I've had my communicators for several years, but never bothered piping any music in. Played around with it last night and the ipod sounds pretty good in the helmet. Do any of you find it distracting to have the tunes playing? Do they take your attention away from the trails without realizing it right away? I figure I'll try it for a day or two and see how it goes. Also wired my sled with a COMMUNICATOR POWER. This will negate me having to use the battery packs, and just use the power from my sled to power the communicator. Can't wait to see if it actually works.