You might get some really good information from www.webbikeworld.com
Scroll down and find in ear speakers or speaker reviews, they have a good bit of information.
Don't laugh, but the best earphones I have found, especially for the money, I purchased at Walmart. They are made by Koss, model # KEB20DVD and run about $25.00. They have very good base and claim to cover 10 specturms or something like that. They have a volume control and have a 3.5 RCA jack and come with a little carrying case. While not really noise canceling, they call them noise isolating and they work fantastic. I just pop them on before putting they helmet on and plug them in the Zumo. Now I just gotta find a suitable microphone I can plug into the Zumo so I can talk back to someone who calls me on the phone.
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I have used them and very happy with their advise and products.
Great information on all products.
I use the Westone UM2, they sit flush to your ear and the cord wraps around your ear.
I agree I listen when I need. But these earphones block sound quite well.
This company hits most of the bike shows and ralleys. They actually are molded to fit your ear canal. Great fit, very comfortable and they reduce the ambient wind and associated riding noises, however you can still hear and you do not have to mount or glue them into your helmet. Just put them in and slid you helmet on. You might want to check out thier web site. They have different models, they sold me the clear ones ( B1-C model I think )
Hope this helps.
Last edited by Plen; 02-27-2009 at 07:42 PM.
I had heard of the Big Ear speakers from someone at the local bike shop, so I looked them up at the ractrack.
They had sets you could listen to, and i am glad. Their 225 dollar plugs were far inferior sound wise to the Etomics. The next set were 400 dollars. iwas in a quandry, I wanted the in ear monitors for noise reduction and sound, but was not willing to pay that much.
Luckily Big ear was not the only company selling molded in ear monitors.
I ended up with a pair from Now Hear this. The were less money than the big ear set, and I could not tell the difference in sound from the Etomics, which was a big plus for me.
Now hear this doesn't have a web site, they can be reached at 305-477-2333.
Just my experience and $.02
I used these (see link below) from Aerostich for the 1st time today to listen to the female voice in the Garmin Quest 2 tell me how far to travel before the next turn. Even with 33dB foam earpplugs her voice was easily heard at 50mph in a Nolan helmet. Not high fidelity, but does what I need at very low cost. I don't listen to music while riding.