Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset
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
Good piece of kit, but lacking in bass
Installation of the SMH10 on my Arai Defiant was pretty straightforward, although locating the speakers was hit-or-miss - I eventually went with placing them inside the cheekpad covers without the spacers, which are just that little bit too thick and caused my sticking-out ears to do painful gymnastics when I put the helmet on. Unfortunately, that means I lose what little bass response the speakers have, and since I listen mostly to EDM and other bass-heavy genres, it's disappointing. They seem to be a bit right-side biased in balance, but that may be due to my routing of the wires. Volume-wise, they'll take the top off your head if you crank it. They work very well with Etymotic ER20 XS plugs to take the edge off the top and bottom of the freq range.
Connection: easy to pair with my HTC One M8, but subsequent connections can take anywhere from two to 60 seconds on the A2DP side. HFP is pretty much instant. Sound transmission is very good, especially when high quality is enabled (not a jog-dial config option, you can only set it in the PC application).
I went with the wired mic instead of the boom. It takes up no space at all inside the chin bar and voice control of both the unit and my phone is perfect.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this gadget, enough that I can deal with the lack of bass.
June 18, 2015
Excellent sound quality
I use this headset mostly to stream music from my phone. It paired up easily, pairs up quickly with no rider input needed and sound is very good. Plenty of volume and easy to use. Time will tell on durability but I have no reason to think it is anything but durable.
June 15, 2015
This is a great product.
It was easy to install in my Shoei Qwest and pair with my iPhone. Music and phone are crystal clear. There is plenty of volume even with ear plugs. I am glad I bought the universal. I prefer the smaller microphone in the chin piece. My main reason for this purchase is ...... I get lost. The gps function in my iPhone comes through loud and clear.
June 6, 2015
I was delighted with RevZilla's recommendation with a compatible unit for my motorcycle... the first system purchased was NOT compatible and RevZilla graciously worked out the exchange. This one works great.
May 26, 2015
Not only can i talk to fellow riders i can also enjoy music while riding. Best bang for the buck and definitely worth it.
May 19, 2015