Sena SM10 Dual Stream Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter
Great product, worked as advertized
It arrived quickly and in good condition. Have not used it too much yet, but so far it is excellent.
April 15, 2013
SM10 is a nice companion for the SMH 10 Head set
Using the SM 10 on a 2012 HD Limited with my SMH 10 Sena Head set. Very easy to install on the bike and pairing with the head sets was not a problem. Works nicely for listening to the radio, CD's or I-pod (Aux). Wish I could monitor the CB ... but this is not a feature. Its nice to be wireless!
April 1, 2013
So far it works...waiting to test under road conditions
In general I love sena products, the only problem with them is volume issues when using ipod, zumo with xm radio or any other audio source. I just had to buy mini ampilifer to boost sound from my Ipod and XM radio. Intercom works fine.
*Bang for the buck --- could be cheaper
*Install --- easy, just remember to use the phone button. Also remember to update to latest firmware.
*Durability ---??? but will be tested when I go on 2000plus miles trip in April with some rain along the way.
*Sound Clarity--- Poor, but will be tested when I add the Mini amp and bring my wife along on the long trip in April.
*Ease of use --- Easy
March 25, 2013
Not quite what I was looking for
I purchased the SM10 along with a set of SMH10 headsets. I wanted to use the SM10 to connect my GPS which does not have bluetooth so I can get the audio nav instructions. After many unsuccessful attempts to multipoint pair this to the headset, I contacted Sena support and discovered this unit will only pair as a phone which means I cannot pair my tablet at the same time for music.
A bit disappointed with that, I figured I could still work with it by just using it for both the GPS and tablet using the audio and aux inputs for the two items. The problem though, is that the audio signal is not muted when the voice prompts come through on the aux channel and thus the GPS is inaudible against the music from the tablet. It seems pointless to have two inputs that simply compete with each other or must be used seperately to be audible.
Overall, the unit is well made, but for my needs it is no good. I was told by Sena, that I need the SR10 to do what I want, but that too seems inappropriate as I don't need it for the two way radio function, that's what the paired headsets are for.
January 23, 2013
Works good so far
As it is winter and cold as h--- , it works good in the house but I have a lot of SENA stuff and I expect it will work fine outside when riding.
January 21, 2013
good for music only
i bought this after not having any luck with cheap bluetooth transmitters. well first i thought it was defective; no sound. so after 3hrs of screwing around i figured out that i had to completely delete all pairings and pair this as my phone! i have an older ipod and thats the only way it would work. it works very well now and pairs up every time. so if you want music only it will work great! don't try and pair anything else!
December 17, 2012
Sena hits another home run
I got this transmitter to replace the sketchy Bluetooth transmitter that came with my BMW RT. The SM10 connects to the Sena headset quickly every time and provides high quality sound to the helmet. I like that the volume control of the bike's radio now works as it should. The SM10 is a major upgrade in terms of sound quality and ease of operation. That it provides streaming to two helmets is a major bonus. Battery life is good for 8+ hour rides and it is dead simple to set up and pair. The SM10 is very compact, has a sturdy feel, and is designed for rainy weather.
Sena has just released a firmware upgrade for this unit. It adds a sound booster option which is appreciated in windy riding conditions. Typical Sena after purchase support.
I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to go Bluetooth with any media device.
October 22, 2012
Good concept, but does't fulfill its primary function.
My setup is simple. The bike is a Concours 14. Zumo 550 (way better than 665 which I have sopped using, but don't let me start on that subject), XM satellite radio, Droid phone and a pair of SMH10's. The phone is connected o the SMH10 via BT. So, in order to stream stereo music from the Zumo, I used a Sony BT dongle, hard wired to the Zumo 3.5mm outlet, and paired to one of the SMH10's. The setup was great with ample volume. As a matter of fact, I only needed to have he Zumo volume only 3/4 max and could hear the music very well, even with 32 db earplugs. The drawback: only one headset could be paired to the Sony dongle.
So, I heard about the SM19. A Sena BT transmitter that could stream music to two headsets. What could be better? After all i is a Sena product and is about three times the size of the Sony dongle. It has to be the perfect and most powerful device out there, right?
I promptly ordered the device. As I took out of the neat packaging, my expectations were high. I connected it to the Zumo using one of the supplied cables, paired it to he headsets easily and went for a ride. With same earplugs I could hardly hear the music at 30 mph. A little faster and I could hear nothing. The Zumo volume is now maxed out to no avail. I disconnected the SM10, went back to he Sony Dongle and quickly head to turn the volume down.
I was very disappointed, but thought may be I was doing something wrong. I went to the Sena forums, and sure enough several users had the same problem. Sena responded in a rather peculiar way, suggesting the device was primarily designed for HD and BMW LT 1200 built in sound systems. This response made some SM10 users quite angry. I suggest you visit Sena web site to verify my story.
I am hoping Sena might be able to fix the volume issue with firmware updated. The problem seems to be hardware related, so I strongly doubt it's a fixable problem. I guess if you don't use earplugs the volume may be sufficient. I value my hearing to much and would like to keep it for a few more years.
I am sorry, but I cannot recommend this device as it falls short of performing its primary function, streaming music, adequately
September 23, 2012