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Old 12-10-2013, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ya ya another helmet thread by me. So looking to get some audio into my lid. My buddy has been complaining about his skull candy speakers hurting his ears and I guess I'm wondering what else is out there. Or if anyone knows of a good DIY approach taking apart a certain earphone or whatever.
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Ya ya another helmet thread by me. So looking to get some audio into my lid. My buddy has been complaining about his skull candy speakers hurting his ears and I guess I'm wondering what else is out there. Or if anyone knows of a good DIY approach taking apart a certain earphone or whatever.
Honestly most of the helmet audio options I've had in the past are uncomfortable or are too bulky or break too easily.

You're far better off just getting a pair of in-ear earbuds and riding with those under your helmet. Way more comfortable and don't cost a fortune to replace if/when they break.
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ear buds work the best for me. The iphone 5 ones fit in my ear well and i can pause/play/answer a call/skip with my gloves still on my beanie usually secures them in my ear even more.
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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.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use ear buds where I suppose audio speakers would go. they work great and I can't tell they are there. plus my liner had a zipper so no coward is hanging anywhere.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Skullcandy Homebrew are on sale on the skullcandy website right now. Probably not the best sound quality but kinda cool that they fit right into you're helmet's padding if you've got it.
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those big flat round speakers hurt your ears
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those big flat round speakers hurt your ears
Those should be able to fit into the actual ear pads on your helmet. I'm sure the sound quality isn't great, but for $10 might be worth a shot.
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I have a pair of $10 earbuds that I use on my bike; they've survived rain, snow, sun, wind, and a cross-country trip and they sound pretty good. soundmagic es18 I think. and they've held up a lot better than any skullcandy headphones I've owned.
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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!
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