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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
I donít have any experience with anything other than the Cardo-Scala Bluetooth set up. My son and I bought a pair of the new generation headsets and we each installed them in our own helmets. I use foam earplugs and he does not.
We both get good phone reception and transmission. I have had several comments from people who were surprised that I was talking to them while riding.
Pairing with my sonís headset was preset at the factory, and worked well from the beginning. We took a weeklong trip last month, and we were able to talk back and forth perfectly for any speed up to about 60-70mph. Above that and there was a noticeable wind noise which made it a little more difficult, but still do-able. We talked several times while travelling at over 90mph.
As I said, I use foam earplugs. For me, it cuts out the wind roar through my helmet and still allows me to hear the speakers as long as I keep the volume up. My son says he doesnít have the same problem, although his hearing has not been pounded by a lifetime of shooting as mine have been.
Neither of us has had a problem with batteries going down. You charge it up at night, and it works all day. Commuting back and forth to work, I charge it up once every two or three weeks.
I like the headsets and havenít had any problem with them at all except that the little wafer speakers are still thick enough that they were uncomfortable until I cut through the helmet liner and hogged out some Styrofoam and made some room for them.
Editing: I see that I didn't mention that my son and I are on different bikes, rather than him being a passenger. The headsets really come in handy when we lose track of each other ("Hey, what happened to you? I turned at the last stop sign when you went straight ahead, dumbass!")
Last edited by chuckwilmot; Jul 5th, 2011 at 8:34 pm.