Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chisinau, Moldova, Eastern Europe
I've investigated same question recently, but I'm using my intercom mostly in rider-passenger mode and Music / GPS. Rider-rider mode is another story, but I believe it's better to go with trusty manufacture. Lots of guys in Russia go with cheaper units from Aliexpress to save some $$$, but it's a fortune, many times those units are broken out of the box. From what I figured from reviews from webbikeworld, UClear units looks very interesting. Kill feature of this unit is boomless mic (mic is built-in in speaker) and voice command / firmware updates and good price for quality. Another good option is SENA SMH series. I don't suggest to go with 10S series as they are good at rider-passenger, but quickly lost signal in rider-rider mode.
Also both Sena and UClear models with latest software upgrades will pair with units from other manufactures, but usually units of same manufacture wil work little bit better. So you better ask your friend what he is using now and think about going with same manufacture. If you're both don't have intercoms and going to buy together, think about buying dual pack of any choosen intercom, this will save some $$$.
I will go with Sena 20S next month because of ton of features, but this is pricy choise, starting from 250$ from single unit. Also I believe that once Sena will start sell just anounced 30K unit, prices on older models should drop, so check out Amazon for discounts.
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