Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Boom Mic
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
FM Radio comes to Sena
I appreciate having the FM radio option in the headset when my iPhone is unreachable in my jacket. Two second hold on the phone button turns on the radio quickly. The sound is good quality even while wearing ear plugs.
The Sena connects with my iPhone to receive calls easily but getting to make calls takes some effort. Siri works when she can understand you.
Connecting the Sena to the helmet is straightforward. Taking the device on and off to charge it is greatly better than other devices that have non-locking connectors. The Sena clips on the speaker cord and makes a secure connection. Other brands use a friction fit that wears out over time and goes loosey-goosey on your favorite tunes.
My two cents...
September 30, 2013
Good FM and Bluetooth connectivity. Easy install
I bought this mostly for the fm radio and bluetooth for my ipod touch. It works great. I can hear the speakers fine considering that I am riding with a 3/4 helmet and ear plugs.
The controls are good, but it is a little hard to change volume without pushing in on the control too with gloves on, but I am used to it now. No problems pairing with my phone or Ipod. I haven't tried it with other riders' headsets yet though.
August 6, 2013