Who's using in-helmet "walkie talkie" communication?

I wanna get a setup to be able to talk to homies when on a ride, obviously there's a million things for sale on the internet and it can be annoying to navigate which piece of garbage is better than the other. Anybody have experience with cool headset setups that fit in your helmet and... actually work? Not trying to be a total total cheapskate and buy something that will break immediately or lose reception within 30ft, but also not trying to throw down for thee most magnificent either. Bluetooth? FM? 5G?!?

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Alex Fredericksen /

I've used a Sena Bluetooth headset in the past and it was great. Could link up four riders at a time with a one mile range. All the components were small too, fit inside the helmet.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sena-smh10r-bluetooth-headset-dual-pack?rrec=true

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Mike Scouty McScoutington /

Sena makes a great unit. I have the Lexen B4FM and its meh, but cheap. It's really nice for riding and listening to music or communicating with 1 or 2 other people but when you mesh the max 4 units together things get funky and each person can't hear one (a different one) of the other people linked up.

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I got my girlfriend and I these. I don't like bluetooth and these have like a 30 mile range. Also you can have literally infinite people on a channel, so when my friends decide they want to talk on rides they can all get these. There are only 2 downsides: 1.) the wire running down from your helmet to your backpack/handlebars and 2.) Only one person can talk at a time, as holding the transmit button means you can't hear what others are saying

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DM7AJ62/

https://www.ebay.com/c/732719904 (edited)

Re: Who's using in-helmet "walkie talkie" communication?

Sena is okay. Can be a pain to pair up with people and issues with dropping out, getting choppy, etc. but work good enough for ride communication if you aren’t too spread out. I mostly just use it for calls and map directions when I’m out and about. Me, Cristian and Tyler has ours linked up today out in the Forest while ripping motos and it worked great.

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A few people in our club have the sena 20s. They work well. Can be a pain to pair the first time. I think I got a refer is he’s one on amazon for like $160? I can’t remember. Kinda wish I waited to get a 50s but hey it works well and can hear people in the back and front of the pack. Pluss I can listen to Ke$ha while I ride.

Re: Who's using in-helmet "walkie talkie" communication?

Cool thanks for the advice y'all! Mainly was just looking to see if anything would help me listen to Ke$ha, so I'm glad that's outta the way ;)

Re: Who's using in-helmet "walkie talkie" communication?

I got a sena. I used it on a few long trips with my wife but even then you don't use it much. It did help me find my phone when it dropped outta my pocket and the "pairing was lost"

personal opinion, pretty useless.

that said we went out rippin offroad last weekend, woulda been nice, assuming a good enough range, to have a better answer to "where's chris" than all going back down the random trails to see where he ws broken down

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I researched the subject a lot last year. It turns out there are 800 dollar quality devices, and maybe 60 dollar cheap helmets with walkie talkie functionality that wouldnt fit your head. There isnt really much in between. So I bought a good fitting helmet and i bought hands free speakers made specifically for that helmet. So i can now connect my speakers to my cell phone to use as an mp3 player or to make calls on the road. If theres a walkie talkie app i can download one of them too.

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I got speakers called the xpro. I think it is supposed to fit the 800 dollar helmets but mine is very simular so it fits perfectly. Read the review of these speakers from amazon. The TORK Xpro helmet speakers have been making all the noise in the motorcycle helmet market. The Xpro’s have been branded with quotes such as “loudest speakers on the market” and “like having a concert hall in your helmet”. Take them for a test drive, we’re certain you’ll enjoy the ride even more!

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I really like my Chatterbox X2 slim. It uses VHF so your bike-to-bike range is a lot larger and you don't have any issues "pairing" to your friends like my old Sena unit did. The chatterbox is also a PTT (push to talk) system so it's a lot like a walkie talkie.

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I found this listing from Los Angeles so you should be able to receive it soon.

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Re: Who's using in-helmet "walkie talkie" communication?

Ѭ ɞŦЯʚOluv Ѫѫ /

> kenny s Wrote:

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> I found this listing from Los Angeles so you should be able to receive

> it soon.

That doesn’t appear to have the receiver though. I got one that does for like $15 and it’s ok. The mic is annoying me so and sounds like ass when I tried it but music in there is nice to have.

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