Cardo Scala Rider G4 / G9 / G9X Audio Kit
The improved G9x audio kit is versatile
The Cardo Scala G9x audio kit is an improvement over the prior systems shipped with the G4 Rider headsets. Fully backwards compatible, it introduces many new features: standard 1/8 inch stereo plug for the speakers, so earbuds are a snap now, shipping with both a hybrid boom and wired microphone, and the hardly ever mentioned push to release for the electronics. I have accidentally pushed my G4 rider headset out of the dock several times with gloved hands, this stops that.
I don't think the speaker quality as shipped is as good as before. But easy enough to use ear buds, so no need to have plugs and then crank the speakers.
June 23, 2014
Great additional headset
I purchased this audio kit for my second helmet. I am so happy that Cardo offers this unit instead of having to purchase another headset. Kudos to them. I don't have to tell you it works great. If you already have a cardo headset you know that it does.
June 16, 2014
A must needed setup for a 2nd helmet. Only beef is the quality of the speakers cardo scala needs to step it up but the rest of the hardware is great.
June 16, 2014
Nice to have the headphone jack
I have a G9, but the sound quality of the included speakers is so piercing that they're basically unusable, especially at speeds >40mph. I think the speakers on this audio kit are a slight improvement over the ones from the original G9, but they are still awful. I have to turn the volume up almost to the max to hear anything at freeway speeds, and then it's just painful to listen to.
So I bought this audio kit to allow me to use my own earbud headphones, which has made my enjoy my G9 so much more. It's so awesome to be able to use earbuds that cut out some of the wind noise and I get crystal clear music/radio that I can listen to at comfortable listening volumes. It was totally worth it just for the headphone jack.
June 9, 2014
Decent product, fair to poor speakers
First off, I have the G4 coms system, and I upgraded to the G9 audio kit. The two reasons I did this is to gain the ability to quick disconnect the speakers and use ear buds, and to upgrade the included speakers for around town when noise cancelling is not required. Bottom line, I got one out of two. The "upgraded" speakers included are still fair to poor quality. For coms they are adequate, but for music they are still very weak. You will need to wear buds all of the time.
May 28, 2014
great new product - Audio kit
This was great. My speaker stopped working in my original set and now that they sell just the mounting kit with speakers and mic's separate it is so esay...and now th espeakers are removable so you can plug in your own earbuds which make sthe sound SO MUCH BETTER!!!
April 18, 2014
Works great with my G4
I bought this for my son who is learning to ride. It installed on his helmet (EXO-1100) without a problem, and works great with our older G4 units. I appreciate the small improvements Cardo has made to these kits over the years -- added backplate options, a tab to hold the intercom more securely, etc. Definitely quality stuff (and you pay for it).
April 7, 2014
I have both G4's and G9's and I wanted to have the ability to use my custom head sets with this cradle and it works flawlessly. It's easy to install and it has a feature that allows you to lock in your headset. This is something that was needed and now I feel my communicator is locked into place when installed. I have a few helmets setup with the old cradle in which I will be upgrading to the new G9x cradle.
March 31, 2014