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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.