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Old 02-17-17, 03:32 AM   #226
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I use a pair of Jaybird headphones. They fit in front of the ear so you still have your preferential hearing and can hear vehicles and voices around you. The music just ends up being backround noise.
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Old 02-17-17, 05:02 AM   #227
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Personally, I'd recommend not to do it. As tempting as it is - and I have been tempted several times - it does take away one of your senses, and one which is absolutely vital to ensure that you have full awareness of what's going on around you. So, my advice would be to save the headphones for the gym
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Old 02-17-17, 09:01 PM   #228
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Has anyone ever heard of a cyclist wearing earbuds/headphone being struck by a car? Of all the car cyclist accidents I have read about there was never a mention of it. I wear a stereo to mono ear bud in my right ear. I can still hear traffic behind me but I have no idea if their headlight is lined up with my seat or if it is 2 feet away.
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Old 02-18-17, 12:52 AM   #229
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Has anyone ever heard of a cyclist wearing earbuds/headphone being struck by a car? Of all the car cyclist accidents I have read about there was never a mention of it.
No, my personal conclusion to not wear earphones was formed by personal experience trying them, they made me feel isolated from my environment, and from encounters with others wearing them who clearly had compromised situational awareness.

One of the primary reasons I prefer bicycles, and motorcycles over other forms of transportation is specifically because I feel immersed in my environment, and headphones diminish that experience, might as well be in a car.
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Old 02-18-17, 01:21 AM   #230
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Not really safe... I wouldn't consider riding in traffic without having all my senses available.
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Old 02-18-17, 10:41 AM   #231
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I use a pair of Jaybird headphones. They fit in front of the ear so you still have your preferential hearing and can hear vehicles and voices around you. The music just ends up being backround noise.
"Noise"? You need to select a better grade of music.
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