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Offline Bryon

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Earbud Recommendations
« on: April 25, 2009, 06:18:00 pm »
Has anyone had good luck with sound isolating ear buds?   I'm looking at products from both Bose and Shure....    - Sworck  

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 11:52:00 pm »
I've used the sures and my suggestion is to save your money and get some JVCs for about $20-30.  Reduce ambient noise every bit as much and sound good too.  They also stay in the ear better, unless you spring for the molded ones.    ROMA or Scarlet harlot acording to my wife  Why is it that for evey 1 "making Bacon" there are 20 people eating the fat?
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 12:00:00 am »
I've been very happy with these from Sony, had them about a year,great sound and they cancel a good amount of noise. I only need to run them a 1/2 volume even on the highway.    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=567358&Q=&is=REG&A=details  CT AAD  COG #7011-A  2003 Concours-Mary Ann  1995 Honda Nighthawk 750 wifes  

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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 12:55:57 am »
Etymotic ER6 has served me well. Not as much bass as I would like but that probably saves my hearing...what's left of it anyway.

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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 09:48:31 am »
I used the er6is for about 3 years, sold them and upgraded to their new hf5s. For noise isolation you cant beat the etymotics. Sound quality isnt as high as some of the others but they are great for the bike.

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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 10:39:06 am »
I know many other people who have done business with Marilyn and her "Now Hear This!" business at the NY motorcycle show.  She also has a web site: www.plugup.com

She sells the high end Shure and Bose stuff, but also carries others.  I recently purchased the off the shelf S plugs and will give them a try this year. They sounded great when I tried them out at the show. The dual driver had a  wider response, if you are more discriminating about sound quality.
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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 01:14:57 am »
Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Check out www.earinc.com. It's what the NASCAR and F1 guys use.
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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 01:00:33 am »
I've bought lots of different earbuds: Sony, Sennheiser, JVC, etc., and my favorite was sennheiser but I had trouble with all of them when it came to eventually sliding out of my ear.

And then I found these foam tips. Highly recommended:
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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 02:21:08 am »
I also have been using the Etymotic ER-6i. They have served me well for a couple of years. The have good sound isolation without blocking everything. I use the 3 flange tips but trim off the biggest flange.  This allows them to be inserted as far as they need to be to get good bass but not be uncomfortable. I have replaced the tips about every 6 months. The tips can be cleaned with alcohol and are more durable than the foam. I think they stay in better than the foam also. I've been tempted by the new HF series but for $65 you can't beat the sound. IMHO. May one day go for the custom molded earpieces but not there yet. Ride safe.
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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 04:07:30 pm »
I have tried dozens of different earbuds,  the one I found the best off the shelf was the SkullKandy Full Metal Jacket's.

but I finally broke down and got a set of custom since I wanted to reduce road noise as well...   went with precision

http://www.precisionweb.com/precision_labs_013.htm

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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 05:48:58 pm »
I've heard good reviews of the Shures.  Not really considered the Bose, although I think you buy name as much as quality anymore 10 and will be getting the baseplate and wired mic to let me usr the Er-6i with it as well.

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Re: Earbud Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011, 12:18:55 am »
I have gone through 10 pairs of earbuds including Apple, Sure, Bose, Sony etc. I finally found a pair that works at a reasonable price. Ultimate Ear earbuds are worn by many professional musicians. They have an extremely wide range, plenty of low end and are in the ear earphones. They cancel out most noise. They are great under my full face helmet when I'm not wearing earplugs. You definitely need something to cancel out the loud and obnoxious wind noise above 60mph. Go here to check them out

http://ultimateears.com/en-us
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