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Old 02-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #76
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There is an internet vendor that modifies them to fit with iphone cords to allow use of the remote/mic like the newer ones. Reviews said that it had more bass/mid and muddier highs. Anyone have experience? I have an extra set of e6s that I am tempted to attempt to solder and shrinktube myself...
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I noticed that they are more likely to stick in your ears after a few months of use. If you swap out the rubber bellows thingie with a new one, they come out easier.

I tried the dental floss, but did not add the beads on the end. That is the better way to go.
A friend would always use ear lube. No shit, there is such a thing. Amazon link.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:23 PM   #77
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A friend would always use ear lube. No shit, there is such a thing. Amazon link.
Lick 'em before putting them in. Yup, it sounds gross but it works just fine.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:33 PM   #78
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Lick 'em before putting them in. Yup, it sounds gross but it works just fine.
If I could lick my ears, my wife would never let me leave for a ride.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #79
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If I could lick my ears, my wife would never let me leave for a ride.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #80
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Lick 'em before putting them in. Yup, it sounds gross but it works just fine.
I do that too.

Usually I lick my finger instead of licking the etymotic, I don't like the taste of my earwax.

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Old 02-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #81
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I've tried the etymotic MC3's and was not only disappointed in the sound quality but just couldnt get them to work with a helmet on as they protrude out of my ears too far. The HF5 looks to have the same drivers as the ER6i but I can't find anything that indicates whether they are physically longer or shorter.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #82
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I have the hf5's.
They are a little bit longer but they seem to go in your ear deeper.

I found them to be almost as comfortable(but not quite)as the er6's
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #83
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but I can't find anything that indicates whether they are physically longer or shorter.
"The ER6i was discontinued to make room for our new generation hf series. We suggest the hf5 as a replacement for the ER6i, the speaker housing is only a few millimeters longer than the ER6i and seems to be fitting under helmets without any problems.

Best Regards,
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Etymotic Research, Inc."

My hf5's are showing up tomorrow. I'll post my impression after a couple of rides and other usage.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #84
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Awesome! Can't wait to hear your review
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #85
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Shure SE215

For the few rides around town I wanted to get some IEMs or ear-buds; after much research I went with Shure's SE215 and am happy with both noise cancellation and music quality.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:51 AM   #86
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So I've ordered a pair from this outfit

http://www.earfuze.com/

the motorsports version. Included is some sort of goop to make your own molded earpieces. And for only $50.


Earfuze Update


The earbud quality is fine and the sound good as well. My problem with them may be operator error but I'm not sure how I could have done it differently. You insert the buds in your ears and then mix the two tubs (per ear) of mix to form in your ear. I did this and dutifully left them in until they hardened. When I reinserted them, I couldn't get the seal in my ear canal since the moldings made it impossible to insert them deep enough to get a seal. I had a proper seal when I molded them. I looked at my work and noticed that since the earbuds are small, the molding barely had a grip on the earbud itself and I can't see how I could have done it any differently and still maintained both a seal in the ear canal and a proper ear mold. I ended up removing the moldings and using them as conventional earbuds. You may have better luck. I may reorder the molding material from them and try again myself. I think it's a valid concept, just hard (for me at least) to execute properly. I will tell you that they give you enough molding goop to do two sets of earbuds as I found after I'd molded mine and had to trim off the excess.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:02 AM   #87
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For the few rides around town I wanted to get some IEMs or ear-buds; after much research I went with Shure's SE215 and am happy with both noise cancellation and music quality.
I am considering those as well. I have had trouble in the past getting a reliable seal with single flange tips for helmet applications, but apparently the triple flange tips are available for these here for an extra $10.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:11 AM   #88
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Awesome! Can't wait to hear your review
The person I bought these off of ebay from sent me the ER-4PT unit instead. So I can't provide a review of the HF5 at this time. I actually didn't realize until after using them, both on my motorcycle and at the gym. I picked them up from the post office on the way to gym and just tore into the package and started using. They may be a bit too long to use with a helmet. One of my ears felt a pushing pressure, the other seemed fine. I had to reach into my helmet to pull out the ear plugs before taking my helmet off which I didn't have to do with the ER6 but the angle of the ear plug end makes it not really an issue. I am using an Arai RX-Q. Although I think these use the same flanged tip as the ER-6 the noise isolation seems better.

After I pulled these out of the package I wondered why no one had mentioned the braided wires going to each ear plug and the much stouter, sheathed cable running from the plug to the "Y" which would have seemed like an obvious benefit for motorcycle use. The ER-4PT retail for $300 vs. $150 for the HF-5.

Oh, the sound is really good. Using with Cowon iAudio7 mp3 player.

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:31 AM   #89
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Those will be comfortable, but they won't be noise reducing like the Etymotics. I like the lighter-weight plugs for commuting because they are easier to put in. They certainly aren't comparable, though.
gave the new Sennheiser CX200s a ride yesterday. Nice sound, more comfy than the ERs, a bit less noise reduction. Since they're 1/6 the cost we be
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gave the new Sennheiser CX200s a ride yesterday. Nice sound, more comfy than the ERs, a bit less noise reduction. Since they're 1/6 the cost we be

Have you ever priced a hearing aid?
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