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Can anyone out there tell me what the best helmet headset is to hear music through the 1800's factory radio. I am looking for something with stereo quality. I tried a Scala bluetooth headset but the quality of the music was terrible and the volume was not loud enough to hear much when riding around traffic. Thanks
 

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Which country do you hail from Ride Gold, only that will make a difference to the answers, based on what is available in countries.
If you are in the UK then you won't go far wrong with Autocom ones, they make ones with the 5pin Din plug, especially for the Wing's stock stereo.

I have a full blown Autocom kit fitted to my 1800 and the headset sound quality is second to none. I have tried a few others before Autocom and none of them were as good.

It would be good if you could edit your profile to show where you come from and what bike/s you ride.
 

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Thanks Pete,

I will see if Autocom will fit my model and check to availability in the US. I am about to take a long trip and would like to get something that is easy to use and has some great sound in the headset to pass the long miles.

Bruce
 

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The Autocom headsets that are sold for Goldwings come with the 5 pin din conversion lead from Autocom's normal 7 pin Din and will work with all models of Goldwing that have built in comms.
Autocom do supply to the USA.

That said, seeing as you are in the USA, it may pay you to investigate other options such a Edsets which I have read nothing but good things about on here.
 

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Headset speakers must be positioned properly... right over the ears and close but not touching the ear. The sound quality will be deminished because of the wind and helmet noise.
I am happy with the J&M sets, but for better sound quality, there is no beating a good pair of Ear Bud's. There are in-line adapters that can occomodate the small plug for ear bud sets. I made my own, so the buds can plug right into the helmet top cord.
For the best sound of all, custom fitting ear buds can be molded. Outside interference is almost compleyly eliminated this way and sound is excellent.
Randians has the kits to make custom fit for your ear buds. Available from White Horse Gear. $15

Corventure Dave
 

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Thanks everyone. I now have some decisions to make. I have been using earbuds and I agree that they do work great but I would like to be able to communicate with the passenger and have great sounding music too if possible.
 

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I use J&M and have great sound and I have no problem communicating with my passenger. I just bought a new Shark helmet and am getting J&M installed in my new lid because i have had absolutely no problem with It.
 

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I just bought the J&M mid-line. WAY better sound than the cheapy J&Ms. Mic is louder as well. Less wind noise also. I have no experience with Edsets, although the people that have them seem to like em.
 

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I got the mid-lines also. The difference between the top of the line and the mid line was minimal in my opinion.
 
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