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Safe kitesurfing music player/headphones

Postby sergei Scotland » Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:05 pm

Looking for safe and obviously waterproof Bluetooth headphones or mp3 player.
I want to hear external noise/talk/calls/shouts while listening to music so I do not miss anything/anybody :)
So probably needs an mike (like Sony below) or to use bone conductivity I guess.

I like Sony NV WS413 MP3 player with ambient mike - does it work for kiting?
Searched here and found only old threads with broken links, hope its ok to ask again.
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Re: Safe kitesurfing music

Postby edt » Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:09 pm

I was thinking to myself safe music? Is there music that will pump you up so much that you become reckless? Maybe firestarter by prodigy is unsafe. Bach is always a safe choice very calm.
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Re: Safe kitesurfing music

Postby sergei Scotland » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:37 pm

edt wrote:
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Bach is always a safe choice very calm.
Sure by jacque Loussier trio. Siciliana or Pastorale in C minor is very good for boosting ☺
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Re: Safe kitesurfing music player/headphones

Postby geokite » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:43 pm

I use Aftershokz Xtrainerz, no complaints. No wires, ears are left open.
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Re: Safe kitesurfing music player/headphones

Postby sergei Scotland » Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:47 am

geokite wrote:
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I use Aftershokz Xtrainerz, no complaints. No wires, ears are left open.
Thanks, this looks to be a really good player.
Brilliant that ears are open all the time.
Wondered if similar style or the same make bluetooth headphones exist?
Something which will work with a Garmin Music watch or a mobile phone?

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Re: Safe kitesurfing music player/headphones

Postby edt » Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:19 am

why would you use open ear headphones?

two really common problems for kiters are surfer's ear and also eardrum ruptures from a crash. Waterproof earplugs protect you from both! I consider it a real nice bonus that if you wear earplugs while kiting you are getting protection for free. As it is I have to wear ear plugs already have plenty of damage and can't take any more.
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Re: Safe kitesurfing music player/headphones

Postby direnc » Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:15 am

I have the ws-413. Does work for kiting, but the ambient mike is useless on water/when wet.
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Re: Safe kitesurfing music player/headphones

Postby sergei Scotland » Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:55 pm

direnc wrote:
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I have the ws-413. Does work for kiting, but the ambient mike is useless on water/when wet.
Thanks, good to know mic does not work for us. I should have guessed, I suppose.

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Re: Safe kitesurfing music player/headphones

Postby sergei Scotland » Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:08 pm

edt wrote:
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why would you use open ear headphones?

two really common problems for kiters are surfer's ear and also eardrum ruptures from a crash. Waterproof earplugs protect you from both! I consider it a real nice bonus that if you wear earplugs while kiting you are getting protection for free. As it is I have to wear ear plugs already have plenty of damage and can't take any more.
Absolutely. Could you recommend in ear headphones which work well for kiting and allow us to hear surround sounds, like someone shouting "watch out"? And not stopping working when a little water makes it into ear?
Most swimmers say they do not exist :(
I generally wear a hood when water is below 13-14c which is about 9 months a year in Scotland :( plus I am a beginner so do not jump that high. :lol:
But yes a very good point, thanks


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