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Old 11-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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Thinking about getting this since I don't like wearing Earbuds while I ride. Thoughts? http://www.bikeintercom.com/products/x1.htm
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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i recommend earplugs and concentrate on actually riding and being aware of traffic around you.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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That is a fair suggestion. I am just going to wait for the flaming to start shorly after this post....

I like the idea of low music on speakers to keep from drowning out the traffic around me so I can still be around of my surroundings while allowing me to second guess myself less. I find myself singing or humming while I am riding to give me a little more focus. Who knew that I was Sylvester Stallone....
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I find myself singing or humming while I am riding to give me a little more focus.
Well just from that statement that would mean you AREN'T focusing as much.


That being said there's really nothing wrong with a little music.. Personally I prefer Silicone ear plugs to drown out wind noise but that's just me. Music I only use on long rides by myself.

If you do decide to do this I suggest having an extra helmet for times when you dont use them and the wire wont hang out.

I have 10 lids sitting around.. Some I keep for the dark screens others for clear, some I keep for rain others just for the track ect.

It's not a bad idea.. but fyi for MUCH cheaper you could just buy a headset and cut the top off and glue it in.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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I have earphones on that just loop the same boring song over and over, it becomes white noise for the wind. actually helps me hear changing noises like engines.
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I guess what I should have said was this. I have mild ADHD and I have developed a mechanism in college when I studied of studying to music because it gave me something to focus against that was predictable. Without it I had trouble focusing. In this case... my mind wanders and my lack of experience causes me to overcompensate and second guess myself in the corners making it more dangerous. The humming helps me settle down some and consequently less second guessing. Whether this is right or wrong it is a fact. I am aware I need more practice, track day, etc. So we can get all that out of the way before we start beating a dead horse. This is purely a question of functionality vs. headphones rather than a chance to pick on the noob or instate your opinions on the correctness of music vs. no music.

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I'm with Ed on this one. I just humm showtunes when I ride from time to time
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Music can be a good thing while riding. Take it from a guy who has taken long trips on his motorcycle. At the moment I use ear buds for my listening while riding. They help drone out the noise and I can hear the music better. It took a while to find the right ones though. If they don't fit properly they either will not help at all or they will hurt your ears after a few minutes or hours. I settled on a set of skull candy buds that have different size rubber ends. Plus they were only $15 when I bought them on a discount. I have a few friends that have tried speakers like those and they only really work if you have a proper fit inside your helmet. Otherwise it just adds more noise.

Oh as for the music naysayers. The right kind of music can help you concentrate while riding. It can improve focus and make you more aware of your surroundings. It's actually the same effect as plugging your ears to block out the distraction of the loud wind noise, but it increases the effect. That's why I have the entire Daft Punk discography on my iPhone for longer rides.

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Old 11-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #10
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Screw them!
i have my eye on a lid that has Dolby Stereo Surround and a small screen on the left that I can watch movies on, also has blue tooth voice command, integrated radar detector, and I can read Facebook updates that show up on a scrolling marque on the right side of the visor.
Its not in production yet, but I'm going to buy it the first day it comes out.

Not sure, but I think there are also connections to hook up a game console. Anyone that flames is just Jealous
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i suggest in ears for 2 reasons.
1. they block excess road noise and protect your hearing.
2. with in ears, you don't have to turn up music very loud in order to hear it and thus once again, protects your hearing.
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i was also looking at those exact same speakers. i use earplugs but on longer rides i wish i had some tunes. ive tried using my earbuds to listen to tunes, but there's just too much windnoise. i've also seen mountable bullet speakers but those just seem a bit over the top. let me know how they work out if you do get em.
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i actually took a pair of head phones (not buds) and mounted them on the inside of my helmet with sticky-back velcro. worked great and i could still hear what was going on around me.
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Those look cool!

Or, you could go the Harley route and get a couple of 1000 watt 6x9s and mount them in your fairings so that EVERYBODY gets to listen to your music!

My house is set back more than 100 yds from highway 39 and I can hear the Harley guys' music just like it was playing on my stereo right in front of me when they go by.
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interesting. i like to have classical/mozart playing just over the wind nose with silicone earbuds. no lyrics just great music.
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Im trying to find a in helmet flip down 7'' screen so i can watch movies while i ride..
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Helmet speakers work well, they don't completely drown out ambient noises which IMO is a good thing. They are also not illegal compared to other music delivery mechanisms while wearing a helm.
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