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Re: [St] Ear phones

One thing is for sure, you dont want the junky Bose
headset that just popped up on my browser.... Great,
now they have stuff that reads your mail and posts
adds of stuff you might like...

--- Ken <moonmojo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Probably lots of good choices out there. I would
> look at build quality as well. The Shure's are a
> pretty rugged set. Not your flimsy get tangled up
> ear buds that come with your Ipod. Built to last
> years, not months.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: ST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: 6/28/08 5:45 AM
> Subject: [St] Ear phones
> OK, YOU guys got me to chime in on this one.
> I use the Westone UM-2 headphones.  They can be
> found on the Earplug
> Superstore website for $300.  These are in-ear foamy
> type head phones that
> are every bit as good at sound isolation as most
> earplugs on the market.
> I typically use them when I am touring, as I find
> music a bit distracting
> when I am in the twistys.  I also find it a bit
> cumbersome to gear up when
> I get on and off the bike, so I save them for the
> longer rides.
> The sound quality of these is phenomenal as they are
> a dual driver, which
> means they actually fit two little dudes in those
> small spaces banging and
> playing away.  They are also lower profile than the
> Shures, which means
> they fit in the helmet much better.  I have pulled
> several 12 hour days on
> the machine with these in, and only experienced mild
> discomfort at the end
> of several days riding.  Sure, the price is a bit
> steep, but the sound
> quality is awesome, and they are the best solution
> that I have been able to
> find.
> These sound so good, that I actually gone and
> re-ripped my collection in
> lossless format, instead of compressed MP3 which
> drops a lot of midrange
> audio.
> I have yet to fit them with custom earmolds, but
> that is coming as soon as
> I get to spend a bit more time stateside.  The one
> complaint I have with
> them is that being foamy inserts (they also have the
> little rubber flanges
> too)they take a few seconds to insert.  Inevitably
> when on the airplane, as
> soon as I put them in someone taps me on the
> shoulder to ask me some silly
> question.  These being so good as earplugs, turning
> the music off doesn't
> work so I have to pull one out, make a disgruntled
> face and politely answer
> their silly question.
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