Sena SMH5-FM Bluetooth Headset Wired Mic - Dual Pack
Great for phone and radio, okay for bike to bike.
These work great for radio and phone features and would recommend if that is what you are looking for. They do not work for bike to bike that far apart, if riding in close packs ok, if using in a dual sport setting you will need ones that have more distance. Easy to operate and good battery life, leave plenty of time to charge or can use while charging. Overall better deal for price than others.
September 22, 2014
Worked will on a week long trip.
I used the wired mic unit on a "flip up" Helmet as I did not really want to have the mic on a stick. The supplied lead was long enough to do this and works reasonably well with a few bits of tape to keep the wire in place. The install is easy with the stick on tape but one did get knocked off and then the sticky was not quite as strong. Intercom function worked better than expected and was fairly simple to get going. The iphone hooked up too and was used twice on the trip. There is no group call feature so when a phone call comes on one unit the other unit does not hear it for this you need the SMH10. The radio works better than expected too and gets fairly good reception and the bigger speakers are probably better than the smaller ones. I like the radio for solo trips.
September 8, 2014
Installing a pair of these units on my and my riding buddy's helmets has enhanced the ride, especially for safety, calling out bad patches and gravel. It also allows me to call him back when he makes a wrong turn without having to run him down!
August 25, 2014
Great deal for the price
I love having radio to listen to on the ride, as well as being able to answer my phone while on the road
I have trouble hearing anything but music on the highway. My girlfriend who has the other unit does not so I cannot tell it if is how I installed it or my helmet is too loud or the device has issues. It is quite clear at 90 Km/hr so I think it is a helmet or installation issue though.
Easy to use once you memorize the buttons and hold times. I like the speed dial feature when I remember how to use it.
August 19, 2014
Good bang for the buck
Everything I was looking for:
1) not too big
2) looks good
3) performs well
4) doesn't break the bank
Speakers could be a little better but for the money I wasn't expecting Bose quality. Can't go wrong.
August 18, 2014
I initially loved this set. It was easy to install (Shoei RF1100) and the sound quality is good. It seemed like a great deal but after a few months I'm not so in love with it anymore.
First, I live in North Eastern PA which has a few mountains and the radio can be sparse at times. This headset gets decent range but if you are going for a long ride or traveling the radio setting is pretty useless. They did make a feature where you can reset the stations and everything is good again but when you are riding its not as simple to figure the controls out.
Second, one of the Velcro pieces holding the speaker in place came off quite easily in the first few weeks. Superglue will fix it no problem but I expected it to last a bit longer.
But with those 2 negatives there are a few pros.
The Bluetooth connection works great and I can use Pandora on my phone while I ride which works a lot better than the radio.
The volume is sufficient with ear plugs in and easily adjustable.
The mic works great and you can only slightly tell you are riding if you are on the other end of the conversation.
If I could buy this product again I would skip the SMH-5FM and just get the 10. Bigger speakers and there is no need for the radio setting.
But if you live somewhere more flat (better radio transmission) and are looking for a more affordable headset this is a good one.
I have not tried the P2P connection yet so I cannot comment on that.
June 17, 2014
Just what the doctor ordered!
Works as advertised. Nice to be able to listen to FM stations; reception excellent. Had a little trouble programming the station presets. Couldn't clamp unit on one of our helmets, but they included a adhesive option that worked great.
June 3, 2014
This product exceeded expectations
I mainly bought the SMH5-FM dual pack so I could talk to passengers but I found myself using it more when I ride with groups and for the ability to utilize my phones GPS. It is a great product and I have had no issues hearing the speakers at faster speeds.
June 2, 2014