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I recieved a mp3 player for christmas and while the earbuds work it doesnt take much movement with my helmet to get them out of place. Is there something made that works better than the earbuds? Thanks for any help
 

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http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX51...r_1/103-8724636-6707806?ie=UTF8&s=electronics

I have two pairs of these. theyre a good way to try out in-ear phones without laying down the money on a pair of etymotics or shures. You get some isolation so you don't have to crank the volume like on regular buds, and the bass response is amazing for something so small. I use mine daily on the subway, and with my GPS on the bike.
 

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I recieved a mp3 player for christmas and while the earbuds work it doesnt take much movement with my helmet to get them out of place. Is there something made that works better than the earbuds? Thanks for any help
I had the same problem plus I hate having "things" stuck in my ears so I carved up a perfectly good pair of medium price Sony headphones. Put the pieces in my helmet wrapped up the extra line and ended up with the 3.5 mm plug sticking down at the edge of the helmet. Plug my Zen into it via a ZipLinQ (http://www.ziplinq.com/) and ride on.....:mrgreen:
 

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Need Noise Blocking

I always wear foam ear plugs when riding so I need ear buds that really cut the sound and keep the wind noise out. I have the Sony's that were recommended and love them at home and in the cage, but they do not stop enough noise for me to be comfortable riding for long distances. I am going to try one of the sets with foam like the Shure that was recommended and if that isn't quiet enough, I will get some custom ear plugs with the speakers molded in. They are expensive, but all the LD guys I know who have them say they are worth every penny.

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I always wear foam ear plugs when riding so I need ear buds that really cut the sound and keep the wind noise out. I have the Sony's that were recommended and love them at home and in the cage, but they do not stop enough noise for me to be comfortable riding for long distances. I am going to try one of the sets with foam like the Shure that was recommended and if that isn't quiet enough, I will get some custom ear plugs with the speakers molded in. They are expensive, but all the LD guys I know who have them say they are worth every penny.

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The Shure's block out something like 20db of noise. I find that they are very good for eliminating wind noise in the helmet, and as a bonus they block out crying babies on airplanes too. :mrgreen:
 

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I used Koss earbuds for a few years but they were a pain when removing my helmet. Am now using the Sony EX51L, I find these way more comfortable, better audio and they don't hang up when removing the helmet.

A mate has a set of custom earmoulds with speakers, he had these made at a local motorcycle expo, he reckons these are the ducks guts.
 
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Rider33 and GeoBiker I think you guys just recommended the same ear buds. I'll take the newegg price over Aerostitch.
 

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I've tried several inexpensive sets as well and haven't found anything I like a lot yet, probably because I'm not willing to spend big bucks for them. So far my best fit (not necessarily sound quality, but fit and comfort) is a set of "Something" (don't remember the brand) and a set of Jabra Ear Gels.

I saw the ear gels in the Aerostitch catalog (Part Number 3078, cost: $9) and just happened to have some I got with an old Jabra headset I bought several years ago. I tried them, the ear buds fit them very well, they fit my ears very well, seal out a lot of noise and are relatively comfortable under my helmet.
 
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SCraig hit the nail on the head. It's all about the money you want to spend. Good sound isolating/caneclling earbuds will cost about a hundred bucks. Anything less than that will leave you wanting.
 

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Most in-ear types "sortof work", the really cheap ones don't block much external noise and have lousy base, the more $$$ you spend - the better the sound tends to be. I'm not particularly fussy - I don't expect studio quality while moving.

The Sony's others have mentioned are pretty good - I'd say "good enough" - I was satisfied when sound on my bike got better than the sound in my wifes car. Mind you I did some unusual things to my screen that cut wind noise to near nothing.

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