Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Earbuds with Boom and Wired Microphone
Clear and I can hear it through my ear plugs. When I was talking on the mobile no one could tell I was on the interstate.
November 25, 2013
The best solution for in helmet audio
A low cost alternative for people with more than one helmet.
Being able to use the SMH-10 in multiple helmets with ear phones is terriffic. I even scrapped the Schuberth SRC system in favor of the better functionality of the SMH-10. It has been my experience that helmet speakers are just about useless. The noise isolation capabilities and increased audio fidelity provided by a good headphone can't be beat!
Too bad the SMH -10 doesn't come that way in out of the box.
November 18, 2013
Music and calls sound soooo much better now!
Having read a lot of reviews of the earbud clamp, I was a bit leary of the durability of the jack. I found a somewhat ingenious "fix" online - wrap the coiled cord up and over the Sena unit and back down behind itself - this will take the pressure off the plug should your cord get caught in something. Take a look at the pictures to see what I'm talking about.
With the durability issue solved, I have nothing but good things to say. Music is so much clearer and louder, without being fatiguing, and calls are crystal clear. When not listening to music, my earphones (Westone 3s) double as earplugs, which is great. With the in-helmet speakers, I'd have to crank my music to hear any detail and at highway speeds, it was nearly imperceptible - and it made my ears tired, trying to pick out any detail. AND, I'd have to wear a separate pair of earplugs.
All in all, a very worthwhile upgrade and one I highly recommend.
October 21, 2013
Terrible design by Sena, breaks instantly
Between our two Senas, this is the 4th replacement we've had to buy for the mount. The thin wire on the back wears extremely fast, and cuts out sound to one ear bud. Sena refuses to replace them, calling it "wear and tear." But, FOUR in a year? Please. It means Sena's product is designed poorly. This new one quit sending sound to the left earbud on my FIRST ride with it. One ride.
October 7, 2013
Durability is the issue..
As others have said the female connector that is attached to the unit with a flexible wire harness is not durable. I am on my second one and I just noticed it has fatigued and wires are exposed. There is just no way that the design can last. Too bad because the rest of the set up is perfect. I use the Shure EC3 earbuds and with the right fitting ear adapters the sound is awesome and the wind noise is minimal..
October 6, 2013
The plug broke within a week
Be very careful, I turned my head, the cable for my headphones snagged on my jacket, and suddenly I went mono. The plug pulled out half of the soldered connection.
If it weren't for the durability I would easily give a Good rating. I am hoping that they warranty it, hope to hear back soon.
August 19, 2013
Glad there is this option
Install was a piece of cake. Have the regular kit (with speakers) installed in my Bell RS1, and this kit with ear buds installed on my AFX FX-39. It would have been nice if the ear bud option was included in the original kit, especially at the price point the kit is at. Enjoy the substantially higher quality sound I am able to get using the ear buds. Original speakers with the unit are fine for communicating, but have poor sound for music. Rated durability in the mid-range because I haven't got a lot of use with it yet.
July 22, 2013
Earbud attachments breaks
The Good: The concept is great. I like the idea of using earbuds as they double as earplugs and the sound is far better then anything speakers can offer.
The Bad: Still not loud enough. However, I ordered inline amplifiers that charge separately that give you as much volume as you need.
The Ugly: The flexible female earbud connectors are very weakly designed. They are not secured to the main unit. One broke a wire by normal movement and flex involved in plugging in the earbud male end. I sent it back and it was replaced. While I was waiting for a return, and using my wife's earbud helmet clamp connector, it broke, because of the normal flex involved in plugging and unplugging the earbuds. And of course the wire pulled loose on the first day of a long trip when I was depending on using this system. Now I'll have to return the 2nd one. The female connector for receiving earbuds needs to be built securely into the clamp unit, not a weak, flexible female end dangling away from the main unit, which makes it subject to twisting and wire disconnection. This whole helmet clamp kit for earbuds needs to be completely redesigned.
Recommend do not buy.
June 25, 2013