I sent an email to the sales department at IMC to ask about why the headsets don't work with the LT intercom system, and I received a reply.......first is the reply I got from them, and at the end is the long winded email I sent. I would encourage anyone who has purchased IMC headsets and found them not to work with their LT's comm system (that should be just about everyone) to email this guy Heeseok Lee about the incompatibility of their product with the BMW comm system. I think I'll ride up to port moody in BC and see if he can get it to work properly.....
Thanks, Rich Cannon
Dear Richard Cannon,
Thank you for your feed back.
It's first time to hear a complain just like yours.
Would you let me check the headset you mentioned?
My Address is
IMC Electronics N.A.Ltd
82 Fernway Dr.
Port Moody, BC V3H 5K5
I can reply for your returning item after Aug.23 due to my long trip.
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Cannon
To: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 5:18 PM
Subject: HS-B headset
I am writing to find out what the problem is concerning the HS-B headset for BMW. I recently purchased the intercom headsets from Sierra electronics. I am amazed to find out that the microphones do not work with my BMW intercom system. How can your company promote and sell a product that is supposed to be compatible with the BMW, and it doesn't work? I am sending you a link to the BMW K1200LT website that pretty much spells out that your product does not work with the BMW comm system. I contacted Sierra electronics about the issue, and they said that the microphone was too high an inpedance to work with the BMW comm system, however they did not offer to take back the product or do anything about it....? I think that if you check it out you will find that the K1200LT is "THE" BMW ultimate long distance touring motorcycle. Designed specifically for 2 up touring, requiring an intercom system to be able to talk between rider and passenger. There is a large market there, and your product is priced to be very competitive in that market, with one exception.....Performance..It just doesn't work. I am baffled as to why you produce a product for a specific market, and then sell it knowing it doesn't work. I have already installed these headsets into my helmets, and am impressed at the improved sound of the speakers over the inexpensive J&M headsets, but come on....
I would love a response, I would be happy to post it on the BMW forum.