Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - For Earbuds
I'm replacing a previous one that the jack broke on and while this is a good product I wish they'd do a better job with building in the 3.5mm plug-in so the base won't pull off. This is a bit of a redesign so I'll see how it performs.
May 1, 2013
This should be the default clip with a new unit
I much prefer this clip but the ear bud input is a bit on the weak side and the plastic can tear after some use. I have locked mine in place using sugru. just molded it around the input and it makes it a solid piece that wont bend or tear.
April 22, 2013
Great product, but needs revision
I wrote a glowing review of the SENA SMH10, but I am a bit miffed that the consumer is required to purchase an entirely separate base to use the SMH10 with earbuds. The base supplied with the SMH10 has hard-wired speakers and a 1/8" stereo input that, for all intents and purposes, is useless to me. I would like to see the 1/8" stereo input replaced by an earbud output that would allow me to utilize the wired speakers for casual rides and commuting, but allow me to simply plug in earbuds for long rides. Instead, I have to change out the entire base if I want to ride with buds. All said, the SMH10 is an amazing product and it deserves a strong review, but this base seems like an unnecessary expense.
April 1, 2013
Avoid at all costs
Me and two friends purchased three of these for a cross-country road trip. Within days of use, the cable/wire that comes out of the adapter (towards the back) ripped and exposed the wire. Soon after the adapter begins to disconnect and reconnect intermittently and then stops working all together.
Sena will replace the product for you with an RMA but it will simply happen again over and over.
Do not buy.
PS: Since I'm stuck with this, if anyone has ANY ideas on how to reinforce the wire on my replacement clamp kit please let me know! lol. I hate to have to ask for a 2nd replacement so soon.
March 14, 2013
Does its job, does it well!
I've had several of these installed on various helmets, and I doubt I'll ever be without one. First, the positives. They install exactly like the original mount that comes with the SMH-10. Using headphones rather than the in-helmet speakers has a couple of huge advantages. First, you can actually hear them at highway speeds. Second, they also act as ear plugs, which I am a huge proponent of for every rider. Obviously, you don't have to worry about routing wires like you do when installing in-helmet speakers. The quality of the sound is directly proportional to the quality of your headphones. I use Skull Candy Titans, and the sound quality is fantastic, whether talking to another rider, talking on the phone, or listening to tunes. The only issue I have had with these is with the headphone jack. The older units had rigid plastic jacks that would eventually break off, no matter how gently you inserted and removed the headphones. Sena recognized the problem (props to them!), and now use a flexible, articulated jack. Great idea, but I've still had cracks form. I have solved this on three different installed mounts by simply putting a tie strap around the jack and sliding the extra length of tie strap up between the helmet shell and foam insert (just like the inner bracket of the mount itself). This easy and inexpensive precaution works great, and I've had no more problems with the headphone jacks. Overall, this is a great product, and one that I personally believe should be standard issue with the Sena units. As for buying from Revzilla...that's a no-brainer. There is simply no better customer service on planet Earth.
March 11, 2013
Great for earbuds
I'd been considering a sound system for my helmet for a while. I'd used Autocomm and Starcom in the past. More recently I've used earbuds connected to an iPod. But I really wanted a system without wires to I didnt feel "tethereed" to the bike or a device. I'd read the reviews of the Sena, Cardo and other systems. I decided on the Sena and I am not disappointed. Install was easy. The system paired with my phone with no problems. Sound quality is outstanding. If you are looking for a system like this I recommend the Sena. You won't be disappointed. The sale price at Revzilla sealed the deal. I have the system with speakers in one helmet and this one for using earbuds in a second helmet. The sound qualicyt and volume with the earbuds is even better than the speakers.
February 11, 2013
Remember to use the included coiled cable
Second one I have bought because I did not use the included cable and nearly pulled the jack out of the original one with a taught cable and too much head turning. The coil cable would have allowed more head movement without damaging the jack. My bad. Works great otherwise.
December 3, 2012
I like using ear buds for music
Like riding with ear buds to listen to music while riding. This works great.
November 26, 2012