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    Default So what do you guys use for Bluetooth in your helmets?

    So just bought my first spyder. It is on its way to me now.

    What I would like to know is what bluetooth system is best for me to listen to my phone music via bluetooth, but also be able to talk with my Fiancee, who would be behind me?

    Just looking for general recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcking12 View Post
    So just bought my first spyder. It is on its way to me now.

    What I would like to know is what bluetooth system is best for me to listen to my phone music via bluetooth, but also be able to talk with my Fiancee, who would be behind me?

    Just looking for general recommendations.
    We use the Nolan B5 system which I believe is only for nolan helmets. It cna do talk and phone but cant do all three, check with Motorcycle dave as he is a sponsor and knows the most about this subject. Yes you definetly need a com system as it sure beats yelling in ech others ears
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    We have Senas,they are great.Call Motorcycle Dave he is a sponsor here and has best deals and can tell you which model is best for you.BTW I have put many comm systems in many helmets and can say this is not a difficult job to install without any damage or drilling into helmet. 209-887-3283(CA)
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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcking12 View Post
    So just bought my first spyder. It is on its way to me now.

    What I would like to know is what bluetooth system is best for me to listen to my phone music via bluetooth, but also be able to talk with my Fiancee, who would be behind me?

    Just looking for general recommendations.
    I use Sena model 10S. I can talk to my significant other(Adrien), when we are on the spyders, and sleds. It is Bluetooth compatible. I have the Sena model 10S for 3 years.

    I have a Zox helmet that I use my Bluetooth Sena model 10S.

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    My wife and I have Bell Qualifier DLX helmets, so we use the Sena SMH-10. No complaints from me, except that I can hear her telling me to slow down!
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    We use the Cardo Packtalk Bold. Not only can we stream music, talk to each other but we can link non-Cardo comm systems to talk with other riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcking12 View Post
    So just bought my first spyder. It is on its way to me now.

    What I would like to know is what bluetooth system is best for me to listen to my phone music via bluetooth, but also be able to talk with my Fiancee, who would be behind me?

    Just looking for general recommendations.
    I have been using a sena smh5 fm for at least 5 years without any problems. communicate with my brothers smh5 fm when riding together. Connected to phone for calls and phone gps, also used built in fm radio before I got my F3 limited.
    go to motorcycle Dave for sena products.
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    Sena SMH10 now will be changing to Sena 30k at end of the month. Listen to music and talk to the wife.

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    I got a Torx helmet that came with bluetooth already installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcking12 View Post
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    Just looking for general recommendations.
    Check out the offerings from UClear - they look good; work better/clearer than most; use 'no boom' mic's; and provide great support/service too!

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    Sena SM10 with cable and (2) 20s from Motorcycle Dave. Best price around. Wife and I have had these since 2014 with "0" problems. Wish my spyder worked as well. LOL

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    Sena is the most commonly used, but not necessarily the best or best value. Impossible to make a specific recommendation without knowing all your parameters. Any modern headsets will do the minimal BT functions you mentioned.

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    I see where Sena is now making a helmet with the bluetooth com built into the helmet - has anyone gone this way? As I am researching helmets for my wife, along with a com system for us - I see that Bilt also has a "built" in bluetooth in a helmet at a reasonable price ($250). Anybody use or seen either?

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    My wife and I use Sena 20s.

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    I've got the Cardo Freecom 2. It was way cheaper than the Sena and the Freecom +. We can pair each to our individual phones, and have intercom between us. That's all we wanted so paying for extra seemed silly.
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    Sena 10S with Uclear Digital speakers. I also have 10S helmet mounts in two other helmets so the unit can be used on three helmets. Works great for me, as it's mostly a music source thru my Ipod Nano, as only (1) riding buddy has a comm unit..
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    Way cheaper is not exactly a glowing recommendation!
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    Here is my experience. I am a very avid snowmobiler and spyder Ryder. ( 3500 miles a year on sleds and about 7500 miles on spyder) I use 2 different systems. For snowmobiling I have found uclear is better. Uclear has a much better speaker and is very compact. The mic system is OK but again to listen to music it is very good. With modular or full face it is OK. On the spyder I use Sena 20. The boom system and microphone is MUCH better than uclear but the speakers fall short if listening to music. I only use my sena for communicating with my wife. I listen to my music out of my bike speakers. The sena 20 is crystal clear as in microphone with open face helmets. The Uclear is not very good on open face in my opinion. Both have their positives and negatives. I hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIsland View Post
    We use the Cardo Packtalk Bold. Not only can we stream music, talk to each other but we can link non-Cardo comm systems to talk with other riders.

    Fit into Arai helmet like it was made for it! Wish I has bought the Cardo long ago!

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    Our old Sena 5 has worked great for YEARS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcking12 View Post
    So just bought my first spyder. It is on its way to me now. What I would like to know is what bluetooth system is best for me to listen to my phone music via bluetooth, but also be able to talk with my Fiancee, who would be behind me?

    Just looking for general recommendations...
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    We have SCHUBERTH helmets (best for our heads) and use their BT collars. Fantastic.
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    It is if you don't need all the extras. I had cheap no name chinese BT setup for myself before buying the tryke. Worked ok and for the $30 I paid for it, it was fine. Mane people recommended the Sena, and the Freecom+, but after looking at the differences, I found the standard Freecom did everything I wanted at a lower price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wahrsuul View Post
    I've got the Cardo Freecom 2. It was way cheaper than the Sena and the Freecom +. We can pair each to our individual phones, and have intercom between us. That's all we wanted so paying for extra seemed silly.


    Totally depends on your needs. Wife and I just wanted intercom and share music. We got the Cardo Freecom 1+. Both units on Amazon for $150. Can't talk to other riders but that's okay. If we find we start riding with big groups we will go with the Cardo Packtalk.

    Look at Fortnine channel on Youtube. Has great unbiased reviews and pretty funny.

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    I have owned the Sena 10, 20 and now the 30 series in three different helmets. I liked them all. I ordered the Sena SRL2 intercom for my new helmet because it would install as a built-in intercom. I tried it for a month and ended not liking it. The audio was great and had all the bells and whistles the other models had. But for me, the controls were too hard to use. With gloves, almost impossible. I contacted Sena and they were willing to trade me for the 30k. Other helmet built-in may be better but I like the Sena 20 and 30's also because they use the same helmet mounts and I can switch the intercom to any of my three helmets (Summer, Winter, and half helmet). Good luck, Ride Safe. JackinSpokane.

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