Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset
It is everything I was looking for in bluetooth easy to use with gloves on !
I use it with my 3/4 face helmet was easy to install and setup .
July 21, 2014
It's just the nature of the product...
I've selected 3/5 stars overall simply because it's good but it's not great.
The sound quality is definitely lacking, although it works. Turn it up past 85% volume and the speakers start clipping.
The installation is fairly straight forward but lots of mounting variability make it annoying to get perfect.
Lastly, it's quite an expensive piece for something used only occasionally.
Overall I wasn't stoked to pay this much for a set of comms, but it's something that had to be done. It does make the ride with passengers a bit more engaging. Everything about these comms is fair to middling, but I think that's just the nature of the product.
July 21, 2014
So happy I can listen to my podcasts on the ride to work now. Haven't used it for phone calls yet, it's pretty rare that I would need to.
July 4, 2014
works very well
works very well, highly recommend works well and the sound is wonderful.
July 2, 2014
I installed this device in latterly 2 minutes! Very nice long life battery and the sound quality is awesome... No one believes me when i told them im on my bike when they call " even though i have a cobra exhaust which is load as S**t", this is how clear the voice is... Music is load and clear, at first i was not very happy with the bass quality... but after a while i realize its better so u can hear traffic.. Its honestly a great device.. the only thing that u have to memorize what button do what lol.. it will take u few days to get used to it
June 5, 2014
Worth the money and easy to use
Used mainly for intercom with passenger and it worked great. Also connected phone and tried to use GPS from phone.
Biggest issue was getting GPS prompts from phone after intercom was connected: GPS prompts worked until the intercom was connected and then nothing. Maybe the same protocol for both? Tried music from smartphone and it worked fine but I don't like listening while riding. Have not tried unit with standalone GPS and phone and intercom all together.
May 28, 2014
Excellent Bluetooth for Great Price
I have this unit set up on a Speed and Strength SS1700 helmet. The bluetooth unit is easy to set up and use. I honestly cannot complain about this product at all. Comes with 2 ways to mount either velcro or a clamp that fits on the shell behind the pads. The only complication is that the boom mike is difficult to place due to the chin cover on the helmets face mask.
May 16, 2014
I bought this for my girlfriend for our rides together. It enhances the ride tremendously. We wear Howard Leight foam ear plugs (they block as much noise as is nearly possible at 33db) and I can hear her at highway speeds. She was having a little trouble but her helmet is really loud (we're replacing it soon). I'm using the SHM5-FM. I often read people thinking that they need two of the same Sena headsets for some reason. IE; if you want to buy the new 20s your occasional passenger doesn't also have to have the top of the line 20s - this SHM5 should be fine.
May 13, 2014