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How many of you travel with an MP3 player going? Do you feel it is safe to do so? I like the peaceful quiet, but my hubby likes his music. I was thinking of suggesting he use his for our vacation, but didn't want to do so if it is unsafe.
 

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i ride sometimes with my mp3 you can still hear the traffic and wind so i do but i live in the sticks also.
 

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Riding w/ music

I listen to my sirius radio with earphones, but I wired the audio jack to the radio through a kill switch mounted by my left grip, so I can easily shut off the audio when I need to.

Ride Safe 8)
 

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I ride alot with my mp3 or recently using my son-in-laws zune. I like having music and I can still hear around me. If I hear a siren I just turn my chatterbox off.
 

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I use my mp3 while Im riding also.I put speakers in the pockets of my helmit.You can still hear traffic around me.
 

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Thanks everyone for the input. I bought some high quality ear buds for my dh yesterday and gave them to him last night. He was thrilled. It will do until we can afford a more expensive solution.

Melinda
 

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I ride with it playing full tilt through my speakers on the Valk....HELL YEAH! The Garmin NUVI has an FM transmitter built in so its eeeeezzzzzzz.
 

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I use my Zune with some Sony ear-buds that do alright. I'm thinking of stepping up to some Shure E2C's. I can still hear my drilled out pipes, some wind-noise & emergency vehicle sirens with the Sony earbuds & the Zune at around 14/15 out of 20 (max) volume level.

Dave~
 
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We are mounting a radio to our bike - in fact it is on.

We are using external speakers mounted behind the windshield.

We have STOCK PIPES on the bike so noise from the pipes is a non issue.

The radio puts out only 8 watts - but I feel the manufacturer was consrvative in those figures.

I tried ear buds, but found them a bit distracting.

At least with external speakers I can still hear all that is around me and volume control is near my left thumb.

Nothing like cruising around listening to a ball game on the bike! :D

We have AM/FM , Weather Radio , Two Way Radio, Rider/Passenger Intercom ( requires head phone/mic but we listen to radio and if one talks the radio goes quiet ), External AF input for iPod, GPS, anything!
 

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Earphones are illegal in my state and unsafe. I use the motorcycletunes.com speakers with an ipod. Keeps me more awake.
 

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I've just started listening to my mp3 while riding. The earbuds that came with it were junk as far as being able to hear the music well at a reasonable volume that wouldn't make me deaf after a lot of use. I stopped in Wally world and looked around at what they had for replacement earbuds and found Philips noise canceling earphones. They have silicone covers that seal the ear pretty well and a powered noise canceling element that really works. I can keep the volume pretty low and still hear Delbert McClinton wailing away.
 
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