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post #1 of 27 Old 07-19-2008, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Wired Ear Plugs That Don't Fall Out

I must be doing something wrong. All ear buds I've tried including Sony's and custom ear plugs from Wally World all fall out when either putting on or removing my full face Shoei 1000. The custom jobs are the best but they tend to fall out when removing the helmet. Just got a Zumo and would like to have some wired ear buds so I can listen to stereo music and knock down some of the wind noise. Is there a trick to putting on and removing the helmet to keep these suckers in? Any recommendations on wired earbuds? I do have a head rag that helps with putting on the helmet but doesn't help with removal.

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One of the probs is that a properly fitting helmet knocks them out as you put on the helmet.. I realize... however, have you tried the loops you can buy that loop over your ears and connect to the earbuds? I use them while running with my Ipod earbuds and they work great (for that). you can get nice ones for about $8 that are soft silicon. Might work on the bike with helmet... I'll try them and report.

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post #3 of 27 Old 07-19-2008, 07:28 PM
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Barry,

Try the Shure E2C ear buds. They block ~20db of noise and sound great. Plus the cord from each earbud goes around the back of yourr ear and exits down the back of your neck. This helps keep them in place.
 
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Try the Shure E2C ear buds. They block ~20db of noise and sound great. Plus the cord from each earbud goes around the back of yourr ear and exits down the back of your neck. This helps keep them in place.
I've got those. They may work great for some people, but I've tried all nine sets of earpieces and none keep the 'phones secure. The right one falls out within 10 minutes leaving it sitting at the opening of my ear, but kind of held in place by the helmet.

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Rainier and Shep, are you guys using full face helmets?
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I've also got the shure e2's (or e3's I cant remember) and they work pretty well in a full face helmet. If none of the plugs are fitting you, for another $75 you can have a audiologist make you custom plugs that work with them, and double as earplugs. I love mine.

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Rainier and Shep, are you guys using full face helmets?
I had a modular helmet, a 3/4 helmet, and a full face helmet. Mine do work out from time to time, but I attribute this to moving my jaw i.e. screaming at asshat motorists, drinking from a camel bak, etc. Bose just introduced a set similar to the etymotics.
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+2 for the Shures. I've got the E2C's. My wife has a set, not sure which. never had thm work out, and a great company to deal with if you ever need warranty help.

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Weird... I have the E4C's and it's hard for me to keep them in my ears, even when just sitting in front of a computer at work. Plus, I find that the thick cord transmits every little tap on it, amplifying the noise. Quite annoying. Great sound, just perhaps not a good fit for my ears.

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+1 on the Etymotic ER6i, I've never had trouble getting the helmet on or off and they sound great.

It sounds like you may not be inserting them far enough. You'll definitely have better luck with something like the Etymotics or the Shures -- the type with rubber flanges that fit into the ear canal (as opposed to the type that just sit at the entrance, like those that come with the iPod). They should fit in your ear like foam earplugs, far enough to make a good seal.

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