Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset - Dual Pack
worth the money
I really like the hands free operation. The wind noise is minimal at 70mph. I would recommend that you get the earbud adapter if you want to hear clearly at highway speeds.
April 21, 2015
Excellent form factor, small profile makes for negligent drag at speed. Multitude of interfaces and functions providing a great range of capability. Pairing was pretty simple for both the cell phone and intercom.
The speakers are a bit week, they are over come by wind noise, unless you crank them up (really don't want to have to go to hearing aids in the future). Maybe my riding gloves but a little hard to get a positive feed back when pressing a button. Not a great dynamic range on the speakers, but one should be paying attention to the environment as a priority.
Over all I would recommend these to other buyers, the next generation should be awesome with the controls going to a phone application.
April 20, 2015
So I finally picked these up, the dual pack. Was tired of yelling at my wife during stoplights. Sound is far better than I was expecting. We wear EARPLUGS and I was hoping the sound would be ok, but it exceeds ok. It is great. We can hear each other crystal clear and I have an aftermarket exhaust.
Listening to music is good, I listen at about -2 volume from max, sound quality obviously will not rival wearing earbuds, bass and fullness is all but gone, the tradeoff is you are riding more safely (compared to earbuds) because you can still hear the environment.
Install is somewhat easy, but it mainly depends on your helmet. My helmet was a snap, so much places to tuck the wires into. My wife's on the other hand (Scorpion) was a pain. Far less places for wire tuck.
Ergonomics/interface is a mixed bag. The middle button in particular is finicky with the hold press command, sometimes it just doesn't register. And it is definitely hard to feel what you are pressing depending on your gloves.
Overall, the sound exceeded my expectations and that alone is worth the price if you want a communication device. I recommend it!
April 7, 2015
Great for riding together
My fiancé and I just started riding and we got these. They work great and at sub 50mph the noise canceling is great. It starts picking up wind noise when going fast then that but may be able to fix the position. It was a great investment because being able to communicate makes a massive difference when riding. Product is slim and easy to use once you remember the controls. Well worth the investment
April 6, 2015
Great Thank you
Thank you Tech Support for you help. I was unsure and support was a big help in my choice. Everything they said an more..
March 30, 2015
Good sound. Fits perfectly on the helmut.
Good sound. Fits perfectly on the helmut. Usability is not a strong point. It takes time to adapt using it with gloves on. Overall performance is good.
March 30, 2015
I have been using this system for a few months now. I was sold on all the reviews I read. Everyone really seems to think the Sena SMH10 is a really good unit. After giving it a decent amount of time I would have to say I am somewhat disappointed in the performance. Two main issues I can touch on. First off the sound quality from the speakers is marginal at best. Granted a lot the reason for this is the fact than helmets are not exactly sound proof. Another factor contributing to the poor sound quality is the proximity to your ears. I have a them installed in an icon domain and icon mainframe. Both helmets have pockets for the speakers but when the helmet is on your head the speakers are not very close to your ears like typical headphones. The distance is probably less than an inch but it makes a huge difference. Imagine holding your best pair of headphones an inch away from your ears and stick your head out the car window at 50 mph. The experience will be similar to what you can expect in this application. The second issue has to do with feed back I have experience when riding two up on my CBR600rr. For some reason when the engine is at a high RPM there is a feedback affect between the headsets. I don't know what causes it but the noise coming over the speakers is similar to feedback you probably have heard at a concert. It can be almost painful. I do still like the headsets and use mine pretty much every ride. Don't expect to hear quality sounding music. More of a background music at best.
March 9, 2015
Changes the riding experience when you're with other people!
Assuming you like the person you're riding with or the girl on the back of your bike, and you actually want to make conversation with her, as opposed to just taking her for a ride on the bike then a ride off the bike, this headset is awesome.
I used it for a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway with my girlfriend on the back of my bike. It was the first time we ever rode with an intercom, and we were very happy we did.
Install was a little tricky. It was a little difficult to tuck all the wires neatly into the helmet pads, and as a result we have to be careful when putting the helmets on/off.
Connectivity is quick and easy- set it up once and forget it. We just turn them on, wait a few seconds, then we're ready to ride and chat. Hooking it up to my iPhone was easy, and music streams with no problem. Phone calls are clear.
Battery life- we rode all day- ~8 hours- and didn't have any battery issues. For 90% of the riding we'd do, more than a few hours of talk time is sufficient.
Easy of use- the slim design of the buttons are not a problem. You do have to press them relatively hard, but most of the time, we're not even touching the headset.
Overall, this headset is a great addition to any riding group or couple, and it changes the riding experience for the better. It is so cool to be able to chat and talk about things when you're riding. I would definitely recommend.
March 6, 2015