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Offline bicter

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Headwear
« on: November 29, 2017, 07:28 »
Hi all,
Now that the sun is starting to have a bit more kick and my hair has had another year of thinning out, I'm looking for good ways to wear a nice shady hat such as a Bunnings type while continuing to use headphones.

How do people get around this problem?

If the answer is to use "in ear" headphones, please advise the model number so I can look them up.
BTW, I do find the "in ear" type to be a pain.

Thanks in advance
Terry

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Re: Headwear
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 10:48 »
Never tried the "Funnelweb" hat but looks useable.
Base ball cap works OK with backphones, and I love the message.
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Re: Headwear
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 14:30 »
I use Frillneck caps, very versatile.

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Re: Headwear
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 21:39 »
I made one like the brown hat above. Just slit a hat, poke the headphones through and away you go. I wear the hat all year round.
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Re: Headwear
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 07:09 »
Thanks all for the varying ideas. 
I ended up buying some FX-02 backphones from Clegy. I'll see how they go. 
Price was good and service even better.
While I expect they will solve my problem, if they annoy me, as some other types have, I'll try some of the other ideas put forward.
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Re: Headwear
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 10:54 »
Terry

Let us know how the headphones go

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Re: Headwear
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 18:42 »
The headset arrived yesterday. I like the look of it.

The initial impression is the fit is good, volume control is adequate, cord is light weight and not coiled.
Tried to coil form the cable using heat gun and former but the outer sheath material didn't lend itself to permanently forming unless I didn't use enough heat or time. 

As I only have the one headset, I was avoiding doing any permanent damage to the cable. 

Sheath needs to be pebax or similar if it's going to be properly coil formed with heat.

So took it out for a run today for an hour in the humidity.

Sound qualith wasn't perfect but still more than adequate to distinguish the various tones used by the Safari.
Cord length is pretty much the correct length, so coiling is probably counterproductive.

After an hour of use, the right ear was a little sore. Not sure of the cause but will investigate further.

The only thing I didn't like was the fact the cable connected to the headset on the left hand side. Most detectorists would be right handed and this setup has the cable draped across the front of the body.

The cable is relatively light and may be prone to damage if care isn't taken
All in all, I'm quite pleased with the headset as it allows me to wear a hat without any problems and I will be using it regularly during summer 😀
 
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