Comment: This helmet is the third helmet that I've owned and is by far the best. The bluetooth system is easy to use and is louder than most, but has low quality; although you wont exactly find anything else with better quality. There are some downsides of this helmet: The vents on the top of the helmet don't exactly click into place very well and can feel like bad quality at times. The helmet is also not as quiet as the video review said it was. It's just as loud as the other two helmets that I've owned in the past. The dropdown sade is awesome! I love that feature. Just be careful when riding with your face shield up because the drop shade can scratch very easily. Overall a great helmet for a great price.
Castle Rock, Colorado
Comment: The helmet does run on the small side. So my only drether would have been to get the next size larger. On another site the reviews said the volume isn't loud enough. As long as the volume is all the way up on the transmitting unit you'll have to turn the helmet volume down. I ride a sport touring bike. At 100 mph I can hear whatever I'm listening to and there is little head buffeting. I wear hearing aids but not with my helmet, so anyone with normal hearing should hear just fine.
New Mexico, USA
First BT Helmet
Comment: This is my first BT helmet, but certainly not my first "budget" helmet. Definitely wind noise is louder than any Arai or Shoei that I have worn in the past, but on par with any Bilt, Bieffe, HJC, etc...that I have worn. BT is easily setup and does provide some audible sound. There is little to no bass, and I believe that is a speaker quality more than acoustic issue. So turning up the volume can result in some overwhelming treble that can be tiresome over long distances.I don't use the phone function, for me riding the bike is to escape for a while. Overall I am satisfied, I use it almost religiously on my 3hr commutes each weekend and it helps break up the miles. Good value.
Bluetooth - What every helmet should have by now
Comment: About me and my ride:
I ride a 2014 GSX-R 1000
I ride to/from work and for fun
I am 42 and it is beyond me why every helmet does not have Bluetooth built in.
I have responsibilities and use distinct ringtones to know when a call is important so I can pull over and take the call or ignore it and enjoy my ride.
I was going to buy a Shoei but they do not offer built in Bluetooth
The helmet fits well
Even with a racing exhaust I can hear callers, ringtones, music very well and callers can hear me
The sun visor works well and is not too dark
Easy to clean
Very Good battery life
Easy to use without getting your phone out
I had the get the first Bluetooth module replaced at no cost because the software was bad
Seems a bit louder than my previous helmet but I shaved my head since having the previous helmet
Wish they offered graphics on the helmets
Johnson City, TN
O'neal Bluetooth Helmets Review
Comment: Purchased two Commander Helmet and fine them every easy to use. Only problem that I have found is at higher speed 100kms (60mph) conversation is almost impossible. Music from my IPhone is ok. Found that you have to be only going around 60kph to be able to talk. Slight whistle at speed coming through the mic. For the price it would be the best for an all in one system.
Helmet isn't affected in the rain and the Bluetooth works great as long as you keep your phone close to the helmet like in a chest pocket. Also the battery life is incredible, I charged my helmet all the way and it lasted me a couple of months before it died. Great helmet, I'd definitely recommend it.
I used mine in the rain several times with no ill effect. The battery and electronics are well protected in the liner of the helmet, the switch is rubberized and had no problems. I wouldn't submerge it, but getting wet will not hurt it.