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post #1 of 10 Old May 11th, 2014, 9:35 pm Thread Starter
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Is anyone using the Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset. I bought one yesterday and my wife and I tried it today. The crosswinds really are loud in her mic and there is an echo or tunnel sound coming from her set. She just bought a 3/4 helmet w/ face shield so the mic catches the wind more.
Also, I'm no bluetooth geek and this was and still is a bit confusing to set up.
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Is anyone using the Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset. I bought one yesterday and my wife and I tried it today. The crosswinds really are loud in her mic and there is an echo or tunnel sound coming from her set. She just bought a 3/4 helmet w/ face shield so the mic catches the wind more.
Also, I'm no bluetooth geek and this was and still is a bit confusing to set up.
I have used the Cardo Scala Rider with a riding buddy on a few 5+ plus mile trips and for shorter trips of a few hours to a few days.

Let me say that we both had full face helmets and they worked perfectly.

Now the Bluetooth to the Garmin 660/665 was a disaster but that is not the same as a comm system...

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While we're using a Scala Team Set Pro and not a Q3 I can tell you that mic placement is CRITICAL. The flat part of the mic under the foam needs to be vertical (not the bendable part but the actual mic itself). It needs to right up against your lips, close enough to kiss it. Make sure the right part is facing her. If you carefully pull the foam off, through the slots on the mic you'll see one side is green (circuit board) and one is black foam. You'll speak into the black foam side. Some of them are marked on the flexible boom.

Lastly, strong crosswinds have always been an issue with ours. They will always open her mic but not mine. The sound from the crosswind is much louder in my ears and "normal" wind which usually sounds like a bit of white noise.

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When I felt the cross wind I also heard it quite loud. I put the bigger foam sock on it but no chance to try it yet.

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post #5 of 10 Old May 21st, 2014, 3:53 am
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I just bought a G9 last month, and have no problems so far. I can listen to music all the time as well as receive clear calls.
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The system I use is a Sena SMH10, one for me and one for the passenger. I also use a Sena SM10 dual stream bluetooth stereo transmitter, so both my passenger and I can listen to the same thing. My Garmin Zumo 550, which has a GXM30 XM radio antenna attached, is hard wired to the SM10. This system works flawlessly and allows my passenger and I to talk and both of us can listen to the XM radio or about a 1000 songs/ audio books that are loaded on the Zumo. The Zumo's touch screen acts as the interface for all my listening pleasure, and it works great as a GPS unit too. I also use my Iphone 5, which is paired to my headset. There has not been one time that when I turned everything on that something failed to pair automatically.

Now since installing the Sena Headsets into the two helmets, one full face and another a modular Shoei Neotec, I've used the boom mics that came with the SMH10 units. And these work OK, but just recently I bought a kit for the SENA units that includes a couple different mic options. Sena calls it Replacement Helmet Clamp Kit w/Attachable Wired & Boom Mic, cost $38.00 on Ebay. Having a Boom mic is a bit of a pain with a modular helmet, or at least it was for me with the Neotec. But I discovered that if I installed the small wired mic in the above kit, placing it just above my right eye using the supplied Velcro to attach it to the helmet cloth liner, the sound is fantastic and there is no wind noise at all with the helmet screen down. Two weeks ago my girlfriend called me while I was riding along doing 70 MPH, and she thought I was standing on the side of the road talking with my Ipone up to my face. I had to raise the helmet shield so she would believe that I was in motion. Now I no longer have the boom mic getting in the way of raising and lowering the helmet chin bar, and the sound coming from the mic is much better.

I so far have been very impressed with these SENA products, and their prices are what I call very reasonable.

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Been here before and still can't make the decision of which to get. I had considered the Uclear HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator. On sale at my local HD steelaship for $249CDN local riders seem to like the Sena h10. For know I will continue to follow the forum blogs to fine tune my purchase. My needs are the same as most. I want phone connection and Sirius and GPS garmon mp3 connection and maybe later a radar detector.

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The system I use is a Sena SMH10, one for me and one for the passenger. I also use a Sena SM10 dual stream bluetooth stereo transmitter, so both my passenger and I can listen to the same thing. My Garmin Zumo 550, which has a GXM30 XM radio antenna attached, is hard wired to the SM10. This system works flawlessly and allows my passenger and I to talk and both of us can listen to the XM radio or about a 1000 songs/ audio books that are loaded on the Zumo. The Zumo's touch screen acts as the interface for all my listening pleasure, and it works great as a GPS unit too. I also use my Iphone 5, which is paired to my headset. There has not been one time that when I turned everything on that something failed to pair automatically.

Now since installing the Sena Headsets into the two helmets, one full face and another a modular Shoei Neotec, I've used the boom mics that came with the SMH10 units. And these work OK, but just recently I bought a kit for the SENA units that includes a couple different mic options. Sena calls it Replacement Helmet Clamp Kit w/Attachable Wired & Boom Mic, cost $38.00 on Ebay. Having a Boom mic is a bit of a pain with a modular helmet, or at least it was for me with the Neotec. But I discovered that if I installed the small wired mic in the above kit, placing it just above my right eye using the supplied Velcro to attach it to the helmet cloth liner, the sound is fantastic and there is no wind noise at all with the helmet screen down. Two weeks ago my girlfriend called me while I was riding along doing 70 MPH, and she thought I was standing on the side of the road talking with my Ipone up to my face. I had to raise the helmet shield so she would believe that I was in motion. Now I no longer have the boom mic getting in the way of raising and lowering the helmet chin bar, and the sound coming from the mic is much better.

I so far have been very impressed with these SENA products, and their prices are what I call very reasonable.
I too have the SENA but the SMH10R & the Shoei Neotec...never thought of using the wired mic in the location above the face shield. I shall give it a try.

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I too have the SENA but the SMH10R & the Shoei Neotec...never thought of using the wired mic in the location above the face shield. I shall give it a try.
You will be amazed at how well it works. But the mic is above my left eye, not the right, as I said in my original post on the subject. And the mic is out of view when the helmet is on my head.
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You will be amazed at how well it works. But the mic is above my left eye, not the right, as I said in my original post on the subject. And the mic is out of view when the helmet is on my head.
Thanks for the Pic & update on leftside.

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