A total of 9 reviews of this product on Reddit.
So trying to up my cadence so I listen to random 170bpm songs at the moment. Aim is to try and match the beat.
Longer runs I listen to audio books as generally I am not going fast.
I have recently purchased and quite like the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium bone conduction headphones. I like them as the do not cover my ears and they let in surrounding noise.
At higher volumes it still drowns out outside noise but not nearly as much as regular headphones
I had started doing binaural beats and vagus nerve music with bone conduction headphones. It’s in the same family as the tVNS work. I like it. Kind of fascinating.
Here is the headset I bought. No complaints. And I did a fair chunk of research. AfterShokz Titanium Bone Conduction Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Ocean Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018XNGO5A/
Buy him a pair of bone conducting headphones. He can wear them with his helmet on and listen to music while still being able to hear incoming traffic. I have mine for a couple of years and I love them. I also own the bulky noise cancelling ones and I would never ride with them. Those are for office work.
The playlist is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy by Tinnitus Institute on Spotify. The specific track that masks my usually unmaskable high pitched ringing is Wind Chimes.
Aftershockz are about $80 on Amazon for the regular ones. They have high end ones for more but I am happy with the regular ones for making purposes.
AfterShokz Titanium Open Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones, Ocean Blue, AS600OB https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B018XNGO5A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_x-7rEb1BP8W65
Check out bone conduction headphones.
Specifically, my coworker uses these.
AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Open Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones, Ocean Blue, (AS600OB) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018XNGO5A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LYp-Ab8RQKSFP
- Open-Ear Design – Patented bone conduction technology delivers audio through the cheekbone, keeping you connected and aware of your surroundings.
This is a really stupid thing to do. It doesn’t matter how experienced a cycling he is, drivers can still be completely moronic and knock him off his bike through no fault of his own.
If I were you I would put to your partner that whilst it is his choice, he is no longer going through life alone and together you are a team – a part of that should be a willingness to make considerations for your wants and needs and compromise on them in certain situations so you can be content.
You said you are getting married soon (congratulations!) – if he is willing to commit to spending the rest of your lives together he should be willing to make minor concessions for your piece of mind. Now you have made up I would consider discussing the fact that he laughed when you were upset, and try to make him understand how that kind of response makes you feel.
As for headphones, I fully understand the desire to listen to music when riding, and I do it all the time myself, but I didn’t want to not be able to hear my surroundings – so I got some bone conduction headphones – they vibrate against the bone area in front of your ears and leave your ears open, and it’s like the music is playing inside your head.
They are specifically designed for uses such as cycling and running where awareness is important and provide a great middle ground. Here’s an Amazon link:
They’re these here. They leak a lot of sound so they aren’t great for commutes but I love ’em for work.
Aftershocks Titanium are my personal favorite for running. They are over ear so you can still hear everything happening around you on the trail/road. They also hang over your ears so they will never fall off.