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Old 14th June 2018, 09:54 PM
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Hi everyone
Thinking of buying an intercom system for when i have one of the kids as pillion
Dont mind spending a few quid more to get something that has decent sound quality and isnt the size of a brick inside your helmet
Has anyone any experience / reviews please?

Thanks
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Old 14th June 2018, 11:04 PM
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check out vnetphone v6 on ebay. It's a neat chinese bluetooth that performs surprisingly well in terms of sound quality and battery life. Have been running a set for a few years now for both to pillion and also between bike chat. Works for phone calls and google maps instructions from phone too.
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Old 14th June 2018, 11:20 PM
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Use the scala myself and find it grand the rider to rider is good but not as good as they say distance wise 1/4-1/2 mile perfect..fone and radio audio is good even when on rider-rider with my buddy on flip up lid
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Old 15th June 2018, 08:46 AM
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I have the Cardo Scala Q3 that comes with a kit with everything that you might need for rider+pillion on any kind of helmet.

Have been using it for the past 3 years and can't fault it at all. Sound is great, you can share music, savage battery life that will go a full day with no bother and it's completely waterproof, very solid unit.

I also use it everyday myself for taking calls, GPS guidance and background music... another feature that I love is the quick dialing, where if I tap a button 3 times it'll ring the wife straight away, nice little safety feature there as well or to let her know that I took a wrong left and I'll be an hour later

There's new versions now so you might be able to grab the Q3 package at a bargain price.

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Old 15th June 2018, 09:02 AM
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Have the Scala Q3, find it very good.
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Old 15th June 2018, 09:17 AM
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+1 for the scala, really good bit of kit battery will last all day the audio is crystal clear......a little too clear..... when herself has been in the shop for 15min and ya start having a moan to yourself about her....completely forgetting every word is been broadcasted direct to her noggin
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Old 15th June 2018, 09:45 AM
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Bought a scala freecom 4 recently and have nothing but good things to say about sound quality and battery life. Only gripe is that it is button operated instead of the traditional click wheel but once you get used to it its grand. Bought the duo pack on ebay from a crowd in Israel for 270 including postage. They were even nice enough to put the item down as headphones on the customs declaration with an 18dollar value so no extra taxes or charges.
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Beard-Face
Bought a scala freecom 4 recently and have nothing but good things to say about sound quality and battery life. Only gripe is that it is button operated instead of the traditional click wheel but once you get used to it its grand. Bought the duo pack on ebay from a crowd in Israel for 270 including postage. They were even nice enough to put the item down as headphones on the customs declaration with an 18dollar value so no extra taxes or charges.
Once you get used to the buttons, they're very good and you can even use voice commands to make it quicker or use the phone app if you need to do any configs...

Sena devices have the downside of not being waterproof and I've seen reports of them dying after a few showers so not the device you want to use in this country. Plus I imagine that the wheel is just something else to go wrong... with the Q3s there's really not much to go wrong, it's a sealed unit.
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:22 PM
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Interphone stuff is good quality and reasonably priced. You can buy them in pairs,(Bluetooth rider-pillion) and if your biking mates have the same setup, you can talk to them on a spin too.
I'm using the Sena setup in the Schuberth helmet myself. No complaints, but pricey.
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Old 15th June 2018, 01:09 PM
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The folks have a Cardo/Scala setup as well, can't recall which model - but they love it.
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Old 15th June 2018, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Spoonman
The folks have a Cardo/Scala setup as well, can't recall which model - but they love it.
I just picked up a Cardo Scala QZ unit - paired up to my phone & sat-nav very easily. I don't know about connecting it to a second unit, but I'm sure it's just a matter of pairing it with bluetooth
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Old 15th June 2018, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Beard-Face
Bought a scala freecom 4 recently and have nothing but good things to say about sound quality and battery life. Only gripe is that it is button operated instead of the traditional click wheel but once you get used to it its grand. Bought the duo pack on ebay from a crowd in Israel for 270 including postage. They were even nice enough to put the item down as headphones on the customs declaration with an 18dollar value so no extra taxes or charges.
Got a link for this Beardy??
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Old 15th June 2018, 05:26 PM
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https://m.ebay.ie/itm/Cardo-Scala-Ri...EAAOSwEZdaFx1t
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Old 15th June 2018, 05:56 PM
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I use an AutoCom system. Hard wired to the bike, so no worries about battery charging.
It's an old Active 7 unit, and when new I could plug in a phone, the chancy young wan for voice directions, listen to music on my mp3 player, had radio contact with my touring pal, and communication with my pillion lady.
Alas phones and chancy young wans have moved on, and I will need their Bluetooth dongle to reconnect the phone and nav unit - or change up to one of the more modern units.
But it still does the rest, and until it gives up the ghost, I'll keep using it.
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Old 15th June 2018, 11:15 PM
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Got one like this in Lidl years ago. Works really well for the money.
https://www.amazon.it/Lampa-90251-In.../dp/B007SDM2S0

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Old 16th June 2018, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for all the info guys, I'll have to check out all the links.
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