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Old 12-13-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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What to do with earbud cable and sena smh10

So I have the earbud baseplate for the sena SMH10 but my earbuds have about 40" of cable to store.

I have a cable wrap so it's shortened to about 1.5 feet but now the cable wrap bangs off my helmet while riding.

SO what is everyone doing with the extra earbud cable? I could stuff it into the helmet but I have to put the earbuds in before I put the helmet on.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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I wrap the cord around the mounted baseplate itself. I tie it off so it won't unwrap itself. Just leaving enough cable to allow me to put the earbuds in and put on the helmet.

I got the earbud mount after I dropped my helmet and broke the original speaker version. The earbuds block wind noise and sound much better than the speakers, but I'm not sold on the concept just because the speaker version is so much more convenient.

Other than the cable management, how do you feel about the earbud version?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'm thinking about shortening and soldering the cable but they are my er6i's that I love and they don't make anymore so I'm scurd of cuttin.

I've allways ridden with earplugs or my earbuds while riding so I didn't even install the speakers, I used to have an autocom and I never got the speakers to work nearly as well as earbuds did. So far I've been really impressed with the system and my earbuds. Music comes through fine, even tried a short phone call, now I just need to find someone else with a setup so I can try the intercom feature.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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I have er6i's and the sena as well. I wrap the cord around the base unit. Works ok for me but obviously not ideal.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #6
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So how about routing the wire to the front of your neck or the back.

If front allways gets tangled in the strap

Out back seems to catch on the jacket and pull when turning your head.

I'll have to try wrapping the cord around the base on the way home tonight.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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I coil up the extra and stick it in the front chest pocket of my jacket. Doesn't pull when I turn my head (after the first full turn in each direction). Doesn't flap around.

I would like a shorter cord, but what I do works well enough to destroy all motivation to get out the soldering iron.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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Here's what I use for earbuds to my headset. 22" cord and very comfortable. http://www.plugup.com/the_S_plug_ear...22-3.5-4.5.htm
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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Sony used to make some earbuds that were short. I miss those.

Just wrap the extra around your neck
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'm thinking about shortening and soldering the cable but they are my er6i's that I love and they don't make anymore so I'm scurd of cuttin.
This isn't relevant to the topic at hand but I had a pair of ER6i's that I loved. When the right side quit working I sent them to Etymotic for warranty repair. They replaced them with the HF5s. I was worried that the HF5s wouldn't fit as well in my ears with a helmet because of the larger size. However, they work quite well.

So even if you ER6i's die, there is a suitable replacement available. They use the same tips as well, so it's basically a direct swap. The HF5s just go a little deeper in the ear.
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