Originally Posted by Becca_007
I've never had one and never seen one is use either. Rider to rider communication is important to me, but it ties with being able to pump other audio into my helmet as well. Primarily I've been riding solo (since I got my license) but I'd also like to be able to talk to my mom and her boyfriend (my mom is always a passenger).
I think the FRS-X2 is the right model for me. I figure either the FRS-X2 or the HJC-FRS for mom's boyfriend. Would my mom need a unit as well, or can I just get her a headset and plug her into one of ours? If she can plug into ours, then how does the communication go? Typically she's behind him... could she hear me? Could I hear her? Or, is she only going to be able to communicate to the wearer of the main unit intercom style?
OR... is there some other product or other line that I shoudl be looking into?
OK OK!! I have one and have used one for about 5 years.
Mom can plug right into the back of his or yours. Then whom ever she plugs into can talk as much as they want and can talk at the same time. And if she's behind boyfriend, he can hear her, you can hear her and they both can hear you. The only thing is that you can't talk at the same as one of them. Kinda like a 2-way or walkie talkie. But all 3 of you will be able to talk to each other. The one with the passenger will also, be able to use the intercome feature.
They are great and you'll be able to plug a MP3 player or radio into it as well. You can also use the radio/MP3 at the same time as trying to talk. When nobody is talking you'll hear music, then when you or somebody else talks the music is turned off and talk talk talk, then when they shut up the music will return.
On that note, don't get the chatterbox radio, it is a dial style and that sucks. I have a desent $20 AM/FM with memory sets on mine and it works well...
and feel free to ask me anything else.