. Flange indicates the layers of material in the tips to enable proper sound isolation.

Shape, material density are also factors determine the sound isolation.


Make sure you have checked the noise reduction capability of your earbud before purchasing. The path from your mouth to your ear is quite different than that out of your mic into the earphones. As a result, there will be an artificial hearing environment that only bears the music you sing/play minus the chaos of the audience. It will also prevent you from listening to music at high volumes, thus safeguarding your hearing abilities.


Notice the frequency response curve. You’ll notice if the low-end is higher on the graph, there will be more bass. If you are singing in a band or have an experimental intonation to add, you may check if you can analyze the layers of music and understand them.


the very auditory device has a natural impedance generally expressed as ohms. To get the best out of any device-earphone combination, make sure your impedance on the gadgets is matched. If not, you might need to fine tune it according to volume or frequency.


Make sure you know what you need and make a conscious investment to buy it. Not just for earbuds, this is applicable to everything else. Noise Cancellation costs is way higher than that of general earphone and IEMs. Your cost is determined according to the built and material of your earphone, so make sure you buy a sturdy one.


I cannot stress more on the need for this. YOU HAVE TO TEST YOUR EARPHONES. To know if they are comfortable, to know if they fit, to know if they are loud enough, you must try them out. You can try your musician friend’s pair or go to an electronics store that will let you try on their headphones. Most brands have a 15-day return policy, giving you the time duration to reach out to your pair of earbuds.

{make sure you don’t leave your earwax on the buds while you return as the courtesy!)



Make sure you have everything in order before you try on the headphones in the trial period. Identify the right and left buds, the cables, the correct way to wear them, the extent to which you should insert it in your auditory canal and the like. Read the instructions carefully before you hand them out to get a replacement.

You don’t want to wake up realizing the earbuds you had your trial with a fortnight ago could have your PERFECT pair only if you had worn it correctly!


Trust your ears. If you find to utterly different earbuds give you the same hearing experience, go for the cheaper version! If you are more comfortable with the rubber tips than the expensive silicon ones, go for it! Just because someone else found something better than the rest, you need not vouch for it.


Choosing the best earbuds for music is a lot important for singers than others. For one, you would want to hear the music in its purest form. And heading it could also help you get better and even do better when it comes to stage performances.

Don’t take risks with headphones that don’t offer durability or aren’t coming with a noise cancellation feature. You know that you can’t afford to slip up if you’re looking to make it big in the music industry.

Hoping to hear your music soon!

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