Cardo Spirit HD Bluetooth Intercom - Single
Waterproof 2-way wideband Bluetooth intercom with HD speakers and built-in radio with RDSDetails
Verified Customer Reviews for Cardo Spirit HD Bluetooth Intercom
SBS fitted my Cardo Sprit HD to my new bike helmets. The product is fantastic and the service SBS gave was five stars can't recommend both enough.
All works well when not connected to the bike, has issues playing music, phone call etc when connected to the bike (Triumph Tiger 1200) but is ok when connected directly to the phone which is a pain as cannot use the navigation panel on the bike to select options.
Easy to install to Shark full face. Good quality sound, a bit lacking of bass. Easy to connect to mobile via Bluetooth, have own app to control. Only using for music streaming and sat nav. Haven't tried yet to connect to other devices.
Very fast service next day delivery excellent service
Perfect budget intercom. Relatively easy to install and very easy to sync up to phone.
If you're just after an intercom to listen to music/radio and make calls then you don't need anything more capable or expensive than this unit.
I chose this because of a test on Bennett's Bikesocial to use in conjunction with a sat nav & phone. It is a little tricky to fit properly & hide the wires as the speaker connector could be smaller but with care & a small amount of gaffa tape, the wires stay put under the liner & the connectors are hidden under the cheek cushions.
When riding, its fairly easy to remember which button to press & if your phone is connected you can use the assistant with verbal commands to do stuff.
Music & calls can be easily heard at well above the UK legal speed limit though results may vary depending on helmet & bike, mine is fitted in a Shoei Nxr2,used on a naked bike.
Can't comment on suitability as an intercom though.
I'd originally purchased the non HD version but then decided to buy a new helmet (see my review on the AGV K1 S Dundee) SBS have an offer which discounts any bluetooth intercom system by 16.6% so for a few pounds more I got myself an upgraded version. Its well made waterproof and very easy to install and use. The sound is more clear with a better base than the non HD version so I'm glad I upgraded. A big shoutout to Sophie from the Boston store who assisted me, she was brilliant as are SBS.
Started out riding with no intercom, finally bought one and it's top tier. Them white girl music hits differently on a bike, all in all quality great, been soaked with rain dried it off with a towel and had no issues
I initially purchased from another shop, they had no stock and were basically unhelpful and rude when I asked for a refund. I then tried Sportsbikeshop, which I should have done in the first place! No issues, arrived next day as promised and perfect service. Early days with the product yet. I've had to bring the speakers closer to my ears as I use an open face helmet, there's a lot of background noise. It seems to have improved things. It was very easy to install and the app seems intuitive and responsive. As I say early days, but so far so good
Sound is good and can hear pillion at high speeds. Unfortunately, at lower speeds sometimes get feedback from each other's voices registering through the microphones giving a "hearing yourself" effect which can make talking confusing. Remedied by turning volume down on the headsets, but annoying to have to coordinate this with both headsets, and expect more from a product whose main purpose is to do intercom well. Also, I've found the buttons quite fiddly and the two-button press to pause music is awkward. I do like the voice assistant button feature, and fortunately it's a simple single button press.
The biggest let down for me is that it is not possible to speak with pillion on intercom AND both listen to music at the same time. Unfortunately, I was misled by the official Cardo Systems YouTube video "Spirit Line Full Tutorial", which claims that the product supports simulatenous music sharing and intercom, or at the least strongly implies it (from 23:27).
In summary, it's OK. Much better than the cheap unit I had before, especially for hearing pillion at high speed. But the fiddly controls, feedback problems, and lack of simultaneous music and intercom (+ misleading claims from Cardo) mean that I wouldn't buy it again.
Work well but a bit of a faff to set up with app and sat nav etc.
Radio being fm is rubbish.
Sound quality for phone calls and music from mobile is great.
Overall, above average and about the right price with the discount for buying with a helmet.
For a first timer in the helmet coms, I thought the Cardo sprit HD was good value and easy to operate, with air plug's the quality of sound is still very good, more than happy with the product and service from sportsbikeshop and would recommend
Good and loud for the price, connects fairly well between headsets and intercom is decent enough certainly with short and clear comments not tried longer info conversation yet. Only downside I have found is trying to pause and play and using you tube music isn't the same as using the cardo app with music downloaded already. I think you can still skip using you tube music but it's just awkward to do it
As usual and goes without saying… A1 service from sportsbikeshop, I ordered 5 minutes before cut off for next day delivery (unintentionally) and still came next day. Always a great price too!
Now for the product. I've been riding about 8 years and now don't understand why I haven't had a comms unit the whole time. I feel like I've big time missed out. The unit itself is pretty easy to fit you just have to be patient but plenty of youtube videos available. I wear ear protection while riding (and hope you do too) and it's still loud enough to enjoy music and hear satnav commands etc. Didn't want to spend silly money on my first comms as I only needed it for use with a satnav due to a new job but very happy I chose this one. Enough bells and whistles for my needs and the quality seems great. As I said before, first use was a 50 mile motorway ride and I heard everything clear as day!
5 stars for SBS and 5 stars for Cardo!
Easy to fit in my Arai RX7V. Connects to my phone straight away on power up. Sound quality is brilliant. Can't comment on the intercom function as I never carry a pillion. Brilliant, however, for music and sat nav instructions. Never knew I needed it till I bought it
Great quality with reasonably simple set-up. The most fiddly bits were down to the type of helmet I was fitting it too. Once fitted, it links well, the app works a treat and the sound quality is great.
I still need to try linking to other brands, which it can apparently do. Fingers crossed that goes as easily as the rest of the set-up.
Excellent piece of kit, easy to fit in my Shoei Neotec. Qulaity of sound is excellent whilst allowing your peripheral hearing to remain virtually undisturbed. Volume and call buttons easy to use even with gloves.
Third head set I've tried mainly for satnav. directions. Nice clear sound for phone and satnav. Easy to sync. Volume easy to adjust with gloves on.
Cardo Spirit HD Bluetooth Intercom - Single
The Cardo Spirit HD is a wideband Bluetooth 5.2 intercom system with powerful 40mm HD speakers, an advanced processor, and three distinct audio profiles to transform any ride. Being waterproof and dust-proof, no matter what you throw at it Spirit HD will take the beating and keep you connected - rain, shine, mud, dust or snow. Connecting two riders it has a range of up to 600m / 0.4mi. With its universal connectivity, it will connect with any of the leading Bluetooth headset brands. Keeping the unit up to date is easy with the Over-the-Air software updates with the Cardo Connect App, which is also used to alter settings.
Sena SRL Compatibility
- 2-way wideband Bluetooth up to 600m / 0.4mi range
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 40mm HD speakers with advanced processor
- Three unique sound profiles
- Easy universal connectivity to leading brands of headset
- Fits full face, dirt-bike, open face, 3/4, modular helmets
- Operating temperature -20C to 55C / -4F to 131F
- Tough waterproof design
- Built-in FM Radio with RDS
- Operating frequencies 76-108 MHz
- Six preset station memory
- Over-the -air software updates from the Cardo Connect App
- USB cable updates
- USB type C connection
- Set device settings with Cardo Connect App
- Main unit dimensions H 47mm, L 78mm, D 19mm
- Weight 35g
- Two channels for mobile phone and GPS
- TFT connectivity
- Multilingual status announcements
- Automatic volume based on ambient noise
- Battery charging time up to 2 hours
- Fast charging, 2 hours talk time after 20 min charge
- Talk time 13 hours
- Standby time 10 days
Product VideosSpirit Series Installation
Questions and Answers
Can you play music and listen to directions (primarily Waze) at the same time?February 14, 2023
Yes, once the Cardo Spirit HD Bluetooth Intercom is connected to your phone, it will play any media that your phone is playing, including directions from navigation apps.
Do you have to use the usb for updates on the Cardo Spirit HD Bluetooth Intercom or can I solely update the device over the app?January 8, 2023
This can be updated solely via the app. Simply download the Cardo Connect App to download and install the latest software updates directly to your Spirit HD - no cables are needed.
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