Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Wired Mic
Long battery life
I use this everyday during my 20 minute commute to/form work. Bought it primarily for the FM tuner. Works great and I rarely have to recharge the battery. I live on the outskirts of a metropolitan area and all the local stations are crisp and clear. I don't like the navigation between presets, but I understand that with limited buttons to press, it is what it is. It also works great paired with my iPhone, although I don't use it often. The voice recognition features work surprisingly well. It takes a little while to memorize the functions; it can be distracting while riding if you should happen to press the wrong button. Sometimes it's just easier to turn it off and back on again to reset it.
September 8, 2014
Great for flip up helmets
I have a flip up helmet and did not like having to navigate around the boom mike on other units. The basic mike on sena can be place along the side of the helmet away from the hinged front and still has great pickup. I can easily make calls from my phone and the other functions are great.
August 6, 2014
All features are good except the following:
Not much bass sound option from the headphones
The wires from the bluetooth to the headphones are not enough lenghty. It fits properly but with some adjustment. The manufacturer should increase the length so that it can be installed easily. Atleast 3-5 inches of length should be increased.
August 1, 2014
using 2 Sena5fm: Intercom, music sharing etc..
Works just great.
July 22, 2014
Recommend this for any trip!
My first sena. Easy to install and set up. Connected it to 2 other sena units. I wish it had a little more range
Talking onit at high speeds and wind is not good but what would u expect at 80-100 mph. At 55 and under it's good especially with a windshield on the motorcycle.
June 30, 2014
Surprisingly good audio and call quality!
This is the first bluetooth headset for motorcycling I've purchased and I found it very easy to install and learn how to use. I was really impressed when my girlfriend said she couldn't tell I was riding when I called her. I read some reviews online that said that the speakers were too soft but I can hear everything just fine and I have never had to crank them up to full volume.
June 10, 2014
Very good bluetooth headset
This unit is a replacement for a different Bluetooth headset I bought quite a few years ago. It takes a little while to learn all the controls, but it is not overly complicated. The sound quality is better than my previous headset, but with any of these headsets the bass is a little lacking. Not a problem though as headsets are just a method of listening to your tunes while out on the road. It certainly is loud enough to overcome any road/wind/engine noise. The only complaint is that the radio reception is weak, but being that there is no antenna that is to be expected.
June 3, 2014
I'm glad I went with the fm version
This being my first bluetooth, I'm glad I chose the fm version. I had been using a wired setup and my playlist was getting a bit tired on my hour commute. The fm reception is almost as good as in a car. Stations fade a little sooner but not by much. The sound quality is decent, even with the speakers mounted behind the helmet liner.
The controls are easy to use even with gloves. Learning the steps is a little confusing at first since you only have 2 buttons for all the functions. The first day I kept turning it off instead of changing stations.
As far as phone calls, you can hear clearly and was told there was zero background noise even at 60mph.
In summary I'm very happy with the smh5-fm and would definitely recommend it.
May 26, 2014