Just curious....alot of people have alot more toys and hobbies than just MV's...
are you talking about FOR the bikeoicdn said:Just curious....alot of people have alot more toys and hobbies than just MV's...
fazer6 said:Not really, but I did pick up a sweet pair of Shure noise isolation (not cancelling) headphones for riding, and man are they nice!
It's like wearing earplugs, and i run my ipod at a lower volume with these than any other way, and i don't have to adjust the volume for speed, etc, it comes through crystal clear all the time.
that is what scares me...fazer6 said:but I suspect that listening to music while riding is not as good for your ears as wearing proper ear plugs.
I also have shure's but I do the same as you Greg. Helmet speakers with filtered plugs from a friend in Germany. You can hear just enough music but still discern everything around you. I use it mostly for portages from twisty to twisty or long trips but it works well for commutes.spalding12 said:IN-HELMET speakers...
that way, i can STILL wear my 32db ear plugs and hear the music
i'm glad to hear that, James... and appreciate your input.JamesC said:I also have shure's but I do the same as you Greg. Helmet speakers with filtered plugs from a friend in Germany. You can hear just enough music but still discern everything around you. I use it mostly for portages from twisty to twisty or long trips but it works well for commutes.
this is exactly how i'll be doing it with my autocom system on the BMW...Gladio said:If I'm understanding correctly, that's what I used to do. I had Chatterbox wafer speakers in my helmet and then listened to them while also wearing ear plugs.
I'm not sure I understand why that is safer. You need the volume louder of course to overcome the ear plugs. Feel free to edumacate me.
Yeah...I'm talking portable rig. I would go electro static, but that's WAAAAYYYY overkill for portable music. There's a difference between pocketable and portable...I'll lug around a little more for awesome SQ...acruhl said:I hope all this stuff is not for screwing around with portable devices... You're talking audiophile quality home system components right? Using the line out into some nice headphone amp?
Ever consider electrostatics? They are double what your high end budget is, but there's really no replacement for them... And they normally come with their own cool amp.
I used to get magazines about doing home audio projects and there was usually a vacuum tube kit in it, from preamps, phono amps, headphone amps to power amps. I've only ever built guitar amps because being precise about stuff doesn't really matter as much, which is something I prefer (I'm building an instrument, not something that's supposed to be "accurate"). But I've been wanting to do a hi-fi project.
Moral of the story is, even buying really high end components, you can build a nice vacuum tube amp for probably $400 or $500 or so. Or if you scrimp, even less. There's not a hell of a lot to them. I haven't looked at solid state headphone amps, but it seems like $200 is pissing in the wind more than anything... You might need to spend more than that to get a good one? I'd listen closely to the difference between that amp and the built in headphone output on some nice higher end piece of equipment (given that it can drive the headphones you are using) and make sure you're getting your money's worth.
(I have been out of the audiophile game for a while now, all I do is listen to an ipod these days. So I could be totally wrong here.)
you shouldn't be surprised about thatoicdn said:surprised there are others here who share both my music and motorcycling passion!!!!