Originally Posted by sjBiker
How good is the HD Ultra audio and intercom sound system using Headsets? I am new to this forum and considering purchase of a Harley Ultra. I currently ride a Yamaha VStar so this will be quite an upgrade! I love to ride and listen to great music and talk to other riders on the road. I currently use a J&M CB2003 and a headset purchased from EdSet.com mounted in a full face helmet. I love their speakers and clear sound quality and I don't want to lose it! How would you rate the Ultra factory installed intercom and audio sound system? EdSets.com has a new HD Ultra interface cable but I don’t have any experience with the Ultra system. Any and all comments are appreciated.
I use my system four different ways depending on what I am doing, all of which are great. However, I have upgraded the speakers and amp. For shorter non-highway trips, with out the need for an intercom, I don't wear plugs and just use the stock speakers. For longer highway trips with no intercom need, I use custom fitted ear plugs which get rid of all the drone and wind noise, but I can still here the speakers, although the dynamics of the sound quality are reduced, but we are on a motocycle here and not in a concert hall. Then when I am going to use the intercom/cellphone/CB, on shorter non-highway trips, I use the standard headset which works fine. Then for the long haul highway trips with the need for a mic, I use a set of custom Fit Ear plugs with the built in single stereo drivers. I then wear the standard headset just for the boom mic. The Fit Ear stereo plugs are not cheap, but nothing even comes close to the sound.
My buddy uses the standard headset with ear plugs with no problem, I just like having the Fit Ears for my longer trips, and if you really love your music, these are the best solution. For me, being mostly deaf in my right ear, using the regular headset with custom fit ear plugs worked okay for music, but not so much for CB/Intercom/cellphone, which is why I invested in the Fit Ears.