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Old 5 Apr 2023
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Helmet Speakers

Greetings. Looking for recommendations for blue tooth helmet speakers. I do NOT want a comm system - I'm riding alone. The main reason for the speakers is for GPS use. Very handy at times, but even this I don't plan on using all the time. Great adventures await those who get lost!

Will be on the road a long time, so maybe for other things.

I bought a cheap pair off of Amazon, and they are actually not bad - but not good enough. May keep them as a back up.

If anybody out there has a pair of these they'd recommend, let me know.

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Cardo JBL 45mm or whatever size fits your helmet. They have a regular 3.5mm plug so you can use an extension lead to plug them right into your GPS, if it has a headphone jack, and never have to worry about batteries.

If you do want an actual Bluetooth system, then Cardo Spirit HD. Rode with it all last year, does a fine job as a single-rider system to connect to my phone. I am sure the equivalent Sena is also perfectly fine.

EDIT: Oh yeah - don't underestimate the advantage of voice control, even if you are riding alone. Skipping tracks, navigating to the nearest gas station, etc. - all done in your helmet, hands-off.
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Originally Posted by AnTyx View Post

EDIT: Oh yeah - don't underestimate the advantage of voice control, even if you are riding alone. Skipping tracks, navigating to the nearest gas station, etc. - all done in your helmet, hands-off.
Never thought of that use! Worth considering.

They'll have to be Blue Tooth as my GPS only supports that. No jack.

Thanks, taking a look at your suggestions right now.
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I use a 1Mii bluetooth dongle with a speaker/headphone set. I think all in it cost me $40 (the speaker price is higher in the link, but you can find allot of alternates).

I use a Shoei Neotec II and stuffed the Bluetooth into the battery holder at the back of the helmet designed for a sena system. I also added a magnet charging plug so its dead simple to charge. Battery life is 10hr+





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