[Yak] bike speakers
pvvhewitt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 11:39:44 CDT 2010
I hope that one day soon, a product, likely similar to semi-tennis
balls , will be released that can sit anterior to riders' ears, convex
anterior, and nearly eliminate wind noise. Then all else will be
heard much more effectively.
I have had some success with putting my iPhone on my posterior neck
and listening to its external speaker. It has me considering sewing
in a custom pocket for the iPhone/Pod up there at the collar. Strange
but eliminates need for more wires/ear fittings. As for those, I
prefer lightweight over-the ear headphones that do not create a
seal. Better bass, better fit, quick maneuverability and they sit
around the neck when not on the ears - not dangling/getting into spokes.
I prefer not to hear other people's music too, usually, but that sound
a bit like " I prefer that they do not have bad breath". We all have
our less-than-beautiful aspects/costs. Music while riding is
important if bicycling is to become acceptable as a mainstream mode of
transportation, which I am committed that it will become.
On Aug 17, 2010, at 9:18 PM, d.a.thomson at frontier.com wrote:
> Hi Lisa,
> I was thinking about speakers as well as I don't think riding with
> earbuds is a good idea. Then I saw someone mention AirDrives on the
> Bike Portland forums.
> These look like a set of earbuds but are really two very small
> speakers that sit directly in front of your ear canals so they don't
> block external sound. They attach with a cord loop that goes around
> the ear. Very secure and I don't even notice them. No issues wearing
> helmet and sunglasses.
> They don't have the wide response of good earbuds but I like them a
> lot for cycling. Above 15 MPH wind noise starts to interfere.
> I bought the iPhone version with mic and vol control for $50 at REI.
> --- Original Message ---
> From:Lisa Wylie
> Subj:[Yak] bike speakers
> I'm looking for a bike speaker(s) to help ease the boredom sometimes
> encountered when touring. ...
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