Will begin by saying I always wear my helmet when roadbiking and I like to listen to my Walkman because I love to hear music and crank That said, the issue of wearing head phones and and a helmet though not mutually exclusive isn't clean because the hoop on the headphones does tuck under the helmet halo/harness that secures the helmet to my head. I find that tightening the halo for a good secure helmet fit puts a bit too much pressure on the helmet and on my ears through the headphones even though they are very low profile. A couple of options I would like to roll out for you guys for your opinion and see what you prefer:
First option, hoopless earphones that stick in your ears (double not single)...
Can anybody comment on the comfort of these? Do they stay in place OK?
Second option, helmet mounted speakers:
Don't know if it is viable to mount even very low profile speakers in a bike helmet because a bike helmet...I have the Bell Ghisallo...unlike a motorcycle helmet has the head liner integrated into the shell.
Has anybody successfully mounted speakers into their bike helmet?
Third option: Though messy, a hoop style low profile headphone can be made to work by threading the headphone between the helmet halo/harness and the helmet shell. That way the headphone hoop isn't caught in between the halo/harness and the skull which makes the headphones uncomfortable. This technique is a bit more tedious in getting the helmet on however as you have to make sure everything is in the right place.
For those that ride with radios, which do you prefer?
P.S.: Please no lectures about riding and listening to music...I always will.