HollywoodCBR
 
 
 
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    March 18, 2014
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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for sportbike riders who prefer smaller form factor for maximizing their riding performance, yet maintaining rich features of Bluetooth intercom. With the SMH10R, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology inherited from the SMH10, the SMH10R offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, its super thin and compact form factor contribute higher performance for sports bike riding and it makes the SMH10R a perfect companion of sports bike riders. Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Ultra slim feather light Four-way conference intercom Conference phone call with intercom participant Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP Play, pause, track forward and track back Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Can be used while charging on road trip Individual volume control for each audio source Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty General Specifications Talk time 8 hours Stand-by time 7 days Intercom working distance up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55C (14F 131F) Dimensions 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm (2.8 in x 1.4 in x 0.6 in) Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Audio Specifications Advanced Noise Control Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth 3.0 CE, FCC and IC Certificates Includes Headset Main Unit Speakers Attachable Boom Microphone Wired Microphone Replaceable Battery Pack Battery Charger Adapter USB Power Data Cable Cigarette Charger Users Guide Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10R-01
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Should Have Listened to Anthony
PostedMarch 18, 2014
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HollywoodCBR
From Houston
State:TX
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5
First off, thank you Revzilla for the great price and fast shipping.
My first impression using the SMH10R on the streets is that all the advantages Anthony said about the Sena SMH10-11 over the SMH10R are true. The reason why I went with the 10R instead of the 10-11 is that I liked the lower profile. But that one pro came with more cons. The issues I have with the 10R are the buttons are harder to press accurately, the external battery adds an extra wire/connector/component you have to deal with, and the speaker sound quality is not the greatest. Overall, I'm still happy with the product but if I can do it again, I would go with the 10-11.
With the smaller profile, I found myself accidentally pressing the incorrect button and spending too much time to make sure I am pressing the correct button when, instead, I should be focusing more on the road and the task at hand. This is especially important on a motorcycle while riding alongside other vehicles.
The extra wire did make it a little more difficult to tuck away under my helmet (Scorpion EXO-R410).
Like a lot of other reviews about this product, the speakers are sub par. It sounds OK if you are in a quiet location but if you're going to be on a bike, it makes it more difficult to hear. This con is probably more subjective because it can depend on the helmet.
Last thing, make sure you have the latest firmware because I was having issues where after connecting to the headset, the phone calls would work on the Bluetooth speakers but the music would play on the phone's speaker instead of the Bluetooth speakers.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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