Sena 20S Bluetooth Headset - Dual Pack
Big improvements over the SM10!
My wife and I just went on a 4 day ride with the 20s.
We had the previous SM10 system. My hearing is going so I had issues at speed hearing my wife's words sometimes.
The sound is much better and I used the new earbud option.
I put in my favorite earbuds and not only did I have no problem understanding my intercom conversations put listening to the ipod or bluetooth from my phones music was incredible.
I love the new volume dial! Super easy to operate and a big improvement over the SM10.
The Vox feature now shuts down the music immediately for intercom and when I was getting instructions from GPS only my music shutdown.
The battery lasted almost two days, forget to recharge so they went dead before we got to destination. I am sure listening to music shortens battery life.
The 2.5 mm end of the audio cord is a little delicate and will bend if you don't push it in straight. In hindsight I will unplug at the 3.5 end or splitter to ipod, leaving the audio cord dangling when we are stopped and need to unplug momentarily. The cords are inexpensive so I will order an extra one and stash it on the bike.
Sena did a great job with this unit. I think it's a winner.
Need to try the FM Radio and see if the VOX can be adjusted. It is very sensitive but that might be a good thing.
August 18, 2015
A welcome upgrade
Let me start this off by saying that I am coming from an SMH10 unit. After conducting a tremendous amount of research, both online and through speaking with other users, I settled into the SENA product line. I was happy with the SMH10, but reserved as that unit had its quirks. Clarity was an issue and the unit was clunky and bulky. The microphone was not very secure and would rattle around and never stay where I wanted it to. Speakers were also just OK in clarity. I have 3 SMH10 unites installed on three different helmets. I was looking for an upgrade that could handle the addition of smartphone GPS interaction for a long trip and a CB radio. The SMH20 paired with the SR10 adapter appeared to be the solution I could get into for under $500 and when compared to the $1000 unit J&P Cycles was selling (complete system) this seemed like a good solution.
So far, I'm impressed with the 20S. They are thinner than the SMH10, considerably, and with some minor adaptation on my part, I've found the wheel very easy to navigate with gloves on. The mounting system is about the same and since I run helmets that are tough to clamp mount, I've always found using the adhesive mount and replacing the tape with 3M 20lb tape is the best solution. The microphone book on this unit is, thankfully, improved and stiff enough to stay where it is put, and not move around in the wind. Plus the clarity of the microphone has been improved. What used to include the rustle of the blowing breeze at 60mph+ along with conversation now cancels out all of the noise and leaves a crisp clear conversation to enjoy. Equally, the clarity of the headphones is greatly improved, with music sounding as it should and not distant like the SMH10. I absolutely love the ability to have my music running in the background while using the intercom feature and then being able to hear my GPS instructions (standard without the SR10 adapter). The new FM Radio feature works well too.
My ONLY concern is that in my application where I am using ear-buds, the speakers need to be removed from the rear of the unit which leaves the port open and exposed to water. That has me concerned that the unit could fail due to water exposure (I will find out soon).
The interface is about the same with numerous additional commands being added, so keep the cheat sheet handy (i copied, reduced and laminated mine). I also found it very useful to set up the units using the smartphone app.
All in all, while I have not tested every feature of the units yet, they are a great improvement over the SMH10 for the common functions. I would highly recommend these units for any serious motorcyclist as they certainly take communications to a new level of comfort and convenience.
August 18, 2015
Sound clarity and level are awesome, ease of use is a PITA. Sometimes the voice commands work, but most of the time they do not. I used a wired SM10 hooked up to my HD Infotaiment (Boom 6.5gt) to stream to both headsets. Now I can talk to the pillion, answer phone calls, AND hear the GPS and radio.
August 17, 2015
Easy to install.
Battery life - 1 complete charge - usage 10 day - 1h/day basically Radio and Music.
Audio - For me very good.
Intercom usage, only with passager. Good.
Brasil - SP
August 10, 2015
Everything is great except.. no caller ID
I was having a hard time choosing between sena 20s and interphone f5mc brand when it comes to bluetooth headset because they both have some good perks.
-can connect to other brands for intercoms.
-has accessories for go pro
-has an app for setup.
I ended up buying the sena 20s dual pack. everything is working. so far the only thing that bugs me is that there's no caller ID which is important i think.
if that comes out to the next firmware that will sweeten up the product more.
August 8, 2015
I'm a complete amateur, and it was easy to set up. I just took the time to read the installation instructions, and they went right in.
Already programmed for the two units for intercom.
Up and running in minutes after I took the time for a proper install.
August 4, 2015
Go for it
Very good product. Hard to learn all the future of it. But worth learning them.
August 4, 2015
It is a great product, many features
I haven't used for too long but any time I use it it impress me more.
Good quality sound. clear voice. nice long enough reception etc.
July 27, 2015