We’re turning our reader’s questions over to RideApart readers. This week: what’re the best earbuds for listening to music while riding?
Reader David writes: “What do you guys recommend for earbuds/earphones while riding? I tried using the standard Apple earbuds and both the music and the ride sounded terrible.”
“I’m looking for some good audio sound but still able to hear road noise/traffic on the commute and joy rides (so probably not an ear canal noise canceling option, unless experience says otherwise). I know it will end up being a compromise between the two, but curious what others are using. I enjoy the level of noise I get through my earplugs, but I get bored just sitting inside my own head talking to myself. At least I answer back though.”
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