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#1 moto_racer05

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:08 PM

I'm curious if others like to listen to music while riding? I love it! I started wearing ear buds probably five years ago while riding. To me it makes my favorite sport even better. My question is to the people that aren't iPhone users what have you had the best luck with? I know air buds are supposed to work great but I'm a droid user. I currently have some skull candy ear buds that work pretty good. I like the fact that I can pause the music answer calls bye pushing one button but after awhile my ears hurt from my helmet pushing on them. Any input is appreciated thanks.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:33 PM

Depending on how much you want to put in to it. I personally use to use earbuds but got tired of messing with them, so I installed a cardo freecom on my helmet and love it. I don’t use the mic, I just use it for music. You can control everything from outside the helmet. Never have issues with the cold or controlling it with gloves on. Plus you can pause and skip songs without having to pull your phone out or having to try and reach under your helmet in your jacket.
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Posted 20 November 2020 - 10:37 PM

I use IASUS xsound 3 helmet speakers, boosted with a FiiO A3 amp that I piggy back on a iPod touch. Crystal clear sound without messing with earbuds. Speakers fit nice in BV2S ear cups. I also have a Bluetooth controller on my handlebar pad from Chubby Button which really is awesome. Large buttons that you can hit even when riding. So player and amp are in my inside jacket pocket and I don’t have to unzip to mess with volume or stop music. I also like that without the buds I can still hear the engine unless I am really cranking the tunes

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 06:57 AM

Depending on how much you want to put in to it. I personally use to use earbuds but got tired of messing with them, so I installed a cardo freecom on my helmet and love it. I don’t use the mic, I just use it for music. You can control everything from outside the helmet. Never have issues with the cold or controlling it with gloves on. Plus you can pause and skip songs without having to pull your phone out or having to try and reach under your helmet in your jacket.
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The wife and i have the freecom in our motorcycle helmets . They change how you do settings ,need a smart phone to change settings .



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 07:10 AM

I stream Pandora to our UClear headsets. Because of the Bluetooth- my wife and kids are able to listen to the same music as well. It works wonders to keep the kids entertained! 



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:29 AM

Wife and I use the Sena 10S communicators, she loves to listen to music while we ride.  I don't but like the ability to make sure she is aware of any issues coming up on the trails.  Otherwise just one more thing to keep her happy and into the sport I love.  I do listen to music on my Sena while riding my motorcycle, but like to listen to sled while riding.  


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:30 AM

I'm torn about this.

When riding alone during the week sometimes I think music would be nice.....on the flip side I really enjoy the solitude.

Great suggestions here on setups! 


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:31 AM

No music for me. The turbocharger makes beautiful music, the harder you squeeze the more the volume.


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:32 AM

My buddy sings into our communicators sometimes. :angry:  :angry:  :angry:



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:38 AM

My buddy sings into our communicators sometimes. :angry: :angry: :angry:


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:40 AM

I would think my throttle response would be based upon the music. Might not be a good thing.

I'd be afraid to not hear a belt starting to go, etc.

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:50 AM

Ski do you have any pics of your setup? It sounds like you've put a lot of thought into it.

I use IASUS xsound 3 helmet speakers, boosted with a FiiO A3 amp that I piggy back on a iPod touch. Crystal clear sound without messing with earbuds. Speakers fit nice in BV2S ear cups. I also have a Bluetooth controller on my handlebar pad from Chubby Button which really is awesome. Large buttons that you can hit even when riding. So player and amp are in my inside jacket pocket and I don’t have to unzip to mess with volume or stop music. I also like that without the buds I can still hear the engine unless I am really cranking the tunes



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:57 AM

I use trail jams.  They are small flat speakers that fit in helmet.  There is a small lever that controls volume on side of helmet.  Its wired to my iphone where I play music thats stored on my phone.  When we come to stops I just turn volume down.  This way I don't have to hunt for my phone which is in my coat.  I think it cost $25.00.  The ear buds would hurt my ears.

 

I mainly use this when riding in Canada when we are on the sleds for 8-10 hours.  No internet for me also in Canada so it has to go off my stored music.



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 10:21 AM

Moto - yes a lot of thought and experimentation prior to mastering. No photo but if you search Amazon you will see all items. I do buy the speakers direct from IASUS though. The speakers really are the key. While they are a bit pricey they blow all others away. I have tried many. Mount them behind the liner in the ear cup of your helmet and make sure they are aligned with you ear canals. The Chubby button is out of stock as they are releasing a new version in December. The thing works so well I wanted a spare and just checked about a week ago. I used to use a small remote about the size of a 1/2 dollar but it was impossible to use with a glove on while moving.

Ski do you have any pics of your setup? It sounds like you've put a lot of thought into it.



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 10:26 AM

I listen to music on my street bike and use the speakers on my Seadoo all the time but I really have no desire to listen to music on my sled.    Not sure why that is?


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