Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Newcastle. NSW. Australia.
Re: Any Cardo Packtalk Slim Owners?
It might be a bit late as I noted the thread was in April. I have a Schuberth C4 helmet with the coms etc. I use a SC 1 as a remote control. I have had mobile calls and they have always been clear as a bell. The issue I have is that the system is basically a Sena unit developed in conjunction with the 2 companies and I have never been happy with the settings to use the coms and a few other things as they are not easy to hear the pairing modes etc. I wear hearing aids normally so that it is not possible to wear them with the helmet on, due to the fact when taking the helmet off the hearing aids go flying through the air lol. So I have had to be researching coms units and helmets with coms incorporated in them. I love the comfort of the Schuberth with the speakers as they have never put any pressure on my ears the helmet is one of the most comfortable helmets I have ever owned. But doing all the research that I normally do along with watching so many YouTube reviews I think I will be happy with the Cardo Packtalk single unit as I don't take passengers on my bike. From everything I have found so far the Cardo has come a long way with ease of use and pairing, the voice control seems to be way better than the Sena and the new JBL speakers seem to be a winner from all the reviews. They certainly look slim enough to be comfortable in the helmet without being a pain like the Sena S20 was in in my last helmet. I mainly use the system for music, but it is nice to be able to take a phone call when needed to. My issue is that with the Schuberth I would have to buy a new helmet also. I don't mind that as mine is getting on and about 3 years old at this time. So now I am looking at a full face modular helmet that is light comfortable to allow both the comfort and ability to use the Cardo Packtalk in that helmet. I have owned Shoei Neotec and Shark Evo 3 also I have had a BMW Systems helmets in the past but at the moment I am leaning towards a Bell SRT to enable me to use the Cardo system. I would like any feedback from anyone using the Bell helmets with or without a coms unit. Or any other recommendations on a light helmet that they use would be great thanks. My main concern is to end up with a light helmet that I can integrate the Cardo Packtalk without being uncomfortable or major mods to the helmet.
Looking forward to hearing back before I jump into a new helmet and spend a heap of dollars on something that I won't like wearing. The Schuberth works and feels nice on long trips but is getting on in age, plus I am not a fan of the Sena system in this helmet, although I can basically use it for what I would use the new Cardo for but with a better voice control like the Cardo has ,they seem to be one of the best units around at the moment and come a long way from what they use to be.
Past bikes, 2013 Victory Cross Roads, 2016 R1200RT then 2017 K1600GTL 2018 then a 2019 Indian Road Master before buying another 2019 R1250RT Shift Cam in Oct. 2019 with Top Box / Fog Lights.