Lol. I was about to post the exact same question that you did. Which options have you seen for headphones?
I have seen the :
1. 'Twin tip' audio kit which has alternate plugs for a cell phone and an mp3 player (I have the wiring for this for a Giro helmet, but i can't get the speakers out of the Giro)
2. Bluetooth headphones with audio drop in kit (gives you bluetooth and a 3.5mm plug for a media player)
3. Regular audio drop in kit (3.5mm plug only)
I went to Target and Marshall's today and didn't see any headphones for sale that were made for helmets. Since the Variant lining has a zipper on it, you could probably disassemble a set of standard headphones (like these), run the wire across yourself and use a headphone extension cable to run it to your mp3 player
If anyone else sells a ready-made solution for our helmets, then I haven't seen it.
Yea those are the only options that I have seen. I'd love to get them as they are designed for the specific helmet, but again the price point kinda makes it hard to pull the trigger. I'd love to read some reviews on the skullcandy deals, or I'll just try to break down a standard set of headphones and fit them into the helmet as best as possible.
I own a Smith Variant with the Skullcandy's. They came with my helmet. The plug it has is the "twin tip". They work just fine. I have plugged in my phone and my mp3 and have had zero issues. The sound quality for them is fine by my standards, but I really only use the music for background unless I'm riding alone. Anyway, they work just fine for their purpose.