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chickenchickendinner
Looking to get some ear phones or speakers but can't decide on what. Would like to listen to music and or answer phone calls. So far i have the $10 skulls ones and they suck because they fall off and have terrible sound. I'm so used to using headphones from V-MODA M100's that i can't find any ear phones with that kind of quality sound or come near it. Was looking at Senas m5 or something like that ($90) but read that phone calls was great but sound of music wasn't (mixed reviews from everyone)...any of you experience riders recommend a good set of ear phones with great music sound quality and pretty good bass?

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fz07fanboy
You're only going to be able to hear limited quality music while also being able to hear what's around you while riding and going at speeds. I'm cool with listening to music and all but you don't want to put yourself in danger drowning out the noise around you. It's illegal to wear headphones on motorcycles in California and to be honest i think bluetooth is easier and safer. Especially switching between music and answering calls. If you want to get a good cheap bluetooth system then try the Sena 3S. I have this system on one of my helmets and you can barely tell the helmet has bluetooth installed besides a very thin strip for the two buttons that control it. The batteries are built into the speakers.
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hobbs
I've worn my Klipsch I9's on occasion and really, the sound quality is meh on a bike. Mind you, these are $500, very nice ear buds. The bike just wrecks any fidelity you would otherwise have.
 
I recommend something loud and cheap, cause it's going to sound bad regardless.

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invisiblekawiguy
Ive tried Apple earbuds to the chatterbox and so far, I've been happiest with these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RMZSADK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
I don't think they'd do very well for phones calls, but fairly solid for music. They let in just enough sound but block out a good amount of air. For $20 bucks, they're worth a shot to see if they fit your needs

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sorkyah
I would also recommend the sena bluetooth system
i personally have the smh10r
everything is as thin as it possibly can be... battery is mounted on the rear of the helmet and replaceable... built in mic for full face helmet and boom mic for modulars
wiring is thin as hell and easily fits between padding and helmet w/o noticing it

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Shure SE 215. They are actually sound cancelling none of this rubber junk you see on your run of the mill $25.00 ear buds but actually a foam that is similar to what ear plugs are made out of. With the sound cancelling you can have your music low to save your ear drums which is good! You can also here traffic if you turn your music down which is good! Best of all you can use these in any loud environment which is goooood! I use mine at work, plane rides and if I'm driving with my girlfriend if she has her terrible music on. They cost about 125.00 Canadian from amazon. They also have different models which go up to 700.00 or something ridiculous like that. Are they comfortable you ask? You bet your sweet bippy they are! Do they stay in your ear securely while performing strenuous activities? Hell ya! Sound quality any good? Most definitely! The sound quality is great and i have had some fairly well known headphones to compare to. Bose, Allen & Heath, Seinheiser, Audio Technica and the list goes on. Anyways.... that's just my humble right opinion I layed out in front of you hope you make the right decision.

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Shure SE 215. They are actually sound cancelling none of this rubber junk you see on your run of the mill $25.00 ear buds but actually a foam that is similar to what ear plugs are made out of. With the sound cancelling you can have your music low to save your ear drums which is good! You can also here traffic if you turn your music down which is good! Best of all you can use these in any loud environment which is goooood! I use mine at work, plane rides and if I'm driving with my girlfriend if she has her terrible music on. They cost about 125.00 Canadian from amazon. They also have different models which go up to 700.00 or something ridiculous like that. Are they comfortable you ask? You bet your sweet bippy they are! Do they stay in your ear securely while performing strenuous activities? Hell ya! Sound quality any good? Most definitely! The sound quality is great and i have had some fairly well known headphones to compare to. Bose, Allen & Heath, Seinheiser, Audio Technica and the list goes on. Anyways.... that's just my humble right opinion I layed out in front of you hope you make the right decision.
I've tried different pairs of shure SE and didn't like them one bit. I thought the $10 skulls were better than the $250 SE 315 or whatever higher model it was. Just my opinion...not trying to bash on your comment btw...maybe I got a faulty set?  
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jake
X 2 for the skull Candy, the jib for 10 bucks because no matter what you spend they break so 10 bucks doesn't hurt when they go. I bought some bose for over 100 and they are no good for riding.

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Shure SE 215. They are actually sound cancelling none of this rubber junk you see on your run of the mill $25.00 ear buds but actually a foam that is similar to what ear plugs are made out of. With the sound cancelling you can have your music low to save your ear drums which is good! You can also here traffic if you turn your music down which is good! Best of all you can use these in any loud environment which is goooood! I use mine at work, plane rides and if I'm driving with my girlfriend if she has her terrible music on. They cost about 125.00 Canadian from amazon. They also have different models which go up to 700.00 or something ridiculous like that. Are they comfortable you ask? You bet your sweet bippy they are! Do they stay in your ear securely while performing strenuous activities? Hell ya! Sound quality any good? Most definitely! The sound quality is great and i have had some fairly well known headphones to compare to. Bose, Allen & Heath, Seinheiser, Audio Technica and the list goes on. Anyways.... that's just my humble right opinion I layed out in front of you hope you make the right decision.
I've tried different pairs of shure SE and didn't like them one bit. I thought the $10 skulls were better than the $250 SE 315 or whatever higher model it was. Just my opinion...not trying to bash on your comment btw...maybe I got a faulty set?
 
 
Ya possibly. I have the SE 215 set and they sound pretty nice. I've always wanted to use the SE 315 ones to hear the difference but that is surprising they sound not great. I only listen to lossless quality files too which helps. I know that some cheaper headphones will sound better on .mp3 than an expensive set. Where did you listen to the SE 315? They don't demo in ear headphones any place that I live which sucks

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Beemer
The cake is a lie... 
 
... there is no good recommendation.
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phyciocc
I have used LG hbs-730 and HBS-800 bluetooth headsets. Make sure you use the biggest earbuds that come with the package (I do believe there are three sizes in it) and that fit in your ear canal. That way they stay in and the sound quality is better(they will not be audiophile quality by any stretch). They pair easily with my android phone and, as an additional bonus, you can ear GPS instructions if you so desire.
Amazon refurbished makes them fairly inexpensive, but sometimes they do not have the larger ear buds.
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Ya possibly. I have the SE 215 set and they sound pretty nice. I've always wanted to use the SE 315 ones to hear the difference but that is surprising they sound not great. I only listen to lossless quality files too which helps. I know that some cheaper headphones will sound better on .mp3 than an expensive set. Where did you listen to the SE 315? They don't demo in ear headphones any place that I live which sucks
No store had them in stock so i bought them from amazon....then i return them. Maybe i just got faulty one, everyone keeps saying how good they are but for now... i think I'm just gonna stick to my $10 skulls lol. 

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bmwpowere36m3
Plugfones (foamy)... My new jam! Was using MEe and Shure in-ears previously.

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You're only going to be able to hear limited quality music while also being able to hear what's around you while riding and going at speeds. I'm cool with listening to music and all but you don't want to put yourself in danger drowning out the noise around you. It's illegal to wear headphones on motorcycles in California and to be honest i think bluetooth is easier and safer. Especially switching between music and answering calls. If you want to get a good cheap bluetooth system then try the Sena 3S. I have this system on one of my helmets and you can barely tell the helmet has bluetooth installed besides a very thin strip for the two buttons that control it. The batteries are built into the speakers.
 
 
What is the difference between sena 3s and smh10? I'm about to but a dual pack of 10s.

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