I have to go with the Edsets @ www.edsets.com Great equipment and I have the Challenger (M) custom ear plugs. External noise down by 25+ dB and the volume selected at 3 for highway speeds. Ed is just great and he will stand by his items and infact installed my purchase into a Schuberth C-2 for a very reasonable fee.
I don't have experience with Airrider but like AgFox, I am very happy with my EdSets. They had some growing pains with some of the mechanical stuff but he stood behind his product and fixed the problems willingly, even out of warranty. Can't say enough good things about a manufacturer who does that!
I don't have any experience with the Edsets,but have had two sets of Airriders.Both of them after a while started to pick up some electrical interference,mainly from the steren the other hand,my wife has had hers for more than four years.She says she doesn't have any problem in hers. It may be because she hasn't used hers as much as mine,or maybe she doesn't recognize it when he hears it.
Neither of mine did it when they were new,but started a year or so later.
We've got the Air Riders and love them. Bought them when we got new flip front Schuberth helmets in 2001. We've used them with the portable amplifier (attached to my belt) while renting BMW's in Europe touring the Alps and on the Dancer for 5 years. Love them and the service department at Air Rider is second to none. We have had AAA response with any questions and on a free replacement cord when one broke on us.
I have had all three, J&M , Ed Sets. and currently Air Rider factory fit into a Nolan helmet, not one was any better than the other for sound quality, But!!!!!!!! j&m has the better, heavier , cord between the bike and the helmet, they last two to one over the other brands, but this would not stop from using the other brands, cords are not that expensive, and are just casualties of the wear and tear of a lot of riding.
Had AirRider, now have EdSets. Much prefer the EdSets for better quality and sound. The boom mic on the AirRider is attached to the L ear speaker, and if you move the boom mic to adjust it, it can move the L ear speaker. My boom mic eventually fatigued and broke (not that I moved it around that much) and my wife's AirRider headset lost the sound in one of the speakers after only 6 months of limited use. I like the modular concept of the EdSets, and he did the install on my Caberg Justimo flip-front helmet for free - he's a good guy.
Universal City, TX
'02 silver GL1800 & N-Line trailer
As to you folks that answered my post, seems as though the Edsets are the only ones that no one has had any complaints about. I am leaning more to them now than I was before. May just have to give Ed a call and place an order. Thanks Harry
There is a MAJOR difference between the edsets and the standard J&M. The edsets (or any other headset) has to be placed properly in order for them to work properly. My edset speakers rest on my ears it's like being in a concert hall. PLUS the volume is maxed at 13 for me @ 70 + MPH. Over that and my ears will bleed. I love the edsets and ed is a super man to do business with!