You've been using them since 2012/2013, if I recall correctly...Have you considered helmet speakers, or a helmet with integrated speakers? I've ridden for years with O-tus Helmet Speakers and love them. They mount on my helmet just above my ears, leaving me free to hear what's happening around me on the road or trail.
I don't feel comfortable cycling with earbuds, whether on the trail or road. As for bluetooth speakers, I choose not to inflict my music on others as a matter of simple courtesy. I hate hearing anyone else's music out on the trail, which kind of obligates me to keep mine to myself.
Best of luck in finding something which works for you!
You are exactly right! I received them in the winter of 2012/2013 in return for a review, the link to which I have lost.
I love the diversity of viewpoints present in the cycling world. Truly. What's more, I encourage everyone to ride in the fashion that works for them.I ride with one earbud in my right ear and keep my left free to hear traffic coming up. Works great. I know some don’t nor care for it but one thing is for sure, nothing if it is destined to hit you from behind will prevent it. In other words, fact you have a bud or buds in does not keep the cager from this.
I can easily hear back approaching traffic and front in curves and hills. What assist you the cyclist from being hit, VISIBILITY!
That said, handlebar radio??? Heck no! Nobody wants to hear your tunes going down the road! I hate motorcyclist that do this!
Find some bone-conduction headphones. Wired or bluetooth, they press against your head in front of your ears and work great. I have a pair of Aftershokz and they work well for music and phone calls.Hi all. Wondering if any of these are worth recommending. I’m not comfortable with anything in my ears and one of my favorite programs is on during my morning ride. TIA.
This is an excellent practice, and I grant it my official approval.LOL, I'm the annoying guy with top 20 christian playing on my bluetooth speaker hanging on my camelbak strap. ....singletrack in the woods is quiet time, the forest is the music offroad.
Plus, most of the people posting here are so old, you know if they didn't have their methods figured out, they'd have been turned into road jelly years ago. The theories presented here are backed up by living evidence.I love the diversity of viewpoints present in the cycling world. Truly. What's more, I encourage everyone to ride in the fashion that works for them.