Schuberth C3 Pro SRC System
Good pruduct - averae confort
The product is excellent and has a very good features. Regarding the comfort, i think that there is a room for improvements. Once the connectors are located in the pockets designed for that, you can feel the connectors in your head-neck. Possible solutions: use smaller connectors or include a "block-out" in the interior foam of the helmet.
August 4, 2014
Well, it works... I guess. Half hearted recommendation...
Ok, first of all. It does work. It is exactly as advertised. And it is very functional having your phone connected and being able to chat with other C3Pro wearing buddies while you ride... but, how many other C3Pro wearing buddies do you ride with?
Also, the sound quality of the speakers is so high frequency, so tinny, I can't bare to listen to music with these speakers.
Communications distance with other riders is field of view. Even when field of view is good, there is an odd amount of drop out anyhow.
I have been riding around with two friends who have this same set up (we bought them all at the same time). When it works, it's awesome! But it definitely had us wondering whether someone's battery was gone at times. We'd just lose each other, "Rider A(or B) has disconnected". Then 20 minutes later "Hello, do you hear me?" they are back. Weird.
Phone call's work exceptionally well. The noise management is ridiculously good, and when you are getting an incoming call you only have to make a loud enough vocalization and the call is answered.
It's definitely a trick to hit the right buttons with motorcycle gloves on. And this thing is BULKY! It sticks out a solid two inches more than the standard neck roll. Makes my ears fold over when I put it on.
And, you do need to have the mic RIGHT up against your lips.
Ultimately though, I don't use this any more. It was bulky and uncomfortable enough that I prefer the C3Pro with it's standard neck roll.
I definitely can say it's a useful and relatively well designed piece of kit. And if the speaker quality was better, I'd probably put up with the added bulk just so I could listen to music while riding.
I don't need to take calls on a ride. And I don't know enough riders with C3Pro's to warrant this piece of kit.
August 3, 2014
Poor Value for Money, Unreliable
Had two units replaced before I got a pair that worked. Then a friend of mine rode on tour with me, using the same device, and his failed on the first day of the tour. Initiating conversations can be a pain - need to shout sometimes. Low quality sound. Poor range between bike - maybe 400 yds. Works OK with Garmin. Collar fits neatly into helmet, which is why I bought the things, but buttons are hard to operate with gloved fingers. Battery life seems pretty good - certainly lasts a whole day on the road. Generally, works OK as a single riders system for listening to GPS, phone etc, but a poor solution as an intercom or interbike comm system. Not recommended.
August 2, 2014
Doesn't pair up with all other helmets
Not happy with the SRC not pairing up with other helmets
If you want to use this as a single purpose unit it is great.
July 28, 2014
Good idea but fitting could be better
When you have a brand new Schuberth helmet, you will know external Bluetooth communicator will not do it justice. Thus come the C3 Pro SRC Communicator. Great style and idea but the fitting is a suspect. I bought a size L on the C3 pro and (2XS - L) on the SRC communicator. The fitting on is very difficult and at last after it's done, the face mask doesn't close properly. I wish the fitting is better but overall I would still recommend the SRC.
July 27, 2014
Do not DIY
I suggest you get a professional install for such an expensive piece of equipment. I read the instructions and watched installation videos (here at Revzilla and Competition Accessories). Installed the pins at the collar and attached the snaps and was massaging in the rest of the collar, when one of the plastic end pins sheared. If this happens you are %&#$'ed. The rest of the neck roll will not stay seated, and the system becomes unusable.
July 20, 2014
Excellent product, but expensive
Product works as advertised. I have only ridden with it in the helmet a few times, but pairs with my iphone automatically and call quality is excellent. Radio works very well and reception is good. Have not paired to GPS, so no comment. My only complaint is that it was a b_t_h to install! Instructions are minimal. Watched a couple of YouTube video that explained installation, which helped. I think I would have paid extra to have had the communication system factory installed. All-in- all it's worth the trouble, it works great!
July 14, 2014
Very high quality
This system is expensive, no debate. But definitely worth the extra expense. This system has quite a lot of features and the fit is designed and executed perfectly to work with the Schuberth C3 pro helmet. I thought the sound quality was very good. I think the trick to getting great sound from this system is having the speakers positioned. This took several tries. Overall, I'm very pleased.
July 14, 2014