Took a 450 mile (round trip) ride last weekend, half in on and off pouring rain, the other half in nice weather. Did the whole ride with NO earplugs (definitely not my modus operandi). I listened to music through my communicator (Interphone F-4), and could hear it the whole time. I get just a touch of wind noise at the top of my helmet, regardless of windscreen height (seems like more a helmet issue than a windscreen issue). I couldn't be more pleased with the V-Stream, and I hope (and think) you will too.