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Earbuds with dongle question
« on: January 15, 2016, 04:47:24 am »
I will pick up my new ttse next week :002:
I am getting ready to order a garmin 660lm and hope someone can confirm this will work.

I plan on using the bikes pre wired power and audio connections on the bike for the garmin. 
I should be able to Bluetooth the iPhone to garmin?
More importantly I am very partial to my noise cancelling earbuds on the highway.  If I add a Bluetooth dongle then the bike should pair with the earbuds?  Phone, garmin and stereo will come through earbuds?  Not really worried about taking calls, just need to see it/ hear it come in so that I can pull over and return the call.

I ride alone so do not need to worry about passenger :001:

From searching the site it appears that this will work.  Coming from a concours I am not up to speed with all this technology as I had to run a 3.5 cable from gps under tank and stub out between seat and tank so I could plug in. :010:

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Earbuds with dongle question
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 03:43:53 pm »
You can pair your phone with either the GPS or the bike itself, both will work (though, not at the same time obviously). If it's paired to the bike, you can use the left hand switch controls to answer the call, if you like, and the number will be displayed on the dash. You will also be able to play any music you have on your phone and control playback via the left hand switch controls.

If you get a dongle for your ear buds, you should be able to pair them to the bike as the headset and use them as you describe.

I've never seen a pair of noise-cancelling ear buds that 1) Cancelled any amount of wind noise anywhere close to as well as ear plugs and 2) that were small enough to survive me putting on/taking off my helmet (they usually attempt to tear my ears off either putting my helmet on or taking it off). Which brand/model do you have?
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Re: Earbuds with dongle question
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 03:53:28 pm »
Thanks for the info
http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones/hf5.html

They fit well under helmet.  Worked really well on the concours even with a slip on pipe.

Pricey, but in my opinion worth it.  Have worn them up to 16 consecutive hours.

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Re: Earbuds with dongle question
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 04:40:00 pm »
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The etymotic's are VERY good so are the Shure's
I have both and no issues with either.
Just make sure you have the right tips for your ear size and they work as well as any other ear plug.

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Re: Earbuds with dongle question
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 05:45:11 pm »
 For people not familiar with these earbuds, they seat deep in the canal  which really cancels out other noises. I did find out just how well they fit when on a trip I did not carefully remove one and the earphone separated from the tip, leaving the tip in my ear.  20 minutes of digging with a multi tool I finally got it out :002:

Five years and several sets of these and this was my first experience of the sort

I guess I did provide cheap entertainment for people in the McDonald's parking lot LOL

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Re: Earbuds with dongle question
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 06:16:30 pm »
Just to confirm, I use a Samsung dongle fitted to a pair of motorcylce moulded speaker earbuds which works really well. I've linked the dongle to the bikes and my iPhone to the Garmin 660. All works well but on my bike when all this 'stuff' starts up when the bikes' ignition is turned on, the volume on the bike occasionally defaults to the lowest volume setting which took me a little while to work out, as I thought it wasn't working but now its not a problem.

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Re: Earbuds with dongle question
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2016, 06:38:05 pm »
*Originally Posted by takingiteasy [+]
Just to confirm, I use a Samsung dongle fitted to a pair of motorcylce moulded speaker earbuds which works really well. I've linked the dongle to the bikes and my iPhone to the Garmin 660. All works well but on my bike when all this 'stuff' starts up when the bikes' ignition is turned on, the volume on the bike occasionally defaults to the lowest volume setting which took me a little while to work out, as I thought it wasn't working but now its not a problem.



Excellent, thank you.  Time to get on Amazon !

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Re: Earbuds with dongle question
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 08:01:12 pm »
*Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
Thanks for the info
http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones/hf5.html

They fit well under helmet.  Worked really well on the concours even with a slip on pipe.

Pricey, but in my opinion worth it.  Have worn them up to 16 consecutive hours.

I have a pair of Etymotics. They rip my ears off when I take my helmet off, and I found them not to block as much wind noise as foam ear plugs. They also hurt my left ear after about 30 minutes, as most ear buds do to me. Must be something about the way I'm made or perhaps the sizing of my helmet -- it's very snug. Right now I just use foam ear plugs and have the Sena speakers in the pockets of the helmet. One day I might pony up the money for custom-molded in-ear thingies, but they're very expensive.
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