While in mesh mode the microphone is so sensitive that it always creates an open mic situation while riding. You can turn the microphone on and off by the button but it is very inconvenient especially when you have gloves on. I'm suggesting some push to talk or create a command to turn the mic on and off. Or possibly be able to adjust the sensitivity of the mic while in mesh mode. Have tried all kinds of wind screens but nothing works except for turning the mic on and off. If that's the only thing we're going to be able to do, then make it more convenient to take care of that issue.
I ride in a group of 8 in mesh and can hear the open mics, engine noises, some coughing and wind noise, but don't find it a problem and it is as if we were all standing in a group talking to each other. it's much the same as professional production talkback where every mic is open.
There should be an easier way to turn the Mic on and off. With the open Mic problem, music cuts in and out. Turning off the Mic in mesh by using the button by the antenna can cause you to accidentally turn mesh off. It's just a hassle but will have to live with it unless they make it one of the commands which they should be able to do.
Turning off the mike in mesh or normal mode would be great. Also if earlier models have plug in mikes, make a switchable mike work for the earlier headsets as well. This is one big reason many riders I ride with don’t want to pair because of the extra noise and chatter.
Switch HD Intercom "Off"; VOX Sensitivity to "Level 1"; Smart Volume Control to "Medium"; Audio Overlay Volume Management to "On"; Intercom-audio Overlay Sensitivity to "Level 3".
HD Intercom takes bandwidth and isn't necessary for voice, only music sharing.
VOX - lower number takes louder noise to cut over; I also added a thicker Wind Guard over the mic
Smart Volume Control - adjusts volume to noise level in helmet
Audio Overlay Volume Management "On" - doesn't interupt audio source from Freewire connection to H-D Boom Audio
Intercom-audio Overlay Sensitivity - I'm unsure if this has a real effect with Overlay Management turned "On"
The Mic can be turned on/off by holding down the Mesh Intercom button about 2 seconds: the audio confirmation will be "Mesh Intercom On" or "Mesh Intercom Off". Too short and you'll turn the Mesh Intercom "Off" :-(