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    Rider/Pillion talky talky
    on: Oct 28, 2018, 11.11 pm
    Oct 28, 2018, 11.11 pm
    Very subjective, but, can anyone give a true 10 out of 10 score for a rider to pillion blue-tooth head set. After about 40 mph on my Scala becomes inaudible. Not looking for class leading ground breaking gizmos, just being able to hear my missus (pillion) whilst riding, not too much to ask. Will be going to the NEC bike show next month and determined to come away with the holy grail....

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    Re: Rider/Pillion talky talky
    Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2018, 11.54 pm
    Oct 28, 2018, 11.54 pm
    The Sena 20S EVO works very well and you can plug in earbuds for good clear communication, or unplug or not use them at all and just use the speakers that come with it, it automatically senses the presence of the earbuds like most headsets.  It's slightly less expensive to buy the pair depending on where you get it, which I didn't do because my wife doesn't ride with me and I have a pair of SMH10's and one still mounted on her helmet just in case she ever does.  If you worry about the legality or ambient volume impairment with them the Sena's have a button on the bottom of the mount that gives you ambient noise so you can hear emergency vehicles better.  When I happen to answer my wife's calls out on the road she says it sounds clear with no road or wind noise in the conversation under my Scorpion AT950 modular helmet.  Not the quietest helmet, but quieter to me than most except the Shoei Neotec or the Schuberths.  It holds a charge and I've had the Trophy stereo going and an occasional call for more than 8 hours use in a day more than once, and I carry a 2500 Mah battery pack with a short USB to micro cable in my jacket pocket just in case.  Last trip I forgot my 120V adapter and charge it with the battery pack 3 nights in a row and still had half a charge in the backup.  You CAN plug a charge cable into the headset and the Sena will allow charging while in use.  I know it sounds like I'm a Sena salesman, but no, I've just used their equipment since 2010 and it's always worked for me.  Check out all the features on the Sena site, and by all means look into Cardo, because they maintain the Trophy audio volume control by the handlebar volume up/down switches unlike any other brand.  All the rest need to adjust the volume on the headset itself.  You asked so there it is.  Sometimes it's TMI. :745:
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    Re: Rider/Pillion talky talky
    Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2018, 02.33 am
    Oct 29, 2018, 02.33 am
    We use the Sena 10s set. Clear enough to hear each other with the helmet speakers, no option for earbuds on the units we have. Also like the music sharing feature!
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    Re: Rider/Pillion talky talky
    Reply #3 on: Oct 29, 2018, 02.53 am
    Oct 29, 2018, 02.53 am
    A rider and pillion could each have bluetooth phone, bluetooth gps, and bluetooth Trophy audio, without hard wiring a gps by sharing audio from the Trophy with the rider through the pillions connection to the Trophy as Device 2, and the rider using the 2 bluetooth channels on a Sena for phone and bluetooth gps into the headset.  At least that's my theory.  If Sena would give us 3 bluetooth channels prioritized the same as they currently are with the 2 channel system, we could have the best of all worlds.  May be a bit much for the technology at the moment, don't know that much about it.  Or, I could just take my one of my old SMH10's and connect it to Device 2 and share the audio with my own headset.  Yeah, that's the ticket!!
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    Re: Rider/Pillion talky talky
    Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2018, 03.52 pm
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    Regarding price on the Sena, just FYI, with black Friday coming up, I bought the dual set from Revzilla during black Friday a couple of years ago for $100 less than the regular sale price.
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    Re: Rider/Pillion talky talky
    Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2018, 05.56 pm
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    Personally, we use a Cardo G9 modified into a SHO-1 and Schubert SRCS-pro.
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    Re: Rider/Pillion talky talky
    Reply #6 on: Nov 03, 2018, 02.17 pm
    Nov 03, 2018, 02.17 pm
    Sena 10R pair work for us nicely enough. As AZBob wrote, watch for sales in the coming days. :169:

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    Re: Rider/Pillion talky talky
    Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2018, 04.42 pm
    Nov 20, 2018, 04.42 pm
    Sena 20 works very well for me and that is for two different bikes and range up to about 1/2 mile so I am sure the pillion would work too !! :008: :153: :745:
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