Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Installed different speakers in helmet
My initial assumption was that because they are mp3 files, because of the noise, because the speaker elements are so amll, and because I use foam ear plugs, "fidelity" would be a moot issue. But, I discovered when first using the Koss elements that they sounded much better than Senna elements; then, when I made my own wiring harness the change in sound, for the better, was obvious.
Now with theses Sennheiser elements, the sound again is much better, plus I don't need the external amplifier. My experience typically has been that if someone hasn't spent time playing around with elements in a music system, they assume changes in sound will be minor or insignificant to them, their "ears" really won't grasp the improvement.
But, I've been playing around with audio gear for a few years now, mostly tubed audio gear, replacing resistors, capacitors, inductors, wiring and vaccum tubes trying to get the best sound out of mostly gear from the 50s and early 60s. It is possible to dramatically improve the sound if one plays long enough. and, its rather easy for anyone to hear the difference.
My thought behind buying the "expensive" Sennheiser headphones is that since my LT is my only transportation I spend time riding her multiplr times a week and on long trips the music helps. So, improvement in sound is something I'll enjoy weekly and on loooooong trips--worth the chance that theyd work better than what I've used in the past.
course, now I'm day dreaming about making a small tubed headphone amplifier even though I only use the blue tooth to my helmet for audio.
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