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Old 10-07-08, 08:35 AM   #1
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Listen to your music, and still hear what's around you!



http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/09/2...kground-noise/
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I don't think the problem is not hearing things around you,I think the problem is zoning out and paying more attention to the music than your surroundings.
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I don't think the problem is not hearing things around you,I think the problem is zoning out and paying more attention to the music than your surroundings.
Then my best advice...step away from the bong.
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Looks like it's not to the market yet, just a design idea.
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I actually intentionally use a full plug "in ear" phone that blocks outside sound, but only in one ear. If I use a normal ear bud, or probably this thing, I have to crank the volume to almost painful levels to overcome the wind noise. With a closed plug, I can leave the volume much lower, and I just leave my left ear with nothing.
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i don't think the problem is not hearing things around you,i think the problem is zoning out and paying more attention to the music than your surroundings.
exactly!!!
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I actually intentionally use a full plug "in ear" phone that blocks outside sound, but only in one ear. If I use a normal ear bud, or probably this thing, I have to crank the volume to almost painful levels to overcome the wind noise. With a closed plug, I can leave the volume much lower, and I just leave my left ear with nothing.
Yeah, i was wondering how this design combats the wind noise issue.

And no, I don't believe you can actually buy these.... yet.
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I use isolating canalphones explicitly to block out what's around me. Wind in the outer ears is still a problem above 18mph, but I can't do much about that.
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What you listen to music while riding?!!!!! You shall be beaten to death with a cat o' nine tails fashioned from a frame pump 5 spent tubes cut in half and and the cogs from a nine speed cassette.
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Old 10-07-08, 11:03 AM   #10
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Bone conduction earbuds

The New York Times' David Pogue did a video a week or so back on this new range of headphones that don't actually cover your ears....
http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_stor...d88e2313ad29c8

As the video concludes, sound isn't the best on these things, and I'm not sure if wind noise is still a factor, but I think it's a cool development all the same.
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What you listen to music while riding?!!!!! You shall be beaten to death with a cat o' nine tails fashioned from a frame pump 5 spent tubes cut in half and and the cogs from a nine speed cassette.
Yeah, I've died 17 times already due to listening to music.

(Actually, I have never listened to music. Just NPR and audiobooks)
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I don't think the problem is not hearing things around you,I think the problem is zoning out and paying more attention to the music than your surroundings.
+1 you can zon out w/o music
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I've used these:
http://www.macfriends.com/theslip.aspx

They block the wind noise and let you hear what's around you. The music quality is degraded some because the buds are a bit out of the ear, but you can definitely hear what's going on around you.
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actually, I use headphones (not ear buds...). I put the headphones around my neck and turn the volume up... you can hear the music but still hear everything around you...
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+1 you can zon out w/o music
I zone out as much or more without music. No music to distract my attention means I find myself analyzing problems, etc a lot more than i do when I have tunes.

Safety nannies need to keep reaching, since the zone out part is BS just as the 'need to hear whats happening behind me" is BS.
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I just bought an arm strap and strap my iPhone to my arm and play music through the built in speakers. Works, fine, blocks no noise.
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bluetooth stereo headset are the best for riding a bike

you don't have to worry about the wires, and you can smooth out the annoying wind noise, when going at high speed.

yet still able to hear the rest of the world around you.

most time i'm so concentrated in biking, that i forget that i'm wearing a headset, and i barely hear the music

so i'm usually zoning in into the bike, and zoning out of the music.

that's why i just "listen" to music to avoid hearing the boring whistle of the wind in my ears when chasing after cars, or whatever.... yeah i'm a competitive type of biker.
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that's why i just "listen" to music to avoid hearing the boring whistle of the wind in my ears when chasing after cars, or whatever.... yeah i'm a competitive type of biker.
I listen to the radio when I ride my motorcycle, but not on a bike (if I can help it). Sometimes I catch the news on NPR when I am riding home from work, but only if I haven't had a chance to listen during the day. I actually LIKE the sound of the wind and the birds. The best, though, is kids' laughter. It makes me pedal faster to get home MY children.
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I don't think the problem is not hearing things around you,I think the problem is zoning out and paying more attention to the music than your surroundings.

I'm a talk show listener, and I think they require the least amount of mental focus, when compared to music or audiobooks, but provide great amusement during the ride.

I am always searching for a product made in the 1980's called Bonephones which was a radio receiver with two speakers that draped from your neck onto your chest and sound was nicely transmitted through your chest wall.
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That's a pretty pointless, gimmick product. Open backed cans don't exist?
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Which ones are you using?

I'd do find the wires of the headphones annoying, but I only use the right headphone. What I'd really like is a bluetooth mono headset, but I haven't been able to find one. And I'd be worried about it falling off while riding.
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Which ones are you using?

I'd do find the wires of the headphones annoying, but I only use the right headphone. What I'd really like is a bluetooth mono headset, but I haven't been able to find one. And I'd be worried about it falling off while riding.
i use the Moto HT820
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and when i'm in Formal wear like suit on bike, i use Jabra BT8010
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Semi-circle, so I wonder how that's gonna stay on.

Anyway I use Sennheiser mx70, which is similar to those iSounds, minus the bluetooth. I got no problems hearing what's around me, and it's much better than the stock iPod headphones. I hook it up to my 4G Nano, crossfade playlist, and I'm off.

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