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Old 07-31-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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Etymotic er6i - great earphones for riding

Just thought I'd share for those who may be looking:

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er6i.aspx

I just got a pair of these in today and I think they will be awesome for riding. They are very small and do not stick out of the ears at all. I can put on and take off a helmet and not even move them out of place. They have awesome sound quality and good bass. They tremendously reduce outside noise too.

I first found these via tiatool who wears them when he rides. I finally pulled the trigger on a set and I am glad I did.

Some like to listen to music while riding, others don't. I do it sometimes depending on how I am riding and where I am going. I always hated how earphones would fall out of my ears or get screwed up when I put on a helmet. That won't be a problem anymore though.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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Just thought I'd share for those who may be looking.

Sweet!

When can I pick em up?
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I'm growing very tired of my ear buds also. Looking for something that will stay seated and not come out and these look like the ticket. $99 bucks is a bit steep but I guess they could be worth it.


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I'm growing very tired of my ear buds also. Looking for something that will stay seated and not come out and these look like the ticket. $99 bucks is a bit steep but I guess they could be worth it.


Thanks for the heads up
+1 ive gone thru 4 different styles/brands of headphones and still cant find one that caters to me. those dont look too bad, looks like it would stay in place and block out alot of noise. but 100$ is steep when they get misplaced somewhere
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get them on amazon they are 76 dollars. I just got mine in friday. I wanted to make a post about it but found this.

They are awesome.
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My $16.99 Skullcandy earbuds sound 10x better than my old $89 Sony earbuds.

These look like a good option, if I ever get tired of the $16.99 specials!
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get them on amazon they are 76 dollars. I just got mine in friday. I wanted to make a post about it but found this.

They are awesome.
What he said. amazon and eBay both have them new for well under $99.

And $100 looks steep, but $100 is not bad when comparing high quality headphones/earphones. I admit I waited long, years actually before actually buying a set of these. I first saw these shortly after I joined MH and started doing forest rides with tiatool and others. But man I wish I would not have waited so long to get a pair. They are well worth it!
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My $16.99 Skullcandy earbuds sound 10x better than my old $89 Sony earbuds.

These look like a good option, if I ever get tired of the $16.99 specials!
I've got a set of j-buds but i just couldn't get them to stay in my ear when putting my helmet on. These are like ear plugs themselves and they fit nice and the sound is nice too.
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My $16.99 Skullcandy earbuds sound 10x better than my old $89 Sony earbuds.

These look like a good option, if I ever get tired of the $16.99 specials!
The skullcandy $20 earbuds sound pretty good for the price, but I hate all earbuds they are just plain uncomfortable to me and forget using most with a helmet, they get pulled out your ear when putting a helmet on and feel like they are going to rip your ear off when taking off your helmet. These are not earbuds, the are in-earphones. They do not rest on or in your ear, the slide into your ear canal and create a seal.
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Skull candy works for me... Anything less would be uncivilized.. Lol
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My $16.99 Skullcandy earbuds sound 10x better than my old $89 Sony earbuds.

These look like a good option, if I ever get tired of the $16.99 specials!
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I've got a set of j-buds but i just couldn't get them to stay in my ear when putting my helmet on. These are like ear plugs themselves and they fit nice and the sound is nice too.
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The skullcandy $20 earbuds sound pretty good for the price, but I hate all earbuds they are just plain uncomfortable to me and forget using most with a helmet, they get pulled out your ear when putting a helmet on and feel like they are going to rip your ear off when taking off your helmet. These are not earbuds, the are in-earphones. They do not rest on or in your ear, the slide into your ear canal and create a seal.
I have the $30 skullcandy earbuds and was able to make them more comfortable and stay in better using the foam earbud replacements from radio shack. It is very soft, and feels like earplug material. The earbuds I have are angled a certain direction, and if you put them in the opposite ear they are marked for, it stays just inside the ear where you can put your helmet on with no interference. the receipt says Skull Candy Smoke In buds, and the tips are Comply T-400 foam tips. Total was $46 over all and they are super comfy.
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totally not paying 100 bucks for headphones, would be great to find some that would submerge completely so i dont rip them off when i remove my helmet.
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My $16.99 Skullcandy earbuds sound 10x better than my old $89 Sony earbuds.

These look like a good option, if I ever get tired of the $16.99 specials!
I really like my SC Ink'd buds, but they SUCK for riding. Exactly like Pyro said, they get pulled out when you put on the helmet, and it feels like my ears are gonna rip off when I pull off my helmet.

I would like to try these, but $99, or even $75 from eBay seems pretty steep..Maybe one day.
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Wow, my Skullcandy's dont fall out when I put my helmet on nor do they yank when i pull it off.

I think alot of that might have to do with the helmet also. I have HJC and the opening is generous and wide. KBC were not as wide and my earbuds were ALWAYS pulling out. Grrrr that me off. Scorpion helmets, forget it, my head (earbuds or not) wont even fit through the opening.

Cogs, I might try those Smoke In buds.
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Wow, my Skullcandy's dont fall out when I put my helmet on nor do they yank when i pull it off.

I think alot of that might have to do with the helmet also. I have HJC and the opening is generous and wide. KBC were not as wide and my earbuds were ALWAYS pulling out. Grrrr that me off. Scorpion helmets, forget it, my head wont even fit through the opening.

Cogs, I might try those Smoke In buds.
You've got a good point. Probably has a lot to do with the helmet.

Shoei RF-1000 here, and Ink'd buds don't work too well with it.
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Wow, my Skullcandy's dont fall out when I put my helmet on nor do they yank when i pull it off.

I think alot of that might have to do with the helmet also. I have HJC and the opening is generous and wide. KBC were not as wide and my earbuds were ALWAYS pulling out. Grrrr that me off. Scorpion helmets, forget it, my head (earbuds or not) wont even fit through the opening.

Cogs, I might try those Smoke In buds.
I can attest using the supplied earbuds with iphone both rf1000 and exo-1000 were a nightmare and pretty much pointless to even try. I tried these on today with my exo-1000 and no issues whatsoever.
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The skullcandy $20 earbuds sound pretty good for the price, but I hate all earbuds they are just plain uncomfortable to me and forget using most with a helmet, they get pulled out your ear when putting a helmet on and feel like they are going to rip your ear off when taking off your helmet. These are not earbuds, the are in-earphones. They do not rest on or in your ear, the slide into your ear canal and create a seal.
Reading comprehension FTW!

OK I understand the difference now.
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Just thought I'd share for those who may be looking:

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er6i.aspx
Have them and love them. Definately recommend them.

The two things I like most about them:
-They fit in your ear far enough that your helmet doesn't pull them out when you put it on or put pressure on them with it on.
-They block out a fair amount of the wind/road/engine noise so you don't have to listen to your music loud as to actually hear it.

The two things I like least:
-The length of the cord is too long imo.
-Cleaning them.
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Just picked up another pair at Radio Shack of all places.. the wire goes all the way into the ear bud, with no plastic extension.. $14.99 i'm diggin them so far
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