Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset
Sena to Talk but Not Entertain!
Ok...I read all of the reviews on this product and they were correct. The installation takes a little time but can be done with no issues. The sound inside the helmet is GREAT for talking on the phone or intercom with other riders or passengers. However, the quality of sound is fair to below average for music. I dont get it cuz the I get better sound out of $15.00 ear buds from TJMaxx. So not sure what Sena was thinking when they developed the speakers. The size of the speakers indicates that size was not the issue. So Sena.....whats up? Give us some sound quality!
April 21, 2014
great product,great customer service
I was wanting a Bluetooth device for my helmet...all Anthony's reviews were spot on. I won't buy gear until I watch the Revzilla review.The Sena SMH10R is everything you said it was.Phone, music, and bike to bike intercom. Thanks for helping me pick the product best for me!! You guys rock!!!
April 21, 2014
Easy install, Worth the cost!
I bought this unit to pair with my SHOEI GT-Air after selling my HJC Mugello with Chatterbox XBi2. I read many reviews and felt this was for me! Can't agree more.
The install was simple and it was easy for me to "hide" the wires. The only concern I had inially was the battery. Since it is seperate from the main unit, th eintall suggests sticking it to the outside rear of your helmet. After reading other users who had success with installing it on the inside between the liner and helmet, I went that route and it works! I can't "feel" the battery anywhere at the back of my head.
It was simple to pair the unit with both my phone and my GPS. Sound quality is good from both the phone and GPS for call, directions and music. Now, keep in mind, at speed with wind buiffeting and exhaust notes, you're not going to have perfect sound quality, but it will be audible none-the-less.
My only "bite" on this unit is with the speakers. Noting to do with the sound quality, but with my particular helmet, I can feel them on my ears due to the thickness of the "foam" cushions that adhere to the helmet. I will have to trim them down a bit and that's not a deal breaker for me. Maybe the manufacturer can include cushions of different thicknesses to help with a custom fit?
Over all...good price, great product and simple to install (for me)!
April 14, 2014
Works Great .... for podcasts
1) Not that I'd expect great for listening to music, but anything with the slightest bass... not going to sound anything remotely to what I would consider "good"
2) Ear phones don't fit in the SS1100 helmet holes for them so they move around a lot... still trying to decide the best way to fix this which is probably going to involve shaving the helmet holes until the ear phones fit snug.
3) I was able to make calls on it for the first while, then it stopped accepting the command to make calls? Not sure whats up with that. I followed the manual but it will not make calls through my iPhone 4S now.
4) All-in-all I still love it. I get 6-7 hours out of continuous use on a full charge.
April 12, 2014
Get the SMH10....or the new 20S
My thoughts on my new Sena SMH10R..... now that I realized how to access my voice command on my phone thru it, and got a bit more used to the buttons....I am not so upset at my choice. In hindsight, I DO think the older SMH10 with the jog dial....or the more expensive 20S might be better. I would trade the slimmer profile of the SMH10R for the easier to use jog dial. I also was initially dissapointed with the sound quality for music (phone calls are fine) thru the speaker installed. I even got the adapter to lose the speakers and use your own ear buds. The sound was fairly tinny and the bass sucked at any speed. I got some buds..sounds is better, but really annoying to have to put em in and out every time I took off the helmet. (there's enough process to getting ATGATT). Plus...I dont have earbud friendly ears...they dont like to stay in. SO...when I thought about it, I used the foam "spacers" they provided, to bring the speakers further out (tighter and closer to my ear) and wow..what a difference. So.... my advice, if you are getting a Sena, go for the new 20s. If you want to go cheaper...go for the 10.... the 10R just aint worth the tradeoffs for a 'slimmer' profile......
April 9, 2014
I am so excited about this system. I was a little leary about its' functionality at first, but was quickly won over. It is so easy to install, set up and use, even with leather gloves on. The sound quality could use a little more bass to it, but overall, it is great. I was truly amazed that I made a call to a friend and they could not hear the wind noise even at 95mph. Thanks Sena for a great product and to Revzilla for offering it. Will be ordering another for my wife.
April 8, 2014
Good bluetooth device
Easy to install. Plenty load enough even at 80mph. Sound wise its a little tinny even with the large speakers. Connects real easy to phone.
April 7, 2014
Super good and reliable.
When using this along with others in my traveling group, we could carry on conversations for hours. It has so many features that I'm still trying to learn how to use them all. The battery stays charged when in 100% connected use for about 9 hours. Extend that to 12 or more hours if you charge it during a lunch stop. Just wish Harley had a Bluetooth radio so I could use the features of my HD radio. Their support system is great. They have an on-line forum that's monitored by Sena employees. They respond quickly to questions and suggestions for new features. I'm anxiously awaiting the next version.
April 7, 2014