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post #1 of 15 Old 07-08-2018, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for some earbuds to use with my sena s20 Bluetooth. I'm tired of the wind noise. I've played with the speaker placement to try and move the speakers closer to my ears but it's still loud. I think maybe a in the ear earbud set would help. Something that blocks external noise and fits really close to my head. My helmet is tight and if they stick out, putting the helmet on will be a problem. I don't listen to music so sound quality is not much of an issue. Suggestions?

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Some info here on earplugs Hearing Protection; Say What???

And from the Earplug Superstore, https://www.earplugstore.com/search-...?query=earbuds

I use my Sena to listen to music and am searching for some earplugs that will reduce wind noise yet not block music. Current front runners are Windtamers, QuietEar, and E.A.R Plugz PC.

Earbuds are something I have not tried. It would seem, in my case, that putting the helmet on (mine is tight going over the ears) would pull the buds out.

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I use these:


with my 20s. They're designed for people to sleep with so they don't stick out at all. Absolutely love them.

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..... It would seem, in my case, that putting the helmet on (mine is tight going over the ears) would pull the buds out.
That's one of the issues I'm having. Also the ones I've tried do not block any wind noise and just allow all external sounds in. I think I may try earplugs and just crank the Sena speakers up to compensate. The noise is coming from the air rushing over my helmet. It's even worse when I open the vents.

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You might want to try something like the WindTamers, then. They seem to reduce background noise pretty well, as that noise is coming mostly off-axis to the small passageway through the earplug. The music would be coming straight into the earplug and through the small hole, so it should be audible without having to crank the Sena up to 11.

Their design is similar to the Etymotic ER20 musician's plugs, but they are soft.

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The cool weather chin curtain on my Nolan N102 modular helmet makes it a Fair Bit Quieter. I think I remember a company called NOJ that made a add-on curtain.

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post #7 of 15 Old 07-09-2018, 03:26 PM
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I got custom moulded monitors for Sena 20. Unbelievable acoustics and cuts out all the wind noise. Downside, pricey.
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I got custom moulded monitors for Sena 20. Unbelievable acoustics and cuts out all the wind noise. Downside, pricey.
I don't know what that is.

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post #9 of 15 Old 07-09-2018, 03:30 PM
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They are speakers that are mounted in earplugs that are molded to your ears. Just like you see musicians wear. They fit flush and are very comfortable.
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I got custom moulded monitors for Sena 20. Unbelievable acoustics and cuts out all the wind noise. Downside, pricey.
Hey, who let you in here?


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