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    Interphone, Scala, or Sena?

    For the third time, my Interphone F5MC twin pack has gone back to Interphone, as one packed up, one had a duff battery, and both replacements keep getting interference.

    The shop will replace with another F5MC twin pack, however, they said I could swap to one of the other makes, as there are some newer models out now.

    I mainly use the unit for bike to bike, and occasional music/ phone calls. Bluetooth is essential, and it has to connect to a Nav V and iPhone 6.

    I've only ever had Interphone, so what are the others like? Any good? Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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    My Senna 10 has been faultless so far. 1 yr old now. Speak as you find

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    Nutty, which helmet do you use? If it is a Schubert C3 or a SHOEI Neotec/GTAir - try the Sena 10U - see here - http://www.fc-moto.de/communication/...ystems/Sena-10

    Have one 10U for Neotec on order. Should be arriving next week. Can give an update then. But as Johnny B said, Sena have given good service.

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    Sena SMH 10 has been pretty good. They also allow you to update software as and when they add features etc...

    FC Moto (Google it, they're in Germany) are well priced too...
    Sometimes, Bullshit smells of Piss Take!

    Putting things into perspective...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCV3...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurienp View Post
    Nutty, which helmet do you use? If it is a Schubert C3 or a SHOEI Neotec/GTAir - try the Sena 10U - see here - http://www.fc-moto.de/communication/...ystems/Sena-10

    Have one 10U for Neotec on order. Should be arriving next week. Can give an update then. But as Johnny B said, Sena have given good service.

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    That's a good point. I have a Neotec, and an Arai Tour X4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    That's a good point. I have a Neotec, and an Arai Tour X4.
    Aha, the joys of multiple helmets. Then you may prefer an external unit like the SMH10 or SMH20, so that you can have the base mounting on both helmets and switch the main unit from one helmet to the other. The 10U is an internal unit ... and therefore not swap-able.

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    Got Scala G9x.
    Sseems great so far but will find out on Alps trip in 2 weeks as all 5 of us have them and you can link 8 bikes.

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    I had a Scala G4. It was rubbish really, unreliable, complex and difficult to use. I sold it and bought a second hand Interphone 4 from here. Much better easier to use and so far reliable. I don't think I would buy Scala again. I have no experience of Sena though.

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    Thanks chaps. I'm reading reviews online (yep, living the dream ), and the one that gets the best review is the bloody F5MC.

    In fairness, when it works, it is very good, but I'm put off by 3 failures in under a year.

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    Got a Sena SNH5. Been perfect so far with phone and GPS. Can't fault it.

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    Just been through this and got the Sena SMH10 with universal microphone option (Boom and cabled types) yesterday. I have had interphone - Okish, Cardo Scala G9 - (horrible), BMW in my EVO6 - very good, Shark in an Evoline - OK.

    As of now the Sena looks like the winner. Be aware that you need Windows to update the firmware and Windows in a VM as I use on my Mac will not work - leaves the Sena somewhat fucked in the process.
    Chris

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    Scalar rider g9x or sho 1 duo will do the right job and more

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    I have the Sena SHM5, smaller and lighter than their other ones but works very well. Also the only real option if you want to use a PMR radio with it (with the SR10 Radio Adapter).

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    I have only ever had Scala's, the Q2, G4 and now the G9. Overall a very positive experience, no failures and the G9 links to my Samsung S3 and Zumo 660 perfectly every time. Battery life is good, you can upgrade software and alter settings on the PC, the radio works and I know pillion to pillion works well. Stereo from the Zumo is plenty loud enough. I haven't tried it bike to bike so don't know if the claimed 1 mile reach is true or not. Currently have one fitted to a Schuberth R1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjk View Post
    Just been through this and got the Sena SMH10 with universal microphone option (Boom and cabled types) yesterday. I have had interphone - Okish, Cardo Scala G9 - (horrible), BMW in my EVO6 - very good, Shark in an Evoline - OK.

    As of now the Sena looks like the winner. Be aware that you need Windows to update the firmware and Windows in a VM as I use on my Mac will not work - leaves the Sena somewhat fucked in the process.
    I'm running a Mac, so that's the Sena out then

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    I'm running a Mac, so that's the Sena out then
    Having watched you coupling with Mr Bouncer, I thought you'd given up with someone whispering sweet nothings in your ear.

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