Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset
Quick and easy add-on for your helmet.
Love having music while commuting and a nice and clear phone call when I need it.
January 20, 2014
Great for voice...
This is great for phone calls on the bike. I tested it at relatively low speeds, but my friend on the other end heard no extra noise. On my end I could hear perfectly as well. I took a point off on clarity just because the sound while listening to music is absolutely awful. I bought this 80% to listen to music, as I think it would be a bad idea to use earbuds while riding. That being said, its sold as a comms device and at that job, it excels (especially for the price). Can't really comment on durability, as I haven't used it enough to stress it.
I knocked a star off of ease of use due to the needlessly complex controls. There's a 'phone' button for all the phone related functions, but when you get a phone call, you use the other main button to answer?
Installed in a HJC modular helmet with no issues. The sticker/velcro solution is really well done.
December 18, 2013
NO MORE HEAD PHONES OR MISSED CALLS! Still call people using the Bluetooth and listen to my music I love this head set. And people can't even tell that I'm riding while using it.
November 5, 2013
I got this about a week ago and have been going through the functions while riding. The sound quality is pretty good. Can hear clearly up to 100 MPH! It does create some wind noise on the side of the helmet but I suspect it's from the clip system. I would recommend this to everyone.
September 25, 2013
really like this unit!
Works great! Tried it for the first time on the 2 million biker rally in DC on 9/11. Very Happy with the device
September 23, 2013
my first andI like it
I was not aware of the #10 model but this #5 went in the helmet easy, and I just jammed to my cellphone music player (free app) on my Galaxy s2 just fine. If loudness is an issue, your volume controls on your source device preamp the signal to the Sena unit and that then has volume on top of that. I am an Engineer by trade and like the voice statuses it gives once I figure the button sequences out. I and to upgrade the firmware right out of the box but that was easy on my windows xp machine. I immediately can see a need to be able to talk over music but we'll see. I'd also like to add that anyting you can stream out of your phone is hearable on the Sena. Stream XM. WHy not? Also in closing, I'd like to mention how fast I recieved the unit. I got it next day at my door. These guys ship fast in time for the weekend. Am quite happy.
September 5, 2013
Great product for the money if you just need to hear some music and talk on the phone.
Can easily talk on the phone when going more than 110 km/h, the sound is clear and the person on the other end hears me well.
Overall great product.
September 4, 2013
Perfect for listening to Music and GPS instructions
I bought this to listen to music and hear GPS instructions off my ipad/iphone. It works great and a lot cheaper than buying a dedicated motorcycle GPS. Simply use my regular GPS for visual and listen to the instructions through bluetooth off my gps app on my ipad/iphone. While listening to music the smh5 will allow the GPS instructions to lower the music and give me clear directions, really love it! I also like the controls (very easy to use) and the size of the unit is nice. The smh5 is much smaller than the smh10, so less bulky off the side of your helmet. For the price you can't go wrong especially if you just want to listen to music and have the added benefit of hearing GPS guidance. My only complaint is that I purchased it in May and within 3 months the left speaker has already died. I'm following up with SENA, we'll see how they address it. This is why I rated an average for durability, otherwise I really like the product.
August 28, 2013