Motorcycles are a symbol of freedom and a modern vehicle for today’s nomad. Whether you ride your motorcycle day to day or just on the weekends, listening to music can make the experience that much better. Other than the enjoyment factor headphones while riding can help against hearing loss. Motorcycles can be deafening load for the rider. The protection a headphone, even when not playing audio, can drastically reduce the damage to your ear from riding. Despite what you may thing there are many options out there for listening to your music on a motorcycle. From earbuds to built in audio helmets we are going to give you the Best Headphones for your Motorcycle riders.
Is it Legal to use headphones/earbuds while operating a motorcycle
It is important to check with your states traffic laws when it comes to listening to headphones/earbuds while operating a motor vehicle. Some allow it while some do not allow you to have both ears occupied by earbuds.
The Plugfones Executive were designed for loud environments. Plugfones have been revamping and improving their products and the Executives received some great updates. The earplug tips are soft and make these easy to wear for long periods of time. With the Executvie’s you receive 1 pair of silicone earplug tips and 1 pair of foam earplug tips. This makes it easier to pick tip that is going to work for your ear. The earplugs are ergonomic which assures your headphone will stay in your ear once put in.
Avantree Mini Bluetooth Earpiece
These are small and low profile headphones that work well with motorcycle helmets. They only weigh .13 oz and feel like they aren’t even in your hear. The Avantree Mini’s have an ergonomic design as well which keeps them snug and secure. The bluetooth can pair with any bluetooth enabled devices including android and ios devices. The built in microphone provides HD sound and is equipped with echo reduction and noise cancelling during phone calls.
Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones
The Soundsports are great for pretty much any noisy or active situation. The proprietary ‘StayHear’ tips come in three sizes and conform to your ears shape. They stay in even when snagged or pulled on. They are sweat and water resistance as well. Bose is known for its clarity and balanced sound. The SoundSports live up to their expectations, offering crip highs and natural sounding lows. You can easily take phone calls and switch tracks with the inline mic and remote.
The SE215-K’s provide sound isolation technology that exceeds at preventing outside noise from disturbing your audio experience. The optimized nozzle angle is designed to fit comfortable in the ear. Like many of the others on the list these are also light weight and low profile. You get multiple earbuds so you can find the right size that works for you ear. The headphones also come with a carrying case. The sound isolation benefits are great with the ability to block up to 37 db of ambient noise.
The D900s’ are small and formfitting bluetooth earbuds. The battery lasts up to 4-5 hours and the storage box it comes with offers 5 times the charge. The shape of the headphones fits snug in the ear with it’s silicone earpieces. These will work with all bluetooth enabled devices. The size makes it preferably for those wearing helmets.
In helmet options
Another great option is to purchase headphones that are specifically created for helmets. The great thing about these are they usually are very thin and fit in the interior of your helmet. We have listed some of the best options for drop ins.
UCLEAR Digital Pulse Wired Drop-In
High Definition Helmet Speakers
These drop in headphones fit in just about any helmet. These are wired and plug into any audio device or communication device with a 3.5mm jack. The Uclear’s provide great bass and a clean sound. These do not take too long to put in your helmet and is easily transferable from helmet to helmet. These are a very simple headphone that provide great HD sound. The quality of sound is impressive for a such a small headphone.
Outdoor Tech OT0042 Wired Chips
The Outdoor Tech OT0042 Wired Chips are another pair of drop in helmet headphones. They are universal and fit virtually in any helmet. The two-button interface makes it easy to control volume, track, play/pause and telephone calls. They are equipped with 40mm drivers and provide a powerful sound. These are sweat resistant and can endure extreme cold as well.