Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset
Eary to install and operate.
Puchase this plus 2 univeral Sena SMH10 mounts at the same time. Mounted them on an Arai Quantum II, Arai Signet-Q, and Shoei RF1000 with the wired microphone. Removed the check pads and cut out holes in pads (foam and styrofoam) to match the speakers. Helmet lining either removable or easily moved to run wires out of sight. Was easy to do a high quality and professional looking job without modifying the shell in any way. Of course first helmet took the longest. Newer Sena models with longer range, built in FM, upgraded bluetooth, and more features, but good base model for making and answering telephone calls (voice command) or talking with passenger. Excellent noise cancellation and can talk without person on other end asking you to repeat what you said. Speakers without much dynamic range.
September 15, 2014
A great piece of equipment
After owning a chatterbox radio for years my wife and I really did not enjoy radios on the bike at all. Then I was introduced to Sena. This is about as simple as it it really gets too. Within 2-4 seconds of meeting up with somebody that you want to chat with you are paired and the sound quality is awesome.
I like that it can be setup for VOX or for continuous intercom and that is meaningful. Our old radio had VOX only and sometimes trying to get the radio cued was a pain.
Upside is simplicity to fit and use and interface with any Bluetooth device you have, and even cable if you prefer using a cord for your music or gps interface. The downside would be the range is probably an effective quarter mile in a straight and a bit less if in curves with buildings in the way etc.
My wife and I can now ride with some friends and the four of us can chat live from rider to passengers and bike to bike without any garbled sound or waiting for the line to clear.
September 1, 2014
Intercom is good. Linking can be slow. Radio transmit attenuated.
I bought this for spirited trail rides in our Kawasaki Teyrix UTV. I needed the combination intercom of the SMH10 headsets along with the use of the SR10 two-way radio adapter.
The biggest flaw is that the transmit output of the radio through the SR10 is severely reduced (to a whisper). Also, the co-pilot (my wife) isn't in on the radio conversation because only one SMH10 headset can link to the SR10 radio adapter (probably a good thing for her, as she'd rather listen to her music).
The bluetooth sync is sometimes slow. While 15 seconds may not seem like a long time, a 1000cc Polaris RZR can be long gone in that time, especially if I have to take off my helmet to see which lights are blinking. If my co-pilot happens to touch the wrong buttons, we have to start all over again.
This bluetooth seems to be too clever by half. Great for motorcycles, I suppose. But Sena could improve flexibility if they included more wired options for someone who is sitting three feet to my right.
I will contact Sena Tech Support after the holiday, but I suspect I'll be returning it.
August 31, 2014
From gimmick toy to essential tool
I bought a single unit and paired it easily with a friend's unit. We rode from NYC to Morgan Hill CA in 11 days and used our SENAs frequently. Instead of wild gesticulations or horn honking to communicate, we just touched the jog dial and... talked! Is very helpful also for listening to Garmin Zumo GPS directions. My buddy used his SENA to listen to music on his iPod Nano. I also purchased a cord to plug unit into my BMW auxiliary outlet but never needed it; nightly charging the unit in motel was sufficiently for all-day use. Installation was initially intimidating for my Arai but on a SUNDAY, Eric Mansky of Revzilla responded BY EMAIL within 30 minutes to my query - even including a PHOTO to help me along (folks, THAT is the Revilla difference: the NORDSTROM of motorcycle retailing). All in all, SENA was well worth the investment. Am no very curious about the even newer model that is succeeding this model. - SC, NYC
August 21, 2014
Super Happy with this unit!
Very straight forward ease of use and install if you read the directions. Easy mounting inside my Shoei Neotec. Pairing it to my iPhone to listen to tunes has changed my riding!
August 18, 2014
Love these things
I've owned Sena SMH-10's since they were introduced. Love the fact that Sena offer frequent free firmware upgrades. Our oldest unit is as capable as our newest and much more capable than when we bought them. Use them for motorcycling, snowmobiling and skiing. Have headsets on every helmet we own. So easy to switch the Bluetooth unit.
August 18, 2014
purchased item for my son on his birthday. excellent product. highly recommend this to anyone.
August 18, 2014
First unit was bad out of the box with interference in ear buds and a non tuning radio. 2nd unit shipped with a broken speaker clip bracket and a short in the wired mic. All units have software bugs. They have patched twice already but some remain like if you are connected to a gp10 gopro unit the mic is disabled on a phone call. Give it a few months and see.
August 18, 2014