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PSA: ER6i earbuds

They will survive a full wash and dry cycle
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You have just gave me hope that my bose ear buds i washed over a year ago will work when i finally get off my butt and find the gel ear tips for it. Will post results later.
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I'm betting yes, but the I-pod is toast.

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I'm betting yes, but the I-pod is toast.
Luckily, I failed to put the iPod in the wash.
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Yeah i bought the 80 gig ipod for just that reason. I figured with the heavy duty rugged case on it, that it would be large enough i wouldn't misplace it as easy as a nano or all the other little ones.
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Yeah i bought the 80 gig ipod for just that reason. I figured with the heavy duty rugged case on it, that it would be large enough i wouldn't misplace it as easy as a nano or all the other little ones.
Don't lie, you bought it so you can carry your porno with you.

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I have been using ER6i's for about 4 years now, I was going broke at the rate I was trashing them, Skull Candies are a good inexpensive ear buds alternative....they had some on sale at Amazon, $9.55 a set, a smokin deal!

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Rick why where you trashin them?? What is breaking on them?

I just went through my first set of ER6i's because the end of them (plug/jack) are coming detatched from the cable. I talk to the company that makes them here in Elk Grove and they said unless its a factory defect they cannot replace them. But they will take a trade in policy. I I trade in my bad ER6i's the will give me a new pair for about 70 bucks which is alot cheap than the originally cost. I have had these for about 2 years now and about 30K miles. So I would say I got my moneys worth.
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Rick why where you trashin them?? What is breaking on them?
I know the row machine at the gym ate one set of them, he took them out to talk to me a while back, and they didn't survive the rollers.
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I know the row machine at the gym ate one set of them, he took them out to talk to me a while back, and they didn't survive the rollers.

Oh man I would be pissed.
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I went to the Sony outlet a couple weeks back and got a pair that came with a 4gp mp3/radio walkman. They are noise canceling (when used with the walkman) and I think they had a similar pair that were just standard. They work with the ipod, and they tuck into the ear pretty well. There is a bit of a bulky part that sits in the ear with a bud that actually goes into the canal so it stays in there and actually blocks out sound like an earplug. With my old headphones, I had to have the volume almost on max but with these I can keep it at about half. I remember seeing them for like 15 bucks out in Aurora. Anther option for you guys who are messing up the expensive versions.

Here's a picture of the ones I picked up. The standard version doesn't have the little box (I don't think) and mine have the noise canceling built into the walkman so no little box on them either.


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^^ Do those fit under your helmot? Cause the Er6i do, and they aren't noise canceling, though they block out exterior noise by a ton of decibels, like wind noise
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Yeah, they fit under there just fine. They actually stay in very well when I put on my helmet too. I just used them for bike night so I can't comment on how they'd feel after 4-5 hours of riding but they didn't seem to bother me at all. These have a bigger base (I guess is what I'd call it) so they fill out a lot of the ear with the rubber surrounding the speaker part actually entering the ear canal. They were a lot quieter than anything I've used in the past but probably aren't going to be as quiet as the Er6i's you've mentioned.

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I'm wondering how noise cancellation works with riding... the buds I'm using block out the high pitched wind noise, meanwhile I can hear exhaust, horns, and such just fine...
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I bought a set of ER6i's after reading all about them on this forum, and one of the buds died after 3 uses. Maybe I need to put them through the wash and dry cycle...

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I've not used the noise canceling part when riding as the feature only works with these headphones when it's plugged into the walkman, not the ipod. I bought the walkman for the radio feature while working out and the noise canceling switch is on there. I can give it a try and let you know, but the buttons are really small on the Walkman and a pain to operate while it's in my pocket. Maybe if someone has the bose earbuds and rides they might be able to give us some insight...

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The ER6i's work great for me. The reason I like them so much is they are the same type and fit as my ear plugs I usually where when I am not listening to music on the bike.
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I have been using ER6i's for about 4 years now, I was going broke at the rate I was trashing them, Skull Candies are a good inexpensive ear buds alternative....they had some on sale at Amazon, $9.55 a set, a smokin deal!
Which model Skull Candy buds would you recommend?

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Rick why where you trashin them?? What is breaking on them?

I just went through my first set of ER6i's because the end of them (plug/jack) are coming detatched from the cable. I talk to the company that makes them here in Elk Grove and they said unless its a factory defect they cannot replace them. But they will take a trade in policy. I I trade in my bad ER6i's the will give me a new pair for about 70 bucks which is alot cheap than the originally cost. I have had these for about 2 years now and about 30K miles. So I would say I got my moneys worth.
Steve, I have worn thru the cord, I don't like the cord under my jacket, so it rubs against my leathers, have worn the covering down to the bare wire. I have trashed 3 sets to date. FYI Buy.com sometimes will have them on sale for $59.99 with free shipping, if you open a google checkout account you get another $10 off

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I know the row machine at the gym ate one set of them, he took them out to talk to me a while back, and they didn't survive the rollers.
Freaking cord

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Which model Skull Candy buds would you recommend?
I like the Smokin' Rasta Buds, but amazon had the INK'd in white for $9.55 about a month ago, I bought 2 sets

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wow, i'm still on my first set and i use them all the time.

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