Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset
Great sound quality
Last week we rode in 45 mph cross winds with 75mph gust. These headsets were a life saver. As a group we were able to talk our way through the experience. The battery life was good. As you can expect. we were very chatty and the units lasted about 6 hours. The next day the weather was perfect and the batteries lasted the entire day. I have not used the phone or played music yet.
April 15, 2013
Best investment ever
Be aware, the G9 is quite difficult and a challenge when trying to use it straight out of the box, but after a week of getting familiarized with it, everything becomes second nature and the ease of use dramatically increases.
By properly setting the microphone and speakers in the correct area, the sound clarity is simply amazing when using a full faced helmet compared to my Chatterbox I used to own.
The sound volume adjusts according to wind noise that enters the helmet, which is a huge plus. So the need for constantly having to adjust the volume is nonexistent.
A big plus that I love about the G9 is how quickly it connects via Bluetooth on my Galaxy Note II. Just turn the Bluetooth feature on your phone and within a few seconds, a confirmation from the G9 will notify you that the phone and unit has been connected.
The range is superior when riding through the city/town. Communication between riders do cut out when passing around mountain bends, but that's also expected.
Battery life is simply amazing. With the unit being continuously paired with my phone, GPS, the music playing, plus talking with my buddies. Lasts roughly between 8-10 hours.
Lastly, I feel that having this unit is one of the best investments I have ever made. When riding in groups, having the ability to stay constantly in communication with everyone makes riding so much easier and safer. There has been numerous occasions when a fellow rider or myself would encounter an emergency and everyone would be notified of the situation.
March 16, 2013
Take Your Time Before Buying!
Might be better off using Mobile Phone technology that you are already paying for. Connect IPhone via bluetooth and the only thing you don't have is the intercom. ALL other features are available.
No control of volume balance between left and right speakers. I've tried everything possible to improve the responsiveness of the VOX but still having issues. Even purchased full face helmet and it's still not very good.
To be honest VERY disapointed for the amount of money spend on the units.
Before buying take a moment to think about using available bluetooth headsets that can be installed etc. before buying.
March 8, 2013
This is my second Cardo. Works very well and is easy to install.
December 3, 2012
Love this headset
I'm very happy with the G9. The sound quality is great, callers have no idea you are even outside, let alone on the bike, and the controls are pretty easy to use (even with gloves on).
I use it mainly for Pandora from my iPhone and for incoming calls. Haven't used it much for rider-to-rider, but will soon.
December 3, 2012
Wasted money on others. G9 is by far the best.
Wife and i both ride, my Harley is loud and i dont have the best hearing (at least the wife says i cant hear). Wifes Harley is not loud.(she even hears things i never said)
We have tried a couple of different systems trying to find a good bike to bike set up and found with those on the market, you certanly get what you pay for. Nothing comes close to the G9.
While there are glitches, they are only minor. The music sonmetimes turns off but comes right back on. The voice recognition commands can be a bit frustrating but the ease of the buttons makes it a minor issue.
On the plus side, the rider to rider has very clear sound at any speed. On other units we have tried the volume never was loud enough or clear enough. The G9 has fantastic volume and clairity. While i do wish the speakers were better when listening to music (better bass and range) it is important to keep in mind it is more a communicator than an audiophile.
We have both units set up in modular helmets and clairity is unaffected when the helmets are in open face mode.
This is an expensive purchase but considering the other stuff that is out there, the G9 is well worth the price.
It would be cool if the speakers were better tuned for listening to music as well and i think a cool addition for the next offering would be a video recorder intergrated into the unit.
Over all, the wife is verry happy she can speak to me at speed (im not sure if that is good but. . .). and we are both very happy with the G9.
November 27, 2012
The product has great audio reception
Easy to use, great clarity. A must for any enthusiastic rider who wants to remain connected on the move. Music streaming through the phone is an added boon. I am loving the product. The powerset allows me to communicate easily with my pillion and I no longer have to shout to be audible on my Harley.
October 23, 2012
Overall, this is the one to buy.
Sound quality is very high and tinny. Looking for an equalizer app to add some lower end. Buttons clearly take some practice while safely "sitting on the couch", but I think I'll be happy with the set.
October 22, 2012