Helmet Audio - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
OldDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern BC
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Question Helmet Audio

I have a Pro-tec Vigilante helmet that has speaker pockets built in to the ear pads. I have a pair of headphones in there now, but was thinking about getting some helmet speakers for better sound. However, I would also like to lose the cord and go Bluetooth.

I saw an old post about the Jabra Clipper that looks promising. Everything else is either headphones with a frame or motorcycle headsets with mics and all that shit that I don't want.

So, any leads on some good helmet speakers that will fit in my ear pads that won't set me back a small fortune?

And, is there a better wireless solution that the Jabra Clipper? It would be nice to be able to remove my helmet without pulling the plug and not have any cords to yank when I wipe out.

Thoughts?

Thanks!
OldDog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:14 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm also interested in options here.

I use audio drop-ins. I tried Skullcandy/Smith which were great because the inline controls let me pause, play, and skip tracks but the line quality wasn't great and after one season the cable stopped working. Being plugged right in wasn't too much of an issue, other than the fact that the controls are connected to the audio cable.

I'm currently using Skullcandy/Giro dropins which are almost identical but instead of pause/play controls I only have a mute button which sucks when I need to pause during one of my favourite tracks.

Ultimately I'd like to wire my dropins directly to my iPhone with no inline control, but have a bluetooth remote similar to the recon instruments remote that comes with the Oakley airwaves - easy to control with gloves on. Does anyone know of a good bluetooth remote that you can get on its own?
Krahdmirr is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
OldDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern BC
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thinking I'm going to go with these. I will probably skip the Bluetooth as they can be unplugged when you take off your helmet while leaving your "device" in your media pocket and your mini cable still threaded through that stupid little hole and all.

Redphones

Has anyone used these? Comments on sound quality?

Edit: OK so after some more searching I find that Redphones = shit. So, thinking I'll go with the Giro Tuneups even though Skullcandy also = shit cuz apparently Skullcandy shit is > Redphones shit?

Anybody happen to know of a website where I can buy Giro Tuneups in Canada? I can't seem to find anything and paying $20 shipping for a $30 item is retarded.

Last edited by OldDog; 12-12-2012 at 01:34 AM.
OldDog is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 02:30 AM
Rides Caturdayz
 
seriouscat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 6
Do you have a local shop? Every ski/board shop in Alberta carries them, even sportchek. The smith version was harder to come by. I assume it would be the same in bc.

I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs. Alexander Karelin
seriouscat is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
OldDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern BC
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Meh, my so called "local" is 45 minutes away and pretty limited in what they carry. I also looked at sportchek.ca and they don't list it online anyway.

I'm looking for either the Smith Drop-In, Giro Tuneups, or Skullcandy Home Brew they are all essentially exactly the same thing, I think...

Quote:
Originally Posted by seriouscat View Post
Do you have a local shop? Every ski/board shop in Alberta carries them, even sportchek. The smith version was harder to come by. I assume it would be the same in bc.

Last edited by OldDog; 12-12-2012 at 02:32 PM.
OldDog is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldDog View Post
I'm looking for either the Smith Drop-In, Giro Tuneups, or Skullcandy Home Brew they are all essentially exactly the same thing, I think...
If you can, get the Scullcandy-Smith drop-in - it comes with play/pause/skip, whereas the Giro versions only have a mute button. My Smiths crapped out by the end of the season last year, and I can already sort of notice my Giro start to go now after only one month.
Krahdmirr is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
OldDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern BC
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krahdmirr View Post
If you can, get the Scullcandy-Smith drop-in - it comes with play/pause/skip, whereas the Giro versions only have a mute button. My Smiths crapped out by the end of the season last year, and I can already sort of notice my Giro start to go now after only one month.
Yeah, looks like the home brew has no inline controls at all. Doesn't really matter though as I've been unable to locate anything at all online from a Canadian site.
OldDog is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 10:54 AM
Senior Member
 
paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: ON Can / MI U.P. border
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Found from Giro tune-ups online, and in Canada!

Giro, Drop-In Headphones - SportingLife Online Store

Hope that helps!!
paul is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
OldDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern BC
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks!

I saw that too. However, I have had bad experiences with sportinglife and that is about twice what they should cost. I could have them sent from the states for that...

Meh, I may just do it anyway.

Thanks again for the reply.
OldDog is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 02:20 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
hikeswithdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota Summer--Utah Winter
Posts: 1,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
Drop in speakers are FAR FAR better than headphones but the dam wires ALWAYS wear out after 1-2 seasons.....wish someone would come up with a better solution that was still reasonably priced.

makingfreshtracks.com
hikeswithdogs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome