Why Ski and Snowboard Helmet Speakers Are Better Than Earbuds

There’s nothing better than blasting your favorite tunes while you rip down a snowy mountain. While many people default to earbuds, did you know there is a better, safer option? Today, we are here to make the case for ski helmet speakers.


Music should never get in the way of safety. Ski and snowboard helmet speakers allow ambient noise in, keeping you alert to the people and elements around you, and is the safer choice when listening to music while snowboarding or skiing.


Earbuds are already uncomfortable, but smashing them farther into your ear canal with your helmet ear covers? No thank you! Helmet speakers are cozy and comfortable. Plus they stay perfectly in place, no matter how bumpy the terrain or how deep the pow. Do you really think you’ll be able to find that little white AirPod if and when it falls out of your ear?


Loud winds are common once you get moving on the mountain, which can affect the sound quality of your mic. The foam and fabric of ear pad speakers can reduce wind noise. As long as you have a good quality audio system and mic, clear communication from the mountain will be a non-issue.


Never endure an unwanted jam simply because taking your gloves off and skipping to the next song just isn’t worth the frostbite. Helmet speakers have oversized buttons you can access by pressing the ear pads while wearing gloves. Stay fully in control of your tunes and keep those fingers toasty.


All of Pret’s helmets are already audio drop-in compatible, so there’s no need to purchase a new helmet if you want to switch to helmet speakers. However, if you want to treat yourself, or if you have a helmet that isn’t audio drop-in compatible, check out our collection of different audio-compatible helmets.

Now that we’ve convinced you of the superior way to jam out to your favorite mountain tunes, we recommend the Aleck 006 with its universal fit, all-day battery, and amazing sound. It comes with features like voice-activated functions, IPX4 water and sweat resistance, a GPS friend-finder, and an app that drives group communication so you get to enjoy your runs with your friends.

We rest our case.