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Anyone tried UClear
« on: May 17, 2016, 09:29:53 am »
Just wondering if anyone has tried them and tried to pair them to the Trophy.  Like the idea of no microphone out front

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Re: Anyone tried UClear
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 02:32:25 pm »
I am using the Uclear digital HD speakers inside my helmet.  Still requires me to plug in from iPhone to helmet.  Very good sound quality and way more comfortable than ear buds. 
I haven't tried any of their Comm products or blue tooth yet.  But with the quality of the speakers, I will definitely check them out when I get a Comm system for the long hauls!
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Re: Anyone tried UClear
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 03:15:41 pm »
Sounds good (pun intended).  I may well give it a go.  No problem being a guinea pig (I do have a 2013 model bike) although it is in the shop at the moment with clutch issues.  I do have an SM10 so I can link in other things that do not have bluetooth.  Also possibly when I am other bikes?  Need to sort out what will work with what in what combination.  As it does not seem to have a direct input.  And probably does not work with older ipods as they used a 'special' blue tooth.  Still I probably will find out soon.

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Re: Anyone tried UClear
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2016, 11:50:14 am »
After reading reviews I decided after all to go for the Interphone FM5 I subscribe to ride and they had the interphone as best buy.  Probably like we know all that regularly gets posted is the problems so a bit unfair to just go by online reviews.

I know others on here have used interphone so there should be no issue,  Being delivered today but to one of the drop off points as no one is in when they say they are going to deliver so will pick up tomorrow.

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Re: Anyone tried UClear
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 03:31:22 am »
Bit late to this party, but here's my  2 cents.

I've used my u clear for going on 3yrs.  First hbc100+, then upgraded to 200.  I have it on my Neotec and really appreciate the boom less mike.  I use it 99.9% of the time as a Bluetooth headphones for my smartphone,  for podcasts, gps, etc.  Rarely use it as a phone, as I'm not the chatty type.  Don't much use the intercom either.  So for me, boomles is ideal.   Audio is excellent even with earplugs on.

Only paired with TTSE once when I first got the bike, just out of curiosity.   I see no need to get the bike involved
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Re: Anyone tried UClear
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 02:25:54 pm »
Bit late for you too, might be worth posting for others:

I had a Uclear hbc200 for a year and it worked well for me, paired with an iphone then a google nexus running android. Pairs well and plays nicely with both the bike and the garmin gps. Big, big, but for me was that I could never get it to pair with a (non-Uclear) Sena 20s or 10c via the supposed universal intercom. Tried everything, even tech support (the problem could be the Senas of course, but still), so in the end I went with a second sena for my pillion and riding buddies.

I do like the boomless mic of the Uclear, but on the other hand Senas have the (inlcuded) option of a small wired mic which sticks inside the helmet, you simply don't know its there and its really easy to wire in (on various Shoei helmets), so in practical terms not much difference. I also didn't notice any appreciable difference in sound quality between the two devices, both very workable and broadly similar to my ears at least.

I found the Sena buttons easier to use with thick winter gloves but the uclear more straightforward so easier to operate by proprioception rather than direct feel. Uclear works well in adverse conditions (covered in seamless rubber), Sena may switch itself off if it get wet enough though that has never happened to me to date (and I love riding in the rain!).

My verdict/TLDR: Sena better for pairing with other devices on the fly; solo riding Uclear perfectly acceptable; boomless mic versus sena wired not really an issue with my type of helmets
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Re: Anyone tried UClear
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 11:31:34 pm »
I've tried Uclear twice, both on extended, week long trips. Don't waste your money! The only, only advantage is the microphone integrated into the speakers. The sound quality, volume, etc. are terrible. Frequent high pitched feedback as well. The volume is very difficult to adjust.
Go for the Sena 20S, the sound quality is infinitely better. Adjusting the volume with the jog dial is so easy. I've ridden thousands of miles with the Sena.
They are by NO means perfect, but so much better. Don't believe the range numbers quotes from Sena, they aren't that good