Why doesn't J&M or Bose, or ANYBODY make noise cancelling headsets for helmets (like the headphones for airplane use)?
I don't know if that is true anymore. I have seen noise-cancelling ear plugs!dchance said:I once asked that question to Ed at Ed-sets and he said they would have to be very large. He gave me all the engineering reasons why, but that was out of my expertise.
I have seen those as well. You would think they could be incorporated into the helmet design with the noise pic-ups part of the outer shell.BigBird05 said:
I've wondered that also. Probably not a real big market among all motorcycle helmets sold but I think whoever develops one would sell out.BigBird05 said:Actually seems like someone would design a helmet from the ground up with headphones in might. There could be a system with actual headphones built into the helmet with a lever on the back of the helmet that would "snug" the earphones to your ears.
Actually wearing noise cancelling headphones, or ANR - Active Noice Reducing Headphones do the exact opposite. Theywould allow you to hear other cars, horns, and emergency sirens even better. ANR can only cancel out very repetive sounds. For example. When wearing my ANR Headsets in the helicopters it does a very good job at getting rid of the rotor noise and engine noise. Now that that noise is gone when an alarm goes off or there is some noise out of the ordinary I can hear it very well.cavuseeker said:IBasically, the don't want you to wear something that would prevent you hearing other cars, horns, emergency sirens, etc.
They do, for civilian use as well but flight helmets are totally different than motorcycle helmets. The fit is totally different. It would not really be possible to make a motorcycle helmet to use the type of ANR avionics that a flight helmet uses. A motorcycle helmet is made to fit pretty tight, but a flight helmet does not. It's sort of like a large shell, the ear cups are about an inch or so thick. Sort of hard to explain.BigBird05 said:They already make them for military helicopter pilot helmets, I think.
I have a set as well, I love my challenger custom molded earphones. Best sound I have ever heard. Wish I could have afforded the Ultimate Ears custom molded ones, but for a couple hundred less, the challenger ones are great.AgFox said:The Challenger model (M) is an earbud custom molder it provides 26dB reduction in noise and provides me exceptional hearing of my XM, Navi, and wife. google challenger earplugs and go to the earplug store. Aquote from the challenger info "This great set of earphones works with all portable music players, providing powerful base and crisp clear music across the audible spectrum, with 25+ dB of isolation that lets you escape into a world of your own music." The wife and I swear by them