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post #1 of 9 Old Mar 31st, 2010, 7:57 am Thread Starter
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Best Value For Rider To Passenger Headsets

I recently purchased a 2005 LT and it came with a factory intercom system. Quick question: I have two full facemasked helmets I will start to use and would like to know the best value on plug-in headsets that allows me to not only communicate with a passenger, but also listen to my iPod.

I looked at edsets, starcom, IMC icon ($75) and prices are all over the place with IMC as the cheapest price. Here is a link: http://www.imcmoto.com/products/bmw-...headset-2.html

Thanks for your help guys.

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IMC wired headsets do not work, at least the MIC part doesn't. I am currently using them on my 06 LT but only for listening to the IPod.
If you search on the site you'll find lots of discussion on headsets in the CB, Comm Forum. But for wired you're looking at J&M systems.

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If you go with J&M, remember that you will have to purchase a separate wire that connects the headset to the intercom. IIRC, it goes for something like $200 per headset. The headset has a great sound with a nice strong bass!

Keep in mind- you now own a BMW and that means you need to Bring More Wallet for all of the bells and whistles.

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Any of the J&M headsets with the proper lower cord will literally be "plug and play" for at least the intercom and the bike stereo as well as the IPOD if plugged into the intercom.

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the facility of intercom is really very interesting and compelling


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Lower end J&M work fine and are durable.

Best price is the one below with the J&M 6 pin lower cord for $133.50

http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail....S-BCD279-UN-HO

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Tried for a year after buying my 2002 LT to get by on the cheap by making my own headsets using headphones & condenser (electret) mic's. The headphone elements work fine but the mic elements don't. took some dynamic elements out of hand mic's & they worked but all of them were way too big to use in a helmet. Just find the best deal you can on the J&M units & you'll save yourself a lot of trouble. I found a deal on some used helmets with J&M units in them & transferred the headsets to my helmets.
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Re: Best Value For Rider To Passenger Headsets

Will the J&M work for the passenger as well, or will she need some extra equipment?
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Will the J&M work for the passenger as well, or will she need some extra equipment?
If your bike has headset jacks for the driver & passenger you don't need anything more than 2 sets of headsets & Lower cords. Her lower cord is shorter but otherwise the same. On my bike her's is under the left rear speaker next to the 12V jack & mine is on the dash close to the left mirror. I'm assuming it's the same on other year models.

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