My brother has a Mag 8 and I plan to get one before winter. I've tried his and find it pretty nice. I don't know what headset you have but I couldn't see any reason why my Chatterbox headset wouldn't go in pretty easy. On our trip this past week we hit three days of rain and I considered doing him in just to get his helmet, I got damn tired of those watery bullets hitting me in the face. That flip down shield looked darn good. It is pretty unobtrusive when retracted up into the visor.Sorry about this guys but I'm back on the subject of helmets. I'd appreciate it if any of our american/canadian cousins could tell me if any of them are using the Bell Mag-8 helmet & if so have they the headset system installed. Was it easy to do. I'm having no luck with the Carberg helmet I have. Just can't seem to install the headset.