Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Boom Mic
I use the sena smh 5 fm in my speed and strength ss1700. The sound quality is superb. The phone feature is also amazing quality. I highly recommend the the fm versions of these units over the other. You won't be disappointed!
June 15, 2015
Excellent solution - good price
The install setup works really well, once I took the time to figure out pieces and connection points. The install instructions are not so helpful. Have not yet used the phone or intercom features - only music and radio access. The sound quality for music is good, and volume is decent considering road noise at highway speeds (using only a small to mid-size sport-touring windscreen). Bought the boom mic version for my modular Shoei; the boom post had the tendency to uncomfortably press up against the side of my chin at speed (not a lot of room in the helmet - could be the helmet). Since I wasn't using it for communication I took it out and eliminated the discomfort. I would consider trying to configure a wired mic instead of boom for communication in the future. Need to listen to music on road trips, and for that, this product is a great and high quality solution. Used the fm receiver a bit in cities and it worked fine. The jog dial can be a bit touchy to operate with gloves - skipping tracks when I was trying to turn the volume up - but generally is a good solution most of the time. Very happy with this purchase.
June 1, 2015
Great communicator, does everything I want it to. I was surprised but I can hear people clearly with it and in my closed faced helmet my wife says it is clearer than when I'm driving my truck. The only think I would change is that it would notify you sooner before it dies, within 2 minutes of notification the communicator dies.
May 4, 2015
Inexpensive multifunction product. I'm still learning the controls, not complicated just don't need everything yet. Plenty loud but could use a little more bass.
April 20, 2015
Excellent for FM Radio and Phone Calls
If you ride a non-fairing bike and you're interested in FM radio and receiving phone calls via Bluetooth then this is the headset for you.
Don't want FM radio? Step down one level and buy the non-FM model. Want to chat with riding buddies a half-mile away on the road? Step up a level for more communication distance.
Sound quality with helmet speakers will never be the same as ear buds, but in many states it's illegal to ride with both ear buds anyway...so go with this, ride safe and legal.
January 19, 2015
Worthless warranty, ok customer service.
Bought a set of these at a discount retailer and one of the units had a broken USB port. Contacted the company and I was told that because I had bought the set through a discounter and not an "authorized retailer" that my warranty was not valid. No where in their warranty that is included with the product does it state that the warranty is null and void for purchasing through a non "authorized dealer". You have to read their website to find the info but no one will tell you that until after you have a problem. No one should have to go to multiple places to find out the conditions of a warranty. If a company really believes in their products, you would think they would stand behind their products. It would be different if I had been given them after years of use or bought them secondhand but I was the original purchaser just like their warranty stated. I am returning the set and will never own another product from them again. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!
December 3, 2014
feels like you live in the future!
I've never had a helmet intercom before and its kind of awesome!
The FM tuner is a very nice upgrade, moving through presets is a little clunky and trying to change to a station that is not set as a preset is a mess. But for the 5 stations (you can program more) i listen too the system works well once you get used the controls. Reception is not quite as good as a car stereo but that makes sense since its a much smaller antenna.
Bluetooth also works well and being able to answer a call by saying "hello" when it its ringing feels very futuristic. People on the other end claim that they cant tell its an intercom, so very good sound quality and noise reduction on the mic. you can also use voice commands to call out, though this work much better with an iphone (you get full access to Siri) then with android (you can only makes calls and only from your contact list).
I have not used the intercom feature.
sound quality is not great on the highway for me in a shark Raw helmet, but im sure its better in a true full face helmet. the Raw is a just a loud helmet at speed because of the unique face mask
Overall this has been perfect for me to use on the days when I commute on a bike.
November 3, 2014
Overall is a great product,still having difficulty when trying to power on!!!...it works but is frustrating pushing both buttons up and down and left and right until the unit powers on. I read other reviews concerning this same problem !!!
September 22, 2014