5 Ways To Listen To Music On Your Motorcycle (Ranked Worst To Best)
What are the most common ways that riders use to listen to music?
Pros: cheap, easily found (there may be a couple under your bed right now)
Cons: hurt like hell inside a helmet, can easily fall ‘out of place, annoying and distracting
Pros: high volume output, nothing in your helmet
Cons: cumbersome to install, low battery-life
Helmets with built-in speakers
3. Helmets With Built-In Speakers
Pros: comfortable to wear, loud and clear
Cons: very expensive, cannot swap for another helmet unless it has built-in speakers as well
4. Helmet speakers, wired & in-padding (e.g. Sena, Cardo, Outdoor Tech Chips)
Pros: more comfortable than earbuds, lightweight
Cons: sound can be ‘tinny’, low battery life, can hurt ears if placed too closed to them
5. Helmet transudcers, wireless & externally mounted (e.g. Domio, Headwave)
Pros: most comfortable choice, nothing in your ears or helmet padding, easy to install, can be used on multiple helmets
Cons: can be expensive, performance varies from helmet to helmet
Is There A Motorcyclist Who Has Never Wanted To (Safely) Rock Some Music While Riding Down The Highway To Hell?
Some motorcyclists are a tad bit worried about listening to music while riding because it would prevent them from hearing other important sounds in their environment - other vehicles, sirens, honks. Well, fortunately there’s a solution for that!
A Canadian tech company called Domio Sports has manufactured a wireless helmet audio solution that uses transducers instead of speakers to transfer sound into your helmet shell. The benefit? It lets you hear all the important sounds around you as well!
Yes, believe it or not, you can actually hear everything around you while enjoying your favorite music. The key is the method of sound transfer which causes sound to be picked up by the ears and the skull at the same time.
All our products are assembled in Toronto, Canada. A MotoPro contains 138 workings parts. We procure supplies of these components from Canada, Mexico and China.
Frequency Response: 50Hz - 10.5kHz
Max Volume (dB): 105
Battery: 1,000 mAh
Battery LIfe: 18 hours
USB Port: USB C
Yes! Domio Moto is water and shock resistant so it can handle rain and bad weather.
Nope. The vibrations are not in a frequency range that can affect helmet integrity. Our devices are CE and FCC certified.
Not at all. The device is designed to be the first thing to detach in the event of impact, so your helmet’s integrity remains unaffected.
About Domio Sports
Our company was founded in 2015 with the mission to completely rethink how audio and communications are enjoyed during sports and outdoor activities. The two co-founders, Bart and Seb, have been long-time friends and involved in everything from motorcycling, snowboarding, kitesurfing, and snowmobiling since an early age.
Any of these experiences are only better when doing them along with your favourite soundtrack. Bart and Seb became frustrated though with the available products to enjoy music - they either required cumbersome assembly inside a helmet, sounded really poor, or were just painful after a while. Functional and usable communication products were nearly non-existent for many outdoor activities and sports.
The journey began in the summer of 2015 to build something that sounded great, worked well with helmets, and didn't fully distract the user from the outside environment. After months of development with a great team of engineers and designers, countless hours testing out the product themselves and with early supporters - either on the open road or carving down a hill - Domio Sports launched its first product - the Domio, in winter 2017 season.
The team continues to apply its passion to change how music and communication are enjoyed. Stay tuned for further product announcements and releases throughout 2019/2020.