Re: Speakers or earplugs?
Speakers or earplugs?
So I've not had a helmet since '88 that didn't have bad wind noise, even including the expensive Schuberth Helme ones, so I wear Etymotic ER 20 earplugs on every ride. It would seem speakers are useless on a naked bike. Are these reviewed units speaker only or are they earphone compatible?
I don't care about music, but talking to a passenger or other rider is valuable.
I've used a Scala system with in-helmet speakers and earplugs in the lugholes; and could hear the voice traffic clearly, whilst having the wind-noise cut out very nicely. Earplugs only block certain frequencies - mainly the damaging high ones.