Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset - Wired Mic
I don't use microphone part. Have paid to Garmin GPS xm radio unit. Sound for sat radio could be more crisp. The fm radio comes through much better.
July 27, 2015
Overall good product
Product works as expected for the most part. In this model, FM comes equipped. With only limited use, I have noticed that FM reception can be an issue at times. At speed, it becomes more difficult to hear clearly when paired to other rider's devices and volume can be a problem if the helmet is not quiet. Overall, this seems to be a good value and has made my riding experience that much better.
July 14, 2015
Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset
I have had the Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset for three weeks and so far, it is great. Bought it mainly to receive phone calls while driving and everyone says sound clarity is excellent with very little wind noise. FM sound is a good at low speeds but seems to lose bass at higher road speeds when you need to crank up the volume. And it produces more than enough volume to let you make phone calls or listen to music at 75 mph without a fairing. I rated it "average" for ease-of-use because it is difficult to me remember the like 30 functions it can perform with two buttons... maybe after a few months I will learn! I have not tried the intercom yet but I liked this unit enough to buy two more (for my son and wife)!
July 13, 2015
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