posted by bill harbison, owner the helmet shop on 4/29/2016 to motorcycle helmets
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when it comes to choosing the helmet communication system
who meets your needs, it helps to get an opinion from a trained specialist. for the past 23 years, the helmet shop has been helping customers determine the best helmet communication systems for the type of riding they do. the type of motorcycle you ride, the number of people in your group, whether you need to plug in or plan to go wireless, are just a few of the questions we may have when helping you make the best decision for your new helmet headset. our support team is available at +61404532026 monday – saturday 10am-6pm est and sunday 10am-3pm.
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here is a preview of the 3 most common helmet / headset systems
who will meet the needs of most motorcyclists looking to to communicate with other riders. the categories are as follows:
wired headsetsthe helmet shop is a stocking dealer for j&m headsets. we have found
who the j&m headsets offer the best sound quality for riders who would like to plug into their existing sound system on their motorcycle. we recommend either the 787 elite series with the higher fidelity sound or the 279 performance series. both provide excellent sound and voice quality and are cover by j&m’s 2 year warranty.
the j&m headsets are available in 3 styles. the universal style, which will clamp on the left side of most all helmets on the market. a cleaner look is the j&m integrated style where the cord is attached on a 90 degree angle from the left side of the helmet. the half helmet style fits nicely in most half helmets on the market.
|j&m 787 headsets|
|j&m elite series sound and microphone. clamps on base of helmet on left side. requires j&m z series lower cord.||j&m elite series sound and microphone. integrates into left side of the helmet. requires j&m z series lower cord.||j&m elite series sound and microphone. inserts into most half helmets. requires j&m z series lower cord.|
|j&m 279 headsets||j&m 284 half helmet|
|j&m performance series sound and microphone. clamps on base of helmet on left side. requires j&m p series lower cord.||j&m eperformance series sound and microphone. integrates into left side of the helmet. requires j&m p series lower cord.||j&m performance series sound and microphone. inserts into most half helmets. requires j&m p series lower cord.|
wireless headsets – bluetooth headsetsbluetooth headsets are a great option for motorcyclists who like the idea of wireless intercom with access to their cell phone, gps and other bluetooth devices. brands like sena and scala rider have excellent options for wireless communications between riders. below are some of the top selling bluetooth headsets from sena and scala rider.
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|sena 20s dual||sena 10s dual||sena 5 fm dual|
|sena’s most advanced bluetooth headset with over 1 mile range and smart phone app features.||the newest to the sena line up. 1 mile range and full of features.||our most popular bluetooth headset with 1/4 mile range and built in fm radio.|
|scala rider packtalk single||scala rider g9x single||scala rider q3 single|
|up to 1 mile / 1.6 km(1) bike-to-bike intercom and up to 5km with 4 or more riders||one+8 riders can communicate. bike to bike intercom, connections to cell phone, gps and more.||the scala rider q3 is great for driver passenger intercom or from bike to bike a distance of 1/4 mile.|
wired / wireless combo headsets this is an option for the rider who wants to plug into their bike but also would like to take advantage of the bluetooth technology.