You had a crappy installation then, friend.I've tried everything. Helment speakers are worst.
I have custom molded ear plugs that I use went I shoot sporting clays and skeet. There is a store at the Mall of America that will do the injection molds then send you the custom ear plugs with buds in them for IPODs.I have run the earbuds with the changeable tips to fit my ear. They sound good, but can cause pain on long rides. I am going to the ear doctor on Monday to get custom made filtered earplugs. The filters knock all noise down to 80 db. This will allow helmet speakers to still work, and knock out all wind noise. They are silicone, and formed to my ears. You can also buy them custom fitted with speakers in them. Similar to these: Earinc/Insta-Mold - Filtered Earplugs and these: Earinc/Insta-Mold - iPlugz Sports Monitors - custom headphone stereo monitors for iPod, MP3 players and other audio devices.. I will like them the most on the police bike as I will still hear through my comset, but won't have to tolerate the 130db siren at my knee.
I would also like to try Helmet speakers, I used earbuds last year, worked OK but can get a little sore on long trips.I have done both scenarios, plus a third.
Helmet speakers will work well, as long as you take your time and do a quality installation. Also the quality of the speakers matters alot too. I tucked mine into the padding right near where the chin strap attaches and ran the wires inbetween the padding and poked the plug out the back/bottom of the helmet. If you run an extender from the music device to the plug you won't have to constantly readjust the wires if they are bugging your face.
I use a set of IMC Motorcom HS-200's which work out quite nicely.I would also like to try Helmet speakers, I used earbuds last year, worked OK but can get a little sore on long trips.
I really like the idea of an extender cable. Do you have any suggestions for better quality helmet speakers?