Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
I've been using Bose QuietComfort 20 noise-cancelling earbuds connected to a cheap Anker bluetooth receiver. Like RACER_X, I've also found that normal earbuds don't reduce wind noise much. The Bose QuietComfort earbuds work very well in this regard, though they do "pop" occasionally. I haven't been able to figure out what causes the popping, though it does seem to occur more often at high speeds in windy conditions.
As far as normal earbuds go, Etymotic MC5 earbuds seemed to be the best at blocking wind noise but they're no better than cheap ear plugs and stick out of my ear enough that they become uncomfortable after a couple of hours. I've tried a few other inexpensive noise-isolating earbuds and they were all terrible as far as helping with wind noise. At this point, I'm pretty convinced that active noise cancellation is the only thing likely to work better than cheap foam earplugs...