Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack
Sweet Intercom System
Purchased this intercom system about 2 weeks ago. I seriously love it! The main thing i wanted this for was to talk to my passenger so we could communicate more effectively vs the tapping signals. I also love being able to listen to my music, but this feature is useless when on the highway because of wind noise (on my helmet at least). installation was a breeze, had it up and running on both helmets in about 25 minutes. The music sharing option is cool, but me and the lady have different tastes, so i love that we can pair to our own phones, listen to our own music, and still be able to talk to each other at the push of a button.
The design is pretty straight forward. the big jog wheel is nice, the phone button is easily located behind the unit. Even with the thickest 4-season gloves, you can still effectively use this system.
the only gripe i have only pertains to those who ride with passengers. When switching lanes (left), 90% of the time, I hit my passengers helmet with the jog whee ,thus toggling the intercom feature.
Other than that... I'm loving these things!
Was trying to upload images, but got 504 error... Oh well >_<
November 16, 2014
Changes the Riding Experience
I got this because my friend recently got a bike and my girlfriend started to ride with me more frequently and I hated the taping on the shoulder thing and yelling at each other. This makes it so much easier, just a quick button press and I can check on her or ask her a question or even have a conversation at highway speeds. Its also awesome to be able to talk with another bike when you ride with someone else. Let them know of road debris, or when you need to take a break, or idiot drivers ahead, even when sight seeing being able to point out cool things without having to point and shake your head and hope they get what youre looking at. Completely worth the purchase. I went with this one because it has the little button mic that is a bit lower profile on the inside of the jaw bar on the helmet.
November 3, 2014
Great product for the money
Bought this unit for my wife and I. We are both relatively new riders, her more than I and wanted basic communication. We are Harley riders, have Harley full face modular helmets, install was easy. 30 minutes per helmet roughly. Sync was easy and fast, phone sync was easy, very simple to play music. So far we have just used them for basic communication. I have not used it for phone function yet. The only challenge was wired microphone placement for my wife. She has a smaller head with a fair amount of gap between her mouth and the front of the helmet (where the mic is located). Because of the gap, there was initially a lot of wind noise. It was easy to correct, i just moved her mic up near her cheek pad, she does have to talk a little louder and the sound is not as direct but i can hear her well and it meets our needs.
November 3, 2014
Really cool idea, execution not quite perfected
OK, the voice operated intercom is essentially useless for anything other than low speed (city street) use. At highway speeds there's just too much wind noise accidentally activating the intercom on one headset or the other. Really annoying if you're trying to use the music sharing between headsets. So, disable the voice activated intercom feature and life is much better. My only other complaint is that streamed music cuts out for a second or two, frequently. I know that streamed music is the lowest priority, but with the VOX intercom turned off, unless I touch the jog dial button there's nothing to take precedence over the bluetooth music connection, right? And my phone is just in my pocket, maybe 3 feet away from the headset. And yet, the music cuts out for a second or two every minute or so. seems like it's more frequent if I turn my head to the left. It almost made me wonder if there was a short in the speaker wiring, but it's not just one speaker that cuts out. Anyway, when it's not experiencing a glitch I love it. Sound quality of the music is pretty darn good, and intercom clarity and volume are excellent. Overall, it's a great idea that's about 85% perfected.
November 3, 2014
Fixed boom might have worked better
I bought the two-pack SMH10 headsets, primarily for my wife, so she could communicate with a couple of the other riders in our group. She's a passenger and I was happy to just turn and talk to her as needed, but happy wife, happy life.
We both wear half helmets, yet the separate Velcro boom was what was recommended to us. They work fine, but it seems like the attached boom would have worked better.
Overall we like the headsets, easy to pair, I have an Android, she has an iPhone, and not issues with either.
We saved a couple bucks by buying the two pack. Unfortunately since no returns are allowed on these, there was no swapping for the integrated version.
October 22, 2014
Just what we were looking for
I think I read every review of every available product before deciding on these, and I think I made the right choice.
The Sena kit has everything you'll need for a clean install, including charger cords, velcro mounting, and speaker pads to customize your speaker placement. Install was a breeze.
I have units installed on Nolan and Shoei helmets -- no issues.
Sound quality is excellent. Both rider comms and cell phone calls are crystal clear. Noise rejection is good.
I had mine paired to another Sena headset, a Zumo 550, and an Android phone. No sweat.
I believe I prefer the jog dial over a push-botton model (the "R" version). Easier to use with gloves. I wish the size of the units were just a bit smaller though.
The price point on these is better than the 20S model (half the cost!)
September 30, 2014
Love this but..
I seriously cannot say enough about this product.
I loved my smh 10 when I had it.
Range was amazing.
Intercom was clear as day.
Music streaming was great.
The only problem was music loudness
When doing 70 plus it just wasn't that loud.
When I would borrow my brother ninja 636 with m4 exhaust
My sena was completely useless. I couldn't hear anything.
With a stock exhaust bike it was good.
That's why I had to upgrade to a 20s and it's sooo much louder
But that's another review.
September 15, 2014
I use my Sena headset almost daily. Riding solo, you can listen to your tunes or use the turn by turn navigation from your phone. Of course when you're in a group, talking to your riding buddies is great. The range is really good, you'll rarely find yourself losing connection in intercom mode. I highly recommend this product.
September 12, 2014