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Hopefully these photos work ok!

Quick report on the Stihl Advance ProCOM headsets. I paid £280/set, so £560 for the pair. Units arrived in nice packaging and very easy to set up:

- updating the firmware (via a downloadable app on my mac)

- phone app for on the move adjustment of certain features (see below) 

- both bluetooth connection to a phone and bluetooth connection to each other, which is automatic when both (or multiple) pairs switched on

The sound proofing is excellent, music quality good and speaking to each other really good as the microphone has difference sensitivity settings (adjustable via the phone app) which is very useful for a Caterham. Stihl claim a 600M range, I haven't tested this yet, as purchased to use for me and the better half in the same car.

A very useful function is being able to mute the microphone, and over ride this by pressing a 'push to talk button'. Alternatively the microphone can be left 'always on' and controlled by the aforementioned sensitivity function. 

Buttons are very easy to use, even wearing gloves and the unit is very well padded and comfortable for long term use.

For me wanting a) no cables b) to listen to music c) leave Waze on for navigation d) take phone calls and use Siri e) talk to my passenger, these offer best value on the market with excellent support online (firmware updating, how to use etc).

 

 

 

 

 

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Did you buy directly from Stihl 7up, or find them for a better price somewhere online?

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These look very good, and a reasonable price too.  I wonder which base technology this is based on,.... Peltor perhaps?

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I just googled and found them at a mower shop!

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Ha! Brilliant! I think I just found the same place Rofl

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These sound the perfect setup for within 1 car between driver and passenger. Would be ideal if they could be connected to a radio for decent car to car communication also. 

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#37. Assuming they'll handle another BT device, connecting them to a Sena SR10 or similar will enable using a PMR radio such as a Kenwood.

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Reading the tech specs on the Sthil website, the sets create a Mesh network using Bluetooth, with a claimed range of 600mtres. They were designed to keep logging crews in communication around a forest site, so if the Mesh (relay) works well enough you should be able to add multiple headsets and remain in contact if driving in close convoy.... maybe. 
 

Sthil does warn against compatibility with other Mesh systems - Sena being one - but that could be brand protection work. A real-world test with multiple units / brands  might reveal different results.

There are a few similar products designed for motorcycle riders - with in-helmet Comms using a similar Bluetooth mesh network. These are also reputed to refuse to play nicely with other brands....  the motorcycle press reviews recommend groups stick with one system for guaranteed connectivity, so I would expect Seven owners would suffer the same.

Happy to be proved wrong here - live chat while blating as a group would be an interesting addition, but it currently requires costly hardware and a coordinated effort by all involved.
 

 

 

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Mesh BT comms should really be the way to go but potentially due to the number of different systems and compatability there's still mileage in using a PMR radio. Full BT mesh is coming though.

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