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Offline Pailton

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Moulded Ear Phones
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:09:24 AM »
Hi Folks

 Any recommendations for moulded earphones?

I currently have a Sena 20s with the speakers installed into my helmet which works really well but I have noticed as I get older the music needs to be a bit louder, Its not helped by removing the foam from the inside of my helmet so the speakers fit causing the wind noise to increase.

I have been on the Snugs website but I think £300 is out of my reach.

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 04:29:31 AM »
I use Etymotic in-ear earphones with my 20S.

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 07:46:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by Pailton [+]
I have been on the Snugs website but I think £300 is out of my reach.

I saw these at the NEC but not used them so cannot vouch for them http://www.mercuryhearing.com/products/music-ear-plugs


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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 09:40:52 AM »
Hi,

I had moulds done at the NEC by mercury and ordered a set of wired speaker custom plugs from them that connect to my helmet mounted headset via a connector cable I bought for a few quid.  I did this for exactly the same reason as you and I was so pleased with them I ordered another set of just custom earplugs from them.

The I believe they also do bluetooth ones.

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 09:53:12 AM »
Just for information, here is an intersting article on moulded earphones:
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/07/custom-fit-earphones-snugs-ue18-review/

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 01:14:51 PM »
Shure SE-215. One of the very few sets of headphones that have a rated-dB reduction.

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 04:31:18 PM »
https://www.ultimateear.com/
Always at the NEC show to get your moulds made
Of course I talk to myself.
Sometimes I need expert advice.

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 02:04:44 AM »
Wow thanks for the various suggestions I've been googling them to death
*Originally Posted by kenw [+]
I use Etymotic in-ear earphones with my 20S.

Kenw looking at these are exactly the same as the ear plugs I use (which fit me perfectly) but in the images they seam quite long and stick out quite a lot, do they not foul your helmet especially when putting on/ taking off?

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 06:34:31 AM »
Must confess, I use the older 6P earbuds, which are shorter than the current crop of Etymotic earphones.
I've resoldered the wires and plugs a few times on them.  The earbuds themselves keep on keeping on.

Reality is, any of these things are somewhat fragile, and the wires will eventually fray.  Which is why you don't really want to spend toward $1000 on them.
It helps if you can solder, and have some heatshrink on hand.

I did try moulded earplugs some years back, but they used transducers supplied by the audiologist.  Not very good quality -maybe Ok in hearing-aid situations.
The ear-mould was hard acrylic.  If I was going down that road again, I'd get soft ear-moulding.
Blast from the past:  http://waggies.net/gallery3/index.php/BikeStuff/Earphones

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Re: Moulded Ear Phones
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018, 11:29:53 AM »
Ultimate ear.
5 years old and still going strong.
Highly recommended.

 


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