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Do you find that your Schuberth C3 or C3 Pro helps eliminate / reduce Buffeting? My old HJC modular Sy Max 2 is good, but it still gets pushed around a little. It's time for a new helmet and I'm wondering if the C3 Pro is worth all the money. My other option is the HJC RPHA Max modular helmet. Both have really good reviews on quietness and buffeting reduction. But I would like first hand knowledge from a Glide Rider. Thanks for the input!!!
 

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subscribing, I have been looking at the same helmets but that alot of $$
 

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I'm a very happy Schuberth customer. Started out with a C3. Very quiet and comfortable. Had an unplanned meeting with an Audi A4, and caved in the windshield with the C3(and my back)...didn't even ring my bell! Insurance replaced it with a C3 Pro. It's even more quiet and comfortable. Also, the bluetooth insert is awesome. I don't even bother turning on the bikes stereo anymore, as the audio quality in the helmet, is far superior to trying to overcome wind,engine,etc with speaker volume.

Jeff
 

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I have the C3 pro and I'm very happy with it. Most comfortable helmet I've had. No buffeting from mine but I run what most folks call a ugly windshield Madstad. I personally believe there worth the money. I couldn't find a helmet that was more comfortable.
 

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The C3 was the leading contender when I was looking for a helmet but it didn't like the shape of my head. My top reason for hunting for "the quietest helmet" was the same as yours - buffeting. I also have to pass a hearing test for work so hearing conservation was also a big factor.

A helmet will help, but not cure, buffeting. Buffeting will transfer through the shell of any helmet. Moreover, each helmet will have pros and cons relative to noise. Some have are clean aerodynamic designs that allow the wind to smoothly (and quietly) move over the shell. Others have better noise dampening shells. Others better noise reduction due to padding. One thing is for certain - a chin curtain and snug padding around the neck/jaw REALLY helps to keep out noise from rough air around the bottom of ANY helmet. Don't buy a helmet without a chin curtain if noise is a big decision criteria for you.

The C3 is, according to all reviews, probably the best (quietest) MODULAR helmet on the market.

Some recommendations:
C3 - modular - prob the best
Shoei GT Air - Full Face - close second to C3
Shoei Neotec - Modular - places about third IMO
Shoei RF1200 - Full Face - Close second to C3 but no internal visor. I like this helmet because a RF1200 Large is smaller (less "bobble-head") than a large in any of the other I list here.

None eliminate the buffeting - manage your expectations so you don't find yourself disappointed after spending $600 (plus) on a lid. Hope this helps.

Check out webbikeworld.com and look at helmet reviews (which include noise data) and articles on noise.
 

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I'm with TYtanium, the. C3 was also the top of my list,but it didn't fit my head, not to worry I was looking at the C3 pro also as it is more intermediate oval fit but it did not fit my head either, only other Modular is the Shoei as Arai doesn't make one. I know I'm slightly off tangent but all three of these brands based on video reviews and actual testimonials people will talk about all these factors, noise,buffeting,fit, etc, all of which you should factor into the decision, go try 'em on it's very important for fitment too. I believe you can control buffeting by the quality of helmet and windscreen/airflow around the bike. Good hunting.
 

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Thanks for the reply's guys. Good info, lots to think about.
 

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Looking for a new , QUIET, helmet, and Schuberth C3 Pro seems to be the answer.

IS ther any problem installing the harley or J and M headsets, as we don't have Bluetooth?

Thx
 

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Phxlab, There is another thread on your question, just a couple below, and I think one brother did have some fitment issues.
 
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