This sucks! Headset woes

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mexipike, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    That's definitely a cheap way to accomplish 2 users listening to the same music without the SM10 added in! :deal

    BT A2DP transmitter dongles are cheap!
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  2. MelissaToBeMe

    MelissaToBeMe Been here awhile

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    Agreed! Great workaround mexipike, haven't seen that one before but makes perfect sense:clap
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  3. mexipike

    mexipike Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the credit but I think woodcock had that idea.

    I thought of that before, and I guess for some reason forgot again.

    In other news, I ordered a q1. Will keep the sena for a while and see if I like the cardo better. Went for a ride with my gf yesterday and nearly all aspects of the music/talk situation worked but it was still quite fidgety.
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  4. mexipike

    mexipike Been here awhile

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    So I may have gotten a defective unit, so that could be the problem, but that sucks too!

    The music sharing on the Q1 does work pretty well, except you can't switch easily back from talking to music without having to resend the music to the passenger every time. Ideally you could just press the intercom button, talk, press again and the music would be back for rider and passenger not just rider.

    For whatever reason the communication part of this unit I got is really terrible. Half of the time I can only hear half of sentences from my passenger. It kind of garbles and is really fuzzy when I can hear her. Tried moving the mic around but no help there either. So I may have gotten a defective unit, so that could be the problem, but that sucks too!

    So much time spent messing around with this stuff, nothing seems to just work.

    It seems like a very common thing to want- two people ride on a motorcycle together and enjoy listening to the same music while being able to talk here and there.
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  5. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Why not just stream music independently to each other? I know I wouldn't want to listen to the same music as my wife.
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  6. mexipike

    mexipike Been here awhile

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    We like to listen to the same music, just our preference.
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  7. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    Why don't you buy a SMH5 kit and put the same playlist on each of your phones (or whatever Bluetooth music device you have) and be done with it?

    Is it THAT important to listen the same song at the same time?!



    Damn you seem to like to complicate the whole process just for the fun of it.
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  8. Sammax

    Sammax Unconfused

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    Now that I have both Scala and Sena, the first thing that comes to mind is the jog dial on the Sena is the bomb! WTH was Scala thinking putting push buttons on something you can't see and wearing gloves at that. Yea I know, it still works though.
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  9. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Been here awhile

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    I just bought the Cardo Q3, and it does do all of these things, IF you music device is Blue tooth as well.

    I replaced an AutoCom wired system that did all of this, but with wires.
    Only reason I replaced the Autocom is I now have two bikes to switch the intercom between, that is a pain.
    The helmet mounted blue tooth fixes that.

    Having said that, the sound quality is better with the autocom, so I f you can put up with wires, and don't want to move it. They work well.
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  10. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Sena just released firmware update 4.3 beta for the SMH10. - http://senabluetooth.com/sena-released-smh10-firmware-version-4-3-beta/

    The firmware update notes - http://senabluetooth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/SMH10-v4.3-Beta-Firmware-Notes.pdf

    Looks like software update has added music sharing between headsets without the need for the SM10 :clap

    It also added speed dialing! :deal

    And just think, we didn't have to buy any new hardware to get these new features. :lol3

    Instead of abandoning current hardware after only a year or two and and moving on to new hardware, Sena just keeps updating their current headsets and keeping their current customers happy. Wow what a concept! How many Scala headsets would you have to own at this point to keep up with all these new features that Sena has added to the same headsets that have been in production for 3-4 years now. :freaky
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  11. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    I was just thinking this.:lol3
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  12. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    But none of these solutions address the OP's quest to switch between speakers and headsets do they? For that, I think you need to trade in your bike and purchase a BMW K1600GT/L and get the matching Schuberth C3 helmets and SRC neckroll. I'm pretty sure that does everything you want.

    Cost was no object, right? LOL :D
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  13. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Actually, both the Sena SMH10 and I think the Scala Q1/Q3 have that option now.

    Sena recently just released a new base that allows to use either the connected speakers or a headset. I just mounted it this past weekend and it works well.
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  14. mexipike

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    Awesome! I'm updating my firmware now to see how it works. In talking with Sena it was decided that my SM10 was defective so they are going to RMA it but I don't know what I'll do with it now!
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  15. mexipike

    mexipike Been here awhile

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    Just popped the firmware in and it worked great. Exactly what I wanted. Listen to music, and yes I do want to listen to the same music at the same time as my girlfriend, press the button talk press and both are back to music. All that and I didn't have to buy anything.

    I have some fairly negative opinions on my Scala Q1 which I will post a little later.

    Things are starting to work out!
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  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Haven't tried the Sena yet. I have the Q3 and love it. It does all of the things you asked for in your original post and does them simply. I had a G4 before this and really prefer the simplicity of the Q3. The ability to use my custom ear buds is icing on the cake.

    Yes, the Q3 uses buttons, but they're simple to figure out. So simple even a Yeti can do it! :rofl

    I also added a Sena SM10 connected to a FRS/GMRS radio. All of my riding buddies either use Chatterboxes or some other sort of radio headset. This way I can connect with all of them too. :thumb
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  17. mexipike

    mexipike Been here awhile

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    I'm guessing you're using the sr10 not the sm10?
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  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    You're correct. :baldy
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