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Offline cat10

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Which Bluetooth Earbugs ?
« on: November 08, 2019, 11:12:06 PM »
Hi guys, nearly there with my sat nav setup. Just need some Bluetooth Earbugs to pair with my sat nav.
I Don,t need an intercom setup just something to connect to sat nav to hear directions.
What do you guys recommend.....

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Re: Which Bluetooth Earbugs ?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 12:11:44 AM »
It is going to depend a lot on both your helmet shape and your tolerance to pain. Over the years I have tried many in ear ear buds from just about all the leading brands and none have been comfortable for more than an hour or so.
In helmet speakers are a god send imo.
Really you can only experiment yourself. What works for one person probably wont work for another and vice versa.

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Re: Which Bluetooth Earbugs ?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 08:45:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
In helmet speakers are a god send imo.

 :0461: I have the scala rider kit, I can hear the instructions at 80mph with earplugs fitted. Dunno if others are any better, had no reason to try any.
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Re: Which Bluetooth Earbugs ?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 09:25:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
:0461: I have the scala rider kit, I can hear the instructions at 80mph with earplugs fitted. Dunno if others are any better, had no reason to try any.

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Re: Which Bluetooth Earbugs ?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 10:15:41 AM »
Haven't tried any earbuds, but have had several in-helmet bluetooth systems. I'm rolling with a Sena SRL-02 which pairs to my Android phone running Tomtom, and streams music of course, as well as permitting phone calls (if that's your thing while riding - it's not for me!). Previously had Scala rider and before that a Cardo. They all do the job with the same functionality more or less. Interestingly the oldest Cardo system had the best (loudest) speakers.

I ride with earplugs in, I don't know if earbuds provide adequate noise attenuation to prevent hearing damage (maybe they do).

If the earbuds come at a similar price as an in-helmet intercom system I'd definitely go with the system; you don't have use the intercom functions, but when you want it there it is.

Also, have you considered how difficult it is to fit a pair of earbuds and then put a helmet on without them becoming dislodged? I tried it once and it was a fail.
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Re: Which Bluetooth Earbugs ?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 10:51:07 AM »
After trying ear buds in my 125 days I only use them in an emergency as they are just uncomfortable and a pain to get the helmet on without knocking them out.

Most cheap bluetooth intercom systems will work good enough and you can adjust the volume on the fly or turn them off if you don't want audio instructions for part of your trip.

Plus they will allow you to wear ear plugs.

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Re: Which Bluetooth Earbugs ?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 04:22:41 PM »
I can't exactly remember who and when, but someone on here recommended a particular cheapo Bluetooth system.
One of the fleabay items around a tenner.
Hopefully they will read this and report back.
Good luck.

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