Although there are some custom in-ear earplugs that are shaped according to individual users’ ear canals, Apple’s widely acclaimed AirPods Pro are not among them.To this end, the electronic start-up company ADV.SOUND has begun to solve this situation, a few days ago, it launched the after-market Eartune Fidelity earplugs.
Buyers will initially receive a “self-precision ear mold kit (SPEK)”, ADV.SOUND will use it to make the outer eardrum of each ear canal of the wearer.
The impression is then sent back to the company, which scans it to create a 3D computer model. These models are used to 3D print a set of molds, and this set of molds will be used to produce a pair of injection molded medical-grade silicone earplugs. Then, the customized earplugs are shipped back to the customer, who can wear them on AirPods.
According to the designer, earplugs provide sufficient safety and comfort. They also improve sound isolation and bass response without affecting the functionality of AirPods’ built-in sensors. In addition, because customers’ ear canal models are kept in archives, they can then order other products—such as noise-blocking earplugs—without having to reprint them.
Right now, Eartune Fidelity earplugs are raising funds on Kickstarter. Assuming they meet the production requirements, consumers will be able to get a set for $159. In addition, a slightly different appearance version of them is also compatible with the new third-generation AirPods.