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Old 03-25-2019, 10:41 PM   #1
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Intercom Headsets (Crew Communicators)

Seeking to purchase intercom headsets. Eartec seemed a likely buy, but multiple reviews reported problems with battery life. Any recommendations based on actual experience with intercom headsets (whatever the brand) would be appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:45 AM   #2
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We love the eartec ultraLite. We use the single ear one. Super clear sound and I dont have to yell at the admiral anymore. Oh wait, I meant her yelling at me haha
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Seeking to purchase intercom headsets. Eartec seemed a likely buy, but multiple reviews reported problems with battery life. Any recommendations based on actual experience with intercom headsets (whatever the brand) would be appreciated.
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We have had great success with the Sena SP10's. Comfortable and easy to use. If you need 3 communicating simultaneously, apparently a bit more challenging. But using 2 is easy. Highly recommend.
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Seeking to purchase intercom headsets. Eartec seemed a likely buy, but multiple reviews reported problems with battery life. Any recommendations based on actual experience with intercom headsets (whatever the brand) would be appreciated.
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Search here on keyword SENA for several threads. Then search on keyword HEADSET for more threads on other brands. There's some overlap, but it looks like there's about 40 threads or so...

We have SENA SPH10s...

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Yep, lots of posting on here on the topic.


General consensus seems to be either SENA or Eartec.


We went with Eartec and had heard about the battery problem prior to purchasing. Problems seems to be it is really easy for the slave unit to not be turned off, thus running the batteries down. We take the batteries out when not using and either put them on the charger (if they need a charge) or in the case.


Whether you wind up with Sena or Eartec, both will do a good job.


One of the most impactful decisions we have made in boating. The problems of communicating can create a lot of tension and friction. Makes life so much more peaceful.
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SENA for our motorcycles (Haven't been entirely thrilled with them)

EarTec for the boat. Very happy with them. KISS - Keep It Simple.

We also have these pillow and shirts as reminders of why we need the headsets...

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We have SENA SPH10s...
We do also but find them to be "uncomfortable."

Notice: They don't go over the top of your head .....they hang on the back of your ears! (Not comfortable but they work great!)
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We went with the Eartec - ultralite - one ear covered - still can listen to the radio as we are coming in.


Personal preference which brand - but chose one and go with it.
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We love the eartec ultraLite. We use the single ear one. Super clear sound and I dont have to yell at the admiral anymore. Oh wait, I meant her yelling at me haha
X2. Also, we have had no problems with battery life. But, we did buy an extra set of batteries so we coukd always have a set charged just in case one went flat at an inopportune time.
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X2. Also, we have had no problems with battery life. But, we did buy an extra set of batteries so we coukd always have a set charged just in case one went flat at an inopportune time.
No problems with batteries also. They are also more water resistant that I thought. Admiral went for a swim docking a few weeks ago and the headset was completely under water. Still works awesome. Oh and the admiral is ok too..lol
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