MP3 players while riding & speakers in helmets
My current setup for music is a Creative Nomad II (old, only 128MB max) with an inline remote. It also has a FM radio built in.
I modified my non-removable cheek pads in my Shoei RF-800 to accommodate ear buds that are held in with Velcro. When I don't listen to music I tuck the wire between the pads and shell. This works okay, but doesn't seal well and creates wind noise on one side.
The reason I stuck with a solid-state memory card is due to skipping I experienced with CD players. No matter when I tried, the MP3 CD players always skipped, despite minutes of shock protection.
The Icon helmet I'm interested in now advertises pockets for speakers or communication gear, big plus for me.
I only listen to music if I'm riding more than, say, 30 minutes. Otherwise it's in that way and the cord is bothersome for such a short distance. Long rides, it's a must! Nothing like tunes to take some of the boredom out of distance riding during the, inevitable, flat/straight stretches.
What kind of setup do you use?