Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset
Great set. Me and my buddy split it to save some money. Biggest cons are music distorts some at highest volume and you have to continually refer to the manual to figure out how to do certain actions. There are only 4 buttons, so there is a lot of long press actions and multipress actions. Sound quality is amazing for talking on both ends. When making phone calls the other person doesn't even know I'm on a motorcycle. I have a HJC RPHA Max helmet that it fit on fairly well.
September 23, 2013
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
The Q3 multiset
Be ware if you ride a louder bike you need to turn up volume to hear you have no idea how loud the volume is you can damage ears instantly! loud ringing for life no warning or auto control to protect your ears''NOT RECOMMENDED FOR KIDS
September 10, 2013
Difficult to pair
We just returned from a week long trip. There were 3 of us all using the Q3's. We were able to pair unit one to unit two and unit two to unit three,but we were unable to pair unit 2 to unit 3. We tried a number of times and a number of different ways, but we couldn't get them all to work. Switching between unit 2 and unit 3 was easy for me and they worked very well. I called cardo and was told to keep trying to pair again. Never did get them to work.
August 20, 2013
Marginal ease of switching input modes, mediocre battery life
Switching between BlueTooth audio, phone calls and full duplex pairing with another rider is not as easy as I had hoped. Also, the mic stays open with wind noise only which might be contributing to short battery life.
August 12, 2013
When the scala q3 arrived at my door, it was met with scepticism by my riding partner/ wife.
She didn't want distractions when she rode.
After the first ride it is now a favorite. We can communicate when we have too. Just talk and the Scala goes into action.
As for music being a distraction ? Lets be honest we all have music playing in our heads when we ride. Sometimes the same bad song for hours. Having the option to play a song list or hear a radio allows your mind to stay focused on the road ... Just an opinion.
As others have said before...why did I ride without one.
I have a modular helmet and the mike is never in the way .. A real concern when I purchased them. ( Shoei neotec )
August 5, 2013
I should have purchased sooner
Love the Q3s. Wished I would have purchased sooner. Voice quality is great, I have people comment that they cannot tell I'm talking in my helmet blasting down the freeway at 80mph. radio reception is pretty good, better than I expected. I have a bit of trouble with gloved hands for the two button press to initiate voice commands which is an annoyance, I can easily accomplish without gloved hands.
August 4, 2013
Good but difficult to learn to use
A powerful communications tool for the motorcycle. But the manual had no instructions for how to mount to the helmet.
And since the unit has only 4 buttons, it takes numerous combinations to access all the features making it difficult to learn. I recommend printing the Quick Guide and carrying it with you while first learning to use it.
July 11, 2013