Welcome, It's always good to meet another Michael.
Gripe number 9 about the Cardo Packtalk.
9. Parallel Bike (Music) plus intercom. Intercom becomes useless. Both send a receive voice becomes garbled.
"Although we do not have a BMW K1600GTL available for testing, if it is connected same as a "regular" mobile (BT HFP profile), this shouldn’t happen, please have him test the same exact scenario, just this time using any smartphone instead of the BMW audio system, I suspect there is a difference in the behavior of the BMW A2DP (BT music streaming) profile."
I guess my gripe is Get a BMW K1600 and test it.
I love the packtalk intercom function and its noise suppression, but the rest of it (parallel tasking and music sharing) falls short. I really wanted this unit to work.
I wanted this to work so Bad I even eliminated the BT connection to the bike. But had issues with the BMW NAV 5 BT and the intercom.
Cardo answer was please call us. I configured everything with the tech using the most generic configuration as possible using an ipod touch without any BMW products and we could get it to work then lose it. Then it took 2 months to get the units replaced with refurbished units.
Again I love the intercom function. I can turn it on with the button and it stays on and works. But add anything else like A2DP and try music sharing, parallel tasking or the BMW GPS and it breaks.
I use my SENA 20s because I know it will work even though I think the Packtalk intercom itself works better in my opinion when it's working.
Sorry for the gripe but I had a lot of them and you asked for it.
I did notice some "bug fixes" in the last firmware update but riding season is done for me until spring so no testing from me in the near future.