Beats Fit Pro / Studio Buds Won’t Stay in Ear {Quick Fixes}

Beats Fit Pro and Studio Buds are two of the most popular earbuds on the market. They’re renowned for their amazing audio quality, comfort, app capabilities, and noise-canceling abilities.

Obviously, to get the most out of your Beats earbuds they need to fit correctly into your ears. So it can be really frustrating if they keep falling out (especially during an intense workout!).

There are several different reasons why your Beats earbuds may not be staying in your ears, and thankfully there are also a number of easy fixes.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the common causes of this issue and take you through the best ways to solve it.

The Reasons Your Beats Fit Pro/Studio Buds Won’t Stay In Ear

Ear tip size

Beats Fit Pro and Studio earbuds both come with 3 different sizes of ear tips. There are small, medium, and large sizes. Your earbuds might be falling out because you’re simply not using the correct size for your ears.

Medium is the generic size that fits most people but you may need a different size for your ears.

Ear shape

As mentioned, the medium-sized ear tips are designed to fit into the most common ear shape in the US. So, if your ears are outside of this size range then your earbuds aren’t going to stay in.

If your ears are smaller than this size then the earbuds won’t be able to clutch onto your ears properly. If your ears are larger than this then the tips won’t insert fully into your ear canal.

Ear tip material

All Beats earbuds come with silicone ear tips that are designed for comfort and maneuverability. However, this material does become slippery easily when exposed to earwax and sweat.

If you regularly use your Beats Fit Pro or Studio earbuds whilst you work out then they may fall out due to moisture exposure. In that case, pat them dry and dry your inner ears carefully before reinserting the earbuds.


The noise cancellation in Beats Fit Pro and Studio Buds works by creating a good seal around your ears. This is great for spatial audio and other listening modes but it does mean that it can encourage wax to build up in your ears.

If earwax does build up then it can mean that the earbuds don’t insert into your ears properly. This will then cause them to fall out.


Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, and they sit just in front of your ears. These joints are used for certain movements such as chewing, yawning, and talking.

When people’s ears are closer to their jaws than usual it means they’re also closer to their TMJs. This means that motions like chewing, yawning, and talking change the shape of the ear canal. When this change occurs it can cause earbuds to fall out.

Incorrect wearing

Beats Fit Pro and Studio Buds are designed to fit into either the right or left ear. If you insert an earbud into the wrong ear then it won’t stay in place for long. Before inserting your earbuds make sure that you’re placing them into the correct ears.

Beats Fit Pro earbuds are also fitted with ear hooks for a more secure fit. If you wear them in the wrong ears then these ear hooks will essentially be useless.

Why It’s Important To Have A Good Fit

Sound quality

Beats Fit Pro and Studio earbuds have many great features such as long battery life and spatial audio. Their best feature is their incredible sound quality.

If your earbuds aren’t correctly fitted into your ears then the quality of sound will be diminished. So, it’s important that they are fitted correctly so you can get the most benefits out of your earbuds.

Noise cancellation

Beats Fit Pro and Studio earbuds can be used for making phone calls as well as listening to music. This is why they’re designed to be so effective at blocking out ambient noise.

If they’re not correctly fitted then they can’t create a solid seal. This will greatly affect their noise cancellation capabilities.


Another important reason for a good fit is comfort. If your earbuds aren’t fitted properly then they can cause irritation in your ears. Comfort should always be one of your main priorities when wearing anything in your ears.

This is especially true if you wear your earbuds whilst working out.

How To Stop Your Beats Fit Pro/Studio Buds From Falling Out

Use different ear tips

Choosing the right size of ear tip is the best way to make sure that your Beats Fit Pro or Studio earbuds won’t fall out. If you’re unsure which size to choose then you can take the Ear Tip Fit Test using the Beats app.

As Beats Fit Pro and Studio earbuds are part of the Apple ecosystem we’ll show you how to do this on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. This test can also be performed on Android devices.

  1. Insert your earbuds and go to the settings menu on your device. Select the ‘Bluetooth’ option.
  2. Locate your Beats Fit Pro or Studio earbuds in the device list. Tap the option for ‘More Info’.
  3. Select the option for ‘Ear Tip Fit Test’.
  4. Press ‘Continue’ and then press ‘Play’.

Apple also mentions that some people may need a different size tip for each ear.

For less than 10 bucks, you can get decent aftermarket eartips that come in a variety of sizes and even offer the choice between single- and double-flange. Another option is to choose a foam, rather than silicone, eartip. These tips fit like earplugs by molding to the shape of your ear canal, and many users have more success with foam than silicone.

Comply Foam is more of a premium option, but user satisfaction is very high. So it might be worth spending a little extra. Just be aware that you will need to replace these foam tips with some regularity.

Correctly insert them

Earbuds are designed to slot into your ear canal. If they keep falling out then they’re probably not inserted far enough. To insert them correctly, gently pull on your ear lobes and push the tips slowly into each ear canal.

Purchase Aftermarket Ear Hooks

For a relatively inexpensive price, you can purchase “ear hooks,” which are a small hook that wraps around the Studio Buds and helps secure the earbuds within your ear.

Your results may vary, but many users report high satisfaction with this fix. Before abandoning your pricey earbuds, it certainly makes sense to give ear hooks a try.

The only real complaint is that you will have to remove the hooks before placing Studio Buds into the charging case — but this is a minor complaint if it allows you to use your earbuds comfortably!

Change the angle

You can also try adjusting the angle at which you wear your earbuds. When wearing them, shake your head slightly. If they become loose then adjust the angle and try shaking your head again. Repeat this until they stay securely fitted when you shake your head.

*Testing the fit is essential before working out. If you want to run a marathon or do an intense weightlifting session with earbuds in, be sure that you do a short jog or quick session with your earbuds beforehand to check the fit. This will save you an immense amount of frustration.

Try ear warmers

When the weather is cool you could try wearing ear warmers over your earbuds. This is particularly useful if you’re going jogging during the fall or winter. Just make sure that the ear warmers aren’t too tight as this could push the earbuds too far into your ears.


Do Beats Fit Pro buds have wireless charging?

Unfortunately, Beats Fit Pro buds don’t have wireless charging. They’re charged using a USB-C port on the back of the case. Although it’s less convenient than wireless charging, USB-C ports are quite universal which means Beats Fit Pros are still easy to charge.

Do Beats Fit Pro buds have dynamic head tracking?

Beat Fits Pro buds do have dynamic head tracking which supports spatial audio. The sound is adjusted as you turn your head by using accelerometers and gyroscopes to track your head movements.

This gives listeners the feeling of being ‘inside’ the music they’re listening to.

How do you answer calls on Beats Studio buds?

You can answer calls on Studio earbuds by pressing the Beats logo button. There’s a button on each earbud. To answer or end a call you press the button once. If you receive a second call you can press the logo button once to answer it and put the first call on hold.

You can then use the logo button to switch between the two calls.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve invested in a pair of Beats Fit Pro or Studio Buds then you want to be using them to their maximum capabilities. The noise-canceling features and amazing audio quality both require a solid seal to work properly.

This is why it’s really important that they fit into your ears correctly and aren’t falling out regularly.

If you follow the fixes we’ve discussed in this guide you should have no problems keeping your earbuds in. Even whilst working out you’ll have a securely fitted pair of earbuds that can supply you with your motivational tunes.