Bluetooth earbuds. What works best in a helmet?

Discussion in 'General' started by beechkingd, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. beechkingd

    beechkingd Well-Known Member

    I've tried all sorts of earbuds on my street bike and really like using the Comply foam tips on standard wired ones. I had some Mpow around the neck type ones that blocked the ambient sound pretty well. I bought some airpod pro's and they suck,(actually they work great everywhere, but on my bike) the noise canceling can't handle the wind noise and with it off I might as well not have anything on. The around the neck ones don't fit well with my street leathers though, are there any other types that would block the ambient wind noise better?
     
  2. Shenanigans

    Shenanigans in Mr.Rogers neighborhood

    In on the podium!!
     
  3. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking The Iron Price

    AirPod pros work the best of any Bluetooth earbuds I’ve tried on the bike.
     
  4. 88/532

    88/532 Simply Antagonistical

    I bought these on the cheap ($20), and they’ve been surprisingly good.
     

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  5. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    Sena

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  6. pro69ss

    pro69ss Well-Known Member

    Sena and foam plugs
     
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  7. HoyaXC07

    HoyaXC07 Well-Known Member

    The final solution is a Bluetooth system wired into the helmet like a Sena, cardio, etc. Combined with ear plugs you're good to go.
     
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  8. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Yup.
     
  9. Dragginass

    Dragginass Well-Known Member

    Consider the Db reducing type as well. They cut out external noise so you don't have to have the volume up to a damaging level to hear anything. While I haven't used them in a helmet, I love my Elgin Ruckus plugs.
     
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  10. beechkingd

    beechkingd Well-Known Member

    I hate wind noise and I'm not going any long distance without music, let alone route guidance.
     
  11. beechkingd

    beechkingd Well-Known Member

    I might give them a try. I've been looking at bluetooth receivers that will connect to wired headphones. I used to have good luck with cheap Sony wired earbuds and comply foam tips. I'd rather have my phone in my tank bag holder than in my pocket so a receiver may work.
     
  12. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Not sayin' anything other than that sudden "...what was that?" moment and it's some fuck in a coal roller trying to bowling pin ya.
    YMMV. Enjoy.
     
  13. OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk Well-Known Member

  14. beechkingd

    beechkingd Well-Known Member


    I've been street riding with earplugs or earbuds for well over 25 years. Haven't had any one sneak up on me like that yet, with decent ear plugs I can hear the coal roller coming and see them with my nice convex mirrors.
     

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