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Old 02-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just got the holt, gut out my sony headset and placed it in the helmet it was almost perfect fit , great sound ... i too though was looking at that cheap BT headset (meritline i think) having no wires and mic. option are just too tempting even tho sound is gonna be terrible compare to what i have now ... anyways question is they did look little fat on the website (even with gutted out speakers i had struggled placing them into the earpads)
did you have to do any modding fitting them in your maze? does maze have the same earpads as holt?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not sure if the pads are the same b/w the Maze and Holt but just from looking at pics on the Smith website, it looks like they mess around with at least the fabrics on the earpads, even in the same model line (or they're just regurgitating old pics), but I figure they're close to being the same -- basically the two earpads connected with a channel to hold the wires and give a big of rear neck padding/warmth.

I looked at a handful of cheap BT headsets but I did see some fat (at the earpiece) ones out there. So I looked for thin. With mine there was no problem at all. Once you pull the foam ear pads off the headset, they're quite thin. Mine are a cheap ebay Chinese unit and pretty small but I'm happy with the sound. All it says on the instruction sheet is "S900". No other ID markings on the unit or manual.

As for the helmet earpads, my grey Logitech earpieces are much bigger than the cheap BT ones and I just put them in w/o any problem -- maybe just a little tighter when doing up the chinstrap. But then I later noticed there's a removable disc of foam in the helmet earpad that is about 1.5" in dia and 1/2" thick. I pulled that out and there's been plenty of room with every headset I tried so far.

So check yours to see if you have a little foam disc that you can pull out if you need more room. It has holes in it so it looks like it's designed to sit in the earpads even with speakers. It's either for some extra warmth on the cold days or the holes are there to equalize air pressure on your ears when you're really launching...
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yes looking at the pictures they look pretty similar (earpads) besides the material and mine have those "O" shaped foams in them also but mines are glued to the earpads and i didnt wanna rip them out , my gutted speaker went right in that empty spot in the foam...

thats the one i was looking at more or less looks like same as yours

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Heh, yeah that's pretty much the same but if anyone goes that route, look for the one with FM and the micro SD card slot.

Interesting that yours were glued in. Mine pulled right out (no glue & obviously cut to come out).
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Depends on what you want to control, but if you're after track up/down, volume up/down, and (IIRC) ffwd/rew, pretty much any BT headset if paired to your phone/media player, including the ones I mentioned, have controls for that. I could access them just by pressing on the outside of the earpad, even with gloves on.

EDIT: Oh I get it, you wanted to use it like a remote control - cool. Looks like the mic is built-in. It will pair with an Android phone (they do that on a vid on the jabra site) so I'm willing to bet you'd get full functionality. Only downside is you still need to run a wire to your head. Nice device though.

EDIT 2: Pretty good FAQ on the jabra site. Your phone needs to have both the A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth Stereo profiles.
I see, thanks for the info. Guess I should've checked out the official site first. I'm wear my earbuds under a toque, which headsets were the easiest to control even with gloves on?

I can't seem to find the logitech ones you were talking about though :/
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I see, thanks for the info. Guess I should've checked out the official site first. I'm wear my earbuds under a toque, which headsets were the easiest to control even with gloves on?

I can't seem to find the logitech ones you were talking about though :/
Actually, what's not clear for the Jabra device -- considering a different setup -- is it says you can connect two devices -- I think it's two masters as opposed to one master (phone) and one slave (BT headset). There's a slim chance it could act like a BT "repeater" and give you music controls for a wireless headset (with it sitting inbetween the headset and phone) but I don't think it will do that. Anyway... interesting model, especially since it's on sale. You got me looking into it...

About the Logitechs, I had to trim down my original post so what I failed to mention is my Logitech headsets are old school as far as this technology goes -- it's mid-2000s stuff. I think the grey Logitechs that I cut up were the first real affordable consumer BT stereo headset around.

For completion, here's links to them on their support website:

grey ones (Logitech Wireless Headphones for iPod):
http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/suppor...osid=14&bit=64

and the 2nd gen (Logitech Freepulse):
Support + Downloads: FreePulse Wireless Headphones - Logitech

I guess it's pretty pointless as they're N/A. But if you know someone that has some to get rid of, they work great.

Main point is, that style of BT headset works well in the earpads. So anything similar, like the $20 Chinese ones will do. The oldest Logitechs were also the biggest, which meant the buttons were easiest to use, but of the ones I tried out, all were workable and I wouldn't hesitate taking any of them out for a ride.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah if they're N/A then not much point in me looking at it. The biggest issue with the BT headsets is that the buttons are hard to work with.

I've seen skullcandy headphones that have buttons on the earpiece, I might look into that as well; the Jabra clipper is a bit pricy.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I duct taped broken Skull Candies to my helmet. It looked hilarious.

I recently did something more permanent with the broken skull candies. It still involves duct tape, but is less hilarious and more functional. I will post pictures of my cheap upgrade to my helmet, but not now cause it's in my truck.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:46 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Skull candy has an updated version for 2012, bluetooth with controls on the helmet pod. I've used it 3 days now and I can say its very consistent .

Before I was using a ear bud deal with monster remote on my wrist. Worked but was sketchy.

I'd link to the newest one but I'm on iPad and its not coming up for some reason. I got mine at REI for 200 bucks.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This looks like it here. Nice looking controls on the ear pad.

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