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Offline Squishman

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Re: sound for helmet
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 10:13:31 am »
I did notice this weekend whilst preparing and trying things out, that with the tunage playing, I am not bothered so much by the wind noise.
Todd
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Offline Outback_Jon

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Re: sound for helmet
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2011, 07:04:36 am »
The issue of Rider magazine that I got last week (July, I think) has a review of Bluetooth helmet headsets in it that you might find helpful.

At the moment, I use a really tiny set of noise-isolating earbuds that fit mostly in my ears.  My helmet doesn't interfere with them at all.  I have an MP3 player hooked either directly to them, or through my ham radio, and can hear them quite nicely.  Plus they block out a lot of the wind noise.
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Re: sound for helmet
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 11:55:39 am »
Does anyone know of any noise cancelling earbuds that reduce or eliminate wind noise?
Todd
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Offline Squishman

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Re: sound for helmet
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2011, 03:45:53 pm »
I just went to best buy and the noise cancelling ear buds are pretty beefy and wouldn't work well in a helmet.
Todd
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Offline Outback_Jon

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Re: sound for helmet
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2011, 04:18:42 pm »
These are "noise-isolating" as opposed to "noise-cancelling":  (assuming by "cancelling" you mean electronic noise cancellation)

http://wickedheadphones.com/collection/headphones/in-ear/wicked-little-buds

They fit nicely inside my helmet.  The bass isn't fantastic due to the small drivers, but they do work pretty well.  They come with three different tips to fit your ears.

I don't know if you'll be able to find effective electronic noise cancelling headphones for on a motorcycle.  Every set I've ever seen have the microphone that is used to pick up ambient noise on the cord.  For wind noise in a helmet, that mic would have to be on the earbuds themselves to be effective.  (Probably making them even bigger than the ones you saw at Best Buy)

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Re: sound for helmet
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2011, 04:29:02 pm »
Yeah, Jon. I knew you what you were referring to. And that cancelling earbuds are a different animal. Good thinking that the mic might not be effective in the helmet anyway. Thanks for the info.
I did pick up a pair of Yurbuds. They are supposed to be very comfortable. They are designed for runners to stay secure and comfortable.
Comfort is very important for me of course and these seal your ear better than anything I've ever seen. I got the Ironman model.
And the sound is good.
I'll report back after my trip next weekend.
Thanks for everyone's input.
Todd
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Re: sound for helmet
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2011, 08:26:39 pm »
The Yurbuds were great. They sound very good and felt pretty good most of the 915 mile ride. 
Todd
Eagan, MN
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