Cardo Scala Rider G4 / G9 / G9X Audio Kit
Finally a built in ear monitor plug!
Moved to Scala from Autocom. Biggest challenge was using molded in-ear monitors for both surrounding sound attenuation and not having to blast the scala. Plug is convenient and love the flexibility of either helmet with speakers or simply unplugging the speakers and plugging in my Ear-Inc monitors for great sound at any speed, plus noise protection. Only problem on a previous buy (I have 3) is one plug seems to be getting loose on that one
October 13, 2014
Great unit, the clear glue plate however is ungluing
The unit itself is fantastic. If you can clam mount it i highly recommend that route. I couldn't on Shoei rf1200 so had to resort to larger clear pill off and glue plates. All was good but now afyer 3 weeks it's starting to peel off.
October 6, 2014
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