Flash848
 
 
 
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Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multiset Features Bike-to-Bike Intercom between four bikers (toggling) within a range of up to 1,100 yards in Full Duplex Rider-to-Passenger intercom in Full Duplex Music Sharing Rider passenger can enjoy listening to the same stereo music (via A2DP) Detachable Speakers Users can plug in their own speakers (3.5mm jack) Large, intuitive control buttons Click-to-Link spontaneous intercom with no need for pairing Interchangeable boom and corded microphones included to fit virtually all helmets Unique online platform allows you to customize settings and receive software updates via your computer Hot-Dial number can be programmed for use in any country or region AGC technology Self-adjusting speaker volume according to speed and ambient noise VOX activation Make and answer phone and intercom calls without taking your hands off the handlebars Built-in FM radio with RDS, 6 programmable station presets and smart auto scan Spoken Status Announcements so you always know to which devices your scala rider is connected Up to 8 hours talk-time / 1 week standby (recharging from wall outlet or USB connection) Noise cancelling microphone Certified Waterproof and Dustproof (IP67 standard) Multiple Connectivity options Dual HS profile for connection to two Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones simultaneously Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) enabled MP3 player / iPod or smartphone to stream wireless music Non-Bluetooth audio player (via MP3 cord) Bluetooth-enabled GPS unit for in-helmet navigation instructions (GPS must support HS profile) Other scala rider models for intercom conversation
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Excellent Clarity, poor user manual, and interface is just worthy enough.
PostedJuly 1, 2013
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Flash848
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5
After buying the sena SM10 I realized I couldn't send the same music to my passenger plus it had horrible sound quality, this was a deal breaker! (read my SENA review)
The nice folks at RZ allowed me to return the unit for store credit. And i purchased the Cardo Q3 dual set. Its got all the bells and whistles a boy can ask for and its really sleek(interchangeable everything!).
Installation was a breeze, Im still tweaking the speakers but the sound is superb.
Paring can be a challenge as well as sharing music.
try this
Connect: 1st unit to bluetooth ( i used Iphone 4)
Paring:
(1st unit) Hold down IC(intercom) for 5 sec red light will start flashing
(2nd Unit) Hold down IC(intercom) for 5 sec red light will start flashing
The lights on both units will stay red for a couple of seconds and go back in standby which is when the blue light flashes once every 3 seconds. they're now paired!
on unit 1 you can play music by holding down the MM (or phone button) for 2 seconds.
If you want to share music to unit 2 hold down the volume button on unit 1 for 2 seconds.
you should hear music in both sets!
This virtually took hours to figure out, for the manual is a bit over simplified and there's a few steps they dont really address and cause confusion. I mean all of the functions are mapped out in 4 pages in their small manual. And the website is helpful but quite silly.. Be sure the volume is up when using the intercom there's no real default setting i.e. if your volume was left down, it wont return unless turn it back up regardless if you power off the unit.
All in all Im content with the Q3 and i look forward to using all the functions, but the Sena's usability seemed much easier tho it had a 10th of the functions.
I still recommend the Q3 over the SM10 just on sound quality alone.
thanks
Rides: 2000 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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