Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Boom Mic
So far I love it!
I have only used the smh5-fm a few times. The build quality is impressive, materials and design are solid. It takes a while to learn how to use all the functions with only two buttons but it's getting easier. Call quality is awesome. My boss and wife didn't believe I was going down the road at 45-50 when they called. The fm tuner is stronger than most small radios. I almost received a out of state station that my car radio also struggles with, local stations no problem. The bluetooth connection is great with no more earbuds falling out and wires getting caught. The Sena website is easy to use to set up the device. (One note you cannot save the radio presets until all 10 are filled in.) As far as the sound quality goes I feel it is acceptable coming from speakers the size of 3 stacked quarters. Yes the bass is low but it's fine. Lastly Revzilla was great. The item showed up fast, packaged like it was going to be dropped out of a plane and the price was the least expensive I found. If your thinking about it do it the ability to make and receive calls and hear your gps is very convenient during your commute or on a trip to a new place.
July 28, 2014
Works very well for a good price
I had shopped around and considered all the options before settling on the Sena SMH5-FM. My main use is for music while riding and ability to hear the voice guided direction from my iPhone GPS app plus the occasional rider to rider intercom. Music clarity is acceptable but not great because of lack of bass response. I have no trouble hearing music, talk radio/sports, phone calls, or voice guided directions at highway speeds using an open face helmet without face shield. One feature that sold me on this device was the cross brand compatibility with other BT intercom devices. The only minor negatives I have for this device is the thin sounding speakers and low signal sensitivity from the FM radio meaning device has trouble picking up weak radio transmissions. great product for its price point!
June 22, 2014
NOT FOR FULL FACED HELMETS!
Maybe I missed reading it somewhere. But it should be clearly marked somewhere that this is for OPEN FACED HELMETS. I didn't even think about it I guess when I saw the boom mic. Just got it in the mail. Super psyched to hook it up. Now have to wait to return in and get a different one. Dangit!
June 12, 2014
Works very good for listening to music.., and answering calls. I'm very happy with this product..
June 3, 2014
Definitely Bang for the Buck
Excellent product, clear sound, easy use and access with the jog dial, definitely Bang for the Buck.
June 2, 2014
The featue that i like i he FM reception
Initially did order the SHM5 but then fid out that there was a bigger speakers for it but also fid out that the SHM5-FM come already with those so get rid of the first ones an ordered this that in top of that has FM and I very happy wit this
May 19, 2014
Simple and easy to use!
Easy to use and setup.
Sound quality is great, but no boombox!
Can easily talk to people while riding at over 130km/h (80mph)!
Highly recommendable to any biker out there!
May 12, 2014
An excellent enhancement to motorcycle riding
I purchased this device for my girlfriend and installed it on her modular helmet. I had already purchased a DUAL pair for myself for half helmets, and the adapter kit to install on my modular helmets (for rainy days).....
The sound clarity is incredibly good. Very little road/wind noise from the open face units. The FM radio option is wonderful as not all bikes have radio....
Product took a little patience to install, and download the manufacturer's manual. When you have done one, you can do the others in a matter of 15 minutes each....
The biggest downfall is having to pair them to each other (not the dual packed ones but rather others) each time you turn them on..... and the 400m to 500m separation for communication is pushing it..... but if you remain within a few hundred yards of each other you are good to go.
All in - an excellent purchase.
April 14, 2014