Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glendale, AZ, US
Re: Bluetooth Systems
The system I use is a Sena SMH10, one for me and one for the passenger. I also use a Sena SM10 dual stream bluetooth stereo transmitter, so both my passenger and I can listen to the same thing. My Garmin Zumo 550, which has a GXM30 XM radio antenna attached, is hard wired to the SM10. This system works flawlessly and allows my passenger and I to talk and both of us can listen to the XM radio or about a 1000 songs/ audio books that are loaded on the Zumo. The Zumo's touch screen acts as the interface for all my listening pleasure, and it works great as a GPS unit too. I also use my Iphone 5, which is paired to my headset. There has not been one time that when I turned everything on that something failed to pair automatically.
Now since installing the Sena Headsets into the two helmets, one full face and another a modular Shoei Neotec, I've used the boom mics that came with the SMH10 units. And these work OK, but just recently I bought a kit for the SENA units that includes a couple different mic options. Sena calls it Replacement Helmet Clamp Kit w/Attachable Wired & Boom Mic, cost $38.00 on Ebay. Having a Boom mic is a bit of a pain with a modular helmet, or at least it was for me with the Neotec. But I discovered that if I installed the small wired mic in the above kit, placing it just above my right eye using the supplied Velcro to attach it to the helmet cloth liner, the sound is fantastic and there is no wind noise at all with the helmet screen down. Two weeks ago my girlfriend called me while I was riding along doing 70 MPH, and she thought I was standing on the side of the road talking with my Ipone up to my face. I had to raise the helmet shield so she would believe that I was in motion. Now I no longer have the boom mic getting in the way of raising and lowering the helmet chin bar, and the sound coming from the mic is much better.
I so far have been very impressed with these SENA products, and their prices are what I call very reasonable.
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Last edited by azccj; May 21st, 2014 at 4:56 am.