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Bluetooth intercom

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Alba, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a bluetooth system for my shoei which won't break the bank (basic and functional rather than bells and whistles), or wired phone to helmet system. Any recommendations?

  2. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    We tried a Cardo G4 set first. Didn’t rate it as it required frequent resets. Flogged it and tried a inter-phone set up. This was ok but picked up noises like passing traffic where the Cardo set hadn’t. Otherwise quite liked the interphone but one of the pair had issues (can’t remember what now) so moved onto a Sena SMH5 set. Love it. Easy to use and simple to install. Loud and clear comms with not much interference or picking of external sounds. We use for rider to pillion intercom mostly but they automatically pair with your phone and calls are mostly crystal clear too. I would buy again if I needed to.

    I suspect though that Cardo and Interphone have improved and there are loads of alternatives now including Aldi branded ones which I have heard work quite well for basic functions.
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  3. Dee Dub

    Dee Dub Active Member

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    I have also used Cardo and Sena units. Neither are perfect, and I'm disappointed at how the Sena keeps activating rider/pillion comms, even when it isn't wanted. That drains the battery. For GPS and phone use it is fine.

    Several friends use and recommend the FreedConn Motorbike intercom. I don't have personal experience though. You can find it on Amazon for about £49.
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  4. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member

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    I have a Sena smh5 which has worked faultlessly for a few years now, OK with satnav and phone ( for music only ) and being a lonely old git I have no idea how good it is for rider to pillion. :oldman:

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