i wear them all day at work and wear them on the ride home. If i remember to bring some home i wear them on most rides. For long rides its a MUST. My hearing is leaving me anyway so im trying to keep it as long as possible. Plus i can hear myself sing better.
That's what I'm thinkin' of XRD. I'm gonna go buy an iPod. I was thinking about the XM Radio by Delphi but the battery only lasts for 5hrs max. The iPod lasts for 18+ and if you get the 30gig one, you can like almost across the country on shuffle and not hear the same song twice!
I dropped some $$ on these combination earplug/earphones for my Ipod. They are really great, as they reduce the fatigue from listening to the wind noise and I can play the volume way down on the music so that I really just get background tunes. I can't hear speech much with them in, but I can still hear my engine and the road noise of cars coming up and around me. If I'm going to be riding with others I will generally wear some looser fitting earplugs to reduce the windnoise but allow me to hear them talk if necessary at lights/stopsigns/etc.
See, I have a iPod Mini and I fit like 3days worth of songs on it. But now I run into a problem. When I put the lid on, the plugs come out of my ears and it takes me like 5-10minutes of sitting there figiting with them to get them back in. Anyone have any ideas on different plugs that won't come out when putting the lid on? (currently using the ones that come with the iPod)
I don't wear any ear plugs, but I have tried riding with the MP3 player on the interstate, I just don't like not being able to hear certain things like getting pulled over by a cop. I need to invest in a new helmet because mine is so noisy and becoming a P.O.S.