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Old 03-24-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Question Anyone out there have the Sena SMH10?

Hey everyone - first post here. I currently have a Scala Rider Teamset, but am looking to upgrade to bluetooth 2.1 for bike to bike communications (the girlfriend got her butt off the pillion and onto her own bike ). After a quick browse on webbikeworld, I noticed there are three decent choices, two of which have been covered on these forums (the interphone f4 and scala g4). Does anyone have experience with the SMH10 from Sena? I really like the simplicity of the jog dial, and the company seems pretty legit given their industrial tech background.

Anyway just wanted to know how these things are as the webbikeworld review doesn't incorporate a real-world trial by fire section yet. Thanks!

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...mh10-intercom/

http://www.senabluetooth.com/

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:23 AM   #2
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I'd just like to see it mounted to a full-face helmet. I haven't even been able to find any pictures of it in use on one. It feels like no one has bought one yet. I'm leaning to the F4, but want the Sena's 3.5mm input jack.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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Love to hear from others too. This one seems like the best option so far to me.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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UPS delivered 'em today; they are on the chargers as I type.

I will post back after I have evaluated them.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:43 PM   #5
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UPS delivered 'em today; they are on the chargers as I type.

I will post back after I have evaluated them.
What kind of helmet do you have? I'll be curious how the speakers fit. They look FAT
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #6
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I just ordered a pair of the Sena SMH10's from the ebay seller. It's taking a bit of a leap I know, but I really liked what I read on the webbike first look.

The ebay seller responded very promptly and sent me a tracking number within 2 hours of my purchase. He sent it 3 day UPS so I should have them by the middle of next week.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
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You bought the Sena on Ebay or the unit pictured in post #5?
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:14 PM   #8
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I ordered a pair of the Sena SMH10's.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #9
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I just ordered a pair of the Sena SMH10's from the ebay seller. It's taking a bit of a leap I know, but I really liked what I read on the webbike first look.

The ebay seller responded very promptly and sent me a tracking number within 2 hours of my purchase. He sent it 3 day UPS so I should have them by the middle of next week.
Looking forward to hearing about it. This one is by far the most interesting sounding to me. I've never gone bluetooth because I want it seamless. I want it though! This one might be the one!
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:22 AM   #11
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I ordered two sets a few weeks ago and have had good luck with them. I took the leap of faith after reading the review on webbikeworld. I was concerned as the review didn't provide as much detail as their usual reviews. I believe they plan to update that review with real world experience in the future. The review stated they are available on amazon, they were not. I went to the Sena website which listed it as available for $219. I dialed their sales # and tried to order two sets however they stated that they are $189 and only available on ebay. It took about a week to get them from California to the east coast. The packaging was excellent, so far so good.

Overall I am impressed with them. They quickly and painlessly paired to everything I tried, including a zumo 660 and a typical LG cell phone. I really like the range of volume available and the ability to quickly change the volume by twisting the control. Battery life is good and you can charge them while riding with the included cigarette lighter charger cable. I can't speak for helmet to helmet range as I only used them for rider to passenger comms which were excellent.

About the only nit I had with them is when riding solo and paired to my zumo for music the unit would constantly search to pair with the other headset which means you get to listen to a constant series of beeps through the speakers. That might be operator error on my part but it took several reboots to get it to stop searching for the other unit. One thing I didn't test was reliability in the rain. Time will tell.
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About the only nit I had with them is when riding solo and paired to my zumo for music the unit would constantly search to pair with the other headset which means you get to listen to a constant series of beeps through the speakers. That might be operator error on my part but it took several reboots to get it to stop searching for the other unit.
According to the user's manual you should be able to stop it from attempting to reconnect by pressing the jog dial once. Hopefully that works because it would be annoying!

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• Intercom Reconnection
If your Intercom Friend goes out of range while having an intercom conversation,
you may hear static noise and eventually the intercom will be disconnected. In this
case, the SMH10 automatically tries to reconnect the intercom every 8 seconds
and you will hear high tone double beeps until the intercom is reestablished. If you
don’t want to make a reconnection, tap the Jog Dial to stop the attempt.
Thanks for sharing, I look forward to trying mine in a few days.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #13
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"the SMH10 automatically tries to reconnect the intercom every 8 seconds
and you will hear high tone double beeps until the intercom is reestablished."

Yep, that was the problem I experienced. After some more time on the SMH10's I found that it was indeed operator error. The single tap didn't work until I disabled the VOX function which I had been playing with on both units before riding solo. So far I am very happy with these. One of these days I'll have to test the actual range from headset to headset.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:20 AM   #14
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I emailed Sena asking about earbuds and FM. Here's the response

Dear Jim
Thank you for your Email.
Sena is planning to introduce optional microphones for flip-up helmets, fullface helmets as supplementary accessories and and earbuds version. It is a form of internal boom microphone that could be attached inside of flip-up helmets. Fullface helmet version is a wired microphone.
They will be available in a month.

We don't have a plan which support FM radio.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:33 AM   #15
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im interested to hear about volume
i wear earplugs too
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