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Audio Helmets

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by plink01, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. plink01

    plink01 Hard Yards

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    Hey guys I'm about to buy a new helmet and I'm thinking about buying a built in audio one.

    I do a lot of riding by myself and normally use headphones, but built into the helmet sounds more convenient. Are they any good?? Or are they more just a novelty?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I use ODT Chips with bluetooth
    I bought them a couple of years ago because they were half price, and I don't use them a whole lot, but they're easy to use and the sound quality is good

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    a lot of helmets have the capacity to have them inserted, but mine is a Giro
     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have the Bluetooth Outdoor Tech chips too and they are so good, go straight into the slots of my giro helmet. I also tried the corded ones first but they are way more annoying than they are worth. Battery lasts ages on the Bluetooth ones and I just charge them using a portable power bank in the car on the way to the snow
     
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  4. ralf_plough

    ralf_plough One of Us

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    Ditto above.
     
  5. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    These are the ducks nuts.
     
  6. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another happy chip user, they can glitch at times but are great, good sound and as stated earlier they last ages!

    I find them better than in ear as you can still hear what is happening around you
     
  7. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Don’t say anything, just walk away.

    Each to their own. I don’t like music in my ears when skiing. I love music have great headphones but not on a mountain. Apart from liking the sound of snow I like to be able to hear what’s going on around me. My sense of hearing has allowed me to avoid many accidents that I didn’t see coming but heard.

    Off piste never. You need to hear what a mountain is telling you. Plus there’s not too many places you can escape to that are peaceful.
     
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  8. crackson

    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Headphones MAKE YOU YELL LIKE A FN IDIOT.

    Yes they do.

    And dance in queues. Gaylords.
     
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  9. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I agree on the off piste, I just wouldn’t switch them on.

    I don’t have them on loud, so I can still chat happily on a chairlift and still hear skiers and the snow.

    And sometimes it’s just nice to be chilling, carving some turns and enjoying some music. At times I have even found the music helps me find the rhythm.
     
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  10. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    I used to prefer the boom box in personal back pack pumping out Air Supply and Kylie to the masses until back packs were banned for causing chairs to decamp downwards from the Deathbarrel!
     
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  11. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Rhythm is on the main street in Cooma, hard to miss.
     
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  12. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oi!
    I resemble that remark

    LOL

    I won’t move to the in helmet option just because I only ever use an ear bud in my left ear (I ride natural) - I want to hear what’s going on behind me.

    I’m about to move to wireless over corded earplugs though because I keep breaking the corded ones. See how that goes.

    A lot of people like the in helmet option.
    Try it and see how it goes for you.
     
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