By Jeremy M. Zoss in GearFest
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Naturally, I had to test out that claim.
Once I had started the custom fitting process, it occurred to me that I really should have taken photos, because it's clear that eers are not standard headphones from the moment you open the stylish package. The first thing you'll see when you open the box is a large headset unit like what you see below, along with a quick-start guide.
So here's how the eers custom fit process works, and it's going to sound strange. First, you apply a couple drops of included lubricant onto the earbuds and insert them in your ears. Next, you position the headset on your head and get it straight up and down. Once ready, you flip the switches on the headset unit.
And then you feel the earbuds start to grow.
As you sit perfectly still for five minutes, you can feel the earbuds grow and expand. You can hear them crackle and shift and feel a gentle pressure building in your ears. It's not uncomfortable, but feels strangely medical. It reminded me of being at the dentist.
Once the five minutes are up, you remove the earbuds and gently separate them from the headset. After pulling them from the housing, the exposed interior of the earbuds had some loose jellylike strings hanging out that recalled the guts of the Synthetics from the Aliens movies. But after you snap on the covers, you won't see these strange gooey bits again.
And then, your eers are ready to use.
So how do they sound? In a word, excellent. The custom fit provides an acoustic seal that blocks out most ambient noise and fills your ears with rich, resonant sound. The are not overwhelmingly loud as a safety issue, but with their noise-canceling ability, they don't need to be. Based on my time with my eers so far, I've never detected a hint of "tinnyness," no bass distortion, no electronic crackles. They sound amazing, it's as simple as that.
The comfort level is equally impressive. My ears tend to start aching if I leave earbuds in too long, but I had these suckers in for nearly an entire day without any issue. The right earbud fights so perfectly that it's sometimes hard to detect. The left doesn't fit quite as perfectly but is still plenty comfortable after hours of use.
I am, overall, extremely impressed with eers custom-fit earbuds and would easily recommend them to anyone looking for quality earbuds for gaming, music or a phone (an in-line mic is included). Of course, quality at this level doesn't come cheap. The model I sampled sells for $300. There are a few other options as well, so check them out at the official site.
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