Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Wired Mic
First Helmet Bluetooth
Since this was my first bluetooth device for a motorcycle helmet, I wasn't sure what to expect. Reviews seemed to be mixed. I'm happy to say that it's everything I hoped it would be. With only 2 buttons to use there's a lot to remember to use certain features. I'm sure over time it'll get easier. The sound isn't too bad. I usually ride around 70 on the freeway but have gotten up to around 80 just to test it and I could hear just fine. People can easily hear me at speed too. Speakers could use more BASS as others have written but otherwise a very nice product at a great price.
May 18, 2015
I bought this primarily to utilize the radio feature, and it works great for that as I live close to a large city. The sound is a bit tinny but understandable. The buttons have a learning curve, but not too bad.
Not sure about the communication piece as I haven't used it
May 4, 2015
Great but maybe not 100% for my helmet
So I just bought a Shoei RF-1200 Mistify (love it) and I bought this one well because it's what I can afford...
-Updating from 2.0 to 2.1 right out of the box easy I just downloaded the client and followed the instructions (very easy)
-Pairing was easy maybe hold it a little longer than 5 seconds ( I might have just counted fast)
-Sound is clear but could use some bass but nothing a equalizer app wont fix (I use Audio FX because it lets me adjust it as if it had switches 16 - 14khz (at least for my phone))
**I have not tested the call quality yet but I'm sure it will do fine and maybe the breath guard the helmet comes with will help.
**I also haven't tested the radio yet but I'm sure it works I'll be mostly using Spotify anyways.
-That dial... it is like a bulb and not astetically pleasing but it's what I paid for.
-I don't always know 100% whether the cable for the mic and speakers are fully in when I first installed the thing to my helmet I thought the left side didn't work until I pushed it in and made sure it was secure again.
May 3, 2015
Excellent bluetooth set
I already had an SMH5, and I am very happy with it, the features it ofers are all I need, this includes FM with all the features offered in SMH5, even better.
April 30, 2015
Good quality product at great price...
Easy to use. Easy to connect. Very good price for the product. I wish the volume could go higher and maybe more bass. Thanks..
April 6, 2015
Loved the SMH5, the SMH5-FM is even better
I own the Sena SMH5; SMH10; and now the SMH5-FM.
The Sena SMH5, that I've had for a couple of years, has worked flawlessly. Battery power was never a problem (never ran out of juice, despite some 7 hour riding days). Sound (with the larger speakers) was very good (not quite Klipsch quality, but very good), and, once you got used to the controls, very easy to manipulate. It's been through rainstorms, gotten knocked around, and is often switched between helmets. No issues.
The SMH5-FM is *everything* the SMH5 is, but the addition of FM is fabulous. You wouldn't think the reception would be so good with no visible antenna, in such a small device. It's as good as I get in my cage...
If I ever want to v-log, I might consider the 20S and Prism, or 10C, but the SMH5-FM does everything I want right now, and does it very well...
March 23, 2015
Simple to use easy to install overall a great product
March 16, 2015
Great for couples that ride together!
I'll just write everything in bullets
-Great range: It advertises 700m (if there's no obstacles). I've found that on a straight road in the city I can clearly talk to my girlfriend though the intercom from ~1-2 blocks away, while on the highway she can be but a speck in the distance and we can still hold a conversation (albeit with static)
-Great Battery Life: I commute to and from work with the music playing form my bluetooth and I would typically charge it after 4-5 hours of commuting.
-Clear Voice over Phone and Intercom: The updated firmware cut out almost all of the wind noise.
-Durable: I've used it though long 100+ degree rides, rain, and have knocked it into walls numerous times. Nothing but a few scratches
-Easy to use: with just two buttons it's pretty easy to use the main functions of answering calls and changing music. Scrolling though stations on the radio is a hassle, but all of the other functions are pretty straight forward. I mainly bought the FM version due to the longer intercom range.
February 17, 2015