Originally Posted by linvillegorge
I hate riding with earbuds. They just block too much of the surrounding sound. I like music, but I still like to be able to hear what's going on around me too.
Me too. My new helment actually has built in 'phones. Not the reason I got it, purely an added bonus I didn't think I'd even use. Turns out I love it. No discomfort and better sound - rather than block out surrounding sound it actually just sounds like "ambient" music, as if I was in a room with music playing. It's like being followed around by my own personal soundtrack!