Schuberth SRCS Bluetooth Headset
A product barely relevant to adventure travel, but I would like to share my experience.
Schuberth C3 - Expensive, rain leaks down the back of the visor, visor scratches very easily, internal sun-visor mounting points are flimsy, break, and are not user-serviceable. Generally very disappointing.
Schuberth SRCS bluetooth headset/intercom/FM radio for the C3 helmet - Great sound when it works, which is hardly ever. First one wouldn't even turn on. Straight back to the shop for an exchange. Second one burned out a speaker after 2 days. Return, exchange. Third one burned out a speaker after 3 weeks. Retailer out of business. Contact Schuberth. Told to contact distributor. Contact distributor by phone, email and letter without reply. Months later, retailer re-surfaces under new ownership. Return, this time for a warranty repair. Wait 6 weeks. Get the repaired unit. Speaker burns out after 2 days....
Even when it does work, the radio reception is utterly useless. Spend hours trying to get a signal. The RDS function is utterly useless; Unless you manually store a frequency it will never manage to re-tune. Note that they've now brought out the C3-Pro helmet with built-in antenna, so they must know the reception is rubbish.
Even when it does work, the bluetooth connection drops out all the time, requiring an endless cycle of switching it off and on again, then switching the GPS off and on again.
Even when it does work, the stereo bluetooth profile craps out and reverts to a crackling, faint mono.
Even when it does work, the microphone makes it very hard to close the helmet properly.
I would strongly advise against buying it.
I would love to hear recommendations for a good bluetooth headset, ideally with built-in radio.
RTW 2009 - Europe - Central Asia - Russia - Mongolia - Korea - Canada - USA
2010 - Near-fatal brain injury - hit by car while cycling
Scandinavia 2011 - Germany - Denmark - Sweden - Norway - Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Poland
Asia 2011 - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand - Malaysia
"A study shows drivers responsible for 87% of accidents with cyclists. Another shows drivers fail to see 22% of cyclists in clear view"