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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2015, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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In-helmet speakers

I am looking for sugestions on in-helmet speakers, either BT or not, volume control and a mic to answer the phone would be nice but not necessary. I am just looking for an easy way to listen to my tunes with my FF helmet, no need for intercom or CB, I am thinking the Sena and similar systems are a little overkill.
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I'm happy with the factory headset that came with the ultra. Bought one off here for the wife and don't have any complaints. That said, Since I put the RF 300x2pbr and kappas in the fairing, I hardly use the helmet system anymore unless I'm touring with the wife or a group of buddy's and we need to communicate!

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The J&M elite headsets are excellent and John's service after the sale is terrific.

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Why not just a set of ear buds? You can get wired ones that will fit like they aren't there or some BT ones fit. I have Back Beats to go 2 BT ones that fit under a helmet but I really only use them with 1/2 helmet. I like the simplicity of having a system in the helmet. Just take helmet off or put it on. No forgetting to put ear buds in your ears, they shift,etc.
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Ear buds set with my Sena works great.


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If you just want to listen to tunes, I don't think you can beat the audio quality or simplicity of ear buds. We used just the ear buds for years and they worked well. My only suggestion is make sure you get the best fit you can and the sturdiest cords. Cords that eventually break have always been the biggest short-coming in my experience.

Prior to a couple of weeks ago we always just plugged the ear buds into the Ultra audio system using a 1/8th inch stereo plug to 7 pin adapter.

We recently bought a couple of J&M headsets so that my wife could verbally express her desires, which has also allowed some of my bruises to fade. The headsets work great with the on board audio system; but, we did not install the in-helmet speakers and opted to continue using the ear buds plugged into the adapter J&M provided.

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Thanks everybody for your suggestions. Currently I use a set of ear buds plugged to my phone but the cord always seems to get in the way and/or breaks plus my phone eventually (on 600 mile trips) runs out of battery. I was thinking that an integrated in helmet system will avoid loosing and breaking the earphones plus maybe I can leave my phone charging in the glove box.
I didn't know there was an adapter for the 7 point plug, that may be a good option.
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Sfcusaret, I had the JM roller upgraded front and back with their 500W amp but can't hear my tunes down the road.
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Sena smh10r. Use'em myself.

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Sena SMH10R. Do it. Don't look back.

If one day you do want intercom.... sena is the only brand that has BT that will "talk" to (pair with) all the other BT systems out there. Pairing with iPhone or iPod is flawless. Tested with iPhone 4 (mine), 5 (wifes), 5S (wifes), and now 6 (mine). Ride with my son all the time (12 years old) and BT intercom is also flawless. He operates it with no issues.

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