IEM earphones under motorcycle helmet

Discussion in 'Ask The Experts' started by 600stu, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. 600stu

    600stu New Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Sorry for the double post, not had any joy for the previous post.

    I'm after some IEMs really for wearing with my motorcycle helmet.

    2 important factors:

    1. Must be low profile - i'm talking the bony part of the ear next to the earhole (where traditional buds sit).
    The standard ipod 'phones really hurt my ear due to the helmet pressing them against my ear.

    2. must be the 'seal in ear canal' type, to block the bike and wind noise.

    Budget is £50 max.

    i've been looking at soundmagic pl30 but not sure if they will stick out too far and cause the same prob as the iphone headphones

    also looked at the sennheiser CX300 II

    Any advice/ideas?
  2. Jon @ HiFi

    Jon @ HiFi Super Moderator

    Jun 2, 2010
    Hi 600Stu,
    The PL30's seem to be really popular with bikers, they are very flat with the Bass tuning knob being the only pertruding part. There's a couple of added benefits with the PL30's too; the cable loops over the ear and clips to you shirt via the provided Clothing Clip meaning that the earphones should be more stable when removing your helmet. They also sound fantastic!

    The CX300-II's are also low profile size wise, and sound good too although the earbud doesn't extend into your ear canal as much as the PL30 and therefore will not provide the same level of isolation.

    I hope this helps a little, let me know if you need any more help.


  3. 600stu

    600stu New Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Thanks for your help Jon.

    I've placed my order for the PL30's so can't wait for them to arrive now. :)
  4. faastmoto

    faastmoto New Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    The Different kinds of Motorcycle Helmets to Look for

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