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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset

The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10 on your helmet, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth helmet communication system offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles.

System Features

General

  • Talk time: 12 hours
  • Standby time: 10 days
  • Working Distance (Intercom): up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain
  • 4-way conference intercom

Dimensions

  • Headset: 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in)
  • Clamp unit: 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in)
  • Headset weight: 60g (2.11 oz)
  • Clamp unit: 84g (2.96 oz)

Bluetooth

  • Profiles: Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP),
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP),
  • Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • Bluetooth v3.0+EDR

Audio

  • Advanced Noise Control: Improved wind and engine noise reduction
  • Sidetone: Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom
  • Built-in SBC Codec
  • Voice prompts
  • Conference phone call with intercom participant
  • Noise cancellation
  • Wind noise reduction
  • Wide volume control
  • Sample rate: 48kHz (DAC)
  • Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack

Battery

  • Charging time: 2.5 hours
  • Type: Lithium polymer battery

In the Box

  • Headset Main Units
  • Speaker-Microphone Clamp Units
  • USB Power and Data Cables (Micro USB)
  • Cigarette Lighter Chargers (Micro USB)
  • 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cables
  • Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors
  • Microphone Sponges
  • Velcro Pads for Speakers
  • Allen Wrenches

Please Note:  Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies.

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Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset 4.7 5 166 166
switches I have made the switch from wire to bluetooth and for the most part like what I have. I still feel nothing beats hard wire but if you want to go Bluetooth, Sena is one of the manufacturers you should consider. I am still trying to get comfortable with the toggling between functions (phone, music, GPS, intercom, etc) but think all will be good with some more practice July 23, 2014
Great for the price! Makes riding with friends more enjoyable. I never thought I would be one of those people with a Bluetooth headset but... One of my nerdy gear geek friends twisted my arm to purchase the sena smh10 and I'm glad he did. Pros would be not having to have head phone wires dangling and the ability to communicate with your friends makes longer rides a blast to go on! Battery life is exceptional! Quality product as well! Cons; would have to be overall sound quality while on the highway at 80+ mph... If I wanna listen to music and deaden the wind noise I'd probably prefer using headphones but that's a very minimal complaint. Overall, two thumbs up :) totally worth the $! July 23, 2014
not enough bass I mainly got this so I can listen to music on long trips. The music quality is tinny and there is no bass. It however is plenty loud. call quality is good. I used the boom mic even though I have a full face helmet. July 15, 2014
Great value I've used Sena smh 10 for at least 3 years now they work great for music , intercom and phone calls and battery last 12 hr easy !! Best of all very affordable , must have accessory July 14, 2014
Better for intercom than music listening. Worked very well for intercom. Listening to music at speeds greater than 30-40 mph was not so good. I have a Shoei modular and wind noise is greater (almost) than the music audio. Still trying to get a handle on control unit navigation. It hasn't been easy.. July 9, 2014
Great product This is the third of these units I've bought. Had the first two for 6 or 8 months and been using them strictly between rider and passenger. Bought this for my son for a long bike trip. Worked very well and with good range and clarity. July 7, 2014
Excellent quality and sound I received a recommendation from a friend for this product. I had been wanting to purchase a system but afraid to just order something I had not seen or didn't know what I would get for sure. With his recommendation I purchased it and it is great. Installed easily with numerous options for different helmets. And the sound is incredible. The buetooth feature is easy to use and make selections while on the road. June 30, 2014
Volume is very good! Very easy to install and pair with phone and my Garmin 665. Could not stream with Pandora while paired with the Garmin. It may be just the way they are paired or an IPhone issue. June 30, 2014
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Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Joseph L: Multiple good reviews to replace my old chatterbox Jul 24, 2014
Rachel G: It's bluetooth, man. Gotta have it. Jul 13, 2014
Rodney M. A: Video Jul 3, 2014
Mike T: Good reviews, both at Revzilla and on the internet. And the price is right - 50% less than the Cardo G9. Jun 30, 2014
Tonya D: replacing antiquidated autocom corded system. Tired of cords and connrctos breaking. Time to move to new tecnology. Jun 28, 2014
ED R: wanted to listen to music while riding Jun 27, 2014
wendy o: Rick - Director of sales Jun 26, 2014
BRETT H: cause it works far better then the cardo scala does and works great in the Shoei RF-1200. one, because its a quiet helmet so u can actually hear the music and two, it has cut outs for the speakers. and still SNELL certified. Jun 23, 2014
Vivian W: birthday present for my riding buddy - I already have one, so this means we can keep in touch Jun 22, 2014
Richard G: A friend has it and he is happy with the system. A know is better then unknown. Jun 9, 2014
Debi K: Fathers Day present for my husband so he can listen to pandora when hes riding his Harley Jun 9, 2014
Igor V: Buddy of mine has the exact one and I really like it.

Thanks
Jun 4, 2014
Terry L: I purchased this based on the recommendation of Revzilla. The audio is awesome on it, and it lasts about 8-10hours on a charge which is awesome. I actually rode 1000 miles the other day, and it lasted the whole time, I plugged it in for maybe 30-45min at about 500 miles when I stopped for lunch, and it worked the rest of the way home! Plenty of volume in this unit, and the control knob works really well even with gloves on. Ive used this a full year now, and no complaints! Its Awesome! May 31, 2014
Mark K: Recommended by my cousin May 27, 2014
Al E: Universal Bluetooth to work with my other headsets. May 26, 2014
Sean C: Am taking cross country ride with a friend who already has SENA SMH10. May 22, 2014
Nathan C: Wanted to stream music, ear buds was starting to get annoying. Took about 15 minutes to install, sounds good. It can get loud, suffers frok lack of bass but what do you expect with a inch speaker.. At 65 mph was told it just sounded alittle windy. May 22, 2014
Yuvaraj S: I wanted to make/take calls while I am riding and also to listen music sometimes on boring long highways.. May 21, 2014
alejandro s: Read a lot of reviews and they totally convinced me to buy it. Nevertheless you should take into consideration, that when you wear a neck brace your lateral movements will be affected by the headset. May 20, 2014
Paul D: I chose this due to its user-friendly characteristics and ability to connect to multiple devices (phone, gps, radio). May 7, 2014
M A: bored on long trips, excellent reviews. Apr 28, 2014
Estefer A: 2nd pair love this bluetooth for my girlfriend Apr 23, 2014
richard s: recommendation of a friend Apr 21, 2014
George B: I wanted to be able to talk with my friend and my girlfriend while we ride. Apr 20, 2014
Robert N: Recommended by cycle enthusiast, checked out his unit performance and decided this was the way to go. Will be able to add additional remarks after receipt of the headset and use of both intercom, Bluetooth GPS and phone. Apr 12, 2014
Donald B: The best solution for my helmet. Apr 11, 2014
A s: Ease of use. Quality and adaptability to other systems. Apr 10, 2014
Walter B: I selected this bluetooth unit on advise from another user. Apr 8, 2014
Randy H: I currently own a SMH10 headset and it works great. I purchased a duel pack a couple of years ago but sold one to my riding buddy last year to use on our trip to ride the blue ridge parkway. The units worked great. Apr 5, 2014
Luis V: Good Bluetooth device, plenty of How to Videos on YouTube to get the most of the device. Wishing the volume was a bit louder. Apr 5, 2014
Bruce B: Great reviews and many perks that come with this model. Apr 4, 2014
Jm D: I picked them because of the reviews that you had on your revzilla reviews on youtube and I like the features offered Mar 31, 2014
David T: From Revzilla's video and youtube videos, it seem the best for the price. Had lots of great reviews. Mar 25, 2014
Francis S: Very good reviews universal for most helmets. Bluetooth and best technology available. Mar 23, 2014
Kevin M: Great bluetooth setup on my 2012 BMW K1600 GTL. Mar 20, 2014
Stéphane M: because of a friend recommended me Mar 10, 2014
Dennis R: Great system to tie into my bike and radar detector with the SM10. I also prefer noise canceling earbuds over helmet speakers as long term exposure to wind noise in helmets can be deafening. Mar 4, 2014
Sam G: Friend recommended. Still use to this day. Mar 2, 2014
Robert M: Reviewers universally loved it. Loudest volume, needed to hear music/phone while wearing hearing protection. Feb 24, 2014
Richard V: To chat with my good time buddies while riding. Feb 22, 2014
B P: A couple of guys I ride with use this headset and they like it. Feb 11, 2014
Chris W: I wanted to listen to my music without earbuds Jan 26, 2014
Phil Z: Wanted something to allow Bluetooth streaming of music and rider to rider communication. Very happy with the Sena! Jan 7, 2014
Colette P: Great sale price and perfect for those times when riding distances on asphalt with friends instead of the fire-roads. Jan 3, 2014
David W: I wanted an audio system for my Arai XD-4 helmet. It is used to talk to fellow riders with similar systems and receives XM stereo transmissions from the Sena SM 10. Nov 30, 2013
D T: Great reviews Nov 20, 2013
Dean P: All reviews on websites were great. This fits my riding style, a daily commute to work of 25 miles. I am able to hear my emails and text messages as well as make calls - all while riding at 40 - 60 mph. What more can you ask for! Nov 16, 2013
Travis S: I keep losing my ear buds while riding and have missed numerous important calls while on the road.
I wanted to be able to play Pandora on my phone as well as not miss those important calls.
Nov 1, 2013
Christopher Cope C: Two-way communication between passenger and rider, and to listen to music while riding. Oct 30, 2013
David P: Going to use this with an SR10 interface to a Kenwood F6A tri-band amateur transceiver to communicate with other people I ride with that are also hams. Oct 23, 2013
Sammy A: They seemed to be the best choice in bluetooth communication, and so far I have no doubt its the best choice that I have made. Oct 21, 2013
Colin S: I want to be able to make and receive phone calls from my bike while commuting or on long rides. This also allows me to listen to music and control my blue tooth phone during music playback. It works great. Oct 19, 2013
Robert M: friend Oct 18, 2013
Jeff M: Anthony recommendation :) Sep 13, 2013
Jenifer W: The best and most versatile bluetooth headset from Sena Sep 6, 2013
David H: Choice of boom or wired microphone. Sep 3, 2013
Zathan B: In helmet music, occasional calls, good sound and a reasonable price. Fits my Arai XD4 well (minor foam trimming to fit the speakers to my liking). Almost a year of fairly constant use with no issues. I was concerned about the size and the giant wheel knob. Size is fine and the knob has turned out to be my favorite feature. Easy to use at any speed with gloves on. Aug 31, 2013
Ewerton D: Anthony from Revzilla TV best recommendation. Aug 31, 2013
Joshua L: Bought this to be able to listen to music and use the phone when absolutely necessary. Quality pays a huge roll when deciding to buy electronics such as things like this. Aug 29, 2013
Dominic R: Recommended by professionals Aug 8, 2013
A shopper asked: does this product have the outlet to plug in ear buds? Aug 16, 2013
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James R: It does, but I haven't tried it, since the bluetooth to iPhone/iPod works great.

Also has the ability to charge the unit while riding. Very important to some of us, who like to get far away from everywhere, where plugging it in at night is not an option.
Aug 21, 2013
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Brandon K: No. it only has the charging outlet. I bought this product about 4 months ago and it works great. Good sound, holds a long charge, and the microphone is very clear even at 70 mph. Aug 19, 2013
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justin a: No there is no output for ear buds . There is a 3.5mm input jack for a MP3 player or other non Bluetooth device and there's the charger port that's it. Aug 19, 2013
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Michael J: No, you have to purchase the different mount unit that ear buds will plug into, in addition to this unit. Aug 19, 2013
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Tom G: You have to buy the other unit with the boom mic as an additional piece. I love my SENA! Aug 19, 2013
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Mike C: The only plug is for MP3 input. The supplied speakers work very well for music. Aug 19, 2013
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Johan N: I don't believe so, I just installed it in my Shoei Neotec without checking. Aug 20, 2013
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John D. C: No, but you can order a mount that does accept a jack for earbuds. Aug 19, 2013
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MarkS S: Not to my knowledge. Aug 19, 2013
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Steven J: No. Aug 19, 2013
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Gary W: no Aug 19, 2013
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A s: This helmet set does have an MP3 port on the part of the unit that attaches to the helmet. The control unit must be attached the the helmet piece to work.
The control unit is not where the MP3 port is.
I hope this helps. If there are any further questions please let me know. -Rob-
Aug 27, 2013
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Patrick K asked: does smh10 have an fm tuner in it ? Sep 29, 2013
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Capt M: No it does not but if you have an iPhone or iPod it works with it just fine...

From the SENA web site:
Features

Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards)*
Four-way conference intercom
Conference phone call with intercom participant
Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS
Voice prompts
Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players
Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back
Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial (Patent pending)
Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booste
Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones
Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigations
Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable
Water resistant for use in inclement weathe
Crystal clear and natural sound quality
Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 days stand-by time
Can be used while charging on road trips
Individual volume control for each audio source
Firmware upgradeable
Peace of mind – thanks to the two-year warranty
Sep 29, 2013
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Michael C: The SMH-10 does not have an FM tuner in it.
Just as an FYI it does have a high level of functionality that surpasses other "high end" units. Example: Schuberth.
Sep 29, 2013
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Andrew M: No. But if you have iHeart Radio or something comparable, you can listen to your smartphone through the headset as you go. Podcasts, too. Sep 29, 2013
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A s: This unit does not have an FM tuner.
But if your phone or Bluetooth enabled device can access a radio app. than your good to go!'
Sep 29, 2013
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Kenneth C: I don't believe that it does have a tuner. I listen mostly to slacker and Pandora via Bluetooth only. Sep 30, 2013
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A s: No, it does not. Sep 29, 2013
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A s: No FM tuner Sep 29, 2013
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Matthew R: No Sep 30, 2013
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Diego B asked: How reliable is the sticky mount? My helmet padding is non-removable so I wouldn't be able to use the clamp. I don't feel like dropping $160 on this only to have it fall off my helmet. Apr 25, 2014
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Chris A: Hi, if you're referring to the sticky mounts for the speakers and mic, they work great. I have been using this unit for 10k miles worth of riding and have zero complaints. All of my components are still in their original placements and have not shown any signs of failure. Worth the price if you ask me. Apr 25, 2014
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Matthew R: You shouldnt have to remove the helmet padding to attach the clamp mount. It has a plate that slides up between the shell and the foam of the helmet and the screws are on the bottom. Installing the speakers without being able to remove the padding will be the bigger issue. Apr 28, 2014
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Paul A: I've had mine attached with the "sticky mount" for almost two years now with no problems. Now the stickyness of the speakers is another issue. I've had to replace the supplied velco with 3M replacements after a year. Apr 25, 2014
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Michael C: I would put a dab of clear silicone on the tape and stick it on the helmet.
Tape it in place until the silicone sets up.
I use this method on many different items and it has never failed!
Apr 26, 2014
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Kenneth C: I've had mine for a few years now but don't even remember having a sticky option. Ensure you explore all the market has today. Speakers are weak. Intermittent issues with cutting out pandora. . Apr 26, 2014
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Brandon K: I have had this unit on my helmet for over a year now with the sticky mount and it is still rock solid, even at speeds up to 100 mph. Apr 25, 2014
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Steven J: Sorry, I've only used the clamp. Apr 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: How will this unit connect with other brands? Firmware upgrade from what I am told but where are the instructions on how to do it and is it difficult? Mar 14, 2014
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JOHN D Z: SENA makes it easy. They have a little program you put on your computer that streamlines the process. In fact, theres a firmware update out now for it.

As far as comnecting woth others I believe you can walkie talkie with other headsets and the instructions are in the box, the software and, on thier website.
Mar 20, 2014
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Sena B: The SMH10 is able to be paired with other non-Sena headsets out in the market after updating the firmware to v5.0 which will add the Universal Intercom feature. For instructions on how to use the Universal Intercom feature, check the v5.0 User's Guide in the Support section under Documents. Mar 20, 2014
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Brandon K: How many non-Sean headsets can it connect to at one time? Jun 2, 2014
Harry K: It doesn't connect with other brands... connecting with other SENA units works fairly well; takes a few attempts sometimes, connects right up sometimes... but if your friends run other systems, you should get that system. It's unfortunately, not a universal com protocol at this point. Mar 20, 2014
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Paul A: Don't know about brands but it connects fine with my Android phone. Just updated my headset's firmware to 5.0 easily with no problems. Instructions on how to do it are in the user manual that can be viewed or downloaded from the Sena website, it you don't already have a paper copy. Mar 20, 2014
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Manuel A: As far as I can tell, these do not communicate with other brands. As for firmware updates, it's super easy. This thing just works, while it looks bulky, you will appreciate the ease of use. Good luck! Mar 20, 2014
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Brandon K: Not sure on each individual brand, but a friend of mine has the Sena SMH10R and it links up just fine. Mar 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is this now Mac compatible (for the firmware upgrades)? thx Aug 25, 2012
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Schnell: Yes. If your version has a micro usb connection. Sena has not created an application for 10.8 (mountain lion), but 10.7 does work in it's place. It is a bit cumbersome. You will likely have to change security settings of your mac to allow the install as Sena is not a Mac or affiliate developer (I had to do this, then reverted back to a safer setting). Sena provides a video on how to update or you can find it on youtube. Current firmware available as of 10-7 is 4.1.1 and I purchased mine with 4.0. I don't see a reason to upgrade until technology changes or Sena publishes a need to do so. I did not gain anything other than access to change default settings for various things. I chose to keep the defaults, imagine most would do the same. Oct 8, 2012
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mmmmbeeeeer: Yep, I installed the mac firmware upgrade application and it worked fine. Sme have experienced problems with Bluetooth on their mac after using, but I had no problems.

Have upgraded and downgraded successfully (4.1.0 -> 4.1.1 -> 4.0 -> 4.1.1) trying to sort out Bluetooth problems that turned out to be iPhone 5 Bluetooth problems.
Dec 17, 2012
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Aznhomie06: I tried it on my mac running mountain lion and gives me a USB open error lets hope they come out with an update Sep 4, 2012
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4rty8: Yes, I only have a mac and followed the instructions and the did the upgrade flawless. Oct 29, 2012
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Drakkus38: They have a Mac version of the software, but I haven't gotten it to work yet... Sep 13, 2012
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RevZilla: The Sena SMH10 does have the ability to be updated using certain versions of the MAC operating systems. Currently, Sena offers a software manager on their website for Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 and Lion 10.7.

On a related note, the Sena SMH10-11 is the same exact device as the regular Sena SMH-10. The difference between the two kits is that the "universal headset" comes with the "Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Attachable Boom and Wired Microphone" instead of the "Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Boom Microphone" that is included in the regular SMH-10 (see linked products below).

The "Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Attachable Boom and Wired Microphone" that comes with the SMH10-11 allows the user to mount the clamp further back on the helmet shell. This is ideal for a helmet like the Schuberth C3 for example, which has the slider for the internal sun-visor located on the left side of the helmet where the regular "Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Boom Microphone" would be mounted normally.

The "Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Attachable Boom and Wired Microphone" that comes with the SMH10-11 allows the user to mount the clamp further back on the helmet shell. This is ideal for a helmet like the Schuberth C3, which has the slider for the internal sunvisor located on the left side of the helmet where the regular "Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Boom Microphone" would be mounted normally.
Aug 29, 2012
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A shopper asked: can this device be used without a cell phone? Jul 3, 2014
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A s: Yes, no problem. This system works great all on it's own. My buddy and I LOVED it on our trips, near flawless performance, fantastic battery life (easily lasts two full days of riding). There may be other good comm systems out there now, but guaranteed you won't regret getting this one...also
Sena customer support is great
Jul 3, 2014
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A s: Yes, absolutely. In fact many of us don't like answering/ making phone calls while riding. Music is also a personal matter and you can source your tunes through any number of other devices such as a GPS or .mp3 device. The intercom feature doesn't need a cell phone. Jul 3, 2014
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Michael M: The system does not require a cell phone. Communication between riders works totally independent of cell phones. You can link a cell phone to the system through Bluetooth if you want to make an outside phone call while you are riding. Jul 3, 2014
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Andrew M: Yes. It is a stand-alone communication device with other similar devices in that scenario. Jul 3, 2014
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Kenneth C: Yes. On long trips I bring the man player and plug right in. Jul 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: How does the main "console" part of the device remain attached to the helmet? Is it a clip and/or adhesive? Will my FF helmet need to be modified in any way in order to attach/use this product?
Thank you.
Mar 7, 2014
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Eric K: The "console" unit snaps onto a base plate. The base plate has two mounting options A- Double-sided foam tape. B- A small clamp that slips between the outer shell and the foam liner of the helmet.

I used the clamp to mount the base plate to my Arai XD3 because it seemed more secure than foam tape. No modifications were necessary to my helmet. It does not scratch or leave any permanent marks on my helmet.

Call or write to customer service regarding your specific helmet.

I like my SMH10 a lot.
Mar 8, 2014
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Michael B: Hello there, no modification to your helmet is necessary. The main Bluetooth unit attaches by a clip that slides between the helmet shell and the neck roll or check pads. It's very secure. Also, if you want to, you can permanently attach it to your helmet by using the adhesive mounting clip that attaches to the outside of the helmet on the outer shell. I didn't permanently attach mine because I wasn't sure if I'd be keeping the helmet or not and I didn't want to lose resale if I sold it. Hope this helps. Mar 9, 2014
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A s: The main "console" piece of the unit is always attached to the helmet. (The main "console" piece is the part under the oblong piece with the blue light and round knob.) This device attaches to the a full face, flip up, and I believe a three quarter helmet. it attaches with adhesive strips (If I remember correctly.) And it is double tightened with two screws and a back plate that goes inside the helmet under the padding. I hope this helps. Also if you didn't look already see the video on revzilla. Mar 11, 2014
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Daniel S: Long story short, it attaches with a clamp, no permanent modification is necessary.

Type Sena SMH installation into the search bar at you tube, and you'll get a couple of install videos that will answer all your questions and more.
Mar 7, 2014
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A s: The main retention has a clamping clip with two bolts to tighten, this holds it on. IIRC you could also do double sided tape.

The controller slides into this.

Great device, and Sena is very responsive to customer needs.
Mar 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will it install and work well on a half helmet? Jan 22, 2014
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A s: The honest answer is I don't know. Probably? I only wear full face helmets. I can tell you the SMH10 worked AWESOME for me and my buddy. We love this unit. Sound is clear, loud, even with earplugs in. Range is acceptable, about a mile line of sight. In canyons,'twisty rolling terrain you can lose each other pretty quick. But we ride close mostly and it wasn't an issue at all. So many benefits being able to communicate so effortlessly, on technical backcountry dirt roads, through busy cities while navigating. Really helped us dial in our riding style. Also battery life is superb. Easily got two FULL days of riding talking constantly.

I would suggest calling Sena directly and ask them about installing on open face helmets. If they say it works, go for it. Excellent customer service for a fantastic product
Jan 22, 2014
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Vlad A: You need to place the earbuds into channels within the helmet. In your half, if the ears are exposed, then it will not work. I have two helmets: FF and open face. It works perfectly in the FF, but the secondary mount in the open face does not stick well to the outside of the helmet and I have to "reattach" and apply pressure each time before riding to make sure it sticks. I would not recommend this product for install outside of a FF design Feb 18, 2014
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Sena B: This product, the SMH10-11, is not recommended for half helmets as there is usally no place to attach the speakers and the microphones. The Sena headsets that are recommended instead for half helmets are the SPH10H and the SPH10H-FM. Mar 20, 2014
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A s: If you have a place to put the ear speakers, yes it's a good Bluetooth headset. But warning! If you have a Harely forget it. Harley Infotainment systems do not work with wireless/Bluetooth systems!!!!! Jan 22, 2014
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Andrew M: In a full face helmet, the microphone is somewhat protected from wind noise. I think wind noise would be a problem with the microphone with only a half helmet or even an open face helmet.. Jan 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: Since device goes on the outside of the helmet, what happens when you riding in the rain? Is it weather resistant or water proof? Jun 27, 2014
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Michael C: I've been riding with it for a couple of years. I have never had a problem even in heavy rain for extended periods of time.
That being said, I wouldn't say "water proof". That would indicate that you could submerge it which I wouldn't try!!!
Jun 27, 2014
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EC A: Have ridden in the rain numerous times and no issues. The device is Great sounding when paird to my phone however sound quality is not too good when paired to my GPS system. Jun 28, 2014
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Steven J: It is weather resistant. I ride year round in the Pacific Northwest and the Sena's capabilities in adverse weather have never caused me concern. Jun 27, 2014
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Samuel F: I believe it is "weather resistant" but I've been in some very heavy rain and never had any issues. Love this headset. Jun 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a Shoei Neotec helmet with the flip up face. Is this the Sena version I need for this helmet?

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Glenn
Apr 25, 2014
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Robert A: This or the non-universal model will work. You need any of the models that have a boom mic. The universal model is nice due to the fact that you can position the whole boom mic inside the helmet shell any way you wish and it gives a cleaner looking install compared to the normal model. Apr 26, 2014
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Jason T: Your probably wanna gonna go with the one that has the boom Mic this one is wires kinda like what headphones would have so you can run them where ever Apr 25, 2014
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Matthew W: Yes it is. Make sure the speakers are as close to your ears as possible for the best sound. I wear earplugs also and they sound great at any speed. Apr 26, 2014
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Paul L: Yes. I have the Neotec, and this is the version of the Sena that I have, also. It's a perfect match. May 10, 2014
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Ben L asked: The SMH-10R (newer version) says it's water-resistant, but this one (SMH10) doesn't say. Since I do Iron Butts and have a 7,000 mile 4-coast ride coming up, I expect to hit all kinds of weather, Need to know if this guy is gonna short out on me at the first sign of a downpour?? (We don't stop for rain, we just give it the finger and ride on. No such thing as bad weather, only bad gear!) Mar 16, 2014
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Michael C: I don't ride quite that much.
That being said I have never had a weather related issue.
I have ridden through many downpours and it's always been ok.
I think you will be very satisfied,the functionality is the best of any product that I have seen.
I actually ditched the built in system in my Schuberth helmet in favor of the SMH-10.
Enjoy
Mar 20, 2014
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Steven J: I ride year round in Oregon and we get more than our share of rain. Zero issues. Highly recommend the SMH10 for music and phone but I have never used the intercom so I cannot speak to that. The functions I have used are excellent. Battery life is excellent as is ease of use and sound quality. Mar 20, 2014
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Matthew R: I used mine in cold this winter on the snowmobile (-10 F) and have had it in the rain in the summer with no issues. Good unit and works well. Mar 20, 2014
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Tom N: I road with it in 3 hrs of rain, some of it very hard, with no issues.

Tom
Mar 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does it come with a power adapter? Feb 10, 2014
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Steven J: Only the cable. USB to micro SD. Just plug it in to your computer or iPhone charger. Feb 10, 2014
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justin a: Comes with a 12v cigarette lighter charger and a USB cable to charge it. Also found that it can be used while charging which I liked. Feb 18, 2014
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A s: You need to wire in your own pawer adapter to you bike. Mar 11, 2014
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Vassili S: yes it does Apr 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Other than the obvious form factor, is there a sound quality difference between the boom type mic and the wired mic when mounted to a full face helmet?
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Apr 18, 2013
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RevZilla: As far as we know the microphones are going to work exactly the same if they are located in the same position. The smaller wired mic could potentially be mounted closer to the inner materials of the helmet, so theoretically it could cause less wind noise. Otherwise they are the same mic though and we would say that in most cases the end result would be the same. Apr 24, 2013
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speed3daddy: Absolutely none. If anything, the wired mic is better since you won't be chewing on it every time you open your mouth.... May 28, 2013
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ElevenEleven: I've made many calls of the wired mic. Everyone seems to hear me fine. May 3, 2013
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YodaV: None I use both formats on two different helmets, Close and 3/4. May 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: What's the difference b/t this model and the SMH 10? Something to do w/ the mic? thx Aug 25, 2012
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zanfar: I'm pretty sure the first answerer, Gnads, is incorrect on his point A.

Based on other reviews found online, and this VERY helpful video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNe9DEHcpXY the only difference between the SMH10 and the SMH10-11 is the 10-11 comes with the A302 base which allows you to use the wired (stick-on) microphone, and allows the boom mic to be placed remotely so that the clip can be located anywhere on the helmet you need (useful for modulars). The SMH10 includes the A301 base which has a fixed boom mic.

This unit DOES NOT allow for earbud use (see RevZilla review by IRideaWee) To use earbuds (or any 3.5mm headphone) you need to purchase the A303 base for fixed-boom-only, or the A304 base which also supports the wired and remote boom microphones.

The "brain" unit is sold on its own under the model SMH10-M01 and is compatible with all the A30X bases (but is not sold by RevZilla, as far as I can tell)

In summary:
A301 / SMH10 : Fixed boom, hardwired speakers
A302 / SMH10-11 : Wired/Remote Boom, hardwired speakers
A303 : Fixed boom, 3.5mm speaker connection
A304 : Wired/Remote Boom, 3.5mm speaker connection
Apr 29, 2013
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Schnell: the 11 is universal. The mike is not attached to the main unit. You have the option for a small wire and mike-great for full faced helmets, or use the velcro boom. I have used both configurations depending on the helmet used. Additional kits, about $30 are available to duplicate the mikes on other helmets or revert back to a fixed mike. Sena makes it easy to adjust to your needs. I prefer the universal approach. Either way, sound is great and set up is easy. Oct 8, 2012
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Aznhomie06: The unit itself is the same its just that the clamp that included has the universal mic where you can use a wired mic or boom mic Sep 4, 2012
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Drakkus38: It's a universal mic, so you can attach a boom mic or stick on a tiny wired mic. Whatever you prefer. Sep 13, 2012
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eric l asked: Will this work with separate music?.. Wife and her tunes on her bike, me and my tunes on my bike......

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Jul 7, 2014
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JOHN D Z: Yes if you have seperate headsets and seperate phones it should work just fine. I've wirelessly connected my smartphone to it in the past and played music. The bass in the speakers isn't that great but can't really knock itfor that. I'd like to add it was a bit tricky and glitchy but that was due to my Galaxy S3 and the music folder I beleive. Jul 8, 2014
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Brandon K: Yes as long as she has a separate unit. You can both listen to your own music individually and then if you want to talk to each other you can use the intercom function. Jul 8, 2014
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David P: Yes. Each headset will bluetooth to two devices (phone,gps,etc), intercom to four other Sena headsets and it has a 3.5 mm jack for devices without bluetooth. Jul 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this device be able to communicate with riders using an NCOM B4 or B1? Apr 20, 2013
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Jeffrey M: I find this to be a very interesting statement- one that is rarely mentioned, and one I've never seen mentioned by the manufacturers, except way in the back of their owner's manuals. Of course, the buyer/victim doesn't realize this until after they've spent their hard earned money on these devices. All the advertising/talking points like to claim is how these will communicate/link up with other riders within X amt. of distance. "Only communicates w/ same brands" seems to be a major point/requirement, and the failure to mention so up front is a form of deceptive advertising by the manufacturers. Dec 9, 2013
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RevZilla: No. Bluetooth system intercom capabilities are limited to the same brand. If your friends have N-com, you'll need an N-com in order to communicate by intercom. Nonetheless, you could always use the Bluetooth to call them by phone. Apr 25, 2013
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Matthew C: Has this recently changed? Can this system now be paired with. scala and other brands? Mar 8, 2014
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Sena B: Yes this has changed. The v5.0 firmware for the SMH10 has added the Universal Intercom feature which means that with this firmware this headset will be able to be paired with non-Sena headsets. Mar 20, 2014
A shopper asked: Will this fit on a Bell Vortex helmet? Apr 4, 2013
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speed3daddy: There's no reason why it wouldn't. If the clamp doesn't work, then the self adhesive mount that it is supplied with will. It just makes it harder to switch between helmets, but if that is of no immediate concern, then you have no problems. May 28, 2013
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RevZilla: No worries. The Sena SMH10-11 Universal Bluetooth Headset will mount up just fine with your Bell Vortex Helmet, and most other full face helmets. Apr 9, 2013
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Michael M: Yes I have both a Bell Vortex and a Bell Revolver (modular) and the SENA SMH-10 fits on them both. May 6, 2013
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Brandon K asked: Will the SMH10 clamp onto a Nolan N44 helmet? The visor button and spot for the N-com are in the area where most install the Sena. Jun 2, 2014
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Richard P: You will be able to slide it back so you clear it or it also comes with a separate stick on mount you can use also. Jul 25, 2014
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alejandro s: it´s like in the schubert, you will have to place it a little bit behind it. Jul 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this device fit onto a Nolan N90 modular helmet? Mar 23, 2013
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RevZilla: The Sena SMH10-11 can be installed on almost any modular helmet using the sticky mount (or the clamp mount in some cases). Thanks to the partial boom microphone with the wire on the back half, the 10-11 kit can be moved around on the shell to make sure that it doesn't block anything functional on the helmet. Once the clamp is either installed or clamped to the shell, simply run the partial boom mic into the helmet and wedge the circular shaped piece behind a cheekpad (some people also Velcro this in place). This set up allows the user to still have the flexibility of the boom to adjust the microphone, and the clamp can be positioned to make sure ti doesn't interfere with the chin bar hinge or internal sun visor actuator. Mar 27, 2013
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CureCysticFibrosis: Yes. I have a Nolan N90 with this hands free communication set-up. Apr 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Wiil the Sena SMH10-11 fit on the HJC IS-MAX BT? Mar 17, 2013
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YodaV: I have installed the unit on my HJC Symax III BT. Did not have one issue just leave the BT cover on. Just make sure you move the mount to a position that it will not interfere with the helmet hinge as you close the helmet up. May 5, 2013
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RevZilla: Yes, the SMH10-11 will fit the HJC IS-MAX BT Helmet using either the helmet clamp or the adhesive mount. Mar 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this a single unit, or a set of 2? Mar 9, 2013
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RevZilla: This is a single unit with two microphone options (wired microphone and detached boom microphone). We also have a Sena SMH10-11 Universal Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack. Mar 11, 2013
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papasunshine: Single unit :) Mar 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will the SMH 10 mount to the new Bell Rogue helmet? Feb 15, 2013
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RevZilla: This particular iteration of the SMH10 was developed for use with full face or 3/4 helmets, however Sena does make the SMH10H, which was designed specifically for use with half helmets. One thing to note is that when the muzzle is engaged the boom will be difficult to use. Feb 15, 2013
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speed3daddy: There's no reason why it wouldn't. If the clamp doesn't work, then the self adhesive mount that it is supplied with will. It just makes it harder to switch between helmets, but if that is of no immediate concern, then you have no problems. May 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have an HJC IS-16 (full-face). There are little 'curtain's in the ear pockets and behind them maybe 1/4 inch of air before I get to the hard foam shell. Do the speakers fit this style helmet or do I need to get a BT specific helmet? Nov 21, 2012
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RevZilla: Those pockets were not designed to hold speakers, rather to leave room for larger ear sizes. If you have smaller ears, you might be able to fit a set of small speakers in the pockets. However, your best bet would be to go with the Bluetooth ready HJC IS-MAX BT Multi Helmet to avoid any issues. Nov 23, 2012
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Dorian: that 1/4 inch pocket is plenty of room for the SMH-10 speakers. They worked in my old HJC symax2 and work now in my Scorpion 1100 Dec 10, 2012
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A shopper asked: hi. If you have the smh10 paired with the sr10 and you are listening your music, when you recive a signal from thr sr10, the music muted? or you can still listen to the music while talking via the sr10? Aug 19, 2012
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Drakkus38: Yes, the music mutes when you start an intercom session. I also discovered that if you use a smartphone for your music with built-in GPS, that means your routing gets muted as well. Oh well. According to manual, if you have a dedicated GPS, the instructions do not get muted while on intercom. Phone gets priority, though, so you can be on the phone and intercom at the same time. From what I gather, that's the same for every other brand as well. Personally, I'll take the Sena... Sep 13, 2012
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YodaV: The SMH10 shut off the music and lets you speak on the phone. Once call is done, returns to the music. May 17, 2013
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Zhao Lun L asked: What's the difference between the universal version and the model that is not labeled universal? Nov 16, 2013
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Richard M: The Universal kit includes two microphones--one is on a boom for modular helmets and the other is flexible wired microphone which is ideal for full face helmet Nov 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: My buddy has a 2013 gold wing with CB and intercom will the unit accept his intercom? Apr 16, 2014
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