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post #1 of 33 Old 04-17-2008, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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I absolutely know know nothing about earphones other then the cheap pair I am using right now plugged into my laptop, which seem fine except they will not fit under my helmet. I recently purchased a gps and am really excited about listening to something other then sound of brain rattling while on long rides. In doing some searches on the net I've seen prices ranging $500 and up. Also down as low as $49 so what are you guys using? Is it possible to find a decent pair without putting my marriage in jeopardy?
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post #2 of 33 Old 04-17-2008, 12:32 PM
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I got some Etymotic ER6 http://www.etymotic.com/

I got mine from Amazon for about $69 bucks if I remember correctly. Best headphones I have ever used.

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I bought these and love them!

http://www.v-moda.com/collection/mod...ibe%20duo.aspx

By far the best sounding I have ever heard, better than Bose. Very comfortable, small, can wear them under my helmet all day long!

Cost just over $100.

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See the thread about the SkullCandy earbuds. Only $15 at Target and some say better than expensive ones. I have not tried yet but am planning on doing so next time I am across the border.
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I recently bought these, and LOVE THEM!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Resea...7489134&sr=8-1
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Skullcandy Ink'd ear buds have gotten a lot of attention recently as they have the outside noise sealing ability and quality of sound rivaling buds costing 10 times as much. They can be found for $10-$15 at Target, Costco and Circuit City as a few examples.

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The ER6i's look really nice but at the price of the Skullcandy's I'll try those first. I think its cool when someone comes up with a great product where you aren't paying for the brand name. Thanks for the response everyone.



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Also, if you want more opinions, do a search in the "equipment" section of ADVRider.com. Search for earphones.

Not a single negative remark can be found in regards to the ER6i's.

The Skullcandies may be very nice earphones, but I don't think you can go wrong with the ER6i's.

I subscribe to the belief of buying something ONE time, maybe paying more in the beginning, but definitely ending up cheaper than buying something twice. If that makes sense.

Please post a report of the Skullcandies if you get them!!!

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For $30, these are the smallest and best ear buds I've used. http://www.target.com/Sony-Ear-Bud-H...%20buds&page=1 I've been using them every day for about a year now and they've never snagged or pulled loose.

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Please post a report of the Skullcandies if you get them!!!
I got them. I like them a lot. They sit farther in my ears than my $100+ IE-10s and I can wear them all day.

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