Sena SR10 Bluetooth Two-Way Radio Adapter
Perfect for CB integration with other SENA products
II purchased this to use with a CB radio via bluetooth. The concept is good, and overall it works as it should. I have a Midland 75-822 portable CB radio that has an automotive adapter plate. Using a connector cable, I am able to use my CB radio with my SENA 20s headset.
Installation was easy and the kit has all the components needed to mount the unit on the bike. The interface cable for the CB is dependent on the type of CB unit you own so this unit is limited in application based on 5 different CB manufacturers. In my case, I have the interface cable, the switch and a power cable all running to the unit. One issue I have is that connections are located on three different sides of the unit, instead of all located on one side. This makes it a bit hard to mount inside of something on the handlebars, like a windshield bag.
The concept is great. Once the units are paired, there is a switch on my handlebar grip that activates the Tx function of the CB, i speak into the mic of my bluetooth headset to talk. I found sound quality lacking and requiring lots of adjustment to get it right where it needs to be. Plus with all of the configuration options of the SENA 20s, it was difficult to set up everything just like I wanted it, and required a lot of testing. But, I've managed to find what works well for me. Currently, I can be using my 20s in intercom/music mode and any signal received on the CB will interrupt that mode. Likewise if I press the switch it will also interrupt that mode of operation. After a 5-8 second delay the headset returns to the previous mode.
Overall it works well. The unit appears sturdy and is waterproof. You also have the ability to intergrate GPS, radar and external music signals through the SR10, but it's mono-only; no stereo. As with any SENA product, they include just about every mounting adapter you will need which makes it a snap to install and have up and running in no time.
August 18, 2015
I can't comment on the durability since I've only had it for a month but it seems well made. It is easy to set up and there are many possible ways to configure the SR-10, radio, and PTT. It works well.
I put the SR-10 and the Kenwood radio in a tankbag that can be moved from bike to bike. Both can be powered in the tankbag or run on batteries. The PTT is easily moved from bike to bike, so switching bikes is quick and easy.
May 4, 2015
Sound is great, with a caveat
The connection that Sena uses isn't awesome for motorcycle use. The vibration seems to affect it, and the pins are delicate. They have improved the connectors, and if you get one of the new ones, which I have, it seems to improve the sound quality. My riding buddy had one of the old ones, and the sound was intermittent and/or scratchy. So far, I am ok on my unit.
We use these for VHF/UHF comms with ham radios on our bikes. The sound quality is excellent when the connector is working well. Whatever software Sena is using is excellent. I get great audio reports on the repeaters here, guys can't even tell I'm riding a motorcycle at 85 mph.
This is truly the only and best option to get a radio into and out of your helmet. Don't get one used, get one of the newer ones with the upgraded cable and you should be fine. The PTT switch is excellent and the battery life is outstanding. Plus Sena has cables for most HT's. If you're thinking about one, get one.
April 27, 2015
Sound quality is great and works fine with my two way radio.
April 13, 2015
Works as well with radar detector and Sena 20S
I purchased this product to be able to hear my radar detector over my 20S in addition to my iPhone 6+ connected as a primary phone and media player. It works as advertised. Just wish it was a little more compact.
April 6, 2015
Easy, and works great
Quick delivery, easy installation and does away with the wire to my helmet.
April 21, 2014
This product was just awesome!
I have had this for a couple of months now and I bought it to hook my Midland two way radio it, then sync it with my Sena Bluetooth headset and it works great. Mine worked great when I synced my cell phone first then the Sena SR10 to the headset. It works great, with no problems. Easy sync and easy install. So glad that they make this product to be able to use my Midland radio and talk to my buddies on the road.
December 12, 2013
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