Sena SR10 Bluetooth Two-Way Radio Adapter
A good solution if you need two-way radio
Generally I like this unit, and it certainly does it's job. It's easy to install, continues to sync-unsync automatically with ease, and pretty much does what it says it will! The only downsides are: (1) yes the audio is mono, but I find the use of the aux input jacks for audio to be a problem - the major problem is that routing the audio through this unit makes it come out sounding like you're tuned to a very bad AM radio station. It actually garbles and puts noise on the audio. (2) the cables come off at all angles - its just not possible to route the wires without making my handlebars look like a bird's nest of wire! I've even tried to hid the entire unit in a compartment, but it's still a mess. (3) it would be nice to disable the on-board PTT button when the external is used - I found when I tried mounting the unit under cover that the button gets pushed accidentally. (4) it would be nice to have a remote PTT wirelessly! (I rigged one up separately). But for the basic function of integrating your two-way radio into your bluetooth headset, this is the way to go!
July 24, 2013
Seems to do everything it claims.
So far So good. Works great with FRS GMRS Radio. Can't wait to use on long ride.
March 20, 2013
This item worked as promised
Excellent product. The Sena SR10 worked exactly as stated. Once I completed the initial charge, the Sena SR10 paired to my Bluetooth helment headset with no effort at all. I then connected (using the correct connection cord) to my handheld two way radio and and transmitted to my headset with no problems. However, the true bonus for me was how clear my non-motorcycle gps sounded on my bluetooth headset. I do reccommend the Sena SR10.
March 12, 2013
Don't connect it to motorcycle power!
I'm really disappointed in this device because it can't be powered from a 12V source on the motorcycle without introducing a ground loop with another device plugged into it that is also powered from the same 12V source. For instance I have a Midland 75-822 CB radio. When everything is connected and powered from the same 12V power source (and ground) on the motorcycle I get a horrible ground loop any time I press the PTT to activate the CB.
I contacted Sena support about this issue and they told me I had received a unit from a bad batch so I returned my unit and they sent another. It exhibited the same problem so they sent me yet another one. The 3rd unit also exhibits the same problem.
The only solution I've managed to come up with is to unplug the power cable from the SR10 and let it run off it's battery. Of course that means I need to recharge the unit every night while on a trip.
The SR10 also has another issue that makes 2way communications as well as radar detector alerts difficult. It misses the first 2 seconds or so of an audio signal plugged into the SR10 unless the SR10 already has an active BT channel opened on the headset. For instance, if I'm listening to my XM Satellite from my Zumo 665 via bluetooth and someone talks on the CB, I'll miss the first 2 seconds of their message and have to ask them to repeat. In the case of a radar detector, it misses the initial alert altogether.
This unit just does deliver.
February 21, 2013
Great solution to a equipment need
This is one item that has filled a need for communications. I am currently using it with the SM-10 for dual streaming to both riders.
No problem intragrating it into the SEMA communication system.
The extra PTT remote is a good additional use feature option...though the cord could be a little longer.
Good product with extensive thought into design and engineering.
As has been mentioned...the radio interface cap is easy to loose.
February 16, 2013
Hello, Group Rides...
I purchased the SR10 along with a pair of Midland GMRS/FRS radios, so that I can communicate with the Wife more easily than via phone calls (she doesn't ride, she drives the car). There's also been an issue with group rides - out of the 10 people that show up for a ride, 2 have Scala Riders, a couple have Autocomms, and the rest are either using CB's or FRS. There's also the issue with range with helmet intercoms - if there's more than a few hundred yards between lead and sweep, you're back to relaying hand signals through the group.
The SR10 takes care of that. As long as people are using the same type of radio and the same channel, it no longer matters what kind of headset everyone has. It also allows communication with truckers via CB, and the phone is still paired. It also allows a second hardwired sound source (GPS or radar detector) to be used.
I've tested mine in the garage, and it both transmits and receives perfectly. Still waiting on my RKA tankbag (built to-order) that'll mount all of this, but once it arrives, the bike will not only be a sport-tour machine, but a rolling comm center as well.
December 3, 2012
Works as advertised.
I have only used this for a handheld CB but it works for my needs.
October 22, 2012
For 150 bucks, this is good enough for me
Initially, I connect this unit to my G4 in gps pairing mode and having some issue.
This can only be connect to G4 in mobile pairing mode. It works, and I can even answer calls with my Vox function, basically it did not taken away any G4 function.
I haven't tried the two way radio function yet.
October 1, 2012