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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sound bar or Bluetooth headset?

Hi everyone I am purchasing a new bike and want to know your opinion sound bar vs Bluetooth headsets
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 06:35 PM
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Good question. My current bike has a nice radio, CD player and CB. I normally don't use it. The volume needs to be turned up pretty high at speed due to my exhaust, loud enough the whole street can hear it. I've used Bluetooth for years and really like it better. Everyone has their own thoughts on this but for me Bluetooth all the way.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks it's just the bike I thinking of getting has speakers and just don't know if I should swap it out for better or just get the headsets thanks for your advice
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no installed or mounted speakers will put as much or as clear music as earbuds or a headset will do

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I tried a soundbar when I first got my bike couldn't hear it very well so I went to in helmet speakers. Problem was I wanted to hear some noise around me but couldn't very well with music being piped directly into my ears. So I bought a cheap 20 watt per channel am/fm receiver with usb and audio inputs and 2-3.5" full range marine speakers. Mounted it all in piece of plywood with cutouts and padded, covered, and studded then attached to bars using hidden straps. Worked out very well and can hear at highway speeds. My bike has stock debaffled pipes so not too loud.[IMG][/IMG]

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I use Bluetooth. The sound is phenomenal. Watch the volume though. You can damage your eardrums. The little rubber things that fit around the top of the ear can be annoying sometimes. My helmet has speaker pockets which would be ideal if I could find a set of Bluetooth speaker that produced enough volume but so far I haven't. Plus I think blaring music everyone else can hear is obnoxious, especially at lights.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 09:47 AM
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If you have a good Bluetooth system, the helmet speakers will give you very good quality sound... I have both on my bagger, Full stereo and switch to put the music through my J&M elite headsets in my Shoei 3/4 helmets and the sound is great... Better than the fairing speakers at interstate speeds.

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IMO I go with speakers on the bike, not headset for safety reasons. Putting earbuds in your ears or over them can make it harder to hear what's going on around you. The closer the music is to your ear, the less ambient sound get in.

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If you have your music blasting over speakers it will impede just as much as over the ear speakers. I have used both for over 10 years with no Ill effects. Of course I listen to music at a relatively low volume. I switch to the helmet when I increase my speed like at interstate.

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I've actually never had a problem hearing around me when "blasting" my speakers but then again I don't really have it up that loud unless I'm moving fast

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