Sena SMH10-10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset / Intercom (Single) , Black
- Long-range music sharing and intercom for motorcyclists–up to 900 meters (980 yards)
- Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity to listen to and share music, make phone calls with speed dialing, and participate in a four-way intercom conversation
- Advanced Noise Control technology cuts down on background noise for both incoming and outgoing audio.Do not use harsh chemicals,cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the device
- Universal Intercom protocol for cross-brand intercom compatibility. Up to 12 hours of talk time and 10 days of stand-by time on a single charge
- Note : SMH10-10 is not for the Bell Mag 9 and is meant to be secured via a clamp kit, which is not possible if you are using a half helmet.
- Powering On and Off : To power on and off the headset, you don’t need to press and hold any button for several seconds. Just short press the Jog Dial and the Phone Button simultaneously, and you will get quick on-and-off convenience. Powering On : Press the Jog Dial and the Phone Button at the same time for about 1 second to power on. The blue LED turns on and you will hear ascending beeps. Powering Off : Just short press the Jog Dial and the Phone Button simultaneously, you don’t need to press and hold for a few seconds. The red LED turns on for a while until it turns off completely and you will hear descending beeps.
10 reviews for Sena SMH10-10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset / Intercom (Single) , Black
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I wanted to write this review after I had used the kit for 6 months. It is probably the best purchase of the year for me.
I originally bought it solely for the Bluetooth music function so I cannot comment on the intercom ability, but i imagine from the sound quality of the speakers during phone calls it would be equally as fantastic.
The Speakers are easy to install, simply thread them through the inside of your helmet lining and you are ready to go. The construction is robust, seemingly totally weather proof and survived a few enduro track falls with zero mechanical damage, just light scratches (This is impressive when you consider I have had to replace 2 helmets after falls with the Sena attached)
I use a separate microphone tucked into my helmet, this is connected to my helmet camera, I have noticed that when voice recording on rides I cannot hear the music from the Sena in the background. This is very useful as the speakers can be set to a high volume if riding in winds and you would still be able to hear and communicate with other riders or record to a separate helmet mic with zero noise interference.
This will 100% change your riding experience for the better, even if you just use it to connect to your phone for answering calls or for playing music.
Without doubt this has actually changed my riding experience, just being
Stella hedman –
Long story short, the thin plastic clip that holds the unit on snapped off unexpectedly after 2 weeks, rendering the whole 150 dollar purchase almost completely unusable. This wouldn’t have been too much of a problem if the return policy of Sena weren’t slow and cumbersome. They took 2 weeks to get me an RMA and want me to send the unit back before they’ll send me a new one. Unfortunately, I bought this for a 2,000 mile trip and don’t have time to ship their faulty product back to them and receive a replacement before I leave. I requested that they send me one quicker but they refused.
I managed to rig it up with a zip tie for now, but it takes constant fiddling. I am now unable to remove the main unit from my helmet now which is a big downside. Pretty disappointed that the whole design hinges on a tiny piece of plastic. The system does work great, so I’d maybe look into a different model. Or perhaps a different manufacturer.
Love this. It was easy to install in my AGV helmet and has worked seamlessly ever since. One bug bare I have is it will not allow you to connect to non motorbike GPS such as the Garmin Nuvi. This was annoying as I use a Nuvi in the clear pouch of my tank bag.
This forces you to upgrade your GPS to a motorbike specific set such as the zumo.
Andy & Dee –
Got same about 3 years ago and only couple weeka ago it stop work . So this is second one what im getting. For 3 year of non stop using every day i would say it is wonderful. Sound quality is amazing. Would i buy it again? Yes.
Hi all, just received this product, and installed it into my helmet (Bell DLX Qualifer MIPS) with the Bell Mag 9 helmet clamp kit, and the sound quality of this system is literally the worst I’ve heard since the 90’s on a Nokia 3310. I did a test call (off the bike & indoors), and the other caller said they could just about understand what I’m saying. A road test yet to take place, however it will most definitely be worse than a stationary call from the comfort of my living room.
Where do I start on this garbage product from and equally garbage company. Within the first few usages ,before an important trip where communication with a type one diabetic is important, this product took a MASSIVE dump on us. We diagnosed and correct the problem without the help of their technical support. Surprise, surprise, a few DAYS later it craps out again while we are using it. We tried all of our previous solutions again, but failed to correct the problem. We started he process of getting a replacement product only to be informed that they will not be providing a prepaid shipping label for a defective product. I will go out of my way to avoid buying another Sena product. We are going to sturgis this weekend and I will also be going out of my way to find their booth, stand out in front of it, and explain to any approaching customer why they should not purchase any of their products. If it was possible to give 0 stars I absolutely would.
Pretty Much –
Don’t give me wrong, this device does what is supposed to do and it does it very well. If I were a solo rider, this would easily be five stars. My one complaint – and it was an absolute dealbreaker – was that Sena did not make it very clear in the product description that while yes, it will intercom connect to 4 other Senas, yes, it will connect to your GPS, yes, it will connect to your phone, or other Bluetooth music device, and yes, it does all of those things easily and well. What it does NOT make clear, is that it will not do any of these things simultaneously. For me, that was the WHOLE POINT: being able to have an intercom conversation with fellow riders, and be able to hear my GPS chime in with voice prompts when necessary. I immediately returned them for a pair of 20S units which are capable of what Sena refers to as “Bluetooth audio multitasking”. I am far more upset about having to go through the trouble of the return process and waiting all of the extra time for the replacements, then I am for having to pony up the additional money for the 20S.
L. Adcock –
I’m sure this device could be awesome, and I’m still really looking forward to using it. The couple of times it worked it sounded great and it was fun to have music while on the go. I enjoyed my headset for a couple of weeks after receiving it, then the ‘phone’ button stopped working reliably. This made it impossible to use voice activated features while on the go, and I soon realized also made it near impossible to turn off. For this reason the battery was almost always dead and it was pretty much unusable. I contacted Sena, and after asking me a few times to try resetting it, was given instructions to mail it back for warranty replacement. I shipped it, and a month after it arrived, and after about five requests for a status update, they respond to tell me they are out of stock. I’ve been told I’ll have to wait patiently until they have more.
The fact it stopped working within the first few weeks, and that it required multiple requests to find out about the replacement, and that they don’t even have a replacement to send me afterall, results in this two-star review. At this point, I’m just out of pocket with nothing to show for it except exasperation and a bunch of support-desk tickets.
These communicators work great! My husband and I recently purchased a Ural (motorcycle with a side car). I couldn’t just lean over to talk to him like I would on our 2 wheeled motorcycle. We attempted to communicate via hand signals but that did not go well at all. We were getting ready to go on vacation and planned on taking the Ural with us. I purchased these headsets right before we left and took them with us. Installation was simple. We installed them in a matter of minutes in our hotel room. It took us a couple of times to get used to how to turn them on and off but we finally got the hang of it. It is simple to turn them on and get them to sync with riding gloves on. We were able to talk as we wove our way through the mountains. I could provide directions to my husband and even ask him to stop at a place we were passing by. We’ve always had wired headsets on our touring bikes and they NEVER worked well, constantly cutting in and out. These worked FLAWLESSLY the entire trip! They were worth every penny we spent on them! I would highly recommend these communicators!
This is probably one of the best motorcycle-related purchases I’ve made. I’ve just returned from a short Euro trip and had chance to put this through its paces. I only really used it for bike-to-bike intercom so have barely scratched the surface of what this kit is capable of.
As a bike-to-bike intercom I was massively impressed with how good it was. The claimed 900 yard distance probably isn’t far off the mark. I’d suggest that’s a straight, line of sight distance test, but all the same we were able to chat quite normally at French autoroute speeds at normal distances. Even when we did get slightly separated by other traffic and the distances increased to a few hundred yards and we were out of sight of each other we could still communicate with only a slight bit of crackle.
Charge times are good. I didn’t time it but I’m sure it didn’t take more than a couple of hours to charge the battery from flat. From a full charge we used them for 3hrs to the ferry and most of the next day travelling to Normandy then back down toward Rennes, probably 400-500 miles worth of constant use over 8ish hours.
I did link it in with my phone (which is my sat nav) and it was crystal clear, as you’d expect given the above.
I also used it to receive a phone call on the way home and audio was exactly the same as you get on a car hands free kit at motorway speeds. No shouting, no crackling.
Might be worth pointing out that all of this use was whilst wearing custom moulded ear plugs, so the volume capabilities are also excellent. In fact when I played music through the speakers you definitely wouldn’t want it on full blast.
The speakers, mic and wiring etc are all made of decent components and were easy to install. The speakers are much thicker than the ones you get with the cheap kits and it’s clear to see why. Having said that, they fit nicely into my flip-front AGV helmet and caused no comfort issues whatsoever. The mic boom is long enough to tuck up under the chin bar. I had the mic set just to the left of my mouth; it wasn’t necessary for it to be right in front of it and/or in contact. In fact, I was still able to hear my riding partner before he’d got to grips with the kit and hadn’t tucked the mic inside the chin bar! A lot of wind noise but it was still better than our previous experiments with radios and helmet speaker kits.
All in all, a fantastic piece of kit that made navigating, passing the time on boring motorway slogs and slagging of c*** drivers a breeze!
Buy one, you won’t regret it!