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If You Are A Motorcycle Riding Audiophile, This Is For You

4
June
2012
  Posted at 06:00:00 PM
  File under  Gadgets
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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A lot of you, myself included, like riding your motorcycle while listening to music. Usually that means hooking up your player to in-ear loudspeakers. The sound quality is usually not bad, depending on the quality of the in-ear plug loudspeakers. You can buy generic ones, like the ones that came with your music player or smartphone, or buy custom made ones. The advantage of a custom made ones, is that the fit in your ear is 100% perfect, so they'll not let in any external sound.

But audiophiles will never buy an audio product that is not the top-of-the-top. They'll not think twice to buy gold with platinum connector cables costing $5,000 just because it renders the music just that little better. Well, if you are one of these people, and you want to have perfect, or near perfect, music while riding your motorcycle, this product is for you.

Logitech Personal In Ear Monitors
The product comes from Logitech Open Logitech in a new window, not a company associated with perfect sound, but there you go. They have released the "Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors Open Logitech link in a new window", an ear plug that can be customized to your taste.

Apart from customizing the shape to fit your ear (this is done by taking a wax mold of your ears), selecting the wooden panel that goes on the outside of the ear plugs (choices are: Cherry, Burled Walnut, Carpathian Burled Elm or Purple Heart), the most important customization is the sound.

Logitech Personal In Ear Adjuster

The Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors uses a device that allows you to "program" your ear plug. The device, called the "Personal Reference Tuning Box", allows the Logitech engineers to play music and adjust the sound to your personal preferences. They then program your loudspeakers in your ears to the way you love to hear music. You can adjust your own sound curve; bass, tremble, etc. Got a hearing problem in one ear? Adjust the curve to make the best of that ear.

Noise Cancellation


The ear plugs also provide noise cancellation from outside noise (like pesky SUVs blowing their horns...). It provides -26 dB of sound isolation.

Logitech offers a premium service with this kit. A dedicated sound engineer will assist you all the way to music heaven.

Logitech UE Carry Case
.. And The Price?

As the saying goes, if you have to ask, you can't afford it. For an audiophile, good music is without price, but for the rest of us, it's US$1,999. Gulp... 2000 dollars to listen to good sound on your bike, or in your bathtub... that is a lot of money.

But you do get a nice engraved carry case, and a small tool to clean the ear plugs.

Click here to read more about the Logitech UE Open Logitech link in a new window.

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Many of us bikers use earbuds or ear plugs to prevent us from going deaf on our motorcycle, or just to listen to music when riding. I myself have a nice, custom-made, earphone that gets inserted in my ears, and connected into my iPod.

But the problem is when you're finished with them. Some of these earbuds arrive with a small pouch to store them, but the problem is the wire. It always gets tangled, and before you go on your next ride, you need to untangle them.

Here's a solution for you.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - Listen To Music On Your Motorcycle, But Still Hear Traffic

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I hear it all the time. Bikers who do not want to listen to music while riding their motorcycle because they are afraid they will not hear the traffic noise. Like a car hitting the brakes to avoid you, squealing past you. Like a cop car behind you trying to get you to pull over for a cavity search. Like that pretty girl (guy) whistling at you to pull over for some fun.

Well, if that is your worry your time for on-the-road-entertainment has come. EarHero is a company that produces earbuds (earphones) of a special kind. They look like regular earbuds, but they have been made in such a way that you can still hear what is going on around you.

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Via: Engadget



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