Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset Boom Mic - Dual Pack
Good, reasonably priced choice for a couple
My wife and I use the Sena SHM5-FM all the time as a two-way intercom, and it works great. Once you take a few minutes to practice using it with your phone, its utility goes up quite a bit. Great battery life, too.
If you plan on riding in big groups on a regular basis, splurging on the upgraded model may be worth it.
Finally, my only complaint is that the unit is quite bulky, sticking out prominently from the side of your helmet. I think this is fine for touring applications but you'd want the slim profile unit if you were on a sportbike.
November 20, 2014
very easy to install and works well
only issue i have noticed is the radio is very tinny.
All other sounds are good and really easy to use and works well.
July 14, 2014
Quick delivery - Works well, good sound quality.
Quick delivery. Easy to setup. Unit already paired up from the factoty. Only had to program the FM radio presets. The intercom worked well both ways. When switch off, the radio came back on within 2 to 3 seconds. FM radio worked well, once the presets were saved, it was easy to change stations. I would recommend this product as a good starter set.
March 18, 2014
great product for a good price
I use the head set with my wife mostly while driving on gravel roads (separate motorcycles). Anything up to 50 km/h (30 mph) you can hear each other really clearly and the conversation is effortless. Between 50 km/h and 100 km/h the wind noise picks up but you can still have a conversation. We both wear open face dirt bike helmets so I suspect that the noise would be better if you had a closed helmet.
Really makes riding more enjoyable.
December 9, 2013
Does what it's supposed to and does it well
The system has operated flawlessly. Simple to set up; simple to use. Bought this primarily for my wife and I to communicate clearly - rider / passenger, but wanted some additional features. Have used the Bluetooth to also listen to tunes from my phone and to answer the phone if expecting an important call without having to remove the helmet (pulling of the road to converse). Components installed on two different helmets - Nolan N90, Speed&Strength SS2200 - with no problems.
December 9, 2013
easy to use and sounds great
Perfect for rider to passenger conversations. The FM radio works fine but the speaker quality for music is just not there. I have the new upgraded speakers and they do work very well for voice communication. I love the connection to my phone so I can hear when I have a call coming in while riding. Overall I am very happy with the SMH5. It does exactly what I wanted it to do for a reasonable price. My wife loves being able to communicate with me while riding and the best part is I can just tap the button to turn her off when she gets too chatty!
September 24, 2013
We were skeptical of the voice quality of this type of unit. This was unfounded. Using the Sena SMH5-FM for the first time was awesome. Not only could we hear each other perfectly there is very little to no wind noise through the mike. The radio works well. Have not used any Blue tooth item with the unit yet but do believe they will work fine. Very good product so far.
August 19, 2013
Easy to use with gloves
I bought this SENA because I was frustrated trying to navigate small buttons through my gloves. The big knob and single button are very easy to find and use. The downside to having so few controls is that they had to add multiple functions to the same button. That is; hold the button one second for one function, 3 seconds for another function and 5 seconds for something else. It's not bad once you learn it, but it can be seem overwhelming to start out. The price is fair for the function and the unit works well for my needs. I am satisfied.
July 22, 2013