Best Headphones for Helmet Wearers

by Bernadette Braganza March 30, 2020

Best Headphones for Helmet Wearers

Commute times tend to be highly productive. From learning through the latest podcasts to relaxing with a fun playlist (mine’s the Apple Music Favourites Mix, what’s yours?), we understand the need for headphones.

A quick conversation with our Headphone Gurus revealed that when deciding on a headphone, using it with a helmet is an important criteria for some. Why? Simply because not every headphone can fit under a helmet. That’s why this guide has listed the best headphones for helmets.

Pro Tip: Don’t play music too loud. You need to be able to hear oncoming traffic to travel safely.

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Best Wireless Earphones for Helmet Wearers

Best Wireless Earbuds for Helmet Wearers

 


Philips TAPN402

Convenient neckband earphones for your active lifestyle!

Best Headphones For Helmet - Philips TAPN402

Best Headphones For Helmet - Philips TAPN402 Best Headphones For Helmet - Philips TAPN402

Philips TAPN402 is a water-resistant wireless headphone which has a convenient neckband design for all-day wearing comfort. It comes with a unique vibration mode which notifies you whenever you get a call. Philips TAPN402 sports a flawlessly tuned neodymium acoustic driver that helps these headphones to deliver rich bass and precise midrange frequencies. Easily eliminate unnecessary background noise while on a call with these headphones as they feature acoustic echo cancellation which gives you clear and unhindered connectivity. The Philips TAPN402 is enough to help you listen to your favourite music throughout the day. It offers up to 14 hours of playtime. For more juice, you can quickly charge these headphones for 5 minutes and this will give you around 2 hours worth of playtime.

With Philips TAPN402 you get an oval-shaped tube along with 3 sizes of interchangeable rubber earbud covers that offer a precise fit for superior noise isolation. They are extremely comfortable on your ears so that you can wear them all day long and enjoy your music. Philips TAPN402 features an IPX4 waterproof design which guards the headphone against water splashes and sweat. Making it ideal to use during rigorous workout sessions. So if you were looking for a headphone to keep up with your active lifestyle, you should consider Philips TAPN402. With Philips TAPN402 you get dedicated buttons to answer and reject calls and to adjust the volume. It supports smart pairing as well wherein once you pair the headphone with your media devices, it will remember the last connected device and will instantly connect to the device once the Bluetooth is on.

What we like

  • Featuring 12.2 mm drivers for clear sound and deep bass
  • Up to 14 hours of playtime with rapid charge option
  • Comes with 3 interchangeable rubber earbud covers
  • With IPX4 water-resistant rating
  • Echo noise cancellation
  • Comfortable neckband design for all-day comfort
  • Smart pairing convenience and vibration mode for call notification

Why you should buy it

If you are looking for a wireless headphone with convenient neckband design that delivers clear sound and deep bass, has up to 14 hours of battery life, water-resistant IPX7 rating and echo noise cancellation, the Philips TAPN402 headphones are for you.

  

 


MEE audio X6 (2nd Gen)

Stays put no matter the potholes

Best Wireless Earphones under Rs. 2000 - MEE audio X6 2nd Gen
Best Wireless Earphones under Rs. 2000 - MEE audio X6 2nd Gen Best Wireless Earphones under Rs. 2000 - MEE audio X6 2nd Gen

While the perfect option to the biker on a budget, the MEE audio X6 (2nd Gen) does not hold back. It comes with the latest Bluetooth v5.0 and an IPX5 sweat-proof rating. This means seamless music streaming with no dropouts and will protect your earphones against sweat and dust. The over-ear hook-like design ensures a more secure and comfy fit.

Coming to the sound, the X6 (2nd Gen) has a rich bass that adds that much-needed warmth to all your fav genres from techno to pop to EDM.

What we like

  • Comfortable & secure build
  • IPX5 sweat-proof design
  • Latest Bluetooth v5.0
  • Good battery life at 8.5 hours

Why you should buy it

The hook-like design will make sure that the earphone stays in your ears even while shifting/shaking your head while riding through the streets.

 


Sennheiser CX 150BT

Audio lovers, this one’s for you

Best Wireless Earphones under 5000 - Sennheiser CX 150 BT Image via MajorHiFi
Best Wireless Earphones under 5000 - Sennheiser CX 150 BT Image via MajorHiFi Best Wireless Earphones under 5000 - Sennheiser CX 150 BT Image via MajorHiFi

One of the best Bluetooth earphones under Rs. 5,000, the Sennheiser CX 150BT is the perfect solution for those who want their music without any disturbances. The earbuds fit comfortably in your ears making it one of the best helmet headphones. Bluetooth v5.0 with AAC ensures high-quality audio playback while multi-point allows you to switch between devices easily.

The earphone has a balanced sound signature that makes just about every genre shine with it. Add to that, Sennheiser’s experience in making some of the world’s best IEMs and you know you’ve got a winner here.

What we like

  • Latest Bluetooth v5.0 with AAC
  • Long 10 hours battery life
  • 2 years warranty
  • Smart app to personalise your earphones

Why you should buy it

If seamless Bluetooth connectivity and good sound quality are priorities, you can’t go wrong with this one.

 


JAYS t-Four Wireless

Adds that bass to the growl of the accelerator

Best Wireless Earphones under Rs. 2000 - JAYS t-Four Wireless
Best Wireless Earphones under Rs. 2000 - JAYS t-Four Wireless Best Wireless Earphones under Rs. 2000 - JAYS t-Four Wireless

Coming all the way from Sweden is the JAYS t-Four Wireless. Its clean, minimalist design makes it look stylish even when not hitting the road. The signature flat cable design by JAYS makes sure that the cable rests comfortably around your neck without causing any irritation or friction.

The t-Four’s V-Shaped sound signature is best suited for genres like rock and pop but it can also handle Bollywood and EDM with ease.

What we like

  • Rich bass and hi-end audio quality
  • Enjoy 10 hours of music
  • Flat tangle-free cables
  • Extra eartips for added comfort

Why you should buy it

If you’re all about that bass, don’t think twice about getting these helmet earphones.

 


SoundMAGIC E11BT

Can survive anything, including long traffic jams

Best Wireless Earphones under 5000 - SoundMAGIC E11BT Image via Headtek
Best Wireless Earphones under 5000 - SoundMAGIC E11BT Image via Headtek Best Wireless Earphones under 5000 - SoundMAGIC E11BT Image via Headtek

Unlike most of the earphones on this list, the SoundMAGIC E11BT is made of aluminium making it survive falls and spills. The magnetic property lets you join both earbuds together and hang it around your neck when you’re not listening to music.

A V-Shaped sound signature and over 20 hours of battery life make this beauty long-lasting and enjoyable during long commutes.

What we like

  • Durable aluminium build
  • Magnetised housings
  • Humongous 20 hours battery
  • IPX4 dust-proof design

Why you should buy it

The super-durable metallic design and the ability to hang it around your neck when not in use.

 


V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless

Fits everyone while adding some style

Best Wireless Earphones under 10000 - V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless
Best Wireless Earphones under 10000 - V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless Best Wireless Earphones under 10000 - V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless

Another metallic wonder in this list, the V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless is made for those who love style along with convenience and durability. Known for their rigorous tests, V-MODA makes sure that this in-ear can survive all kinds of terrain.

The sleek neckband lets you tuck it under the collar making the switch from outdoors to in-office easier and quicker. The sound? Signature V-MODA V-Shaped. If you love EDM, you should know that more than 50 of the world’s best DJs use a V-MODA headphone.

What we like

  • Metal build for better durability
  • Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth codec for hi-res audio
  • Sweat & weather-proof build
  • Rich, bass-heavy sound

Why you should buy it

While chances are you won’t have to deal with extreme temperatures and UV rays, it’s good to have a wireless earphone that can survive through all kinds of situations and is (most likely) trusted by your favourite artist.

 


Philips TAPN505

For pure Hi-Res audio with wireless convenience!

Best Headphones For Helmet - Philips TAPN505

Best Headphones For Helmet - Philips TAPN505 Best Headphones For Helmet - Philips TAPN505

Philips TAPN505 is a noise-cancelling wireless in-ear headphone with a lightweight neckband design for all-day wearing comfort. These headphones are designed to give you noise-free music listening experience for almost 14 long hours. The TAPN505 comes with an up-to-the-minute smart feature that keeps you organised. Philips TAPN505 wireless headphones give up to 14 hours of battery life but if you use it with active noise cancellation on, it gives you a playtime of up to 10 hours. Need more juice? you can quickly charge these headphones for 5 minutes and this will give you around 2 hours of playtime. Philips TAPN505 features active noise cancellation that effectively cuts on the external noise for an immersive experience. So if you are in a noisy environment, you can turn on active noise cancellation and lose yourself to music. You also allow the ambient sound in with the awareness mode so that you can be aware of your surroundings. Philips TAPN505 sports a flawlessly tuned neodymium acoustic driver that helps these headphones to deliver rich bass and precise midrange frequencies.

Moreover, you can eliminate unnecessary background noise while you are on a call using these headphones as it features acoustic echo cancellation which gives you clear and unhindered connectivity. If you are fond of listening to your music on high-res streaming services, the Philips TAPN505 is for you as it can reproduce high frequencies of up to 40 kHz allowing you to enjoy more detail of your music. Activating google assistant on your Philips TAPN505 is easy with a push of a button. You can conveniently activate your voice assistant to get your job done. With Philips TAPN505 you get smart pairing option as well wherein once you pair the headphone with your media devices, it will remember the last connected device and will instantly connect to the device once the Bluetooth is on. The Philips TAPN505 offers 3 sizes of interchangeable rubber ear-tip for a perfect fit. It also has flexible wingtips that sit firmly under the ear ridge. So you can wear them while jogging, running and other outdoor activities and these wireless in-ears are sure to stay in your ears all the time.

What we like

  • With Active Noise Cancellation and Echo noise cancellation
  • Compatible with Hi-Res Audio
  • Featuring 12.2 mm drivers for clear sound and deep bass
  • Up to 14 hours of playtime (10 hours with ANC)
  • Comes with 3 interchangeable rubber earbud covers
  • Comfortable neckband design for all-day comfort
  • Smart pairing convenience
  • Compatible with Google Assistant

Why you should buy it

Experience wireless freedom and noise-cancelling convenience with Philips TAPN505. It gives you around 14 hours of playtime and has a comfortable lightweight neckband design. Additionally, up-to-the-minute smart functionality keeps you organised.

 

 


MEE audio X10

Adds that X-Factor to your music

Best Wireless Earbuds - MEE Audio X10
Best Best Wireless Earbuds under 5000 - MEE Audio X10

The MEE audio X10 are tiny in-ear earbuds that pump out great sound. Bluetooth v5.0 offers seamless connectivity for an enjoyable music experience. These earbuds are compatible with Google Assistant and Siri, making them easy-to-use while riding.

If you like your music smooth with an extra bit of warmth, this is the perfect choice.

What we like

  • Bluetooth v5.0 for seamless connectivity
  • Compatible with Google Assistant and Siri for hands-free usage
  • IPX5 sweat-proof build
  • Twist & insert tech for a secure fit

Why you should buy it

If you need a pair of earbuds that has the best of some worlds, the X10 is made for you.

 


Shanling MTW100

For audiophiles who love their wheels

Best Wireless Earbuds - Shanling MTW100
Best Wireless Earbuds under 6000 - Shanling MTW100 Best Wireless Earbuds under 6000 - Shanling MTW100

From the house of Shanling, the MTW100 was made as an option for audiophiles who don’t want to stick to the inconvenience of wires. But, it’s not just the drivers that make these buds fascinating. From an IPX7-rating to wireless charging capabilities, the MTW100 punches well above their weight (and price).

The balanced armature variant offers a natural sound for those looking for a balanced sound. while the dynamic variant offers that much-needed warmth and is meant for bassheads.

What we like

  • Advanced DSP technology for audiophile-grade sound
  • IPX7 completely waterproof build
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC codec
  • Mono and stereo options

Why you should buy it

Overall, one of the best earbuds for helmets. The MTW100 earbuds are also waterproof and make bike rides during the rains possible.

 


LYPERTEK TEVI

Tiny in size, big on sound

Best Wireless Earbuds - LYPERTEK TEVI
Best Wireless Earbuds - LYPERTEK TEVI Best Wireless Earbuds - LYPERTEK TEVI

Another pair of earbuds meant to make audiophiles happy is the LYPERTEK TEVI. These tiny earbuds are stuffed with features like a Kalimba DSP, triple-core Qualcomm chipset, AAC and more.

It comes with best-in-class 10-hours battery life and Qualcomm cVc 8.0 microphone for long music sessions and crystal-clear calls.

What we like

  • Incredible 10 hours battery life
  • Qualcomm aptX and AAC for better audio
  • Qualcomm cVc 8.0 microphone for superior call quality
  • Mono and stereo mode

Why you should buy it

With all these features, how can you resist this truly wireless audio marvel?

 


Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro

Adds more power to your day

Best Wireless Earbuds for Sports - Beats Powerbeats Pro Image via The Verge
Best Wireless Earbuds for Sports - Beats Powerbeats Pro Image via The Verge Best Wireless Earbuds for Sports - Beats Powerbeats Pro Image via The Verge

Everyone knows, an iOS device and the Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro are a match made by Apple. A hook-like design offers a secure fit while the 9-hour battery life (one of the biggest among true wireless earbuds), make it perfect for long rides.

The Apple H1 Chip offers a faster and steadier connection with any other iOS device. The drivers pump out a rich bass-heavy sound.

What we like

  • Apple H1 Chip for a better connection
  • Super-long 9-hour battery life
  • Sweat-Proof design to protect your earbuds
  • Connect to Siri for hands-free usage

Why you should buy it

The hook-like design makes it stay put while the long battery life is reassuring for those who travel long distances.

 

 

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Please note that prices on these products below reflect the prices as on the published date of this article. 

So there you go. Take your pick to use one of these headphones with helmet and enjoy the journey.

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