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Old 05-12-2010, 06:13 AM   #106
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I'm really close to pulling the trigger on the Sena, but have a couple of lingering questions and was wondering if you all that already one them could help.

1) How many individual riders can participate in the same conference? I've heard conflicting information. I've seen up to 4 altogether, while others say you can pair with up to 3 other riders, but you have to switch channels to communicate with each individually which isn't really a "conference". Can you please clarify?

2) Has anyone used the speakers in a Shoei X-Eleven? This helmet has a tight fit against the ears already and I'm concerned I won't have room for the speakers.

Thanks in advance for your help.

You can connect to 3 additional units (keyphrase) but not simultaneously which is currently a technology limitation of bluetooth not the Sena headset. Switching is easily performed and the manual provides a good explanation of its function.

IMHO I believe that the Sena is a top choice in comparison with wired and wireless headsets currently available based on the following criteria: high-quality sound plus the ability to provide clean loud volume, low price point and the battery life is exceptional.

Cannot advise regarding the fitment of the Shoei X-Eleven but it fits is very good in the RF-1000.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:08 AM   #107
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Wonder if I can get Escort 8500 Bluetooth Dongle?

Ordered my Sena from RocketMoto last week - main connection to my Zumo 660 - BUT -----

I would like to also be able to hear my Escort Radar Detector without hard wiring it to the 3.5 mm plug - has anyone found a bluetooth dongle that will pair with the Sena headsets ? The Escort 8500 has a standard 3.5 mm output jack.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:32 AM   #108
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2) Has anyone used the speakers in a Shoei X-Eleven? This helmet has a tight fit against the ears already and I'm concerned I won't have room for the speakers.

Thanks in advance for your help.
I can check for you tonight, but I really doubt it. I retired an X-11, best helmet ever!, with a Arai Profile. I tried stuffing speakers into the X-11 several times and it was always too tight. There's not much room there. The Arai has tons. Stay tuned
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:41 AM   #109
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Ordered my Sena from RocketMoto last week - main connection to my Zumo 660 - BUT -----

I would like to also be able to hear my Escort Radar Detector without hard wiring it to the 3.5 mm plug - has anyone found a bluetooth dongle that will pair with the Sena headsets ? The Escort 8500 has a standard 3.5 mm output jack.

Any bluetooth adapter should work (webbikeworld confirm that this one works Sony TMR-BT10A Bluetooth Portable Stereo Transmitter) {ref: http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...mh10-intercom/ Under "Using the Sena SMH10" sub "GPS and MP3:"}

Your problem is that if you pair both directly to the SMH10 then they will conflict because they would have the same BT profile.

Possible work-around would be to pair the Escort 8500 to the Zumo 660 via the bluetooth adapter (Sony TMR-BT10A). Then only pair the Zumo 660 to the Sena SMH10. That should allow both to be heard. Key word is "should".
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:02 AM   #110
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My riding partner just bought the Cardo Q4. If I buy the Sena will I be able to pair with him? If so, what will the range be?
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 AM   #111
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My riding partner just bought the Cardo Q4. If I buy the Sena will I be able to pair with him? If so, what will the range be?
I do not believe that it work simply because they use different software to run the hardware.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:53 AM   #112
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Thanks Hotaru

I appreciate the input - I understand now - I will pair the (Sony TMR-BT10A) adapter to the 660 - sounds like a plan - and if it don't work I can find other use for the bluetooth adapter.

I agree (from everything I have read) the Scala G4 and the Sena will NOT pair together.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:57 AM   #113
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I appreciate the input - I understand now - I will pair the (Sony TMR-BT10A) adapter to the 660 - sounds like a plan - and if it don't work I can find other use for the bluetooth adapter.


Be sure to post the outcome.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:54 PM   #114
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Update on the phone volume issue I've been having, I sent an email to Sena and they think it's the microphone. Sena shipped another out to me via 2-day FedEx, should be here tomorrow. Excellent service! I've been riding this week with the microphone from my wife's helmet and haven't had an issue so I'm optimistic that this will cure the problem.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:41 PM   #115
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Not for some Nuvi's

Been playing with my Sena for a while now and have good and bad experience.

Intercom works flawless. Pairing to my Blackberry and Motorola Quantico went smooth. Volume is good, but not as ear-shattering as some have said...I'd say it's a little better than my Interphone.

The problem lies in the fact that I thought I'd be able to use my Nuvi 780 with the headset. It turns out that if you have a Nuvi with bluetooth that does not specify bluetooth audio connections, you will not be able to connect to the Sena. Wouldn't have been such a pain, but I thought I was going to get to skip the MP3 player carrying step by having a few hundred songs loaded into the Garmin.

It was suggested to me that I could use a Jabra hooked into the 3.5mm external jack of the Nuvi and that would convert the feed for the Nuvi into the A2DP format needed for the Sena to properly work. I've never used a Jabra or how big it is...Anyone know if it would fit in the aquabox next to my Garmin so I could keep the whole setup watertight?
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:24 PM   #116
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Sena smh10 with a half shell?

Hello,

Should be gettng our Sena's tomorrow. I'm hopnig they work well with a half shell helmet. I have a full face, but hubby has a half. Has anyone heard if or how they will work with a half shell?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:29 PM   #117
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IMOP, the built in FM radio that some headsets have like the Scala Q2's and G4's is just not worth it and would have been better left off anyways. I'm not sure why your husband wants the FM? Unless you are just riding in a big city, good luck picking up any stations, and even getting it to find a station from an FM modulator device is nearly impossible. Changing stations on those headests with FM is cumbersome at best also.

If your husband is wanting to do something like stream XM music to his Sena and was thinking of using the built in FM modulator on the XM radio, you are better off just buying a bluetooth dongle transmitter that you plug into the audio outport of the XM radio (or whatever device it is) and stream it to the Sena over BT. You will have much better luck and good sound that way.
We don't have an XM radio, but that might be something he'll be interested in. I think he just had hopes of cruising along and listening to the radio, but it sounds like even if I had gotten one with the FM radio, it wouldn't have been any good. For now he'll have to be happy with pairing up to his Ipod.

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Old 05-13-2010, 10:41 AM   #118
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We don't have an XM radio, but that might be something he'll be interested in. I think he just had hopes of cruising along and listening to the radio, but it sounds like even if I had gotten one with the FM radio, it wouldn't have been any good. For now he'll have to be happy with pairing up to his Ipod.

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Here is a solution: get the Sony SRF-M37W (an AM/FM Radio with weather band or and other small portable FM radio with a stereo headphone port) and then use the Sony Bluetooth Transmitter TMR-BT10A to send the signal wireless to your sena headset.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:49 PM   #119
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I've been playing around with my Parrot SK4000 but it doesn't have an intercom feature so I was considering the G4 or the Sena units.

The three units all seem to pair well with phones (for the phone connection and for playing MP3's). The Parrot has an FM receiver that actually works well and I'm happy with how it handles a BT connection to my Blackberry for phone and music. But I wanted to add a BT connection via a BT dongle for XM radio through my Garmin 478. I tried it quickly and the Parrot would connect to the 478 but it was choppy.

I think the key is you can have a handsfree BT connection and a A2DP BT connection. Some phones allow you to edit the BT profile outputs, some don't. What I'm going to try is to set my Blackberry phone to only have Handsfree BT profile and then hopefully connect the BT Dongle from the 478 via A2DP profile to get directions and XM.....so I would be using both profiles but from seperate devices.

Has anyone tried the same connections with the Sena?

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Old 05-13-2010, 08:17 PM   #120
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I've been playing around with my Parrot SK4000 but it doesn't have an intercom feature so I was considering the G4 or the Sena units.

The three units all seem to pair well with phones (for the phone connection and for playing MP3's). The Parrot has an FM receiver that actually works well and I'm happy with how it handles a BT connection to my Blackberry for phone and music. But I wanted to add a BT connection via a BT dongle for XM radio through my Garmin 478. I tried it quickly and the Parrot would connect to the 478 but it was choppy.

I think the key is you can have a headset BT connection and a A2DP BT connection. Some phones allow you to edit the BT profile outputs, some don't. What I'm going to try is to set my Blackberry phone to only have Headset BT profile and then hopefully connect the BT Dongle from the 478 via A2DP profile to get directions and XM.....so I would be using both profiles but from seperate devices.

Has anyone tried the same connections with the Sena?
The Sena works fine pairing to multiple devices. For example, we have paired the Sena A2DP profile to an iPhone 3Gs, and the hands-free profile to a Garmin Zumo 550 and also to a Nuvi 765. It works as expected when connected to multiple devices.

Since you are not so far from us, you're welcome to come by the shop with your GPS, Jabra BT dongle and your BlackBerry and give it a whirl before buying. Give us a call, 877.LED.4BIKES.
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