(Noob) Want to put speaker drivers inside my motorcycle helmet -- help?
May 13, 2015 at 7:46 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

radarcontact

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Hi guys, I'm 48, a pretty good DIYer with a lot of things, and have designed and built a few speaker systems in the past. Let's say I know enough to be dangerous! :wink:

I want speakers on the inside of my motorcycle helmet. I use earbuds now but they have a few drawbacks.
Was thinking of doing a set of wired drivers velcroed to the inside of the helmet at the ear pad area. I have a BT transmitter I can plug them in to; it clips to my jacket.

Read a how-to about orthodynamic drivers which sound sweet (I love electrostats!) but they seem tricky to find and don't know if they would be as good as a dynamic driver for this purpose -- the drivers would not be pressed against my ear, but either sitting on or barely away from my ear depending on the driver's thickness.

Any advice is appreciated. I'm not schooled in electronics, so use kid language! Lol :)

Thanks in advance,
// Radar //
 
May 13, 2015 at 9:04 AM Post #2 of 3

cdsa35000

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Tape to the ear sides, they're cheap ordinary headphone drivers:





http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=motor+speaker&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.Xhelmet+speaker.TRS0&_nkw=helmet+speaker&_sacat=0
 
May 13, 2015 at 12:13 PM Post #3 of 3

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I rode for years with a full face helmet, most of them using headsets. I now have  tinnitus, due mostly to the white noise of the air rushing
past the helmet. That of course caused me to turn up the volume on the headsets, which didn't help.
 
I wish I'd known all this when I started. Bottom line is, it might be a good idea to use hearing protection, to block out the air noise, while
still allowing you to hear the music. FWIW.
 

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