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  • Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset
  • Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset
  • Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset
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Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset

The Scala Rider Q3 Multiset is a pair of Bluetooth communicators that feature premium audio and can support a full intercom between a rider and a passenger or bike to bike intercoms with up to four riders total. Listen to music on the built-in FM radio or pair up to a Bluetooth enabled smartphone to toggle between music, phone and GPS navigation.

Features:

  • Bike-to-Bike Intercom between four bikers (toggling) within a range of up to 1,100 yards in Full Duplex
  • Rider-to-Passenger intercom in Full Duplex
  • Music Sharing: Rider & passenger can enjoy listening to the same stereo music (via A2DP)
  • Detachable Speakers: Users can plug in their own speakers (3.5mm jack)
  • Large, intuitive control buttons
  • Click-to-Link spontaneous intercom with no need for pairing
  • iOS and Android App for individual Scala Rider customization
  • Interchangeable boom and corded microphones included to fit virtually all helmets
  • Unique online platform allows you to customize settings and receive software updates via your computer
  • Hot-Dial number can be programmed for use in any country or region
  • AGC technology: Self-adjusting speaker volume according to speed and ambient noise
  • VOX activation: Make and answer phone and intercom calls without taking your hands off the handlebars
  • Built-in FM radio with RDS, 6 programmable station presets and smart auto scan
  • Spoken Status Announcements so you always know to which devices your scala rider is connected
  • Up to 8 hours talk-time / 1 week standby (recharging from wall outlet or USB connection)
  • Noise cancelling microphone
  • Certified Waterproof and Dustproof (IP67 standard)

Multiple Connectivity options:

  • Dual HS profile for connection to two Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones simultaneously
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) enabled MP3 player / iPod or smartphone to stream wireless music
  • Non-Bluetooth audio player (via MP3 cord)
  • Bluetooth-enabled GPS unit for in-helmet navigation instructions (GPS must support HS profile)
  • Other scala rider models for intercom conversation
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.1 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4.3 / 5
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4.4 / 5.0
28 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
4.1 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4.3 / 5
Durability
4.3 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Very happy with the Q3 - worth the wait
I didn't need all features of the G9, but wanted the quality sound. I also wanted the option of using my own headphones, so I waited for the Q3. It was worth the wait. I just finished a 3-day ride with 2 bikes (BMW F800GT for me) and learned that once you use an intercom, you'll wonder how you got along without it. The Q3 setup is pretty simple -- read the short manual, go for an hour ride and use the buttons, review the manual, and you'll have the basics. The voice quality is superb, but music detail suffers a bit because of my noisy helmet -- any system would do the same, which is why I have a custom inner-ear headset. So, if you need to connect a large group, go with the G9. Otherwise, the Q3 is the way to go.
May 28, 2013
Ride:
2003 Harley Davidson FLHRC/I Road King Classic
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Amazing instal and quality product
I went through 3 Sena SMH10's this summer and I was excited to try this Q3 from Cardo. This unit is made extremely well, the wiring and quality of the build is amazing. I've installed this on my C3pro and it was a piece of cake to get going. No more worrying about bent pins or water damage like with the SMH10. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a stable system with great features and solid manufacturing.
December 25, 2013
Ride:
2010 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
This product has great features. Works very well.
Only issue with installation was the glue used to fasten the boom mike to Velcro patch. It was gooey and wants to come off the Velcro. luckily my cheek guard in my helmet holds it in place. will have to repair this. I had a feeling this was going to be an issue. Otherwise product works great. all the features work as expected.
January 6, 2014
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Excellent Clarity, poor user manual, and interface is just worthy enough.
After buying the sena SM10 I realized I couldn't send the same music to my passenger plus it had horrible sound quality, this was a deal breaker! (read my SENA review)
The nice folks at RZ allowed me to return the unit for store credit. And i purchased the Cardo Q3 dual set. Its got all the bells and whistles a boy can ask for and its really sleek(interchangeable everything!).
Installation was a breeze, Im still tweaking the speakers but the sound is superb.
Paring can be a challenge as well as sharing music.
try this
Connect: 1st unit to bluetooth ( i used Iphone 4)
Paring:
(1st unit) Hold down IC(intercom) for 5 sec red light will start flashing
(2nd Unit) Hold down IC(intercom) for 5 sec red light will start flashing

The lights on both units will stay red for a couple of seconds and go back in standby which is when the blue light flashes once every 3 seconds. they're now paired!

on unit 1 you can play music by holding down the MM (or phone button) for 2 seconds.
If you want to share music to unit 2 hold down the volume button on unit 1 for 2 seconds.
you should hear music in both sets!

This virtually took hours to figure out, for the manual is a bit over simplified and there's a few steps they dont really address and cause confusion. I mean all of the functions are mapped out in 4 pages in their small manual. And the website is helpful but quite silly.. Be sure the volume is up when using the intercom there's no real default setting i.e. if your volume was left down, it wont return unless turn it back up regardless if you power off the unit.
All in all Im content with the Q3 and i look forward to using all the functions, but the Sena's usability seemed much easier tho it had a 10th of the functions.
I still recommend the Q3 over the SM10 just on sound quality alone.
thanks
July 1, 2013
Ride:
2000 Suzuki GSX-R600
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
I tried most of these Bluetooth units, IMHO this is the best
I own a Scalarider G9, Interphone F5 and have used the chatterbox Slim. This unit while not having quite the range of the G9 is easier to use as the buttons are better laid out and bigger. The speakers seem louder (especially with the iPhone) and I love having the option to go to earbuds by just disconnecting the speakers for the main jack on the unit, very slick. It has dual bluetooth channels so you can if you want pair 2 full on bluetooth phones or a smartphone and a GPS. Their was a quirk pairing with the BMW version of the Gamin Zumo 660 but the was a workaround provided by Scalarider until a software update can be done. All in all a great unit.
September 12, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Easy to use, and reliable!
I bought these for my brother and I since we commute 45 minutes each way for work. We tried others and this is by far the best, easy to use, easy to pair and good sound quality.

Distance isn't the same as others we've used but easily 500 meters which is more than enough. we are usually with in a 100 or 200 meters of each other, so not so bad.

Speakers are as high quality as one could expect for thin disk style speakers. Though you can use your own headphones which is cool, though I've not done this.

The left speaker went out on my brothers headphones about 2 months after we got them and Scala sent him a new pair right away!

Overall great headsets and in my opinion completely worth the money over the trash we got before.
March 5, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Didn't know I needed it until I tried it
I was always against the idea of helmet communicators after nearly crashing while riding through Tokyo traffic wearing an old Walkman. But when my buddy and I decided to do a week-long tour of the Alps on rented motorcycles, we decided to get helmet communicators to help with the inevitable navigation difficulties in foreign countries. I nearly bought the Cardo G9, but as soon as the Q3 came out, I knew it was what I was looking for. I love the interchangeability of the microphones (I use the corded mic in my fuil face helmet) and the ability to use my own earbuds in place of the supplied velcro backed speakers. It took me quite a bit of time to install the system in my brand new Aria Signet-Q helmet, but once I got the helmet collar and cheek pads out, the cables for the Q3 slid nicely into place. I spent a LOT of time trying to get the speakers in just the right place, and I'm still messing around with that a little bit. Now that it's all in there, I LOVE IT! It's amazing how well the mic filters out road and wind noise. I bought a pair of Q3s, so I could use the intercom with my wife on the back, and instantly solved an old problem we've had of her falling asleep on the back of the bike. The phone function works great, and is easy to use. It even streams music from my phone. Sound quality is excellent, even with the supplied speakers. Now I can't live without this awesome device.
June 25, 2013
Ride:
2005 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
3 / 5
Durability
2 / 5
Decent unit, fair warning.
I upgrade from the Q2 to the Q3 as some of the features such as the wired mic are better IMHO. I also like the ability to use my earbuds. Easy to use, same buttons as the Q2 so no learning curve. Simple to pair to other units, phone, and GPS.

My only complaint is that the speakers are very low quality. On one of the units the right speaker went out. I checked the cable & could not find any nicks or bends, so not sure where it failed. Since I bought this from an online retailer, Cardo would not offer me a replacement speaker. I had to get a replacement from the retailer.

After a few months, the right speaker has gone out again. Now I am not sure if it is me stressing the cable to the right speaker somehow, but I don't see any damage to the line on this set either.

Cardo customer service (from my experience and other reviews I have read) is not good at all. I guess this is why Sena is picking up so much traction. I will take customer service over product any day of the week.
August 23, 2014
Ride:
2011 Triumph Tiger 800
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
They work.
Bought these because my wife wanted to talk to me while on long rides. I keep it simple, listening to the on board radio. My passengers link up their phones, and listen to their playlist. Took me a bit of practice to get the buttons memorized. Install in helmets pretty easy.
December 23, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Awesome
This thing is sick, works awesome...Good sound clarity and work well with phone calls. Have not tried the intercom function yet but I have no doubts that it will work flawlessly. I installed mine on the Shoei GT Air and the install was easy and clean.
May 21, 2013
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Seemed like it was a good value for the money, positive reviews. Fit what I needed.
Glenn D on Sep 16, 2016
Have 2 more just like it. Desire to pair - 4 ways rider communication.
Tullos on Nov 27, 2015
Seemed like it was a good value for the money, positive reviews. Fit what I needed.
Glenn D on Sep 16, 2016
its a good firm
ram b on Jul 30, 2016
Have 2 more just like it. Desire to pair - 4 ways rider communication.
Tullos on Nov 27, 2015
Included FM option, increased range, auto sync
Sandy R on Oct 1, 2015
Have the G9 on another helmet set, but never hook up other riders, just my wife as passenger. So dialed it back a little with the Q3. Still able to connect with others if want, but save a little money since never ride with more thant 2 -3 other blue tooth conneted riders
Captian on Sep 6, 2015
Did some reviews and these were highly rated. I've used them for a season and find they work great for conversation with passenger, on the phone, and for turn by turn navigation using my iPhone. People say they can't tell that I am even on my bike! I highly recommend these.
DAVE B on Apr 21, 2015
Because I was talked into it my the slick Revzilla sales guru. Not what I was hoping for. It was too late once I had it on the helmet. Just how is one supposed to evaluate its function without trying it out. Oh well.
Greg W on Jan 30, 2015
After some research and the MC shop speaking highly of the product, I figured I would give it a try.
Brian G on Dec 13, 2014
I have a Q2 and I like the updated features of the Q3.
M I on Dec 12, 2014
A friend has it and loves it
Douglas E on Dec 1, 2014
I have the Cardo QZ which has been fantastic. I want to "cut the cord" on my GL 1800 between my helmet and my wife's. Hopefully this will work as good as most of the reviews say. Revzilla also price matched this item. Spoiled Biker had this same unit for $299.95.
Rory V on Nov 24, 2014
Really wanted the ability to listen to music and talk to the wife without yelling!
JASON on Oct 30, 2014
I've owned the Scala Rider Q2 and have used this set up on a few long road trips. I liked the new improved features on the Q3 over the Q2: usb charging, detachable earphones and mics, increase in range, etc. When a product you love is improved how can you go wrong. This communication system has made our long trips much more enjoyable.
Chantelle C on Jun 22, 2014
Taking a motorcycle trip from Milwaukee to Denver with my daughter this year.
We did a trip last year from Milwaukee to Niagara Falls then back to Milwaukee via Mackinaw City without communication and neither of us liked it. Hoping these will work for the up coming trip.
This will be our first use of helmet communication.
Anthony B on Jun 13, 2014
I need to chat with my wife ( pillion ) and occasionally my buddies while riding
Vivek Krishnan R on May 14, 2014
Auto volume adjustment.
Allison H on Nov 15, 2013
It was a gift for my father who just bought a motorcycle after 25 years. A brand new Triumph Bonneville T100.
Santiago A on Oct 17, 2013
So that I can hear my wife better when she tells me to "slow the hell down". But...I keep forgetting to turn mine on!
Doug L on Aug 16, 2013
its a good firm
ram b on Jul 30, 2016
Included FM option, increased range, auto sync
Sandy R on Oct 1, 2015
What does the word "Toggling" mean in the information. I expect it means that it requires a button push to switch between others in the group?
If so this seems to me to be a down-side. I'd rather talk to all in the group at once.
A shopper on Sep 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You have to toggle (intitate intercom) whenever you want to talk to another Sena unit. Otherwise there would be no way to listen to other snyc bluetooth devices. You can have up to 4 persons in one conversation at a time. The protocol to get all 4 online is in the book and pretty simple.
Will these units work with the Scala Rider G9 units? I am a motorcycle trainer and want (need) to be able to talk to four "students" at a time. I'd like to use my G9 to talk to four Q3's. Is this possible?

The Speaker socket makes these units look very attractive so that I can simply plug in an ear-peice and have the student put the unit in a pocket (no installation on helmets etc).
A shopper on Sep 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: If the g9 works with the q3 I dont know but I do know that the q3 is awesome and you can put them in a pocket, the range is great. im know bluetoothing my Ipod to it. if you want better sound use your ear buds from your ipod it jacks right in.
The video mentions that the Q2 was only able to communicate with up to 3 riders, but only one rider at a time in a conferencing mode. The Q3 can connect with up to 4 riders, but it is unclear if you can conference with all 4 at once. Can you talk to all 4 riders at once or is it only one at a time like the Q2?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I didn't try to connect to more than one rider, but as I read before I bought it, it will work with only one rider at a time. But the Q3 is very good, I recommend.
How does the boom mic attach to a hal helmet? I have a cardo teamset now and the boom is attached to the mounting device. The Q3 is attached by a wire
A shopper on May 19, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Currently there is no mounting option available for the Q3 that would allow it to work with a Half Helmet. With that said, Cardo may release a kit that would work with half helmets later this year, but nothing official has been announced.
How does the Q3 compare to the SenaSMH10-11? Can you explain advantages of each over the other? Also, I ride using a half helmet and modular helmets. I really appreciate your help.

thanks
A shopper on Aug 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: These are both great units. I own the Q3 and am very happy with it. I've used the Sena at a demo site, but have not ridden with it. Anthony gave the Q3 a great review, but noted that he prefers the jog dial on the Sena. I can tell you that the two button system on the Q3 is equally easy, even with heavy gloves, after a few minutes of practice. Speakers are about the same - they sound great in the store, are crystal clear for intercom even at speed, but helmet noise distorts music at 60mph+ due to the wider frequency range required. That has more to do with your helmet and the physics of sound transfer than it does the units, and it's why I use custom inner-ear headphones for music on long rides. Cruisers/tourers with full windshields will be fine, but music on sport bikes will not be as clear at speed. If you want to use inner-ear phones, you'll want the speaker jack on the unit (Q3 has it and SMH-11 may have). Using a half helmet may be your limiting factor, because you will need a boom mic. That leaves the SMH-10 as the only choice from your three options. However, the Sena mount is tall and may interfere with your modular mechanism. So, you have great options, and the `Zilla folks can help you determine what will work with your helmets. Hope this helps.
can you plug in headphones and be able to listen music in the Q3 speakers and the headphones at the same time??? also is it waterproof??? or you gotta stop and put it away if starts raining ???
Ulises R on Jul 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The speakers that come with the multiset kit plug into the transmitters so it's an either or with external headphones. I can play streaming music through the Bluetooth although I haven't tried to while talking with a passenger. I have to say that the fidelity for music is limited so as an audio engineer I don't care for the quality of music playback. The audio quality for spoken voice is good, however.

The buttons are for the most part sealed, the mini USB port for charging has a plug that removes to charge. For that reason I wouldn't say "waterproof" more resistant although I haven't removed mine while riding in some rain. Not sure if it would stand up to 100's of miles of downpour. Hope this helps!
will this work with the g9 too? i ride with 2 people that have the g9 but i think the g9 is a little to complex for me
A shopper on Apr 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why this won't work. I linked up my Q3 with a buddies different Scala system. Can't remember the model number of his. It is still just a Bluetooth system, and as long as you haven't maxed out the riders that are linked I can't see why it wouldn't. I would ask Scala themselves on their website to get an answer from the manufacturer. Good luck.
My husband has a Nolan helmet. Will this mount to it?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will, but not into the slot made for the Nolan intercom. I have a Nolan Helmet and it works fine, kind hard to install it because of the shape of the helmet but it's doable.
This Q3 model included set for two helmet???
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes it has two complete sets. Easy to use too. My ten year old can set them up.
will this Q1 work on a half helmet?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes if you buy the half helmet kit. That is extra but it works great. Very easy to put on the half helmet too.