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post #1 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Under-Helmet Earbuds

I have heard about hearing issues you can get from wind, etc, so I use foam earplugs most of the time when I ride. But I also love music, and would like to get some earbuds that I can use inside my full-face helmet. What I have found in the past is that, after I put my earbuds in, they come out or get loosened when I pull on my helmet.

Does anyone know of a good solution to the issue of wanting earbuds with good sound and good sound isolation, but that will also stay on when you pull on your helmet??

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post #2 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 09:09 PM
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Thumbs up Noise isolating earphones

I've had good luck with the Shure noise isolating earphones. They fit fine under my Scorpion full face helmet and the volume level is the same in my iPod in my living room or on my Wee. i highly recommend them. Mine are most like the lower priced ones on this link:


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post #3 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 09:38 PM
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I use these-

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post #4 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 09:45 PM
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This is a pretty subjective topic, with many right answers.

I've had these for about 2 years, used exclusively for riding, can use them all day without issue.

On the cheap, I use the Creative EP-630's, sound decent, cheap and comfy:

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post #5 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 10:19 PM
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Etymotic Research Isolators - Er6... AWESOME.

Expensive, yes... but they isolate very well. I can go ride, put my Zune on "4" (of 20) and hear pretty much everything. So I am not blasting into my ears, damaging my hearing with blaring music instead of wind noise...


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post #6 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 10:20 PM
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Etymotic ER6i ear phones.

They cost about $75. I like these way better than my Shure E2C earphones. They are more comfortable, block outside noise better and they don't stick as far outside of the ear (more comfortable under the helmet).
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post #7 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 10:34 PM
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If you are looking for cheap, go for the Skull Candy Ink'd model. They are $10.00. They aren't for audiophiles for sure but they block sound like some of the other ones mentioned. That is a bonus because it means they don't have to be loud for you to hear the music. They are great for the money.



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post #8 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 10:35 PM
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I have found the Sony Active Style headphones (about $40) to work well. The included soft hangers ensure that the earbuds don't get pulled out when putting on a full-face helmet.

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post #9 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 10:55 PM
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I also use these

Originally Posted by jayDL View Post
I bought these over the winter. I found them really easy to set up. On the bike, they block noise well and sound decent. In fact, I like them more on the bike than using them while working out or anyplace else.

My only criticism is that they sounded awesome the first time I set them up, but have yet to sound that good since. I believe that while they were taking a set in my ear, they formed the perfect bond...but have yet to achieve that again. Truly, the first time I used them, the bass was amazing and the way they blocked outside sound was remarkable.

If you purchase these, when setting them up, make sure you actually have sound playing through the ear buds as you form the material around your ear. This will help to ensure the sound is balanced between both ears.

One other issue I have, is that they make helmet removal difficult. But I blame this as much on my Helmet Halo as I do anything else.

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post #10 of 34 Old 04-05-2010, 11:37 PM
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Here is a link for the custom molded earphones I use. They isolate very well and don't interfere with removing my helmet. They aren't cheap but they work.

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