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Bluetooth headsets
« on: August 27, 2015, 06:05:13 pm »
Ok guys, I know I'll probably get a lot of different answers. But I want to get a pair of headsets, I've been looking at the scala q2's. I want to link to my 590,  my phone and talk to my partner on the back. Are the q2's as good as the write ups or can anyone suggest another quality headset. Thanks Des x
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Re: Bluetooth headsets
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 06:13:15 pm »
I have the Scala Q2's and they are very clear and  also easy to  setup and use, battery seems to last for around 4 hrs   ( 6  if I disconnect the wife's   :164: )    :028:
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Re: Bluetooth headsets
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 06:20:22 pm »
I have a Nolan n-com 104 helmet with a B5 unit integrated into it. Lasts about 8 hours, automatically switches itself off when no movement detected .i.e. off the bike! Charges via mini usb at back of helmet.

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Re: Bluetooth headsets
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 07:14:44 pm »
I have a digicom set with the add blue tooth unit which talks to my tomtom rider very successfully. I have cables to helmets from the digicom which I also play an ipod and connect my phone. It all works very well and I don't need to worry about charging blue tooth headsets as the rider charges from it's dock and everything else is on in line fused feeds from the battery. I hope this helps.

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Re: Bluetooth headsets
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 08:18:47 pm »
I "had" the Scala G4 until just recently. It paired well with just about everything, but alas my brother's battery is getting where it won't take charge very well. So we made the swap to the Sena 10U. Just got it in my helmet and paired to my phone and the Garmin and it is working quite well. Haven't tried pairing it to the bike just yet, but plan on it this weekend. Now it is not a cheap little sucker but they make it for specific type helmets and I just happen to have a Shoei Neotec that they had one for. It looks good and you can hardly tell I even have an intercom by the way it is mounted. They have several helmet brands listed. Like the fact that there is now nothing mounted on the outside of my helmet that I have to worry about being out in the elements. Will have to report back on the performance later on.
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Re: Bluetooth headsets
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 08:26:47 pm »
I have the Sena SMH10, and while the battery life is simply outstanding (I've consistently run all day on these and my latest run I experienced >16 hours continuous use while using both intercom and streaming music!) the sound quality is just "meh", the intercom performance between other SMH10 and the new 20S are fickle and sometimes yields a significant amount of poor reception/sound and/or popping (like popcorn kernels reaching that critical temperature).

Further, when the Sena is paired with the bike, it behaves erratically and sometimes doesn't provide all the functionality it should. E.g., when connected to the bike, the bike will tell me on the screen that I'm getting a call, I can hear it through the headset speakers (because I set it up that way), but I can't take the call by hitting the phone button on the Sena -- or by accepting it via the Trophy. :172: :173:

Honestly, it's likely user error. :125:
I don't have the patience to document the various ways to hook it up and try out each function and see what the results are for each way it can be done. But I have tried multiple times in multiple ways, and it never seems to work completely as advertised. Thus recently I unpaired the Sena from my bike and simply connect the SMH10 to the phone only.

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Re: Bluetooth headsets
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 09:56:02 pm »
That has been my experience with my sena 20s and my new sena10 with camera.. neither one reliably hooks into the bike   in and out a couple of times at start up then nothing
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Re: Bluetooth headsets
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 10:23:08 pm »
I have the Scala G9.  They are good for everything except trying to make calls.  They just won't allow me to do so when I'm on the Trophy.  But I can easily to so when on my ST.  And this happens even when I have purposely not connected to the Trophy.  So I'm inclined to believe it is not all the Trophy's fault.
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