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    Cardo Scala Rider G9 Headset

    So I bought the Scala headset a few months ago for a big ride. It is amazing. When I'm alone, the Bluetooth functionality allows me to listen to songs from my Blackberry all day long and even allows me to answer incoming calls hands-free. The sound is very good and battery life is exceptional. I do have an issue however. When paired with an earlier model that my cousin uses, we could talk all day long, but it never switches back to music when we stop talking. As I understand it, after 30 seconds or so of not talking, it should go back to playing music or whatever secondary function I choose. Likewise, if I took a phone call, it never swaps back to intercom after the call is ended. It seems like the VOX function is too sensitive and wind noise is causing it to stay in transmit mode all day long. This worked fine as long as we wanted to talk, but sometimes we'd run out of things to talk about and I just wanted to listen to some tunes. Instead, all I could hear is the sound of the wind in his helmet. We both are using full face helmets and riding bikes with windshields so the noise should certainly be below the threshold for VOX. Anyone with similar experience? I imagine there's an adjustment somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondarider View Post
    I imagine there's an adjustment somewhere.
    There is on the G4 and G9 models. The G4 firmware must be updated to v3.0.

    You can adjust the VOX sensitivity to Low, Medium, or High either by using the supplied PC software or by the audio menu built into the units.

    The default setting is Medium, but that may be too low for full face helmets. Try adjusting sensitivity to see if the intercom will activate OK, but automatically deactivate after 30" of not talking.

    I have a G4 and did a trip earlier this year with a buddy who has a G9. We could not get the VOX activation/deactivation to work when paired together. When paired with another buddy with both of us using G4s, the VOX worked fine. Your mileage may vary.
    Last edited by Lee200; 08-21-2012 at 07:04 PM.

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    HONDARIDER
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    Thank you. I will give it a shot and see if I can find the option in the software. I suppose that my cousin's unit could be the culprit for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondarider View Post
    Thank you. I will give it a shot and see if I can find the option in the software. I suppose that my cousin's unit could be the culprit for the same reason.
    Actually I misspoke about which VOX setting to use. Users that have open face helmets most probably need the Low sensitivity setting to allow the VOX to deactivate due to the high wind noise. Closed face users should be able to use Med or High.

    I have a closed face helmet and the Med setting works fine for me with other G4 users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondarider View Post
    . Instead, all I could hear is the sound of the wind in his helmet. .
    So, his vox is causing him to transmit and your unit is listening...

    He should adjust or upgrade sw.
    Ed
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