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Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset

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
  • 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
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Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset 4.3 5 20 20
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
Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset Review Good overall product. The speakers it comes with don't fit well in my Shoe 1200 helmet, it keeps rubbing my ears something fierce when I put on the helmet and take it off. I switched to my own headphones, which I like the option, but it's a bit trickey getting the helmet on and off, it takes some time to practice, but I find with my in-ear headphones, the sound is a whole lot better. It came paired with both units, so it worked fine out of the box. But when my wife and I tried to connect our phones via bluetooth, we lost connectivity to both our devices, and it took some getting to get them paired again. We basically had to start from scratch. Overall it's a good product, but for the money, I would expect a better audio sound from the included speakers. I recommend it, only because I think that most of the other products in the market are similar to setup and maintenance. August 11, 2014
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
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
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
Great headset 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
hearing loss 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 Beware!! September 10, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jason A: Really wanted the ability to listen to music and talk to the wife without yelling! Oct 30, 2014
Chantelle C: 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. Jun 22, 2014
Anthony B: 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.
Jun 13, 2014
Vivek Krishnan R: I need to chat with my wife ( pillion ) and occasionally my buddies while riding May 14, 2014
Allison H: Auto volume adjustment. Nov 15, 2013
Santiago A: It was a gift for my father who just bought a motorcycle after 25 years. A brand new Triumph Bonneville T100. Oct 17, 2013
Doug L: 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! Aug 16, 2013
A shopper asked: 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).
Sep 9, 2013
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wayne j: 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. Sep 21, 2013
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wayne j: If g9 works in tandem with q3 I don't know, I do know my q3 are awesome, I'm now blue toothing my ipod unit to it. And the range is great. Sep 21, 2013
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Ehab H: i believe so Oct 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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.
Sep 9, 2013
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Reubin T: 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. Oct 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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 May 19, 2013
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RevZilla: 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. May 31, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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
Aug 22, 2013
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Randall A: 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. Aug 22, 2013
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Patrick M: I have never used the SenaSMH10-11. I upgraded from a Chatterbox unit.
I am very happy with the Q3, the buttons are much easier to use and more intuitive than the Chatterbox. I have a modular helmet, my wife has a standard full-face helmet. Installation is easy and I like the option of the boom mike, for me, or adhesive mike, for my wife.
The Q3 sound quality is good. When I wear my molded earplugs on the highway the wind noise is masked and music is even better than without the earplugs (the music has more base.
The Q3 is a big step up from the Chatterbox and I recommend them.
Sep 12, 2013
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David H: I just got back from a 2500 mile trip where two bikes used the Q3 headsets. I bought the Scala Q3 units over the Sena based on a recommendation of someone I know who has always been a Sena fan but feels the Q3s have maybe 25% better voice clarity than the Sena. I have not tried the Sena so cannot confirm that, but they worked well on the trip. Every once and awhile they would disconnect but pushing the front button reconnected the units. I don't ride with a half helmet so can't answer that part of your question. Aug 25, 2013
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Peter G: I have not tried the SenaSMH system but I can tell you the Q3 works great once you have figured out the controls. I wear an Arai Signet Q full face helmet and installation was a breeze keeping in mind speaker placement is key to proper sound. My passenger and I have no trouble hearing each other at normal speaking levels and I don't often listen to music but tried the bluetooth connection with my iPod and the sound quality was great even with ear plugs.... Aug 22, 2013
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James M: I only have experience with the q3 with a modular helmet.
When I was doing my research and evaluated how and with whom I ride. I found the Q3 was all I needed.
The fact that they come already paired makes setup simple. The quick synch is also great I use the boom mike and it is never in the way I had concerns over it being an issue when I put the helmet on. Not a problem
Hope it helps.
Aug 22, 2013
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Marc B: I only have the SMH10 - it's technically perfect, but very low volume and the controls are overly complex. My local BMW shop manager (El Paso) prefers the Scala, that's going to be my next purchase - but only after trying it with a smartphone to check the volume! Aug 23, 2013
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Sherry K: I don't know about smh10. The q3 really works good. It is easy to talk and is clear to listen to. Using and answering the phone is straight forward and understandable even at speed. We use them on full cover helmets. Aug 25, 2013
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Ulises R asked: 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 ??? Jul 22, 2014
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DAVE B: 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!
Jul 22, 2014
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Thomas V: I have never had any problems with it in the rain. I'm not sure what you are trying to ask with your first question. You can use your own headphones. If you want to use the scala speakers and headphones you could use a headphone splitter. Jul 22, 2014
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Vincent I: There's only one audio jack, so you'd have to unplug the built in speakers and plug in your headphones. Its one or the other. It is waterproof, I've ridden in the rain with no issues. Jul 22, 2014
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Keith O: There is only one 1/8 inch audio out, you could get a splitter and do that. Also, I drive with it in the rain and mud all the time, I've never had a problem. Jul 22, 2014
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Ulises R: Lets say you are riding with a passanger with no helmet and want to listen to the same music from the same device, maybe you can use and audio splitter ??? Jul 22, 2014
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Michael S: Don't know about the head phone capability, but it is waterproof. Jul 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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 Apr 23, 2014
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Andrew G: 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. Apr 24, 2014
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terry f: Yes, it will pair with the G9. Be advised, the Q3 has a range of 1km, the G9 is 1.6km.

Good luck with your choice.

Terry
May 1, 2014
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James M: I also have a friend with the G9. It works
You just have to do the "synch thing"
First
Apr 24, 2014
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Michael S: Sorry, never tried to pair with a g9 rider. Apr 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: My husband has a Nolan helmet. Will this mount to it? Sep 2, 2014
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Mirian M: 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. Sep 3, 2014
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Doyle S: Sorry, can't answer that. Mine is mounted on a Shoei X Twelve Sep 3, 2014
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Alec M: Yes it will work , and mount on that helmet fine. Sep 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: This Q3 model included set for two helmet??? Jun 10, 2014
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Gregory L: Yes it has two complete sets. Easy to use too. My ten year old can set them up. Jun 24, 2014
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Darin K: Yes it's for two helmets. Easy setup and works well. Jun 24, 2014
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john k: yes it was for two helmets Jun 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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? Sep 23, 2013
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Mirian M: 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. Sep 24, 2013
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Michael B: One at a time by selecting who you want to talk with. Sep 23, 2013
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Scott E asked: What Bluetooth version is this set? I don't see it mentioned anywhere. Jun 1, 2014
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DAVE B: Not exactly sure what Bluetooth version it is but it works fine with my older iPhone 4. Jun 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a Samsung Infuse 4G phone that I use for not only phone calls but it also has all my music and a NAV app that gives turn by turn directions. Since this has bluetooth capabilities, will it work with this product? Will I be able to make/recieve phone calls while listening to music? Will I be able to skip songs hands free through verbal commands or at least skip songs using the device attached to the helmet rather than reaching for the phone? May 13, 2014
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David D: I have this unit and it does just want you want with my iPhone so I would think it would work just fine. (I'm not sure about the verbal commands) May 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to listen to music sharing while having an open intercom conversation, or does it mute the music while on the com? Oct 6, 2013
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Gary K: The Cardo system mutes music for higher priority communic Oct 17, 2013
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Leighton R asked: Will the new Q3 communicate with an older Q2 pro? Jul 15, 2014
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