The Sena SMH10 Bluetooth® Communicator with Universal Microphone Kit is specifically designed to keep you connected while riding thanks to features that let you talk with other riders in a conference call format, make hands-free phone calls by pairing with your phone, and getting turn by turn GPS directions just to name a few.
The SMH10’s size is comparable to other Sena units with a slim overall profile and a control scheme that uses the familiar jog wheel and large "phone" button for simple navigation and use. What’s unique about the SMH10 is that you get a very solid 12 hours of talk time, intercom support for up to 4 riders, and sound quality that’s good enough to be on par with Sena’s higher tier communicators. Best of all the SMH10 packs it all into a very affordable price.
This version of the SMH10 comes with a universal microphone kit, meaning the boom mic is not affixed to the communicator main body. This setup lets you anchor the mic entirely inside the helmet (behind a cheek pad for example) and it gives you more freedom in positioning the unit’s main body. This makes the SMH10 best for modular helmets where chin bar orientation can drastically change, and full face helmets where space can be limited.
-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 30.6 mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) – (this measurement includes the integrated boom mic as part of the length measurement)
-Headset: 60 g (2.11 oz)
-Clamp unit: 84 g (2.96 oz)
The sena communication devices are absolute game changers. From music, to telephone calls, to multiple rider communication. These bad boys are 110% worth the price.
I have not ridden for very long but got the dual pack. I gave one to my neighbor who i ride with all the time and has been riding since he was a little kid. Between commuting to and from work and riding trails these things are almost a necessity now. Being able to tell someone "Hey, I'm down." before they get too far is HUGE being a new rider. Or my buddy being able to say "Big whoop coming up" or "Left up here". The biggest is being able to take phone calls. Everyone on the other end has no idea I'm on my bike.
After using the headsets for a couple of weeks my neighbor took a bad spill and the Sena took some good hits. The thing stayed on, and is of course scratched up but you'd be amazed at how well it withstood the crash! The durability is astounding.
Well done Sena, the SMH10 is perfect for its price. The functionality more than pays for itself. Now I'm curious if the more expensive models are even better, it'd be hard to beat this!
(P.s. after about a month of using the Sena i let someone borrow it and as I was taking it out of my helmet one of the speakers ripped out of the cords. After contacting Sena and the site i purchased them from Sena is sending me a brand new unit. If any are curious on customer service)
I was surprised by the clarity of the voices and the lack of wind noise when moving. Single button is easy to start and stop a conversation. Speakers are just ok for music playback. But was very cool to have tunes on the trail when not talking. Would assume the more expensive models sound better. Install was tedious working inside helmet. Just takes some patience.
-m-2016 CAN-AM Outlander 850 XT--
Speaker is behind fabric of the ear pads. Just had to remove a little solid foam to get it flush.
Totally worth the money! Makes riding safer and more enjoyable.
Installation was easy. Needed to charge it when it arrived. Easy push button use to accept or hang up calls. Press the dial and it pairs with another headset. Push the call button on the back and it starts Siri on my iPhone so I can do voice commands. I have my phone mounted to a RAM mount.
As for sound quality and noise cancellation...I made several phone calls while going down the highway at 60mph. My bike is a Honda VTX1300R which is a v-twin and has aftermarket drag style pipes which are fairly noisy. The people I called said that if I hadn't told them I was riding my motorcycle, they would not have known.
It comes with a wired mic and a boom mic. The wired mic is great for my full face dual sport helmet. I've had it for about a week and haven't had to charge it yet. I'm now able to play music through the headset. I also use ear plugs while I'm riding and have no problems hearing music or phone conversation. I love it. Want to buy another for a passenger.