Mounted vs under-the-helmet headset
Before we’re going to explain what you need to do to wear one of these under your helmet, we first want to cover the pros and cons a bit regarding a mounted versus an under-the-helmet setup. Let’s begin with one of the most important ones and that is comfort.
Next up is the ease of use with or without a helmet and when it comes to this the under-the-helmet setup is by far the easiest one. Just remove your helmet and you keep all the benefits of your headset.
As for a mounted version it’s not that easy. It takes time to remove a mounted headset and some even require you to use tools to go back to a bridge or vice versa.
Some systems are rather quick to change while others don’t even allow it anymore. So, if you intent to do this, make sure you’re aware of what you get.
In regards to your comms, you will obviously need to keep wearing your headset, only difference is that the under-the-helmet version allows you to do that without wearing your helmet.
Beside this, you can also look at the price and here the under-the-helmet setup is overall cheaper. This because a mounted version usually requires you to cut the leather headband, get adapters for your specific helmet and headset system. And if you want to use the bridge again, you will also need a replacement headband wrap.
Also when getting a helmet with different rail types you mostly need to get different adapters as well.
At last, you can also consider the ease and speed of putting everything on or off. And here the helmet mounted setup is by far the easiest one.
As for the under-the-helmet setup it is possible, but not that practical. And how you do that is exactly what we’re going to show you in a moment.
There are however also a few things you need to be aware off, before being able to wear a headset underneath your helmet.
Also good to know, is that it is very inconvenient to get a headset with two downleads underneath a helmet unless your wires allow to be plugged in or out.