Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Boom Mic
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
Excellent radio, easy controls once you get used to them.
Audio sound is much clearer than my old Scala product, and the controls are easier to use.
April 7, 2014
easy install, and in use !
Recommended by a friend. I was a sceptic about needing my bluetooth; but it was too easy to install and set-up ! Well, once underway and riding, audio quality was excellent ! and no issues from the other end of the phone call. Boy was I surprised ! Also good to hear saved Music on my phone. I am now a happy Bluetooth-rider-user !
February 17, 2014
Brought one for the wife
I have one currently and wanted one for passenger . I use the fm to listen to xm onyx radio . works well but have to find the right channel.
January 6, 2014
Unbelievable clear sound
am recommending buying this product , you will not regret , very clear sound as if i am talking in a closed room , the other side didn't here any noise.
also it is easy to use , & having FM Radio is another great feature.
December 25, 2013
I bought this item for my helmet trying to be communicated during my ride, it's awesome... to many features: radio, hands free, audio streaming, etc. excellent product... Yes I recommend this awesome item
December 16, 2013
I couldn't seem to settle on a bluetooth until I saw this one. I don't really have anyone to talk to, so I'm just using it to listen to my phone for music and navigation. Once I saw the FM feature, I jumped on this one and I don't regret it. I've never used the intercom, but the bluetooth interaction with my iphone 4s is great! The speakers could be louder, but they probably shouldn't! The set was easy to install and set up. I stressed about the installation and setup longer than it took to actually do it!
December 11, 2013
Best Bluetooth Headset with FM
This is absolutely the best BT headset I've ever used. It does everything you need from a BT headset and it even has an FM radio. I'm a commuting rider so the FM is priceless, you can download the free software form the SENA website and it's really simple to use. The software lets you change the voice language, update the firmware, change a few settings and you can enter up to 10 FM frequencies and save them all at once. This way you can avoid manually scanning for stations and storing them one at the time. FM reception is clear and the radio is easy to use. The Jog Dial is another great feature because it's wide enough to handle it with gloves on. The SMH5 lets you pair up to three SENA headsets and you can talk to one rider at the time but other may call via intercom while you're speaking to someone else so the headset makes a signal telling the rider someone's trying to communicate.
Installation is easy, it does come with everything you need to do it. It does come with upgraded speakers, so the sound clarity is very good. It also controls music stored in the phone.
I would recommend this headset for the every day commuter or riders who don't really want to talk to a large group at the same time. If you're one of the previous, don't waste extra money on the SMH10. Being able to listen to radio or music while riding is really awesome.
October 25, 2013