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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2015, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet headphones

I'm looking for a type of headphone I can use for music with my helmet. I have a GMax full face flip up. I've tried ear buds but they start to come up and its not possible to fix them with the helmet on. The helmet looks like it has a pocket near the ear to put a speaker.

Any recommendations on what I should use?

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Be careful, your state may not allow headphones inside the helmet.

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I've had good luck with my earbuds...but it seems they don't make them any more...most helmet speakers I've tried lack the fidelity I want.

I actually bought a pair of small head phones and took them apart and after wrapping the individual speakers in a soft cloth ad Velcro-ing them into my helmet ...they worked pretty good.

You can get in ear speakers custom made. (You have to go to an ear doctor to have them made) reports are very good on these. If I can find a link I'll post it.

Edit...here's one company:
http://earfuze.com

Expensive...but good reviews...only replacement I've seen that matches the Eytomic 6i buds that I have ...

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I think I have an odd shaped ear because buds never stay in. I suspect that anything that goes into my ear will fall out.

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I use uClear 200s and really like them. Great when talking bike to bike.

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I think I have an odd shaped ear because buds never stay in. I suspect that anything that goes into my ear will fall out.

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Well then, those custom fitted ones should solve that....
(Most folks that get them say they are THE way to go.

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The new sena 20s is high definition sound. A bit pricey but it will do so much more then just music. I say try KM's suggestion with a set of smaller headphones.

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I have them installed in my Arai Profile. The KTXPRO speaker pods pop right off the headset with little effort. The speaker pods fit perfectly in the Arai Profile's speaker pockets without any modifications. Sound quality is excellent for $15 headphones and loud enough, without distortion, to hear even talk radio (note: my VN750 has stock mufflers). I hid the wires in the helmet padding and attached the volume control to the left side of the helmet base using double sided outdoor foam tape (3m brand, grey foam). The volume control uses a slide, so adjustment levels are no problem with motorcycle gloves on. I tuck the connector cord into my jacket with a small loop extending at the neck for range of motion. The other end is connected to my iPhone in the the jacket's vest pocket. I also toyed with the idea of adding a Bluetooth adapter to eliminate the cord, but I don't mind the cord at all. The only downside is you cannot change stations or skip songs using the volume controller, it only controls the volume level. Still not a big deal. Best $15 I spent.


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I just use candy skull buds, the ones that actually go in your ear. My helmet for some reason is load as **** so i use them as headphone/ music.

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