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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth 3.0 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. Features Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio Built-in SBC Codec Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v4.1. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies .
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best I've tried!
PostedSeptember 27, 2011
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rondmc
From edmond
State:OK
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
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Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Background: I researched online and found reviews that recommended the SMH10 as the best available. I tried another brand (starts with "I") and was more impressed with the Sena.
It's mounted in my KBC Vulcan helmet. I have tried with and without earplugs.
Installation is SIMPLE and looks great! The SMH10 is ridiculously easy to use, even with gloves on. Competitors' models with small buttons are much more difficult and require more concentration.
I have had great luck with this unit. It's held its charge for over a week of commuting to work and back while listening to music and podcasts.
I love this thing for these reasons:
1. It's loud. With earplugs, it's OK - sometimes I can't hear my spoken podcasts, but they are recorded at a low level. Without earplugs, it's WAY too loud, especially on phone calls.
2. It's clear. My wife says she can hear some wind noise, but my voice is still very clear, even at 55MPH, talking normally.
3. It's upgradable. Firmware upgrades via USB on the computer are easy and a great feature. (No Mac support tho - boo!)
4. It's expandable. I am about to order the earbud option. I figure since I normally ride with earplugs, the earbuds might as well do double duty and give me some music.
5. It's well-designed. it looks great on my helmet, it installed easily and is simple to use, even with gloves on. I haven't tried it with winter gloves yet, but i'm confident it will work easily.
Downsides:
1. I'd like to be able to boost the volume a little more so I can hear some of my podcasts better. Not a design flaw, but it would be great if we had a little more volume to work with.
2. It's not fair to put this here, but... If the bass response were better, this would be a perfect product. However, with the laws of physics being what they are, that's mostly impossible with a 1.5-inch speaker! I believe the earbud option will fix this.
That's it! Best unit I've tried. I'm tremendously happy with it, and will be ordering another unit and a couple more mounting brackets so I can install these on all 4 of my family's helmets.
Rides: 1991 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
Yes, I recommend this product.
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