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5 ways to listen to music while riding your motorcycle

We discuss some of the best ways you can hear music while riding your motorcycle.


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It is no secret that while riding a motorcycle, many competing sounds and noises can interfere with your ability to concentrate on the road.

Many safety experts have stated for years that riding with headphones on is dangerous and can cause a preventable accident.

The key reason for this is that being able to hear everything that is going on around you can help you avoid misfortune.

While this has been the case for many years, new technology has made it so that there is now a way to listen to music while riding.

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In this article, we will discuss some ways you can hear music while riding your motorcycle.

Before diving in, here are some of the best motorcycle Bluetooth headsets available on the market. While there’s a lot to choose from, here’s our favorite.

Sena 50R – $287 – $310
Some people love it; some people hate it. In the end, it depends on your helmet setup.

Earbuds allow you to hear music and your surroundings

The best motorcycle earbuds are restricted to 100 decibels, so you are less likely to experience damage to your ear drums.

In addition, because earbuds fit inside your ear, they do not block out the surrounding sounds completely.

You can hear sirens, horns, and other cars around you with earbuds.

Many do not consider this a great safety measure when determining the best method of listening to music while riding.

Avoid listening to music on the highway

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There is a great deal of noise when riding on the highway. So much so that a great deal of research has been conducted that proves hearing loss can occur from riding a motorcycle.

The loud noises all around you on the highway can reach up to 100 dB. This is intensely loud, and it is no wonder people are losing their hearing because of it.

While it is not advised to listen to music on the highway because it is just adding that much more noise to your eardrum, it is a good idea to wear some hearing protection.

Use an intercom with Bluetooth

Technological advancements such as Bluetooth have enabled installing an intercom into your motorcycle helmet.

While you may not always be listening to music, the intercom will come in handy if you are riding 2-up or in tandem with others.

The ability to hear each other and converse while riding is owed to the ability to connect with Bluetooth.

Wireless headset

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Yet again, advancements in technology have allowed for the ease and functionality of a wireless headset to be used in a wide array of activities.

Whether running in a 5K or riding your motorcycle, listening to music and hearing others talk to you through a wireless headset is quite a privilege.

Noise-canceling headphones

If you are not concerned with hearing what is around you and like to live on the edge, you can invest in a pair of noise-canceling headphones.

Noise-canceling headphones were created to keep out excess noise and allow the listener to focus strictly on what is playing through their headphones.

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