Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

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Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

#1 Unread post by billk7457 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:34 pm

If you listen to music while you ride, do you prefer to have a sound system mounted on the bike, or do you prefer a system added to the helmet?

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Re: Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

#2 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:39 pm

I do, and I use a Scala rider Q2 to do it. I do want to upgrade to the pro though, so I can stream music via Bluetooth.
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Re: Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

#3 Unread post by sapaul » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:39 am

I do but only under certain circumstances. My Scala Q@ has FM radio, keeps me up to date with traffic reports.
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#4 Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:36 pm

I use the Sena SMH-10. Love the bluetooth and the quick ability to pair with another rider when cruising through DC Metro area traffic.
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#5 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:23 pm

I don't, but I sing in my head...does that count? lol.
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Re: Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

#6 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:23 am

I use a SENA SMH10 mostly as an intercom, but I've tried playing songs from a paired iPhone on freeway rides. The speaker quality isn't that great, so it usually isn't worth the bother.
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#7 Unread post by storysunfolding » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:27 am

Really? I've been using mine nonstop for two years with no problems at speeds up to 90mph (tend not to go higher than 10 mph over on public roads). Of course I have a full face on a faired bike (V-Strom). I know a few guys that prefer the earbud mount for 3/4, 1/2 helmets or unfaired bikes.
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Re: Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

#8 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:35 am

Hmmm, I use a Nolan N43 (a relatively noisy helmet) with earplugs, on a naked bike. Volume isn't a problem; I can hear the music fine. I guess it's more sound quality; the earplugs muffle (I assume) mid to low frequencies, so music doesn't sound as good, compared to a spoken voice.
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Re: Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

#9 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:05 am

My exo 500 is a bit noisy too. If I'm on the interstate for more than 20 minutes or so, I'll put in earplugs. I've found I can still hear the music or carry on a phone conversation decently under 90. Keep in mind I've removed the windshield from my bike so it's effectively a naked bike wind wise.
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Re: Just wondering--Do you listen to music while you ride?

#10 Unread post by fzrbiker » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:21 pm

I just bought a Cardo Scala rider in this site http://4wheelonline.com/motorcycle/Card ... ios.141591. I find it safer and more practically. By the way I bought the Q3 multiset.

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