Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack
Great Value Headset
I installed this in an airframe helmet and I feel like the sound clarity is good at a certain point. The airframe is a bit of a loud helmet at points so it becomes a little tougher to hear what's coming out of the speakers. However, I feel if this were on a different helmet, it would work wonders. The intercom feature works beautifully. Controls for the music and phone calls are easy. Overall, I'm definitely happy with this purchase.
August 25, 2014
We purchased this headset because my wife is a new rider and felt more comfortable being able to communicate with me since she rides her own bike. Assembly onto our helmet was simple and took a total of an hour for both helmets. Linking the headsets to our phone was simple as well. We tested the helmet with a six hour ride each way on a weekend getaway. The headset volume control is simple to operate while riding with gloves on. The sound clarity is unbelievable. It sounds like my wife is yelling into my ears. Sounds even better when listening to music from my phone. The headset held charge very well and the boom microphone keeps the wind noise to a minimum. Recharging the headset only takes about an hour or two. It doesn't affect the ease of putting the helmet on or off. The only real complaint I have with this helmet is that my wife talks to much making it hard to enjoy riding at times. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this headset. One of the best investment I've made for my bike and it has really helped in building my wife's riding confidence.
August 25, 2014
Product was easy to install and worked just as advertised. Had to return original item (my fault) and that process was seemless.
August 18, 2014
The basic use (communication between 2 riders) is simple and the sound is clear for the most part. A very windy day can sometimes make it difficult to hear. The full instruction book is daunting..just sayin'.
August 12, 2014
This brand was recommended by rider friends who use Sena. Ordering and delivery was flawless, as was installation. Love the way the bluetooth automatically finds my phone and the Garmin GPS system. A simple push of a button takes you from intercom to phone to music and back. My first trip using the system coincided with a drenching half-hour rain storm, and nothing in the material suggested removing the gear from the helmet. The item stopped working, and after several days of drying out returned to pre-rain use. I did contact Sena and they immediately sent me a new unit to replace the rain-damaged one. We are still looking for quality sound - at times the wind noise is so loud we have trouble hearing one another, even with our visors down.
August 11, 2014
A very good product
Having messed about with 'wired' rider / pillion intercom systems for a few years, I wanted to upgrade to a wireless system and communicate with my riding buddies. A couple of them already have the Sena system, so the choice was already half made when I got their opinions.
The kit is easy to install and use, once you get familiar with the click wheel operations.
It is secure, but easy to clip off for charging.
Reliable and clear speech at 70 mph.
The only point of caution is the position of the microphone / and perhaps the helmet choice as wind noise from your mate's system can become tiring.
The range depends on terrain, but I think we achieved greater distances than 800m, perhaps over a kilometre.
August 4, 2014
I bought this headset pair for my girlfriend and I to use on the bike. She rides passenger on a 2012 Yamaha R1. We both utilize Icon Airframe helmets.
This is our first headset ever, so we really have nothing else to compare it to. This being said, here goes my review of the system.
Install: The kit came with both a wired "slim" microphone and a boom microphone. We actually ended up installing the "boom" mics in our helmets. They handle the wind noise a lot better and now there's hardly any unless you tilt your head awkwardly and the wind comes in from underneath the helmet chin area. Voice is crisp. I probably spent about two hours total toying and playing around with the system to make it as perfect as can be.
I do recommend using the supplied speaker spacers to get the speakers closer to your ears in these Airframe helmets. Both of us needed the speakers closer to our ears for maximum sound. Also, just because the cutouts for your ears are in the helmets doesn't necessarily mean that's where the ears on your head are located. We had to adjust our speakers closer to the straps. Doing this does make a significant difference without interfering with the straps.
Furthermore, the boom mic has plenty of room in these helmets. We both have room to move the mic closer to our lips, but it's not really required.
Phone Calls: Both my girlfriend and I have made phone calls on the bike in motion. The people had no idea we were going 80mph on a motorcycle! Great props there!
Wind noise while listening to music: With the supplied speakers that don't go in your ears, there's a lot of wind noise at highway speeds. I'm a big fan of clean sound and good bass. I'm actually thinking of purchasing the ear bud system for $30.00. Right now it's ok. I can deal with it, but I will reach my breaking point and end up buying it. The reviews have said that the mount breaks like once a year but you can use your own ear buds. It'd be worth it to me not to have to listen to the wind.
July 25, 2014
It's almost too easy to install into the Shark Speed-R!
The Shark Speed-R has indents for the speakers and all the lining that the Velcro sticks to already in it, all you have to do is make sure the wires aren't all dangly and hanging out all over the place.
I put the second one into my Dads Arai Vector 2, this is probably easier again as the lining in that helmet comes out and goes back in sooo much easier! You have to place the sticky Velcro that comes with the Headsets for the speaker and microphone.
Pairing is quite easy between the two units and can be done within 10 seconds.
I spent about 20 minutes all up to mount both headsets into both helmets.
Uses a standard Micro USB port, the standard plug found on most android phones, so if you are an android user, you most likely have a charger or two in convenient places around your living area.
Just a bit fidgety to turn on with cold weather gloves, so turn on before you put on your thicker warmer gloves ;)
July 24, 2014