Originally Posted by mikes-ss
do you listen to music ,silence ,earplug's what!!!?while riding ,i listen to my nano or cell phone "slacker radio" mostly heavy rock metal ,while riding almost alway's ,never leave home with out it...just curious.
I put in custom molded earplugs for hearing protection. I had them made at the motorcycle show. I have been on many long rides and it works okay for me. I can "play" music in my head while riding. Sometimes I "compose" my own. Worse yet, sometimes I sing, and it is a good thing that it is contained inside the helmet, or I might get arrested for disturbing the peace.
I would like to have audio in my helmet, but haven't found anything that works. The custom-molded audiophile earphones won't fit under my tight-fitting Shoei X-11 full face helmet. I tried EarFuze and strongly recommend against them - not only does the product suck but their customer support sucks worse.
The problem is that all solutions that work, especially the older hard-wired ones, cost a lot.
I do wish I could hear the GPS audio, take phone calls, and listen to music occasionally. In the end, I would like to find a high quality in-helmet bluetooth audio/microphone solution.
The Schuberth C3 helmet with its electronics option is VERY nice, but VERY expensive. A show-stopper for me is that it turns itself completely off if you are charging the battery.