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it depends what you want out of the system to be honest


if your going to be riding on your own and not bothered about music or pairing to others then go for a basic headset


if you want music and the ability to pair to other bluetooth headsets then you will have to look at something more expensive


although saying that I think the majority of them have the ability to have music streamed

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BT Intercom headset - Pairs with phone and other devices. I bought two - one for me and one for a spare helmet (if I carry pillion). I sometimes take off the unit incase my primary runs out.


I can listen to directions from it and listen to music. (If you have an iPhone with Siri, you can use the microphone aswell).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-800m-BT-I ... 5afc7255a6

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BT Intercom headset - Pairs with phone and other devices. I bought two - one for me and one for a spare helmet (if I carry pillion). I sometimes take off the unit incase my primary runs out.


I can listen to directions from it and listen to music. (If you have an iPhone with Siri, you can use the microphone aswell).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-800m-BT-I ... 5afc7255a6

Paul - I have 3 of these, they are fantastic.


The wife comes on the back with me and we have perfect coms together (up to about 60mph but that's pretty much standard). I've used it for rider to rider (with Raabey among others) and it's great as well. I also listen to music every time I ride and it's great when paired with my phone for that (or incoming calls / sat nav).


IMO, people are crazy to spend £2-300 on a scarla or something when this can be had for £30 and does everything you need it to to the standard you need it to.

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I agree with Phil people are nuts spending hundreds on branded ones.


I had one of these originally http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Mo ... 5411ce169d No intercom function but connects to phone/satnav for calls, music, etc. It worked fine till it got wrecked in a crash. Calls were ok up to about 60 mph, though this is more dependent on how noisy your lid is than the actual headset.


I now have a pair of these http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a23 ... =12#detail which do everything and intercom between them. Again good up to around 60 for calls, music can be cranked high enough to hear it past a ton.

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BT Intercom headset - Pairs with phone and other devices. I bought two - one for me and one for a spare helmet (if I carry pillion). I sometimes take off the unit incase my primary runs out.


I can listen to directions from it and listen to music. (If you have an iPhone with Siri, you can use the microphone aswell).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-800m-BT-I ... 5afc7255a6

 


whats the music quality like?

i bought a really cheap set that worked, but the music sounded like an old gramophone!!


If you an Phil are both using this one, i think i'll buy one too...

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BT Intercom headset - Pairs with phone and other devices. I bought two - one for me and one for a spare helmet (if I carry pillion). I sometimes take off the unit incase my primary runs out.


I can listen to directions from it and listen to music. (If you have an iPhone with Siri, you can use the microphone aswell).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-800m-BT-I ... 5afc7255a6

 


whats the music quality like?

i bought a really cheap set that worked, but the music sounded like an old gramophone!!


If you an Phil are both using this one, i think i'll buy one too...

5 years a professional DJ and singer here... Quality is good enough for me :mrgreen:


I have heard the quality from a more expensive intercom and it is slightly better just because it can go a bit louder before distortion sets in, but I wouldn't pay the extra £200 for it.


The way I see it, I don't need amazing quality, I just need something to listen to whilst I'm riding. Takes the edginess away from too much focus and just something to listen to in the background. As a rider to rider / rider to pillion it's great.

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BT Intercom headset - Pairs with phone and other devices. I bought two - one for me and one for a spare helmet (if I carry pillion). I sometimes take off the unit incase my primary runs out.


I can listen to directions from it and listen to music. (If you have an iPhone with Siri, you can use the microphone aswell).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-800m-BT-I ... 5afc7255a6

 


whats the music quality like?

i bought a really cheap set that worked, but the music sounded like an old gramophone!!


If you an Phil are both using this one, i think i'll buy one too...

I've got a set of these too for the Busa, value for money and sound quality can't be beaten

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BT Intercom headset - Pairs with phone and other devices. I bought two - one for me and one for a spare helmet (if I carry pillion). I sometimes take off the unit incase my primary runs out.


I can listen to directions from it and listen to music. (If you have an iPhone with Siri, you can use the microphone aswell).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-800m-BT-I ... 5afc7255a6

 


whats the music quality like?

i bought a really cheap set that worked, but the music sounded like an old gramophone!!


If you an Phil are both using this one, i think i'll buy one too...

5 years a professional DJ and singer here... Quality is good enough for me :mrgreen:


I have heard the quality from a more expensive intercom and it is slightly better just because it can go a bit louder before distortion sets in, but I wouldn't pay the extra £200 for it.


The way I see it, I don't need amazing quality, I just need something to listen to whilst I'm riding. Takes the edginess away from too much focus and just something to listen to in the background. As a rider to rider / rider to pillion it's great.

 

are they stereo?

just a shame they are not earbuds instead of disc speakers...nothing the soldering iron couldn't sort out though...

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Joeman yes there stereo, that's exactly what l have done. Our helmets don't offer enough free space for the supplied in helmet speakers so l disconnected them and soldered a 3.5mm stereo jack in there place we use these noise cancelling speakers

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00D ... 35WV72JMVR crystal clear music and com's right up to silly speeds.

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Joeman yes there stereo, that's exactly what l have done. Our helmets don't offer enough free space for the supplied in helmet speakers so l disconnected them and soldered a 3.5mm stereo jack in there place we use these noise cancelling speakers

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00D ... 35WV72JMVR crystal clear music and com's right up to silly speeds.

 


nice one... I'll add that to my list of projects!!

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Music is the downside. I normally use an equaliser to remove the low frequencies as that's what maxes the speakers out.


Looks like the in-ear speakers are a good idea :thumb:

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BT Intercom headset - Pairs with phone and other devices. I bought two - one for me and one for a spare helmet (if I carry pillion). I sometimes take off the unit incase my primary runs out.


I can listen to directions from it and listen to music. (If you have an iPhone with Siri, you can use the microphone aswell).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-800m-BT-I ... 5afc7255a6

 

How do these things actually attach to the helmet, self adhesive?

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Hi, the speakers and microphone are held place in the helmet with Velcro stickers. The control module is mounted onto a quick release bracket. The bracket is fixed to the helmet by a clamping device which slots between the helmet lining and the outside of the helmet

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/27115993 ... 108&ff19=0

Check out the mounting bracket, it's the fork looking thing on the parts list.

It's all easy enough to fit

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Kit arrived today, very impressed with the overall appearance, fitted easily. sound quality seems decent. The only slight issue I have is the mic but I'm sure it'll sort it self out after a few trips out.


Thanks for the advice gents :cheers:

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Good news, just be sure you get the helmet speakers in exactly the right place, a few mm off from being directly over your ears and there's a dramatic loss of sound. Put the speakers in the helmet first without the fixing then adjust until you get the sound and comfort sorted, then fix them in place with the Velcro provided.

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yeah, sat in living room adjusting that, my other half was giving me strange looks :scratch:

 


My wife gave me the "FFS" look every time I got her to put her lid on and talk to me :lol:


In the end I just put some music on and did it that way :lol:

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One tip Paul - on the part that connects to the helmet and holds the bluetooth device, it will require some adhesive or resin to strengthen. All 3 of mine have snapped at some stage because the plastic is just too weak.


Joeman and Megawatt may remember it happening to one I had one a ride. Sorted with a bit of resin though and none have given me problems after that.

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