[OntVFR] Earplugs vs GPS

Andrew Carlyle carlyle.andrew at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 09:56:47 EDT 2017


The new ones work okay for me but they aren't as good as the old ER4's. I
had a set of those and they were close to perfect but like yours they
crapped out.

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 10:49 AM, David Davidson <did at rogers.com> wrote:

> To those Ety users - I had a pair of ER4's that crapped out on me.  They
> were the smallest ones and provided the best clearance between the sides of
> your helmet and your ears.  They don't make them anymore.  When researching
> a new pair it looked as though the new models were longer and I was
> concerned they would get in the way when I put my helmet on.
> Are they small enough to not have this issue?
>
> ---David
>
> On Aug 14, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Randle Taylor <randle.taylor at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> I use Etymotic's too (I use the large 3 flange tip), either with music or
> just as hearing protection since they provide a good amount of isolation
> and I find them more comfortable than traditional foamies.   I don't care
> whether it's illegal or not...protecting what little hearing I have left is
> more important to me than the small chance of getting a fine!
>
> On 14 August 2017 at 09:03, Joshua Hamilton <joshua.hamilton at rogers.com>
> wrote:
>
>> There is nothing in the Ontario Highway Traffic Act that says earbuds are
>> illegal. It is not recommended but you cannot be charged for wearing
>> earbuds or earplugs. The issue is whether or not you hear the sirens of an
>> emergency vehicle and pull over. Failure to pull to the right for an
>> emergency vehicle is $490 and 3 points.
>>
>> Joshua
>>
>> On Aug 14, 2017, at 08:06, northernvfrdave <northernvfrdave at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Remeber wearing earbuds well driving is illegal in Ontario ;)
>>
>> Saying that, I've got a set of Big Ear custom plugs, which allows me to
>> hear the helmet speakers from my Cardo G4 perfectly at hwy speeds.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada's largest network.
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: David Davidson <did at rogers.com>
>> Date: 2017-08-14 7:35 AM (GMT-05:00)
>> To: "The Ontario VFR Club mailing list." <ontvfr at vfr.on.ca>
>> Subject: Re: [OntVFR] Earplugs vs GPS
>>
>> +1 for Etymotic earbuds
>>
>> ---David
>>
>> On Aug 14, 2017, at 7:27 AM, Andrew Carlyle <carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> What I do is use Etymotic headphones. They are expensive but they work
>> very well.  The ones I use are in this link:
>>
>> https://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones/hf5.html
>>
>> They block sound like a good set of earplugs and have great sound. They
>> offer different options for tips including ones that look sponge earplugs.
>> You need to experiment with the various tips to see which one works for
>> you. In your case Derrick I know you have a Sena 20s (like me) so you can
>> plug headphones into it instead of using the built in speakers. If all you
>> are listening to is the GPS instructions then the headphones are overkill.
>> But if you listen to music the improvement in quality is dramatic.  For me
>> the Sena and the headphones together are awesome. Great sound when you want
>> it but ambient noise is significantly reduced.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 6:14 PM, Derrick Csongradi <
>> derrick.csongradi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> That makes sense when you are on the track running close to red line
>>> with an aftermarket exhaust or you prefer to ride in stealth mode. For me I
>>> would like to keep the noise below 85 decibels to prevent hearing loss
>>> while still able to hear a conversation. The No Noise Motorsport ear plugs
>>> let me do this. With their added technology I am now able to do listen to
>>> my Bluetooth headset. I work construction and I am 59 yrs of age with mild
>>> hearing loss. At work I have been using the 3M classic expanding ear plugs.
>>> These plugs worked fine on the bike until I got my Bluetooth headset and
>>> required a different solution.
>>>
>>> On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 4:26 PM devin at thebarbers.net <
>>> devin at thebarbers.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I like DB Blockers.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Custom mold, fitted.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> They keep your mold on file for 5 years, in case you lose or break or
>>>> want a different pair.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have a set for the race track, a set for street riding, a set for
>>>> sleeping...etc.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> They are expensive, but i think worth it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mobile
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ------ Original message------
>>>>
>>>> *From: *Derrick Csongradi
>>>>
>>>> *Date: *Sun, Aug 13, 2017 2:02 PM
>>>>
>>>> *To: *OntVFR at vfr.on.ca;
>>>>
>>>> *Subject:*[OntVFR] Earplugs vs GPS
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have been struggling to get good sound with my bluetooth headset and
>>>> GPS. The sound level and quality had been too weak. After some research I
>>>> found that certain earplugs can make a difference. Today I tried my No
>>>> Noise motorsport earplugs that have a hollow core stem pertuding out of
>>>> them that is suppose to filter out wind noise etc. Eureka problem solved
>>>> after over a year with fiddling with it. My scenario is as follows, mild
>>>> hearing loss, Sena 20S and Garmin 660 LM. Cost of earplugs about $50. One
>>>> minor complaint is that with my thick fingers I need tweezers to remove
>>>> them but apparently so do others.
>>>>
>>>> www.nonoise-earplugs.com
>>>>
>>>> Cheers Derrick
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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