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i've searched around the website and haven't found anything to answer my quick question..

is riding with headphones illegal??

i know that riding a bicycle it can only be in one ear and i think it's the same with a car. just checking if it's the same or different while riding on a bike.

all i really need is a yes or no. :thumbup:

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Yes earplugs in both ears are a no-no in many States, but I wear them personally, as I value my hearing more than I value the cost of a ticket (I ride enough miles a year for that to be an issue.) And, quite honestly, I can hear my surroundings better with the wind and road noise blocked out. So I believe it's actually safer to ride with them. I really wish they would at least give an exemption for motorcycles on that law.
 

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Like Tee said its a no no in a lot of states so you'll have to call to find out about the one that you live in... Also like Tee I have them in all the time and it seems that I can hear the things going on around me better....
With my new lid however I am putting lil speakers behind the padding because the ear buds in my ears for longer rides is making my ears sore...
 

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In case you're asking because you just want some tunes to listen to, you might check these out.

IASUS XSound 2 Helmet Speakers

I haven't ordered mine yet but they've got good reviews. Some complain that they sound great but there isn't enough volume. I think I'm going to order a small inline amp with it. If anyone is running this setup we'd sure like to hear from you.

Oh my first post! Aloha all! :thumbup:
 

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I haven't ordered mine yet but they've got good reviews. Some complain that they sound great but there isn't enough volume. I think I'm going to order a small inline amp with it. If anyone is running this setup we'd sure like to hear from you.

Oh my first post! Aloha all! :thumbup:
Aloha and welcome! I use custom ear pieces by AZ Ear Protection
http://www.azearprotection.com/dd_mon.htm or the ones my wife has that she likes better are by Big Ear http://www.bigearinc.com/Products/BE-1C.aspx On my GSXR I have a 25w amp in the tail made by MixIt http://www.mixitproducts.com/ hard wired to my license plate light circuit with inputs from my Garmin Zumo which handles the MP3, GPS and cell phone and the radar detector which the amp gives audio priority to. The ear pieces do a great job reducing noise and good audio at any speed you'd want to listen to music at.
 

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Thanks for the info! Molded in-ear would be great for wind noise. My helmet is loud as hell. Are you still able to hear traffic at all? The Mixit Up amp looks great for it's ability to accept multiple inputs. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do for two way radio comms with my buddy I ride with. Any suggestions in that area?

lol sorry to jlizardo for the thread jacking:bike:
 

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Thanks for the info! Molded in-ear would be great for wind noise. My helmet is loud as hell. Are you still able to hear traffic at all? The Mixit Up amp looks great for it's ability to accept multiple inputs. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do for two way radio comms with my buddy I ride with. Any suggestions in that area?

lol sorry to jlizardo for the thread jacking:bike:
I too apologize for the thread jack!

The ear pieces cut out a lot but I can still keep track of Jetmechanic's Taylormade :D and most of what's going on around me but quiet is what I want. As for bike to bike or Rider to passenger all I've used is Autocom http://www.topgearaccess.com/autocom/ which works great (I have one on my ST set up with the same things as my Gixxer plus XM & Sirius radio) and would work but it's a little bigger than most would want on a sport bike.
 
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