FWIW, I only ride solo, so I’ve never had the need to communicate with other riders/passenger. At one point, I was using the BMW com sys for music and directions. Then when I moved to an X-14, I was hesitant to install helmet speakers, as the BMW wasn’t very good sound wise, and sometimes connection wise. So, at first I used the wired Shure buds I normally travel with, directly connected to my iPhone X. But, I was worried about longevity of the setup, as it required a dongle. So, I started experimenting...and I ended up buying Sennheiser momentums, Bluetooth connected to my iPhone. At first, it was pretty hard to put on the helmet without messing up the momentums in my ears. But, after a few tries, it worked. If I want directions or music, I use the momentums.
If I just want quiet, I use Flare audio isolate pro titanium buds. They are absolutely amazing. You can still hear traffic noises, bike engine revving, etc., while blocking out wind noise. I’ve ridden with them on 5 hr round trips (with a break half way), and have had no fit, or discomfort issues.
I think I saw the Flare recommended in a post here a few years ago. So, whomever posted the recommendation, thank you!
Last edited by maybeinoregon; 08-11-2019 at 06:14 PM.