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Big_island_rider
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 03:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I love to tinker. Daughter had an old broken pair of Skullcandy headphones I decide to see if I could put into my full face helmet. So I carefully took them apart, cut and modified them to fit in. Used double sided and electrical tape to attach so did not comprise the helmet integrity and can easily remove in necessary. Left handed operation, can change volume and songs. Can take phone calls (at least when testing to see if I can be heard while not moving standing in the garage). Not sure I will do phone calls though.


















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Big_island_rider
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Aesquire
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 01:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

After the required warning that hard bits added inside the helmet shell can be hazardous in an impact that drives them into your head.....

Looks good. I'm curious if they are sound blocking enough to use at less than hearing damage levels at highway speed. I've had that problem with sound deadening ear plugs of various brands. ( I would have a drawer full if I was that organized )

How loud is the helmet? ( wind, not music )

I'm in the market for a new lid, since even an untouched helmet is losing foam resiliency after a decade. Bluetooth headset helmets are a priority, and worth a premium, after all, I've spent hundred$ on noise cancelling ear buds and they all had cords & no phone connectivity.
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04buell
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

We have the Sena 20 headsets and they work awesome. My dad called me the other day and since it was my dad, I answered the call. He had no clue I was running 65 mph down the highway. And I listen to podcasts, Audio books and Spotify and Sirius all the time. I highly recommend them. Plus, We can be a mile apart and still converse with each other so my husband knows Iím not lost!!
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Big_island_rider
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Aesquire
I always wear custom fit earplugs when riding even in a full face helmet. I only use this helmet on the Ulysses, I sometimes wear a 1/2 helmet on my Harleys. The helmet in fairly quite at speed and I do not turn my music up enough to do damage or block important road noise. Kind of like background music.

04buell
We wear 1/2 helmets for the most part and most comm systems are awkward for halfies. Started looking at maybe getting something since we are shipping the bikes back to the mainland next year for a 10 state western tour.
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Aesquire
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 07:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I feel obligated to be Captain Obvious on safety issues. ; )

My buddy's wife's new kid has built in Bluetooth headset and she loves it.

Of course, that means if I get one I'll forget to charge it.
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I wear ear plugs in my Shoei RF-1200. I use a SENA 10 and can hear it. I talked on the phone and the other person didn't have a clue. I answer because there aren't a lot of people with my number. Telemarketers get a hard time.
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Mnscrounger
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2019 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have a Nolan N44 with a Sena 10S. The 10S connects to my phone via Bluetooth. The helmet is a bit loud, but I understand that is common to models with a removable chin bar. I can use the speakers in the helmet on the EBR up to about 60, then the wind makes the helmet too loud to hear the music. On the S3 w/Supertrapp. I don't even try to use the speakers. I use a set of Plugfones NR ear buds connected to the Sena audio output jack. Using the plugfones means I don't have to turn the volume up to damage levels to hear the audio, (though much of the damage has already been done). I've taken calls on the S3, and the boom mic apparently is close enough I can speak in a normal tone and still be heard clearly with no complaints about voice quality from the callers. In fact when I first got it, I was used to shouting at passengers, and kept over modulating and clipping the mic.
My only complaint is though I can still hear traffic, (at greatly reduced levels), I wish there was a way to input external sound from the mic to the earbuds, so when stopped for others to talk to me, they could be heard clearly without removing my helmet and ear buds.
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Big_island_rider
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

First test run yesterday on the way to and from work. Sound is good and not so loud that I can not hear traffic or the bike. Changing volume or songs is a little tricky but that is just getting used to the buttons.

Phone call with the wife was clear for both of us until about 45mph, then too much noise for either of us to hear. No worries because I was not really planning on taking/making calls when riding anyway.
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