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Poll Results: Do wear your IEM's while you drive?

 
  • 31% (10)
    A lot
  • 18% (6)
    Sometimes
  • 50% (16)
    Never
32 Total Votes  
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post


Exactly, if your paying attention to everything around you you should have no problem at all, I have never missed an emergency coming from behind me while using my IEM's because I see them and even with out them on I see them way before I ever hear them.
 
Even if I have the sound system that I put in my old Civic I'd still rather listen to my IEM's because like so many car sound systems they're all about bass and they just don't sound good to me anymore.  My friend that put a $4000 system in his car with really good tweeters and mid sized speaker and all he had was one 12 and it still was way to bassy for my liking.  Take out the sub and it sounded much better but still not as good as the sound from a top-tier IEM imo.

Actually, car audionsystem can be very good also if the installer have a very good experience and know well how to install decent audio system in a car

I personally think, 4000 is not enough to install a DECENT car audio system

And yes, iem are much much cheaper and nice to use smily_headphones1.gif
post #17 of 27

I never would. Years ago, I had my car stereo cranked up with a buddy of mine, cruising through town, and I was approaching a 4-way intersection, with a green light I continued on through it about 25mph. As I started across, I suddenly saw a fire truck VERY close to me.....we never heard the sirens, and the layout of the intersection had meant no sight line. Talk about a near heart attack.....eek.gif

post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 

$4000 was more than enough for a really good audio system when your best friend is the installer and all he paid for was the speakers and if your trying to tell me $4000 isn't enough that's just crazy.

 

I've been to a few of the audio shows they have where I live each year and though systems are tens of thousands and they just sound to bass heavy imo.  I'm not saying all car systems are crap I just prefer the IEM.  This wasn't a thread about IEM's vs super expensive car systems but for the average person that have a stock system in which I feel a good IEM is better.

post #19 of 27

I don't have a driving license, but as I know, unfortunately, it is illegal to wear iem while driving in HK, narrow roads, too many cars/people here... frown.gif

post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

$4000 was more than enough for a really good audio system when your best friend is the installer and all he paid for was the speakers and if your trying to tell me $4000 isn't enough that's just crazy.

I've been to a few of the audio shows they have where I live each year and though systems are tens of thousands and they just sound to bass heavy imo.  I'm not saying all car systems are crap I just prefer the IEM.  This wasn't a thread about IEM's vs super expensive car systems but for the average person that have a stock system in which I feel a good IEM is better.

Because the accoustic already cost 1500$
Hahahaha
smily_headphones1.gif

I tried semi open iem while driving and outside sound is very anoying, and i tried custom iem while driving and those anoying sound all gone but its quite dangerous i think because we cant hear the "large sound" from "large car" near us
I also tried headphone while driving hahahaa its like wearing helmet inside car hahaha

Now based on my exp, i think the best is universal iem
Hahahaha

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post #21 of 27

I don't know why you wouldnt buy a new deck. A mediocre one you could buy used from crutchfield for probably $40. I like mine because it lets my charge my phone while i listen to music.

But it sounds terrible (stock speakers) it can't do anything any of my headphones cant. Even with the bass at +maximum there is barely as much as XB500's, plus the decay is absolutely ridicoulous. Thin bass notes hanging in the air for almost a full second? No thanks.

post #22 of 27

Guess where I do most of my music listening?  That's right — in my car, while I'm driving. My speaker system (Infinity) doesn't get *enough* bass, even though I have a powered sub (and a 200W/channel amp). Damn straight I'm going to listen to my streaming music in my IEMs with some bass thump!

post #23 of 27

Yes, I do but only under a couple circumstances.  Usually when my drives (1-way) are an hour or more and if it is mostly highway driving.

 

I have a 10-speaker Bose system in my car but my W40's + Ipod Classic + Ibasso T3 absolutely destroy it in every regard.  No comparison whatsoever.

post #24 of 27
The one time I was wearing IEMs while driving, some bastad smashed one of my back windows and took my laptop. The IEMs caused a delay in my reaction since I didn't hear it properly, but that said I doubt it would've made a difference. And before anyone asks why my laptop was in the back of the car instead of the trunk, there was a long series of unfortunate events that lead to the situation - I'm not so dumb as to drive around with a laptop in the car in Johannesburg, city with some of the highest crime stats in the world, under normal circumstances.

But yeah. IEMs aren't a good idea for situational awareness here and it wouldn't surprise me if someone did a smash-and-grab to take them right out of someone's ears.

That said, I find it odd that you can have a loud sound system going, wearing IEMs is so massively dangerous. Kinda like I see people saying that talking on a phone using hands-free kit is still massively dangerous because it's distracting. Yeah, sure, and that person in the seat next to me that I'm talking to is absolutely not distracting, and neither are the array of bright billboards on the side of the motorway. Hell, we'd best make daydreaming while driving illegal, too.
post #25 of 27

I occasionally use with my Etymotic HF3's with iPhone on the road, but only with their AWARENESS! app running (http://www.etymotic.com/awareness/). The app constantly monitors ambient noise with the headset microphone and breaks into the audio stream when the ambient sound reaches a preset level.

 

Cheers... Brian

 

P.S. I never wear them on my motorcycle.


Edited by bms44974 - 5/18/14 at 5:16am
post #26 of 27
I came across this thread after reading an article in a Brazilian newspaper about a multi-death highway accident in which a driver wearing headphones is apparently at fault. He lived but his passengers died after he failed to hear the warning horn from an out-of-control truck coming at him from The side. The consensus seems to be that had he heard the horn he could have easily avoided the accident. Enough said
post #27 of 27

A surprisingly large number of people wear their IEMs on both ears while driving here. I personally find that it really messes up your senses and reaction time due to the amount of isolation. Earbuds maybe, but IEMs probably not a good idea.

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