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post #1 of 19 Old May 21st, 2014, 7:44 pm Thread Starter
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Which wireless?

OK, I am still stuck in ancient times with Autocom. It works- radar, GPS, iPod, wife, ans FRS.

Briefly looking at wireless set ups....seems some setups can only let you here from one channel at a time?

What did you buy?
Why?
What don't you like ?
What do you love?

I have LT and GSA, so if I go this way, it will need to work with both..

Input appreciated !

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post #2 of 19 Old May 21st, 2014, 9:19 pm
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OK, I am still stuck in ancient times with Autocom. It works- radar, GPS, iPod, wife, ans FRS.

Briefly looking at wireless set ups....seems some setups can only let you here from one channel at a time?

What did you buy?
Why?
What don't you like ?
What do you love?

I have LT and GSA, so if I go this way, it will need to work with both..

Input appreciated !
Sena SMH10.
1. bought it after doing my research and got a good deal on a two pack.
2. Big reason was firmware upgradeable. Easy to use with gloves
3. Not much I don't like. would not mind trying it with high end ear monitors/buds for higher fidelity
4. I turn it on and it syncs with my passenger & my phone immediately which I also use as a GPS. I get spoken GPS directions, Pandora internet radio and intercom with my passenger (wife) all in one with no wires and easy to switch from music to intercom etc. Battery lasts forever and I don't need to buy a bike with an expensive stereo that has Bluetooth issues. And with the latest firmware upgrade you can sync with ANY other brand of Bluetooth headset.

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Sena SMH10.
1. bought it after doing my research and got a good deal on a two pack.
2. Big reason was firmware upgradeable. Easy to use with gloves
3. Not much I don't like. would not mind trying it with high end ear monitors/buds for higher fidelity
4. I turn it on and it syncs with my passenger & my phone immediately which I also use as a GPS. I get spoken GPS directions, Pandora internet radio and intercom with my passenger (wife) all in one with no wires and easy to switch from music to intercom etc. Battery lasts forever and I don't need to buy a bike with an expensive stereo that has Bluetooth issues. And with the latest firmware upgrade you can sync with ANY other brand of Bluetooth headset.
+1 on Sena SMH10

After reading the reviews etc, I came to a choice between two the Scala Rider G4 or the Mk1 SMH10. The only difference was that the SMH10 was not firmware upgradeable, so I went with the G4. Bad move - I had nothing but misery with it. It did not sync with the boss easily (this was bought as a duo pack), the upgrade was always problematic, and listening to music was a nightmare!

Eventually, I got my money back after it spent more time at the dealers trying to be upgraded "properly" and switched over to the SMH10. Now I have upgraded it a number of times, reset the devices, and re-sync'd everything. It is easy to use.

The disadvantage - which is also an advantage is the dial. It is huge. This means I can only fit one helmet in the 49l top box. Or do I just have a big head? (Slammer please do not answer!) The advantage of the dial is that it is so easy to adjust the volume quickly precisely etc.

If this one failed big time, I would get another Sena, it would either be the new model coming out or a replacement SMH10.

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Re: Which wireless?

I have a Sena for all the above mentioned reasons.

If I was going to purchase today I would go with the new 20s (available soon for two months now) it has two Bluetooth transmitters and does not interrupt existing sounds for new input, they dim the exiting transmission so you hear the new input and then go right back to existing.

ie; you are listening to music, GPS comes in with turns info. Music fades, GPS gives info, music back to normal level.

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I love my Sena SMH10 and SM10 setup! I ordered a J&M wired system but couldn't find a good location to mount the main unit so, I sent it back and invested in the Sena headset system. I love the setup! I have my SM10 hard wired into the factory system rear speaker output which allows me to use all of the controls of the factory audio system.

To listen to MP3's I plugged a 64 GB memory stick into the factory usb plug in the glovebox and since it's a solid state drive, it plays without any skipping. I like how it starts playing from the last song played everytime I shut down and restart the bike! I thought it might always start from the beginning of the drive but it doesn't.

I have the driver SMH10 synced with my wife's SMH10 and with my Android phone. The phone connects everytime I turn on my headset and the SM10 allows the factory audio to play to both headsets. It's a great setup and has plenty of volume for my 52 yr old ears!

I would definitely invest in their system again if I had to start from scratch!

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The disadvantage - which is also an advantage is the dial. It is huge. This means I can only fit one helmet in the 49l top box. Or do I just have a big head? (Slammer please do not answer!) The advantage of the dial is that it is so easy to adjust the volume quickly precisely etc.


When placing two helmets in the top box, just pull the Smh10 unit off the helmet. One clip, half a second each way
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The disadvantage - which is also an advantage is the dial. It is huge. This means I can only fit one helmet in the 49l top box. Or do I just have a big head? (Slammer please do not answer!) The advantage of the dial is that it is so easy to adjust the volume quickly precisely etc.


When placing two helmets in the top box, just pull the Smh10 unit off the helmet. One clip, half a second each way
Regards
exactly. Just unclip one of the units from its holder. I have a Neotec and the wife has a Multitec and both fit in my Shad 50ltr top case.

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I love my sena as well!

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The disadvantage - which is also an advantage is the dial. It is huge. This means I can only fit one helmet in the 49l top box. Or do I just have a big head? (Slammer please do not answer!) The advantage of the dial is that it is so easy to adjust the volume quickly precisely etc.


When placing two helmets in the top box, just pull the Smh10 unit off the helmet. One clip, half a second each way
Regards
You are correct, that is the way. However I was advised not to take it out of the clip as it weakens the plastic retainer, and can break. hence I keep them on, and use the top box / side case or both side cases.

There is madness in my method!

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You are correct, that is the way. However I was advised not to take it out of the clip as it weakens the plastic retainer, and can break. hence I keep them on, and use the top box / side case or both side cases.

There is madness in my method!
I take mine on and off all the time, hundreds of times by now and no issues with the clip. Just make sure you rotate it down and then lift out, the wife broke a pin once not doing that. Replaced under warranty.

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Re: Which wireless?

Dam nice of them to replace your wife!

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Re: Which wireless?

Since I use my Garmin as my MP3 player,I rarely used the LT's radio cass player.

While replacing broken windshield parts I decided to remove the radio, nice to have a little extra storage space there.
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Dam nice of them to replace your wife!

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Re: Which wireless?

Inquiring minds want to know: What is the warranty on a wife these days ??

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Call SENA and ask about a replacement.

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You are correct, that is the way. However I was advised not to take it out of the clip as it weakens the plastic retainer, and can break. hence I keep them on, and use the top box / side case or both side cases.

There is madness in my method!
I remove and replace all the time. No issues. Did Sena advise you not to remove ? Or some other source?
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If you're looking at SENA see if you can wait for the 20s it will leap frog the SENA 10 and the Cardo G9x at least on paper.

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I remove and replace all the time. No issues. Did Sena advise you not to remove ? Or some other source?
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It was the dealer who advised me. As it is now out of warranty - not really keen on testing the sturdyness of the clip. I have read that it can break, or the pins!

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I love my Sena SMH10 and SM10 setup! I have my SM10 hard wired into the factory system rear speaker output which allows me to use all of the controls of the factory audio system.
I am currently using an Autocom and have my OEM audio system hooked to the autocom in the same manner, using the rear speaker output.

How do you hardwire that into the Senna? I am considering a move to bluetooth and am still not as knowledgeable as most of you.

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