Sena SMH10-11 Universal Bluetooth Headset
Worth its weight in gold
The Sena SMH10 is my first bluetooth kit for motorcycle use. It's literally worth its weight in gold. Seriously the best investment (next to protective gear) that I've made for riding. 5/5 Bang for Buck
Installation is pretty straight forward, but if you're having a hard time with it, theres plenty of youtube videos that will clear up the more intraquet parts of the install. If you graduated highschool, or are projected to soon, you can install this. 5/5 Ease of install
Haven't tried to smash this thing, but it doesn't feel cheap and does well in the rain. Durability gets 5/5 for that.
Sound clarity is only really where this thing is lacking. Even though it scored higher than Ease of Use (get to that later). I can hear my buddy, as we talk in a low conversational tone, at 50mph, a quarter mile apart while riding. There's wind noise, but we can still very clearly understand eachother in fullface sport bike helmets. I haven't tried a phone call yet. The music is a bit quiet when you hook it up to your phone via bluetooth to listen to tunes, but it gets the job done. Simply put, when you can no longer hear your music over the wind noise, it's no longer safe to be listening to music, because you're going to fast. 4/5 Could be better, but still good sound clarity.
Finally for Ease of Use, the instructions make sense, and the buttons are big enough to feel with your gloves to do the certain actions you need to do. But theres so many commands to learn that it takes awhile. I gave it a 3/5 because there's literally so many options of use. But simple things like pairing to your phone for music, or to a buddies sena for intercom, is 5/5 very easy.
Buy one. Get this kit with the boom and wired mic so you can explore options that work best for you.
April 17, 2014
Easy Install, great sound and great features!
I was hesitant to get due to concerns about install, but it was very easy to install and setup. Sound is very good. I use all capabilities of this device - intercom, blue tooth, wire ipod, GPS, etc. All work great!
April 14, 2014
Great product, great price!
The SMH10 may have been one of the best purchases I have made for my bike. Easy to install on my Schuberth helmet, paired up with my iPhone and Garmin 660 effortlessly and works like a charm. I now have all my music, turn by turn directions from the 660, phone capability, and rider to rider comm. I recommend this piece highly. Sounds great, easy to use, does exactly what it says it will do. Go for it!
April 14, 2014
Got this communicator to be able to connect with 3 other riders that I ride with. Pairing the device with one other communicator was a piece of cake. Paring with 2 other communicators a bit more difficult. By the time we were done trying to pair up 4 communicators I was ready to have Cher slap me and say "Snap out of it!!!". Once we got all 4 connected we were afraid to turn them off.
April 9, 2014
Short commuter, ditch the HD
First off, I have to say that having this unit is amazing. I can listen to music, send texts (botched by Siri), answer the phone, and get directions all from my iPhone and Siri. I have about a 25 minute commute one way and have been running for about two weeks on the initial charge, primarily listening to music. Siri has difficulty understanding what I am saying in my HJC FS-15 if the visor is cracked, but that could be my Midwest-west coast-southern accent. As far as people mentioning that the speakers are not that loud, I find it better than what I had, nothing. Listen to it off the bike, it is plenty LOUD, but I never use ear plugs. Living in northern Virginia, revzilla shipping is extremely fast and packaging is excellent. Plus I got my first tram_ stamp for my "new to me" 09 V-strom. Love "isn't that the same shirt" Anthony's videos. How cool is it to be, however old he is, and be a co-founder of such an amazing "one stop shop" for motorcycle enthusiasts. If I wasn't so lazy and could be as successful, I would quit my salary job in a heart beat. Hope to visit the store some day. Ring that gong revzilla team!
April 8, 2014
This is my first Bluetooth in a helmet and I must say very impressed. The sound quality is great. Even doing 65 you can still make a call and the person on the other end can understand you.
April 7, 2014
Good sound quality
This unit sounds a lot better then the Scala. The buttons are easy to use and find. It takes a little to get use to but all units will. I need to study more to get all of the features but the basics are easy to figure out. Pairs easy with your phone and with other riders. When using the phone the person on the other end never knew I was riding a motorcycle at the time. Music sound is good also. Works well on a very rainy day.
March 31, 2014
More than Satisfied
Before reviewing this product, I was thinking in how myself use the consumer reviews, when buying a new product.
Basically I look for the bad reviews to see if they make sense and how they will impact my buying process.
Turns out that I have nothing bad to say about this device. The sound is good, and yes, super easy to use. Turn on, access you phone, pick what you want to listen and you are ready to ride.
I will buy another one for my wife, to use with her new helmet.
March 24, 2014