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Best Airpod Clones? (NO SILICONE)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

OK, so I know there are a TONNE of great ones out there but they *all* seem to have silicon in them and for those allergic/irritated by silicone like me this makes them unusable but when you pay even £20 for specifically airpod clones they are entirely worse than £1 earphones.

 

So basically extra sealing for noise cancelling or not, I cannot use 95% of wireless earbuds on the market and don't want to spend £150 on airpods or get them used and get 3 hour battery + earwax.

 

Thanks in advance for the help. 😄


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Silicone allergy.  That sucks.  Latex allergy?


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Edit: I don't know what it is they just make me wanna tear my ears out.


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No, meaning that if you can’t use something because you’re allergic it’s best to find something you’re NOT allergic to.  Latex is unusually easy to mold, so a mold could be pulled for latex pretty easily from the silicone bit.  The problem though is latex allergy is even more common than silicone allergy, so attempting to convert to latex would be equally stupid if you’re allergic to that too.  If allergic to both it gets difficult, but a non allergic material needs to be found. If allergic to latex as well the questions would be for paraffin allergy then bees wax allergy.  If not allergic to latex it’s preferred though.  Latex is better than silicone at a lot of things.  It’s just a ton more expensive and wears faster.


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1 minute ago, Bombastinator said:

No, meaning that if you can’t use something because you’re allergic it’s best to find something you’re NOT allergic to.  Latex is unusually easy to mold, so a mold could be pulled for latex pretty easily from the silicone bit.  The problem though is latex allergy is even more common than silicone allergy, so attempting to convert to latex would be equally stupid if you’re allergic to that too.  If allergic to both it gets difficult, but a non allergic material needs to be found

Sorry for the "meaning" comment I'm tired so I read your bowl of chocolates line as the reply, I edited the message.

OK, so would a cheap alternative to find a bunch of materials that are non allergic and just keep cycling through them to see which ones aren't irratating? I mean I could it just seems like it might be expensive but I guess over the long term it is better then limiting myself to 5% of the market.

 

Or are you suggesting to somehow actually *mold* a material because surely that would take a significantly higher temperature to set in so a) I would need to go somewhere to get it done or b) heat up the material and then place it in my ear.


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1 hour ago, The Flying Sloth said:

You could always get some decent budget TWS inears like the KZ S2 that come with memory foam tips??

OK, thanks that sounds like it could work.


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6 hours ago, TechMasterMind said:

Sorry for the "meaning" comment I'm tired so I read your bowl of chocolates line as the reply, I edited the message.

OK, so would a cheap alternative to find a bunch of materials that are non allergic and just keep cycling through them to see which ones aren't irratating? I mean I could it just seems like it might be expensive but I guess over the long term it is better then limiting myself to 5% of the market.

 

Or are you suggesting to somehow actually *mold* a material because surely that would take a significantly higher temperature to set in so a) I would need to go somewhere to get it done or b) heat up the material and then place it in my ear.

Generally the people who are allergic to latex know.  It’s a pretty severe reaction. It’s usually learned about when the sufferer attempts to wear or is merely touched by(!)  surgical gloves. Also a silicone allergy alone is just going to make a bunch of things really expensive.  Silicone is an unusually inert material so it often goes along with multiple severe allergies but doesn’t have to.  Latex molding is not a high temperature process unless you want to make vulcanized rubber (car tires) liquid latex is alcohol based.  It generally involved repetitive dipping like candles because only a thin layer forms at a time (one of the reasons it’s pricey) you could do a custom form I suppose but that would involve wax.  You’d do a wax mold, pull a plaster mold from that, then invest the plaster mold with liquid latex. Latex rubber is a lot squishier than silicone and only comes in one color (yellow tan) 


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2 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

Generally the people who are allergic to latex know.  It’s a pretty severe reaction. It’s usually learned about when the sufferer attempts to wear or is merely touched by(!)  surgical gloves. Also a silicone allergy alone is just going to make a bunch of things really expensive.  Silicone is an unusually inert material so it often goes along with multiple severe allergies but doesn’t have to.  Latex molding is not a high temperature process unless you want to make vulcanized rubber (car tires) liquid latex is alcohol based.  It generally involved repetitive dipping like candles because only a thin layer forms at a time (one of the reasons it’s pricey) you could do a custom form I suppose but that would involve wax.  You’d do a wax mold, pull a plaster mold from that, then invest the plaster mold with liquid latex. Latex rubber is a lot squishier than silicone and only comes in one color (yellow tan) 

OK, thank you, I'm just the kind of person that doesn't think about allergies and things often enough for me to discover them.


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59 minutes ago, TechMasterMind said:

OK, thank you, I'm just the kind of person that doesn't think about allergies and things often enough for me to discover them.

Wait... so you don’t even know if you’re allergic to silicone? 


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45 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Wait... so you don’t even know if you’re allergic to silicone? 

No, as I said all I know is that is makes me wanna tear my ears out. How would I even find out? Is it worth bothering a doctor over?


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