Has anyone here looked at products from the Phillips lineup?
Admittedly they're not in the same league as say HiFi mans RE262/72 series. However I would happily put the (p)9850s up against my Klipsch S4 II's anyday, having a neutral, if bass heavy sound. What makes theme stand out for me is the isolation. They incorparate a hard shell inner casing surrounded by a unique sillicon type outer which kinda gels in the outer ear with next to no micophonics (when zipped up inside your jacket). And the best thing is the value for money factor. I picked mine up for $40 AUD delivered. I mean if you do a lot of m/bike riding then you'll know that when using IEM's they then to have a life expectency of about a quarter when compared to everyday use by the simply fact of- helmet on, helmet off, helmet on , helmet off etc.
Just my 2 cents....
Now to the topic of IEMs while riding and those commenting on it. For those commenting I say this..... Are you commenting on personal experience? Or are you an expert on the field with proven data to back up your vast knowledge on this topic?
PROVE in ANY way that listening to anything in particular may INCREASE the risk of any dangerous situation from occuring (to ones self or to others)? My experience is that you see and occationally feel potential danger while riding, nothing else. Hear danger? What potential risk can you hear, apart from maybe a bike malfunction, which you usually 'feel' rather then hear. Sirens from emergency vehicles? If you cant see the sirens then maybe your actually not looking at whats going on around you, all of which you should have been taught before you actually got a licence. I could go on and on about rthe different situations, however in 12 years of riding daily to and from work and also 'scratchin it' on the weekends I have never spoken or heard of anyone who has admitted they have been put in a 'riskier' situation by having earphones in while riding. Admittedly its not for some people who would rather listen to the road and thats great. Everyone rides to thier own comfort levels.
However to assume you 'think' it may be better not to wear them is just plain naive. And lastly what are you saying in the end, That people who are deaf or hearing impaired are at a greater risk then they rest and maybe they shouldn't ride?.....Please for the sake of not looking like a fool to the rest of us then keep it to yourself.