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Make Gpx 6000 Headphones Quieter In Wind?


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Try a pair of plug in ear buds, and then use a pair of earmuffs to cut out the wind.

Good luck on your solution.

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The 6000 headphones are good until it gets windy.

Bose noise cancelling buds are great but expensive.

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15 hours ago, Jonathan Porter said:

I’ve thought about finding and attaching the same material they use on microphones for outdoor filming as being an possible option to soften up the wind noise as it passes all those square edges. 

JP

Enough said… 😉

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15 hours ago, abenson said:

I will wear a hoodie and pull the hood over the headphones. There's also lightweight hooded t-shirts you can buy for warmer weather.

I have done this also. It works well enough. For whatever reason the supplied 6000 headphones are terrible in the wind.

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15 hours ago, phrunt said:

that's quite a good idea and brings to mind the windproof ear flap hats you can buy, there are many types of them, probably not too good for a hot climate though.

https://www.amazon.com/Connectyle-Fleece-Winter-Windproof-Earflap/dp/B07Y1Q3ZP5

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15 hours ago, jasong said:

Hmm both good ideas. I actually have a baseball cap style ushanka hat, just tried it when I saw this, an it won't really fit over the headphones, but that one you linked looks like it would.

A hoodie definitely would work, I'll try that next time. It's pretty dang cold out with the wind right now so not a problem until July or so.

How about a desert hat with a back flap, something like this, many different styles out there to choose from.

Smart&Fun Outdoor Sun Blocking Hat for Men Women 360 Degree Anti-UV Fishing Cap Neck Face Full Protection Flap Hat Camping Hiking Hunting

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The microphone windscreen foam was my first thought of course , there are thick "wolf ruff" ones for extreme gain in wind conditions........and seriously , that setup sheppo posted would probably work pretty good ! 

The hood thing works for me at the beach . Just the raincoat hood is pretty good if it's too hot for hoodies. 

 

I have pro IEMs (in ear monitprs ) that are custom molds made for on stage and will block out the mother of all bands ....if you want to get extreme...caution advised , we used limiters to protect hearing loss ,,,,I just said " Protect your hearing , don't turn 'em up too much"  lol , I have to turn mom's hearing aid down all the time , she turns it up to feedback levels , which is a good trick if you ever tried)

I've seen YT videos on how to make your own custom molds with ear buds too....

I'll see if I can find a link and add it later.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=custom+mold+ear+buds

just a YT search , I'll look at some and recc the one I think most likely good.....

 

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4 hours ago, Reg Wilson said:

Bose noise cancelling buds are great but expensive.

They work but I find them pretty shock sensitive. When you touch the cable they give an unpleasant banging sound in the ears.

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1 hour ago, Gold Seeker said:

How about a desert hat with a back flap, something like this, many different styles out there to choose from.

 

The problem with this and the hoodie option is the heat. When you live in warmer climates (AZ, NV, CA) this will not work most of the times.

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19 hours ago, Jonathan Porter said:

I’ve thought about finding and attaching the same material they use on microphones for outdoor filming as being an possible option to soften up the wind noise as it passes all those square edges. 

JP

JP- the mic covers are called “dead cats”.  Terrible name, but they work really well.   Some motorcyclists and bicyclists use a similar one that goes on the helmet strap.   

@jasong as pointed out, the Avantre Neck collar speaker works well in wind, even better with its earplugs, and maybe even better with some over the ear wind covers for hearing aids and ear buds.

Haven't tried these, they’re way too expensive for what they are and reviews are bad, but look at the photo for another idea… 

Windfree Wind Reduction https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L4IFB3I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CPJR0W5AWBMEHRV85F1E?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I’ve also heard of bicyclists using tape over their earbuds- that’s got to be uncomfortable! The suggestion of earbuds with some sort of cover like a soft headband may be the less expensive and most comfortable option for strong wind…

 

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