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Old 01-09-2013, 05:50 AM   #2206
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So tbenzie, you are correct. The SMH5 doesn't have any 3 or 4 way conferencing ability on its own. I guess that is the biggest thing going for the SMH10 these days other than distance, battery, and MP3 port on the mount.

Don't discount the utility of the MP3 port. I found some fairly easy directions (if you can do simple soldering) on how to convert that MP3 port on the mount to a plug for earbuds. I bought another helmet clamp just so I can do that mod and then replace the helmet clamp I'm using now with that one.

I think it will be really convenient to have speakers in my helmet AND be able to use earbuds when I want. For short trips around town, I can use the speakers in the helmet and still be able to receive phone calls or listen to music if I want - without futzing with putting earbuds in and out. And then for real rides, I'll put my earbuds in to get that noise blocking and much better sound quality.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #2207
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Don't discount the utility of the MP3 port. I found some fairly easy directions (if you can do simple soldering) on how to convert that MP3 port on the mount to a plug for earbuds. I bought another helmet clamp just so I can do that mod and then replace the helmet clamp I'm using now with that one.

I think it will be really convenient to have speakers in my helmet AND be able to use earbuds when I want. For short trips around town, I can use the speakers in the helmet and still be able to receive phone calls or listen to music if I want - without futzing with putting earbuds in and out. And then for real rides, I'll put my earbuds in to get that noise blocking and much better sound quality.
That is pretty awesome and I totally agree with you. I have quite a few of the bases including the one with the earbud plug in on one of my helmets, but yeah it forces you to always use the the earbuds and that isn't always convenient around town. I really only like using that when I'm going on long trips, but then I'm forced to wear that helmet instead of my regular one. Plus I had one of the early bases where the earbud port was easy to break and I did. That MP3 port is built in so much more sturdy plugging in your headphones.

So have you done the mod yet? Do you mind linking the directions you found or PM'ing them to me. I would definitely be interested in trying that and I have like 4 of the regular bases, so I can try with one to see how it works.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #2208
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That is pretty awesome and I totally agree with you. I have quite a few of the bases including the one with the earbud plug in on one of my helmets, but yeah it forces you to always use the the earbuds and that isn't always convenient around town. I really only like using that when I'm going on long trips, but then I'm forced to wear that helmet instead of my regular one. Plus I had one of the early bases where the earbud port was easy to break and I did. That MP3 port is built in so much more sturdy plugging in your headphones.

So have you done the mod yet? Do you mind linking the directions you found or PM'ing them to me. I would definitely be interested in trying that and I have like 4 of the regular bases, so I can try with one to see how it works.
Well I found that it has been on the request list for Sena for awhile now (over a year) with lots of support. Such a shame Sena hasn't come out with this type of base plate combo as they'd probably sell a bunch of them. - http://support.senabluetooth.com/ent...#post_22813852

This guy shows how he added a headphone jack to his standard setup, but its not actually attached to the base, but rather to his helmet. - http://waggies.net/Ken/Sena/

This guy converted a speaker clamp to be a headphone jack by using the included MP3 port, but he didn't keep the speakers in the mix. One of the issues that comes up is the headphone jack has a 75ohm resister in the setup while the speaker one doesn't since headphones usually don't need as much power to get as loud - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828750
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:58 AM   #2209
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Anyone connected to a Nokia Lumia 920 or equivalent Windows 8 phone yet?
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #2210
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Paging BlueLightening to the courtesy phone !!! Or anyone with an answer

I just installed my new SMH10b into my helmet. I using a Samsung Galaxy 3 and a Zumo 550. Everything seems to work pretty good except when I am listening to music from the Phone it is cutting in and out. Its almost like the circuit is looking for something. Its pretty annoying to the extent that listening to music just is a hassle.

HELP please !
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:23 PM   #2211
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Paging BlueLightening to the courtesy phone !!! Or anyone with an answer

I just installed my new SMH10b into my helmet. I using a Samsung Galaxy 3 and a Zumo 550. Everything seems to work pretty good except when I am listening to music from the Phone it is cutting in and out. Its almost like the circuit is looking for something. Its pretty annoying to the extent that listening to music just is a hassle.

HELP please !
Every once and I while I get that with my Crack Berry. Did you install the latest version of firmware on the SMH10? They don't always come with the newest software.


Setting the SMH10 back to factory defaults (directions in manual), remove the SHM10 pairing from the phone, then repairing everything can fix it.

PS: Anytime you upgrade the firmware, be SURE to start over again with factory settings as defined above.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #2212
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Every once and I while I get that with my Crack Berry. Did you install the latest version of firmware on the SMH10? They don't always come with the newest software.


Setting the SMH10 back to factory defaults (directions in manual), remove the SHM10 pairing from the phone, then repairing everything can fix it.

PS: Anytime you upgrade the firmware, be SURE to start over again with factory settings as defined above.
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I'll try that tomorrow.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #2213
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I'll try that tomorrow.
I'm using the Samsung Galaxy 3.6 media player. Had the same issue. I got the PowerAmp app to handle my music and it fixed the issue. Seems the stock player for the Galaxy blows. The PowerAmp app lets you adjust many tweaks like buffer levels and priority.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #2214
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Two days after shipping my SENA in a flat rate box they are already sending me another unit
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #2215
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:13 AM   #2216
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Two days after shipping my SENA in a flat rate box they are already sending me another unit
Same here. I was surprised that they sent out the new stuff already. This is one of the reasons why I recommend them.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:06 AM   #2217
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This was on a unit that was 3 months away from warranty expiration. Glad to see they stand by that 2 year warranty
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #2218
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Paging BlueLightening to the courtesy phone !!! Or anyone with an answer

I just installed my new SMH10b into my helmet. I using a Samsung Galaxy 3 and a Zumo 550. Everything seems to work pretty good except when I am listening to music from the Phone it is cutting in and out. Its almost like the circuit is looking for something. Its pretty annoying to the extent that listening to music just is a hassle.

HELP please !
Mine will do that if I tap the jog dial as if to make a BT intercom connection. I think the unit then begins making repeated attempts to connect to another BT headset and pauses or drops the music channel briefly during each attempt. A tap on the jog dial to tell it do disconnect any intercom connections will fix it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:43 AM   #2219
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Mine will do that if I tap the jog dial as if to make a BT intercom connection. I think the unit then begins making repeated attempts to connect to another BT headset and pauses or drops the music channel briefly during each attempt. A tap on the jog dial to tell it do disconnect any intercom connections will fix it.
That makes good sense. I think this really the issue.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #2220
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Mine will do that if I tap the jog dial as if to make a BT intercom connection. I think the unit then begins making repeated attempts to connect to another BT headset and pauses or drops the music channel briefly during each attempt. A tap on the jog dial to tell it do disconnect any intercom connections will fix it.
Well I tried that and I thought the problem was solved........then it returned.
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