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I'm finding the ipod shuffle with the lack of EQ being a bit light weight in the sound. So before I return the shuffle, I thought I would share some pics of my latest search for the ultimate accesories.

The black covering is just to protect the device from rain. I had originally intended for the controls to be accessible during riding, however with gloves all I manage to do was get random functions of next song, last song, volume down and volume up. What I needed the most was pause and start (so I can speak to the officer about my ticket :laughing).

The speakers within the helmet are the PX100 Sennheiser from Best Buy for about $80. With the head band takened off, you are left with two disc that you could theorectically velcro behind the side pads.
 

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Went back to the original setup...

The airclick is filled with silicon for waterproofing and is mounted on the front. Pause, play, next song, volume are all glove compatible :laughing
 

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I'd much rather listen to the sweet sound of 15,000 rpm. It also allows me to be more precise with my shifting.
 

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Surprisingly the speakers within the helmet does not block the outside sound, unlike ear buds or the ones that wedges tightly into your ear, most sound including your engine is very clear.
 

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Three years from now we'll check in and see how good your hearing is.

Wind noise is incredibly destructive to your hearing and most of the damage is permanent.
 

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Its hopeless Andrew. . . go read the Troll thread. . . . .

And I only use earplug headphones for that reason. . . although its arguably not much better.
 

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If you're waiting till 15k to shift I think you'd hear it music or not:laughing
Ya, I guess what I said implies that I shift at 15k, but I don't usually :devillook
And I agree that the speakers inside the helmet are not such a good idea if you don't want to lose your hearing. In order to hear the music well enough you need to crank the volume and then on top of that you have wind noise. Plus those cl-sp helmets by HJC are not exactly quiet. I own the same model.
 

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Ya, I guess what I said implies that I shift at 15k, but I don't usually :devillook
And I agree that the speakers inside the helmet are not such a good idea if you don't want to lose your hearing. In order to hear the music well enough you need to crank the volume and then on top of that you have wind noise. Plus those cl-sp helmets by HJC are not exactly quiet. I own the same model.
lol and I just thought u rode your bike damn hard.

Regardless of music or not I always wear earplugs or plugged headphones. Hearing loss can be quite gradual and permanent.
 

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Whaaaaat???
 

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lol and I just thought u rode your bike damn hard.

Regardless of music or not I always wear earplugs or plugged headphones. Hearing loss can be quite gradual and permanent.
If your ear canals are super narrow like mine are you probably won't get hearing damage as fast as people with really wide ear canals. I went to some pretty loud concerts, I listen to my music in my car really loud, and I work in a machine shop and when we had the hearing tests done at work the tester said I had absolutely no hearing damage.
 

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so would standard orange earplugs greatly reduce damage done to your ears, because i do not want to lose my hearing, especially because next spring I am going on some long trips
 

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any suggestions on ipod/radar detector mounting? any pics?
Techmount manufacturers and sells the defacto standard mounting devices for radar detectors, GPS, ipods etc. I believe its techmount.com. They have some pics.

Techmount stuff is available locally or so I have been told.

I use one on my bike for a radar detector. I bought a "2 mount kit" so there are two platforms for devices. The other spot is reserved for a Garmin GPS for next summer. Probably get the moto oriented one that is being releases sometime soon. I have velcro on the bottom of the mounting spots as well. There is where I mount "the screamer", a super loud piezo buzzer for the radar detector.

Ipod goes in the pocket but I am a recent convert to foam earplugs especially on longer rides.
 

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so would standard orange earplugs greatly reduce damage done to your ears, because i do not want to lose my hearing, especially because next spring I am going on some long trips
I use those a lot of the time as well. I figure even if they're only good for a 25db reduction, that still takes it down to around the 80db which is safe.
 

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If your ear canals are super narrow like mine are you probably won't get hearing damage as fast as people with really wide ear canals. I went to some pretty loud concerts, I listen to my music in my car really loud, and I work in a machine shop and when we had the hearing tests done at work the tester said I had absolutely no hearing damage.

LOL
maybe thats WHY you need to crank your music up loud, you already have hearing loss!:coffee
 

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I use those a lot of the time as well. I figure even if they're only good for a 25db reduction, that still takes it down to around the 80db which is safe.
oh really, i didnt know the standard ones are only good up to 25 DB, but like you said, better then nothing. For my long trip to the states ,I would prefer something with more like 50db lowering though, so I can spend half a day riding straight.
Any suggestions for cheapys that do that?
 
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