Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset
This product works very well
I started using just the Sena SMH-5 Bluetooth Headset until my girlfriend got a helmet as well. I upgraded mine and gave her the smaller model. The 10 has many more features, is much louder and clearer, and has a much longer battery life. I would recommend just getting the 10 if you can afford the few extra dollars and want the best value for your money!
February 10, 2015
Wouldn't buy if your main use is playing music
Alright folks...normally I'm not real keen on writing reviews. But given ALL the positive reviews (don't think I read 1 negative one before I bought it), I felt I had to offer my thoughts after first use.
First off let me say that the install was fairly painless. The speakers a very thin so they do not take up a lot of space. Overall, the firmware seems pretty solid and it is well made.
However, this is where I switch to the negatives...which for me is pretty serious. As I said earlier, the speakers are thin...but this comes with a price - the sound quality is not great. I bought this 99% for streaming music. The speakers do not offer much bass and even at it's loudest setting, I was having trouble hearing my music when I got up to around 40 mph (this is with a full face helmet - visor down and locked). I'm sure for intercom use it would work fairly well but for music I would NOT recommend this beast.
Secondly, it depends on what kind of helmet have. But for you sport bike guys with racing helmets. This product will not work well. Race oriented helmets are thin to increase aerodynamics and this already leaves minimal ear room. But once you add in these speakers, say goodbye to what little ear comfort you had left. You may ask...why don't you just move the speakers up higher in the helmet? Well, you can. But as I mentioned, even with the speakers right over my ears, I had trouble hearing sound from them at max volume. So the further away from your ears that you place the speakers, the worse that problem is going to get.
Just my two cents guys. It's a good product but some of these issues are pretty major and it just shocks me that these problems exist yet every single review I read was just absolutely raving about this product and not one mentioned these big issues.
January 31, 2015
Product works well with hearing aids.
The SMH Sena Bluetooth has exceeded my expectations, I wear 2 hearing aids and was concerned about volume and clarity, I need not have been. Your installation videos were a great help. Fitting to one HJC and one Naden was a snap, I used the added ear pads to place speakers nearer my aids.
February 24, 2015
Impressed with install and quality
I bought three for me and my riding buddies. The install is pretty easy. There were enough adaptors and mounting options to fit all our helmets. The only trick was connecting them to have a three-way conversation. One was the low-profile version of the model, and none of the instructions were clear. After much trial and error, you all go into Universal Pairing then one person clicks... wait for the others to then automatically join.
February 23, 2015
It is only good for intercom and phone.
Sound quality is great for phone and intercom. It sucks for trying to listen to music - and that was the main reason I chose this one. It has no bass response - period! Spoke to a rep at Sena and was told there is no fix for that and he offered a refund, as this was the reason I opted for this unit over a less expensive one. My recommendation is to save a little money and pick a less expensive unit that has good reviews for phone and intercom, because that is all this one is really good for.
February 23, 2015
Great Christmas gift for my boyfriend. Easy to install
January 6, 2015
Good Price and easy to use
This Product was a great Buy. Easy to install in each Helmet and easy to match to each other. Only problem I am having with this Product, The Co-Rider Mike is picking up a lot of Air Flow noise and can be heard very loudly through the Drivers Helmet speakers!!!!!!!!
February 16, 2015
Third year on the road
Heres a product I can absolutly recommend. Im into my third year of rain, and shine daily riding with the SMH10 and its never let me down. Ive put bases on all my helmets so I can switch to whichever lid Im using.
Just went for a New Years ride this morning with it, and at 27 degrees It rocked the whole day.
Im getting ready to order a second one just so I have a spare.
I only use the SMH10 for music and phone calls with my iPhone, never used it as an intercom. The sound quality improves dramatically if you wear earplugs while listening. Kills all the wind noise.
January 1, 2015