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post #31 of 37 Old 03-20-2017, 02:16 AM
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short trips around town - headphones

long trips (100km or more) - earplugs

Don't wanna fuk up my hearings when getting old
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post #32 of 37 Old 03-28-2017, 02:40 PM
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I ride with one earbud in the left ear and an ear plug in the right ear. The controls for the earbud on the left wire, so it hangs just below my helmet and allows me to turn up/down volume and pause/skip. I'm usually in the fast lane, so if anyone comes out of nowhere, it should be on my right and the earplug just dampens the noise instead of possibly blocking it with music.

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I have used a Sena 20S and custom molded earplugs (about -26db) for quite some time. I almost always listen to music with this setup when I'm riding.

Now with my new helmet, there is no space for the Sena speakers, so I use custom molded ear monitors (about -26db) plugged into the Sena.
I also use a Sena 20S, but with a pair of SoundMagic in-ear buds (I'd use custom in-ear monitors, but my ex-wife strangles my pockets enough!). The added perk to this setup is that the Sena also has an 'ambient mode'. One press, and you go from 'not too distracting music to break up a long journey' to perfect clarity of the sound around you.

I have extremely sensitive hearing (up to around 22 kHz when last tested), and find the in-ear buds work every bit as well - if not better - than typical disposable or cheap earplugs.
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I also use a Sena 20S, but with a pair of SoundMagic in-ear buds (I'd use custom in-ear monitors, but my ex-wife strangles my pockets enough!). The added perk to this setup is that the Sena also has an 'ambient mode'. One press, and you go from 'not too distracting music to break up a long journey' to perfect clarity of the sound around you.

I have extremely sensitive hearing (up to around 22 kHz when last tested), and find the in-ear buds work every bit as well - if not better - than typical disposable or cheap earplugs.
Which model are you SoundMagic's?

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Which model are you SoundMagic's?
SoundMagic E10s. Pretty cheap and very nicely balanced (IMO) sound. They definitely punch way above their weight in the sound/cost area. Get some decent ear tips (a couple of bucks), and you've got a bargain set of buds with great sound.
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post #36 of 37 Old 04-05-2017, 07:58 AM
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I use a Scala Packrider w/ earplugs. Allows me to listen to music, avoid headaches/ear pain, and I can still hear horns.
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