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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.


  • 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)
  • Android App for individual Scala Rider customization (first of its kind!)
  • 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.

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Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset 4.4 5 20 20
Very Pleased I'm very pleased with this device. My only problem was lining up the speakers with my ears. At first I installed it in the center of the ear cut out of my helmet, but this actually put the speakers towards the back of my ears. Because I had to place the speakers on a section of the helmet that was uneven, I had to add extra Velcro to ensure that the speakers were level and fit up against my ears correctly. February 3, 2015
Great for group rides, listening to music, and phone calls! Do yourself a favor and read through the instruction manual BEFORE trying to figure it out on your own. If you do not ready the manual, you will be banging your head against the wall trying to figure it out. I would say it will take about a week of riding with it to learn how to use it. And as always, make sure to purchase from Revzilla! January 29, 2015
Over all I like this product The sound is good, but I had to use my wired ear plugs to hear well. The ear plugs made the volume to low, but wired direct the sound and volume was the best. The feature I like the best is that direct plug in for custom ear plugs or ear buds. Speakers are good without ear plugs but I like the ear protection better. Thanks for a great product. Now I do not have to stop to hear what my wife wants to say. That is a good thing since she enjoys riding and is not real talkative. December 29, 2014
This product works well I am really happy with this product. The sound is good, the voice recognition is good but best of all the quality of telephone conversations even with the engine running is excellent…people don't even know your are on a bike. Installation and setup is very simple and the config website is great. Sound quality of the FM radio is ok but not great but sound quality from my iPhone music is terrific. Overall, really happy I bought it. November 10, 2014
Good sound easy to use So Good sound easy install easy to use. The phone calls sound sometimes aré not so clear. The cardo comunity is easy November 10, 2014
Impressive Sound I strongly recommend the G9x. It has amazing features and the sound quality is impressive. November 3, 2014
Good product ! Easy to install, a lot of functions ! Impossible ride without it ! Don't like the voice comand, it don't understand me ! October 27, 2014
good device but...... is easy to install, the battery last for more that a week with moderate use , but i have an issue when i listen music. the music interupts for 1-2 seconds and I try to kkep my phone on my armband , but no result, the intreruption is still present. the other issue is the range. when i ride with my wife , the actual range is smaller than advertised . after 400-500 meters the conection drops......and we use the same phone , Galaxy Note 3 . So I wait an explantion for this issue. September 5, 2014
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Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
edward b: recommended by bmw dealer Mar 11, 2015
Greg W: 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. Jan 30, 2015
SHAUN B: Good reviews, connects to up to 9 other riders. Jan 28, 2015
William E: Wife wanted it Jan 22, 2015
Jose R M: Works great, good range, battery life etc. Best around, superior performance than Sena. Dec 17, 2014
Laymon J: 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.
Ocala, Florida
Dec 13, 2014
Phillip E: I am hoping to use this product for race communication. Dec 8, 2014
Dan J: My wife wants to talk while riding, : (. Dec 1, 2014
Gary B: 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. Nov 28, 2014
J U: 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. Nov 28, 2014
Sue W: weather resistant feature Aug 31, 2014
Ricardo T: Check in your revzilla web site, the best Q&A Aug 7, 2014
Kevin C: 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. Aug 3, 2014
Kim N: 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. Jul 25, 2014
Raymond W: new rider training device. Previously owned Q4 and enjoyed it a lot it really does make a difference in riding communication experience Jul 7, 2014
kevin H: Great review from anthony. Jul 1, 2014
Kevin N: Looking forward to multiple input blue tooth, the ability to make calls and converse with other riders up to 1 mile. Jun 17, 2014
M I: because I want to plug in my own earplugs with built in earphones Jun 16, 2014
Michael N: The best bluetooth tech at the time. Waiting for the Sena 20. May 20, 2014
Eric F: Great reviews across the Web. Mar 25, 2014
Suellen C: 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. Mar 16, 2014
Raymond L: Recommendation from riding friend and follow-up research by me. Mar 15, 2014
Kenneth P. D: 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. Mar 14, 2014
JOHN KAPPEYNE J: Always wanted it..Good reviews. Friend has the 9 and is very enthusiastic about it. Mar 11, 2014
Mike B: 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. Mar 4, 2014
Trevor F: To use with my wife's and my new helmets, and to upgrade from our original G4 units which have served us well. Jan 27, 2014
A shopper asked: What is included in the box in addition to the headsets, microphones and speakers? Are charging devices included or must I buy them separatey? Nov 11, 2014
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Juan Ramón B: 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
Nov 11, 2014
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Trevor F: Everything you need is included in the box, including standard chargers. It is worth noting that any phone charger, or powered USB port can be used to can be used to charge the units. Nov 11, 2014
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Storm S: Yes, the charger and USB cables are included, plus you can charge from a laptop (slower) while on the road. Nov 11, 2014
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Michael N: It is all there including mounting hardware, AC charger, USB charge cable, and an allen key. Nov 11, 2014
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John S: The set is very complete. All Charging hardware is included. Dec 11, 2014
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Darryl L: Chargers are provided, you get one for each comm unit. Nov 11, 2014
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Daniel Z: All mounts, speakers,mics & chargers are included Nov 11, 2014
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alvin o asked: will this be suitable for the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei GT-Air? Aug 26, 2014
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Francis M: 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. Aug 27, 2014
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Steven M: I can't answer for those helmets. I have two modular helmets that I have them attached to. A Nolan n 202 and a Shoei ( not sure of model right now). They both were able to take the kit well. The Shoei I had a little difficulty getting the speaker wiring around the back of the helmet since it is molded tight. Aug 27, 2014
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Steve R: I have an Arai RX-Q and my wife has a Shoei RF-1100 and these work just fine. Though I will say it fits better on the Arai as the Shoei design dips down on the side more and tends to bump the shoulder when you turn your head. But not a deal breaker. Aug 27, 2014
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David G: The G9x came with lots of mounting options. Although I have it installed on a Harley helmet and a Bilt helmet, so I don't specifically about yours helmet. Their customer support is fantastic and could probably answer your question better. Aug 27, 2014
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Jeff E: The various mounting selections make it very easy to mount. You can use adhesive, or the clamps and select different microphones. I would say it can fit just about any type of helmet. Look at the pictures of the mounting brackets. Aug 27, 2014
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Robert J: will work great in any helmet the package come with 4 different options to attach them to the helmet so it will fit practically anything Aug 27, 2014
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Victor P: Hello Alvin!

My friend have the GT-Air is using the G9x Scala Rider and he is veeery happy!
Aug 27, 2014
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Hector Alexander B asked: What is the difference between Cardo Scala Rider Powerset G9x and Cardo Scala Rider headset G9x? Aug 6, 2014
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Jose R M: 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 !!!
Aug 6, 2014
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Michael N: The "Powerset" comes with 2 Cardo Scala Rider headsets already "paired". Aug 6, 2014
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CONSTANTIN GABRIEL D: The powerset is actualy a set of 2 devices , rider and pasanger. Aug 6, 2014
salvatore s: Power set comes with 2 cardo the other comes with 1 cardo Aug 6, 2014
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Raymond L: Powerset is two headsets. No other difference. Aug 7, 2014
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Eric F: I think the powerset has two headsets Aug 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: will this be suitable for the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei GT-Air? Aug 26, 2014
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carlos g: 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
Aug 27, 2014
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George D: I don't know if this will answer your question however I have it on my Shoei Neotec helmet and works for me especially the blue tooth connection to my cell phone where I can answer a call even if I am listening to music before the call. After the call it goes back to the music (Pandora). Aug 27, 2014
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Trevor F: I cannot say, although I have them fitted to both my wife's and my Schuberth C3 Pro helmets, plus my Arai XD4 helmet, and they work fine. Sep 30, 2014
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Darryl L: Yes it is suitable for the GT-Air, that is the helmet I have mine mounted on. Aug 27, 2014
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Steve B: Yes, I believe so. Aug 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can you use the G9X while charging? Jul 26, 2014
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Gary P: 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.
Jul 26, 2014
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Jeff E: It does come on when you connect it to a power source. I don't know if you can shut it off when its being charged, that is a question I have. Jul 26, 2014
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carlos g: definitely not Aug 27, 2014
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JAMES M: no. Jul 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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
Nov 30, 2014
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Gary P: 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.
Dec 1, 2014
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Stavros G: I am using this unit with an android phone and you simply connect it using the Bluetooth on your phone. it works perfectly for my music on my phone and streaming from Pandora also. I am pretty sure the I phone would work the same way.
Dec 1, 2014
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carlos g: It works with iphone. You will be able to play your music and get gps directions. So far this device is great. For better performance recommend you to download the app Dec 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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? Sep 8, 2014
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Harold L: 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
Sep 8, 2014
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Guilherme C: Sorry man, I can't help you with that. I bought the G9x and this was my first communicator. I don't know the functionalities of the Q3. Sep 9, 2014
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Chris J asked: 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.
Sep 6, 2014
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Predrag I: 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. Sep 6, 2014
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JOHN KAPPEYNE J: I bought the Car do in March...I Don,t ride that much, but when I do, I use it. The sound is great, voice commands work well. Bluetooth mobile dials the wrong number sometimes, it does interpret a name wrong.
I found the reception on radio stations adequate, though the antenna could use improvements. Signal gets stronger if I hold my hand touching the unit.
It is a sophisticated piece, that takes a while to learn how to operate.other than that, no regrets.
Sep 6, 2014
Al M asked: Will this system allow me to place a call or answer my iphone through a voice command only or will other actions be required?
Any word on the eta for the app for the apple products?
Apr 8, 2014
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Michael N: You have options. Depending on your hardware and how you set things up. You can use voice commands or not. Example incoming call will auto ignor if you don't say anything. Apr 8, 2014
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Al M: Thanks. Can you have it announce the caller by name or number like my Blueant headset does or do you only get a ring? Apr 8, 2014
Michael N: I don't think it can do text to speach from your phone book and announce the caller. I have mine phone paired to the GPS and I see the caller's name on the GPS screen. Apr 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will the G9x audio kit work with the G9 unit. Specifically, can I buy a new G9x audio kit to mount my G9 unit and use my skullcandy earbuds? When is the realease date and how long after will the audio kits be available as an accessory item? Thank you. Feb 4, 2014
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Trevor F: The G9x Audio Kit is not yet available to the best of my knowledge, and I have not had a chance to fit my new G9x units, so I cannot tell you whether the G4/G9 unit will fit the G9x mount and work. Suggest you contact Cardo Systems to find out when the G9x Audio Kit will be available and it's compatibility to older units. Feb 19, 2014
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Thomas L: Yes it is now available and compatible with the G9 unit...works great... Apr 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: hi i own one of these and love /but i would really like a full walk through of all the functions and how to access them like for example the click to link? and the such:) thank you Dec 17, 2014
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Daniel Z: There are a few youtube videos and also a detailed manual on the Cardo site. Dec 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can the G9X fit on a half helmet? Apr 4, 2014
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A S: I believe that you have to get the half helmet adapter kit accessory ($59) in order to make it work/fit properly... Apr 8, 2014
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Don M asked: Does the 9X still have the normal 3-5 second delay when switching from intercom to another function, such as music? Feb 19, 2014
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Michael N: Yes there is a delay. I counted 4 seconds to go to intercom. I'm not sure if that is consistant to the other modes. It seemed a shorter time when I pushed the voice command button and said "music on". It seemed to come on pretty quick, I didn't count the time. Apr 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a Ski-Doo Modular 2 helmet with a face mask. Is the wired mic waterproof and can install it in the facemask? The mask filter does get wet and there is alot of condensation in the mask. Jan 14, 2015
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A shopper asked: I have short shots pipes will this Extra noise interfere with the unit? Dec 19, 2014
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