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Old 01-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the few that wear helmets out there, what do you do about listening to music? I've been using regular headphones, but I like to be able to hear my surroundings. I've got a smith variant with the ear pads that can be unzipped to hold "speakers". It seems like te only thing out there that fits costs $200 and is made by shitcandy.

Here's what I'm looking for.
-easy drop in installation
-decent quality audio
-volume/skip buttons
-maybe Bluetooth?

Would I be better off ripping the drivers out of a decent pair of headphones and rigging something up to get them to fit?
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just got myself a RED Mutiny, and the flaps have just enough space for me to stuff it with Sony MDR-V150 phones. I'm willing to bet it'll sound better than RED's own headphone add-ons.

I'm gonna re-jack the helmet end short and use a regular extension to my jacket pocket. I might throw in a Belkin headphone remote. Originally for iPod Shuffle, but turns out it acts as Play/Pause and Volume for iPhones - Perfect.

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Old 01-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Skullcandy makes a "speaker" set specifically made to go into the Smith helmet ear pieces. It wasn't very expensive and it works great.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use these and they work great with my Giro helmet.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here you go Smith Skullcandy Single-Shot Helmet Audio Kit: Sports & Outdoors You can find them for cheaper if you do a little research.
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