Headsets for modular helmet


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Headsets for modular helmet

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:28 pm



'95 Aspy:
I'm looking for a good headset for a modular helmet. Any recommendations (based on experience)? Do these usually have a boom mic or corded soft mic that stays in the front of the helmet?
I have a Hondaline headset now, on my 3/4 helmet, but the boom isnt really long enuf to get in front of you while being attached right behind the part that flips up on my modular. I'd prefer a boom cuz theres lots of times I take the front off unless the weather is getting bad or its cold.
I dont like my 3/4 helmet as well as my modular. I've usually just used the modular on 1 bike, and the 3/4 with the headset in it on the 'wing.



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Re: Headsets for modular helmet

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:23 pm

You can't go wrong with J&M and you can get them pretty cheap if you shop around.
I had a Hondaline in my modular and hated the sound.
When I replaced the helmet, I upgraded to the J&M 279 Performance Series headsets specifically for the modular helmets and love them.

You do have to be careful though, as the clip won't fit all helmets.
After talking with them for a while, I ended up sending the helmets in to have a custom install done.
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Re: Headsets for modular helmet

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:49 pm

I'll check out that model, thanks. Ive read several reviews on J&M connectors not being very snug and falling out at random, so kinda leary on some of their stuff. I do have a set of theirs, but i think its for a full face, has some big funky mic on it. Way too big to fit in my modular.

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Re: Headsets for modular helmet

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:37 am

One thing I found was that their speakers were a lot thinner than most, so they're easier to fit.
Also, don't let the price fool you on the 279 series. They perform great for the price.
I had to play with the mike wind sock and chose the smallest one to fit between my chin and the chin bar of the helmet.
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Re: Headsets for modular helmet

Postby 225orourke » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:30 am

I use U-clear it's boomless the clarity is get picks up no wind noise, the ( 100 plus) is what I have, it will do up to four riders the range is a little over 1/4 mile flat and a little over 1/8 mile hilly easy to use with or without gloves on. Bluetooth it to other riders or your phone. Very clean and clear on both ends of the phone when talking. Just check them out. And they stand behind there products for years of warranty. You won't be sorry.




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