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Headphones that stay in place while riding?

Old 07-23-10, 01:13 PM
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Headphones that stay in place while riding?

I'm looking for a good pair of headphone to use while riding. I've been using my Shure earbuds, but they seal off exterior sound completely. I'm looking for something that will stay in place as well as canal phones, but will also let outside noise in. Any suggestions?

P.s. no lectures please.
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Old 07-23-10, 01:24 PM
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I'd go online to deathphones.com.

Theirs are guaranteed to stay on even when that truck you didn't hear rear-ends you.
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Old 07-23-10, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
P.s. no lectures please.
Ain't gonna happen, bro. This is BF.
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Old 07-23-10, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
I'd go online to deathphones.com.

Theirs are guaranteed to stay on even when that truck you didn't hear rear-ends you
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Quit being a fu*king dumbass. Does this mean every time you hear a vehicle coming up behind you, you change your line?
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Old 07-23-10, 01:43 PM
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I have switched to these:
https://www.headphone.com/headphones/...oss-ksc-75.php

They stay on, are uber-comfy (cant tell they are there when the music is off) and let in a bit of ambient noise as well. Plus, they sound surprisingly good for inexpensive headphones.
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You know that when you listen to music, you're dead. I mean, I've been doing it for 20 years, both ears, but my time is coming for blotting out the second sense. One of these years.

The only consolation is I use a Dinotte 400R, so my family can file a lawsuit and the driver can't possibly contend "I didn't see him," unless he (she) had a blood alc level of .3+, was suffering a seizure or stroke or heart attack, had 20/400 vision and decided to drive w/o glasses, dropped a cig into his crotch and was trying to retrieve it...

Cheap Sony stick-in-your-canals don't go too deep, you can hear cars, I'm not sure what that's going to do for you if somebody is intent on running you down...
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Originally Posted by paste_me View Post
Quit being a fu*king dumbass. Does this mean every time you hear a vehicle coming up behind you, you change your line?
+1
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Old 07-23-10, 01:59 PM
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I like the nike flight headphones which are behind the neck headphones.. Sit just on inside of ear canal but enough space so you can hear traffic..
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Somebody left this at Home Depot last year,
they're better than my Koss so this is what I use all the time now.
And yes, I'm wearing white & pink headphones :

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX33L...p_ob_e_title_2

You can tell all the preachers to watch this video instead of lecturing you ,


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Or you could make this a lot easier and buy some good earbuds and stick one of them in your right ear. Lots of music and your left ear for traffic.
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
Somebody left this at Home Depot last year,
they're better than my Koss so this is what I use all the time now.
And yes, I'm wearing white & pink headphones :

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX33L...p_ob_e_title_2

You can tell all the preachers to watch this video instead of lecturing you ,


Most excellent.
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Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
I'd go online to deathphones.com.

Theirs are guaranteed to stay on even when that truck you didn't hear rear-ends you.
Unlike some others, my sense of humor allows me to think that this was funny. Thank you for posting.
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
I'm looking for a good pair of headphone to use while riding. I've been using my Shure earbuds, but they seal off exterior sound completely. I'm looking for something that will stay in place as well as canal phones, but will also let outside noise in. Any suggestions?

P.s. no lectures please.
I use this..... https://www.scansound.com/right-bud-deluxe.htm sounds great and leaves left ear open to hear traffic
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I am using the Klipsch Image S2. The bud holds very right and is comfortable with awesome sound

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Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
I'd go online to deathphones.com.

Theirs are guaranteed to stay on even when that truck you didn't hear rear-ends you.
Fail. Why don't you go play with your handguns that you are so proud of. Safety off please.
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I use V-Moda Vibe (duo for iPhone mic). They stay in, don't cut off too much external noise.
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these are good at staying in, the top part hooks into your upper ear, essentially wedging them in. sennheiser headphones are pretty good sound quality too

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Seinheissers sport series, I have the wrap around style I use for running. Water/sweat resistant, 2 yr warranty, stay in and sound great. Been using them for a couple of years. I kept struggling to find headphones that stayed in while running, and when I finally did, would kill them on 2-3 hr marathon training runs.

I wouldn't dare use them on the bike... but to each their own.
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Seinheissers sport series, I have the wrap around style I use for running. Water/sweat resistant, 2 yr warranty, stay in and sound great. Been using them for a couple of years. I kept struggling to find headphones that stayed in while running, and when I finally did, would kill them on 2-3 hr marathon training runs.

I wouldn't dare use them on the bike... but to each their own.
Do you run on the road?
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Do you run on the road?
I would guess that, if so, it is against traffic.
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I use a cheap pair of Sony Headphones.

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I would guess that, if so, it is against traffic.
There was a runner killed here last year.
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Or just let the buds dangle. sounds really tinny but you'll hear more. GL
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Originally Posted by cotatrials View Post
I use this..... https://www.scansound.com/right-bud-deluxe.htm sounds great and leaves left ear open to hear traffic
+1.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
these are good at staying in, the top part hooks into your upper ear, essentially wedging them in. sennheiser headphones are pretty good sound quality too

+1 on these. I run as well as bike in them. They stay put. A bit uncomfortable at first, but you quickly get used to them. Additionally, they're pretty darned sweat-proof. I've shorted out 6 sets of the iPod/iPhone buds before I bought these.
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