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Jan 13, 2020

SoundSport Wireless/Free Hack (Environmental Sound Blocking)

Hi there! Just got a new pair of SoundSports, and so far I'm loving them.

The only thing I don't like too much is that they let in maybe a little bit way too much environmental sound in.

After testing the pods I realize that the small hole right next to the rubber (not the big top one) is connected to the "ear canal". 

So I decided to block it using some tape just for preliminary testing.

I will definitely be sealing these with proper neutral silicone glue like the Mannol9911.

And must I say, it makes a giganormous difference.


Bose ->technical<- support, do you think there will be any unexpected secondary effect to doing this besides the headphones being louder and blocking exterior noise? (and yes I am aware that i have to place them in a more gentle fashion so that I don't damage the speaker membrane).




They sounded great before, now these are something else.