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The lift is bumpin'.
Turn just about any helmet into da club with Outdoor Tech's Wired Audio Chips. Just drop them into virtually any helmet with audio-compatible ear pads and you can bump as much mutant dub as you can handle. The in-line controls let you turn up the volume and answer calls, and the 40mm drivers give you killer bass response to send your stoke soaring.
- In-line controls
- Built-in call functionality
- 40mm drivers
- Item #SMI00B9
- Q & A
Only thing I wish it that they came with a pigtail, so I could more easily unplug the long control cable when I'm not using them. I had no issues with fit or comfort. I surgically removed my first generation Sku-Candy from my Smith Variant Brim helmet after the control stopped working. I like the control in the speaker feature.
You get what you pay for
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wanted some headphones I could wear on the slopes but easily pause at the end of the run. These do the trick, but they can definitely be uncomfortable by the end of the day. For the price I think these are alright but I'll definitely be looking for a better pair next season.
BEWARE of all in-helmet speakers
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Sounds quality is fine, FIT renders product useless:
I owned the skullkandy / smith in helmet headphones. Every single one of these has the same exact shell casing, take a look around and you'll see. I rode with my pair for 5 hours and the entire day I had to leave my helmet unbuckled because these chunky hard plastic enclosures DESTROY your ears.... will flatten them into a pancake. Unless your ear pads on your helmet are super super loose. My helmet fits (smith variance) as a proper helmet should, and all of these headphones would have the exact same effect. I took out the headphones to see if i was crazy and if the padding wasn't that comfortable, f'n worldddds of difference. Immediately disposed of the useless blocks for your ears. Will cause you pain all day when you ride if your helmet fits adequately. Obviously this will differ slightly from helmet make, but hold these in your hands, and look at your current helmet ear pads....i'll bet you it won't add up. You'll notice the thickness of these headphones are roughly the same as your ear pad, and that will just be miserable for you.
I just bought low profile earbuds that don't stick out past my ear so that the ear pads won't press them into my ears. That's what I would recco.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought the wired version, much easier on battery life. Easy to install, you might need to remove the foam insert for smaller helmets like my wife's. We are avid skiers, upwards of 30 days per year. These headsets sound great! Nice bass response. No earbud pain anymore. I pair it with my nano for all day tunes. I don't use the phone functions. I'm snowboarding leave me alone, right?!
The ear pad controller works great. The one on the cord has a touchy button. Sometimes I'll bump it when I'm strapping in. Minor complaint, but not a 5 star rating for this reason.
I hesitated to buy these because I was worried about sound quality. Pleasantly surprised. These pack a punch.
Tip:stuff the extra cord into the helmet pad and zip it so that the cord controller is mounted just below your ear. This gives you easy access to the volume control wheel, and gets that touchy button up out of your jacket.
I love the ear piece controller which makes it easy to pause to talk to people or skip/repeat songs.
We didn't spring for the Bluetooth which would just drain our device battery. I just put my nano or iPhone in airplane mode, 8 hours of tunes without interrupting easy.
Has held up fine at 2degF, butt cold, and in heavy snowfall.
I told my brother "if you get just one new piece of ski tech, $40 for these is what to get."
Love them sounds great
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Love them sounds great but better they fit into my helmet very nicely. I am using a smith helmet a newer one and with the zip in pads and they fit and do not feel tight with the Audio Chips in them. Easier to use and sounds great with a fair price. I ski a lot will update with how they do on the mountain.
Would these fit inside a snowmobile helmet?