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post #1 of 31 Old 04-05-2011, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Earbuds

Has anyone tried these under a helmet? Would you recommend?

Sennheiser USA - Sport Earbuds - Sport Headphones - Adidas/Sennheiser CX 680i - Running, Workouts, Gym, Fitness - Personal Audio

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look nice. look forward to seeing reviews.

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Not those. I had some much cheaper sennheisers that didn't stay in all that well.

My Shure E2s worked GREAT under my helmet.

currently using Klipsch S4i, they work fairly well but not great. They have the iPhone remote which is great for controlling music. Sometimes hard to keep a seal when I put my helmet on. Once I get an autocom or starcom I won't be using headphones direct to the phone anymore. Either go with speakers or earbuds, I don't know which just yet. Depends on how speakers sound with earplugs in.
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It depends on your ears, some folks can fit their index finger up to the first knuckle. I need tiny earbuds and the only ones I've tried that fit are the Etymotic ER6i -- I'm happy with the sound too.

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I've tried a couple earbuds and just can't get comfortable with them, putting on the helmet they would slip and then try to dig into my brainless head. I opted for speakers. Bought two sets, chose to dig a hole into the helmet foam and recess the speakers. My ears stick out some and I can't do with the extra pressure. Kinda felt like Unkle Fester in a Vice.

I still have a set of very flat speakers if someone is interested

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Until I got these, I was not happy with any previous solution for getting decent sound, comfort and wind noise reduction combined. Some ear buds were fine for hours, but for more than one day of riding all day, they would actually make my ears bleed.

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If you happen to have the correct ear canal size some brands of in ear speakers can work very well. I fit and sell the Challenger series of in ear speakers (custom molds) If they are fitted properly they work better than any in helmt speaker since the block out the ambient wind noise and allow one to run audio at much lower levels than helmet speakers. Everyone tries to spend less but in the long run the custom ear mold route is the least expensive (they can be repaired when something goes wrong) and they are much more comfortable. Kieth (they also help save your hearing)
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If you happen to have the correct ear canal size some brands of in ear speakers can work very well. I fit and sell the Challenger series of in ear speakers (custom molds) If they are fitted properly they work better than any in helmt speaker since the block out the ambient wind noise and allow one to run audio at much lower levels than helmet speakers. Everyone tries to spend less but in the long run the custom ear mold route is the least expensive (they can be repaired when something goes wrong) and they are much more comfortable. Kieth (they also help save your hearing)
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Can these be mail ordered?

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Until I got these, I was not happy with any previous solution for getting decent sound, comfort and wind noise reduction combined. Some ear buds were fine for hours, but for more than one day of riding all day, they would actually make my ears bleed.
Hey Pat. Wow, over $200 including shipping. I can get the Sennheiser's for under $50 total, though I admit that the custom fit adds a lot of value. How long have you been using your's? Any problems?

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Those are inexpensive for custom earbuds. I've had them 3 weeks short of two years. I spent over $300 on other solutions starting with with high end earbuds and finishing with custom audiologist molds for those earbuds that stuck out too far and rubbed on the helmet. I had the most success with $12 Skullcandy Ink'd earbuds but they would hurt on the second day of touring and cause bleeding on the third. The custom Challengers fit entirely inside the ear except for the cord. I made the molds myself using their kit and they fit better than the audiologist's molds. The fit is always comfortable even after a week of touring and outside noise rejection seems as good as 29db foam earplugs. They show zero signs of wear.

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