Giro TuneUps Audio Drops Kit

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Giro Tune Ups Audio Drops Kit

Our new TuneUps Audio Drop technology is applied to every component of our audio program. So now every Audio Series helmet and TuneUps after market kit features 40mm speakers that produce crystal clear treble and deep thumping bass. In addition to a step up in audio output, the system is easier than ever to use. Super thin speakers drop into our newly designed giro earpads that come with your helmet* so you’ll never lose the integrated design of your earpads and your helmet. *Some Giro kids and alpine helmets are not audio compatible

Lining and Layers:

  • Volume control keeps you in the zone while carving tight turns, and an in-line mute button cuts the music at your discretion


  • System installs quickly and easily without compromising fit and comfort of the helmet; thin speakers drop into the specialized earflaps of a compatable Giro helmet


  • Compatable with the Shiv™, Revolver™ Encore™ 2, G9™ Jr., Tag™, sold separately
  • Please note that the Giro TuneUps Audio Drops kit is not compatible with helmets manufactured before the 2009/2010 winter season
  • Volume dial
  • Audio system offers crystal-clear stereo sound from 40mm speakers

Upgrade your Giro helmet to include integrated audio with the Giro TuneUps™ Audio Drops kit.

Giro TuneUps Audio Drops Kit: A basic TuneUps audio system offers great stereo sound with an in-line mute button and a volume dial for quick, simple sound control when you need it. The system installs in a snap without any tools. Top 25 Category Product
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Works with these Giro helmets:Omen™, Seam™, Sheer™, Fuse™, Prima™, G10™MX, G10™, Ember™, sold separately
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Giro TuneUps Audio Drops Kit Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Decent Sound - cable a bit dodgy

Skullcandy changed the design of these headphones about 2 years ago. I have had both the old and the new ones, and the main differences are:

New: More comfortable (flatter), but cable in the middle between the 2 transducers.

BUT: There is a very easy solution to this: Ignore the manual and do the routing right!

Insert one of the transducers into the velcro pocket, then route the other one through the bottom adjustment plastic strip, under the label that has the helmet size on it, then through the other side of the bottom adjustment plastic strip. You now have plenty of cable to have the connector coming out of the intended hole of the other velcro pocket. Coil up any excess cable on that side and stow it next to the transducer in the pocket.

As to the cable - the mute switch isn't great. It's manufactured with some residues on the contacts, so spray a generous helping of contact cleaner into it and actuate the switch a few dozen times. No more static and no more drop-outs of the left channel. I have attached a video that explains this procedure.

As to the reviewer who stated these are 'mono' - they're not, they're most definitely stereo. They have over 70dB channel seperation, measured.

Should you have to figure out a routing that's different from the manual and should you have to use contact cleaner on the cable? absolutely not. But if you don't mind doing this, these things are a worthwhile purchase.

On a positive note, when my last cable finally broke after 2 seasons of abuse, Giro sent me a new and complete set of headphones, no questions asked.

Since these are 3.5mm (1/8in) connectors, you can also just use any cable you want, especially if you can do without an in-line volume control and mute button.
JulesVerne at REI on 03/03/2012

Great sound!

My main uses, for skiing / snowboarding inside my helmet. I am very impressed with this products performance!!!! The bass is very impressive for this speakers size and I am also very impressed with the volume level of this product. I have never turned the volume up above 1/2 way and it still is incredibly loud. I used ear buds for years and any time I would get any sort of speed I wouldn't be able to hear my music. These drop speakers eliminate any issue I had with that, and I like to go fast!
The only issue I have is more than likely a personal (sizing) one. After about an hour of wearing them my ears will hurt. Not from the volume level, but because they are pressing against my ears. I think it's mainly b/c of my helmet being at the low end on the size appropriate for my head.
It would be nice if the chest (mute) button paused the music instead of just muting it. However I realize that would be a little more complex. Overall, great piece of equipment. If you want to enjoy your tunes on the slopes, this is the way to go!
OOToole at REI on 02/02/2013

For the price, Amazing good Audio!

I'm not sure what was going on with all the other reviewers when they said that the connector hung in the middle, mine hangs as it should, to one side. And I had not trouble routing the wire inside the helmet from one earpiece to the other.. lenght of wire was adequate. Maybe Giro jumped on Skull Candy and got it straightened out.
The user has volume and mute control only... too bad it doesn't accomodate advancing tracks. I guess I should say that I'm not a smartphone user; My phone is a Samsung Rugby II. When I'm listening to music and a call comes in, it mutes the music and I take the call by pressing the "answer" button on my Samsung supplied adapter cord. The call audio through this system is my only complaint. The call audio is WAY low and hard to hear, especially if you're in-motion down slope. (But of course, taking a call while slaming down the slope probably isn't the best idea anyway!) Music audio is GREAT (considering the cost)! Base response is very good in my helmet (Giro G10).
Walldiver7 at REI on 07/07/2011

Great way to jam on the slopes!

I have a Giro G-9 ski helmet and these work just great! I haven't noticed any problem with fit. I can wear my helmet for hours on end and don't feel any discomfort because of the speakers.

Sound quality is good. If you're looking for something that gives you Bose quality audio, these probably aren't for you, but if you just want to listen to your music these work great!

The cord has been working out for me just fine. it does meet in the middle (and if skullcandy was to redesign I'd hope to see the cord meeting off to one side) but I don't feel that hinders the use of the product at all.

There is a volume control on the cord which makes for easy volume change and quick mute, but I wish it also had the ability to skip tracks.
ExpeditionEH at REI on 12/12/2010

Negative Reviews:

Poor Form

Like the other reviewer, I bought a Giro Helmet (G10) and the 'recomended' TuneUps Audio system. First, the instructions do not match the product. The MP3 connection should be closer to one speaker than the other, allowing you to pull it down through the HOLE in the EAR PAD that Giro put there for that reason. Ahhh...but it's not so. It is dead center and as such, hangs awkwardly off center of the fit system in the helmet. Completely in the way of your jacket collar, hood, sweatshirt, whatever. Plus it either has to hang behind you or, as Giro Customer service suggested...UNDER YOUR CHIN!

I am patiently waiting for Giro (going on two weeks now) to get back to me with a resolution. Otherwise I guess I will return and get the bluetooh version which appearantly still hangs to one side. The Burton system fits perfectly in the helmet itself, but the speakers are too big for the Giro ear pads.

On the plus side, the sound is terrific.

Would not reccomend until they fix the poor fit.
22511 at REI on 12/12/2010

Don't buy them!

Description is lying, don't buy them!

First, they are mono. I cannot find any sign on these phones and when I plug them in and play with balance, there is no difference between channels. Second, the installation description is wrong. My Giro G10 helmet earpads have special holes for wires, however tuneup wires attach permanently to the plates so it is impossible to detach them and slip to the holes as stated in the manual. Third, wires are of the same length so the center piece hangs inconveniently under your chin.

Stay away from these tuneups if you want good sound and convenience.
Yury at REI on 12/12/2011

Way too bulky and terrible wiring setup

Headphones are too bulky for the ear pads in my Giro Seam helmet. After the first run my ears were sore from the headphones pressing against them. Also, the mute button is too sensitive so if you have it clipped inside your jacket the sound goes in and out from the button constantly being pushed unintentionally. The wiring that goes inside the helmet is not well thought out either. I'm returning these and hopefully will find something much better.

Only positive is the sound is good, but not good enough to overshadow the negatives.
JRaz at REI on 12/12/2010

Not too tough

I purchased this drop in speaker kit for my Giro helmet to enjoy my music while skiing. They were not as compatible to my specific Giro model as stated in the packaging and site information. The left speaker cuts in and out and the mute switch is very sensitive to moisture. Having the switch on the outside of my parka to be able to access it does expose it the moisture. It wont switch on/off once it gets exposed to snow.
Ski4Fun at REI on 11/11/2010

So So

Worked ok for the first month then the sound started dropping out of one side and the mute switch/volume control started acting up. Also the volume/mute switch is NOT water/snow proof, thankfully I bought it at REI and was able to return it and I picked up the REDphones from Burton, they seem to have made a better unit i.e,, water/snow proof controls and the speakers, wires seem like they will take a beating
Richard Santa Monica at REI on 12/12/2012

Buyer Beware!

As with all Skullcandy items...buyer beware! I bought these new and installed them in my ski helmet, per the instructions. I didn't make it out of the parking lot before the right headphone started going in and out. I adjusted the cords and plugs all day and never did get consistent sound. These will be returned immediately.
SkiingBear at REI on 01/01/2013

wires are too short

Bought Giro TuneUps for the new 2011 Giro Seam helmet, followed easy installation instruction, found out that the wires from the headphones were too short to 'tack inside the back of the helmet', as recommended.
Which makes it impossible to wear a helmet with the speakers. Really disappointed.
windglider at REI on 11/11/2010

This Product Must Be Play Hardened!

I strictly use this product while snowboarding, and it continually cuts out one ear or both. I have taken three back but like the concept of ease of control. It needs to be made solid state.
Sharkmerman at REI on 04/04/2013

Neutral Reviews:

keep your receipt

Short version: These are decent which is good because they are pretty much your only option.

I'll start off by saying the sound is actually really good. Also, the speakers are practically identical to the similar Smith systems. So these will work in the same helmets as the Smith Twin-Tips and Smith Single-Shot. If you want the ability to hook up two devices or skip tracks then just buy the Smith stuff.

Otherwise, the previous reviews have covered it. They aren't very durable, the wire running between the speakers is a too short, and the jack is in a silly place. Why on earth is the jack right in between the speakers? Who would want it right there?
eightdrunkengods at REI on 12/12/2010