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wireless earbuds?
« on: February 14, 2020, 03:31:58 pm »
Does anyone ride with wireless earbuds? I almost always listen to musc when I ride. I think I have worn out the audio jack on my cell phone. Was considering having the jack replaced or buying a new phone  but I woner if wireless earbuds are the better solution. I see many people using them at the gym but unsure if they would work well inside a helmet.

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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 03:51:48 pm »
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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:48:51 pm »
I’ve been happy with plugfones. Combination earbuds and ear plugs. Connect to the phone via Bluetooth, comfortable with the helmet.
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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 09:14:13 pm »
Thanks for the replies guys! Two good looking solutions. I tried a receiver years ago when the first came out but it did not have enough volumn. Bluetooth has come a long way since then so this could be tha answer if the in ear units won't work. I bought a cheaps et just to see how thewy feel in my ears with the helmet on. Also plugphones are ones I had not found before despite lots of searching.

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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 09:57:32 pm »
I have a couple different kinds of wireless earbuds (AirPods and Plantronics) and really like them for off the bike. But none are low enough profile to stay in place when I put on and remove my helmet. YMMV

I've gone with Sena piping music into helmet speakers. Super reliable, not fussy and easy to keep charged.   :great:
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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 10:04:49 pm »
I use custom molded wired earbuds made by this company https://sport.inearz.com/product-category/motorcycle/

Looking at their website they also have bluetooth models as well. I cannot speak highly enough of these. Mine have lasted 8 years with zero issues and I am a daily rider that listens to music each day with these.
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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 12:06:49 am »
I love my "Big Ears", I've had them now for probably ~10 years and have had not one problem with them, so comfy and blocks out noise, best sounding music I've heard in my entire life. I think I have the BE2's?? I got them just for riding but I use them everywhere now, yard work, power washing, air travel, whatever. Great investment IMO, if my current pair ever go out I'll buy another. Mine aren't bluetooth because I don't think that was as good back then, but looks like they do offer bluetooth options. They send you the stuff to make molds of your ears, send back to them and they build yer set, fit is perfect and you don't notice them in, on flights I fall asleep with them in all the time, or when riding all day, never had them make my ears sore.

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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 01:12:56 am »
I have been using these https://www.bestbuy.com/site/skullcandy-inkd-wireless-in-ear-headphones-black/6349308.p?skuId=6349308&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=16&ref=212&loc=BM01&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIm9HkmcDX5wIVRb7ACh1zRA2tEAQYASABEgIpbPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Not sure if the link works but just goggle neckband earbuds. I have been using a skullcandy set for 3 years but need to replace them.I like them because when I get off the bike I can just let them hang. Good battery life too.
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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 02:47:53 am »
I agree with santacruzrider. I have the Sena 20s and helmet speakers. Good sound yet you can hear what is going on in the world outside.

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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 02:16:17 pm »
Personally, i hate earbuds, find them massively uncomfortable, even in the gym. I use a chatterbox 'duo' model with upgraded speakers and works well for me. actually, its the only reason i have one as i don't want to talk to anybody when im riding (dont even have the mics in).

I have 2, one as a spare charged incase the battery goes on the other one. Just an option.
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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2020, 05:49:29 pm »
I love my "Big Ears", I've had them now for probably ~10 years and have had not one problem with them, so comfy and blocks out noise, best sounding music I've heard in my entire life. I think I have the BE2's?? I got them just for riding but I use them everywhere now, yard work, power washing, air travel, whatever. Great investment IMO, if my current pair ever go out I'll buy another. Mine aren't bluetooth because I don't think that was as good back then, but looks like they do offer bluetooth options. They send you the stuff to make molds of your ears, send back to them and they build yer set, fit is perfect and you don't notice them in, on flights I fall asleep with them in all the time, or when riding all day, never had them make my ears sore.

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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2020, 12:14:59 pm »
Lots of good options. Thanks for all the replies!

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Re: wireless earbuds?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2020, 03:36:24 pm »
     I have Bluetooth earbuds I bought at Best Buy for about $108.  They are ok, but I got a Cardo headset for $125, works much better.