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    Seņior Member ItsJustMe's Avatar
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    I don't use anything but CLOSED earbuds anymore, ONE of the in the right ear (in the US). If I use open ones, the wind noise causes me to crank the volume so high to hear it that it's up to the level where it's painfully loud and I can hear my surroundings LESS well than if I use a closed earbud and keep the volume down.

    I just use whatever's cheap. Right now I have a Koss that I bought off Woot, I think for $5 or something.
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    I have a pair of these LG headphones I got from the AT&T store.

    http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phone-acce...lg-HBS700-tone
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    I like them for a few reasons:

    - Easy 1-ear operation (magnet holds other earbud so it doesn't dangle or flop around)
    - Great battery life. Can use them on my 45 min (each way) commute for 5 days or so without having to recharge.
    - Buttons are easy to access. Play/pause, next/previous and volume are all separate buttons

    I was recently given a pair of these as well and I don't like them much.
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    The reasons I don't like them are:

    - Pretty bad battery life. Won't last 2 full days of commuting without dying
    - The buttons really suck. It only has 3 (power, + and - which perform double duty on long/short presses).
    - Hard to use in just one ear without the other earbud moving to a position where it pulls on the other earbud as I ride.
    - Turning them on/off is a pain. Takes a ridiculously long press and hold of the power button. The LG's have a simple switch.

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    If you want to listen to some audio source while riding I highly recommend the FreeWheelin system. It is sold by http://soundryderaudio.com/

    While not cheap it works with nearly any helmet you might need to wear for a variety of uses. It doesn't require excessive volume to hear while riding in traffic, and doesn't prevent hearing traffic noises if listening at reasonable volumes. Further, they aren't head phones so even if such are against the law in your area these wouldn't be covered by that law (likely but should verify). They can use either a 1/8" stereo audio jack source or a bluetooth source. If bluetooth linked with your phone they also function as a hands free handset.

    Quality is good and performance is great!

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    I have a pair of those LG bluetooth headsets as well. They're very nice for when I'm using my phone as an audio source, and as a bonus they work very well when I'm mowing the lawn - I can put hearing protectors on over them.
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    I had been using the cheapest ones I could find, because, I was going through about a pair a month. Probbably because of the fact that I carry my iPod in my shirt pocket, with the cable going through a hole in my shirt and coming up through the neck. Most earbuds have a straight plug.I accidentlly discovered a brand called Incase. They have a right angle plug and heavier guage wires then the average pair of earbuds. So far, I have been using the same set for about two months, which is a new record in my world.


    BTW, I only use one bud in my right ear.
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    Headphones for commuting

    I confess to my sins of riding with both earbuds in at all times, having my music jacked up while riding on streets with absolutely no shoulder while there is a crappy bike path on the other side of the road. Traffic for some reason does not phase me as long as I'm on the road. Going full speed on a bike path and cars pulling out at the intersection and not anticipating a cyclist on the path, that's where I have issues. So I stay on the road. Earbuds and all. Btw, they're the Samsung ones that came with a work cell phone I got...I like marshmallows too. Cheap and they work.

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    I always thought it was nutty to ride with headphones but here is whatI came up with.




    I got one of those new Bluetooth headsets with ADSP2 or whatever it's called that lets the audio from your cel phone show up on the headset. then I make a r-e-a-l-l-y long playlist and just let it run so I don't need t touch anything. I put the headset on my right ear so that pissy drivers won't look at my left ear when passing and say "hey he's on the phone"


    plus this way I know if someone s calling me. I can pull over and talk to them.
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    I've been enjoying these Sennheiser PMX 680 "Sports Headphones" for the last couple years. Comfortable and durable (so far), good sound, can still hear what's going on around me and only one wire to contend with.
    The headphones have a shorter lead that plugs into an extension with an inline volume control that I find quite convenient while riding.

    Like them so much I bought a second pair in case anything happened to the first.

    They have a couple of newer variations here:
    http://en-de.sennheiser.com/sport-ne...kouts-pmx-685i
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyozadude View Post
    Some folks can process dynamic images and sound and continue to keep that flow in their minds and they might even process in 3D or better (they understand momentum and position). Some can take only static snapshots with no sense of vectors of any objects. Some can only process what they see at the moment and they're too deaf from listening to loud music all their lives. Similarly, some folks can only process all I/O voice and visual through a limited cortex and serially, so they're slow. Others have co-processing in their brains that take in 100x more information and glean it for what's relevant and a very short time.

    So if you're able to do it, and not get distracted, more power to you. But know yourself and test yourself. If you're marginal on the reflex and peripheral sensory detection side of the population, then perhaps no headphones are recommended. But if you're the anger-management kind of person internally grumbling because the first 6 cars are taking 8 seconds to accelerate off the line at a red just turned green, two cars on the right have invalid license/registration, the car behind on the passenger sign is still signalling and left the blinkers on, and the car behind is tailgating and producing way too much smog so you don't want him to get ahead, plus he picks his nose really deep so you don't ever want to shake his hand, and you actually are processing this in a 100 millisecond glimpse, then yeah, probably you could use headphones which would make you more relaxed, unless they zone you out and make you sleepy.

    But know yourself first.
    This is exactly what I was thinking, but you put it in a very eloquent way, much better than I could have.

    I have tried both ways and seen no difference in safety. I commuted many years without it (no MP3 players) and now I enjoy the music. One thing, I keep volume enough down where I can still hear traffic. Double O

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    I like the sounds of the birds, etc on my rural commute. when I get into city limits, my hearing is just as important as my mirrors as to knowing if something is coming up behind me. Cant imagine holding back any sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaveAndHaveNots View Post
    Do you hate it because the Bose is not good on the bike for phone calls? Is the microphone not working at high speeds? Thanks?
    People get too much wind noise, especially since my commute is next to the Bay for most of the way. Other times it's ok, but mostly just because I have to stop my audiobook or music to talk to people while I'm trying to bike....
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