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IEMs with good isolation for small ears?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi all :)

 

I'm looking for a pair of IEMs for general use but would like them also to be comfortable under a full face motorcycle helmet.  I have a tiny head (size XXS Shoei helmet) and small ears, so size and comfort are really big things for me.  I currently have some old Sony IEMs but they don't insert very far into my ear canal so the isolation is not very good.  I realise that wearing noise isolating anything on a bike isn't the best idea in traffic, but this would be primarily for long trips where the fatigue from wind noise presents more of a problem (I would likely turn off the tunes in town anyway).

 

I would be using a Galaxy S4 for the music (also for GPS).  I have a diverse taste in music, but do listen to a lot of electronica.  I enjoy bass, but it's not the be all and end all for me.  I'd prefer that they didn't cost too much over $100 as I'd be really annoyed if I messed them up!

 

If anyone has any ideas I'd love to read them.  So far I've been looking at:

 

Rock-It Sounds R-50

HifiMan RE-400

Etymotic HF5 (seem like they might stick out a bit far to be comfy with a helmet?)

Klipsch Image X10 (a bit over budget but look comfortable)

post #2 of 5

hey! I have the same problem as you. Im also like triple xs head.

 

I would suggest trying something that's over ears and that has a similar mold to your ear.

 

I'm thinking something like westone1, shure SE215, or westones adventure series.

 

I'm not sure how tight ur helmet is but that's what i would think works best.

 

Best of luck!

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks Cotnijoe :)  That's 2 more added to my list... time to start culling!

 

Does anyone know the best way to go about trying on IEMs?  Just order a few from Amazon and return the ones I don't like?  Or do any retail stores actually let you try them out in the shop?

post #4 of 5

iems u mite b outta luck... just cuz its gross having everyone's earwax on the iem...

post #5 of 5

have a look at the Vsonic VSD1.

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