SENA SMH10 Headsets


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SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby bjatwood » Tue May 06, 2014 3:11 pm



Bought a pair of the wireless headsets off of Amazon brand new for 250 dollars. I had been looking for a wireless device for the bike for some time and after a investigation on the net settled on the 3.0 SMH10. Very well made product, and I can now communicate with the wife, listen to music via Bluetooth, and even make/take a handsfree call. Very easy to use also. If I can figure this out you can too! Just thought I would share my experience with you all. 8-)



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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby Mag » Tue May 06, 2014 9:59 pm

Yes, I am interested also. No need to hook to the CB anymore I guess, and the wife has to find a way to get ahold of me when I am riding home from work.

Update us in a month, let us know how you are doing with it.

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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby bjatwood » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Mag wrote:Yes, I am interested also. No need to hook to the CB anymore I guess, and the wife has to find a way to get ahold of me when I am riding home from work.

Update us in a month, let us know how you are doing with it.

More than a month now... But with the damaging Hail and flooding we have been having in the midwest been very "bowed" up.
So, 6 week review. I have had to charge it 2 whole times now! LOL The batteries in these Sena's is unbelievable. I Love it and think it was a good decision to purchase these hands free headset's.

Brian

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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby Bob Myers » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:09 pm

bjatwood wrote:Bought a pair of the wireless headsets off of Amazon brand new for 250 dollars. I had been looking for a wireless device for the bike for some time and after a investigation on the net settled on the 3.0 SMH10. Very well made product, and I can now communicate with the wife, listen to music via Bluetooth, and even make/take a handsfree call. Very easy to use also. If I can figure this out you can too! Just thought I would share my experience with you all. 8-)

I sure wish i could get mine to do this. I'm about disgusted with ours. I want to listen to my music, and have the intercom active too for when my master,, I mean wife speaks but the SMH10 will not do this
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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby bjatwood » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:33 am

Bob Myers wrote:I sure wish i could get mine to do this. I'm about disgusted with ours. I want to listen to my music, and have the intercom active too for when my master,, I mean wife speaks but the SMH10 will not do this

Bob,
All you have to do when you want the intercom to work is push the round volume knob and the intercom becomes active, and stays active for as long as the conversation goes. After 15 seconds of silence the intercome goes back into Bluetooth music/call mode.

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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby Bob Myers » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:45 am

When the wife turns her set on it blanks my music, and no matter how long you wait it does not come back. Both units are set to VOX. According to Sena what I want to do will not work, without manually pushing the button to turn off the intercom. Can you imagine the flack I'd receive if i turned off the intercom and she could no longer whisper sweet nothing in my ears?
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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby dheiser4 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:56 pm

I have been using the SMH10s for 2 years now. Best investment I ever made. The VOX will only work right if you have quiet helmets. I have an HJC Symax III and my wife is using an older Nolan. I always hear wind noise from hers in my speakers. Mine is quiet. If you turn on the sidetone you can hear whatever your mic picks up. It can be annoying at first but I like it. It lets me know what everybody else hears from my set. Anyway I have used them on 3 long road trips with a friend, anywhere up to 4200 miles. We usually just use on demand intercom, that way we can listen to our own music when we're not talking. Overall, if you keep up with the firmware updates it is the best system out there and customer support is great.

I talked to a guy yesterday who got ahold of a new 20S from Sena. He said it is better yet. Can't wait til they are readily available.

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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby Coyote1 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:55 pm

I have used the SENA's for a couple of years and think they are the best thing going. I use it when riding with my neighbor (also has one) and with my phone, its music and GPS. We have been able to talk at almost a 1/4 mile, the phone, music and gps voice work great. The only problem I have encountered is wind noise at high speed which you will find with any open face helmet. I just slow down a little when talking. I use it with a half helmet that has removable ear flaps with pockets for the earphones. I can unplug the earphones from the helmet mounted receiver and take the ear flaps off.
I love these SENA's.
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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby Bob Myers » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:21 pm

I ended up with 3 complete setups, for 3 helmets. Long story, very boring. I sold a pair of them, and bought a 20S. So far it is exactly what i wanted from the beginning. I can have my music going, she can speak in the intercom and it mutes my music and I hear her lovely voice. After she has barked her orders it will return my music to playing in about 3 or so seconds.
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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby minimac » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:24 am

Bob Myers wrote:...... After she has barked her orders it will return my music to playing in about 3 or so seconds.

Better be careful Bob. If she reads that you'll be in trouble! But thanks for the update on the 20S. That's the set I think I'll be getting.

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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby Bob Myers » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:36 pm

Today was the first real test of the 20S. All is good except battery life. Her SMH10 battery outlasted my 20s battery by over 2 hours. I had to plug into 12v, she didn't
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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby Bob Myers » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:46 pm

Here we are months later and I still sing the praises of th 20S, if you want to do 2 BT things at once this is the ticket. The reason her battery outlast mine is mine is doing a considerable larger amount of work running a dual receiver.
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Re: SENA SMH10 Headsets

Postby bjatwood » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:49 pm

I just updated my Sena units via the hyperlink Sena emailed me. Worked real good, have to try it out physically when the winter weather is gone for real world performance tho....




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