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« on: May 25, 2016, 01:20:16 AM »

Sigh... once again the ergos of helmets and earbuds have clashed. My Klipsch buds simply won't work under my new Shoei GT Air. Even with the speaker pads out. On the ER-61's are small enough to work. But the pair I have a tired. There's a lot of liquid tape covering cracked insulation, dog chew marks (honest), etc. The plasticizers for the cable are fading, making the wire stiff. But at least they fit.

Is there nothing of similar size??? The newer Ety models are huge by comparison.  Crazy
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 07:41:31 AM »

I replaced my ER-6i's with ER7-MC5's which are longer but still fit fine under my helmet.  Only $65 or so and OK sound.  Still miss my ER6i's though Sad
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 11:36:23 AM »

I bought MC5's, too, Not a snowball's chance in hell with the GT Air. And, back to back, they don't isolate as well as the ER-6i's. Lose-lose.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 12:25:12 PM »

Interesting... I'm in a Qwest and don't notice them any more than the 6i's.  You're right that they're not as isolating though which is disappointing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 03:22:58 PM »

I had Ety MC5 earbuds.  They died.  I really liked them.  Not as much as I liked the ER6i's, but very close noise isolation once I put the 6i tips on them.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 06:57:42 PM »

I'm using the S-Plugs, which seem to be even lower profile than the ER6i, though rather expensive for what you get. No problems getting uner a helmet, and my ears are bad enough that the quality is plenty.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2016, 12:30:06 PM »

So, I've got a brand new pair of unused, unopened, still in the plastic, Etymotic "6isolator" earphones. The packaging doesn't say "ER6i" anywhere on it, but they ARE ER6i's, and are shaped just like the other pairs I've owned.

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/Norskie_photos/Forum%20Photos/2016-05-25%2009.20.07.jpg

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/Norskie_photos/Forum%20Photos/2016-05-25%2009.20.14.jpg

What happened is that my wife bought me a pair of ER6i's many years ago after my original pair failed, and for some reason bought two sets. I'm still using the other set, and figured I'd keep this for a backup. But I've since acquired a custom-molded earphones so I don't think I'll be using the spare (new/unopened) Ety's.

I might kick myself for this later ... because the Ety's do seal and sound better than my custom units (they're just not as comfy in my ears), but I'll offer them up for sale.

They're hard to find on Ebay, but I see these go for about $140+s/h on Ebay, so I'll offer them for $125, free shipping CONUS only, to the first to PM me. I don't do Paypal, so we'll have to figure something else out (Google wallet?).
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2016, 12:43:22 PM »

Better jump on those RBEmerson!  Thumbsup
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 11:22:45 AM »

Well, I suppose I could, but it would probably break them...  Razz
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2016, 07:59:56 AM »


Sigh... once again the ergos of helmets and earbuds have clashed. My Klipsch buds simply won't work under my new Shoei GT Air. Even with the speaker pads out. On the ER-61's are small enough to work. But the pair I have a tired. There's a lot of liquid tape covering cracked insulation, dog chew marks (honest), etc. The plasticizers for the cable are fading, making the wire stiff. But at least they fit.

Is there nothing of similar size??? The newer Ety models are huge by comparison.  Crazy



You might be able to get your ER6i's repaired/rejuvenated.  See the link below for a review of Jay's Headphone repair.

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=962754#Post962754

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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2016, 01:22:43 PM »

Hmmm... I'm liking the idea.  Bigok
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 08:58:16 PM »

When I could not replace my lost ety's, I was  a panic...until I discovered the even better (IMHO) s-plugs. I can't say enough good things about them.  Not related to them in any way, just a very satisfied customer. And friends who have needed customer service (broken the plugs due to admitted abuse/freak accident) have reported that it is stellar.

http://www.plugup.com/
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