Originally Posted by Tytanium
Been a while since anyone has whipped out "fortnight". I like it.
You're the second guy to bring up connectors re Starcom/Autocom. Not that two makes for a trend but it raises concern. The issues your friends had.... connectors as well?
We get fortnights quite often over here in the UK!
The few friends I know with these things have all had different issues with them concerning performance. One couple ride their own bikes mostly, so had Autocom with radios, but the system was just so unreliable and unpredictable they dumped them. Don't know what they are doing at present. A couple we toured with recently have Starcom1 and are happy with it, riding on the same bike, but they haven't had it long!
I hesitate to say any more, but we were disappointed with ours and these things cost serious money. We now have Schuberth 3 helmets with built-in blue-tooth, thanks to a Cardo Scala tie-up. Reception is better than the Starcom (hardly hi-fi!) but we have yet to be confident of it working when we want to - it is supposed to be activiated by speech when it goes into sleep mode, but likes to sleep, then wakes up unexpectedly!
We have tried earlier and cheaper systems and the Schuberths are the closest we have got to something we like that works, however I am very
sceptical that we can send a man to the moon, but still cannot let two motorcyclists sitting on the same bike talk to each other reliably at speed!