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I dunno, I still member a flagship headphone being 7 or 800 bones a few short years ago. Now we're seeing flagships average 1500 to 2000 and nobodies batting an eye. I personally never thought I'd see the dawn of a 3500 dollar DAP
Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/1/15 at 8:42am
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Where is it illegal.  I've ridden all over the western US, Canada, and Alaska and never heard a peep about it being illegal.  The LEOs that ride all wear earplugs when they ride (not sure about on the job).  And the few times that I have been pulled over, I always point to my ears when they walk up to let them know I can't hear them.  And they don't even mention it.​

I can also guarantee that I am more situationally aware than 99% of the drivers that I see on the road.

Every state in which I've checked the laws, mostly western ones, makes it illegal to wear earphones or headphones while operating a vehicle. According to AAA, different states are all over the map(so to speak).   https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/headsets/

 

Colorado is the only state where I've been cited.

post #1443 of 1452
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I dunno, I still member a flagship headphone being 7 or 800 bones a few short years ago. Now we're seeing flagships average 1500 to 2000 and nobodies batting an eye. I personally never thought I'd see the dawn of a 3500 dollar DAP

$3500 DAPs and $2000 headphones are so irrelevant to me that it is comical. Actually, what's comical is that I still waste time reading the reviews of such things, even though never in my wildest dreams will I be be able to afford them. My x5 as transport only, amped and converted to analog by my micro iDSD is as good as portable will ever be for me I'm afraid. Good thing that setup sounds so good to my very old ears. Actually, any DAP that has enough storage and a digital out would be just as good.

post #1444 of 1452
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Every state in which I've checked the laws, mostly western ones, makes it illegal to wear earphones or headphones while operating a vehicle. According to AAA, different states are all over the map(so to speak).   https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/headsets/

 

Colorado is the only state where I've been cited.

Those laws refer to cars. Laws regarding motorcycles are different. I remember reading somewhere that iems were outlawed somewhere, but earplugs and intercoms weren't affected.

Regardless, I'm not going to stop wearing earplugs. The ringing in my ears when I forget the plugs is unbearable. And I'm not going to risk more damage because of a misguided law in another clueless state.

one thing that is kind of funny is that almost all helmet manufacturers, the AMA, and the motorcycle safety programs all strongly mention ear protection. It's that kind of disconnect that is stupid.


Edited by cba191 - 8/1/15 at 11:12am
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Those laws refer to cars. Laws regarding motorcycles are different. I remember reading somewhere that iems were outlawed somewhere, but earplugs and intercoms weren't affected.

Regardless, I'm not going to stop wearing earplugs. The ringing in my ears when I forget the plugs is unbearable. And I'm not going to risk more damage because of a misguided law in another clueless state.

one thing that is kind of funny is that almost all helmet manufacturers, the AMA, and the motorcycle safety programs all strongly mention ear protection. It's that kind of disconnect that is stupid.

 

unenforceable.  While i think it's stupid to entirely remove on of your driving senses(hearing), i don't think people should be threatened, fined and locked in cages for it.

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unenforceable.  While i think it's stupid to entirely remove on of your driving senses(hearing), i don't think people should be threatened, fined and locked in cages for it.

While riding, with or without earplugs, you can't hear anything.  I'd rather protect my ears while riding. 

Most people in cars are oblivious as to what's going on around them anyways.  If they weren't, they WOULD pull over for emergency vehicles (which I do).  They wouldn't cut people off (which I don't).  And countless other annoyances that I see every day riding.  And it's not just with regards to motorcycles.  They often don't even see the semi next to them.  It just blows my mind.

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Im a truck driver, don't get me started on the stupidness of some drivers

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Im a truck driver, don't get me started on the stupidness of some drivers

lol.  This got way OT, so I will put in my earplugs and go for a ride. 

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lol.  This got way OT, so I will put in my earplugs and go for a ride. 

Just got back. Ciems in the whole time. Still alive. No ticket.:smile_phones: ( And in Colorado at least, it is any "Motor Vehicle.")

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unenforceable.  While i think it's stupid to entirely remove on of your driving senses(hearing), i don't think people should be threatened, fined and locked in cages for it.

Unenforceability has never even entered the discussion w/ our gummint. And cba is right, riding itself pretty much takes away your hearing. Think of how loud an 80mph wind is. I actually hear marginally more with earplugs in, but not earphones of course.

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I just got back too. Broken clutch cable on the freeway killed the ride, but my AAA membership paid for itself.
post #1451 of 1452
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Originally Posted by senorx12562 View Post
 

$3500 DAPs and $2000 headphones are so irrelevant to me that it is comical. Actually, what's comical is that I still waste time reading the reviews of such things, even though never in my wildest dreams will I be be able to afford them. My x5 as transport only, amped and converted to analog by my micro iDSD is as good as portable will ever be for me I'm afraid. Good thing that setup sounds so good to my very old ears. Actually, any DAP that has enough storage and a digital out would be just as good.

 

 

You are not missing anything.

God Bless Japan....I can try almost anything at anytime over here. If i had to go by reviews I'd be screwed. Analogies and metaphors abound. Who to trust?

Only your own ears in the end.

post #1452 of 1452
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Im a truck driver, don't get me started on the stupidness of some drivers

Seven years driving city bus on this end. I think you and me would have fun trading horror stories, lol.
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