Interphone F5 XT Stereo Bluetooth Intercom - Twin Pack
Awesome product, bad cable
Bought this product before going on a Coast to Coast ride. Worked great the whole trip. Installed on an Icon Aramada Salient helmet and dealt with some comfort issues. Not enough room for speakers in the helmet so I cut out some foam to make wearing it tolerable. Pairing with Phone is painless and the sound is good through the speakers. Its a real pain to call using the voice option. Not sure if thats a by product of the Android and Interphone or not. Also ran into a problem with the storing of radio stations. Once you store one, it's near impossible to add more. The main problem I had with this product is the 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable they send with it. For the first 3 days of my trip it worked perfectly and I was able to listen to audiobooks/music from my iPod, but at the beginning of the 4th day of my journey, the cable stopped working. That being said, the interphone works amazingly despite its few quirks and faulty accessory cable.
July 7, 2014
Easy to use great sound
Voice prompt commands and menu functions cant be beat.
Battery life is good.
A little extra wire to deal with.
All in this has been a great purchase for me, used for calling, streaming music and navigation. Now I only use one device my phone to do all these functions via Bluetooth. This has really been a space and weight saver for my rides.
June 9, 2014
Worth the Money
First off – this is my first Revzilla purchase and it gets a 5 Star
- No Voice To Text for text messages, knew this a head of time but with all the features it has this would have been nice
- Hands Free Mode on the phone (Samsung Note 3) does not seem to work when enabled. It has its own voice response system but I would like to use my phones.
- Selecting some of the features in the menu, if done wrong, IE) not hold the button long enough takes you into intercom mode. Can get a little frustrating having to start again.
- Wanted to get the remote but the F5 can only support 2 Bluetooth devices, GPS and Phone take up those sadly.
F5 Neither Con nor Pro:
- Volume button should be on the top and bottom not the side, can forget which one is + and -
- Auto volume, good try but disabled it on day 2
- Easy install in my Shoe GT-AIR
- Music was clear at 102-130 KMH/75-80MPH
- Talking on phone call great at city speeds
- Speakers, small, good sound fit in the helmet great. Takes a couple of rides to get them placed just right
April 22, 2014
Works great with iPhone 5S
Although I can not review the intercom features(I have not used this feature), the bluetooth connectivity, iphone integration, TTS , and sound quality of the speakers and phone calls have all been great. The Interphone f5xt connected easily and seamlessly with my iphone 4s, and now the 5S. Easily accesses SIRI for sending messages, or reading you an incoming message, make phone calls, or use the maps navigation all without taking your eyes off the road. Pretty cool. Can also access your iTunes music. I haven't tried it with iTunes radio yet. I believe you can control any app that SIRI is able to control.
Phone calls are easily made from the f5xt, however, answering incoming ones can sometimes be a struggle. Sometimes I am unable to answer them, not sure why. Voice quality is outstanding though, no one I've spoken with has the slightest clue that I'm on my bike. I do have it installed in a full face Arai rx-q, which may help with the quiet phone calls.
Install is very easy, and the unit comes with several mic options and mounting choices for many types of helmets. The firmware is upgradable, if you have a Windows machine....
February 17, 2014
Easier to install that I thought it would be, I'm just using an enduro helmet. The audio quality I hear isn't as good as I'd like, but it may be the helmet I use right now. When on the phone the person on the other end indicates the quality is great and don't even know I'm on a bike.
March 24, 2014
A couple friends, my wife and I purchased these for road trips.
Pretty easy to set up but seem to have issue maintaining contact over a period of time. Not sure product problem or nature of the beast. Biggest issue was on 2 occasions during a storm. Once on a roadtrip with the guys another with my wife. When i needed communication the most these let us down. Lost communication and 2 persons units shut completely off and would not restart.
This was especially dangerous with my wifes first experience riding in a storm. We really counted on having communication between us so I could talk her through the situation and help her feel more comfortable.
For top of the line pricing really expected a flawless experience. This time I did not get what I paid for.
November 9, 2013
Simple and with great quality
A simple to operate,
The best sound quality for songs;
Microphone that cancels / reduces noise;
Compact, unobtrusive, easy installation;
And most surprising: Follows two microfons helmets for closed and open.
October 26, 2013
i like it
i got this one because lots of bikers got it in my group , i have to say its little bit complicated when you try to sync 5 or 6 together, i used it on my AGV rp60 open helmet , installation was very easy very simple , sound is good , music is good , i actually didn't expect it to sound that good ,the only problem i had was the mic foam thingy flew away out of the mic , so i guess its better to use like a drop of glue to keep it in its place , and the package came with spare one so everything is good :D
December 7, 2013