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Chatter Box Xbi2-H Plus Bluetooth Intercom

Chatterbox XBi2-H Bluetooth Intercom is designed specifically for use with the HJC IS-MAX BT, CL-Max 2 and Symax 3 helmets only.

ChatterBox designed its bike-to-bike wireless Bluetooth intercom to be incorporated into select HJC Helmets. The helmets have a built-in recess to readily install the XBi2-H so the unit fits nice and flush into the helmet for less wind resistance and ergonomic design. 

The Xbi2-H Plus is also backwards compatible with the ChatterBox XBi2 model. This will allow you to communicate with your friends that already own the previous XBi2 models. 

The Chatterbox Xbi2-H Plus is ideal for riders in small to medium size groups of up to 16 people. It features CDMA technology for communication, which allows it to be much smaller in size. This technology allows full duplex (conference call type) conversations between a maximum of 16 riders (bike to bikes or rider to passenger) at up to 1/2 mile. The XBi2-H Plus features Bluetooth which allows you to pair with up to two accessory devices (cell phone, GPS, mp3/iPOD) at the same time. Each model can also sync to one another for communication.

Other features of the includes a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery with a true 6-8 hour run time, 1 hour express charge, dynamic noise-suppression microphone, Hi-Fidelity speakers, all in a compact waterproof design. Each kit comes complete with everything needed for 1 helmet.


  • Backwards compatible with ChatterBox XBi2 model 
  • Wireless intercom capable up to 16 users
  • Bluetooth A2DP compatible with most mobile phones, MP3 players, GPS, and radar detectors 
  • Approximately 6 to 8 hours of talk time and 20 hours of standby
  • Noise-suppression microphone 
  • Hi-Fidelity stereo speakers 
  • Rechargeable/replaceable Lithium polymer battery 
  • 1 hour express charge time, 6-8 hour talk time 
  • Waterproof casing 
  • Fits HJC IS-MAX BT, CL-MAX II and Symax 3 Helmets only

Package Contents:

  • XBi2H Plus unit with factory installed rechargeable lithium polymer battery
  • Noise suppression Hi-Fi headset with Cradle and mounting hardware
  • USB charging cable and AC adapter
  • Owner’s manual

Note: Only compatible with HJC IS-MAX, CL-Max 2 and Symax 3 Helmets.

Bang For The Buck
1.4 / 5
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1.4 / 5
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1 / 5
Overpriced, over hyped.
I made the mistake of buying two these units without reading any reviews or testing them before hand. I even purchased the corresponding HJC IS-Max BT helmets to go along with them.


At least one speaker will work about 90% of the times.

You can buy this in pieces and get it for significantly less than full retail (I discovered this when the communicator flew off my helmet)

Battery life isn't too shabby.

Microphone is excellent. When speaking to people on the phone, they can hear me loud and clear; some of them have no idea I'm on a motorcycle whereas I can barely hear them.


Volume - Low volume, equalizer app on phone does nothing to remedy this. I've paired these to an Iphone 6, Nexus 5, and Galaxy S5; same low volume results each time.

HJC only offers these on modular helmets as far as I've found and the modular helmets have so much noise that these units are almost useless.

Instruction manual - Worthless, there's 5 buttons but only four perform any sort of function as far as I can see. The manual's pairing instructions are incorrect. I don't remember how I paired them, but it involved holding two buttons down for a few seconds to get the blinking light. Most of the functions are controlled by the front lower button by holding it for certain time intervals to get what you need. I found that holding it for 3 seconds and speaking to google voice command works much better than trying to figure out how to actually use it the proper way.

While playing music, you can move to the next song, start from the beginning of the current song, but can't go back to a previous song without going forward through your entire playlist and finding it again.

Stick your GPS in a mount or in the clear plastic portion of a tank bag because you're not going to hear voice guidance unless you're driving slow with no wind conditions.

The fuzzy part of the microphone rubs against my mouth while riding. It's annoying and I often find myself shoving my fingers under the chin bar to move it out of the way.

Speakers will cut out randomly. I used to be slap the side of my helmet and I'm sure people around me thought I was crazy or warning other bikers of a speed trap. For those out there who have this same issue, I've found the solution. So during high winds or speeds over 90mph, the communicator will pull slightly away from it's base and the electrical contacts will separate ever so slightly. By simply pressing the communicator tightly against the helmet, the sound will come back to both speakers. It's super simple, but still a nuisance.

One of my communicators flew off on the freeway. Luckily they sell replacements online for really cheap.

I have never been able to pair the two headsets together, so if you see two idiots on Utah freeways using handsigns to talk to each other and both the idiots have BT helmets, then honk your horn and wave because one of those idiots is probably me.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. I'm not sure I'd take one of these if I got it for free.

For those of you looking for a bluetooth communicator, this is not the answer. Sena is half the price and worlds better.
April 13, 2015
2004 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
A Son-of-a-Gun to Install - Not Compatible with Newer HJC Helmets
The unit works - unless it's installed in my Sy-Max III HJC helmet. Can't just the sound quality, as the speakers are dangling while testing (without the helmet).

Supposedly totally compatible and specifically designed for HJC helmets - but methinks that's BS.

I temporarily installed the unit in my IS-MAX BT that the Sy-MAX is replacing. It worked like a charm.

So it appears it's an incompatibility issue with the new Sy-MAX helmet.

Correct installation would require too much modification that I'm not willing to risk.

This one's going back.

Save your $200.00 and research alternatives.
April 18, 2015
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Not the best . . . but it clicks right in :)
Installation was a snap (literally) fit like it should. Audio quality is not as nice as other Bluetooth speakers I have used. but overall it works as described. No bass . . . but what do you expect :) as for having to file pieces or being cheaply made . . .not seeing it. But I will say . . if you treat it bad . . it will treat you bad back.
June 21, 2013
2003 Honda RVT1000R RC51
Cheap construction.
I am giving this product a negative review because I believe for the price paid for this unit the build quality should be much stronger. I installed as the instructions said. Initially got it working with iPhone 5. Took it off to charge and upon reconnecting it after charging got no sound. After taking it apart again discovered that the plastic piece holding the prongs on the speaker unit were broken right off with no way to reattach the Bluetooth unit to the helmet. When I snapped the unit into the helmet did as instructions said. Didn't force it in. Now I am forced to order another headphone unit overnight cause I need it for a weekend ride.
May 29, 2013
2009 Vespa LX 150
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Not worth the money
Used two days on a trip to Alaska and it broke. Don't spend your money on this cheap quality.
August 14, 2013
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Works, but volume too weak to be of any use.
I was very excited about the bluetooth products for these helmets, but now wish that I had a done more research. The unit fits fine, pairs with my iphone fine, but is almost worthless because of the weak volume. I bought a pair of these so that I could intercom with my daughter. I can barely hear here when we are sitting still (with the volume turned to max). Add any wind or exhaust noise, and forget it.
If someone call me on the phone while driving, I never hear the ring or announcement. This is all while driving a noisy ZX10, or a quiet K1200LT.
March 3, 2014
Bought it for the great fit to the helmet.
Makes for a clean install but the speakers are disappointing especially considering their size.
October 20, 2015
2012 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
great form factor but some issues
like the way it is designed to fit in helmet, but it is not vey strudy and after a slight drop of the helmet the tab that is spring loaed pooped off and then the unit fell off into my lap while riding and i was lucky not to lose it.......also the battery life is not that good, i was using it to listen to music via bluetooth and it would only run for a few hours........last con is the quality of sound is not very good, no base, and volume cant be turned up high enough to hear well when traveling at fwy speeds.
August 19, 2013
Volume okay at low speeds, fragile locking clips
The installation was easy even though the photos in the instructions are quite small and not all that clear. Pairing the two units together and to my iPhone was also easy. The units have a clarity of perhaps 3 or 4 on a scale of 5, but this diminishes rapidly at speeds above 40mph behind a full-fairing BMW using HTC modular helmets. DO NOT PUSH the units into the recess in the helmet without manually holding the spring-loaded locking clips open. If you snap the Chatterbox into the recess without doing this the clips and their coil springs may fly apart. I'd recommend the Chatterbox as a low-cost low-speed intercom, and I'm glad to have it, limitations notwithstanding.
September 16, 2013
2013 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Does not fit
It does not work without cutting and custom fitting. I had to file some of the plastic off so the unit would fit and making a contact.

Don't buy.
June 3, 2013
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Went to alaska
Carol M on Mar 14, 2015
Went to alaska
Carol M on Mar 14, 2015
I see that the chatterbox is pretty pricey. Does it come in a pair? Is it possible to use another brand or is this the only kind of bluetooth - speaker that works?
Oatmeal J on Aug 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: It does not come in a pair, its one unit only for one helmet, but does have all you need for one helmet. It will link up with another chatterbox (up to 12 at the same time...I think?), but not with another brand...but then none do anyway. All brands are the same in this way...they will only work with the same brand...no cross brand capability.

The chatterbox is designed just for HJC, and I dont see how it will work on another brand helmet. This is not true with other intercoms. I own a Sharktooth as well, and while its meant for Shark helmets, it can be made to work in other brands with few minor mods to the helmet.
It for intercom use from unit to unit that I understand but, I have an I phone 5 . Can I answer & make calls with it too?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I can offer you a couple comments, but not a direct answer to your question:

the unit to unit intercom only works between Chatterbox brand units (and not all of them). If your riding buddies have a different brand, you will not be able to communicate. This is common to a lot of manufacturers and not something they advertise very well.

as for phone capability, I can answer calls over the Bluetooth connection with my Samsung Galaxy S5, and I have to believe that the iPhone would work in the same way. I have not tried to make a call with voice command, and am unsure about the out going call aspect of your question.

For what it's worth, the call quality is excellent, and the caller on the other end has no idea you are on the road.
Does anyone who bought this also have an older Xbi2 or XBi2-H? This this newer "plus" version pair to the older version?
Shawn P on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Shawn, unfortunately the Xbi2h-plus is not compatible with the older Xbi2 or Xbi2-h models.
While snowmobileing with my husband my communicator would turn off why would this happen ?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm guessing because he didn't want to talk to you anymore ;) jk - this usually will happen if your battery is low, or you have a signal interruption. Maybe too many layers of think clothing?
How is the sound quality for playing music through a bluetooth capable phone?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is definitely NOT an audiophiles headphone set, but if you are realistic in your expectations - to hear the substance of a phone call or your Bluetooth connected music device through the helmet speakers - then the set does seem to perform well in my personal experience. My installation is in a modular helmet (HJC IS-MAX BT), and I ride a Suzuki DL650 VStrom with a tall windscreen so I am mostly out of the wind. I wear hearing protection (NoNoise for motorsports) when riding and have to have the Bluetooth at full volume to listen to music and hear the phone.

FWIW - I would NOT purchase this communicator again because the market is so limited and it is not cross-brand compatible if you plan to use it as a communicator with other riders. Also, if you replace your HJC BT compatible helmet with something else, you will lose your investment and will have to purchase another BT communicator for the new helmet.

If your sole purpose is to have the ability to listen to music while you ride, there are other less costly options that CAN be installed in any helmet, and considering the wind noise factor inherent with motorcycle riding, sound quality will never be as good as you might hope.
Can this chatterbox be used with TomTom Rider or Garmin motorcycle GPS?
A shopper on May 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It works great with my Iphone5 gps and 'siri' responds excellent with chatterbox. My guess is if your gps has bluetooth then i would recon it will probably pair up .Sorry i give you a firm answer