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Old 08-18-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Shark Motorcycle Audio BT headsets.

I ordered a set of BT headsets from Shark to provide an inexpensive solution to talking with my 11 old son while he rides with me.

I also picked up their adapter so I could interface with my HAM radio, and that is the use case that will be used the most.

Headsets:

http://www.sharkmotorcycleaudio.com/...-intercom-set/

Typical installation, simple clamp to the side, boom mic and ear speakers go in the helmet.

Synced up to the adapter and the phone, as well as the other bike headset reasonable easily. Took 2 tries to the phone, but that may have been my fault.

Adapter:
http://www.sharkmotorcycleaudio.com/...-to-bluetooth/
Easy enough to sync up. Has 2 extra inputs so I can listen to a GPS or a music device and still talk over the headset. It just runs in the background and the voice goes over it.
Careful with the music volume, it can drown out the voice from the HAM radio.

Sound quality:

Nothing to write home about. HAM 2meter is FM, and it sounded about as good as I expected from the portable radios we had. Music is OK, but I really don't plan on listening on the road, I just used it to make sure I had sound input when syncing up the headset to the adapter.

Some background noise when using the HAM radio, but they were BEOFENGs, so no expectation of superb audio.

Battery life: Ran 12 hrs, no problem. Low duty cycle as we were keeping communications to coordinating the ride as Captain and Sweep.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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It seems like a decent basic low-cost bluetooth option, however trademark-infringing the name might be.

However, don't get it mixed up with the BT communicator that the real Shark makes for their helmets.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
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It seems like a decent basic low-cost bluetooth option, however trademark-infringing the name might be.

However, don't get it mixed up with the BT communicator that the real Shark makes for their helmets.
Ithink because the Shark Helmet version is called Sharktooth.
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