Cardo Scala Rider G4 / G9 / G9X Audio Kit
Great solution to my problem, but wish I could have bought parts.
When the earphones started going out on one of the communicators I had, I inspected the unit and found that one of the contacts from the radio to the audio unit was broken, so I was trying to find out if Cardio sold parts I could just replace. It turns out that they don't ... bummer. I was initially very irritated that I couldn't just buy one small part to fix my $500 unit. I had to purchase the entire audio kit for $60 with new microphone and speakers. It turns out that the new audio kit is better because you can plug in your own earbuds which is perfect because you don't have to battle with wind noise in that case. Honestly, they should have made the unit come standard that way, and maybe they will in the future. I do, however, wish that they would make small parts available to consumers so that we can repair things on our own.
September 8, 2014
Better than original
Speaker wires wore out after 4 years on original G4 boom. This
kit comes with all microphone options for different helmet types.
It made my Scala unit like sound like new again.
September 1, 2014
This item works great. Easy to install. Great sound quality, when used with noise isolating ear buds. If you own a half helmet this is what you need.
August 4, 2014
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