Hear This" Ear Monitors
These custom molded ear plugs
are made with small speakers in each and are muy bien. Much better sound
than any moto headset I've ever tried because there is absolutely no distance
or wind noise for the speakers to overcome. Very sweet.
I'd been playing with little
ear bud speakers for the MP3 player, but even with the speakers hanging
in the outer ear things were not good. I could turn up music so loudly
that I couldn't hear people speak but underway I could barely make out
even the highlights of the music over the wind noise. Of course the foam
ear plugs I normally use were mutually exclusive with ear bud speaker.
Turning up the music that loud couldn't have been good for my hearing
in spite of not hearing much over the wind. Inserting the custom ear plugs
had me turning down the MP3 player even though it had been set for a normal
headset in a non-riding environment. I could hear the hum of the player
when it powered up... impressive response. Most external noises are reduced
equally with the worst of the wind noise being the most attenuated. The
volume of the music can be turned way down compared to what I had to do
with foam ear plugs and a helmet headset on the Wing, yet it's easier
to hear the music because of the closer proximity of the speaker to the
When riding, the advantages of
ZERO distance, perfect alignment with the ear, and totally avoiding having
to fight to be heard over wind noise are all good things. IMO a very good
investment! Thanks to those who have written about their experiences with
these solutions. Since they are custom molded you can pick from several
colors for the plugs and may be able to request a different audio jack
for different needs.
I was fitted at the Dallas Bike
Show. The company is "Now Hear This"
(Marilyn Navia), 10265 N. W. 56th Street, Doral, Fla 33178, v.mail 305-477-2333,
e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org. They also
make an adapter.http://www.bikes-n-spikes.org/acc/ear/ear.html