A few years ago, a company called Slipstreamz
introduced something called "The Slip
" which mounted earbuds outside the ear on a windscreen and allowed the best of both worlds -- hearing your environment and hearing your ipod. They appear to be out of business (or at least hard to find, and their server has been down since I started looking).
I've tried riding with both forms of iPhone buds (the plug-style and the pre-plug disc-shaped "buds"). They block too much environmental audio, and I'm not comfortable being that detached from my surroundings.
What are you using? What do you like or dislike about them? Would you recommend them?
Thanks in advance. Bonus points for iphone-friendly (e.g., mic on the cable) recommendations.
Sorry I have to ask, but no "don't do it" safety responses please. This is a specific question for people who choose to ride with headphones.