Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset - Dual Pack
We picked these up to be able to communicate while riding. I use it all of the time now, even when riding alone. Music via bluetooth, and the sound quality is outstanding. Works great for phone calls as well. Installation was simple, and they provide plenty of extra methods of installation to fit any helmet. I highly recommend this product.
March 2, 2015
Sena is the leader in intercom systems!!
This Sena is slick! Fairly easy to install and great directions on how to use it. The blue tooth and intercom connection are easy to use and sound is very good!! By the install and use of this intercom system you can tell you have a quality made unit in your helmet. The sleek design of the smh10r really helps to not even notice the device on the side of your helmet. Buttons take a little bit to get use to pressing with gloves on but overall well worth your money if you have someone to talk to or want the convience of hands free phone calls and listening to music. A must have for any motorcycle enthusiast.
March 2, 2015
If you and someone else want to get this product be sure to get the dual set because you save money! I think that most of the communication devices are too expensive. Its not a new technology, and the components are not expensive to make. But if you want to have communication you have to pay what all these companies are asking for...
The sound that comes from the speaker OK quality. I was expecting headphone quality, and this is far from. The music has no range and is tinny sounding, but it is acceptable if you tweak your sound source settings, but that is not why I bought it.
The quality from phones/general communication is that of a standard cellphone (which is what I bought it for).
Also, paring the device with your phone, etc. is a bit tricky as you literally have to hold the Sena button for 12 seconds. It sounds as first that its in cellphone paring mode (its actually trying to pair with another headset), but it isn't. Continue you hold it until you get to the menu.
The installation is somewhat easy but the main issue is that it doesn't come w/ an extra Velcro sticker for the battery. I also had to cut a hole though the neck piece of the helmet because it has a non removable neck piece.
February 23, 2015
Great replacement for SMH5-FM
This is a great product to replace my SMH5-FM. One reason why i pick this product is mainly due to the small form factor and also with many good review on Revzilla.
Installation was not hard, but it was challenging since I had to hide many wires and also making sure that i was able to switch the battery without removing the liner of the helmet. (Shoei Qwest and RF-1200)
One of the feature that I like is voice activated intercom.
Also I really like the idea of having a external battery since it is not to expensive to purchase.
-Ease of use:
it get quite challenging to use after using a SMH5-FM with a jog dial but I guess you have to sacrifice for size of the unit.
I am pretty sure it will not take that long to get use to it.
Overall: this is a great product and I appreciate a company that works hard to improve on the firmware.
February 23, 2015
Meting my expectations
My primary reason for purchasing this item was for communicating with fellow riders when traveling in groups and to take cell phone calls that otherwise I wasn't able to take. While it is winter time and I haven't ridden much, I'm looking for to use as warmer weather arrives. Will be going to Daytona in a few weeks & will be using this equipment. It works great with my iPhone.
February 6, 2015
Real test next month
I'm going to ride 8600km next month (March) and that will be the real test for it. Currently, from opening the box, quick starting and doing some tests indoor with no helmets involved everyting looks all right.
February 2, 2015
I purchased this dual unit at Revzilla store in Philadelphia. As always the stuff is very helpful and they even recognize my wife and I As old customers.
Thus unit sounds really great, clear and loud enough so I have to turn it down every time we are on the road. I installed it on 2 scorpion exo-500 helmets and with little skill I was able to hide wires and it looks great. Use of the unit is a bit hard especially if I don't use it for a while I forget the functions. It take some time to figure out the programing but overall the unit makes live and riding more fun.
I would recommend this unit but with winter gloves use of this set is some difficult.
January 27, 2015
Good value - works very well
Easy to install in both my Arai RX-Q and my wife's Shoei RF-1100.
Charges easily via USB (I use by Blackberry charger, but any would work).
Syncs up with just a button push, and keeps working at a good distance. Makes riding together much much more pleasurable when we can talk.
The buttons aren't always easy to push with winter gloves, but they're easy enough to find.
Programming it isn't a huge challenge, but can be time-consuming to go through each menu, and each options, but that's a one-time setup.
When riding alone I pair it to my iPhone and can use Siri to listen to music, make calls, and use the GPS. Much better to hear everything than trying to see my phone or GPS in a holder when riding. I don't take my eyes off the road.
December 29, 2014