Headphones for motorcycle riding
June 23, 2010 10:58 AM Subscribe
When I ride my motorcycle long distances on the highway, I like to use sound isolating headphones to listen to quiet music and block the wind noise. I've tried several different headphones and nothing is quite right.
posted by bikergirl to Technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I had a pair of Etymotic ER6 in-ear canal for a long time and they were mostly great. My problems were that I have very short ear canals and they stuck out quite a bit, so putting the helmet on was usually a 2 or 3 try experience. Once they were in they were great...until I had to take the helmet off again.
When they died, I replaced them with a pair of Shure SE420-K canalphones, which I thought were great until I rode 800 miles last weekend and they physically hurt my ears after a couple days (and also didn't have even close to the sound isolation as the Etymotics)!
Is there any hope? Or am I just screwed and have to get expensive customs? Would customs even fit with enough inside the ear that they wouldn't stick out?