I live in NYC, and I am looking for a pair of earphones and use only one earbud during morning and evening commute. Roughly speaking, I am not riding in the city. I ride along the Hudson River up north from George Washington Bridge to Yonkers, NY (route), and sometimes I ride on the road, but at 7 am, usually, there is less traffic and I try to ride in back streets rather than big streets.
I knew earphones are not allowed, but I did not know that one earbud is allowed according to NYC DOT. This information can be found under “Safety Tips” and “Don’t wear earphones” (site). They also have .png file explaining that here.
I am also stopping at every stop sign, and following red light traffic laws. I also wait for cars to pass by me safely and always paying attention to my surroundings. I am not here to promote any illegal activities, as I want to promote a good image of cyclists in general.
Now, that portion has been expressed, I would like to talk about what I am looking for.
I would like to use this earbud during the commute and chat with my friends/family as the commute is about an hour or so.
I would like this to be relatively inexpensive, but I am looking at some higher-end models such as bose. so maybe my budget can be less than $200, but I am ok spending only $20 if all the boxes are checked.
I had wireless earbuds without a wire connecting the earbuds, and that has fallen out a few times, so I am looking for one that stays in my ear while riding. The last thing I want is to get distracted by dropping it.
The wind is another concern of mine as I would be chatting with someone, and I have not seen any model that has wind protection fuzzy things that are used by professional film maker.
Oh I have iPhone 7 plus and I need the bluethooth connection.
I would like to have wireless without the wire, but I can see the wired between earbuds can be beneficial in case it falls out of my ear. Again, either way, I am looking for one that stays in ear in motion.
Thanks for reading this far, and I would love to hear your opinions!