Re: headphones in a helmet
After some around the table conversion with some other motorcyclists, those that have headsets and 2 way communicators really like them for long group rides. Makes things a little easier for stops, notifying the other riders about cows in the road in the twisties (open range!), etc.
A company called Motocomm makes a headset that works with an FRS radio. If you already have a FRS radio this is a fairly cheap route. The few reviews that I have seen on the headsets were positive. I just ordered a set yesterday. I will post my impressions in a few weeks.