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Hurts my ears, but otherwise great!

    I wasn't really looking for an mp3 playing helmet, but this one was the best price at the time so I bought it. It keeps your head warm, and I do feel much more confident with something to protect my head. There also isn't a gap with my Scott goggles.

    The only complaint I have about this product is that the subwoofer ear pads do end up hurting my ears a lot after 4 hours of snowboarding. They feel fine up until then though. Well that, and my head looks slightly like a bowling ball, but that couldn't have been helped.

    Hurts my ears, but otherwise great!

    Best audio helmet on the market

      between my boyfriend and I, we have 4 Red Hifi Subwoofer helmets. I love the Red Hifi because it is light weight and form fitting, if you have been skiing/riding without a helmet, try this out, once you put it on, it doesn't even feel much like wearing a helmet! Not to mention the subwoofer system is rocking, bass adjustment, if you have any tunes with heavy bass, the system will seriously shake your jaws, sound quality is clear. Just a reminder, it can be very loud, the guy sitting next to you on the chair will definitely hear your music.

      only down side is that the connector of the subwoofer can get loose easily, and unlike the 1st generation Red Hifi helmet, the amount of vent windows are lower only has 5, so if you do sweat a lot, this helmet may be too hot for you during hiking.

      Pretty nice!

        I just got my helmet in the mail and am pretty happy with it. It fits fine (although the earpads do squish my ears quite a bit) and my mp3 player hooks up to it seamlessly. I was amazed at how quickly Backcountry sent it - I ordered it late at night on Monday and I received my shipment on Wednesday!

        Quick Clip II/Quick Clip II (2)

        on the left is previous years eapad clip, on the right is this years (current model, on the page)...this years is much much easier to remove, on last years models i always felt like i was breaking the helmet everytime i wanted to remove the earpads!...now its just a clean easy pull.

        Quick Clip II/Quick Clip II (2)

        Left Ear Pad

        Unlike its opposite, this control is actually very very useful. Press the mute button down with a little pressure and music will mute untill you let it go. Press it down all the way and it acts as a toggle switch (mute on/off)...is semi-easy to operate with gloves on but you will need to memorize exactly where the button is.

        Left Ear Pad

        Awesome.

          I already have a Hi-Fi and am thoroughly convinced its the best helmet ever, warm, comfortable, and lots of coverage. I already have the skullcrusher headphones and they are the best headphones ever made my man, big booming bass and clear highs and mids. Why did it take me so long to get this perfect fusion? I have no clue

          there are some problems however, this is the redesigned Hi-Fi, it looks but does not feel or fit like previous years!...thats important people, because the fit is significantly smaller, about a half size (so if you are between sizes or plan on wearing a beanie under then order a size up), it also fits a lot narrower than pervious Hi-Fis

          another problem that results form this is that the subwoofer earpads are NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE with previous years hi-fis, which sucks because thats what I got it for!!! ahhhhhh!

          but now for the good parts; improvements from last years hi fi are that the earpads are much easier to remove, the brow doesnt go as ridiculously far down your forehead so I cant fit more goggles (larger goggles), and I feel it fits better...as for the subwoofer, is amazing, sound is so great and theres a 2 stage mute button!...put a little pressure on it to mute the sound till you release it, or press it down all the way to mute the music completely and then press it again to get your tunes back. that will be so nice for the lift rides volume control does not work and both cannot be operated effectively with gloves on. the earpads are also surprisingly comfortable.

          the original Hi-Fi was perfect, now with a few tweaks its even more perfect, grab one to rattle your ears and protect your dome and you wont be sorry

          (p.s. black color is matte black not polished as the picture shows)

          Awesome.

            I already have a Hi-Fi and am thoroughly convinced its the best helmet ever, warm, comfortable, and lots of coverage. I already have the skullcrusher headphones and they are the best headphones ever made my man, big booming bass and clear highs and mids. Why did it take me so long to get this perfect fusion? I have no clue

            there are some problems however, this is the redesigned Hi-Fi, it looks but does not feel or fit like previous years!...thats important people, because the fit is significantly smaller, about a half size (so if you are between sizes or plan on wearing a beanie under then order a size up), it also fits a lot narrower than pervious Hi-Fis

            another problem that results form this is that the subwoofer earpads are NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE with previous years hi-fis, which sucks because thats what I got it for!!! ahhhhhh!

            but now for the good parts; improvements from last years hi fi are that the earpads are much easier to remove, the brow doesnt go as ridiculously far down your forehead so I cant fit more goggles (larger goggles), and I feel it fits better...as for the subwoofer, is amazing, sound is so great and theres a 2 stage mute button!...put a little pressure on it to mute the sound till you release it, or press it down all the way to mute the music completely and then press it again to get your tunes back. that will be so nice for the lift rides volume control does not work and both cannot be operated effectively with gloves on. the earpads are also surprisingly comfortable.

            the original Hi-Fi was perfect, now with a few tweaks its even more perfect, grab one to rattle your ears and protect your dome and you wont be sorry

            (p.s. black color is matte black not polished as the picture shows)

            Awesome helmet

              This helmet is great. The buttons do take a little getting used to, but you can definitely operate them with a glove. Yes you can only mute and not pause, but it's better than digging in your jacket pocket to pull out your ipod. As for the subwoofer piece, I have no problem with it falling off, because I put it in the pocket with my ipod. If you can't remember to take it with you it's not the helmet's fault. And the subwoofer is cool, sort of rattles the back of your neck with the bassline.

              Good helmet but subwoofer piece is annoying

                This is a decent helmet. It's warm and comfortable, and the earphones sound pretty good.... but the whole music setup could have been designed much better. Here's what I didn't like:

                1) The button on the left side doesn't pause the music it just mutes - so when you're talking to your buddy on the lift you're wasting battery playing music when you're not listening to it.

                2) I wear mitts and I had a hell of a time trying to hit the volume and mute buttons with them on. Not really the helmet's fault I guess..but just a heads up.

                3) The headphones can't be connected to anything unless you have the subwoofer thing attached first because it uses a special jack between the earphones and the helmet. During the day the weight of the subwoofer piece would keep causing the jack to disconnect.

                4) Two days running I forgot to take the subwoofer part out of one jacket and put it in the other and I couldn't listen to any tunes all day. I've got enough stuff to carry around without wanting to worry about some little piece of plastic.

                All in all I wish I'd just bought the regular helmet without the "Subwoofer System" and got some in-ear earphones with a little remote attached. I just seem to be spending too much time tooling around with this helmet for it to be worthwhile.

                SICK

                  I got last years model, it was cheaper. Anyway it is very comfortable and warm. It looks nice. the headphones things stopped working on me though but dont worry about that. this is an insanely sweet helmet. It fits any goggle. I already tried. lol.

                  nice

                    Sound is great, so is the fit, I think i have an average size head, small was my size and the size chart was spot on for me although I did get to try one on b4 i ordered mine. now my only issue is my oakley wisdoms are too large to work but the crowbars i ordered should be fine, but thats on the goggles not the brain bucket, its cool cuz i can hear my tunes as well as i can ask and i feel a bit safer from little meat torpedos and my not so rare spills in the park

                    Best looking helmet

                      This helmet actually looks good compared to many other bowling balls people wear on their heads. This helmet would also protect you in a major wipe-out as well. The audio quality is very nice! I have no cons for this helmet!

                      am i able to buy the batterey attachment...

                      am i able to buy the batterey attachment with the ipod jack? havent been able to find it!

                      are these gunna fit well with crowbar...

                      are these gunna fit well with crowbar goggles

                      are these gunna fit well with crowbar...

                      are these gunna fit well with crowbar goggles

                      does this fit well with eletric EG.5s?

                      does this fit well with eletric EG.5s?

                      For sure! They will tuck inside the shell lip of the helmet nicely without giving you a crazy gaper gap!

                      Do you wear your goggle strap over your helmet or under? If you wear it under you may have a lil' more of a challenge with the ears flaring as the EG.5's straps mount to the exterior of the Electric frame. If over style, your dialed!

                      Unanswered Question

                      Can anybody answer these questions for...

                      Can anybody answer these questions for me?
                      1) Do oakley wisdoms fit on these bad boys?
                      2) I have a Mutiny helmet in medium, but its just a tad too big... should i get the small hi-fi?

                      the audio system looks very fragile from...

                      the audio system looks very fragile from the picture. is it vulnerable to breaking?
                      I can almost see the helmet go through one fall, then the audio stops working.

                      Best Answer

                      actually, the audio system is pretty solid - i've got it on the mutiny helmet...and actually i destroyed myself on a kicker at breck last season by overshooting the landing by like 15 feet...and the helmet cracked but the audio was still solid...also, red replaced the helmet for free so it wasn't even a big deal haha

                      Is i possible to trade the subwoofer system...

                      Is i possible to trade the subwoofer system in audio earpads that do not have the subwoofer system? I find the subwoofer earpads to big, and the helmet does not fit me when I use them. I tried on a other set of earpads, and the helmet suited me perfect when I used them.

                      Does this helmet come with the speakers?...

                      Does this helmet come with the speakers? On the Red website it states that it is "Audio/Subwoofer Ear Pad Accessory Compatible". What's the deal?

                      How does this helmet compare with Giro...

                      How does this helmet compare with Giro Shiv Signature Sieries Helmet; Giro Encore 2 Audio Helmet; Giro Bad Lieutenant audio helmet; & Smith Hustle Skullcandy Audio Helmet? Can the helmet be used for snowmobiling; snow sledding; & snowshoeing?