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post #1 of 24 Old 06-24-2015, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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High quality ear buds.

I've been trying to get a good Bluetooth set-up on my new helmet. I got the Sena SMH10 with speakers. Well, at highway speeds the audio quality is poor. So I'm changing the clamp and switching to ear buds. I'm looking for a high quality comfortable set of ear buds. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-24-2015, 09:28 PM
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i did the same thing. i went with shure se-215k. definitely not cheap but they stay in my ears and sound prety damn good even at speed in windy conditions. oh, and they are fairly flush so they don't hurt the earholes!

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I use an Altec Lansing set that's supposed to be for women (shhhhhhh) so they're a bit smaller fit in the ear. Allows me to put the helmet on easily without them pressing against my ear, and the cord is a no tangle type. Mine are like this but don't have the built in mic.

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post #4 of 24 Old 06-25-2015, 02:54 PM
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I use Sennheiser CX 300 earbuds. Very good bass and amazing sound for an earbud.
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post #5 of 24 Old 06-25-2015, 03:31 PM
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Before you give up on the Sena helmet speakers, have you experimented with where the speakers are placed? Makes all the difference in the world for quality and volume. I wear foam ear plugs and can hear my helmet speakers quite well at 80 mph speeds. I do have a fairly quiet windscreen setup however.

I had the kit that allowed you to use the earbuds. I had some Shure SE210's which worked well. But I got tired of the ritual of putting them in the trying to get the helmet on without moving them. To me they are not as comfortable for all days rides compared to regular ear plugs.

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post #6 of 24 Old 06-25-2015, 04:21 PM
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Quality without $$$

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s00

Hard to believe... but I found these to be equally as good if not better than my lost Jaybird Bluebuds but at 1/6th the cost. Really quite remarkable.

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Before you give up on the Sena helmet speakers, have you experimented with where the speakers are placed? Makes all the difference in the world for quality and volume. I wear foam ear plugs and can hear my helmet speakers quite well at 80 mph speeds. I do have a fairly quiet windscreen setup however.

I had the kit that allowed you to use the earbuds. I had some Shure SE210's which worked well. But I got tired of the ritual of putting them in the trying to get the helmet on without moving them. To me they are not as comfortable for all days rides compared to regular ear plugs.
Agreed.. I can hear my Sena quiet well using the stock speakers even when I am wearing my ear plugs inside the helmet.
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post #8 of 24 Old 06-25-2015, 05:08 PM
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I agree try moving the speakers, I have found that just moving them a 1/4 inch can make a world of difference.
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post #9 of 24 Old 06-25-2015, 07:53 PM
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I find the stock sena speakers actually sound better with ear plugs in.
xDownSetx, realshelby and JackinCT like this.

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post #10 of 24 Old 06-26-2015, 12:26 AM
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Kid does the speakers plus earplugs on the SENA 20s

I do UltimateEars with the Sena because I want the sound quality even tho I lose some attenuation.



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YKG2UK/..._t3_B0019RBJOE

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