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  • Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset
  • Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset
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$479.95
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Cardo G9x Bluetooth Powerset

A few key updates separate the Cardo Scala G9X from the previous Cardo G9. The Cardo G9X now allows for music sharing from rider to passenger. The G9X unit also allows the speakers to be easily detached from the helmet clamp and the unit now ships with the option of either a boom or a wired microphone for ideal mounting in almost any helmet.

Features:

  • Bike-to-Bike intercom range of up to 1 mile*
  • One+8” Intercom - toggle between 9 riders
  • 4-Way full duplex intercom conference mode
  • Voice Recognition and Voice Command technology for true hands-free operation
  • Flash Pairing - simply ‘bump’ two G9s together and you’re ready to hit the road!
  • Click-to-Link for spontaneous intercom with Scala Riders nearby with no need for pre-pairing
  • Music Sharing: Rider and Passenger can listen to the same stereo music (via A2DP)
  • iOS and Android App for individual Scala Rider customization
  • Cardo Community online social platform allows you to invite friends on a ride, personalize your unit's settings and access software updates
  • Group Signal: Send an audio alert to up to 8 other riders in your group simultaneously
  • Hot-Dial number (customizable)
  • Multiple Connectivity options:
    • Dual Handsfree profile to connect 2 Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones
    • Mobile Phone Conference Mode (rider, passenger, outside caller)
    • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) enabled MP3 player / iPod or smartphone to stream wireless music
    • Non-Bluetooth audio player (via MP3 cord)
    • Receive in-the-ear navigation instructions from Bluetooth enabled GPS (must support HS profile)
    • Intercom connectivity to all other compatible Scala Rider models
  • Built-in FM radio with RDS, 6 programmable station presets and smart auto scan
    • 6 station presets with auto scan
    • Automatic selection of the strongest signal
    • Radio on time: 8-10 hours
    • Automatic radio muting for incoming calls
  • AGC technology: Self-adjusting speaker volume according to speed and ambient noise (pat. pend. individual adjustability)
  • Volume Per Mode: Set & save volume levels according to audio source
  • VOX activation: Make and answer phone and intercom calls without taking your hands off the handlebars
  • Voice-control for receiving / rejecting incoming mobile or intercom calls (Customizable)
  • Packet Loss Concealment: Real-Time compensation of audio losses in challenging environments
  • Interchangeable Hybrid and Corded microphones in the same package to suit any helmet
  • Multilingual status announcements Interchangeable hybrid and corded microphones
  • Replaceable plug-in speakers (3.5mm connection)
  • Up to 13 hours talk time, 1 week standby
  • Waterproof and Dustproof unit

Note: Results may vary according to terrain. Reduced operational range when connected to certain Scala Rider models. Minimum Requirement: Windows® XP/Mac OS X 10.5.

4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.8 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.1 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
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Bang For The Buck
3.8 / 5
Features
3.0 / 5
Style
3.0 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.1 / 5
Sound Clarity
4.0 / 5
Durability
4.2 / 5
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
1 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Totally Disappointed
My Sena SMH-10 boom mic went out while at Sturgis. My wife and I were heading to Yellowstone the next day and needed bike-to-bike communications for the trip through Red Lodge and on the Beartooth Hwy to Yellowstone. No one in the area had Sena products. Purchased a Scala Rider G-9X Powerset. Totally disappointed in sound level & quality. Great difficulty communicating. VOX ineffective. FM radios kept coming on randomly on both our systems. We both found the Scala Riders to be such awful products that I am ordering the Sena 20S Dual Pack to replace the Scala Rider G-9X Powerset. Will order a new SMH-10 mount with boom mic and move the older SMH-10s to our half helmets. Don't know what I will do with the Scal Rider G9X Powerset...but it is an extremely inferior product.
August 21, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
This product functions as described
I have a GPS on my bike and my iPhone. Both connect to the Scala Rider as indicated in the write up. While listening to music the GPS cuts in with turn instructions and then goes back to the music. I don't have any problems with sound quality. I tried to attach a pair or headphones, which worked fine, but my ears got sore so I switched to the speakers.
July 21, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Fantastic product!
My wife is a new road rider. I wanted a way to coach and encourage her, as well as just talk to her while we were riding togeather. after much research, I settled on the G9x. This product is fantastic! It is easy and fun to use. The learning curve is gentle. It's abilities far surpased what I was expecting. I was hoping just to be able to communicate with my wife in a basic sense. The G9x shot way past basic, and landed on stupid giddy fun. Husbands, do your self a favor, and bring your lady into the sport. Then bring her into the conversation. The G9x is the best product for the bucks. Period.
February 21, 2014
Ride:
2005 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Brilliant gadget- A must have
I was not sure whether the G9x would be such an excellent all in one system. It works superbly and I would highly recommend it. Works well with iPhone 5 for calls and inbuilt GPS. Apple needs to improve it GPS sat nav systems though! The intercom is also very clear. This review is based on the use of the G9x on Shoei GT air helmet.

Safe riding!
March 17, 2014
Ride:
2008 Harley Davidson V-Rod VRSCAW
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Cut the cord already!
We took this for an extended trip. I like this unit. With the web you can customize many settings. It does a lot right but some of the not so good. Battery life was good enough for us. Our longest day was 11 hours. We didn't turn it off during breaks. We only took one charger with us and was able to get them both charged up overnight.

Audio from the BMW GTL only paired to one headset. Wonder wheel volume has no effect. Volume is controlled with plus/minus buttons.
Sirius radio is bad. Bad enough not to want to bother with it.
FM is ok
Memory stick is ok

Audio from the GPS is great if paired separately. I have not tried MP3 from the GPS yet maybe that's better than the bike's audio. Sometimes it gets a little too loud. Yes the Cardo G9x can pair two music input devices on separate bluetooth channels. I have the GPS set on channel one and the bike's audio on the second channel. My phone is paired via the GPS.

Intercom is very good with excellent noise reduction.
But at Texas highway speeds my wife had trouble hearing me but I could hear her fine. It might be that I need a better windshield. I might try a more aggressive auto volume adjustment setting on her unit.

[Edit] changing the automatic volume gain control did resolve this.

Phone via the GPS connection works great even at high speeds and has priority over music or intercom. No wind noise is transmitted though the phone.

Using the VOX. It is set at medium as default. Gretchen had problems activating it so I made it easier to activate but then at speeds over 70 the wind would activate it. Not a problem if you just want intercom, but the intercom wouldn't turn off so you could get the music. Again improving the GTLs wind protection might be an option. Or just turn off the VOX and use the button.

[Edit] changing the VOX senitivity back did resolve this.

There is no blending of audio sources like being able to hear music while in intercom mode. Looking forward to testing other vendor unit soon to be released.

Music share works but after interrupted by an intercom session your music will come back but you have to re share it to the second set. Its not smart enough to go back to the way you had it. Simple enough to reestablish but grows annoying after a while. Its probably better just to set up 2 separate audio sources for each headset.

Twice during the trip I had to turn off my unit and back on again (like CTL-ALT-DELETE). It just acted very strange with a cyber echo. Not sure what that was all about but I got the impression like its CPU was just overloaded. Looking forward to testing other vendor multi-CPU unit.

Still we love not having to deal with cords.
May 24, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW K1600GTL
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Sound Clarity
3 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Great... when they work. But most of the time frustrating.
I've been using a G9X Powerset for a year now and I can only say I curse them more than I enjoy. Proper operation is random, and we spend so much time disconnecting and re-pairing, turning them off and back on again, etc, that my girlfriend and I cringe when we start them up before a ride.

I'm tech savvy, and keep them updated online with firmware and software upgrades. Three times I have called tech support, and get the same guy each time - very unhelpful.

The voice command function would be good, but almost any sound in the helmet triggers the "Radio On" command and you have to scream "Radio Off" multiple times for it to finally disconnect. Always fun in parking lots with people around. According to tech support the only way to solve the issue is to completely disable Voice Command features as there is no way to disable radio.

Overall, it feels like Cardo tried to cram as many bell and whistle features into the unit as possible for marketing purposes, rather than keep it reasonably simple and reliable. At the Dallas Motorcycle show I talked to one of the reps and he admitted he has to turn off and re-pair frequently, as well as wait long times for the units to connect.

Having spent $500 on them, I've wanted to love them and tried to make them work but have found them to be frustrating in actual use. Next time I'll try Sena.
October 21, 2015
Ride:
1998 BMW R1100GS SE
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Great product
Have really enjoyed our G9x headsets. I really like being able to listen to music from my Ipod or phone through the headset.The voice command system is wonderful, love this hands free feature. Cardo makes an excellent product, we have the G4 headsets and upgraded to the G9x for the voice command feature and the music options.
July 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
FREAKING AWESOME!
Love these, Easy to use from device. Easier to configure from computer. Great sound clarity, blue-tooth pairing completely painless, wireless is incredible and I do get approx 1/2 mile (with antenna up - slightly less if I forget to put it up...)

Sound is good and clear even at speed although at 70 mph with 3/4 helmet, road noise is getting loud... Still works though.

VOX feature is good, but does not always get the commands due to similar sounds i.e music on/intercom... Learning to speak more clearly - a non issue.

AGC works very well as do button functions.

Using clamp on helmet mount on Shoei J Cruise - great.

Sticky pads for boom mic okay, but the mount point is fabric which is compressed during donning and doffing helmet. This "un-sticks" the velcro mounting pads...

They offer replacements though and I have free initial replacements and also bought more just-in-case...

Going to try second install with the included fixed mic and sticky helmet mount on Shoei Multitec helmet.
October 1, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2012 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Makes riding very enjoyable with a passenger and music and radio make it even better.
The Scala G9 is a very capable intercom with Bluetooth, radio and music. Not the easiest to learn to operate, but once learned, it is very enjoyable to use.
September 28, 2015
Ride:
2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Ease Of Install
1 / 5
Sound Clarity
3 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Setup doesn't work!
It's too early for me to know for sure but so far I have NOT been happy with the G9x.
I have the Android app. Even when the G9X says the phone is connected the app will generally not show a connection and will not allow any changes to be made to the settings. Once it did connect, for unknown reasons, but since I have been totally unable to connect.
I registered for the Cardo Community. I received the email and supposedly verified my email. Despite this the Community app will not connect to the G9x (even though the computer says it is connected) and it will not allow any changes to be made to the settings. So, as a result, I can't make any changes to the settings. Currently it won't respond to any voice commands because I turned the sensitivity down and now can't access settings to turn it back up.
Basically, I think it would be great if it actually worked the way it is supposed to but it doesn't.
Allen
June 3, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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My first bike intercom/communicator. Thought I'd give this one a try.
A C on Sep 27, 2016
Good product at a fair price.
JAMES H on Jun 1, 2016
My first bike intercom/communicator. Thought I'd give this one a try.
A C on Sep 27, 2016
I wanted a good communication system that I could use with the wife and with my Schuberth SRC (Made by Cardo), so I chose the G9x as it was the most feature laden of the Cardo brand comm systems at the time.
D Money on Aug 2, 2016
Good product at a fair price.
JAMES H on Jun 1, 2016
COMMON WITH RIDING FRIENDS
Robert D on Apr 3, 2016
Reviews and Revzilla demonstration videos
Fernan R on Feb 10, 2016
recommendation
Lee S on Dec 11, 2015
because of the ratings and reviews
Mariann D on Nov 27, 2015
I bought this comm´s cause they are the best
ERNESTO B on Oct 19, 2015
As our main bike communication. We are upgrading from Scala Rider Q2 to enable the connection to a third rider. Have had excellent results from our Q2 set and hoping for the same/similar results with the G9X.
A S on Oct 16, 2015
liked the reviews
Leland T on Jul 19, 2015
We are upgrading from our G-4 Cardo headsets which we really liked as they performed very well. The G9x has a lot of upgrades from the G4.
Joann B on Jul 9, 2015
For safety with my young daughters learning to ride.
James D on Jun 7, 2015
I needed a new set because my Sena HM10 quit working after just 6 months of use! It looked like this was the best option for the features I wanted.
A S on May 26, 2015
By reading specifications of many similar products my conclusion was that this is the most complete one
Norberto R on Apr 23, 2015
Its a great system and allows us to chat and warn each other about dangers on the road. Not to mention, its great listening to some music on long trips and being able to accept phone calls when traffic conditions allow.
John L on Apr 6, 2015
recommended by bmw dealer
edward b on Mar 11, 2015
So I can sing Barbara Streisand sound tracts with my Harley riding buddies. Or............maybe so I could talk with my wife and buddies, plus listen to the same Bluetooth device with my wife on our longer rides.
Greg W on Jan 30, 2015
Good reviews, connects to up to 9 other riders.
Sbelland on Jan 28, 2015
Wife wanted it
William E on Jan 22, 2015
Works great, good range, battery life etc. Best around, superior performance than Sena.
Jose R M on Dec 17, 2014
Best product for the price, can't wait to start using it. Checked several sites, called and spoke with Ethan yesterday in regards to the G9x and we made up my mind together. Thanks as always, I continue to come back to Revzilla for the best price and customer service.
LJ
Ocala, Florida
Laymon J on Dec 13, 2014
I am hoping to use this product for race communication. Wow I have had them for six races now (flawless) exactly what i wanted them to be.
Phillip E on Dec 8, 2014
My wife wants to talk while riding, : (.
Dan J on Dec 1, 2014
My old set had a crack in it and I got stuck in 2 hour rain storm and it stop working. I loved the powerset and how well it worked so I am buying another. This system is the best for the four of us on trips each year out west.
Gary B on Nov 28, 2014
Well, I got this because I'm tired of screaming my lungs out when trying to talk to my friend on bike rides. I'm also tired of using one headphone to hear music and also tired of stoping to get a phone call. Lets see how this plays out, people tell me this are the best headsets out there so here I'm willing to give this technology a chance to make m life a bit more simple.
Julio O on Nov 28, 2014
weather resistant feature
Sue W on Aug 31, 2014
Check in your revzilla web site, the best Q&A
Ricardo T on Aug 7, 2014
Checked out the reviews and I have the G4 which has been good for a number of years now - so the G9x should be a good 21st gift to my son.
Kevin C on Aug 3, 2014
After doing a bunch of research and asking a friend, whom owns a Scala Rider G4, I decided that this would be the best choice for my bike helmet.
Kim N on Jul 25, 2014
new rider training device. Previously owned Q4 and enjoyed it a lot it really does make a difference in riding communication experience
Raymond W on Jul 7, 2014
Great review from anthony.
kevin H on Jul 1, 2014
Looking forward to multiple input blue tooth, the ability to make calls and converse with other riders up to 1 mile.
Kevin N on Jun 17, 2014
because I want to plug in my own earplugs with built in earphones
michael b on Jun 16, 2014
The best bluetooth tech at the time. Waiting for the Sena 20.
Michael N on May 20, 2014
Great reviews across the Web.
Eric F on Mar 25, 2014
I used to ride with my husband on back of our gold wing.... Now I have a cruiser....so I can still have my music and hands free phone calls. We can still talk between helmets also......just what I was looking for.
Suellen C on Mar 16, 2014
Recommendation from riding friend and follow-up research by me.
Raymond L on Mar 15, 2014
I have used the G4's for years and have over 175k miles of use. They last all day long between charges. I purchased the G9x as an upgrade for the ease of pairing with other riders.
Kenneth P. D on Mar 14, 2014
Always wanted it..Good reviews. Friend has the 9 and is very enthusiastic about it.
JOHN KAPPEYNE J on Mar 11, 2014
To communicate easier with my wife when she rides here bike or when she's on the back of mine. I also have a 120 mile round trip commute to work, so now I can talk to her through my phone going to and from work.
Mike B on Mar 4, 2014
To use with my wife's and my new helmets, and to upgrade from our original G4 units which have served us well.
Trevor F on Jan 27, 2014
I wanted a good communication system that I could use with the wife and with my Schuberth SRC (Made by Cardo), so I chose the G9x as it was the most feature laden of the Cardo brand comm systems at the time.
D Money on Aug 2, 2016
COMMON WITH RIDING FRIENDS
Robert D on Apr 3, 2016
What is included in the box in addition to the headsets, microphones and speakers? Are charging devices included or must I buy them separatey?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Well. There is the head set and a microphone for the modular helmet and another one for integral helmet. And a wite to conect directly the Ipod or Iphonr etc. And a USB cable to charge the headset to any device that has an input for it. Like laptop. TV, charger wich is not included
You can aldo have the option to atacht the head set by stick it on the helmet or with a clamp, that is included.
Ita been awsome for me. Easy to handle and operate you know with voice comand and stuff.

Its a great purchase
will this be suitable for the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei GT-Air?
prple on Aug 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have an Arai that either is or is close to the RX-Q. I think these will fit on any helmet, but they fit on my Arai perfectly. Really like them (was debating between these and the other popular brand, think made by Bell). I took an older version of these on a 2 month trip around south america and they were champs. Decided to stick with Scala, so far so good.
What is the difference between Cardo Scala Rider Powerset G9x and Cardo Scala Rider headset G9x?
Hector Alexander B on Aug 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There are the exactly the same the only difference is that in the powerset you are getting two systems insted of one.

By the way they work great !!!
will this be suitable for the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei GT-Air?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Using the external mounting ("glue-on" ) it most fit in your helmet. I have it installed on the Arai XD4 and Schuberth C3. the glue on holds the radio perfectly. the devices works just perfect, this is my 2nd pair of scala riders and so far great service. i have other 3 friends with their systems and communication quality is really good

send your email and i can provide photos of how the radios were installed
Can you use the G9X while charging?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can trun the unit on but not sure logistically how you would do that.
Plus the the rubber plug will not be sealed allowing dust inti the plug area.
Using the G9x dual set, can you connect "sync" with a Q3 system?
Two riders I travel with have the Q3 system, I would like to link with them.
A shopper on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is compatible with any cardo system. Great quality sound. Great buy.
Besides being interchangeable, what is the difference between the speakers that come with the G9 and the G9x? I have heard complaints that though thicker, the G9 speakers produced more volume than the thinner G9x speakers. What was your experience between the two? Have you tried the 40mm aftermarket speakers you can get through Scala?
Thanks
A shopper on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried the prior but have G9X and love it. My wife and I have used it while riding for communicating with each other or to listen to Pandora through my cellphones Bluetooth. I have loud pipes on my cruiser and feel the loudness of the speakers are adequate. Even when calling or answering my calls through my cell in the freeway people can hear me and I can hear them fairly well. Im happy with it enough to not replace it with something else.
I am Considering to purchase the scala rider G9x system for myself and my wife. I looked through the manual but did not find where connection to an iPhone for music on my iTunes, and my gps will function? Does anyone have any experience using this system wi an iPhone? I'm on an iPhone 5 for now but I'm sure a 6 upgrade is around the corner. Just want to talk with some experienced users first before I buy.

Mike form Dallas
A shopper on Nov 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have the G9x and a Garmin Zumo 665. They work great all together.
First you phone must sync to the Garmin and the Garmin to you G9x. This will allow you to get call displayed to the Zumo and you accept them from their directly. It also allows you to get voice based directions at the same time and when on a call the GPS directions go silent.
As for direct connectivity to any music well there is an external connector cable or you can use the wireless A2DP Bluetooth connection (bypassing the GPS). Both will allow you to share the music with the other headset.
Hi Guys,
I need some help in deciding between Sena 20S or the Cardo scala G9X. Which is the better to choose???
I'm torn.
Chris J on Sep 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Cardo Scala Rider G9x is pretty good, the voice is clear and there is no background / wind noise. I bought a dual pack for me and my girlfriend, one works amazingly but the other has some issues at times where it would just start to make the typical cutting out / interference noise. Kind of sounds like wind noise, its fixed via turning the bluetooth off and back on, but that is kind of annoying sometimes having to do that while riding and due to my bike being very loud its hard to hear when the bluetooth is off or back on.
I am looking to talk bike to bike to two G9 owners and I want to have intercom with my wife on the back. I am not all that interested in connecting to my cell phone. I may want to talk bluetooth to a Garmin GPS. I want to connect my mp3 player hard wire to the headphone and I want the option to connect an in-ear headphone as well as normal in helmet speakers. Will a Q3 allow me to do this or do I need a G9x?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Check the comparison index on Cardo's web site and it will show you the features between the models.
A quick look and I think you can get the features you mentioned with the Q3
I went with the G9X