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Scorpion EXO-900 Helmet - any thoughts?

The quietest helmet I've ever had is my Scorpion EXO-700 but I'm beginning to really like the modular helmets (using a Bell now) so, before I drop three bills, has anyone any experience with the Scorpion EXO-900?
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Really the quietest? My EXO-400 is not too bad with the visor open, which is how I normally ride, but VERY loud with the visor closed. I like the price, so was considering the 700 or 750, which seem to get better reviews in this area. Can others confirm this?

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Really the quietest? My EXO-400 is not too bad with the visor open, which is how I normally ride, but VERY loud with the visor closed. I like the price, so was considering the 700 or 750, which seem to get better reviews in this area. Can others confirm this?
I ride with the windshield in the lowest position to wind hits me at the top of my chest and above. I'm 5'11" with a 30" inseam so take that into your calculations.

I would imagine the noise level has as much to do with helmet fit, windshield height and posture as anything else but for me it seems the EXO-700 actually cancels mid-range frequencies. The first time I wore it on a long trip I tried my usual earbuds for tunes but discovered the mid-range was washed out in the helmet . . . your results may vary.
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wore one for 2.5 years. actually you can see it in my avatar. never really liked it. chin bar was VERY close to face, as in i could touch it with my tongue, and i'm not a former member of KISS.

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I've had the 400, 700 and now the 900. The 700 was quieter and better fitting than the 400 by a small, but noticeable amount. The 700 and 900 are about the same in the noise and comfort department. The ease of taking it on and off make the 900 a winner. Can do both without removing my glasses or hearing aids.

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I have one in the hi/vis it is alright, fairly quiet, doesn't fog up, is not terribly cool though on hot days. Got it after my wreck so insurance paid for it. I am happy with it.

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I have had mine for over a year and I really like it. The lining hasn't crushed like the last HJC I had. They run small and I have to have the chin bar open to put it on but it's very comfortable and quiet.
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You're supposed to open the chin bar so it spreads........ I've had a 900 after a few other modulars, and it's pretty good. This year I tried on a buddy's Shoei Neotec and was instantly sold, so I eventually got one. That definitely ups the ante in the quiet department and more comfortable too. Tighter in the cheek pads, and I now have to take my glasses off to put the helmet on. Yes it costs quite a step up from the 900, but I wouldn't go back. Up from there is the Schuberth.....

But, the 900 is good all around and quieter than the HJC's and Nolan's that I've had. Decent money too, if budget is a concern.

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I purchased a 900 mainly because it fit my knoggin so well. The modular design really helps with putting on/taking off. I don't really have an answer as far as noise is concerned because this is my first new helmet. I wear earplugs when traveling any distance at all, but not for my 6.5 mile commute to work. I like it, but that's not saying much at this point as I am new to the on-road motorcycle scene.
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I had a 900 for four years until I bought a Neotec. Never had a complaint about the 900, it worked well for me.

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