Has anyone ever used headphone speakers to replace the head set speakers?
I'm currently using mostly J&M Elite headsets with the 2006 K12LT intercom / sound system as well as with an INTEGRTR IV (which has similar operations and specs) on my K11RS. It's worth noting that neither of these intercoms / sound systems provision tone controls for the helmet audio. However, you can adjust the motorcycle loudspeaker audio on the BMW system. Having said that, the combined BMW or INTEGRATR IV / Elite set up isn't that great sounding compared to a quiet room, audiophile headphones and a top notch source, but hey, it's surely okay for its intended use and listening environment. I've parted out countless other brands of headphones including Maxell, Koss, Panasonic, no brands, etc. -- you name it -- to get at the elements and reinstall them in a helmet. For my use, it's usually a helmet fit issue when selecting another headphone element rather than pursuing better sound. For example, my Shoei Multitec isn't particularly roomy in the ear pocket area (where you can stash a headphone element) compared to say my HJC Sy-Max. The elements I used instead actually fit, and, as it turned out were a little nicer sounding and more efficient than what they replaced. To be fair, there are many factors that can influence that perception. For example, part of that perception is often that with a smaller element, I can move them around a bit for more in the available pocket space in order to achieve more precise alignment with my ears. And that makes them seem louder and clearer. Yet, I'll also observe that, all other things being equal, the replacement elements I've tried so far tend to be equal to or better sounding than the Elites.dvx216 said:The 2002 LT I got now came with a stock headsets for the com. system that I installed in my helmets they are okay for the intercom but lack any sound quality for music .I was wondering if you could switch out those speaker with audio headphone speakers.
That was me and it indeed worked and still work great. On one of my helmets I transplanted the H&R headset speaker drivers with Sony headphone speaker drivers. I did that because one side of my H&R headset stopped working. It involve a little bit of soldering. But now I am using an in-ear headset with noise reduction from JVC. I have a cable adapter that enables me to connect in-ear type headphone while still allowing to use the helmet microphone. In ear speakers plus noise reduction does a great job in isolating you from the external word's noises.rattler50 said:Sometime last year a member posted that he installed some speakers from a Sony headset into his helmet. He said it was a great improvement. ................