Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Milford, NJ, USA
Re: Headphones for a K1200 LT
Again, as the others said, contact J&M. They are very helpful and John (the founder) himself may reply to your tech inquiry, even if it takes a couple of days. If it really is installed, then you will find that on the '99 you have the BMW ComSystem (made by J&M).
You will recognize it by the controls in the oddments box: there are knobs for intercom volume and VOX, mobile phone jack and CB/FRS toggle switch.
Here is my advice: if you only want audio to played you, you can get a J&M-to-3.5mm adapter and use standard earsets.
However, you will find the earsets uncomfortable. At least I did. I played with MANY different brands, including several high-end ones; finally settled on Etymotic ER-6 in-ear phones. Still, after a few hours my ears do hurt. The ER-6's are relegated now to airplane in-flight duty on my travels.
I strongly recommend the J&M helmet speakers. The set is not cheap, but maybe you can find one on eBay or post a Wanted-to-Buy message here. It is superb! I always ride with earplugs to eliminate wind noise and protect my hearing; only J&M speakers produce enough volume to play (and talk) through the earplugs.
With the J&M system you can go gadget-crazy, if you are so inclined. This is what I have tied into it, besides the built-in radio and CD-changer: Sirius satellite radio receiver, Aux input for an MP3 player, radar detector, GPS audio, Motorola HF-820 Bluetooth mobile phone adapter, Yaesu amateur radio receiver (via modified keying on CB input) and Motorola FRS/GMRS two-way radio. Crazy, eh?
Robert in Northern NJ
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Last edited by rdwalker; Sep 9th, 2009 at 1:46 am.