Bluetooth headphones for use with helmet/ what music player for Spotify


#1

I wondered if anyone can help. Could somebody recommend a set of sports Bluetooth headphones, which can be used with the helmet and winter bandana? We have a set of headphones stick out too much and it’s not comfortable.

Second question: I want to use Spotify so the player needs to be able to have apps put on it. We did think of an I pod nano, but are unsure if it would work? Also, does an iPod have Bluetooth capabilities?

Thanks all and keep on riding!


#2

I use Apple AirPods and love them!


#3

Check out the ‘Mighty’ music player https://bemighty.com/. This syncs with Spotify & is a great little device for jogging or while on the Turbo. Not sure if its available directly in the UK yet though


#4

+1 for airpods - can have one in one ear and one free ear for hearing. But still only at 4am when there’s no traffic (for ambient noise and safety reasons).


#5

Oof. Headphones on the bike? Please don’t wear them outdoors. :slight_smile:

If you do want outdoor music, try something with inductive speakers, like the Coros helmets: https://www.coros.com/linx.php. You’ll hear your music but also have awareness of other things around you. I can hear mine through a winter bandana just fine.


#6

Thanks all. I don’t really want to get into a debate to use of earphones on the road.

My own preference is Netflix/TR and a set of over ear Bluetooth headphones while on the turbo in the garage…


#7

Someone asked a similar question in another post. I will highly recommend Plantronics Backbeat Fit. They last about 8hrs. They allow you hear outside noise while riding. Plus, they fit great under helmet and any head cover I have tried. I been using for over a year. And THEY ARE WATERPROOF. I always ride with my phone or have it close by when on the trainer, so I have no need to get a different media player. You can find them online for under $60 if you look. Costco has them now for $50.


#8

Several threads with info and suggestions.
https://forum.trainerroad.com/search?q=Headphone