Author Topic: Listen to my iphone  (Read 1928 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mike

  • Big Wheels
  • Posts: 7
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: forum
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Listen to my iphone
« on: July 08, 2011, 03:53:01 pm »
Can anyone recommend a "kinda cheap" way to listen to my iphone while riding?  I looked at some of the bluetooth options like scala, but they are really expensive.  I know its illegal to have headphones in my ears while riding. 

Offline smithr1

  • I Need a Life
  • ******
  • Posts: 5274
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 6197
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: Listen to my iphone
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 04:59:11 pm »
I have never worried about riding with headphones in.  What states don't allow it?

Over the last two years I have used my iphone with ear buds, built in helmet speakers made from over the ear head phones I bought and now bluetooth.  They all worked.  I found a inline volume control that is easier to use with gloves at Best Buy and put the phone in the tank bag/pocket with the control hanging out where I can get it.  That hooks to the ear buds or the speakers.  The Uclear blue tooth is new to me and I have not even rode with it yet but from testing it sounds strong and clear and it will be nice to not have a wire. 
---
Bob Smith (smithr)
Austin, Texas baby!
2010 Kawasaki Concours, Midnight Blue
COG 6197, CDA 107

Offline Big Poppa

  • Bicycle
  • *
  • Posts: 93
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 9410
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Listen to my iphone
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 05:26:43 pm »
It's taken me a year of trying different bluetooth stereo headsets under my helmet so I could listen to music & the GPS on my Droid. I've finally found the following solution that works no matter what helmet I'm using:

Jabra Clipper + Sony Clip Style Headphones

Since the headphones loop over the ear, they stay on with little to no effort when putting my helmet on. While I can't really take a call while riding (not that I want to), this combination avoids the problem with bluetooth stereo headesets: the helmet squeezing the call button and initiating calls randomly.

Also, it's much cheaper than a dedicated helmet system and it's easy to use with multiple helmets and while just walking around.
2011 Concours 14 "Orca"
ROK# ROK100027109
AMA# 2660268

Offline Mike

  • Big Wheels
  • Posts: 7
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: forum
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: Listen to my iphone
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 05:43:06 pm »
I have never worried about riding with headphones in.  What states don't allow it?

Over the last two years I have used my iphone with ear buds, built in helmet speakers made from over the ear head phones I bought and now bluetooth.  They all worked.  I found a inline volume control that is easier to use with gloves at Best Buy and put the phone in the tank bag/pocket with the control hanging out where I can get it.  That hooks to the ear buds or the speakers.  The Uclear blue tooth is new to me and I have not even rode with it yet but from testing it sounds strong and clear and it will be nice to not have a wire.


I know VA has a law against it.  I think you have one earbud in, but not both.

Offline Dan Vitous

  • Bicycle
  • *
  • Posts: 78
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 8306
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: Listen to my iphone
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 05:52:46 pm »
I've often wondered if states that have laws against people wearing head/ear phones while driving... also ban deaf people from driving.  I would think probably not.

Anyway... I just use plug-style ear buds.  I have some cheap Skullcandy's from Target, and also some other more expensive MetroFi's... but they're a lil bigger and a lil tougher in the helmet.

I just put the phone in my pocket.  It's a pain to have to control w/ gloves on, but I can usually find the volume controls, or just pull the plug out in worst case.  I do like that Jawbone blue-tooth thingy tho!
Dan   
Naperville, IL     
COG#3533
CDA#0129
AMA#522689                             

Offline PdLt

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 163
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 10240
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Listen to my iphone
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 09:29:07 pm »
I too use the Skull candy.  If you want some really good sound try these:   


 http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-Portable-Earphones-Cobalt/dp/B000XP8DJC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310682349&sr=8-1

My only complaint with them is that when I put on my helmet they kind of pull on the wires, and I think after a season of riding with them, it must short the connection inside the actual earbud, because the sound gets scratch and it cuts out.  I have a couple pairs of them tht I am trying to find someone to open up the bud and re-solder the connection.

Excellent sound though!!!!!!