I bought it to try Nolan. I like the flip up concept.
I flip it up on the slower side streets... Or pulling into a gas station.
Bluetooth? No way. As a matter of fact I think it should be illegal in helmets.
Noise? No worse than any other I've used.
I use Howard Leight Foam Ear Plugs. Can't ride w/ out them now.

I tried my iPod again on my hour+ commute home... Ugh. Can't do it.
Part of my reason to ride is to get away from that stuff.

Nolan... Very comfortable. Great buckle system too.

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Question:
I had a Nolan N100E that I really liked because of how it fit me and because of the convenience of the flip front. The wind noise issue was unacceptable, even with ear plugs.
So, my question is, do people buy the new N103 if they don't care about all of the communication/Bluetooth features? Do people buy the N103 just to have a Nolan flipup? Or are they buying it for the other features?
Honestly, I think I prefer the full face over the flipup, but still may try a flipup for my next helmet in a couple of years.