Anyone out there have the Sena SMH10?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by sixsevenfive, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    I asked Sena Support what it does exactly. Apparently it is just data buffering. Like you, once it was off all of my issues went away.
  2. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    Speaking of fussy music playback, on my ride today the music kept pausing itself. Every 30 seconds to 3 minutes the music would just stop. I'd have to hold down the job button twice to get it to come back on.

    It's odd that I put in 1300 miles yesterday with no problem. Then 600 miles in to today's ride my music was unlistenable b/c it kept pausing. Maybe I can fix this by turning off the high quality A2DP?
  3. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    Funny that the original design was deemed inadequate b/c of its rigid design...so Sena "fixed" it by making it flexible. But that flex point is a weak point, so the "fix" is to make it rigid with Sugru (or JB Weld.)

    (Not at dig at you RocketMoto at all. Very good info and thank you for sharing it.)

    Please just make a clip with an integrated jack!
  4. RocketMoto

    RocketMoto 2 Many Motersikles

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    The rigid design was exceptionally problematic - these broke all the time. So in effort to resolve, Sena moved to the flexible version. Problem is, it's not flexible enough. Maybe we should start selling packets of Sugru with each earbud clamp kit? :wink:

    Best thing would be to completely redesign the thing with a flush mounted socket, or have a dongle connector that hangs down a few inches. This is what Autocom does and they're pretty darn reliable.
  5. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    Yup
  6. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I noticed with an updated base I get with the flexible mount, I also got an additional coiled audio cable that I could plug my earphones into instead of directly into the audio port. This setup seems to pull less on the actual mount since the cord can absorb quite a bit of that movement. It also means I can actually plug that audio cord into the base before I put on my helmet and then I only have to plug into the other end of the audio cord. I think trying to plug into the headset base blind was also an easy way to break those bases because it was hard to see & feel what you were doing.
  7. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    Here are a few photos of my Sugru encapsulation of the Sena SMH10 earbud connector. It should protect it nicely for years to come.
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  8. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    How about a design that instead comes out like the rigid or flexible one they have now they make it where the plug goes into the base of the mount?
  9. dh210

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    I have a Shoei Hornet DS full face helmet and recently installed an SMH10. I installed the wired mic, and while I didn't get it so I could talk on the phone, it does work well. The speakers fit nicely, and my helmet is pretty snug-fitting to begin with. I use it to listen to tunes with a bluetooth connection with an iPhone 4S. I've only used it a few times, but battery life seems good, and it is very easy to pair with the phone.
  10. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I just upgraded our SMH10 headsets to 4.2 the other day. We were on 4.1.1. I had been having an issue with my Samsung Galaxy Stellar (IE cheap android) that when it paired to the SMH10 as the primary device, only the phone HFP connection would pair. Sometimes it would appear that the "Media" connection had paired too, but the minute you started playing music, it would be coming from the phone its self and the Media pairing would be gone. You would have to go into BT settings on the phone, select the pairing, tell it to disconnect, then manually force it to reconnect and both pairings would finally pair and stay. This was an every time occurrence when you turned on the headset.

    I suspected it was the phone as my other phone (HTC G2) always paired fine and worked like it should and my wife's Droid Pro was working fine on her headset.

    Last weekend, my wife and I both upgraded to Samsung Galaxy Note II's and sure enough, they were doing the same thing on both of our headsets as the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, even after a full reset. I decided it must be an issue with the 4.1.1 version of BT on the headset and the Samsung Galaxy series phones. Once I upgraded both of our SMH10's to 4.2 and my SPH10 I use for conference calls at work, they connect like they should every time. So far, 4.2 seems to be working great and no issues. Even the control of our music is working fine as I saw others complaining about that. I did turn off the high fidelity A2DP also and no skipping issues when I ride together with my wife. It's default setting is to be on.
  11. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    I turned off the high fidelity option and redid my pairings. It fixed my problem of the music continuously pausing itself every 30 seconds. But I am still have the problem of the music restarting itself after I hold down the job button to pause it.
  12. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    And you upgraded to 4.2 right? Did you actually "clear" the pairings on the SMH10 too? Hold in the Jog dial for like 10-12 seconds until you hear configuration menu. Scroll through until you hear "clear all pairings". Hit the phone button to clear it. Then scroll back to the exit menu and hit the phone button. Also clear the pairing on your phone side and then re-pair both?

    I was having that issue with 4.1.1 sometimes, but not now, so not sure.
  13. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    Yes, I did a factory reset. Now that I think about it, I turned off the high fidelity option, then I did a factory reset in order to clear my blue tooth pairings. I wonder if that may have turned the option back on? I'll have to check.
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    Bingo! I just checked and the high quality A2DP was turned back on. So doing the factory reset to clear my pairings does set it back to the default setting of "enabled"
  15. tbenzie

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    Hi Guys. Been a while since I visited. The SMH10's worked great for snowmobiling and I'm waiting for spring to come to MN to try them on motorcycles.

    With regards to the above: I found that a factory reset did not delete pairings. I had to go into the configuration menu to delete them. I contacted Sena regarding this and they didn't really have an answer. Haven't tried it with the latest firmware though.

    One other issue we experienced this winter was an occasional delayed echo. You could faintly hear the last few words of your transmission in your speakers after you stop talking. This was randomly noticed while using 2-way radios hard-wired to SR10's linked to the headsets. Sena suggested maybe disabling PLC in the device manager or configuration menu but I have since upgraded to the latest firmware in which PLC is enabled by default and not configurable. Anyone else experience this echo?

    Also had a bizarre thing happening during the winter season that wasn't directly linked to the Sena gear but was part of my comm system:

    I ride a snowmobile with fairly sophisticated (for snowmobiles) fuel injection. Throughout the riding season the sled would occasionally go into limp mode for no apparent reason. It would always start right back up and run fine. This would happen once or twice every day I rode. Only at low speed. It just baffled me to no end. I brought it in to have the codes pulled off the computer to see what was going on. I don't remember the codes exactly but the components they indicated were faulty checked out fine -and the sled ran great. Well I started trying to figure out circumstances preceding the sled going into limp mode. Eventually I figured it out - it was the 2-way radio transmissions. Apparently the transmissions would interfere with the sled's computer and cause it some confusion. Not consistently though. Maybe 1 out of every 20-30 transmissions. This was with a 5 watt radio mounted to my handlebars.

    Anyway, just some interesting info that may or may not be worth anything to anyone else.

    Tim
  16. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Interesting, but that does make sense since its basically restoring settings to the default and Hi Fidelity A2DP is on by default. Turn that sucker off! :deal

    You should go back and delete all your pairings though if you haven't. See below that that is actually a different step.
  17. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I'm glad you brought that up and I was going to make that point too. I noticed awhile back that a factory reset does not delete pairings. In fact, from what I can tell now, it just puts all the settings back to default. I'm not really sure a factory reset is needed after an upgrade and rather just the "Delete all pairings" and apparently they aren't the same.

    So technically there's two different things here.

    Factory Reset
    = Restoring default settings like VOX & A2DP, etc
    Erase all BT Pairings in Conf menu = starting over with pairing all devices including intercom pairings.

  18. danham

    danham Been here awhile

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    I don't have it handy but I think the 4.2 manual says a reset is meant to be used if there are "faults" in operation. Pairing delete is, as mentioned, separate.

    -dan
  19. ADW

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    Factory reset is NOT the same as clearing pairings. Manual states this.
  20. MerlotMax

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    Since this thread has become the main Sena thread, any chance it could be made a sticky?