Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset
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
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 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