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post #1 of 31 Old 03-26-2012, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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earphones/music and noise levels?

Hi,

I never ride with music/earphones on as I always use earplugs.

However, this summer, I'm doing the Toronto to James Bay road, (3100 round trip) and I am seriously considering taking either my Sirius radio or at least my ipod.

However, I'm worried about the noise level this is going to introduce. My earplugs are 33db rated, so im worried earphones are going to let alot of noise in.

how does everyone else do it? what are my options here?

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Hi,

I never ride with music/earphones on as I always use earplugs.

However, this summer, I'm doing the Toronto to James Bay road, (3100 round trip) and I am seriously considering taking either my Sirius radio or at least my ipod.

However, I'm worried about the noise level this is going to introduce. My earplugs are 33db rated, so im worried earphones are going to let alot of noise in.

how does everyone else do it? what are my options here?

A lot of people swear by the Eymotic ER-6i earplug headphones, say they block out a lot of noise. I'm a little dubious as they hardly seem comparable to dedicated earplugs for in terms of their design for blocking out noise. What I mean by that is that foam earplugs give you a good 1/2" of "solid" foam to plugs your ear, and reusable silicone plugs are comparably long with several flanges, typically. The ER-6 (or similar canal phones) wouldn't appear to me to likely have as high a NRR.

OK, so I just went and checked. With properly sized foam inserts, the ER6i has a NRR of 27 - not bad at all. With the flanged silicone insert NRR is 22.
Sounds like the ER6i with foam inserts would be an acceptable alternative to foam plugs, at least for part-time use.
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I've gotten good isolation from some earphones in the past but they hurt my ears after a couple of days. I'm totally happy with http://www.earplugstore.com/noname11.html

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I use the ER6i's and have been very happy with them. They come with several types of flanges, so you can pick out what works best for you. They do a decent job of blocking out wind noise - good enough that I never really turn my iPod's volume up more than half way.
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The ER6i is no longer available.

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The ER6i is no longer available.
I just bought these Bluetooth. Very comfy, sound is perfect minus some wind resistance of couse, and even I can be heard on the other side of the phone plus wind resistance



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This question comes up pretty regularly, and it's a good question because as motorcyclists, it's a challenge for sure.

I normally ride with Hear'os and they are what 32 or 33 db noise reduction. They are very good and I'd never ride without them.

Unless listening to music, and these work with music on or off, and off, they actually have better noise reduction then the Hear'os.

these are awesome

They actually go completely in your ear canal, unlike the others that have to stick out. They do that by making the wire very durable and that is what you use to take them out, As opposed to the end of the other types.

Sometimes I have to stop and adjust them in the ear to be comfortable, but they are by far the best I've found.
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These are what I use: Sony - Earbud Headphones - Blue - MDREX58V/BLU

The trick for me was getting headphones that are short so they don't stick out of my ear for my helmet to push them back into my ear. These come with different size cushions for your ear, and are small enough they don't stick out at all. I love these. Just wore them for 12hrs on a ride and my ears never hurt.

I did have a pair go out after 1 year though, so I buy the bestbuy warranty and can get a replacement for $10 if they go out.
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the ER6i is no longer avail, but from their website they seem to claim all their models have a really high DB reduction level?

take a look:Etymotic Research, Inc. - Earphones

is "noise cancellation" right?

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I have small ears (make up for it elsewhere) and so pretty much any earphones hurt after a period of hours. Plus, I do like the 32nrr on the foamies I use. Thus, I ended up keeping the foam ear plugs and using a Sena SMH10 with in-helmet speakers. Once I did a little sorting, it now works great and allows me to both hear the media and protect my ears. I assume you could do the same thing with an iPod and boostaroo (headphone amp) along with helmet speakers.

I've got a pair of the $17 Aerostitch helmet speakers unused lying around somewhere...

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