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post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-28-2003, 04:28 AM
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Re: headphones in a helmet

i would think that the audio would be good even with earplugs, as they tend to attenuate the wind noise better.

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post #32 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-08-2003, 05:50 AM
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I sport ear plugs any time I plan to ride for more than an hour. I can still hear the shift points fine. If I hit 8500 rpms w/o earplugs, my ears hate me for it.
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Re: headphones in a helmet

for me, with earplugs in or out, the wind-noise pretty much drowns everything out above 85

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post #34 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-20-2003, 02:24 AM
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Re: headphones in a helmet

I bought the chatterbox a couple of years ago, Don't waste your money.

From the other boards the only way to go in Autocomm...very expensive and is good up to 150 mph. Music, bike to bike, pit to bike, cell phone (yeah that scares me), music, radar detector.

For more info go to one of the touring bike boards, they will have lots on info and advice.

Music is great for very long trips. for short trips?

My suggestion is ear plugs. Try them once, quite is sometimes very nice.


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Re: headphones in a helmet

I've had my autocom for a couple months and love it. Cell phone calls on the bike are somewhat amusing (caller: "So where are you?" "On a MOTORCYCLE?!?"). I love listening to Howard Stern on my commute, and throwing the iPod in for longer trips (or non-morning riding).

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Re: headphones in a helmet

Here is what I did to get some tunes while riding. I took a walkman type headphone and removed the speakers. Then I inserted the speakers into the lining of my helmet where there is a recess for my ears. I then ran the cord out the back of the helmet. I run the cord under my jacket, and then plug it into an mp3 player in my jacket pocket. It works great, and is even audible at freeway speeds.

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Ok. I know this is way late, but I'm a newby and I just read this train. I bought the headset from http://www.clearercom.com/ . It does requires either a Motorola or Cobra FRS radio with VOX (models are listed on the website). It works as well as can be expected. I bought the headset for $39 and a radio for $20. WAY cheaper than a Chatterbox. It has a single ear bud and a throat mike. You have to find the optimal position for the throat mike for you. The single ear piece allows you to hear around you without shutting you out from the environment. You only hear the radio when someone talks anyway. It works, although you sometimes have a lag with the VOX. There is no wind noise from your mike. Sound comes directly from your throat.

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Re: headphones in a helmet

... so what do you do when you're wearing ear-plugs and want to use an earpiece that fits in your ear?

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The new HJC FRS-X2 has a great amp in it.. I can ride with earplugs and listen to music. I like twisty's with a soundtrack.

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hmmm... heard good things and bad things about the Chatterbox line - i have an old version (the boxy lookin' one) - battery finally gave out after multiple recharges - couldn't find a new battery so it's sitting dead in the water somewhere in storage.

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