The bass is even bigger and the volume levels higher with crisper, cleaner sound.
If you have a Bluetooth unit that allows you to plug in ancillary speakers, that’s great. If not, you may have to get the soldering iron out, buy a connector and do your own handiwork. It will be worth the effort.
The XSound speakers have a bigger circumference than any other aftermarket speakers we’ve tried which means the bass response is better. The bigger the speaker, the more bass.
They have a claimed 20Hz to 22kHz frequency range and are efficient for high volume and low distortion.
The XSound speakers are also the most comfortable we’ve tried.
No sharp edges or hard plastic against your ears. They are quite wide at 1.3cm, but have a deep and comfortable foam cushion.
Comfort will depend on whether your helmet has ear recesses or not and where you can locate the speakers. Every helmet is different.
The sound quality will improve dramatically the closer you can get them to sitting right over your ear cavities.
They come with 3M velcro attachments so you can position them exactly where you want them.
There is also an extension cord in case you just want to plug straight into your smartphone or music player and the cords have “gold”-plated 3.5mm connectors for high conductivity.
You can also get accessories such as a mobile EAR3 amp ($75) to increase sound, a cord with volume control and a throat microphone.