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Cardo Scala Rider

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Cardo Scala Rider. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The size and sound are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the price. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, sound, size, durability, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Cardo Scala Rider is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Cardo Scala Rider


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Cardo Scala Rider from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the durability and portability. The price and sound also get good views. There are some less positive comments about the size and reliability.

usability, sound, price, portability, durability

reliability, size

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cardo Scala Rider G9X Powerset Bluetooth HeadsetCardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset Bluetooth Motorcycle HeadsetCardo Scala Rider G9 Solo Bluetooth Motorcycle Headset

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Cardo Scala Rider


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Cardo Scala Rider from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the durability. The sound is also appreciated, whereas the reliability and portability get negative views. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, sound, durability

portability, reliability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cardo Scala Rider G9 Headset (Single)Cardo Scala Rider G4 Powerset Bluetooth/Mp3/Intercom/Fm Stereo Headset, 2-Head

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

Cardo Scala Rider G4 headset review: advanced noise cancellation for riders


We'll get this out of the way up front: riding a motorcycle on the road is a generally dangerous and frequently challenging thing. Doing so while dialing

Impressive call quality ; Plenty of range ; Easy installation

High cost ; Lack of easily accessible controls ; Cuts down on singing-time

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Cardo Scala-Rider Mobile Headset Review and Prices


This mobile headset is designed specifically with motorcyclists in mind. The Scala-Rider fits both open-faced and full helmets, connecting to your phone via Bluetooth. Incoming calls can be accepted or rejected by voice commands, and the battery offers...

Comfortable design, strong clarity, excellent battery

Tiny volume controls

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Will_PayMore4Quality (

No iphone 5-6 support; updating can be painful


By far the worst aspect of this product is the fact it doesn't connect to my iphone 6. A friend who also has this product has a similar issue with Iphone 5. Before I upgraded, the device was great with iphone 4, but now I have upgraded, this is a deal...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Jason (

Excellent voice quality, robust, long battery life.


These things are the most usable voice comms systems I've ever used, but don't imagine that they are like a pair if hi-fi headphones at 100mph. The speakers in the helmet are slim and have the expected tinny sound, but the quality is acceptable for...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: dobieg (

Comfortable and practical headset for your bike helmet


I take great pleasure in Motorcycle touring, the open roads, the fresh air, the sun on your back (OK, so most of the time it's freezing, the wind is whistling up your jacket and as often as not it's a constant battle to try and stay dry) putting that...

Does not require mods to your helmet, or use adhesive

No A2DP functions (audio streaming from player)

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Antinmelb (

Expensive Mistake!


I purchased a Scala G4 Power Set (which includes 2 headsets) about 8 months ago. Online reviews sounded great, so I took the leap! It took so long to arrive that I could not use it on the trip I had planned to. When it did eventually arrive, I was...

Great Idea, Well Marketed, Look Neat!

Wind Noise Makes Them Useless at +40m/h, Very Difficult to Install & Operate!

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter_Hamond (

Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset review


After riding my bike around for almost 1 year, I got fed up with the lack of GPS. While there are several options out there, I wanted to just leverage Google Maps from my phone. All I needed was a call out not an up to date map that I have to look at....

GPS, Music via Headset

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Unlike competing products, you don't have to glue the headset to your helmet. Just attach the clamp to the bottom of the helmet, and slide the scala-rider onto the holding reel. Attaching and releasing happens in a matter of seconds. The scala-rider kit offers not only superb features, ease of use and assembly but also great looks and is universally compatible with Bluetooth cell phones or PDA phones. The wind-resistant microphone provides clear communication even at relatively high-speed driving conditions. The super slim speaker fits even into tight helmets while advanced electronic components lets users initiate, receive or reject calls by voice-control. No other such product offers that many features and functions.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone


Manufacturer:Cardo Systems
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cardo

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty