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  • >*resists urge to comment on wisdom of cycling with ear buds in*<

    *fails to resist urge*

    Have to spend a fair amount of time getting to and from trails on a canal towpath and this drives me absolutely **** nuts. Loads of muppets walking, walking dogs, jogging, riding bikes – all completely and utterly oblivious to anything or anyone coming up behind them.

    zokes
    Member

    Loads of muppets walking, walking dogs, jogging, riding bikes – all completely and utterly oblivious to anything or anyone coming up behind them.

    This +lots

    Also blocking out your only method of sensing impending danger from behind or to the side when cycling seems particularly crazy

    TooTall
    Member

    I ‘king love the look of surprise when I appear alongside them. Close.

    Sad when people turn the countryside and a mountain bike into a virtual gym and an exercise bike, but their choice. Meh.

    Roo
    Member

    I use the first version of these as they allow you to still hear the traffic.

    http://www.aftershokz.co.uk/

    >I use the first version of these as they allow you to still hear the traffic.<

    Nup, I still don’t get it. In some respects I find that even more moronic than shutting out all other sound. Why is there such a “need” to take portable electronic devices into the country? I’m out on my bike to escape all that sh1t…. increasingly I’m met with an immovable wall of idiots who think it’s cool to be wired to the moon while out for a bloody walk.

    Sound Magic E10 here too. beats the arse off any other ‘budget’ ‘phones out therea

    lightman
    Member

    zokes – Member

    Loads of muppets walking, walking dogs, jogging, riding bikes – all completely and utterly oblivious to anything or anyone coming up behind them.

    This +lots

    Also blocking out your only method of sensing impending danger from behind or to the side when cycling seems particularly crazy

    Yeah, I think deaf people shouldn’t be allowed out either!
    I have listened to music while cycling for over a decade now, and never once has it affected my ability to use my EYES to see/check what is going on around me, if anything, it has made me more aware of what’s going on around me.
    I have seen lot of people being oblivious to what is going on around them, earphones in or not.
    If you’re not confident/experienced enough to wear them when cycling, then don’t.

    fuzzhead
    Member

    I’ve been using Sennheiser/Adidas jobs for a few years – behind the head neckband-stylee as IMHO earbuds fall out unless you’re doing the bimblemince.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-PMX-680i-Neckband-Integrated/dp/B003WVA6M6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ce_3

    Don’t think you can get them for £35 though, but they do do a similar version without the iPod integration for £30ish

    robowns
    Member

    I always use earphones when im out riding on my own, usually just one ear though.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I have listened to music while cycling for over a decade now, and never once has it affected my ability to use my EYES to see/check what is going on around me, if anything, it has made me more aware of what’s going on around me.
    I have seen lot of people being oblivious to what is going on around them, earphones in or not.
    If you’re not confident/experienced enough to wear them when cycling, then don’t.

    How do you know when a rider, lorry or bus is behind you? Or are you constantly swivelling your head once every 10 seconds or so?

    >I have listened to music while cycling for over a decade now, and never once has it affected my ability to use my EYES to see/check what is going on around me, if anything, it has made me more aware of what’s going on around me.<

    That’s a neat trick. Your logic would unimpeachable were it not for the fact folk often approach from BEHIND! I cited a specific example of coming up behind people on a canal Towpath (which also happens to be a National Cycle Route) but same applies on any similar path or trail. What you do whilst out on your own is of no concern to me but when folk do this on a busy shared path they are a complete and utter menace.

    On a public road it’s even more moronic.

    Dibbs
    Member

    If you need something to listen too while riding off-road, may I respectfully suggest that you try finding somewhere more interesting to ride. 🙄

    lightman
    Member

    How do you know when a rider, lorry or bus is behind you? Or are you constantly swivelling your head once every 10 seconds or so?

    Yes, of course Im always looking behind me for what is coming, you don’t?!
    Sadly, when riding with others/friends, they rarely check behind them as often as they should, are you one of those?

    Just because you come up behind people who aren’t paying attention, it doesn’t mean they have headphones in, a lot of the time for me, they don’t.

    Please explain to me why deaf people shouldn’t be allowed to ride, walk etc…?

    Are you deliberately trying to act the daft laddie?

    Nobody said anything about folk who “aren’t paying attention.” At least someone who isn’t paying attention can hear what’s going on around them.

    If I come up behind someone on a public footpath / cycle path, they have wires hanging out their lugs / muzak blaring away and they cannot even hear a bell – it’s complete selfishness. Deafness is a completely different scenario as you well know.

    ska-49
    Member

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDREX50LPB-Mid-range-In-ear-Headphones/dp/B004NRNMII/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357571149&sr=1-1-fkmr1

    I travel a fair amount and enjoy music- used Shure, Bose, ZH and others. Bought these from the US airport because I broke my Shures. I thought they would be a cheap fix. They are fantastic! I use them for riding in the rain and for gym sessions. They’ve held up so well. Easily rival headphones in the £50-70 price bracket. Best value-for-money option without a doubt. Mine have got blue wires and earbuds. The pack came with different sizes too. Not sure why they are adveritzed as bass heavy.. The treble and bass are well balanced. Not biased to either.

    Forget the skull candy junk and cheap ZH and Bose ones. You have to give them a punt! (I might buy them off you if you decide you dont like them).

    soobalias
    Member

    i prefer clip ons over ear buds.
    they dont fall off and the ones i have (sony iirc) sit half out of the ear so you dont remove the background noise, as long as you dont go silly with the volume.

    IanMunro
    Member

    Spend the money on singing lesson instead.
    That way you get an endless supply of free music, can simply change the volume depending on traffic conditions, and walkers (except for the ones wearing headphones) will never be startled when you ride up behind them.

    labsey
    Member

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDR-AS20J-Active-Series-Headphones/dp/B00165R8XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358205555&sr=8-1

    Cheap enough to not care if you break them. I’ve got the old version and never had an issue. Even went through the washing machine once.

    Can also hear background noise.

    sailor74
    Member

    not sure if anyone has mentioned these but they are by far the best, you can choose from various models but they allow ambient noise which is obviously good when cycling, but they never fall out!

    http://yurbuds.com/

    they sell them at the sweatshop amongst other places

    Premier Icon smogmonster
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    I cant be arsed reading that lot, so they have been mentioned, but i use Aftershokz bone conducting earphones when on the bike. They leave your ears free too hear traffic around you and give surprising;ly good sound quality. £65 though.

    roady_tony
    Member

    i found a phillips set of earphones 4 years ago, that were waterproof and quite large “speakers” over your ear, but a removable plastic rubbery blue outer that fitted into your OUTER ear. let noise in, but also music,
    i clipped off the right earphones so i just have music in the left.

    cannot find similar or replacement ANYWHERE!

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