If you are a snowboarder, you know that helmets can be uncomfortable. They’re heavy, bulky and can make your head sweat. One way to improve this is by adding some earphones to the mix. This improves comfort while also giving riders peace of mind by protecting from wind noise (which can damage ears).
Do Not Buy Wireless Headphones.
The key to choosing the right headphones is to know what you’re buying them for. If you’re looking for something that will stay in your ears while you’re on the slopes and won’t get damaged when it inevitably happens (happens, not ‘if’), then we recommend wired headphones. They’ll help keep up with the pack, so other people won’t have trouble hearing where you are or what’s happening around them.
Wireless headphones can also be easily lost—and this might be more likely since they don’t have a wire connecting them like wired headphones do. If one falls out of an earbud during a thrilling ride down a mountain slope, there’s no way of knowing where it went without stopping everything and searching through all those snowbanks with those tiny little tracks they leave behind when they go off roading on their terms!
Go for Bone Conduction Headphones.
If you’re looking for a pair of headphones that are going to be more convenient and less likely to fall out, bone conduction is the way to go. Bone conduction headphones use your inner ear bones as an amplifier—they vibrate against your skull instead of moving through air like traditional headphones do.
This makes them ideal for snowboarding because they don’t require any kind of headband or other attachment around your head that would limit mobility. That means you can easily wear them under a helmet without having to remove it every time you want to take off or put on your gear. These types of headphones are also great for runners who want something light enough to not feel heavy on their ears, but still offer some protection from wind and rain (if those things happen).
One last benefit: They don’t emit any sound around you, so you won’t disturb anyone else nearby when wearing them!
Make Sure the Headphones Are Weather-Resistant.
When it comes to snowboarding, your headphones are going to get drenched. It’s inevitable. Even if you have waterproof headphones (which we’ll talk about later), they’re still going to be affected by sweat and moisture from the inside of your helmet. So it’s important that headphones have some weather resistance built in—either waterproofing or sweatproof—or both!
Consider how Much Noise Isolation You Need
If you’re going to be out in snow-covered terrain, it’s important that you can hear your surroundings. This is especially true if you’re riding on a busy mountain, where numerous people are shouting at one another and also trying to use their phones while they ride down the slopes. To make sure that your headphones don’t prevent you from hearing these sounds, look for ones with noise-cancellation features (or go with earbuds).
Also consider how much sound isolation you need for your specific situation: if you’re going out alone on a quiet day when there aren’t many other skiers around, then heavy noise cancellation may not be necessary—but if you’re planning on hitting the slopes during prime time or when there are lots of kids screaming around who could potentially distract or even scare off their parents (and thus result in some long lines at the ticket counter), then having something like Bose QuietComfort 35 II would make all the difference!
Always Check the Battery Life
Many of the wireless headphones we tested have a battery life of up to 10 hours, but some have less. If you’re like us and don’t want to be charging your headphones during every snowboarding trip, make sure the battery lasts for at least one full day of riding.
If your headphones are only going to be used occasionally (say, once per season), then it’s not as important that they last all day—and in this case you can probably get away with a shorter charge time too. On the other hand, if you’re going out three times a week or more often and want to use them for several hours each time, then these should also be fast chargers so that they don’t take forever to juice up again when the batteries die down after eight hours of use.
Some Helmets Come with Headphones Already Built In
There are a few types of headphones built into snowboard helmets.
- Wired headphones: These are your standard, run-of-the-mill wired earbuds. They usually have a clip or strap to keep them secure on your head, but they’re not really designed for sports activities like snowboarding because they can get caught in the breeze and rip out of your ears when you’re flying down a mountain at breakneck speeds.
However, if you’re starting out with snowboarding and don’t need any fancy features like waterproofing or volume control buttons (or even sound quality), then wired headphones might be just fine for you! Make sure that these are compatible with whichever helmet you choose before buying one of these models from retailers like Amazon or Best Buy.
When Choosing Headphones Fir Snowboard Helmets, Consider Being Wireless, Waterproof, and Noise Cancellation
When choosing headphones for snowboard helmets, consider being wireless, waterproof, and noise cancellation. Wireless headphones are great because they don’t get tangled like wired ones do. Waterproof headphones work well in the rain and can be used when you’re skiing or snowboarding on a wet day. Noise cancelling technology allows you to listen to music without hearing what’s going on around you (like dogs barking).
Now that you know what to look for in a pair of headphones for snowboarding, go out there and get yourself some awesome tunes!
Tom is the Editor-in-Chief of 1home Theatre Projector, a website that provides news and reviews on the best home cinema experiences. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Tom knows what makes a great home theatre projector and wants to make it easy for everyone to build the perfect setup for their needs. When he’s not busy writing or testing projectors, Tom enjoys watching classic films and spending time with his family.