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Old 01-21-2014, 04:34 PM   #46
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I use a pair of Etymotics, ER6i's I think, plugged into my phone. They don't have good bass response, but they seal well and block out much of the wind noise. I can listen to my tunes at moderate volume.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:15 AM   #47
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I use Sena SMH10 in a full face helmet with custom ear plugs... Works really well up to about 80mph on my Road King I get some loud buffeting over that speed.
Me too.
Works pretty good with regular foam plugs also.
Rarely listen to music on the bike...but the SMH10 works pretty good using my Galaxy Note as the source.
I find that music relaxes me too much and slows me down.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:06 AM   #48
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I have the Scala Rider Q2 set, so have in helmet speakers in my FF helmet. I were ear plugs to reduce wind noise and have the volume set to where I hear the music but not always the lyrics, meaning, not very loud. I know the songs on my play list, so I can sing along if I want to even without hearing the lyrics. This way the music is not as much a distraction and I can hear outside noises like sirens or a car horn. Now that I have the KTM, instead of the K1200GT, I tend to not get on a freeway, but still like my music........
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:28 AM   #49
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I tried helmet speakers long ago, found they worked about as good as I expected, which was not at all. Went through a couple cheap pair of in ears, then a couple pair of Ety's and have settled on custom silicone pair from Plugup.com. Block most noise and can have them on all day.

..as with every thread about these, always the "I don't need music, you shouldn't need it either" people.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:24 PM   #50
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I have an XM satellite radio receiver in my tank bag, and listen through ear buds under an HJC Symax flip front helmet. Works perfect for me on the ST. The receiver is powered through a 12 volt plug on the fairing.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:27 PM   #51
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #52
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I have the Sena SMH-5FM with the upgraded speakers in my Shoei Neotech. I bought it primarily for bike to bike comms, but have come to enjoy using it for wireless music. I link it via Bluetooth to my iPhone 5 and tell Siri to start and stop the music as required. The Sena jog dial allows me to easily control volume and select songs. I never thought I'd like riding with music, but I have come around to it. I think I like the speakers because they do not completely drown out all road/engine noise...I still feel like I can hear things around me. I also like that I can take/make phone calls, and with my Escort and GPS wired to the SM10, I can get radar warnings and voice directions as well. Pretty slick.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:25 AM   #53
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That's because you are stupid JerryH. That's why you don't understand a lot of things.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #54
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While I often listen to music in the car, I NEVER do it on a bike. Not only is it distracting, but for me it ruins the ride. I now wear earplugs for every ride, and have been for some time. I wish now I had been doing it longer. Inever understood why someone would want to mess up a nice ride with music or any other audio.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:02 PM   #55
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When I'm in the mood for tunes or podcasts, I just use my Sena SMH10. When paired with the set of earplugs, you don't have to crank the volume to ridiculous levels or anything to hear the music over the roar of the wind.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:28 PM   #56
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Actually wearing earplugs allows me to hear the music clearer and at a lower volume.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:26 PM   #57
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Some people just don't love music, and I feel sorry for them.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:04 PM   #58
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I am a big fan of Shure earbuds. Currently using the SE215, but previously used a set of SE310. The SE215's can be found online for ~ $100. I bought mine at Guitar Center for $108 out the door. They fit well in my ear and underneath a fullface helmet. The SE215's come with several different size foam sleeves, but I have found that the silicone triple flange sleeves fit my ear best. Unfortunately, the triple flange sleeves don't come with the SE215's but can be ordered as an accessory. I had to trim the stalk to get the proper length for my ear. Putting them in your ear is awkward at first because the wire comes out the top of the earbud and wraps around the back side of the ear, but once you get familiar with it it is easy.

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Old 02-05-2014, 09:06 AM   #59
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XM satellite radio receiver on a Ram mount hard wired to bike.
Output from XM receiver into an on/off toggle switch mounted in the front edge of the tank bag so if your buddy wants to say something at a stop light you can switch off the music and hear him, turn it on and down the road you go. This on/off switch will need six terminals, right left and ground, 3 for in and 3 for out (amazon) and a water proof boot over the toggle.
From the on/off switch into a Boosteroo amp in the tank bag.
From Boosteroo output to a connector to plug ear buds into that clips on the edge of the tank bag for easy access to plug in ear buds to get off the bike. You can plug the ear buds directly into the Boostaroo if you want. The Boostaroo turns on and off by plugging in the input wire.
Koss ear buds with volume control, earplugs and music all in one, Walmart less than $30, easy volume control is a must.

I wear a scull cap to keep the helmet from pulling the ear buds out when you put on the helmet.

The boosteroo uses AAAA batteries and will last two weeks of all day riding . This set up takes a bit of time to put together but doesn't cost much except for the XM subscription and receiver. It is portable so I can easily put it in the truck for road trips.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:30 AM   #60
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On the bike, only on long stretches of highway or interstate and I bought a Neckmike M3 that I have been using with my phone. I play music through Bluetooth so I can answer calls too. There several sizes of ear bud tips that come with the Neckmike and I think they cut down on the ambient noise enough that I never turn the music volume up past half way. I don't like the music too loud, just where I can hear it clearly.

Previously I had a Rio MP3 player that I used for many years until it got broke in a crash.

I was riding my ATC on some power line right-of-way when I caught a series of ruts; diagonally. I got tossed off the trike and landed pretty dang hard on my head (wearing a helmet, not just a mullet), enough to disorientate me for a bit. I was hearing a sound like a stuck horn, but I was confused because my ATC doesn't have a horn. I couldn't figure it out, so I started walking over to the trike to shut the horn off (I hit my head pretty hard). I finally realized the sound was coming from the ear buds because the Rio I had clipped on my side, had got smashed and was making the noise.
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