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Helmet comms - low price options

Post by jedibiker » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:38 pm

Hey, was looking on ebay at the comms between bikes, freedConn and a V6 make. both price of £30 each ish.
anyone had luck with these.?

Want some for the mrs and I between bikes but dont want to spend £100's

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by husoi » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:54 pm

Stay away from anything under £100!!!!!

You will get what you're paying for and I bet you that you will be getting a intercom with a small battery that will last 2hrs if you're lucky the noise will be horrendous at 40mph and you will hardly be able to hear each other.

www.dhgate.com or www.gearbest.com will have what you're looking for with reasonable quality, of course more expensive will be trouble free at 70mph with excellent headphones.
I have a V8 and have bluetooth, radio and comms between up to 6 riders within 1 mile apart.
You can get cheaper than a V8 that at the time cost me £120 but I don't regret it for a second.
Downside of the above websites is that it will be coming from china so you will have some travelling time to allow for. dhgate is more expensive than gearbest but far better quality. :thumb:
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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by SometimesSansEngine » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:58 pm

We have a couple of the V6s and never had any issues with them. For the price very happy. Only real issue is the buttons are small, but that was never a huge issue for us as once paired we didn't need the buttons (they're mainly if you have more than two units paired and allow you to switch between units as they can only connect to one other unit at a time.

We have changed now but only because if me and my wife got out with the kids we wanted four way intercom.

I've been meaning to sell our excess ones - let me know if you want them and save a bit of money vs new! :)

As I was posting I see Husoi wasn't a fan, I can't say I ever had these issues and most reviews online will back this up. Never had an issue with battery life either.

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by raesewell » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Some years ago I bought some cheap comms from Ebay, they were rubbish sound quality was awful volume was terrible. Anything over 40 Mph and I couldn't hear anything.
Buy cheap buy twice :(

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by Ian Frog » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:24 pm

I have to say so far I am with the guys who advocate the more expensive items.
The cheapest I have found that worked was the Lexin B4FM which we still use paired with my HJC Sena based unit.
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Post by geofferz » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:11 pm

Ian Frog wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:24 pm
I have to say so far I am with the guys who advocate the more expensive items.
The cheapest I have found that worked was the Lexin B4FM which we still use paired with my HJC Sena based unit.
Cheers
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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by jedibiker » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:04 pm

geofferz wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Ian Frog wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:24 pm
I have to say so far I am with the guys who advocate the more expensive items.
The cheapest I have found that worked was the Lexin B4FM which we still use paired with my HJC Sena based unit.
Cheers
Ian
Yep - I have this and it is superb

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works for me, looks good. ive got the v6 on the way.

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by Marino » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:44 pm

My wife and I we agreed that we don’t want to here each other wile riding, so I saved some money.

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Post by onesea » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:07 pm

Tough one this, I have Packtalk for coms. Having had cheaper.

Would I buy again?

No - expensive and you cannot get unit serviced for new battery.
Yes- Dual audio streaming, we can listen to our own music/ radio share music and have a conversation simultaneously.

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by MikeHorton » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:17 pm

I've just ordered 2 of these seemed well priced. I only really need them for when my wife is with me. Otherwise I'm quite happy not to really speak to anyone, listen to music or take calls etc. I think these are a bit limited in terms of you can only link to 2 other parani sets so not for everyone. But just over £100 for the pair seemed reasonable and ticked all the boxes for me.

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by jedibiker » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:27 pm

few trips out with the V6 i got from @SometimesSansEngine and we love them.
Longest trip was 2 hours or so and we had no issues. If she dropped back to far lost a little sound but thats normal. Very clear comms and our bikes are not quite. Not tested with music as my normal phone has been broken 2 weeks and using a temp one.

so very happy.

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by Ian Frog » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:40 pm

jedibiker wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:27 pm
few trips out with the V6 i got from @SometimesSansEngine and we love them.
Longest trip was 2 hours or so and we had no issues. If she dropped back to far lost a little sound but thats normal. Very clear comms and our bikes are not quite. Not tested with music as my normal phone has been broken 2 weeks and using a temp one.

so very happy.
I must admit the exhaust noise can make a little difference.
Its a bit of a laugh that the Busa means I have to be careful with wind noise at speed, the ZRX is upright and a lot of wind noise and the new Harley is just fookin loud lol.
My favourite thing about the modern comms is I can chat with passenger while I am in the filling station preventing re-visits to pick up something stoopid like paper or whatever.
Given social distance I would rather chat with passenger than the great unwashed in the queue to pay.
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Post by MikeHorton » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:02 am

jedibiker wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:27 pm
few trips out with the V6 i got from @SometimesSansEngine and we love them.
Longest trip was 2 hours or so and we had no issues. If she dropped back to far lost a little sound but thats normal. Very clear comms and our bikes are not quite. Not tested with music as my normal phone has been broken 2 weeks and using a temp one.

so very happy.
My Comms arrive on Thursday and I have 2 weeks leave from work I will report back once I've had a week or so to try them out

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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by onesea » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:02 am

Ian Frog wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:40 pm

My favourite thing about the modern comms is I can chat with passenger while I am in the filling station
Just becarefull how much you flirt with the girl at the till, when you forget your misses is listening.

On the other foot wait till your other half is at the till then wisper sweet nothings in her ear.
Maybe how you have some intermit sexual fantasy, that you would like to act out. Perhaps that the person at the till remind you of a porn star, who is renown for extreme...
You get the idea.
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Re: Helmet comms - low price options

Post by Ian Frog » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:07 am

onesea wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:02 am
Ian Frog wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:40 pm

My favourite thing about the modern comms is I can chat with passenger while I am in the filling station
Just becarefull how much you flirt with the girl at the till, when you forget your misses is listening.

On the other foot wait till your other half is at the till then wisper sweet nothings in her ear.
Maybe how you have some intermit sexual fantasy, that you would like to act out. Perhaps that the person at the till remind you of a porn star, who is renown for extreme...
You get the idea.
I think you might need to get out a little more lol.
Your imagination has some interesting recesses that's for sure.
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