Join Date: May 2013
Location: Left Coast, Canada
In the neighbourhood we've got a couple of the HD "Hey look at me" crowd who have their speakers going as loud as any squid in a boom box cage. One of the riders keeps it down a bit on his way to work early in the morning and most I've heard reserve it for the highway. I have to imagine it's how some feel about the intrusion of my mid-volume exhaust. We've got tons of bikes around here and the exhaust only bothers me, and most I imagine, is when it's unnecessarily loud and they are few. Music is the same thing whether it be from a bike or cage on the street or some obnoxious neighbour.
Volume issues aside, does anybody think you are getting close to good sound quality from speakers mounted in plastic with the audience sitting outside in a 30 to 80 mph wind? And likely with a helmet on. Really? Nope. And if that sound source is an iPod or other MP3 player it's another big NOPE.
If it's all about the music there are professional level headphones that can be installed in helmets. The ones I've listen to sound almost as good as my headphones at home.
I like listening to music every day but certainly not while I'm out riding. It just isn't something I'd want to do but if you're the type, that's great too but wouldn't you rather have good quality sound coming at you? This certainly isn't the way to do it. And bigger in speakers just means volume, not quality of sound. Besides, look at it. It's fugly.
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Last edited by 53canuck; 09-17-2015 at 11:38 AM.