Is Music on a bike an accessory?

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Rocky Romero
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I’ve been enjoying wearing a wireless headset while
riding my XB600.

I have it Bluetooth connected to my iphone and can enjoy
pre-recordings or streaming music from Pandora.

Fully enjoy the experience!

..and I find that I can hear and be aware of my
surroundings while riding.

Because I can press a button and answer an incoming call,
this adds to the flexibility of commuting and communicating.I use a Jabra BT8040 for a single ear mono experience..

 BT8040  .. and an Altec 903 for a full stereo experience.. Altec 903  

They each have their place and benefits.With the Altec 903, I can press the right ear button and pause the music & hear outside sounds.

It’s great to have a choice depending on the situation.

Does anyone share the same experience or is it too
forbidden to mix music and riding?

Altec 903

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reikiman
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Re: Is Music on a bike an accessory?

I think that a) there's likely a good reason to be able to play music while riding, b) covering your ears with something like a headphone is probably a bad idea because you really really really need to hear the traffic around you

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Re: Is Music on a bike an accessory?

a VERY HIGH percentage of states in the USA have laws against wearing earphones over BOTH ears when operating a vehicle, and some even prohibit SINGLE earphones or "Helmet speakers"--I use loudspeakers, mounted in my Vectrix dashboard-similar to a car, works good, legal in all states, unless you play it too loud! (using illegal equipment can be a great disadvantage, if you are involved in an accident!)-Bob

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Rocky Romero
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Re: Is Music on a bike an accessory?

reikiman wrote:

really really really need to hear the traffic around you

In the city, there really, really is noise all around. Even ear plugs does not muffle the sound.

I've found the riding experience even more pleasant with music.

The ability to push one button on wireless headphones for silence is a great benefit, although seldom needed or used.

The only thing that I won't do is change stations while riding. That's the riding hazard with music.

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