I've had my PackTalk Bold for several months now, but this morning I was able to use it in DMC mode for the first time because I was the only rider in my group to have one, but today another rider has purchased one. Today we had two riders with PackTalk Bold in DMC mode and one in Bluetooth mode and it worked exactly as described, perfectly. When speaking only to the rider in DMC mode the clarity was 1000% better than bluetooth mode. However, as soon as I linked the rider with bluetooth mode, static entered the picture. DMC is the way to go. It is crystal clear even when the rider behind me is practically out of sight. I hope I convinced the bluetooth rider to purchase one.