Top positive review
A real improvement over the original silicon tips, but some drawbacks
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2020
For me, these are a real improvement over the original silicon tips. The Comply sizing instructions were spot on (I got a 3-pack of the same size), and the Comply tips seal well without being uncomfortable. The Airpods also feel a lot more secure in my ear with these. Isolation is great, and the better seal really improves sound quality, particularly bass. I don't find them much more inconvenient to use than the silicon tips, but you do have to pinch them before inserting the Airpods into your ear, and the foam takes about 5 seconds to expand. So any downsides? Fit is really important; I've used the wrong size Comply tips with other earphones, and they can be pretty uncomfortable if you get a size that is too large. It's nice that you can get a pack of these with all three sizes to try, but it also means that you are paying $20-25 for the first pair, which is ridiculous. These are the 2.0 version, which snap on, and they do. They just don't feel as securely attached as the original silicon tips; they also haven't detached accidentally, either, so maybe that's a non-issue. Finally, it's a bit harder to get the Airpods out of the case with foam tips. With the silicon tips, you can just twist them out (which is why Apple changed the case orientation v. the original Airpods); with these foam tips, you can't do that as easily. In all, no regrets getting these.