Over the years I have bought new helmets and headsets.
I almost always call j&m before I order a new headset. Several times they have advised me that the elite would be a waste of money.
It depends on the noise level in your helmet IMHO
In my helmet the JM elite sounds much better, and you can get a cord that accepts earbuds with your helmet speakers. I sent my helmets in to JM and had them install the Elites.
I had a problem with one cord (for radar detector audio) JM overnighted me a new one so I would have it for my trip.