Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset
Middle of the Road
The SMH-10 was easy to install. Getting used to using the system has been somewhat challenging, but I am finally figuring it out. The sound quality is average. Just keep in mind you are on a motorcycle. The system serves its purpose as device to listening to music. The communication and phone portion, this little guy is excellent. You can have a normal conversation and hear the person with no issues. The sound is excellent for voice communication. The person on the other end says that there is no wind noise and it doesn't even sound like I am on a motorcycle.
August 31, 2015
Invaluable on road trips
I have been on several long-distance road trips, but I was always adverse to having a headset; I figured that hand-signal communication worked just fine. But recently, I rode with three friends on a 5-day tour of the Smoky Mountains and we all had Sena headsets. It completely changed my way of thinking! We had 4-way intercom conversations, I was able to make phone calls, and the volume and clarity are phenomenal! What's more, the battery lasted a full 8+ hours. Truly, this is a remarkable device, and the price can't be beat. I highly recommend it.
August 24, 2015
Took just a few minutes to install and easy setup
Install was simple and was easy to pair with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Love the turn by turn in the helmet
August 24, 2015
I ordered this for my Shoei Neotec helmet. It was easy to install and set up. Speaker sound is not great, just OK. But its super-easy to use with my iphone and worked well with the other Sena communicators in our group. Ust this for a 1650 mile ride to Sturgis. A great product for a long ride.
August 13, 2015
Worth the money
I was on a group ride from NYC to Philly with several people who had Sena's. We stopped at the Revzilla shop and I made the impulse buy. It replaced some wired speakers I had velcrod inside and connected to my phone.
I attached it to my Shoei Qwest in under 10 minutes and was using the intercom all the way home.
Overall I love the product, but here are some random thoughts in no particular order:
-A single press of the back button DOES connect to Siri. I use this constantly to send text messages or tell my Nav to start. Note: as with all BT devices, the phone must be unlocked to have messages read back to you (on iPhone)
-The battery lasts plenty long (i've gone 10+ hours of constant use with no problem)
-When removing the actual unit from the helmet, the metal contact remains exposed on the helmet portion (base). Of course this faces up when my helmet is locked to my bike and I don't want it to meet unexpected rain
-The speakers get buzzy at full volume, but I rarely need it that high (unless it's very windy and my face shield is up). If I had one complaint, this is it, but I can't knock a full star for it.
-No bass, but what do you expect with speakers that thin
-The controls are not entirely consistent. For example, it some cases the back button is used like an "select" key, but in others it's the toggle and the jog dial is pressed in to "select." The most used functions are fine though.
-I've held conversations at high speed and people on the other end of the line thought I was in a library studying (yes, I actually do that often).
-Overall, other then the slight bulkiness of the product, it's great and see no reason to get the higher end version.
August 4, 2015
Great form and function
I got this so I can listen to my music, get phone calls from my wife, and talk with others I am riding with. It exceded all expectations in those categories.
July 27, 2015
I bought this headset because I friend recommended it. This device is awesome for music, gps, communicating with a fellow rider. The battery life has been awesome so far, I was caught in the rain a few nights back and the device kept working. There was no damage from it getting wet. It has been money well spent so far.
July 13, 2015
Must have product for any motorcyclist
Ahhh, the Sena SMH-10. It was one of the best investments I made concerning my bike.
I have a HJC CL16 helmet size medium. The install took about 15 minutes with most of that spent trying to line up the speakers as efficiently as possible to my ears. Updating the firmware was a breeze with the Sena software.
Usage notes and thoughts:
I have had the unit since April and have never had a problem with it. Rain, snow, 110 degree southwest sun and the unit is still good as new. The battery lasts for a very long time. I usually go two weeks between every charge and that's with it being used everyday due to my motorcycle being my daily driver.The speakers are average (not that i have anything else in my helmet to compare them to) sounding. It may be the way i mounted them or the fit of my helmet. At freeway speeds I have to max out the volume to get some sort of clarity from my music but to be fair wind noise at freeway speeds will still get through earplugs so take what you may from my opinion. One of the things that is slightly clunky about it is trying to remember the order of holds and button presses for all of the functions. I have to look at the manual every time I want to pair with a new person or setup a group chat. Other than the layered he$$ that consist of button pushes and holds, the unit is fabulous and would recommend to anyone that uses a helmet for anything....period.
Will update if anything pops up but I would love to thank Sena for a great product and Revzilla for getting it to me a day before i ordered it :)
July 7, 2015