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Wind disruption, is there a solution?

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Is there a solution to the disruption caused by wind?  Right now I'm using some IEMs (DUNU DN-19 Tai Chi) and even with the largest ear-inserts lodged into my ears the disruption is actually worse than the around-the-neck headphones I was using prior to them (they broke).  I like to listen to music/audiobooks while jogging/walking, and I have to turn the volume up to blaring in order to overcome the wind (I jog outside--not gonna waste an hour traveling to the gym and back).  If it's considerably windy out or I attempt bicycling with them, forget it: the disruption is so bad that I just take them off.

 

Is there a solution to this?  Perhaps some sort of attachment that goes over the ear and guides the wind away from the IEMs or something?  I don't really care if it looks funny--I just want to hear my music.

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Is there a solution to the disruption caused by wind?  Right now I'm using some IEMs (DUNU DN-19 Tai Chi) and even with the largest ear-inserts lodged into my ears the disruption is actually worse than the around-the-neck headphones I was using prior to them (they broke).  I like to listen to music/audiobooks while jogging/walking, and I have to turn the volume up to blaring in order to overcome the wind (I jog outside--not gonna waste an hour traveling to the gym and back).  If it's considerably windy out or I attempt bicycling with them, forget it: the disruption is so bad that I just take them off.

 

Is there a solution to this?  Perhaps some sort of attachment that goes over the ear and guides the wind away from the IEMs or something?  I don't really care if it looks funny--I just want to hear my music.

I personally don't know about the Tai Chi's specifics and structure, but it could be due to a port (as in the case of the ex1000). Close the port, and it should be fine. 

 

Looked at the dn19 and it seems to have ports. Do you put in your dampers? 


Edited by MrViolin - 6/1/13 at 5:46pm
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I'll try the dampers this afternoon, but in front of my fan they didn't see to do much.  Will post back later.

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I put the dampers in and went for a short jog, but they really didn't do anything to reduce the wind's disruption.  I've read around and some people are recommending Etymotic (and many are big on foam).  Can anyone corroborate this?  For instance, maybe these? http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-ER38-14F-Replacement-Eartips/dp/B0078JXDRI/ref=pd_sim_e_2 (but I have no idea if these will fit my DUNUs...)

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Anything which creates an airtight seal will help. If the eartube diameter is the same on your Tai whatevers as the Etymotics, they might be a good place to start. I do warn you that those black foams are scratchy as heck on your ear canal... they were the tips which, although very effective, made me eventually unable to wear anything but round silicone olives and customs.

 

 

One other alternative is something that deflects the wind.

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