Sena 20S Bluetooth Headset - Dual Pack
Install (a schuberth c3, arai xd4, and afx fx41) was not too tough but does take some planning and time. The Schuberth was the toughest and I did it without the stick on mount.
Had one unit quit on me after a pretty good rain. The jog dial didn't work all that well when it was new though. Have two others that have worked without fail. Those two have been in rain but not quite as heavy as the one that quit.
Sound clarity is crystal clear. Road the Colorado BDR 2 up a few weeks ago and conferenced in another rider along with my passenger. My R1200 GS isn't super quiet and I get a fair bit of wind noise with the xd4 sun visor. In spite of that, with or without ear plugs on I70 we could hear each other fine. On the trail, without earplugs, it was like we were sitting across from each other at the table.
Battery lasted all day as we talked on the trail. Made the trip more fun and safer as the front rider will call out hazards. Range is very condition dependent. In tight switch backs and with hills between us, we would lose the communication for a moment. It would reconnect without any intervention on our part when we were closer.
Ease of use is kind of challenging. I need to read and re-read the instructions for anything more than rider-to-rider communication. I have a Garmin Zumo and iPhone that link to it. For most of the riding though, I don't listen to music or turn instructions. I don't use the FM radio.
July 26, 2016
Product performs as advertised
The Sena headsets install easily and sound clarity is good up to about 80 mph, then the helmet noise takes over. The headsets are easy to use and don't cause any interference with helmet fit. The charge connection could be better, it is a little hard to get the connector hooked up properly and it doesn't seem to seal very well, but I haven't tried it in a downpour yet, maybe it seals just fine.
July 26, 2016
Great item, the clarity is great, like seround sound in your head. Distance wise, with the antenna up your can reach 1/2 mile or more in line of site, out of site about 1/4 mile or so, great options , it takes time to memorize the full menu don't have it all mastered yet, but soon , connects well to other devises, over all a great product .
July 19, 2016
Highly durable product. Interface can be improved.
Purchased the dual pack and have used it extensively.
Long battery life; at least when plugged into iPod. Used it on a 12 hour ride plugged into ipod in my jacket. Using the plug in aux cable limited my ability to switch songs. But it lasted all day and night at full blast. Of course, couldn't switch songs because it was just the aux/head phone cable.
Easy to install. Many options for wiring the device.
Sound was also impressive...However:
Sound is great when you are listening at no speed.
Sound is poor and "airy" meaning little depth and punch at highway speeds.
BUT: If you use ear plugs (which you should) and turn up the volume, then it sounds like you are wearing headphones in the office. Again, did that for a 12 hour ride at highway speed and heard every note and subtle drum beat; very pleasant.
Forwarding through songs is a slow and not-as-quick process. While I like the one touch wheel, flipping to the next song is painstaking where one has to hold the wheel down and flip through. It took a while to get accustomed to that motion. When going to the next song, there is a pause and a beep and then the next song comes on. In my opinion, not as quick as it could be.
Confusing Voice control:
Still trying to understand what modes and when I can command music and when it will listen to me.
Overall a great product, but some redesign is needed before users consider it second nature and consider it a must have on a ride.
July 5, 2016
Great product-wish the speakers had more bass
I put off buying a blue tooth headset for my helmet for a good while. I was a little put off by the price but all the reviewers I read said that for pairing, it was best to have 2 of the same headsets. So far I've been very pleased and wished that I had gotten one sooner. It pairs easily with my Zumo 660 and I phone. I wish that there was more bass from the speakers but overall the sound quality is good and wind noise doesn't seem to block out the sound. I haven't made or received calls yet but I expect that will be fine as well. The fit was perfect with my Shoei helmet and very easy to install.
June 14, 2016
These work really well
Just purchased a set of these to prepare for an Alaskan motorcycle trip. They work awesome. I have the TomTom Rider 400 that is connected and my cell phone. Both devices paired up easily to the Sena 20's. It takes some getting used to but with a phone app it's a lot easier.
May 24, 2016
Easy to use
The Sena 20s headsets are easy to set up and easy to operate. The set up instructions for more than 2 sets are a little difficult to understand - at least for me. We have a total of 6 sets. Recently 4 of us took a ride from New Jersey to Indiana and used the sets the entire ride. I found the sound quality diminished slightly from 2 sets to 4 as well as the distance. I set up the headsets using the instructions as best as I could, but as I said above, they aren't too clear. Therefore the issue may have been due to the way I set them up. I will see if I can get the set up clarified and try again with more than 2 sets. I'll update my review at that time.
May 24, 2016
This product is over all great.
This is my first time buying a product like this and I have to tell you it's pretty great. All of the features it has, are amazing. The only negative thing I can say about this product is the features are a little bit hard to learn but once it works it is 100% great. I hope maybe in the future it can be a little bit more simple and make it a plug and play type of product. Great product.
May 24, 2016