Headset quality J & M HS-8154B-OF ??


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Headset quality J & M HS-8154B-OF ??

Postby SilverDave » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:38 pm



I know its (much) cheaper.... but...
Just how bad is the J & M HS-8154B-OF headset ? ( its around $110, I think )

Is it just for communication ? I like to listen to C & W as I roll along, not to opera ...LOL

Would it "do" ? or is it a "voice only" model ?


Conversely is there any other headset that would stand up to the rigors of GoldWing Travel ?
Like 'fer instance the IMC HS-G130 ???

I have heard reliability issues plague the cheaper Chatterbox series, even if you can get a lower adapter 5-pin Honda cord... But I can take advice from anyone who has used on


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Re: Headset quality J & M HS-8154B-OF ??

Postby tricky » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:06 am

I use J & M headset on my open face helmet, although I just use it for intercom purposes. My tunes & CB come through the speakers.

As far as quality.... country music was written for people who can't sing very well.... Rap was written for people who cant sing at all :)

My choice of music for the road is light and country simply because it requires no or very little concentration which allows my concentration to be directed at riding the bike.

just back ground music.

I listen to my classical and opera at home on my Altec Lansing A7 speakers, weighing in at 101lbs each they are just a little large and heavy for the bike :)

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Re: Headset quality J & M HS-8154B-OF ??

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:09 pm

From what I understand you get what you pay for.

I am currently looking at adding communication to my helmets and was considering the IMC system. I've read more bad than good about it although the price is attractive.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Headset quality J & M HS-8154B-OF ??

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:48 pm

The cheaper J&M headset sounds OK for music, it's not fantastic. It's what I had in my old helmet. Their "Elite" headset is what I have in my current helmet, and it sounds FAR better for music - much more low-end and high end. Both are more than acceptable for voice communication.

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Re: Headset quality J & M HS-8154B-OF ??

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:59 pm

How good are the Nolan systems.. Figure for the price I may as well get a new helmet too.


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