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Old 04-07-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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Sena vs UClear?

I'm in the market for a set of Bluetooth communicators. I'd like to be able to listen to music, but mostly for communicating with my pillion.

Has anyone had a chance to try both units?

I really like the boomless design of the UClear, but I like the solid reputation of Sena as well. I see some info here and there on UClear, but nothing as widespread as Sena, just wondering if there are more UClear folks out there.

I think others would be interested as well... Thanks for any insight!
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:12 PM   #2
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The Uclear technology is VERY impressive.
However most systems with booms are very small and work pretty well.
I just got the new Scala QZ and have had conversations at 70 mph and 7K RPMs and they thought I was using a regular blue took headset.

Overall the technology has advanced tremendously in the past six years when I got my first Cardo G2.

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Old 04-07-2014, 04:43 PM   #3
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The Uclear HBC200 works fantastic in most situations. I have experienced that at really fast highway speeds, you do seem to get some wind noise, and the music quality can be a bit flat, but overall I am happy with mine (I use on my bike and while snowboarding). The huge benefit of course is the boomless feature which works great in an open face helmet. In a fullface it doesn't seem to matter. The Sena SMH10 universal definitely gets the best reviews for a couple reasons; it has the best music quality, easiest controls, and its the only unit that can communicate with other brands. Overall, unless you have an open face helmet I would just use the Sena.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:39 PM   #4
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Returned my Uclear. Unimpressed. Sounded flat and tinny, with a hissing background.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:29 PM   #5
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Just bought a sena unit. I like it overall. Only con so far is the headphones are eq'd for speech. There are no bass frquencies. Easy to link up with blue tooth. Very clear mic and speakers.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:29 PM   #6
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For me, what it comes down to is compatibility.

Take a look at the forthcoming (May) Sena 20S. Based on specs, it'll be hard to beat. Based on Sena's reputation for products and support, I'll trust the specs.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:44 AM   #7
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I've been using Sena since they first came out in the US (2008, I think it was?) Been very happy with their headsets and their customer service. If you're considering a purchase, make sure you check out the vendor thread for Rocketmoto's group buy in the Vendors forum here for a great discount (no affiliation).
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:24 PM   #8
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Thank you all for your thoughts and experiences, I really think I'm just going Sena, just seems like a solid product with good support that is listening to their users.

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