Originally Posted by Nova5
Doesnt' block sound from the outside world nearly as bad as having them on your ears.
Incentive to wear your helmet if you dont already.
Ride with music.
No chance for them to fall off and get wrapped up in the chain/gearing.
Possible shortend life of headphones as you have to run the ipod's volume very high to get good sound level.
I tried bringing music along when riding for a while.
The easiest & best way was to just wear earbuds, and keep the volume turned way down.
This allowed me to hear the music, but it was in the background of ambient noises. And running the volume way low conserves your music player's power too.
Yea I know it's not legal many places,,, -but it does work the best. I don't usually ride with music, but will if I am going on a long ride as it does seem to help the miles spin by a bit faster.
Earbuds & high volume would be courting disaster, but earbuds at very-low volume is no less safe than putting the speakers anywhere else on the bike and turning the music up until it sounded just as loud.