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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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DIY: $5 Wired helmet Speakers (*Warning Large photos)

Hello,

I thought it would be nice to show everyone my inexpensive helmet speaker set up with a few pictures and blurbs on what I did and how I installed them. I am using a Icon Airmada and they fit superb!

Here are the speakers I have purchase at work from NCIX
Wicked Chill Stereo Headphones - Black

*note; This may not work on all helmets but if it does for yours, great!
*note2; Some application of disassembling headphone will not be the same if you do not buy the same set (duh!)
*note3; WARNING THERE ARE A LOT OF PHOTOs.
*note4; If I broke any rules, please tell me so I can fix them.

1) This is all you need, maybe replace the stuff animal with a glue gun and you will be set!




2) The unit itself; It sounds pretty decent for $5 but the overall product as a headphone was complete garbage.



3) Use the screwdriver to remove head rest from the driver enclosure. These were very cheap so it was super easy.



4) Unit after removal



5) Remove earpieces from the driver enclosure by simply tugging/ripping it off.



6) Unit after earpiece removal


7) Using a screw driver; remove the enclosure so in the end you'll be left with the speaker mounted on a plate.


8) Unit with enclosure removed.
*Note : This is also a good time to remove extra trim around the speaker to make it fit into your helmet. I also plan to trim mine down a little.


9) Some hot glue to prevent the wires being pulled out from the speaker!


10) Where I mounted them..



11) Speakers mounted and the cheek pads clipped back on. They fit really well without any distortion or discomfort.
Velcro can easily be used to seat them if you weren't as lucky as I was !



12) Wiring out from the back, down the inner of my jacket and in the change pocket where my MP3/Phone/idevice is located.



13) Finally here is a quick clip of the finished results, please excuse the slightly loud ending.

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I use headphone that wrap around my ear which keeps them from moving. I don't know if I'd like having a cord hanging out the back of my helmet even when it's off but that's a creative way of adding speakers.
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haha i was thinking of doing the same thing. only thing i'll be doing differently is attaching the speaker with velcro so that they can be removed if necessary
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i'll be getting sena bluetooth ones
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Digging these over the helmet speakers by Tork, haha .


Edit* Jesus $80 ?
http://www.torkworld.com/products/he...lmet-speakers/
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I just did this on the weekend to my Arai.

Picked up a pair of JVC HA-S160-V and disassembled it. The speakers were about the size of a quarter if not smaller.

I took out the cheek pad and pulled aside the fabric. The Arai check pads have spacing for your ears without foam, so i stuck the speakers there with double-sided tape. Much like the picture below.



Pulled the covering fabric back over it and placed it back in helmet. I didn't lose much volume cause i removed all the headphone padding and just used the cheek pad fabric
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I just did this on the weekend to my Arai.

Picked up a pair of JVC HA-S160-V and disassembled it. The speakers were about the size of a quarter if not smaller.

I took out the cheek pad and pulled aside the fabric. The Arai check pads have spacing for your ears without foam, so i stuck the speakers there with double-sided tape. Much like the picture below.



Pulled the covering fabric back over it and placed it back in helmet. I didn't lose much volume cause i removed all the headphone padding and just used the cheek pad fabric

buy a sena already...you n james the only one left
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anyone wanna go halfers on a sena dual pack?
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Sam: im game. was gonna get one anyways.
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The best part is the helmet speakers are 100 % legal

Earbuds 100% illegal
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tried using my crappy iphone headphones since it's pretty good at taking in other sounds from outside but they just wouldn't stay in my ears when i pull my helmet down haha. tried my in ear beats by dre headphones and they seem to work pretty well but block off way too much sound for my liking
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I will be also adding velcro to my set up so if they don't sit in your helmet as well as it did in mine, not it will !
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link? USD? or CAD?

the one im looking at is more expensive
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I use something similar to this, they don't move. The only disadvantage would be no volume control on the headphones I have. I like the ones Gwillo posted, I might actually buy those, I like the volume control.

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