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Topic # 190813 13-Jan-2016 13:23
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Anyone got a good recommendation for headphones around the $100 mark which can be worn with a bike helmet and will stay put?

Anything that goes in the ear (even just the outside bit) is a no-no as my ears get sore very easily.

Must allow ambient sound, should be rain/sweat proof.

Open to bluetooth or traditional, don't need a microphone (but that'd be a plus)

There's options on Aliexpress et al but it seems like all the mainstream manufacturers are going with in ear

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  Reply # 1471630 15-Jan-2016 09:38
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I once had some Philips ones that were good, but you are right its all going in-ear.

Can you tolerate ear buds, as there are a few options still available?



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  Reply # 1471654 15-Jan-2016 09:59
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Unfortunately even earbuds I have always found very uncomfortable.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1472267 15-Jan-2016 21:58
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Well theres the Aftershoks Bluez ... but thats well over your budget
(Nice headphones though)

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  Reply # 1472272 15-Jan-2016 22:16
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If you get in ear monitor types, they will fit a lot better than the cheap apple type earbuds. They will come with a variety of ends and some are isolating, some let sound thru typically.




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  Reply # 1472348 16-Jan-2016 01:17
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sudo: Well theres the Aftershoks Bluez ... but thats well over your budget
(Nice headphones though)


Only $150 locally ... might be an option, thanks

richms: If you get in ear monitor types, they will fit a lot better than the cheap apple type earbuds. They will come with a variety of ends and some are isolating, some let sound thru typically.


Have tried several types of IEM, short of custom ($$$) and all have caused me pain within a short time.



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  Reply # 1476210 21-Jan-2016 15:34
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Ended up ordering these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BH3I9U?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

 

and then realised I should have used the affiliate link .. sorry freitasm :P




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  Reply # 1498197 23-Feb-2016 23:19
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In case anyone is following along, the motorola s305 headphones are doing the job great so far - they weigh practically nothing, barely interfere with airflow, and fit comfortably with sunglasses and helmet.  You can completely hear what's going on around you and at the same time others cannot hear much of your music.  Phone calls (and voice commands) work well too, nobody seems to have had trouble hearing me at all and they are crystal clear.  Honestly I can't think of how these could be better for what I wanted them for.  I've found myself using them at my desk too, or for long phone calls where I need my hands free.


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  Reply # 1498234 24-Feb-2016 06:49
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I agree Dan. That form factor is great for running / cycling etc. I can hear what is going on around me and they stay put on my head. I am amazed there are not more of those on the market. 

 

I use a pair of AX-610's from Aliexpress. 

 

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  Reply # 1498358 24-Feb-2016 10:38
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It seems like there used to be and most of them have gone to in ear :/ which sucks if you have sensitive or unusually shaped ears


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