Cycle communication systems.

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Cycle communication systems.

Post by MiWinger51 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:44 am

I bought a 1987 Aspencade about 2 months ago and it has the 5 pin leads for an intercom system. I am torn between using it, by purchasing the remainder of the system, (the mic, headphones and upper cord) or buy a Sena bluetooth system. I am most interested in quality of communication as opposed to cost, however the Sena dual is about $300.00 while I can purchase 2 corded systems for about $150.00 from Dave's cycle supply online. Any comments would be appreciated.

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Re: Cycle communication systems.

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:10 am

I tried both...I preferred the sound level,quality and reliability of the corded type.
The bluetooth I tried didn't have enough clear audio at interstate speeds.
Even the corded one was a bit weak(low volume) with helmet speakers.....
Ultimately,I modified my corded one with a headphone jack and use earbuds under the helmet.
I use the radio and intercom features when I'm traveling long distances,not around town...There just too annoying to get on and off.

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