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I'm currently using Darkness Bot with alarms to let me know if I'm going over on speed or current on the wheel. The problem is that when I'm going 25mph, there a lot of wind noise, and I may not hear my phone's speaker or feel the vibration if it's just in my pocket. So I could use some bluetooth earbuds, but then it's harder to listen for cars. So I was considering putting some bluetooth speakers in my helmet. 

Anybody have any experience with these systems?

I was considering something like this: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sena-20s-evo-bluetooth-headset

 

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I know you said no ear buds but I really love my apple air pods for this. I only put one in and it fits perfectly under my full face helmet. I have it really low so I can still hear all around me. 

I use that combined with my apple watch to tell me speeds and other data points also with Darknessbot. 

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I'm using Bose Soundwear. Great for music and no plugging your ears like headphones. Works fine with full face helmets too. Right now they are on sale on Amazon for $150.00. https://www.amazon.com/Bose-Soundwear-Companion-Wireless-Wearable/dp/B0748KDJPS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=bose+soundwear&qid=1570330529&s=lawn-garden&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=8-1

 

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I wouldn’t cash out for a sena 20s unless you plan on using the intercom in a big group chat. That’s what makes them much more expensive. If it’s just to hear audio, and you’re already wearing a full face or 3/4 face then this would be a good route to go. Mounting an in helmet system is best for picking up and going, you’re already putting the helmet on, so it as simple as just turning it on. No wires or fuss after the initial set up. Put it under your helmet liner, it will be plenty loud as it’s designed for freeway use. 
 

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sena-smh5-bluetooth-headset-universal-mic

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On 8/22/2019 at 6:21 PM, erk1024 said:

Anybody have any experience with these systems?

I was considering something like this: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sena-20s-evo-bluetooth-headset

Yup. I use Sena 10S with my Fox Rampage Pro full-face helmet and it works great. It doesn't suppress background sounds while allowing you to listen to music or alerts from the wheel app.

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I installed the Freedconn Bluetooth system ( https://smile.amazon.co.uk/FreedConn-Microphone-Motorcycle-Interphones-Communication-1BIF002S/dp/B06ZZQ8X5G/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1A84AJISEEJRM&keywords=freedconn+motorbike+helmet+bluetooth&qid=1576336573&sprefix=freedco%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-3 ) into my helmet. It took about 30 minutes to install, and could potentially be a bit fiddly depending on the style and build of your helmet. 

 But it because it connects via Bluetooth to my phone, I  can hear phone calls, hear music if I wish, but more importantly, use the Wheellog app and hear spoken notifications for speed, battery level etc while riding. Plus I can hear outside noises perfectly well still. 

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I ride using Bose frames

 

i love them, but I also listen to music while riding

 

Just a shame that since getting the MSX the frames can’t match the MSX’s endurance 

 

the frames had no issue outlasting the V10F before I ran out of range, but they last only 3hrs and I can ride the MSX for up to 5hrs before the beep some times

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I have just installed the Sena 3S-W into my TSG Pass full face helmet with great results ( https://www.amazon.com/Sena-Bluetooth-Intercom-Scooters-Motorcycles/dp/B00NBSHP2Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sena+3sw&qid=1577663206&sr=8-1)

The Sena 3S-W Headset is very easy to install, as the speaker pods are low profile enough to fit into the TSG Pass without impeding the comfort around the ears.  The volume level allows me to hear all my EUC World announcements above any level of wind noise, even without maxing out to full volume.  The controller pad for power on off/volume/phone calls/music playback etc. is also low profile and unobtrusive, yet easy to operate even wearing gloves. 

Sena 3S-W.jpg

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