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Ear emergency!

24 Aug 2016 02:44

Does anybody know what brand of tape is being used to secure headset \ earpiece in bike racing?. I have been wearing earbuds( sports type guaranteed not to fall out! right) and I would like to see if some tape will solve my problem, same issue with motorcycle helmet. They stay in for a little while but when my and Mellon sized skull get sweating they tend to fall out.
Maybe I will get an ear hair removal treatment as a bonus
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24 Aug 2016 03:44

Riding with earbuds / earphones is bloody dangerous!

If you must....and want to avoid looking like a tool with tape over your ears......upgrade your "Buds" to a proper set of IEM's (In Ear Monitors) that fit into the actual ear canal rather than rest on the outer.....plus, the sound quality will be superior in every way :)
Here is a good start - http://www.earphonesolutions.com/motorcycle-riders.html

There are plenty of options at various price points from many retailers.

I am an amateur Audiophile so PM me if you want any other help with IEM's
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24 Aug 2016 04:42

JackRabbitSlims wrote:Riding with earbuds / earphones is bloody dangerous!

If you must....and want to avoid looking like a tool with tape over your ears......upgrade your "Buds" to a proper set of IEM's (In Ear Monitors) that fit into the actual ear canal rather than rest on the outer.....plus, the sound quality will be superior in every way :)
Here is a good start - http://www.earphonesolutions.com/motorcycle-riders.html

There are plenty of options at various price points from many retailers.

I am an amateur Audiophile so PM me if you want any other help with IEM's


I wouldn't recommend in ears. Those are more sound cancelling which is even more dangerous.
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24 Aug 2016 05:53

Jspear wrote:
JackRabbitSlims wrote:Riding with earbuds / earphones is bloody dangerous!

If you must....and want to avoid looking like a tool with tape over your ears......upgrade your "Buds" to a proper set of IEM's (In Ear Monitors) that fit into the actual ear canal rather than rest on the outer.....plus, the sound quality will be superior in every way :)
Here is a good start - http://www.earphonesolutions.com/motorcycle-riders.html

There are plenty of options at various price points from many retailers.

I am an amateur Audiophile so PM me if you want any other help with IEM's


I wouldn't recommend in ears. Those are more sound cancelling which is even more dangerous.


Taping over Earbuds or In Ear Monitors......6 of one half a dozen the other.

Pick yah poison ;)
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24 Aug 2016 10:04

I don't ride a bike or motorbike with anything in my ears. I want to hear what is going on around me. I dont get why people put themselves at such risk.
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Re: Ear emergency!

24 Aug 2016 11:35

fatandfast wrote:Does anybody know what brand of tape is being used to secure headset \ earpiece in bike racing?. I have been wearing earbuds( sports type guaranteed not to fall out! right) and I would like to see if some tape will solve my problem, same issue with motorcycle helmet. They stay in for a little while but when my and Mellon sized skull get sweating they tend to fall out.
Maybe I will get an ear hair removal treatment as a bonus


A suggestion..use only one..being deaf while riding is dangerous, IMHO. BUT surgical tape..
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Re: Ear emergency!

24 Aug 2016 14:24

I use bluetooth wraparounds, specifically, Moto S305s. They are fairly cheap and tried enough the first ones I bought came in a MotoRockr-branded (the iTunes phone) case. They do a great job of keeping wind noise out and all other external sound flowing in. I actually turn the off but leave them on as ear muffs on cold descents. Monitors I would heavily recommend against.

After trying all types of silicone supports, I used surgical tape on my earbuds for a few days while I replaced my earlier pair of Motos (after 6 years of use in all types of weather). Only way I could get them to stay on. Have also read good things about Aftershocks, I'm going to try those out at some point.
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Re: Ear emergency!

25 Aug 2016 19:54

I used a monural ear bud in my right ear so I could hear the traffic on my left. I would not advise stereo.
or you could duct tape a boombox to your handlebars :)
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30 Aug 2016 01:22

Medical tape. The difference between any bud that plugs your ear canal and one that does not is the possible ability to hear things around you too.
I do like to listen to music when I ride alone. Simple open ear buds with the volume set low. I want to hear outside my head. I am not looking for fidelity or to zone out. Look at motorcycle forums and ear plugs are recommended while music is discouraged.
VOLUME Set it low. Use a headphone that lets you hear through it.
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06 Nov 2016 16:24

Riding with earbuds is illegal in some jurisdictions. Be sure to check the laws in your area before making yourself deaf and playing in traffic.
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