Headsets pinouts


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Headsets pinouts

Postby mervk » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:46 pm



Hi guys. Searched the forum but no answer. Maybe someone can help. Just bought a great 93 1500 trike, and the headset in my helmet I use on my 85 SEI plugs straight in to the audio system, with everything working beautifully. Now I have 3 wheels, my wife says she might ride with me again, so I want to connect her helmet, which hasn't been used for about 12 to 15 years. (no, I didn't give her a fright. We just both got old and I couldn't support both our weights.)

Problem I have, is her lead has a 4 pin plug, with a red, a blue, and two white wires, and I need to change that plug for the 5 pin din. I assume the red wire is mic+, the white wires are speakers/earphones, and the blue is a common ground for both speakers and mic. However my assumptions are normally wrong.

The 1500 pinouts show the mic+, a mic-, two earphone +'s, and a common earphone -, 5 wires in all. So my question is, can I bridge pins 2 & 3 on the 5 pin din plug, and give the mike and speakers a common ground?

When replying, keep in mind I am electrically illiterate. By the way, these Goldwings are an addiction. I now have 4!

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[/bI want to modify the info above. I just pulled the helmet apart, ant the mike has two red wires, one of which goes to the lead's red, and the other to a bare wire in the lead (which has a short piece of white plastic on the exposed end. This will be the earth wire. And the speakers have one black wire with a white inner sheath, and one blue wire. The earphones are not earthed in any way I can see. Can they work from just one wire? Cheers.][b]


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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby mervk » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:09 am

Like I said, I'm electrically illiterate! Please disregard every thing I said above. After having a better look, I have:

Red as mike in.
Bare as mike earth.
Blue into the first earphone, which then is wired from earphone 1 to earphone 2.
White/black from second earphone.

So I guess both earphones work from the one input, which goes to the 1st earphone, then continues to the 2nd earphone, and the earth return comes from the second earphone?

So does this mean I hook the blue to the din pin 5 (output, left channel), and not use pin 4 (output, right channel)?

Need reassurance here, as I really don't want to blow something in my audio system, as it works so well.

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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby mervk » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:41 am

Final post for this thread, and admin can delete it if he wants. I wired it according to my second post, and it worked, but had a bad whistle about 1/4 the volume of the music. So I have binned it, and will attend my Honda Dealer first thing tomorrow and buy a compatible headset, already wired. I want my better half's first ride in a decade to be perfect, and perhaps she'll tour with me again.

In 1995 she toured for 4 weeks and a few thousand mile up and down the US west coast on the back of a 900 Triumph Thunderbird. Then another 3500 miles Brisbane to Tasmania return when we got home. Both before that, and after, she did short day runs on my old bikes, sitting on nothing but a pad on the rear fender. And I think the rigid suspension of my old 28 Norton may have shaken her up once too often. But now at near 70, I believe the comforts of a Goldwing may entice her onto the pillion again.

Leastways, I'm trying. Much better riding with someone behind to talk to..............

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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby redial » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:47 pm

Now, that wasnt hard, was it? And you even answered your own questions - good for you. Now you take your SO out for a tour of the outback :D
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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:34 pm

I was going to recommend a replacement headset right from the start, but you got there without my (or anyone else's) help. :)

The Goldwing headset is an odd duck, with a dynamic microphone, and it's not really compatible with other bike systems.

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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby mervk » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:34 pm

Sometimes, just talking about a problem helps with answering it. I visited my local Honda mate, and got a genuine Honda headset which we plugged in at the dealership to make sure it was ok, and the sound was so great I bought a second set for myself, along with a new helmet to fit it to!

The helmet was a very light open face "BELL" brand, $104! It's the first time I have ever put on a helmet that fitted perfectly first go. What a great day!

Only downside of this 1500 Trike is my other GW's look like remaining idle for awhile. Life's great in the world of Honda..... Made so with the help of this forum.......

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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby Bob Myers » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:12 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I was going to recommend a replacement headset right from the start, but you got there without my (or anyone else's) help. :)

The Goldwing headset is an odd duck, with a dynamic microphone, and it's not really compatible with other bike systems.

Ah, but it is compatible with Yamaha and the older Harley units, actually any unit that uses a 5 pin DiN commercially available will work
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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby mervk » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:57 pm

Don't own a Yammie, and my 49 HD Servicar doesn't have a radio, so cannot confirm. I do have another question for the experts though.

Is it possible to put a seperate volume switch in the passenger's outlet? And if so, where would I look for info?

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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby Bob Myers » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:39 pm

mervk wrote:Don't own a Yammie, and my 49 HD Servicar doesn't have a radio, so cannot confirm. I do have another question for the experts though.

Is it possible to put a seperate volume switch in the passenger's outlet? And if so, where would I look for info?

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There is a volume control both factory and aftermarket that fits on the right rear armrest cover. It will control the radio(s0 and the intercom both. If the goal is to limit radio and not the intercom you will have to do something different, and whatever that is you must share with me so I can do it too.
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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby mervk » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:13 pm

Thanks for this info. I better hit Google and see if I can find such a device. But perhaps I'll revisit my Honda Dealership mate first......

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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby Bob Myers » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:36 pm

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Re: Headsets pinouts

Postby mervk » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:47 am

Thanks Bob. Checked the eBay listing and the pic reminded me I had one of those left over from my other 93 radio project. Have fitted it and it worked first go! I'm just about on top of it all now.

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