Sena SMH10 Universal Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack
Works great for solo and 2-up riding
The sound was poor until we realized the speaker position needed adjustment. Much better now though not quite as nice as our previous AutoCom wired setup.
Great features that work well. I have an Android phone connected as a phone and my old iPhone as an MP3 device. Each paired easily and auto-connect quickly. Speed dial works easily. Units seem durable and solidly built. Battery life is very good. Bluetooth connection to both devices is strong, better than other Bluetooth head phones by quite a bit.
I'd recommend this for anyone that rides with of fewer other communication connected riders. For more riders you'll need the newer and more expensive Sena system.
April 26, 2015
Just got it!
I just got it and installed it on both of my helmets.. First off I want to mention that I ordered it early I'm the morning yesterday and it arrived today.. free 1 day shipping?! That's awesome!
Next.. the install was easy using the clamps the only problem was placing the speakers.. one helmet has a round ear hole that seems like it is meant for it but it is just a hair too small.. but I found that the magnet inside of the speaker keeps it in place where it is most comfortable.. so I didn't need to use the sticky velcro (I have a huge head).. on the 2nd (passenger) helmet I wished the short speaker wire was a little bit longer to fit around the padding of that helmet better but it's not the end of the world..
Word to the wise... update the firmware BEFORE you get excited and pair it to your phone because you are supposed to do a factory reset after the update and will have to erase your Bluetooth settings anyways..
Other than that just read the instructions which are easy to follow and navigate.. I only just got it so I haven't got much testing yet..but I did make a phone call while riding at 55 mph and she couldn't even tell I was on my bike!! And using it is pretty easy to learn too.. all I need to master now is the voice commands.. but I think that differs depending on what phone you have so good luck haha.. I will update this later after the rain passes and I get a chance to put it through its paces.. assuming I can that is..
April 21, 2015
Very good for the price
Setup takes a bit of work, in terms of installing the speakers, mic, and control unit, and also in learning how to use the thing. But after it's installed and you go through the manual, it's fairly straightforward.
The speakers and the mic can get overwhelmed by highway road noise, but that's hardly surprising. At less-than-highway speeds, they keep up pretty well.
I'm a new rider, so I don't have much to compare to, but it's really great to be able to chat with a buddy while on the road.
March 16, 2015
Great to be able to communicate with a passenger or another rider and at times listening to music can be awesome. This headset really adds another dimension to riding. I know some naysayers will say that the whole reason for riding is to get away from all that but, you know, when you don't want to listen to anyone else talk (or music) you can always turn it off. Nice to have when you want it.
December 15, 2014
Product allows you to stay connected.
Sena allows you to stay connected while cruising. We had 5 bikes connected at one time. Unfortunately it was difficult for all of us to stay connected all the time. Real simple to connect 1 or 2 other users.
December 8, 2014
So glad I ordered this product. The installation was easy. My girlfriend really enjoys riding with me now because we have music and can easily communicate during a ride.
November 26, 2014
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