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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Newer helmets have pockets for the speakers to sit in. I am sure your HJC has them.

You can also experiment with ear plugs for a more comfortable fit. The EXTRA soft ones are best.

A properly installed ear plug should not extend past your tragus. Or very close to it. When inserting the ear plug, reach over the top of your head with your off hand. The pull up on the top of your ear while inserting the plug. This will straighten your ear canal for better insertion.

Wearing earplugs is something you become accustomed to.
I use the yellow foam EAR plugs. Used them at work for years and I do what you said to do to insert them. The speaker pocket on my old HJC is not as deep as I would like (it's 6 years old) so I hope the new i70 is better. Maybe they bother me more now as I am retired and don't use them that often other than riding my FJR.

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Got my new HJC i70 helmet and got the Sena 10S all installed. Speaker pockets were deeper than my old HJC so things went smooth. Now just need to get a ride in to test it out but for the next few days the rain has moved in (but we NEED the rain here in VT).

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I use the yellow foam EAR plugs. Used them at work for years and I do what you said to do to insert them. The speaker pocket on my old HJC is not as deep as I would like (it's 6 years old) so I hope the new i70 is better. Maybe they bother me more now as I am retired and don't use them that often other than riding my FJR.
Earplugs come in different stiffness. I can only use the ultra softest ones.

My favorite is Howard-leight max lite low pressure non corded. Hands down the most comfortable foam earplugs.

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Earplugs come in different stiffness. I can only use the ultra softest ones.

My favorite is Howard-leight max lite low pressure non corded. Hands down the most comfortable foam earplugs.
I'll have to check those out. I tried a lot of different ones while at work. Some never fit right (too loose on one of my ears).

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I found the helmet speakers from Sena to be pretty useless, particularly at speed. Earbuds seemed like the answer but all the ones i tried seemed to fit too loosely such that they'd fall out when i put my helmet on or at best wiggle out of position enough to wreck sound quality and let in too much ambient noise.

Except these guys: the Etymotic MK5 Isolator (https://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones/mk5.html). They come with a range of earpiece sizes, fit absolutely securely and snugly no matter how hard I tug on my helmet, provide excellent sound quality and the passive noise reduction is better than any dedicated earplug I've ever tried. Get em seated and they'll stay put for hours. I can't recommend them highly enough. No problem listening to an audiobook at 80 mph. You'll never go back to regular speakers.
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Can’t stand riding with earbuds. They always move a bit when you put your helmet on, or one gets a little loose 1/2hr down the road, then you don’t have proper ear protection. I love my SENA, but then again I have an rf1200 which is known to be a quiet helmet. When riding, music shouldn’t be the only thing you hear IMO

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I found the helmet speakers from Sena to be pretty useless, particularly at speed. Earbuds seemed like the answer but all the ones i tried seemed to fit too loosely such that they'd fall out when i put my helmet on or at best wiggle out of position enough to wreck sound quality and let in too much ambient noise.

Except these guys: the Etymotic MK5 Isolator (https://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones/mk5.html). They come with a range of earpiece sizes, fit absolutely securely and snugly no matter how hard I tug on my helmet, provide excellent sound quality and the passive noise reduction is better than any dedicated earplug I've ever tried. Get em seated and they'll stay put for hours. I can't recommend them highly enough. No problem listening to an audiobook at 80 mph. You'll never go back to regular speakers.
These are the ear buds I use, excellent sound. I switched to the foam ear pieces. Better still! They squish like standard ear plugs and softly expand to fill the ear canal. I'm good for 10-12 hrs per day with these.




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Canít stand riding with earbuds. They always move a bit when you put your helmet on, or one gets a little loose 1/2hr down the road, then you donít have proper ear protection. I love my SENA, but then again I have an rf1200 which is known to be a quiet helmet. When riding, music shouldnít be the only thing you hear IMO
Do you were a helmet liner? That seems to help me keep the buds in places, especially when putting on the helmet.

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Do you were a helmet liner? That seems to help me keep the buds in places, especially when putting on the helmet.
Wearing a modular helps too. I can spring the sides open a little.
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I have problems with earplugs falling out of my right ear when I turn my head. With earplug inserted I can feel the ear canal change shape when I turn my head. Don't have that problem on the left side.

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