I recently bought some ‘comfort fit’ earplug-type headphones; much to my dismay, not only are they not comfortable, but they also fall out when I ride (let alone when I run)
No options to return, as once they have been in my ear, they have been biologically damaged or something - and unreturnable.
Looking for some opinions on what to buy instead. I dont want anything bulky, something that will fit under a helmet that I can run with
I just get cheapie earbuds with foam covers, mostly because they tend to get damaged anyway so I don’t want to get pricey ones, and because the ambient noise is so bad that high-end sound quality is a waste. And I find the foam covers help to keep them in while I’m riding.
I don’t bug dudes who don’t rock helmets, or ride brakeless in the city … their call … some cats swing like that (sometimes including me), but headphones whilst riding a bike is in my opinion really dumb.
Be really cool and blare a an old school ghetto blaster attached to the bike like the Peurto Rican cruisers on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. I’m gonna do that sheet here in Darlinghurst and blast Rick Astley at volume 11 one day … Just to impress the wogs and have them all sell their WRX’s so they can rock sick fixies - fully :mrgreen:
everybody knows deaf peep’s got mad keen senses like ninja’s
And even when listening to music in a car it doesn’t drown out all other sound like a pair of headphones do. If it does, then Habib my mate … give me a call because I need a good panel beater. Cash of course
Just for you I’m gonna bump the next idiot I see taking up the middle of a bike path and wearing phones. You ever tried passing one of those fuckers? I figure if their accidents waiting to happen I might as well speed up the process :evil:
If I feel like some music while I ride I just use the Senheiser buds and wrap them round the strap of my helmet so I can still hear them. Works a treat and if there’s a bit in a song you really want full noise for you just pop em in.
external headphones make too much ‘wind noise’ for me to ride
with the volume at a sensible level
while still able to hear the music
while still being able to ‘hear’ the road
so going without is half (in)convenience, half paranoia of not hearing ‘the one that gets me’
It’s not against the law. Yet.
My hideously deformed head doesn’t hold buds in without having to gaffer them down :oops:
ps. this behemoth was at the austrade show earlier this year … tune it to magic 693 and s-l-o-w-l-y roll through gridlock :evil: … You’d be the coolest fool at school with it strapped to your flight deck.
$250USD (2G, $199 for the 1G) for the cyclist who has everything. I like the basket bracket quick release. And the fact that it’s so huge it needs two mounts. And has headlights.
Deaf people tend to have fairly shit balance, hearing impaired less so, depends when they lost it I guess.
This could work - strap it to the back of your bag maybe? About $120 I think from Retravision
I have these Sennheisers which are great as they mould and clip around the back of your ears
There are some cool speakers in the MASHSF store.
2GB MP3 Loudspeaker. water proof , rechargable, shock proof, full metal enclosure,rubberized controls, 9 hour + run time and a little speaker that is REALLY LOUD and clear. Includes a bar mount, or just put it in your pocket. Safer then headphones any day.