Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset - Dual Pack
Great product and easy to use.
I installed these for my son and I in less than 45 min. in our FF helmets. Very simple install. They paired with each other very quickly and also paired with our phones without an issue. On our 1st ride with them, they worked flawlessly. We could hear each other very clearly without any wind noise. Wish we bought them sooner.
August 25, 2014
Just what I was looking for
I bought the dual pack so my father and I could more easily communicate on our Sunday rides together. The ability to communicate our intentions, alert the following rider about obstacles or hazards ahead, and just being able to chat makes the ride even more enjoyable. Being able to switch the intercom off and go back to listening to music is great too. The low-profile design was important to me as well - I hated the look of having a big chunky thing on the side of my head. The button combination to use different functions gets easier with use and the unit (for being so simple) can do so much. Sound clarity is awesome up to about 40mph (I have the Bell Bullitt which I think is kind of loud) at which point you lose a bit of the bass end. I'm soon to try channeled ear plugs to see if it helps. All in all, this unit is just what I was looking for. Highly recommend.
August 25, 2014
I chose the SMH10R for the low profile and because it had the functionality I wanted - phone connectivity; music sharing; GPS connectivity; rider/passenger intercom. Installation took a little longer than expected but went fairly smooth. The only real challenge is finding the right spot to tuck away all the extra wiring inside the helmet. I was a little concerned because some reviewers complained about volume and clarity. I have absolutely no problem with volume. Had it turned way up on the first try and QUICKLY had to turn it down. (I don't wear ear plugs) If you're expecting concert hall quality, you might be disappointed with the speaker clarity. I'm fine with it. It's good enough for me to enjoy my music and phone calls are clear even at 60+ mph. Callers were shocked to find out I was riding down the road on the MC. I'm happy with this product.
August 10, 2014
Good for voice, not music
I have been using this Bluetooth communicator for a few months now with 3/4 helmets on a BMW 1200RT while riding in town and on the highway. Voice communication works well and battery life is fine for about 8 hours. Charges easily via USB. Adequate volume even when going 70 mph, use the sensitivity setting to keep some of the ambient noise down. Paired easily with the BMW Bluetooth system on the bike and my wife's Android phone. Music sounds terrible with the included speakers. You can purchase and adapter to put ear buds in the helmet instead of the included speakers, but then you find yourself taking the helmet off and removing the buds from your ears at each stop - not really ideal.
If you are looking for a Bluetooth system for voice communication I would recommend this system, music NOT.
August 10, 2014
Small and has everything you could ask for.
My brother and I picked this up for ourselves and split the cost. Very nice product for the cost (compared to what else is out there). Controls will take a bit to get used to since there's only 3 buttons but not hard. Love the size and gives riding a whole new experience.
August 7, 2014
Good functionality w/o that ugly wart on the side of your head!
I was ready to move into 2008 by getting a Bluetooth headset for my helmet. I had a long distance ride coming up and was sick of dealing with earbuds to listen to music on my phone. After researching many Bluetooth headsets, I liked what I saw with Sena and chose the slim profiled SMH10R. After all, I like the look of my helmets WITHOUT a big ol' knob of plastic and flashing lights on it and this product had none of that.
Install was easy enough. There is far more cable than you need, causing you to find a place for it all but, if I had a different helmet or maybe a monster melon, I might appreciate it.
On the first test on the bike I found it very difficult to hear the music clearly and the sound was very tinny. I removed the ear pads from the helmet (they were designed to stay in with speakers, but were obviously restrictive) and set the EQ on my phone to increase the bass. Later, I also found sound quality drastically improved by wearing ear plugs. (My modular Shoei helmet is also rather noisy.)
I only bought the device(s) to really have easy access to music, but I soon found myself using the other features I could use with my phone. I made a few phone calls, used GoogleMaps for directions, and used that nearly useless Siri to find out how far I was from certain destinations. The few people I talked to on the phone said they couldn't tell I was calling from the bike and I could hear them just fine. It was nice to just say, "Hello?," to answer an incoming call. Voice-activation on Siri worked as well as it always does--which is to say not very. That, however, is Siri's fault and not the fault of the Sena SMH10R, which did it's level best to communicate what I was asking.
I did not utilize the headset to headset communication features, but I imagine they'd work equally well, particularly if your partner is on your bike behind you and not 1/4 mile away, but I really have no idea.
Sena boasts an 8-hour battery life (which does need to be mounted to the back of the helmet, adding another low-profile bit to your lid), but there's zero chance your PHONE battery will last that long and Bluetooth guzzles that power. If your primary use is inter-helmet communication, you might have no problem.
I was over the moon at moving into last decade with the technology. Wish I'd done it last year.
August 1, 2014
Good product, GREAT customer service!
My fiance and I bought a set, and we love them. The sound quality is good, considering how small the speakers are. We always wear earplugs, and even with them in, we can have a conversation up to about 70mph. I love being able to bluetooth to my phone and listen to music on those boring stretches of road. Answering a phone call is easy, and I have had amazing results talking to people on the phone (going 40-50mph, and they have no idea I'm talking through my mic in my helmet).
We did have a couple technical issues with the headsets, but this is where Sena was OUTSTANDING! They were incredibly responsive, polite, and helpful! We had a headset fail right before our trip, and they went out of their way and made sure to get us set up before our departure date!! If you have difficulty with your unit, send them an email - they're great.
July 31, 2014
I bought the dual pack for myself and my son, so he would have the functionality of bluetooth, hands free phone, and be able to talk with me when we ride. The product has performed wonderfully and meets and somewhat exceeds our expectations. Glad to endorse this. We also bought the second battery pack as an add on for those time that we forget to charge before riding.
July 29, 2014