Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset
The SENA SMH10r is the perfect size for sport bike riders. I received a call traveling at 75 mph and the caller thought I was in a building. The caller told me he couldn't even hear my bike. Great product.
September 10, 2014
best of what's out there, but far from good
All the features are great. the device is sleek and is easy to install. pairs easily with phone, GPS and intercom. It has priority assigned and does a good job at taking care of the competing devices. And this is where the good features end. Ideally, these days, all we need to pair is with phone and intercom. We do not have to have separate device - one each for music, phone, GPS etc. Today's smart phones are smart enough. 50% of the features are redundant and you will never use them.
While i was impressed with the battery life connectability and usability, i was completely disappointed at the "sound quality". It is loud, i agree. It makes up for most of the road noise. But, the quality is screeching. its not soothing. its shrill. the music doesnt sound good. it just sounds.
but again -- this is the best of whats out there. the speakers can do a much better job.
September 9, 2014
Good but has problems with phone voice commands
WHY 3 STARS? - My phone (HTC One M7) does not recognize any voice commands through headset. So I can only receive calls and switch tracks.
Durability: Got in VERY heavy rains couple of times. No problems noticed.
Battery: Battery lives forever. I've traveled around California, drove more than 6 hours in a row and listened to music. When it finally dies I connect it to the portable cell phone charger and it works fine while charging.
Sound Clarity: Despite the speaker size sound is worse than any 30-40 bucks earbuds can do (compared with apple and sennheizer MX365). Don't count on bass and be prepared that on 70-80 mph the only music you will be able to listen is hardrock.
No problems when speaking on the phone though.
Ease of use: It is sometimes hard to find middle button when you are in gloves.
September 8, 2014
EASY TO USE CONTROLS AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD SOUND QUALITY.
I HIGHLY WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BLUETOOTH HEADSET. THE PRODUCT IS NICE AND SLIM. NOT BULKY LIKE OTHER PRODUCTS I'VE SEEN.
I ENJOY STAYING INTOUCH WITH MY FAMILY AND NOT HAVING TO PULL OVER TO MAKE A CALL. MORE TIME TO RIDE. LISTENING TO MY TUNES IS A GREAT WAY TO ALSO GET INTO MY RIDE.
September 8, 2014
My only issues are ones that I was aware of before I got it, the buttons can be hard with gloves and on the highway it's hard to hear over my ground pounder. I love this system and would recommend it to any rider. The controls work with Pandora and with the current firmware you can connect to devices from other manufacturers.
September 8, 2014
I am not easily impressed......however
I just installed this bluetooth communications system in my helmet and took it for a test drive. It paired with my phone easily and flawlessly. (Samsung Galaxy S5) The call quality was no different than if I was using the phone by itself. No background noise or fading. The audio was absolutely perfect. Music playback is stereo and does not sound tinny like other headsets I have tried. Nice bass and mid-tones. I was really impressed with its intercom function. Easy to connect to other riders, no road noise, even with visor/chin-bar raised. (Using boom mike) We were separated by nearly a mile on a straight road and were still able to communicate. The only time it ever dropped out was when I lost sight of the other driver, but it re-established the connection itself once the other driver came back into view. I havent used all of the other features yet, but am sure it will continue to meet my expectations. Cant rate durability as of yet, but Im sure I will get my monies worth. Its what riding a motorcycle should be. No more waiting for red lights or intersections to yell back and forth to each other. I love it!!!!!
September 5, 2014
I have an HJC FG-17 helmet, and installation was pretty straightforward. I am still getting accustomed to the controls, but I was able to listen to music on my commute in which is a welcome change to the customary wind noise. The bluetooth sometimes cuts out for a second, and that's annoying but the sound quality is reasonable given that its such a small set of speakers.
September 5, 2014
Solid bluetooth set
I'm a commuter for school and I wanted something to be able to connect to my iPhone and I came across this.
Flat out I love this bluetooth set except for one thing. For me, the velcro is a bit weak. After about a week or two of riding the battery pack started falling off and I had trouble getting the headphones to stay in the cut outs in my helmet. I went to Walmart and grabbed some industrial strength velcro for like $3 and voalla! problem solved.
I've had quite a few conversations while riding and the only person that could tell I was riding was my dad, and that was only because he knew I was riding. I've never had any complaints about noise, static or anything else.
Oh and one more thing, I disabled the voice activation feature on this because when I would get on the freeway it would continuously activate the voice feature and it was annoying. The only reason I used that feature was to answer calls hands-free, but now I just push one button and I'm good to go. Not really a major inconvenience, just annoying for me. Overall, it does exactly what I want and it does it with flying colors.
September 4, 2014