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.
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.
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!
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!
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.