Schuberth C3 Pro SRC System
Just what I was looking for.
Easy to install, I read instructions carefully and took my time, half hour to 45 minutes. I mostly use it for my GPS to give me voice commands, so i'm not always looking down at screen. Only negative is you can't feel control buttons with gloves on. I also wish the microphone boom was removable as I don't see myself ever using it.
March 18, 2015
Fits my Schuberth C3 Pro Flawlessly!
I recently bought my Schuberth C3 pro and I also took advantage of its radio booster capabilities by pairing it with this SRC, and I am glad I did! It fits perfectly and can not tell it is there. Most SRC are an eye sore as it hangs outside the helmet, but Schuberth keeps it clean by integrating it into the acoustic collar and the helmet itself! You literally can not tell I have a SRC in my helmet and at the same time does not sacrifice the comfort level, as well as the acoustic deadening that the C3 Pro is known for.
March 6, 2015
Yes. An upgrade from the original.
Of course this has only changed a bit since the unit for the C3. The built-in antenna is a big leap forward. The original version only pulled-in the best of signals. My friends tell me the sound from my phone (via bluetooth) is much improved though the first version was not bad. On YouTube you can find a video to modify/replace the speakers with garden variety speakers form Koss headphones. Anyone wiht a bit of experience and a soldering iron can do this. That move provided a HUGE upgrade in sound. (voids warranty) This new version should have come with a upgrade in this area right out of the box. Schuberth says the new speakers are better but you'd be hard pressed to hear the difference on casual listen. This unit is a struggle to get in the C3-Pro but it should be....for mega tight fit.
February 28, 2015
Pricey, but functions very well.
On price/features this SRC Pro unit stretches what you could call a reasonable value. Compared to other bluetooth units, which have nearly identical functionality, it is a downright bad value.
However it sets itself apart from the other options completely , and makes itself a good purchase, in how well it integrates into the helmet. It replaces, and is only slightly bulkier than, the original Schuberth C3 Pro neckroll. Because there is nothing sticking out on the sides of the helmet its quiet nature and good aero qualities are well preserved. Audio quality is good and people who have called me report acceptable clarity even at high highway speed. When paired with my iPhone pressing the call button will activate Siri which has been surprisingly accurate and useful in voice-dialing, reading texts, dictating texts, getting directions, etc at speed.
Installing this unit will require you remove the Velcro chin curtain to make room for the microphone when you close the chin bar, this will increase wind noise a bit over the standard configuration. The extra bulk of the SRC unit will also make turning your neck slightly more restricted (but far from difficult) and closing the chin bar will require a little more force for a good secure latch.
Overall I've been nothing but satisfied.
February 26, 2015
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February 3, 2015
Perfectly integrated product
The SRC system is perfectly integrated into the C3 Pro helmet. The sound quality for music is good and plenty load enough. Voices such as announcers are a little harder to hear but that should be expected. The controls are easily accessible and take a little practice to master but easily done. I like that the volume increases and you pick up speed and the outside noise level increases. It does make the helmet a bit tighter to slip over your head however with an adjustment in technique it is no problem.
January 26, 2015
A bit of a fiddle getting it installed but take your time and analyze what you you are doing. Reposition the ear pieces to the perfect fit and best sound. Wear the unit off the bike and play with the controls a lot until you are familiar with them. Then wear it again and practice with gloves on. The bike is no place to experiment. As others have said, its a bit tricky to operate with gloves on. Summer gloves should be better. Im sure the more you use it, it will become easier. The sound is good. Sure beats listening to wind and engine noise for the entire ride. Bluetooth works great with iPhone. You can ask Siri anything. I found asking the temperature handy. And asking for any type of music is great.
Its a bit pricey (Got mine at 25% off with revzilla, so I bought one for each helmet). Have to wait till spring before trying the intercom (wife won't go out in the cold). But I'm sure it will work well. Very satisfied, but I will have to carry that expensive piece of gear around or lock it up with a cable when leaving the bike.
January 14, 2015
So far I am quite pleased with this system. It is a bit of a task to install, but with patience anyone should be able to do it. The system is very easy to set up once installed, however I would recommend charging it and updating the software before initial install.
The buttons are not the easiest to use with gloves on, so turn it on prior to putting on your gloves. The quality of sound is decent. They don't have a ton of bass so they may tend to sound a little flat if that is what you are looking for, but the clarity is quite good. I haven't had a chance to try rider to rider comms yet, but see no reason why that wouldn't work as advertised.
Overall the system met or exceeded my expectations.
January 8, 2015