Which earphones for road cycling?

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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

Wear earphones cycling - get death.

ghostinthemachine
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by ghostinthemachine

Hmmm. Where I used to live in the UK, I'd never ride with headphones. Narrow lanes, blind spots, impatient drivers, ridiculous speed limits (that people didn't follow. Knowing that someone was approaching, how fast they were going etc etc was Important Information.

These days, I can do 100km and only see half a dozen cars. Mostly on quiet country lanes with good sightlines, sensible speed limits and courteous drivers... The cycle tracks actually work too.

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wltz
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by wltz

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 2100 paired with Varia. Use them for the gym as well, although they are better suited for running or cycling. I can hear everything I need to hear, and I have a habit of checking over the shoulder pretty frequently. What's more, headphones remind me to check often and not rely on Varia completely. I ride in and around South London, UK.

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by tomtom

TonyM wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:52 am
As long as it is safe to use them (bike lane, not in a city etc….), which earphones do you use?

Currently looking at the Airpods Pro, Shure Aonic w/ 535, Bose etc…
It's NEVER safe, not for you and not for other's! Please don't.....
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Aryeh
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by Aryeh

I've used Galaxy Buds+ for a while now with ambient mode turned on so I can hear cars and such

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by jayjay

I'm more than happy with my Powerbeats Pro! For cycling I just keep the left one at home.
- long batterie life
- 3 buttons (can be used with gloves!)
- secure fit

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by naylor343

Everyone should be aware that in almost all countries that if you have taken out bike accident insurance that it will normally be invalid if you have been found to be wearing headphones. Likewise, if in an accident involving a car or other vehicle, it is unlikely that their insurance would pay out if headphones are worn.

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AirPod pro with transparency mode on
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by AJS914

TonyM wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:05 pm
Do the aftershokz block the wind noise?
No, they do not. If I'm going downhill I'll just pause whatever I'm listening to (pause button on the side of the headset).

Overall I love Aftershokz. I have some Airs (mini usb port) and now I also have an Openmove model. I actually like the Openmoves a little better and the usb-c charger is an improvement IMO.

mattcooke
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by mattcooke

These are great, I have been using them for years.
https://westoneaudio.com/product/um-2-i ... hardwired/

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Hellgate
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by Hellgate

mattcooke wrote:These are great, I have been using them for years.
https://westoneaudio.com/product/um-2-i ... hardwired/
These look great! Thanks for the link.


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by Conza

Tranya Rimor

Epic. https://tranya.com/products/rimor

Best value. Running too.
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Taiyoto
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by Taiyoto

I suggest this : very safety

Aftershokz Headphone Aeropex AS800

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sheldonsmith
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by sheldonsmith

AirPod Pro with Comply Comfy tip otherwise the AirPod falls out on descents.

I wear right ear only, and listen to traffic in the left ear.

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sychen
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by sychen

I wear my Plantronics Voyager 3200 (single ear only) on most of my rides. Not for music but for phone calls.

Have a job where I do need to be available at all hours in an emergency situation.

Gotten used to it and seems normal to me to have it on.. Even though I get some good natured ribbing.

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