Cardo Scala Rider G9x Headset
Pretty good sound, clear calls, fit great on Icon airframe
First time owner of one of these Bluetooth headsets. Got the scala cause my friend has one and my skullcandy snowboard helmet speakers crush my ears do to being too thick.
So far its been great for the commute to work( I have yet to ride with him since purchase) Although it lacks bass tones, the sound is good enough for me. I'm excited to just have tunes. They have good clarity in the mid to upper range. Audiophiles may have a problem with the sound quality though. Definitely loud enough. Received a few phone calls, and my friends can't believe I'm on my bike. They say the sound clarity is great.
Installation is pretty straight forward. You just have to anticipate where the wires will go, that's what took the most time. About 40min total including opening the package. (This kit will fit a lot of different helmets) The clamp works on my icon airframe helmet and the speakers are thin so your head doesn't get crushed. Overall, a great fit. I did have to tuck a few wires to get a clean install.
Setting it up was easy. Learning all the functions is another story... It does a ton of stuff. Works great with the phone. Don't bother with the app though, just set it up on online when you register it.
Oh, and if you like to rock out in your helmet, turn off the voice commands, I ended up going from phone to fm radio, to off, and then back to fm radio. You can setup your fm presets online after registration as said above.
July 7, 2015
The best intercom system
It has great features, excellent range and is not that hard to install.
May 11, 2015
I use my Cardo primarily to blue tooth my GPS/IPhone/Ipod. It was easy to get everything to pair up. The buttons are a little hard to use with gloves on. The speakers work pretty well but I want to try a pair of ear buds. Over all this is a great product.
May 4, 2015
Scala rider G9X
Very Helpfull in a party, also easy to install and pairing with your accesories, there are vídeos on youtube that helps to understand all the functions of the scala rider g9x
December 29, 2014
Very nice unit
I had concerns that it would install on my Scorpion EXO 900, but to my surprise it did... Took about 45 min.
The sound quality and volumn is good.
The only complaint is that the control button are difficult with a gloved hand. It's great that the VOC works so well.
When receiving calls, my girlfriend and daughter didn't realize that I was on the bike!
December 1, 2014
Great idea, but it can be better
The Scala rider is great. I don't regret the high price tag one bit. There's so much good, but it is not absent from the bad. Sound quality could definitely be better, and the music playing mode is super confusing, as you'll be riding and it will turn on automatically, or shut off for no reason. At that point you have to either try and fiddle with unlocking your phone while you're riding(darn near impossible unless it's mounted on your bike somewhere) or pull over and fix it. Otherwise, I love it. Grttingn to talk with whoever I'm riding with is fantastic. I've never had an issue pairing up as well.
September 8, 2014
Use With Ear Buds
I had the G9 version but was disappointed with the audio quality, namely the volume level. I also did not like that I could not wear ear plugs anymore because I would not be able to hear the sound. The new G9X addressed both of those issues for me with the versatility to where ear buds for both sound clarity and hopefully sound noise protection. I still installed the speakers but I don't think I will ever use them. Now with the ear buds, I don't even have to have the volume at the maximum level anymore. The G9X has a lot of features, like the G9, but I probably won't use most of them. Because of this, the functionality of the unit is not too complicated. Just read the manual and familiarize yourself with the product. It starts to be intuitive once you use it. Overall the unit is a high quality piece and I feel like it can withstand any weather conditions I ride in. I would recommend it-with ear buds.
August 18, 2014
I purchased the g9x this spring, riding with friend is much easier with this device! I had some issues with sound quality and volume, but I swapped the provided speakers with a set tracks hd's and the sound is clean. I would recommend this product with alternate speakers~
August 11, 2014