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Old 11-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Bluetooth Headphones

I finally got my new iPod Nano and one of it's features is Bluetooth capability. So now I'm hunting for some reasonable headphones. Does anyone have a favorite brand or model? I was surprised by the price ranges.



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Old 11-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Not for riding, I hope.



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Old 11-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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I use Motorola S305's ... light and comfortable. http://motorolabluetoothheadphones.com/motorola-bluetooth-headphones-s305
Don't recall what I spent on them.

I don't ride with headphones on, however.

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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Not for riding, I hope.
We're talking harware here, not safety/advocacy. We all know where we stand on that old p!ssing match.
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I use Motorola S305's ... light and comfortable. http://motorolabluetoothheadphones.com/motorola-bluetooth-headphones-s305
Don't recall what I spent on them.

I don't ride with headphones on, however.
I saw those on Amazon for $29. Highly rated and may be where I start.
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We're talking harware here, not safety/advocacy. We all know where we stand on that old p!ssing match.
Just checking. One of our new sponsors makes little speakers that attach to your helmet, so you can have your tunes, yet still hear traffic. If our reviewers hadn't approved of them, I probably wouldn't be running his ad.

I rock old school DJ style Skull Candy at home and work. The idea of another battery to charge just doesn't appeal to me.
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While I do wear earbuds while riding I'd be interested in seeing these helmet speakers.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #8
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I have been playing with these...

http://www.o-tus.com/helmet-speakers/otus-mini-speakers-free-shipping-in-continental-us/

These are not technically "headphones", nor are they "Bluetooth", so why mention them?

Well, cyclist shouldn't ride with headphones! Just my humble opinion, and of several states who have laws against operating ANY vehicle wearing headphones.

The O-Tus speakers attach to your helmet just in front of your ears. While the music plays at a listenable, enjoyable level, you still hear your surroundings.

The speakers plug in to your iPod/mini player or Bluetooth receiver, which you attach to the back of you helmet.

I like them so far, I gotta find a Bluetooth receiver to truly enjoy it. I know I made the playlist, but sometimes I don't want to listen to what I thought I wanted to listen to; hard to shuffle with player mounted behind head.
So I am currently running a lifeline over my shoulder to my handlebar mounted iPhone. I feel so Fred.

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While I do wear earbuds while riding I'd be interested in seeing these helmet speakers.
Does any one know how the sound quality is on these? they look interesting
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Does any one know how the sound quality is on these? they look interesting
I would say the sound quality is decent. They are not ear buds. By design they do not drown out the sounds around you. But the sound quality is good, I do like them.
It is just hard to compare the sound quality to that of a decent pair of earbuds. The earbuds put the music front and center, it is all you hear. The speakers put the music in the background. It's at a good level, you could easily get lost in it, but you hear that car passing on your left.


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