The Earbud Material
Once you tear open the packaging this is what you find inside:
A small instruction manual and a pair of plastic cups that contain two different compounds that when combined form the earbuds.
So you take the two compounds, which in my instance are both white. Well one’s white and the other’s sort of off white, but it’s very hard to distinguish them so keep them separate. The instructions advise you to split each piece into three segments, before combining one of each segment to make an earbud.
Before doing so, I’d advise instead of using the bundled instruction leaflet, you use one of the videos Sharkfin has online as they’re far easier to follow than the tiny pictures on the miniature instruction sheet.
That’s what led me to mess up the first one. Another bit of advice that should be noted, is that while the instructions advise you to wash your hands and ear before making the bud, I think it would help to carefully wipe the earphones too, since the grease on them can make it hard for the silicon product to attach properly.
So once everything is clean, you put the stuff in your ear and push it around till it makes a solid fit and contours to your ear, then leave it for five minutes and you come out with the following:
It’s not the most attractive thing to have stuck to your head, but it does work pretty well.