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This is J&Ms Blu<>Hub® dual-module Bluetooth Dongle kit featuring the CSR/Qualcomm BlueCore8 IC chip-sets, loaded with J&M’s exclusive JMAHP software profile, for installation into 2001-2017 Honda GL1800/F6B.
This latest version of the JMAHP profile from J&M provides low-latency aptX™ digital stereo to the headset, (aptX decoding active with BT03+plus or later model J&M headset) with simultaneous and continuous microphone signals back to the dongle audio source, allowing full stereo music, private driver/passenger intercom and CB radio transmissions.
Now you can finally “Cut-The-Cord” between your helmet headset and the factory audio system on the GL1800/F6B WITHOUT sacrificing that great J&M sound!
This new J&M Blu<>Hub dongle will also link to most brands of Bluetooth helmet headsets available in the marketplace today and provide mono audio to the headset with simultaneous and continuous mike signals back to the audio system, for full intercom and CB radio communications.
The factory handlebar & dash-knob volume controls will raise and lower the music, intercom & CB volume levels inside each Bluetooth headset, once linked and adjusted.
Either driver or passenger can also link their own cell phone to their individual J&M Bluetooth headsets, simultaneously with this Blu<>Hub dongle, for automatic switching back & forth between stereo music/intercom/CB and individual cell phone conversations.
With this J&M Blu<>Hub dongle system installed, CORDED helmet headsets can still be used at any time thru the standard headset connection plugs, simultaneous with either of the Bluetooth headset links.
The Blu<>Hub dongle will turn on and off automatically with the motorcycle ignition and there are NO BATTERIES EVER, to charge or replace.
This Blu<>Hub dongle kit is 100% plug-n-play into the GL1800/F6B as a permanent and secure installation inside the left fairing pocket location.
The Blu<>Hub dongle is a snap to remove and plug into any computer via the standard USB port, for software updates direct from the J&M website should they be needed.
Assembled in the USA at their factory in Tucson Arizona, with comprehensive linking and operation manual included.
Just like others have stated, audio quality is very tinny. Factory GPS, stereo, CB are very hard to hear clearly. My phone will Bluetooth perfectly and audio is excellent, but anything connected through Blu<>Hub is poor at best. I have wasted approx $1000 on this and Bluetooth headsets, save your money.
I am glad I found these reviews as I was starting to think I had big problems with my bike's stereo. I have a 2010 and recently installed the dongle and purchased two new bluetooth headsets. What a disappointment it was to turn on the radio and not even be able to recognize the sing being played. I initially blamed it on the small speakers but upon plugging my iPod directly into the headset AUX plug I realized the speakers sounded very good. The problem lied in the dongle or the bike stereo. So after much research I've now learned that I have spent $1000 plus and have a crappy system. I can't listen to the bike's radio as it is just noise.
I ALSO HAVE THE IDENTICAL PROBLEM WITH THE BLU<>HUB AND WITH THE BT-03 HEADSETS!! IF I KNEW THE BLU<>HUB DID NOT WORK AS ADVERTISED; I TOO, WOULD NOT HAVE PURCHASED THESE UNITS UNTIL J&M HAD PERFECTED THEM!! HOPEFULLY ALL PROBLEMS WILL BE ADDRESSED AND TAKEN CARE OF, FINALLY, IN A TIMELY MANNER!!
I have been a long time J&M Elite Headset user both on my previous 2014 HD Ultra Limited and most recently on my newly purchased 2017 Goldwing.
I bought this product along with 2 headset conversion kits. The installation was easy and very straight forward.
The description on Wingstuff from J&M says: "Now you can finally â€œCut-The-Cordâ€ between your helmet headset and the factory audio system on the GL1800/F6B WITHOUT sacrificing that great J&M sound!" That's definitly not the case at the present time.
Three problems I would like to mention about this accessory in its present state.
1. The music quality is downright bad. Songs seem to fad in and out and at times I could not even understand what song was playing. The sound is very "tinny" when playing the Goldwing radio through the headset. On the other hand, playing a song that was stored on my phone sounded great. This leads me to believe its a firmware problem with the dongle.
2. When talking to the passenger on the bike there is a delayed echo that is very disruptive in the headset of the person speaking. Again, this is not present when using the intercom from headset to headset without the bike sound system.
3. Instructions say when receiving a call the sound system on the motorcycle mutes. This does not happen. When I receive a call, I have to manually hit my mute button on the bike to hear the caller. The tech support guy I spoke to confirmed this is an issue.
J&M is a very reputable company and I have been very satisfied with their products. I feel that in time they will get this firmware issue with the dongle straightened out, however I cannot use or recommend this dongle to anyone at this time.
If I had known of these issues before investing this money, I would have purchased another product.
Since it is my understanding that sales are final on this product, I will wait and hope they fix these issues soon. Until that time, I'm streaming music from my phone and not using the on board sound system.
I'll definitely revise this review when it is fixed.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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