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hi everyone,

I am interested in fitting blue tooth headsets in mine and the wifes modular helmets for a big ride we are going on can anyone please tell me what units work the best there are so many out there, we like to listen to music as well as talk to each other while we ride two up, any info would be great, Thanks
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This is what I bought a couple weeks ago. I have used them on two short trips without any problems, even in the rain. As you said, there are many options available depending on the amount of $ you can spend. Do your research and decide on a set YOU can live with. Based on other responses I've seen, Scala and Chatterbox seem to be the most popular; but the prices !

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I have a Scala Rider Q2. Even on my Moto Guzzi, people are amazed that I'm talking from the highway. I got the thing to pair to my GPS, but I've had a problem getting that to work.

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I have been using the original Scala for my phone for several years and I have had great results. I am now looking into the new scala G4 set for me and my son to use. I just have to work up the nerve to dro9p almost $500 for the set.

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I have used my ScalaRider Teamset for a couple years now. Works great. I bought mine just before they incorporated an mp3 jack. But for bluetooth to each other, speed controlled volume, voice operated, full duplex (both can talk and listen at the same time), LONG run time on one charge. Good stuff there. Do some digging though.

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I also have the scala q2 teamset. It works very well for my wife and I. The only problem we have with it is the passenger's mike picks up so much wind noise, the intercom is constantly keyed. The phone will over ride it, but don't know about the music. The built in fm radio is basically a waste though.

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Are the Scala's rain proof? Seems to me I read they are not.

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The scalas are rain resistant. However I have ridden with them in some really heavy downpours without any problems. I would not lay it in a puddle but I think riding would not be a problem.

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Thanks Bob.

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My wife and I use a chatterbox XBI. We have had the set for about 2 years and they work well. Wirelessly we connect to each other and I connect to my Zumo 660, I then pair my phone to my Zumo. The phone can be used through the Zumo to the headset. The device has a stereo input (3.5mm), same as the charging input, which is hardwired. My wife and I listen to iPods. You can even broadcast one iPod to both headsets. It is not voice activated (no VOX). To communicate you need to touch a button which opens a full duplex (2 way communications channel) between you and your passenger, either party can initiate communication and each device has a volume control. We have used them on the highway at or slightly above the speed limit with full face helmets and could communicate reasonably well. Neither of us liked the speakers in the helmet so I have custom ear plugs with speakers, she uses a set of iPod ear pieces, the change to ear pieces required the purchase of a different/additional microphone boom with a 3.5mm plug in for the ear pieces - that is called the student headset.

I agree with everyone else look around and do some searches. Chatterbox also came out with the XBI 2 which will go bike to bike as well as rider-passenger. The XBI and XBI 2 are not compatible. I have heard good things about the Scala.

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