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post #1 of 10 Old 07-09-2008, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Autocom with in-ear earphones

I have an autocom system at home I have had for about a year and want to finally install it on the bike. I ran it temporarily in my backpack for a while, but have used it since. I was never really that happy with the speakers it came with and really want to start using in-ear earphones. Gonna pick up a set of the skullcandies today.

So has anyone bought and used the adapter cable to do this from autocom? Is it worth it or should I just wire up a connector into the autocom headset pieces? How do you hook this up without having the speakers in the helmet? Do you have to cut the wires?


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Personally, I bought the adapter so I can use it either way (and I do). If you wire it yourself, the adapter has a 100 ohm resistor in series with each hot lead so you don't cook your earbuds.

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Personally, I bought the adapter so I can use it either way (and I do). If you wire it yourself, the adapter has a 100 ohm resistor in series with each hot lead so you don't cook your earbuds.
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Personally, I bought the adapter so I can use it either way (and I do). If you wire it yourself, the adapter has a 100 ohm resistor in series with each hot lead so you don't cook your earbuds.
I have this adapter--I think--but I don't see how the microphone hooks into it. It doesn't, I know, but how does one use the mic with it? Do I have to buy yet another $$$ piece?

I wanted to put the headset in my pillion's helmet but saw that left me with no microphone, or if I unplugged the mic from the headset I don't see a way to hook it up to the adapter. Am I missing something?
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I have this adapter--I think--but I don't see how the microphone hooks into it. It doesn't, I know, but how does one use the mic with it? Do I have to buy yet another $$$ piece?
The adapter just allows you to duplicate the helmet speakers with earbuds. You still need to connect the helmet in order to use the mic.

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I know. The question is how do I connect the mic? It plugs into the helmet speakers. If I unplug it to get rid of the helmet speakers--it's uncomfortably crowded if I leave them in place and try to use my earphones--there is nothing to plug the mic into. That's why I'm wondering if I need yet another adapter of some kind. The one I have only has a jack for the earphones, not for the mic.

I'd go back to the shop I bought my system from except they're closed until Tuesday and I was hoping to get it done today.
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The Autocom adapter cable goes in-line -- between the helmet and the Autocom box. You plug your earbuds into the adapter so now you have one more cable going to your helmet, the earbud cable.

I keep the earbud cable inside my jacket and it comes out the bottom where the adapter box on my setup is located. The original Autocom cable to the helmet is outside my jacket.

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I haven't tried it myself, but I asked the question to Autocom a while back and they said I could replace the headset loom with Part 1126 which gives us a headset loom without the speakers but with the connection for the mic and BGNS.

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I know. The question is how do I connect the mic? It plugs into the helmet speakers. If I unplug it to get rid of the helmet speakers--it's uncomfortably crowded if I leave them in place and try to use my earphones--there is nothing to plug the mic into. That's why I'm wondering if I need yet another adapter of some kind. The one I have only has a jack for the earphones, not for the mic.

I'd go back to the shop I bought my system from except they're closed until Tuesday and I was hoping to get it done today.

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In ear speakers and mike

The inline cord part # 1187 is designed to work with your existing speakers in your headset. The part # that autocom referred to is a older design headset spider that has removable speakers and mike. Your mike would plug in to it but you would not have in helmet speakers but would use the in ear speakers instead. I would suggest just getting the 1187, leaving the existing in helmet speakers for running around town since the in ear speakers are such a pita. This way you spend less and have the best of both worlds. You may not be happy with the sound of the in helmet speakers but that may be due to how & where they are located in relation to your ear. Give me a call if you want help with that. Kieth 918-446-2245 Tulsa, OK
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Hi Keith,

If we jsut used the 1187 then would we not have both the in-ear speakers *and* the in helmet speakers working? I am sure I would find that annoying.

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The inline cord part # 1187 is designed to work with your existing speakers in your headset. The part # that autocom referred to is a older design headset spider that has removable speakers and mike. Your mike would plug in to it but you would not have in helmet speakers but would use the in ear speakers instead. I would suggest just getting the 1187, leaving the existing in helmet speakers for running around town since the in ear speakers are such a pita. This way you spend less and have the best of both worlds. You may not be happy with the sound of the in helmet speakers but that may be due to how & where they are located in relation to your ear. Give me a call if you want help with that. Kieth 918-446-2245 Tulsa, OK

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