I agree with both sides here. I LOVE having the music, and more so since I do alot of riding alone, but headphones create unseen dangers. So I went to walmart/bestbuy and bought a cheapy speaker thing that is battery powered and your iPod fits inside. It comes with a clip on it that I can hook right to my saddle. That way I can turn it on low and listen to it on my ride without it blocking out other noises.