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The BOMM vs. Kennedy Technologies headset mic adapter
« on: June 30, 2010, 01:59:18 PM »

I've owned the Zumo 660 & now a 665 and do a lot of riding and need cell phone capability while I ride my SEUC5. I've been using the BOMM (sold by bissjim on this forum) for at least a year. I've generally been satisfied with the BOMM but after reading some reviews on the Kennedy Tech mic cell set, I thought I'd purchase one and compare it to the latest version of the BOMM I recently obtained, because there's continual improvements that come out, especially in electronics, and I'm usually one to upgrade.

After some fairly rigorous testing of each unit, using a J&M headset, and a Blackberry synced to my zumo 665, I've concluded the BOMM has superior performance for persons being able to understand me as I speak when riding from low speed up to 70 mph. On my bike, the Kennedy unit seems to cut out more frequently and I have to repeat more of the conversation, whereas the BOMM cuts out rarely. Although voice quality for the BOMM and the Kennedy unit is not as good as a bluetooth device (when wind is not at issue), people can understand without difficulty all that I say using the BOMM.

I appreciate product reviews from all of you and your reviews have caused me to purchase or not purchase many add-ons for my bikes so I'm taking a moment to pass on my experience with these two products.


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Re: The BOMM vs. Kennedy Technologies headset mic adapter
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 04:01:07 PM »

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On my Zumom 550 then voice while riding through the Kennedy is excellent.  Most people don't even know I'm on my bike at any speed.

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Re: The BOMM vs. Kennedy Technologies headset mic adapter
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 06:43:47 PM »

I've had the Kenady for 3 bikes now and after the first 6 months was about ready to toss it, THEN was told by Jon @ Kenady move the mic away from my mouth and quit yellin! and it's worked perfect ever since.  I have a version that only has 2 wires goin into the harness so I can hear audio out of the dash speakers or the head set, but I have to use the AUX and the Zumo for the source.  There's a version a bud has with about 14 wires to the harness and his works with FM CD etc BUT only thru helmet speakers.  Yet my other buds that got the BOMM paid a heck of a lot less then I did, and theirs seem to work just fine.  As they say "It's all goood"
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