Intercom Headsets (GL1500)


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Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by cbowers83 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:35 pm



Just looking for some opinions on what kind of headsets hold up for the Goldwings. My wife and I have J&M headsets. I don't know the model anymore, but they have the single cord not the two piece one. We have been using them for about 4 or 5 years. Have gone through multiple cords, mine is acting up with a new cord on it. I bought J&M because I thought they were the best, but I didn't expect the cords to be so problematic. Any opinions on which headset is most durable would be appreciated.

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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by Mh434 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:03 pm

I've had lots of troubles with mine, too - one thing I've discovered, though, is that the tiniest bit of corrosion at the connectors is enough to have them cease to function. I was going through cord sets at the rate of one per helmet per year, until I learned that giving the connectors a shot of electronics cleaning spray every so often seems to make a huge difference. Since then, I haven't had to replace a cord. I suspect that I tossed a lot of otherwise-perfect cords in the trash before I learned this... :roll:

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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by keithg64 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:39 am

We have cut the cord. Gone cordless and Bluetooth. So much easier for us.
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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by cbowers83 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:50 am

My wife was talking about the bluetooth option. I assume that the bluetooth would operate independent from the audio system on the bike since I have a 1500 with no bluetooth capability.

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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by keithg64 » Tue May 08, 2018 8:10 am

The Bluetooth would be phone and or mp3 and or gps or anything else Bluetooth and the headset would be intercom between you and passenger. Or as we do it ,between me and another bike with the same setup. We have sena 20s. You can also use the sense freewire to listen to your infotainment system on the bike. It can get pricey as you'll see but we didn't do it all over night.
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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by lamasue » Sun May 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Yes diaelctric greese was my friend on these

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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by C-dub » Sun May 13, 2018 8:35 pm

I've been considering a set of the J&M Elite 801's from Wingstuff.
http://wingstuff.com/products/37749-eli ... t_headsets

I used to have a wireless Chatterbox set many years ago on my Busa. I thought they were supposed to be top of the line at the time, but they were mediocre at best. We only used them maybe 20 times and eventually just took them off our helmets. Sometimes I would forget to charge them before riding or the charge wouldn't last very long. That's why I'm considering going with a wired system that works with the Wing.

How quickly do the new Sena sets charge and how long does the charge last. I am a little interested now because of the new Shoei helmet with an integrated Sena system.
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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by Scooter363y » Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 pm

I started out with the wired set like you have. I too went through about one cord per year. It was always getting loose and having to be plugged back in. Really annoying!

Now I have the Sena 20S system for the wife and I. We really like it, we can listen to our own music via the Bluetooth connection. We can also use GPS along with taking phone calls. Plus if I ride another bike since it's not connected to one bike it goes with me/us!

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I also have some six foot long cords that will charge them up from a USB port in just a couple hours. And usually they are good for about eight hours when fully charged.

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Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

Post by bluthundr31 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:07 pm

Its tough to challenge the Sena headsets for quality and "features", , , they are great.

However, the wallet will take a decent "hit" when choosing the Sena. A few months ago I picked up the BT-S2 headset/intercom/bluetooth for $29.99. It has proven itself to be an absolute WINNER for my needs. It has as good of a battery, range, mounting, and sound quality as the Sena for about 1/10th the cost. The BT-S2 has its limitations and might not be the best choice for everyone, , , but for MY needs, it was a great addition to my equipment, and my wallet likes it too.



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