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Offline Notgotone

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on: January 24, 2018, 10:29:38 AM
Hi just wondering what if anything members are using or can recommend comms wise for phone and GPS ie Scala, Midland has anyone tried the cheap E bay ones with any success.
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Re: comms
Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 12:03:41 PM
I've used Sena for several years and would heartily recommend them.

If you go for the cheap option, don't be surprised if it turns out to be cheap.
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Re: comms
Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 12:53:44 PM
+1 for Sena, I have it built in to my Shoei helmet, you would hardly know it was there. Works perfectly for me.

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Re: comms
Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 01:50:24 PM

Me too regarding the Sena built into my Shoei Neotec, but I also use a Scala-Q1 with a Shoei GT-Air. Both work well, though especially regarding the Sena 10U it is not possible to use the Radio RDS-AF function as it's too sensitive and keeps switching frequencies even when receiving a strong signal. Contacted Sena who apologised but told me that it's not possible to reduce the sensitivity of this feature.

My only complaint with all of these systems being the learning curve regarding various functions all actioned through a couple of buttons.

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Re: comms
Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 03:49:32 PM
If want to listen to the radio, I use the TuneIn app on my phone.
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Re: comms
Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 08:25:59 PM
Another +1 for Sena. :152:
Connects to my phone, my Satnav and to the wife's Sena headset and works flawlessly.
Not the cheapest but no regrets spending the money.

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Re: comms
Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 09:10:50 AM
Sena again.  I have had mine for some years and it works really well.  For radio I use iPlayer which now has a function that will play sequential episodes of drama or a comedy series, but then I tend to listen to Radio 4 and 4+.  For music I use Amazon which has built in playlists.
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Re: comms
Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 07:39:30 PM
I have the Scala-Q3 and Q1. Never had any problems with them. Connects perfectly to my sat nav and mobile, and between themselves for rider-pillion comms.

I wouldn't recommend the cheap eBay options, you get what you paid for...

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Re: comms
Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 11:00:00 AM
One of the true joys of riding a motorcycle, to my mind, is the peace and tranquility inside the helmet that comes with riding. Earplugs are the only thing I'd ever wear in my ears for a ride. Each to their own, I guess!  :001: :031:
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Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 11:24:31 AM
*Originally Posted by v8guy [+]
One of the true joys of riding a motorcycle, to my mind, is the peace and tranquility inside the helmet that comes with riding. Earplugs are the only thing I'd ever wear in my ears for a ride. Each to their own, I guess!  :001: :031:

I always felt the same and have only used ear plugs for years. It was only when I bought a decent headset to use with my Sat Nav that I had the chance to try riding to the radio. I don't have it on all the time but for long motorway trips it does come in useful.