are speakers clear/loud enough for wind noisy modular helmets?
this question is in relation to the one about the microphone/phone/earbuds compatibility.
Let's be realistic here for a minute.
I have the Sena and the UClear units. The Sena is hands-down the winner in ease of use and also total system volume. BUT - at highway speeds of 70-80mph your music is going to compete head-to-head with wind noise, unless you're behind a windshield the size of a Goldwing's. The sheer velocity of wind hitting your helmet, even on a calm day, is LOUD without earplugs. With earplugs you sacrifice volume from the unit, period. The best thing about this though is the fact that Sena realizes this and offers a mount with an earbud jack. Earbuds are the way to go if you plan to use this unit for highway touring. At speeds of 65mph or less the speakers are fine, and you even have to turn down the volume a bit or it can be harsh on your ears for extended periods. Before the Sena, I used to always use my iTouch with a decent set of earbuds for my highway treks. It's still a better option than the Sena with speakers, but the Sena is great with earbuds, and louder than my iTouch was by itself.
Also remember that a higher collar also improves wind noise cancellation, and you also have the option of buying one of those helmet collars that I hear does a great job of killing a lot of wind noise too.
1 year, 4 months ago