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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet Speaker Idea to consider

Some of you know that getting your helmet speakers to sound good can be tricky. In general, the closer the helmet speaker is to your ear the better the sound and fidelity becomes. I have tried several combinations inside a helmet with varying success. Mine sound pretty good, but I have an idea. I don't seem to be able to quite find what I am looking for already existing to buy. I tried one of the headbands that people wear when exercising. The sound is good, but getting the helmet over it all the time is not very convenient.

My idea comes from remembering the snoopy hat speakers that astronauts wore on the apollo missions. My version would be something mesh you could wear in the summer.

1. What about if you had a lightweight mesh skull cap with speakers mounted in the sides. The mesh is cool enough to wear beneath your helmet in the summer and allows air to flow around etc. The mesh skull cap would already have the speakers sewn inside and would hold them close to your ears and in the exact right place every time you put it on. It could have an elastic band around the edges to hold it on your head easily. The whole thing would not interfere with putting on your helmet of any kind.

Anyone had something like this?

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Think Velcro to build the speaker out and small pieces of Velcro to angle the speaker to the ear.

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Snowboarders have something similar... in essence a wide head-band that has speakers in it. Generally speaking, they don't tend to try to put a helmet over this... but perhaps they do... I'm not a snowboarder. Most are Bluetooth now.

You'll see many if you do a quick search on Amazon.

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Some of you know that getting your helmet speakers to sound good can be tricky. In general, the closer the helmet speaker is to your ear the better the sound and fidelity becomes. I have tried several combinations inside a helmet with varying success. Mine sound pretty good, but I have an idea. I don't seem to be able to quite find what I am looking for already existing to buy. I tried one of the headbands that people wear when exercising. The sound is good, but getting the helmet over it all the time is not very convenient.

My idea comes from remembering the snoopy hat speakers that astronauts wore on the apollo missions. My version would be something mesh you could wear in the summer.

1. What about if you had a lightweight mesh skull cap with speakers mounted in the sides. The mesh is cool enough to wear beneath your helmet in the summer and allows air to flow around etc. The mesh skull cap would already have the speakers sewn inside and would hold them close to your ears and in the exact right place every time you put it on. It could have an elastic band around the edges to hold it on your head easily. The whole thing would not interfere with putting on your helmet of any kind.

Anyone had something like this?
I agree there has to be a better way and I would like to see something like you are suggesting. What is even worse for me is I've lost most of the hearing in my right ear due to labyrinthitis. I have headphones which direct both stereo channels to my left ear. It would be nice to find something similar for a mc helmet.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm excellent idea!
I love music when riding!

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MAKE DIFFERENT THICKNESS OF VELCRO TO BRING OUT EVEN WITH HELMET. HELMET MANUFACTURER HAS LOT TO DO WITH IT HAD HJC AND BOUGHT A SHOEI . TRANSFERRED THE SENA FROM HJC. LIKE I GOT NEW STEREO !!! LOL. GOOD LUCK. THINK TRYING TO "OVER THINK " IT

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Found this...

https://www.amazon.com/PARLT-Sleepin...f_rd_i=desktop

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Give up and use earplug speakers... kill wind noise, road noise, the small amount of Goldwing noise, and gain bass response like a big family room speaker...

Also known as ear canal speakers...

https://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Rese...words=etymotic

or

https://www.plugup.com/best_and_most...22-3.5-4.5.htm

You will need an adapter like:
http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail....ductID=HC-ZB-S
or more simply
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/elect...cWkaAqG-8P8HAQ

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Actually been looking at over the ear buds. Will stay on easier when I put on my helmet. Less volume than my helmet speakers and better fidelity for sure.

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S-Plugs seem to work the best because they don't stick out of the ear and so there is no pressure from the helmet. They are somewhat tiring if you do a lot of altitude change in a day like we have here in Colorado because the air pressure changes like in a poorly modulated pressurized airplane.

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