Anyone out there have the Sena SMH10?

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

  1. Eggman

    Eggman Been here awhile

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    well it was like marble size hail, maybe not that large.

    I have always been a little nervous of losing one just because the latching system doesnt seem very secure to me.
  2. Parm

    Parm Exiled Swede

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    Same, I always tape mine to the helmet with some electrical tape as well just to be on the safe side.
  3. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    When you install it onto the helmet latch, you have to visually check the latch catch. I always need to force the latch piece up to the lock position with my finger. Very seldom do I take mine off. I even charge the SMH10's while still mounted to helmet.

    I do have to remove the SHM10 from my wife's helmet so it fits in pannier, but she don't ride that often and even less often do we need to lock up the helmet.
  4. Eggman

    Eggman Been here awhile

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    ya, I always checked that, almost every time I put my helmet on to make sure it was secure.
  5. wingwing

    wingwing Been here awhile

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    Smartphone question:
    If you have SiRi or "Google Now" you can talk to your phone via the mic..easy enough..
    ..but...
    When I've got the SMH10 on and paired to the phone I can answer a phone call or listen to music
    but I've not figured out to just talk the phone (like you need to with SiRI or Google Now).

    Is that possible?

    thanks,
    Dennis
  6. millsan1

    millsan1 IBA #49986

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  7. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    On my android phone I can do voice commands. I just hit the phone button on the sena and the phone asks me what I want to do. Standard "call contact name" commands work fine. Haven't tried to dictate a text yet. Samsung Galaxy II S.
  8. wingwing

    wingwing Been here awhile

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    I can do phone contacts like that but nothing else.
    (Samsung Galaxy nexus ICS )

    I've got my EMFB app that responds to voice commands
    (i.e. "computer show nexrad") but I can't get it to work with the Smh10.

    Dennis
  9. ebbtide24

    ebbtide24 n00b

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    just push the phone button and siri will come on and and you can give her voice prompts as usual.
  10. fosters2

    fosters2 It is what it is

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    Adam, I should be beaten senseless for not buying from you. Not sure why I didn't but I will not make that mistake again. I got the unit replaced by Sena which took two weeks. The OTHER dealer essentially told me to piss off and deal with Sena. I'll never purchase from them again. Got the new unit and it works fine.

    On another note, here's what I would like to do. I want to have the option of using internal speakers or earbuds. What I'd love is a way to hard wire helmet mounted speakers and have the 3.5mm jack option for the earbuds. I don't care if both the earbuds and helmet speakers play at the same time.
  11. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    thanks the way my autocom worked. When using ear buds it still played through the speakers. This is a plus because the ear buds always fall out of my ears :wink:.

    It would not be hard to do, just get a jack from radioshack, wire it into the speaker leads , then have it hang out of the helmet so you can plug ear buds into it. I think they even make jacks that interrupt the audio feed to the speakers when the plug is inserted. That might be a better idea because of the power required to run both speakers and ear buds.
  12. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    So, this might work, but don't speakers and ear buds have different needs in terms of amplifier specs/impedence or some other electronic mystery-science?

    Also, if the speakers are positioned close enough to your ear holes to be heard properly wouldn't ear buds be pressing against them painfully, or do your buds go completely into your ear holes?

    Just thinking out loud here, would love the option for earbuds or speakers too....
  13. RocketMoto

    RocketMoto 2 Many Motersikles

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    On the earbud/speaker thing - the is the #1 feature request that Sena receives. Earbuds, of course need less volume than speakers do. In the earbud clamps, there's a series resistor to drop the volume to the earbud socket, so you won't blow out your hearing.

    A few folks have modified their clamps, bypassing the internal resistors, and fashioning speakers with a 3.5mm plug, and an adapter with the resistors to connect inline for the earbuds.

    Guess it's high time I get on this for a solution. Let me see what I can work up for an elegant solution.
  14. sonic578

    sonic578 Been here awhile

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    As one who has tried and failed to mod, I'd like to be the first to place a pre-order. :lol3
  15. mpenner

    mpenner Heavy Cruiser

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    There are 3.5mm jacks available that have built-in switches that can sense when a plug has been inserted (this is how the iPod pauses the music when you unplug the head phones). It would be pretty simple to design a circuit that would play through the speakers (bypassing the resistors) when a headphone is not plugged in, but then switch to headphones with the resistors in-line whenever a headphone is plugged in. This would add very little cost to the product.
  16. Oregonwinger66

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    I did this to mine, with Koss 40 Titaqnioum drivers. Works incredibly well, and plenty of volume and almost too much bass, even wearing my E.A.R. ear plugs. I set it up to switch from the Sena to the Wing oem intercom wiring, but I have to change mic elements, which is a bit of a pain. The Sena is electret element, where-as the Wing intercom requires a dynamic (Ed-sets or J&M type) element. I will eventually try to make the dynamic element work with the Sena, but not ambitious enough lately to get-er done. Anyone done this? Seems like it would just require a 250k to 1 meg resistor in series with the Dynamic element to drop the output way low.

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  17. FozMaster

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    On my SMH 5, which is paired with my iPhone 4S, I have dictated and sent texts, had Siri read texts to me, and told Siri to play specific songs and playlists. I don't know what other voice commands you may need while riding, but I would think you could do just about anything.
  18. wingwing

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    I used SiRi as an example to try and explain what I'm trying to do.
    Actually, I'm trying to do this on a Nexus Android phone.

    It does not seem to work the way you are describing how your iPhone works.
    I can't dictate or anything on the Android.. only talk on the phone or have it select from my contact lists..
    ..but that's still just an extended "phone" function, I think.

    I've got an app called EMFB.
    It can show weather or turn on texting intercept and auto responder and do other mapping functions by voice command..
    ... great on the bike when I can't type too easily.
    But, I can't get it to work with the SMH10 hooked up..
    ... works great just using the mic on the phone.

    [​IMG]

    It seemed to work two months ago.
    but since then Verizon has upgraded the OS and I've upgraded the SENA headset..
    .. not sure which one broke it..

    Dennis
  19. bherman

    bherman Ærn æærrrn!

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    Sorry for the delayed answer, was out on a two week ride.

    No, i did not do a full reset, only removed the pairing from the phone and paired up that again.

    I will reinstall v4.1 and do the full reset, to see if it gets any better. Could really use some boost in the mike, as it makes a HUGE difference where it is situated. Right now the mike has to be precisely in front of the mouth to hear each other without shouting.

    During the last week though, with v4.0, both my GF and i experienced loss of sound in the left speaker while having a conversation, but still had sound from music and the Sena lady. Nether of the pins appear to be dented so don't know what's going on there. Not much of a confidence booster in the unit, having it fail like that after about a month of total use.
  20. radon222

    radon222 1150GS-ADV

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    Well dang it!

    I finally around to flashing the 4.1 update (actually did the 4.1.1) and I've lost the media connection with my Droid Incredible 2. The phone shows it as a phone & media connection, but I get no music. When I turn the Sena and it does the BT handshake, I only hear the Sena Lady say "Phone Connected" and never get the "Media Connected" :cry

    I've flashed the firmware twice, with a factory reset every time. I've the removed the pairing in the phone each time, and have done a full reboot on the phone each time...still no love.

    For whatever reason the new flash on my Wife's headset appears to work fine with her AT&T Skyrocket...so go figure :huh