Sena SPH10H Bluetooth Intercom For Half Helmets
I'll admit I was skeptical. Last rider to rider intercom I used with a half helmet was a very popular name brand and while it worked great at low speeds, anything over 40mph required cupping your left hand in front of the (already wind guarded) microphone for your conversation to be anything more than a distorted and garbled jumble of half words. Not so the Sena. Works VERY well right out of the box and conversations are clear all the way up to 65mph. I've found that it's better to wear earplugs, which I always do anyway, and it actually makes the headsets easier to hear. The speakers are small and consequently the sound reproduction is thin or tinny but the earplugs block the annoying high frequencies which allows you to turn the volume up and hold clear conversations. My primary reason for buying these was that my girlfriend is relatively new to riding and I wanted her to be able to ride in front of me so I could keep an eye on her as she improves her riding skills and offer tips, warnings etc. without the use of flashing headlights or handsignals. The Sena works perfectly and is without question, money well spent....that is of course until she uses the intercom to ask me "What are you thinking?"..but, the intercom does have a glove friendly, easily accessible off switch!!
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this headset.
July 21, 2014
Powerful and surprisingly good headset
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I came across the Sena SPH-10H headsets - I had some serious concerns about whether a half-helmet communication system would be able to actually be used above 40 mph...but, the Sena's deliver and deliver very well. I purchased two sets, one for my wife and one for me, to use during our rides and they worked flawlessly at low speeds and even at highway speeds (around 70-75 mph). Speech clarity is very good at all speeds, and while the bluetooth audio lacks any serious "punch" (It's been likened to a transistor radio because it lacks any real bass response), it's still a very usable and desirable feature. Having the ability to pair these units with my iPhone is very handy and expands the range of travel options available to me - GPS, music, calling. I was able to make/take a phone call on the road without any difficulty and the caller had absolutely no trouble hearing me. The intercom usability range seems adequate for our riding needs (she typically rides "line of sight") and we experienced no audio dropout.
To give you a sense if these will work with your set up, both my wife and I ride Harleys, her's a 1200 sportster with a windshield and slip-on Screaming Eagles, mine a Road King Classic with Vance & Hines duals and a touring windshield. Like I said, no problems with audio quality or the units themselves.
One tip - if you are using these at highway speeds, they seem to work better if you wear some sort of earplugs to help quiet the wind noise. While I was able to still hear without earplugs at highway speeds, I did notice it took way more volume to overcome the outside noise.
All in all I am very happy with this purchase and look forward to using them extensively in the coming months.
June 29, 2014
Easy to use
This product has a ton of features for blue tooth. getting it set up at first was challenging, however function is good.
May 12, 2014
Great product but mediocre customer service
The Sena SPH10H was easy to install and worked great until I changed it to another helmet. Changing helmets caused an issue with the wires that required me to RMA the headset. I did not have a good customer service experience with SENA but they did eventually fix the issue. If not for the customer service issues the headset would easily be a 5 star product.
August 12, 2013
NOT FOR USE WITH SCORPION HALF HELMETS
Well very dissapointed to see that this outfit doesn't fit the Scorpion C110 half helmet at all. I mean, if you want, you can jam the unit so the knobs almost protrude through the ear portion of the chin strap but you risk tearing up your strap and damaging the unit. With my strap put on tight enough to almost choke me, the ear pieces weren't even close to my head and the speakers were nowhere near my ears. Sena needs to be made aware that this product does not fit this particualr helmet. Shame. We were looking forward to being able to communicate on our trip.
June 5, 2013
This system is great.
I love my intercom system for my half helmet. The only thing I would change is having the volume go higher as my helmet has a zip in neck piece and with the extra padding it does limit the sound some what making it not as clear. But overall I would not be without it. I will use it mostly without the padding.
June 3, 2013
I purchased 3 of these units and I have to say I was worried I would be returning them, after some of the other stuff I have found before. To my surprise they work well. I had an issue with one set and Sena replaced it immediatley. Over all good product. Can make calls and communicate with other riders doing 65+. The ability to listen to music is great. The only issue I can mention with the music quaility is that it is lacking in bass but when you have speakers the size of the ones in these units I guess I couldnt expect more. Overall good purchase. Will be buying a 4th set to complete two 2 up bikes.
April 23, 2013
worth the money to me
My wife and I ride two up and sometimes we ride separate on our respective bikes and they work fine for both. My only issue was finding a helmet that they would fit into easily and I don't know that its a Sena problem or just the selection of helmet brands we have locally, which isn't much.
Bottom line is I like them and would recommend them.
April 11, 2013