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Old 07-01-2014, 04:05 PM   #1
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Ear buds! What's the best under a helmet?

My 6 year old Etymonic Ei6 buds just died and I want to know what other riders are using now. What's best under $100?, Comfort, etc. All help appreciated.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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My 6 year old Etymonic Ei6 buds just died and I want to know what other riders are using now. What's best under $100?, Comfort, etc. All help appreciated.
There is a fairly lengthy thread on that subject.

It's in the EQUIPMENT forum.




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Old 07-01-2014, 04:17 PM   #3
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For comfort in a helmet at a reasonable cost, Ear Fuze is my choice. It is hard to be more comfortable than a custom fit.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:30 PM   #4
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I just picked up my Westone's but they were a little over $200
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:05 PM   #5
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Etymonic HF5 look around and you might get near your price.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:09 PM   #6
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There is a fairly lengthy thread on that subject.

It's in the EQUIPMENT forum.




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Thanks Mike. I'll do a better job of researching next time. Sorry you got your NOSE out of joint.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:26 PM   #7
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Shure over the ear things are the only thing I've found comfortable since the er6i.

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Old 07-01-2014, 06:31 PM   #8
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Cheap ones...they wear out quickly.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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Thanks Mike. I'll do a better job of researching next time. Sorry you got your NOSE out of joint.
No worries, most subjects have been either covered or beat to death on ADV somewhere.

Weeding through all the posts to get some good information is quite futile at times, particularly in this particular forum.

Hope you find a good replacement set.



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Old 07-01-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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Westones here. $235 for custom fit. Worth every penny.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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http://ca.skullcandy.com/shop/headph...d-earbuds/inkd

For the price, they work well. What I like about them is their low profile. Makes wearing them in a helmet more comfortable.

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Old 07-01-2014, 08:23 PM   #12
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Westones here. $235 for custom fit. Worth every penny.
Ditto! If ur in the Seattle/Tacoma area Bates College does the molds for free.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:01 AM   #13
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Cheap ones...they wear out quickly.
My Challenger custom earmolds are about 12 years old now. I have had them serviced twice in that time for about $75, each time.

If that is your definition of wearing out quickly, I'd say you need to work on your patience. ;)

Cheap ones are not worth the trouble.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:18 AM   #14
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I've been using Sennheiser ear buds for years. I have to wear ear protection at work so they get used 40 hours a week +. They are pretty rugged compared to cheap ones. The prices are from 20$ to 800$, I've only bought ones between 20 and $30 on Amazon. My old ones are cx215 and I've had them for 2 years and they still work. I recently bought the CX 300 II with enhanced bass. One thing I don't like is that they've recently changed them to where the wire between the left headphone and the Y split is short and the right one is much longer. I preferred when they were both long.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:21 AM   #15
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