The little silicone tips that let your earbuds fit in your ear are very easy to lose. Luckily, they’re also easy to replace, with a semi-standard size that will fit about 90% of the earbuds on the market. Here are the best.
We’ve selected the best replacement options for regular silicone tips, which come in a variety of sizes even for the more unusual earbud designs. We’ve also made picks for memory foam earbud tips, which are a popular option for those who want some extra comfort, plus picks for those who need an ultra-secure fit for sports and fitness and a multi-flange design for those who demand superior sound isolation.
Best Silicone Earbud Tips: Spinfit (Various, $10-20)
If all you need is a new set of earbud tips, there are hundreds—maybe thousands—of nearly-identical options online and in retail stores. Among them, we recommend the replacements sold by SpinFit. While the design is more or less the same as the others, SpinFit’s excellent materials are a cut above the rest. Even better, they come with different adapter sizes—that means they’ll work with a variety of earbud and in-ear monitor brands. For the semi-standard size, pick 4mm. For others, check your manufacturer’s specs or measure an original one.
SpinFit’s replacement tips come in a variety of ear canal sizes with several included in each pack for a precise fit. In addition to the standard silicone design, they’re available with multiple flange options for those who want a better or deeper seal. Somewhere in this deep product line is a set that’s perfect for you.
Best Memory Foam Earbud Tips: Comply Isolation Plus ($15)
For those who prefer a more snug, comfortable fit, Comply’s much-loved memory foam tips are perfect. With dense foam that compresses as it goes into your ear and expands to form a tight seal, it’s an excellent upgrade if you’re looking to a set of tips that are more secure without being too tight.
While there are several imitators, Comply’s original memory foam design remains a favorite pick. The standard version comes with three pairs, in small, medium, and large options (with a triple pack available with one of each). Four different adapter sizes are sold as well, for an ideal fit with multiple earbud brands—check this guide to see which ones you need. The ear shapes are also offered in “isolation,” seen here, “sport,” and “comfort” varieties, for different levels of pressure and noise isolation.