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Re: Idea... probably a bad one. Cutting hearing holes in a cowl.


I also encountered this problem and had my friends yelling at me so I could hear what they are saying. They make those blue tooth headsets that have a wire going to your ear instead of a bulky mic hanging off of your ear, you could use that. As for holes, on my cowl I think it would look awkward, unless you made the hole a triangle shape or a rectangle shaped slit instead of a round hole.
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Re: Idea... probably a bad one. Cutting hearing holes in a cowl.


I struggle to hear people when there a lot of background noise without anything over my ears so I think I'll have to do it.

I'm really gonna think long and hard about making it look professional though rather than a botch job. Maybe push flesh tunnels (ear lobe plugs) into the holes.

I think they should probably be encorpated into all cowls. Good to know people are also thinking similiar things.

David

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I think I may have found a solution...

http://www.tmart.com/Professional-Grade-RF-Audio-Bug-with-500M-Wireless-Transmission_p104859.html

It is an audio bug and receiver. Simply put the earbuds in, run you wire and receiver to a location you desire such as the back of your belt or in your jacket to keep it out of sight, then wear the transmiter on your person somewhere. Should allow you to hear outside noises at the level you desire. I am going to order one next week and give it a try. I will let you guys know how it goes once it comes in.

Any thoughts???

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Re: Idea... probably a bad one. Cutting hearing holes in a cowl.


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JasterBull wrote:

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bykrom wrote:

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neo2daz wrote:

3 small holes using a solder gun worked for me



One hole for each ear, where does the third hole go?

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Wait you don't have 3 ears?








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i meant it a triangle formation lol 3 for each ear

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Re: Idea... probably a bad one. Cutting hearing holes in a cowl.


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Hammbone wrote:


I think I may have found a solution...

http://www.tmart.com/Professional-Grade-RF-Audio-Bug-with-500M-Wireless-Transmission_p104859.html

It is an audio bug and receiver. Simply put the earbuds in, run you wire and receiver to a location you desire such as the back of your belt or in your jacket to keep it out of sight, then wear the transmiter on your person somewhere. Should allow you to hear outside noises at the level you desire. I am going to order one next week and give it a try. I will let you guys know how it goes once it comes in.

Any thoughts???



Sounds good to me. I really wouldn't want to put holes in a cowl but that's just me.

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Re: Idea... probably a bad one. Cutting hearing holes in a cowl.


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bat texan wrote:

I did it as an experiment on one of my early cowls, and it did help with the hearing. Can't see them from the front, and if you're wearing some kind of skull cap or balaclava it helps make them less noticeable. I also added some vent holes in the top between the bat ears---actually helped a bit.

BatHombre, I like your idea of incorporating holes into the design of the cowl. That was the biggest problem I had with the holes I added---they looked like an afterthought, instead of integral to the design.




I'm actually in possession of that cowl now. I can put up some pics if you want. The venting and the ear holes make a huge difference, and work really well.

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