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Old 05-05-2010, 02:31 AM   #31
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Anyone paired it with an iPod Nano or regular non-iPod/iPhone MP3 player (eg. I am using a Sandisk MP3 player)? I understand that there is a bluetooth wireless adaptor for the iPod Nano but I don't know anyone who has tried it yet. Anyone?
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:37 AM   #32
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Any ideas on how to plumb my 8500 x50 into the sena...............

Is a Jambra the best option out there for this?
Rusty:

Yes the Jabra A210 will do the trick. You can also search on eBay for 'stereo bluetooth transmitter'. Two issues though - first, none of these are weather resistant, and second, it's one more device that you have to charge up.

Here's a thought, though... Place the dongle in a location on the bike that is out of the weather. Many of these have a 5 volt USB-type charger, so connect the charger to the power of the bike - possibly a cigarette lighter adapter. Run a stereo extension lead from the adapter up to the radar detector. Now it's out of the weather, and you don't have to charge it.

I'm not sure if you're handy with electronics and soldering, but for things like XM/Sirius radios, in our shop, we'll remove the guts from the cigarette lighter charger, shrink tube the circuit board and run a hard wire power lead from it with a fuse to the bike's power source. Makes for a compact, secure installation.

So - tell you what - in my spare timeI will pick up a BT dongle and will see about working out the 12 volt power thing. In the interim, you can get something like the Jabra and power from its internal battery.

Was that a long enough answer to such a short question?
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:40 AM   #33
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Anyone paired it with an iPod Nano or regular non-iPod/iPhone MP3 player (eg. I am using a Sandisk MP3 player)? I understand that there is a bluetooth wireless adaptor for the iPod Nano but I don't know anyone who has tried it yet. Anyone?
Roy - same deal as post, above. A Google, Amazon or eBay search will turn up a range of iPod compatible 'dock connector' BT adapters to use on a full-size iPod. For a Nano, or non-iPod, something with a 3.5mm headphone socket, the Jabra A210 or similar should to the trick.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:51 AM   #34
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Any available right now?
Latest word from Sena is our orders should be flowing within just a few days. Thanks to the inmates here, and their other resellers, collectively we have inundated them with orders and it's been a challenge for them to keep up; we are in daily contact with them and have a good pulse on their supply.

Give us a call, and we'll make sure that your request is filled from our very next shipment of headsets.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:25 AM   #35
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Is there a waiting list for the 3.5mm headset? If so, I want on it!

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Old 05-05-2010, 10:38 AM   #36
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Is there a waiting list for the 3.5mm headset? If so, I want on it!

Jim
Hi Jim:

Give us a call, 1 877.LED.4BIKES (533.4245). We'll add you to the list of desirous inmates.

The latest detail we have on the 3.5mm socket (earbud compatible) version will be later this month. Could be sooner... or not . We will update when we have more solid info.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:40 PM   #37
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Give us a call, 1 877.LED.4BIKES (533.4245). We'll add you to the list of desirous inmates.

The latest detail we have on the 3.5mm socket (earbud compatible) version will be later this month. Could be sooner... or not . We will update when we have more solid info.
I just tried. Solid 5 min of multiple menus and no person. Can't deal.. Can you just put my name down? Jim williams

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Old 05-05-2010, 09:33 PM   #38
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I just tried. Solid 5 min of multiple menus and no person. Can't deal.. Can you just put my name down? Jim williams

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Done.

Will check into possible phone system issues on our side - thanks for the heads-up. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:24 AM   #39
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Done.

Will check into possible phone system issues on our side - thanks for the heads-up. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Thanks. The hit 1 for this, hit 2 for that thing just gets annoying..
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:08 AM   #40
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Put me down for one as well and update this thread when available please.

I'm Rob N. from Virginia.

My bel sti driver radar detector has some sort of weird mono plug. does it just need an adapter to make it work with a BT dongle?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:14 AM   #41
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Looks like my kit is on the postal truck and ready to be delivered to my home some time today.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:02 AM   #42
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Thumb A1 Customer Service - props to Adam !!!

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I hope I never have to use their customer service, post-purchase - but Adam is a pleasure to deal with and gives me great confidence that they will make things right in case I have issues!
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:28 PM   #43
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Well, the installation was anti-climactic. If you've ever put speakers into a helmet before you'll finish in five to ten minutes. If you're totally new at it, you might need to fiddle with the speakers a bit for position.

There was sufficient charge in the things to determine that the sound quality is excellent and the volume goes quite high with beautiful clarity. I'm looking forward to trying them on the road.

I'm trying now to decide if I want to VOX-enable the things. I'm very used to VOX, having used an autocomm for several years with my pillion. But I rather like the 'beep, we're talking' default, too.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #44
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I will be interested to hear what you think of the audio quality in comparison to your Autocomm. That is what I am using now....

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Well, the installation was anti-climactic. If you've ever put speakers into a helmet before you'll finish in five to ten minutes. If you're totally new at it, you might need to fiddle with the speakers a bit for position.

There was sufficient charge in the things to determine that the sound quality is excellent and the volume goes quite high with beautiful clarity. I'm looking forward to trying them on the road.

I'm trying now to decide if I want to VOX-enable the things. I'm very used to VOX, having used an autocomm for several years with my pillion. But I rather like the 'beep, we're talking' default, too.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:31 PM   #45
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Sena / Autocom speaker comparison

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I will be interested to hear what you think of the audio quality in comparison to your Autocomm. That is what I am using now....
David - allow me to draw some comparisons for you. We install, sell and service Autocom and Starcom1, as well; we're very familiar with these systems.

Audio 'quality' is very subjective. What sounds great to one person, may not appeal to another, at all. That said, here's my take.

The Sena speakers are a snap to install, are much thinner than Autocom's and easier to position in a helmet's ear pocket. The sound is much different, though. The Autocom speakers do not have the the dynamic range of the Sena's, mostly on the high end. The Sena speakers are 'bright' and I believe they're well suited to digital program material like CD's and MP3's which are often compressed and flat sounding. The bass response is good, but much better if the speakers are very close, but not right up against your ears. For a few dollars, we can supply Autocom foam speaker spacers if the helmet has deep ear pockets, to get the speakers closer to your ear canals.

If you're accustomedto the Autocom's sidetone (hear your voice in your speakers) feature, and like it, the Sena may take a bit of getting used to, as there's no sidetone.

Microphone - you do not need to have the mic touching your lips, like you do with Autocom. in fact, the audio is better if the mic is maybe an inch (25mm) away from your mouth.

You will have no issues with sufficient speaker volume - even with earplugs. These things can run quite L*O*U*D.

I hope this insight is useful to you.
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