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post #1 of 14 Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 1:02 am Thread Starter
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Hi guys and gals,

Would like info please concerning experience between Sena SMH10 and the uclear hbc200. I had hoped to go see a Sena unit on the wk end but the dealer is an hour away from my home. As I was passing Heritage HD here in Edmonton I called in on the off chance they might carry them also. Well the didn't but did carry the Uclear style. $239.00 price is ok just so many different reviews out their. I would like real life experience if it exists. My main reason is I wish to pair my iPhone, Zumo 550 and Sirius radio and maybe later a radar detector. I don't have passengers so no need for 2 way. Thank you

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post #2 of 14 Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 3:23 am
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Hi guys and gals,

Would like info please concerning experience between Sena SMH10 and the uclear hbc200. I had hoped to go see a Sena unit on the wk end but the dealer is an hour away from my home. As I was passing Heritage HD here in Edmonton I called in on the off chance they might carry them also. Well the didn't but did carry the Uclear style. $239.00 price is ok just so many different reviews out their. I would like real life experience if it exists. My main reason is I wish to pair my iPhone, Zumo 550 and Sirius radio and maybe later a radar detector. I don't have passengers so no need for 2 way. Thank you
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SMH10 is the best you can buy right now.

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I'm a fan of the Sena. Well worthwhile. No experience with Uclear.

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I have the Scala and am relatively pleased with it.
I saw the uclear at the MC show and am liking the boomless idea. My suspicion is it uses the same technology as the earpieces for cellphones.
I am willing to take the risk on a new product for about the same price.

The trouble with a boom is that it has to be right there. My wife is not mechanically minded so all these things need to be plug and play for her.

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Ok, I am biased I have a Sena. I would suggest you got to the webbikeworld.com site. They have done testing on lots of brands and have great write ups including the Sena and uclear. HTH

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I don't know if you are using a separate satellite radio or the GXM30 which connects to the Zumo, but for those who don't know, a Zumo 550 will not allow XM radio to be sent Bluetooth. I have a Zumo 550 with the GXM30 which I use all the time with my Sena SMH10 headset. But all the audio from the Zumo first goes through a Sena SM10 so I can receive the XM radio to the headset. The SM10 also has an audio in port just for radar detectors which will allow the audio signal from the radar detector to be heard in the headset. A lot of thought went into the Sena headset and I have nothing but good stuff to say about it. If you go with the Sena unit get the dual pack. It doesn't cost much more but if you ride for 14 hours a day, like I do sometimes, when the battery goes dead on the first headset unit, I just switch it out with other one and then charge the dead one while I ride.
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We have the SENA's also. With the upgrading firmware, it keeps getting better and it was great to start.

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Thank you for all the replies. One reply mentioned the Zumo won't transfer Sirius via BT. This I did not know. The Sirius radio is separate and currently plays through stock radio only, maybe it needs the radio amplifier to work I don't know not knowledgeable when it comes to electronics! tend to rely on my children for that. The Uclear microphones are part of the speakers. Apparently they face the front and somehow mange to pick up the voice from where their invisible points meet magically in front of your mouth. This system is supposed to be modelled from military style communications. With the mics inside the helmet there is no wind noise. I think from what I have been able to conclude from the forum and the net the Sena can mix more pieces of equipment than the Uclear. Also the Sena is more compatible to other makes for mating. The Uclear only good for its own brand. As for bike to bike comm's again something I don't need but the Uclear use other uclears for repeater stations up to 4 with a range of 700 mtr's so altogether a range up to 1.5 miles without direct line of site. Don't know about Sena in that arena but will surf the net for more info. I came to the forum for advice, you gave it me. I thank you all, with the Uclear still relatively new and the Sena obviously a winner here it makes sense to move in that direction. Cheers everyone.

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Everyone loves their Sena.

Until now, I had zero experience with mobile intercom. Some expr with aircraft com & military, (all had a boom mic just about touching your lips) but nothing on the motorcycle & the Wife and I were getting pretty tired of the hollering & hand gestures.

(Mind you, all I really care about is rider/pax com...don't really care about music or gps or phone calls)

I considered the Sena for a time, however my Wife put in a bid for me on a UCLEAR HBC200 Single kit at the CCR Silent Auction in Bend last year....and We Won the kit for a smoking price.

What the heck...lets give it a try. So we ordered another single kit from amazon. I installed them in our helmets only a couple months ago, and I can say for sure, (with my non experience with m/c com) that the system works well. Easy to install (within reason), easy to set up, easy to use. Voice sounds like when we used to talk on our slimline telephones back in the 70's.

I was also considering an Autocom system for a while... but I was having a difficult time figuring out how to get the cable outside of the helmet, and the mic presented its own issues with a modular helmet (what if I sneeze?).

So far, I couldn't be Happier with our new Com.

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I have had the Uclear dual for the past year. They have firmware update on their website to Cross communicate with other brands. I have used this feature with Sena 110, worked very well. I had an issue with my flip cell phone loosing pairing. After trying several suggestions, no questions ask, their support shipped a new dual package. I just returned the modules. All good and now I have an iphone and never any issues with anything.

I also have N104. With placement of factory speaker holes, I was told the voice cell function sounded muffled. Stands to reason with cheek pads and chin strap blocking mics. Tech support is shipping pro mics with mic extensions. I feel this will correct this issue as well. I'll post review when installed.

Bottom line from my experience is, excellent customer support, love the boom less mic and BT works great.

All I have tried is cell, intercom, talking with Sena, Mp3.
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Hi piper1612000,

Just wondering how you made out with the Uclear set up. Your last post you mentioned an update after a mic install. Thanks

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I have had 3 great years of almost daily use with my Sena SMH-10.

Suddenly it went wrong. (see Sena SMH-10 lifespan.) It shut down while in the cradle - though this seemed to be resolved after a fault reset. Also after an update it bricked.

I hoped that Sena without acknowledging responsibility give a good will gesture of 5-10% of a new device from their shop. After their Customer Service Representative missed the important parts of the conversation (and his manager) was extremely unimpressed. However a real tech person stepped in and stepped up. They replaced the faulty unit with a brand new one.

+1 Sena (even though you might have to get difficult if it isn't your fault!)


The Sena works, and works well. Even after the trouble I had with how it was handled, eventually, i would continue to support Sena's products.

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Hi guys and gals,

Would like info please concerning experience between Sena SMH10 and the uclear hbc200. I had hoped to go see a Sena unit on the wk end but the dealer is an hour away from my home. As I was passing Heritage HD here in Edmonton I called in on the off chance they might carry them also. Well the didn't but did carry the Uclear style. $239.00 price is ok just so many different reviews out their. I would like real life experience if it exists. My main reason is I wish to pair my iPhone, Zumo 550 and Sirius radio and maybe later a radar detector. I don't have passengers so no need for 2 way. Thank you
Hi there!
I am trying to decide between UClear VYBE amd SENA SMH10.
Any advise?
Thank you in advance.
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