Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
I use well fitting earbuds
They cut out some of the helmet noise and my gps doesn't have to be damagingly loud to be audible.
2 birds with one stone.
Most of the time I'm not using my gps so its earplugs to protect my lug holes.
I've had helmet speakers in the past but find they have to louder than wind/traffic noise to be heard. Not good for your ears.
Yep, this is a necropost but I'm going back through the <399cc section since I now have a 200. Anyhow:
The trick is to get speakers loud enough that you can hear them through earplugs, preferably speakers that don't distort badly at that volume level. Then, wear earplugs when you need to, to block wind noise -- and crank up the helmet speakers. You lose a little sound quality, but get to keep your hearing.
In-ear headphones are technically superior, but less convenient and often not legal.
Not all who wander lack GPS.