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Old 02-07-2014, 01:24 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by rider33 View Post
sustained wind noise, much less music loud enough to be heard over it will damage your hearing. What you need to do (whether listening to music or not) is to bring it (the wind noise) down, which ear plugs and (not 'or') a good full-face helmet will do.

If then you want to listen to music during the boring bits, substitute good noise isolating (a.k.a. noise cancelling) ear speakers for the ear plugs & run them off an iPod or phone (source of yer music doesn't really matter - it's how / where the music gets to your ears relative to the source of the outside noise, ie wind).

At the moment I use Weston UM1's, good low profile (so they fit under a helmet), high isolation ear speakers with very neutral sound.

This (fixed).

Wind noise alone, even in a "quiet" helmet, will lead to hearing loss.

Any music (or phone or radio or whatever) you listen to must come BETWEEN your ears and the wind noise, not from OVER it.
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