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post #1 of 13 Old 01-06-2007, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Help with mp3 earbuds

I recieved a mp3 player for christmas and while the earbuds work it doesnt take much movement with my helmet to get them out of place. Is there something made that works better than the earbuds? Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-06-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX51L...&s=electronics

I have two pairs of these. theyre a good way to try out in-ear phones without laying down the money on a pair of etymotics or shures. You get some isolation so you don't have to crank the volume like on regular buds, and the bass response is amazing for something so small. I use mine daily on the subway, and with my GPS on the bike.
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Shure E2C Earbuds

I've been using these with great success. They stay put when I put my helmet on and block a lot of wind noise, all the while delivering studio quality sound.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e/...ords=shure+e2c
 
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I recieved a mp3 player for christmas and while the earbuds work it doesnt take much movement with my helmet to get them out of place. Is there something made that works better than the earbuds? Thanks for any help
I had the same problem plus I hate having "things" stuck in my ears so I carved up a perfectly good pair of medium price Sony headphones. Put the pieces in my helmet wrapped up the extra line and ended up with the 3.5 mm plug sticking down at the edge of the helmet. Plug my Zen into it via a ZipLinQ (http://www.ziplinq.com/) and ride on.....:mrgreen:

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Need Noise Blocking

I always wear foam ear plugs when riding so I need ear buds that really cut the sound and keep the wind noise out. I have the Sony's that were recommended and love them at home and in the cage, but they do not stop enough noise for me to be comfortable riding for long distances. I am going to try one of the sets with foam like the Shure that was recommended and if that isn't quiet enough, I will get some custom ear plugs with the speakers molded in. They are expensive, but all the LD guys I know who have them say they are worth every penny.

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I always wear foam ear plugs when riding so I need ear buds that really cut the sound and keep the wind noise out. I have the Sony's that were recommended and love them at home and in the cage, but they do not stop enough noise for me to be comfortable riding for long distances. I am going to try one of the sets with foam like the Shure that was recommended and if that isn't quiet enough, I will get some custom ear plugs with the speakers molded in. They are expensive, but all the LD guys I know who have them say they are worth every penny.

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The Shure's block out something like 20db of noise. I find that they are very good for eliminating wind noise in the helmet, and as a bonus they block out crying babies on airplanes too. :mrgreen:
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I used Koss earbuds for a few years but they were a pain when removing my helmet. Am now using the Sony EX51L, I find these way more comfortable, better audio and they don't hang up when removing the helmet.

A mate has a set of custom earmoulds with speakers, he had these made at a local motorcycle expo, he reckons these are the ducks guts.

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I just got a pair of the Etymotic:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826503004

I tried the Sonys but they just did not isolate enough outside noise. I've only used the Ety's once, and so far they work really well, once I got them fitted correctly. They were highly recommended on another forum..

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custom molded plugs I believe are the quietest but they can be rather expensive. Next to those, the ER6's have the lowest rated sound isolation in a stock consumer ear speaker. The also
happen to be very, very high quality if inserted properly:

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...s-p-16307.html
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post #10 of 13 Old 01-06-2007, 08:08 PM
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Rider33 and GeoBiker I think you guys just recommended the same ear buds. I'll take the newegg price over Aerostitch.
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