Sorry, that was pretty vague. I am looking to listen to music and be able to talk to my passenger.Rob, you've asked a pretty open ended question. Like you said lots of choices.
I use J&M's because all I wanted to do was talk to little lady & listen to music.
My suggestion to you is determine what features are important to you & then make a pro/con list.
Rob the reason I asked the question was in this era some of the guys want to be able to talk on cellphones & such which would change the recommendation. I personally have no reason to do such a thing, for me riding gets me away from all that stuff.
I highly recommend the J&M Elite headsets. As you don't need/want cell support, bluetooth is overkill, IMHO. True, you will have to deal with the cords, but then again you won't have to deal with battery recharges and/or replacements. Your ride already has the iPod interface and you can also activate the XM subscription, but be prepared for occaisional signal loss with XM unless they have improved that particular issue.
Rest assured Mz. Vickie is wired with the latest technology she is willing to afford. This bike communication stuff is for her benefit more so than mine. I can feel her texting on her Crackberry while I'm driving and if I can keep her busy back there and not looking at the turn up ahead I won't have to feel the nervous tug on my belt loop.Chopin, I hope your wife's phone is bluetooth capable, if not, you need to upgrade to make the most of it. She will love multitasking while out on the road. She can make calls, listen to her own music (bluetooth, mp3, am/fm) and help out with navigation.