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General Chat => Bikers Chat => Topic started by: injuryian on March 10, 2019, 02:09:43 PM

Title: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: injuryian on March 10, 2019, 02:09:43 PM
Hi all

It's been a little while since my Sena 3s has died and I'm missing the ability to listen to music and take the odd phone call.

The speakers in the 3s weren't great I'm expecting they've moved on a bit since then.

If it was my wallet talking I'd be getting cardo freedom 1+ / Sena sf1 ~£100
But the more you spend the better the sound, and Bluetooth is a dead technology when it comes to intercom.
I have never used intercom as intercom, so I'm not sure why I'm being seduced by a 'mesh' system. ~£260

Anyone have opinions on wether hey Siri / ok Google compatibility is worth while / does it actually work?

 :087:

Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: Hooligan on March 10, 2019, 03:06:26 PM
*Originally Posted by injuryian [+]
Hi all

It's been a little while since my Sena 3s has died and I'm missing the ability to listen to music and take the odd phone call.

The speakers in the 3s weren't great I'm expecting they've moved on a bit since then.

If it was my wallet talking I'd be getting cardo freedom 1+ / Sena sf1 ~£100
But the more you spend the better the sound, and Bluetooth is a dead technology when it comes to intercom.
I have never used intercom as intercom, so I'm not sure why I'm being seduced by a 'mesh' system. ~£260

Anyone have opinions on wether hey Siri / ok Google compatibility is worth while / does it actually work?

 :087:
Having the same dilemma, old unit died. As a mostly solo rider, occasionally with a couple others... I was looking for mostly decent sound quality for music and calls. I'm leaning towards the Cardo Freecom +4. reason for the (4), it apparently gives you better quality sound with JBL speakers. From what I have read, the voice activation works well for complete 'hands free' operation and noise cancellation features have come a long way. Curious to hear others opinions on the topic before I pull the trigger. I've attached the Cardo comparison in pdf.
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: injuryian on March 10, 2019, 06:52:59 PM
It's a shame you're in Canada as we could have gone halves on a duo set 😄

Last night is was almost triggering the 4+ also but then I was thinking it's only £50 extra for the next gen stuff.. (that I never use🙄)

It's the most logical choice I feel
That puts it against the Sena 10r which has a smaller form factor but no vox commands, and quite a few years old now or 20evo that isn't genuinely waterproof.



Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: Hooligan on March 10, 2019, 07:05:06 PM
*Originally Posted by injuryian [+]
It's a shame you're in Canada as we could have gone halves on a duo set 😄

Last night is was almost triggering the 4+ also but then I was thinking it's only £50 extra for the next gen stuff.. (that I never use🙄)

It's the most logical choice I feel
That puts it against the Sena 10r which has a smaller form factor but no vox commands, and quite a few years old now or 20evo that isn't genuinely waterproof.

I probably would have halved it with you in a heartbeat Injuryian. :821: Just checked availability of the 4+ on a local supplier site... no stock until mid to end of March... more time to consider options I guess. If you do decide to go that route, let us know your thoughts on the unit.
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: zombie on March 10, 2019, 09:31:32 PM
I know everyone likes to sh*t on them, but I like my Sena 20S :P
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: injuryian on March 10, 2019, 09:35:50 PM
My 3s was great... A little quiet, but on a call no one knew I was riding.

I've bit the bullet on a freecom4+ I'll keep you all updated
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: podders on March 11, 2019, 08:20:28 PM
I bought a pair of cheap intercoms around a year ago, for listening to music and taking calls they work brilliantly, ive used them on a couple of tours now with myself and the wife.

As a bike to bike to bike intercom,  past 80MPH and over a 1/2 half mile, they struggle but on more interesting roads and towns they are well worth the money but for use at faster speeds on m'ways etc, there not so clear.

Battery life was and still is 6 hours +

After I bought these, 3 of my other friends did and again, they are very happy with them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T-COMOS-BT-Interphone-Motorcycle-Helmet-Communication-Bluetooth-Intercom-Headset/254088692919?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3Dfee33caf20d045538bd0a8c22ef31960%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D253763904268%26itm%3D254088692919&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: andrewbrandon19 on March 13, 2019, 10:02:02 PM
I hate that I still have to wear earplugs if I am on the highway and have to max out my sena 20s's volume just to hear music.  If you are a mostly solo rider what about a budget BT comm that has a headphone jack in point and then spending your $ on a pair of custom in ear monitors to get the best sound from your music?  You get the best of both worlds by still protecting your ears, longer comm battery life due to lower volume, and much better sound.

http://dreamearz.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=59_68
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: injuryian on March 13, 2019, 10:16:05 PM
I find my lid on a naked bike is very quiet, its the bikes with screens that cause the issue.
100% agree that would make for the best sound, but I'm a daily commuter, I can't be doing with tucking wires/ balancing a lid whilst screwing in monitors into my ears.
If I didn't also want to receive calls it's the option I'd go for, I have custom ear plugs for work and I love them, sadly they won't stretch to monitors.

Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: zombie on March 13, 2019, 10:29:45 PM
One of the things I like best about my Sena 20S is that I can use external earbuds to cut down on ambient noise and run the volume on the intercom at a lower level than with the speakers.

Also, ROFL at $300+ earbuds (sorry, in-ear monitors)
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: MA413 on March 13, 2019, 11:47:45 PM
I just ordered the SENA 3S-W Bluetooth with wired mic from Revzilla.  They got average reviews but for $90 Iíll take the chance.  Iím tired of using earbuds after all of these years and would like to be wireless when I ride.
Title: Re: Reccomend me an intercom
Post by: Scruff69 on March 14, 2019, 10:37:40 PM
I use the interphone sport. Never had any problems with it. I use it for music, phone calls and satnav all at the same time. The volume is quite good and the mics are brilliant. The caller on the other end can't even here the bike.