Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset
Did a 1000 mile trip up the California cost with a friend and they worked great most of the time. They are easy to install, easy to sink with another sena head set and controls are easy to use. The comm between both sena was either great or it was poor. The head sets worked great 80% of the time. This is the thing, we were on a road with nothing but landscape around us and the comm between my friend and I was barely understandable, this only happened rarely. Most of the time it was clear to understand one another, but past 80mph it was hard to understand each other. We both wore modular helmets, not full face. There were times we were sitting in traffic without no line of site from each, at least 400 meters from each other, far enough to the point that I lost my friend and the comm was crystal clear. I believe that the engines rev frequency interfered with the comm, that's just my theory. So how did we fix it?? We would simply stop the the Comm and restart it, sort of like restarting your computer , in other words, just closing and reopening the comm connection. This unit is a must have I riding with another person, it makes the ride much more enjoyable.
December 2, 2013
I used to have a set of Cardo headsets for my brother and myself and I found the Sena and was intrigued. After purchasing and installing I have had zero regrets. The audio quality is excellent and the bluetooth functionality is very good. Range is quite acceptable with some loss in the mountains if you lose line of sight with your riding partner. I even purchased a spare to use for passenger lids. I love the fact that Sena is always working to improve theri product and frequently release firmware upgrades for improved functionality. I highly recommend this headset.
November 30, 2013
Great sound. Simple to use.
Installation took about 30 minutes, but now I could do one in 10 minutes. There are only two control knobs and you can use them easily even with a thick winter glove. Sound quality is really great and you can still wear earplugs to cut out road noise and just turn up the volume to compensate. At highway speed I called my wife and she said it sounded like I was sitting in an office somewhere. The voice activated answering function is great. I haven't tried the intercom yet.
November 25, 2013
Nice, loud and clear
After 3 days I had to exchange for new one. Great product though. Clear and lould. Everyone one could hear me even at interstate speed. Easy to install. Dont think I could do with out it now.
November 25, 2013
Love this Bluetooth head set. durable and simple to use while riding. It survived a drop at 60 Mph because I accidentally squeezed the release lever while i was adjusting my helmet i pulled over grabbed it off the pavement popped it back in an took off no problems. great fro listening to the radio over your phone or if you have a music play list.
November 19, 2013
Great product and works as advertised.
This is my second dual pack, I now have 4 units and the first generation works great with the new ones. In 2012 a buddy and I rode 6,000 miles on a two week vacation and stayed in contact the entire time. They did work at over a half kilometer. We discovered that Bluetooth is line-of-sight and rounding a corner on a shear cliff would lose the connection. It reestablished the connection as soon as the other unit was in sight. My unit is paired with my Garmin Zumo 665 and my iPhone so I get calls as needed, listen to XM radio, navigation and intercom. A really cool feature is the conference mode where all 4 of us can be in communication at the same time. It does get on my nerves listening to the chatter from the wives. It is great though where my buddy and I can have communication and the wives can have theirs. The units are great on club rides where lead and drag can stay in contact if someone has trouble we don't run off and leave them.
I got away from the speakers and went to the earbud receiver and use S Plugs that I push into the ear canal. It keeps the wind noise out, helps my ears to equalize up and down the mountains and reduces the volume that is needed. No more road or wind noise. Wind noise is sometimes picked up by the microphone in a full face helmet.
We ran the units almost non stop for 10-12 hours in a day without having to charge them. Very good battery life!
2005 Goldwing ABS
December 3, 2013
Great product for rider and passenger!
This unit is perfect for rider and passenger, or 2 riders staying very close during their session.
The speakers are very clear and extremely loud, even at highway speeds. My only complaint is the lack of bass...at high volume the speakers can become ear piercing.
Great product for the money!
December 2, 2013
Excellent for two person communication, phone, music
These are quite amazing and work really well for small group rides. The range on these is around a quarter mile, but that is really not important if you have two people in your group because you can also use the cell phone and quick dial to reach the other person. Sound clarity is amazing, Bluetooth connected to iPhone 5 without any issue. Pairing is super easy. Upgrading the firmware is super easy. Control with the one knob, and the phone button is super easy with gloves on. Microphone is very clear and has very little wind noise even at 65mph (face shield' modular helmet). Charge time is about 2 hours, and use time is about 10 hours with Bluetooth.
Install is a easy, and the metal mount is very strong. It includes a stick on mount, foam inserts to move the speakers close to your ear. The speakers fit into the Scorpion EXO-900 speaker holes with very little modification. I had to trim about a 1/8" of foam from one corner to get it to fit flush with the foam.
It has voice command to answer the phone, or initiate communication. This works very well, and has had very few false starts.
Also, Revzilla price matched this product and was the lowest on the internet. They are a great company who goes above and beyond with customer service.
November 25, 2013