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Quality replacement helmet speakers
« on: November 28, 2019, 09:07:49 PM »

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

So I've been doing some research for replacing the crap speakers for my Sena 20S Evo that came with my 2018 CVORG. I have an HJC modular helmet that actually works really well for it's price point that my system is installed in. Everything works really well but even after setting the speakers up properly to my ears the sound quality is still pretty lackluster.
I will ad that for me I only use my modular helmet with bluetooth speaker system during the cold weather, otherwise I use a half helmet and enjoy the speakers on the bike.
What appears to be the best replacement speaker system on the market, after looking at and listening to the competition is this;

https://iasus-concepts.com/audio/xs3-helmet-speaker/

They are having a Black Friday deal tomorrow that includes free shipping with the password THX2019. $99.00 and free shipping and also I was not charged sales tax. The same system from Amazon is $119.00 with free shipping and most of you will be charged sales tax as well.

Check out this great video BUT make sure to use headphones if you don't have a quality hi fi speaker system for your computer to hear the comparison.



Ordered mine today.

Enjoy!!
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 11:18:32 PM »

I am hard of hearing and dont use a faceshield on my helmet so have always had major issues hearing calls (all I use my helmet speakers for). I tried multiple speakers until getting the Iasus speakers with their micro amp. works perfect now. have put about 30,000 miles on them and Highly recommend
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 12:11:07 AM »

I am hard of hearing and dont use a faceshield on my helmet so have always had major issues hearing calls (all I use my helmet speakers for). I tried multiple speakers until getting the Iasus speakers with their micro amp. works perfect now. have put about 30,000 miles on them and Highly recommend


Curious as to how these compare with the Sena speakers that come with the bike WITHOUT the micro amp?
And, how long can you operate them all on one charge?
I use mine mostly for the music and would like the headset to last 8-10 hrs
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 10:30:06 AM »

For me the sound quality is far superior to the stock Sena speakers but they seem a little less efficient, so I have to turn them up a little more but well worth the investment.
This time of year I haven't had a chance to get out much so I don't really recall the length of time on a charge but it has never seemed to be an issue. Besides you can charge it on the road with a USB cord if necessary.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 12:10:47 PM »

For me the sound quality is far superior to the stock Sena speakers but they seem a little less efficient, so I have to turn them up a little more but well worth the investment.
This time of year I haven't had a chance to get out much so I don't really recall the length of time on a charge but it has never seemed to be an issue. Besides you can charge it on the road with a USB cord if necessary.

I’ve done that on my trips, have to put the Sena in the tour pack and plug in the charger, kind of a PITA on the road. 8) 8)
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 01:53:16 PM »

SDCVO, where does the micro amp locate?
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2019, 06:01:51 PM »

I’ve done that on my trips, have to put the Sena in the tour pack and plug in the charger, kind of a PITA on the road. 8) 8)


You can also plug it into your 12v power supply (cigarette lighter) with an adapter for your usb cord and charge it while you're riding if need be. You can also get an audible signal through your Sena to check your charge.
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2019, 07:04:05 PM »

I’ve done that on my trips, have to put the Sena in the tour pack and plug in the charger, kind of a PITA on the road. 8) 8)


You can also plug it into your 12v power supply (cigarette lighter) with an adapter for your usb cord and charge it while you're riding if need be. You can also get an audible signal through your Sena to check your charge.
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The Sena will not operate while charging, already tried that, may as well just put it in the tour pack.  :nixweiss:
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2019, 07:37:06 PM »

Good to know, never needed to recharge on the road. An ASSumption on my part.  :nixweiss:
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2019, 08:35:19 AM »

The Sena is fine on local rides.  However when we take trips, the charge never lasts the day unless its a very short day.  On our way west we ride 500 plus miles a day. 

It has never lasted the 12 plus hours Harley and Sena both claim it will.  They say they have been working on the issue.  But 7 to 8 hours is the best its ever done for me.  That is un-acceptable for me.
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2019, 09:27:07 AM »

The Sena is fine on local rides.  However when we take trips, the charge never lasts the day unless its a very short day.  On our way west we ride 500 plus miles a day. 

It has never lasted the 12 plus hours Harley and Sena both claim it will.  They say they have been working on the issue.  But 7 to 8 hours is the best its ever done for me.  That is un-acceptable for me.

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Thus my concern with the replacement speakers. Would it shorten my battery life and end up just a few hours of use?
It’s difficult for me to spend the money, not like them and with a poor return policy be stuck with something I can’t use.
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2019, 10:54:58 AM »

My BSR and I have been able to usually get around 10 hours of riding out of our sena 20s and that’s turning them off when fueling and maybe a half hour lunch. My question would be has anyone ever tried pairing another sena headset for the rider and passenger so after say 6 hours just turn the first one off and plug in a second set and keep riding. I would want this to work without having to unpair the first set and pair the second set every time, just unplug one and plug the second one in and keep riding. I figure someone on this site has the answer.


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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2019, 02:45:34 PM »

My BSR and I have been able to usually get around 10 hours of riding out of our sena 20s and that’s turning them off when fueling and maybe a half hour lunch. My question would be has anyone ever tried pairing another sena headset for the rider and passenger so after say 6 hours just turn the first one off and plug in a second set and keep riding. I would want this to work without having to unpair the first set and pair the second set every time, just unplug one and plug the second one in and keep riding. I figure someone on this site has the answer.


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Never thought about that!
My bike came with 2 and I only use the one.
I’ll have to play around with that and swap one on the charger while I use the other.
Sounds too good to be true! LOL
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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2019, 10:42:27 AM »

Please let us know if you have any luck with that. I know you can bluetooth one as a rider and one as a passenger as that is how ours is set up, I could use hers when she is not riding along but in order to adjust volume I’m thinking I would have to use back seat controls with is impossible to stay safe. Try pairing the rider twice, just make sure to turn the first one is turned off while pairing the second one.


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Re: Quality replacement helmet speakers
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2019, 01:04:10 PM »

my sena 30k has a fast charge feature that will give you 6 hrs of talk time for a 20 minute charge. 

haven't had to do it yet, but i figure that when we stop for lunch, i'll plug it in to my 'instaboost lithium booster' and keep it locked in the saddlebag while we eat.  maybe have to get an external battery charge like you use for your cell phone so i have a second one for the wife's headset.  can be recharging that overnight at the hotel, or on the instaboost while driving down the road.
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