Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Wired Mic
This is an older model that won't likely see many more updates, which is too bad because it's the only one to offer radio. The FM is nice to have but it would be great to have an AM option as well for traffic updates.
Easy to install, use, and has a pretty good battery life. Purchased a 2nd for my girlfriend.
June 22, 2015
I like this little thing haven't tried it fully yet on the road but I've tested it making calls and listening to music inside the house and it works fine. Gets pretty loud I only wish it had a little more bass with the music. Excited to test it out on the road. Other then the bass I would Deff recommend it.
June 15, 2015
First bluetooth headset
I ride mostly alone and wanted to be able to use my phone for calls and navigation and music. Researched the different brands and decided on the Sena SMH5-FM because it comes with the upgraded speakers and FM. Also with the updated firmware capabilities, it has all the features of the SMH10 except shorter range, 3 pairings instead of 4, and no multiple conferencing. I installed this in my Shoei GT-AIR in about 20 minutes. The speakers are mounted in the cut outs and there is no need for the pads to get them closer to my ears. The sound is excellent for voice and good but not great for music. The music is clear but could use some more bass like other reviewers have stated. The FM is a added bonus that I didn`t think I would use, but I find myself using it more and more. The SMH5`s profile is much smaller than the SMH10 which I think is a plus. This Sena does everything I need really well and looking forward to pairing up with one or two riders someday.
Revzilla was super fast in shipping this out. Received it in 2 days and I earned some zilla cash too. Five stars for them.
June 8, 2015
My main use for the SMH-5 is for music and GPS, and it works great for both. The speakers are so so, at 80+ it has to be turned way up to the point its to loud for the drivers to handle. Rural roads and town driving they are just fine, no bass, but works really well. My only wish is that the jog button click was alot stiffer, its way to easy to click it while just trying to rotate it.
My lid is a AGV Skyline
June 3, 2015
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