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The Etymotic ear speakers are high end sound. The transducer pokes through a sound isolating ear plug of the flange type. Two different sizes and a foam type are available. I use the small grey flanged ear plug with mine. There is a very small green filter in the end of the transducer housing to prevent ear wax from fouling the sound. When that gets dirty, you can replace it with a new filter.

The cord is long and your source for whatever sound you are listening to can be placed well within the reach of that cord. There is a clip on the cord to anchor the wires to the neck of your shirt, or a pocket, and once you sort out what works for you it should work well.
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Got the Etymotic high def motorcycle ear plugs and these are really good! At first I was worried that they stick out further compared with the Ear Peace ones but they are designed really well and basically can't be pushed too far and they make all the right sounds come through to my ears from my bike. I switched the tabs out for the neck lace/string thing. It makes it slightly more flush and hopefully reduces my chances of loosing them.

This might be a great ear plug to use with in helmet communications systems?

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Was looking for feedback on how well they worked! I know I didn't really say that but do they work well? What about the wire.. does it get pulled on as you move your head around for canyon carving? Actually I would use them for commuter days most likely but your feedback is appreciated.


Tried foam-- too much blocking out of sound
Dubs-- doesn't work well with helmet but good for general use
Ear Peace-- Had to experiment with placement before I found the sweet spot where it wouldn't move but it worked really well until I lost them!
Etymotic-- should get them any day now in the mail. Seems to have a few different size fittings and a foam one as well. Looks promising.

Bose does make noise cancelling ones but they are not going to do well with helmets.. similar to dubs in size/shape I think
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Was looking for feedback on how well they worked! I know I didn't really say that but do they work well? What about the wire.. does it get pulled on as you move your head around for canyon carving? Actually I would use them for commuter days most likely but your feedback is appreciated.


Tried foam-- too much blocking out of sound
Dubs-- doesn't work well with helmet but good for general use
Ear Peace-- Had to experiment with placement before I found the sweet spot where it wouldn't move but it worked really well until I lost them!
Etymotic-- should get them any day now in the mail. Seems to have a few different size fittings and a foam one as well. Looks promising.

Bose does make noise cancelling ones but they are not going to do well with helmets.. similar to dubs in size/shape I think


I have worn Bose sound cancelling ear buds for about 4 years - expensive but still going strong - they have two levels of noise cancelling and you can use with or without music


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Which ones exactly? Any bud that extends beyond my tragus will make contact with helmet especially when taking headphones on or off. I wear helmets snug(race fit). But if bose makes something flush I'd like to try them out if wireless.


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I have worn Bose sound cancelling ear buds for about 4 years - expensive but still going strong - they have two levels of noise cancelling and you can use with or without music


I have a Schuberth SR2 (which replaced a SR1)
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Which ones exactly? Any bud that extends beyond my tragus will make contact with helmet especially when taking headphones on or off. I wear helmets snug(race fit). But if bose makes something flush I'd like to try them out if wireless.
Ok, I'll bite...what is "race fit"? How is it different from "street fit"? That is the implication here, right?

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You'll hear the term race fit for track suits and helmets. The owner of sportbiketrackgear often uses the term. Essentially a tight fit with no room. In suits it means you are uncomfortable when standing upright but when in tucked position it allows the needed movement. In helmets what it means to me is that its hard to put on due to narrow opening and once on you can not put a finger anywhere between your helmet and your head. You won't be comfortable for all day wearing but the wind at high speed won't move the helmet on your head(push helmet so it makes contact with your chin, mouth or nose). No room for eyewear either. So there is no room for an ear bud the protrudes from the ear at all.

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Which ones exactly? Any bud that extends beyond my tragus will make contact with helmet especially when taking headphones on or off. I wear helmets snug(race fit). But if bose makes something flush I'd like to try them out if wireless.


I have the wired QC20 with sport ear buds - they’re quite soft and mailable - we have a Bose outlet near us and can normally get 20% off list

Not tried the wireless ones they have a ‘headband’ types thing so not sure if would work with a helmet

They need to put the battery pack somewhere I guess


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I just picked up my new Shoei GT Air whis the SENA 10u. As soon the weather is better I will have a big test drive. I‘ve done one whis this helmet before purchase and it was really quiet. Can‘t wait until the weather will change. The winter will not go 😞

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I had my test drive and for me the Shoei GT-Air is one off the quiet helmets I ever had...!!
very pleased with the investment

I'm not sure where to put the Handlebar Remote.. ?
on the handlebar itself is not enough space.. otherwise I will have a problem with my hand.

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I had my test drive and for me the Shoei GT-Air is one off the quiet helmets I ever had...!!
very pleased with the investment

I'm not sure where to put the Handlebar Remote.. ?
on the handlebar itself is not enough space.. otherwise I will have a problem with my hand.
While I use the Sena 10U headset in my Shoei GT-Air, I have no use of the handlebar remote : instead, I use the magic button from the TV (Phone paired with the TV dashboard as phone, GPS paired as GPS device with the TV Dashboard, 10U paired as Headset device - I can command music, pass or respond a call from the handlebar itself without the Sena remote). In addition, the 10U voice activation may complete the loop for the communication with others, but never tried this...

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