Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset
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
I've just started to use it, on short trips and every day, and it has achived almost every expectation. The installation was a bit harder on my Arai Full Face Helmet, but once I got it done, the G9x fitted perfect. The only downside was that I had to send one unit back to the manufacturer because it never turned on. But the checked it and are in the process of sending a new one.
I would recomend it!
July 27, 2015
Always turning off
I dont recommend this product.always turn off by it self when im using the intercom with my friends.
July 20, 2015
A great product
Product came neatly packaged. After charging the intercom, my phone wouldn't pair with it until I updated the unit's firmware via the system available from cardosystems.com. After that, the pairing went easily. There were plenty of mounting options provided, with the default mount working best with helmets with very thin rims at the neckline. The other options were clear and black self-sticky mounts. I used the black. The double-sided tape pre-applied stuck very well to my helmet. The mike mounts went in easily-I simply cut the velcro to fit the mounting location. The rubber coating protecting the flexible mike stalk is a little too delicate.
The buttons are a little small for gloved hands, but then again, many things are available by voice command. The radio works well, music streaming too.
I need more time to master what it the system has to offer, but I'm happy with the purchase.
July 7, 2015
Worked right out of the box, more features than we needed.
I bought these for a last minute trip with my father and son. My helmet was Schuberth with neck roll headset. The units were paired right out of the box, but it took me some time to figure out how to get all three hooked up. There is an app that helps, and you can name the units on the internet to make use of all of the features. Volume was a bit of a problem, but that could be speaker placement or user error. Easy to install. Great units but to be fair my only comparison were those that we used from 2003, technology has come a long way.
July 6, 2015
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.
June 3, 2015
This is one of the best communicators on the market. I just wish I didn't have to sell a kidney to get one.
Let’s start with the box. The box is awesome. It has a heavy zipper that goes nearly the entire way around a leather-ette type material. Upon opening the gorgeous package the new owner lifts the lid and is given a view of beauty. Two neatly placed and well cradled G9x Bluetooth communicators. lifting the tray reveals the instructions, mounting hardware, and detachable speakers.
Having never installed a communicator myself before I checked the instruction manual to find the hardware option I wanted to use. I really didn’t want to use any adhesives so I opted for the clamp on style. I slid out the left side neck roll and found a good spot to mount it. The boom mic fell into a great spot and I didn’t need to use the adhesive stay for the mic. The neck roll on the HJC RPHA Max fit so nicely it holds the boom mic in the right spot. Routing the speakers in my particular helmet proved a little tricky but doable.
The function of the headset is excellent. Most of the initial setup is completed online including the radio station presets and an initial friends list. There are a few other options available in the online setup. Overall this was easy and quick.
Plugging the unit onto the helmet all the buttons are easy to find even with gloves, but that’s not the best part here. Speak loud and sharply and the voice activation kicks in. There are a ton of commands that are accessible without even having to touch the device at all. The only thing you really need to touch it for is the volume, to make a phone call, answer a phone call, and power the unit on or off. The volume can be adjusted for each different mode. The voice confirmation mode can be adjusted independently of the music, the radio, and the intercom. On our last group ride we had such a great time at the Ducati Ride Day and the intercom made the ride that much more fun.
I’ve described the carrot, here’s the stick: The speakers are awful. I am so glad the speakers are detachable and replaceable. I decided to plug in some other headphones to see if the poor sound quality was from the unit or just the speakers. Happily it’s just the speakers. If you go with this communicator I would highly recommend ditching the junk speakers that come with it and go with even a $30-$40 pair of headphones. Tear them apart and stuff them in your helmet instead. I’ve been using a pair of higher end waterproof Sennheiser headphone speakers and have been much happier.
All in all this is a great unit in dire need of better stock speakers. I would recommend any of the Scala Riders from the entry level to the this top end set.
June 2, 2015
Works great and very clear sound
Product installed pretty easily on my two Shoei Neotech helmets. Turning on and off and adjusting volume is easy but I had difficulty getting the intercom to work the first time. An email to Cardo support resulted in a missed step on my part. I went back to the included instructions and still feel they could be more helpful. An online video is very much needed for this product to demonstrate the step by step instructions for initial set up. The available cartoon like video on the web site is pretty low rent by 2015 standards for a product of this cost.
May 4, 2015