Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset - Dual Pack
Sleek and Lightweight! Works very well
Great product! Just as described. Works very well, and is very small and sleek - not the typical big bulky thing on the side of your helmet. Installed super well in my Shoei with pockets that fit the earpieces super well, but in the Arai we've had to do a little pad modification to locate the earpieces appropriately. Otherwise installation was pretty simple and straight forward! Voice activation takes some adjusting of sensitivity and getting used to, as wind noise would initially trigger it. Easier to just press the center button. Buttons are large and easy to get used to though. Sounds quality is good once earpieces and mics are located ideally. At high speeds wind noise does interfere some though (70+).
July 23, 2014
Sena Intercom transforms the riding experience
My wife and I took a 3 day motorcycle trip with our new SENA helmet intercom and were amazed at how much the riding experience was improved. I wholeheartedly recommend this product and Revzilla.
July 14, 2014
Low profile functionality
Ordered and mounted our SMH-10R units a few weeks ago.
- the install is simple, but will take time to adequately route all the cables/wires under the foam of the helmet. Some disassembly of the helmet liner is recommended and makes your life a lot easier.
- Battery: depending on the curvature of your helmet, the battery, either mounted via velcro or a dual-sided sticky pad, may not fit in the center-rear of your helmet.
-- case in point: on the Shark Evoline 3, it does fit dead center rear. On the Caberg Tourmax it does not, but has to sit off center to catch enough curvature of the helmet for the adhesive to stick to more than 90% of the surface.
Operation is quite simple and battery life is adequate so far.
Sound quality is good on phone calls, I am using ear buds connected to the included headphone jack cord. However, music sound quality leaves a bit to be desired. I have used several inner-ear buds to double check, and no-name brand up to Klipsch, they are all clipping the bass pretty badly. Only cure at that point, is to turn the volume down quite a few. I'm not listening to music overly loud to begin with, so this is a but more of a surprise I'm currently not too happy about.
Otherwise, it's a solid set, cheaper than most competitive brands and it does the job well, which overall, makes it a recommendable product.
July 10, 2014
An excellent addition for 2 up or riding in a group
My Wife recently bought me the SMH10R "That is why I am writing the review instead of her" it has a lot of awesome features that allow me to connect to my ipod or smart phone while riding solo so I can listen to music and take calls and when riding with the wife (2 up) or with my buddies its nice to have Comms so we can better communicate. I have noticed the comms can have a little static when 2 up I think that is partially due to helmet proximity and is usually around the time the battery is about to die (about 7 hours in voice activation mode) I recently moved to Colorado and rode the bike while the wife drove the van and my kids used Moms helmet to chat with me, at almost 200 yards the audio was very clear. I highly recommend the SMH10R to anyone looking to ride with comms, the low profile is easy to use and doesn't detract from a helmets design. two thumbs way up!!!
July 2, 2014
ride changing experience
bought the two-pack for my wife and I. i love this thing on my daily commute. I love being able to listen to music and also make phone calls if needed. pairs well with the iphone 5 and Siri functionality. the control takes some getting used to, but is easy to use after that. install was easy. i know some have posted about the low-profile mic being poor quality, but we have no trouble with it. great clarity on intercom, but have only tried it 2-up. sharing music over the intercom is a great feature and a sinch as well. i would certainly buy this again and look forward to the 20, though the price seems a bit steep.
July 2, 2014
This headset is very helpful and useful. Very easy to hook up to my android phone and also to link to other intercom devices. Love it!
June 30, 2014
Loving every minute of it
I reviewed bluetooth helmet communications for a while now, and decided on the Sena SMH10R for a couple of reasons
1) it was available now (i had been looking at the S20, but the date kept getting pushed back)
2) the price of the dual pack of S10 was equal to a single S20
3) the other reviews i read said it was amazing
4) if i didn't like it i could return it
I am so happy with this product. My girlfriend and I have taken a couple of trips (100+ miles) and were able to talk with each other perfectly. i have actually had to turn the unit down because the speakers are doing a great job.
Installation was not difficult, but it did take me about an hour to do both helmets. I have a modular helmet and she has a 3/4 with a face shield. I installed the wired mic on mine and the boom mic on hers.
I hear very little noise or interference. We have talked with each other, shared music off of a common phone (Galaxy S4), and i have even taken a phone call. The person on the other end of the line did NOT know that i was on my bike.
I ride a 2011 Harley Davidson Heritage Classic and this pair of devices works wonderfully. I would recommend this to any of my friends (if they were smart enough to wear helmets).
June 30, 2014
So much better than the cheap ebay Interphone headsets!!!
I came from using a really nice (relatively) ebay Interphone BT headset that had a wireless remote that clamped on the left grip. I thought it was a great headset even though it was useless over 40mph, couldn't skip tracks on pandora, and had useless tiny buttons. After a long trip to a buddy's house, not being able to hear my GPS navigation cues, I decided to look for something else. He had the SMH10 on his cruising helmet which I felt was too bulky to stick on the Bell Star Carbon I just purchased, but I took into account all the great things he had to say about it.
After a ton of research I decided on the SMH10R which has all the features of the SMH10 except the dial, in a slimmer form factor. I installed it in my Bell Star which took about 10 minutes and my wife's RS1 which only took 10 because of easier mounting locations for the battery and speakers. The battery pack had to be offset on the back of the Star due to the pointy shape of the helmet back. With the RS1 i was able to mount the pack midline.
The three button controls are very easy to use. I've read that it's not quite as easy as the jog button but not having used one of those, I can't say. I was really impress how firmware updates were from the computer; of course it's great to know that features have been added with the latest update. The option to choose the speaker set up is nice. I'm used to a boom mic inside my full face helmet which always rubbed against my lower lip from time to time. I opted for the stick-on mic for this install and it's nowhere near touching my mouth and it's secured away from any source of wind noise.
The volume can get VERY LOUD, much louder than any of my previous headsets. On long trips I do like to use earplugs to cut down on wind noise and reduce the risk of hearing loss. I was impressed that with earplugs in and cruising at 60+MPH I was able to hold a phone conversation without any issue. The person on the other line said it just sounded like I was talking from my car bluetooth. Sound quality was very good, not perceivable distortion even at very high levels.
I even bought the optional ear bud adapters so I can listen to music at low levels and get high fidelity by blocking wind noise thanks to fitted in ear monitors. It works as expected and allows for reduction of fatigue and even better audio clarity than with just the speakers. of course you have to tuck away a lot of wires to prevent anything from getting tugged on with this setup.
I'm pretty much impressed by this system, and the wife likes it too. Some may not like that the battery requires additional space for mounting but I think it's worth it in order to reduce the width of the unit. The unit is very discrete and I've actually had people ask if it came built into my helmet (I just point out the well hidden wires and the battery pack when I tell them no).
June 25, 2014