Headsets for 2013 Wing

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Headsets for 2013 Wing

Post by Auggie » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:24 pm

What would be the best headsets to purchase for a 2013 Wing. I have some middle of the line J&M and not happy with them at all. The boom is very sensitive causing a lot of unwanted noise. I have tried to insulate the boom with different materials and can't get them to quiet. I have sent them to J&M and they say there is nothing wrong. Is there another brand that is better or do you think the most expensive J&M is better. I would like some opinions. Thanks!!!

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Re: Headsets for 2013 Wing

Post by Wayne » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:30 pm

Have you considered turning the intercom down?? It should not be higher than 9 and mute set 2 or 3 higher, 11 or 12.

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Re: Headsets for 2013 Wing

Post by Bootheal MO » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:47 pm

Check out 'Two Wheel Sound' from Murray Ky. I don't know if he is still in business but if he is he can fix you up with what I think is fairly good sound.

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Re: Headsets for 2013 Wing

Post by Auggie » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:33 am

I will try it again moving the intercom down. I had it set at 13 and the mute was on 6. I hope this will make a difference. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Headsets for 2013 Wing

Post by harvey01 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:02 am

Auggie, as noted above, the audio system on the Wing does have to be properly adjusted for things to sound good. Following the directions above will get you started and then reading the owners manual on the audio system will help.

It also helps to have the headsets properly installed as the location of the ear speakers can make a huge difference especially with folks like me who have begun to experience hearing loss. This is best done by a professional such as those with Overby's Two Wheel Sound or Sierra Electronics, and there are other J&M dealers around the country trained to do this as well as sell the equipment.

Personally I prefer J&M's top of the line headsets which I have been using since 1989 with no problems. I understand that Edsets also has a good quality headset.
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Re: Headsets for 2013 Wing

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:35 am

I also use J&M's Elite headsets, and they are a definite step up from the middle-of-the-line ones in terms of sound quality (for music). The mic seems more sensitive and discriminating as well - that said, I use mine in a full-face helmet, so there is no boom to speak of.

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