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Old 11-24-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Earphone Discussion V. 5.2.4b_BigEar

Anybody use Big Ear earphones? I got at mold done of my ear at the bike show but I'm not sure if I want to spend $300.

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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nope

i went and thought th eprice was ridiculus especially if you need to have them serviced and that costs like another hundred.. i went to best buy and bought the skullcandy ones and they stay in my ears perfect , seal off noise and mold to my ears and i hear nothing but sweet music with a little of the bike in the background to top it off.. nicely.. 21 bucks and if they go bad so what i get another pair.. but i am still on my first pair of sony over the ear 10 dollar jobs i got 4 years ago.. and i use them in the gym and on the bike.. i also heard there was a kit to where you can make your own impressions and so forth.. just my .02
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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i went and thought th eprice was ridiculus especially if you need to have them serviced and that costs like another hundred.. i went to best buy and bought the skullcandy ones and they stay in my ears perfect , seal off noise and mold to my ears and i hear nothing but sweet music with a little of the bike in the background to top it off.. nicely.. 21 bucks and if they go bad so what i get another pair.. but i am still on my first pair of sony over the ear 10 dollar jobs i got 4 years ago.. and i use them in the gym and on the bike.. i also heard there was a kit to where you can make your own impressions and so forth.. just my .02

Same here, get the Skull Candy ones. Good product, good price
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I currently use $50 Sony MD-71 earbuds (I think) and $10 Sony over ear headphones. The earbuds fall out pretty quickly (left first then right) and the over ear headphones start hurting after an hour or so cause they kinda move around and get in a tight spot. Seems like the cable getting pulled is the main problem cause it kinds slinds down into my jacket. This is wearing my straight up dirtbike helmet so it gets ALOT of wind in there and I can't really tell what's playing at speed until I recognize the song.

I just got an Arai XD helmet and it's alot quieter so I need to try those out in there, but I know for sure I'm not taking that on my next Mexico trip so I need to get something working in the other helmet.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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I use these and they work great. They are comfortable and block out a lot of wind noise. They also stay in your ear pretty well.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1199496037598
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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Have a foam tip that fits like the foamy ear plugs. Block out tons of bike/wind noise and you don't have to blast your music to hear.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:03 PM   #7
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When I was traveling all the time, I wore the Bose noise canceling headphones. I sat next to a guy who was wearing Ultimate Ears... a very similar product to BigEars. He couldn't say enough, but they are very expensive. Instead I bought the Shure e4c's. They are a very high quality foamy that seals in your ear canal. I liked them so much, I quit wearing the bose. I had better noise reduction and the sound was at least as good.

The problem is that the shure's stick out a bit so you can't wear them with a helmet. And, they hurt your ears if you wear them for more than a couple of hours at a time. That is what has led me back to a molded ear solution. Dead flat in your ear, so you can wear a helmet. Noise reduction is at least a 20 db drop. Good quality sound. And, they only come out when you take them out.

They are expensive, but much better than any off the shelf solution.

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:08 PM   #8
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The shure e4c are great headphones, I loved them. My only complaint is they don't fit under a helmet well. If you liked the shure, next time you decide to pick up a pair of headphones try the ER-6 or 6i's from the link above. They don't stick out of your fit inside your ear much better then the shure. They have the same fit and sound as the shure, just smaller.
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