I am adjusting to the convenience issues regarding my ATH-E50x IEM’s. But I seem to be constantly fighting ear wax. I don’t know what ‘normal’ is but my GP says that I have “pretty waxey ears”.
How do other folks deal with this? I can see a number of paths here.
Lots of cleaning (then the question is how to do this)
The ear wax blocking Comply tip things (which seem to me to be defeating the purpose of good headphones)
Go with the ‘hang on your ear’ type headphones. If this is the choice are there any no mic/wired headphones of this type available that are a reasonable value in the $100-200 price range? I am not looking bass thumping or anything dramatic in sonic performance.
Since ear wax tends to live on the canal walls (I assume) it looks to me like the Etymotic type ‘deep’ headphones might be a bit less susceptible to this problem. Or maybe since they go in further they are worse??? Which is the case and does anyone else sell this type?
Other solutions? Thanks.