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iPOD headphones replacement...?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Falp, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. Falp

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    Hi!

    I love my iPOD shuffle mainly for motorbike music listening, and now everywhere like in the beach :thumbsup:

    I have a problem, even if the iPOD headphones are very good (much better then I tough), my Shoei helmet don´t like them very much... :cool:
    I may need a rounder shape pair of headphones. :rolleyes:

    I borrowed my cousin's Sony NW-E75 mp3 player headphones, slighty rounder and better shaped, but sound awfulll... :thumbsdow

    Opinions: keep the iPOD headphones or buy a set of Sennheiser MX series headphones like the MX 450 for instance... are they good or better than the iPOD ones?
    Opinions :confused:

    Thanx :smashin:
     
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    The sennheiser are good but please stay away from me if you are on a motorbike while listening to music sounds a bit dangerous! :eek:
     
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    Why :confused: You don't listen to music while driving your car? :D

    I do :thumbsup:

    And iPOD headphones vs Sennheiser MX series (450?)... better :confused:
     
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    The Sennheisers sound clearer, but depending on fit, you may experience noticeably less bass.
     
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    That's the problem during riding...
     
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    I suspect you'll understand when they're peeling you off the front of a fire engine.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking also. If you were listening to an i-pod with earphones while driving it would be equally as dangerous.
     
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    At first I was afraid too... ;)

    In the way cars are built nowadays, you can listen to more things in the motorbike with headphones than in the car without music... ;)

    Of course it all depends on the volume... :cool:

    That lack of bass is putting me off... the fit inside the helmet is the real problem and the lack of bass... awfull with the Sony I'm using now...
     
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    firstly....I don't advocate using headphones while driving anything....how about canal 'phones?
     
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    What's that :confused:
     
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    Something like these, these, or these.
    I use something "more" again in the car (diesel 206 - feckin' noisy cvnt above 1800 rpm and 30 mph!!) and it's brilliant being able to drown out the background noise.
    I still check my mirrors as often as when not wearing them - so lack of due care and attention is not something I've ever been short on, nor plan on in the future, for those who may consider this type of driving to be any more dangerous than with 3 kids mucking about or an in-car stereo booming and tizzing at 120 dB in a Nova!!
     
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    Those wouldn't fit between the ears and the helmet!

    Anyway, yesterday I got my apple headphones back! WOW...! :) Compared to the Sony ones... :mad:
     
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    I've decided to keep the iPOD stock Headphones for the moment...

    They're sounding very nice. :)

    Sennheiser would be nice and cheap but maybe not worth it... Eyemotic and Shure models are more expensive than the iPOD... :mad:
     
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    Yes, but at some point, I bet you'll go for a full blown iPod. The earphones will more than fit between ear and helmet lining, seeing as they are in the ear more than the generic earbud type.
     
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    Full blown how? :confused:
     
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    Erm....the proper iPod, and not the Shuffle!
     
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    :D
    For me the proper iPOD is the Shuffle...

    In HD models i like the Mini, but don't need one... :cool:
     
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    To each their own then, I guess! Still, can't fault you choce of TV! :smashin:
     
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    I cant believe that you ride a motorbike whilst listening to headphones. Hope your organ donor card is filled in.
     
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    Hope you don't do it driving a car too... ;)
     
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    No i certainly don't. Even if I did which would be very iresponsible at least I would have a metal cage around me. I am a surgeon at one time was involved in retrieving kidneys for and carrying out transplants. Most donors were involved in RTA's (road traffic accidents) and a high porportion were young motorcyclists. This would make that risk even higher.
     
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    Remember that a motorbike never isolates you from the surround noise like a car do... I was afraid too, but no problem and I never listen loud at least in traffic...

    I'm 33 and this is my first motorbike, even if I have the licence for 11 years, it's another way of thinking, and with a Trail Bike and I never go much more than the Speed limit (believe it or not)... ;)

    A friend of mine is working in the Intensive Care Unit nursering and rides to work everyday 40km by motorbike and the same back... like he says (and I agree), even if the traffic laws says the contrary, the cars allways have priority... :cool:
     
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    Not getting into the debate about riding with phones or not but if you are looking at using Ety Er6 it may be worth a look at Shure E2c's, slightly cheaper than Er6's and imo as good as, I use them with my Arai and find them very comfy one you get used to the concept of canal phones

    Mike
     
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    I'm using a Shoei. I'm not to biased to Canal phones even if reviews are very good...

    The iPOD ones are working better now! And they sound great in normal use.
     
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