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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2004, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chatterbox

Anybody have a CBX1 chatterbox they want to sell?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 07:41 PM
 
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Post Do they work?

How well do they work??? Possibly lookin for a group buy on them?
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 08:46 PM
 
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didn't Jester post in this thread originally ?

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 10:04 PM
 
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I've seen a couple of people with them. I'm curious to know how well they work. Any input from those of you who have used them?
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 10:31 PM
 
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I've seen a couple of people with them. I'm curious to know how well they work. Any input from those of you who have used them?
I've heard from a few people that they are great.......and some other friends said they were getting a lot of static/wind noise through them. I think a good installation/helmet help the cause, but it's really hard to say.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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I dont know how well they work but I will find out this weekend. I bought Jesters old model.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 06:06 AM
 
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I've heard from a few people that they are great.......and some other friends said they were getting a lot of static/wind noise through them. I think a good installation/helmet help the cause, but it's really hard to say.
I don't have the Chatterbox but a different brand called a Collett. (http://www.collettcommunicators.com/). I did an order of about 8 of them a few years back and we've been extremely happy with them. We use them every year when we go to Road America in Wisconsin and they are invaluable on larger group rides. When you have 12-15 people it's easy not to noticve one or two dropping off when you're leading and by having communicators interspersed you can keep up more on what's going on and signla your intentions to the rest of the group earlier and easier(turn, lane change, etc). We've been up to 100mph with no real issues. Ours also have inputs for an outside audio source (MP3) player but the speakers kind of suck for that. They are set up for voice communicatoin and end up making music sound a bit "tinie". Of course, it cuts the music when someone boradcasts so you don't have to fight through the two sounds....

The biggest concern that I've seen with them is adjusting the Voice Activated Sensitivity (VOX). As speed increases sometimes you have to turn DOWN the sensitivity because the ambient noise goes up ad can trigger the mic. Microphone placement is very helpful with this as well. As long as you follow the instructions on how to set it up you should have plenty of enjoyment. It's some of the best money I've ever spent.



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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 06:44 AM
 
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Any one I have ever known that has had a chatterbox pretty much hates them.. From what I hear they seem cool at first but then become annoying and dont work very well. Honestly most people quit using them within a couple of months... I tried one once and did not like it either...
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 06:53 AM
 
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Any one I have ever known that has had a chatterbox pretty much hates them.. From what I hear they seem cool at first but then become annoying and dont work very well. Honestly most people quit using them within a couple of months... I tried one once and did not like it either...
Chocha is dead on. I had a chatterbox and I got tired of it after a few months. I'm sure if you're planning a big group ride, they might be worth it, but otherwise, it's a waste of money IMO

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 07:37 AM
 
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Chocha is dead on. I had a chatterbox and I got tired of it after a few months. I'm sure if you're planning a big group ride, they might be worth it, but otherwise, it's a waste of money IMO

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I like mine... I have the FRS-X2 and I use it mostly for music but chat with it sometimes..
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