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Sena SMH10D-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset / Intercom with Universal Microphone Kit (Dual) , Black

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Sena SMH10D-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset / Intercom with Universal Microphone Kit (Dual) , Black
Sena SMH10D-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset / Intercom with Universal Microphone Kit (Dual) , 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
  • Includes Universal Microphone Kit
  • Up to 12 hours of talk time and 10 days of stand-by time on a single charge

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9 reviews for Sena SMH10D-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset / Intercom with Universal Microphone Kit (Dual) , Black

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  1. Swimmerchic

    Don’t buy unless you plan on having it for no more than two years. Mine died right after the warranty period expired, possible before because my 2 years expired during the off season. Customer service walked through diagnosing the problem with me and told me a new battery would fix it. Wrong, so now they got me to spend even more money on this piece of junk. I called back three more times asking that my case be escalated to a manager. Each time they told me I would get a call be within 24 hours. That never happened. I’ve finally conceded defeat, but definitely will not buy any more of their products.

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  2. Chris M.

    I bought this after some friends and I had tried the Interphone. We found this over complicated to operate and flakey at best when trying to connect 4 or more riders.
    One of my friends just decided to purchase the Sena and I followed suit expecting the same problems to occur with any Bluetooth intercom. Not so……… I won’t go into detail because you can find numerous reviews on the Web. We’ve yet to try and connect more than 2 riders so I can’t comment on this feature yet. There is a little bit of wind noise created by the unit fixed to the lid. The speakers don’t have a great deal of Bass but can exceed safe volume levels. My buddy uses other more expensive speakers with good mid range and Bass. Crystal clear voice / noise cancelling.
    This Sena gets my 5 STARS It’s worth every penny. Easy to use and adds to enjoyment of riding bike.

    Update: 4 Units connected and work successfully. They seek to reconnect automatically when range exceeded. I’ve got the speed dial programmed so if we do go out of range I can still make a quick call to my buddy using the cell phone network.

    One of our group has just purchased the latest Sena which claims to connect more than four riders (using the same model) although we did get his new unit paired and connected (total of 5 now) which worked some of the time. Possibly pushing the envelope of what is achievable with our existing units.

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  3. Paul

    So when I bought these, I was expecting to be able to plug earbuds into them. That was not the case, and it made me quite bummed out. I decided to go ahead and try out the speakers before dropping another 40 bucks on the mount that would allow me to use earbuds. And so far I’m happy that I did. The speakers actually work really well. I can hear phone conversations, music, GPS, etc. They’re awesome! Installation was really easy for me as well. And since I bought the dual pack, my girlfriends helmet now has one of the units also. This will make longer rides on the motorcycle possible for her, as now she can listen to music instead of just road noise.

    I do have to say, though, it’s REALLY hard to tell where the phone button is when you have thick gloves on. I was trying to push it to ask for directions, and I could never tell when I had it. Same thing for the jog dial. Was trying to change music tracks, and I had no idea if I was actually spinning it. These were winter riding gloves I was wearing, though, so this is not totally unexpected.

    1. Easy installation
    2. Speakers actually work pretty well, so I might not need to switch to earbuds.
    3. Excellent microphone tech, nobody could tell I was on a motorcycle during the phone calls.
    4. Works out of the box with my Nexus 6p phone.

    1. I have a modular helmet, and the boom mic, while the best option for this, and installed inside the helmet behind the cheek pad, is a pain to adjust anytime I open or close the face. NOTICE – this is just due to the type of helmet I have, and is not reflected in the rating of this product. This is simply a con that I want to let other people who have modular helmets know about.
    2. tons of wires that have to be accounted for when installing into the helmet. I don’t know if we could make everything wireless, but my helmet now has a vast network of wires running around underneath the padding.
    3. The small phone button and jog dial are difficult to feel if you’re wearing thick gloves. Also impossible to tell if you’ve actually pushed the button or spun the dial.

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  4. Steven Boone

    I would like to first bring up the fact that I am a long distance rider, and I am also kind of an audiophile, so my review is somewhat skewed to those facts. That being said, I have had my Sena SMH10-11 headset for about a month, and for the most part it has been great! I like the overall function of the device, and it fits my helmet fine, (HJC IS MAX BT).

    * You can call someone from the road and they do not know you are on a bike. Tried this doing 80MPH on a Harley on a windy day.
    * The speakers tuck away nicely in the side of my helmet, and or the most part they are comfortable.
    * The speakers are very loud. They are so loud in fact, that I can wear earplugs and still turn them up loud enough to hear. This is a huge benefit when riding for 12 hours on a Harley with loud pipes.
    * Battery life is pretty good. When listening to music loudly (see earplug comment above) the battery will last in the area of 8 hours. Listening to audio-books, it will last for over 14.
    * I took it through a nasty thunderstorm where it got pelted with sideways rain, and it never even hiccuped. Stands up to bad weather pretty nicely.

    * Sound could be better. Like I said, I am an audiophile and sound is a big deal for me. The high and mids are good, and come across clear even with earplugs. Just don’t expect a lot of bass. It’s not a big deal when actually riding, because the bass doesn’t really come across anyways, but it just kind of bugs me when I am stopped, etc.
    * Occasional hiccups connecting via bluetooth to my Galaxy Note 5. It will connect, say it’s connected, but the audio still goes through my phone speaker. When this happens, the controls still work, just not the audio. I will sometimes have to turn bluetooth off and back on within my phone to correct this.
    * On my helmet, the best position for the speakers to be right next to my ears is partway over the helmet straps. It’s not a big deal, and the velcro pads supplied with the speakers still stick fine. Its just sometimes kind of awkward to get them centered right without being uncomfortable. But keep in mind, this is me and my helmet. Every head is different!
    * USB charging is kind of cumbersome, especially if you don’t bring the cable that came with the device. The USB plug is a micro-usb, the same as most phones these days, but the plug is recessed into the device to allow for the rubber cover. The problem is that a lot of Micro USB chargers won’t fit down into the recessed plug, so it can be kind of difficult to charge sometimes.
    * There doesn’t appear to be a mute function on the headset itself. I sometimes join conference calls while riding, and I would like to be able to mute when not talking without having to muddle around with my phone.

    Overall it’s a great device, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good bluetooth headset. Sena could stand to make a few improvements, but overall I really like it. If it came down to it, I would definitely buy another one!

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  5. Isaac

    I bought one of these to replace the SMH-5 I’ve had for six or seven years, and I ended up returning it. In its own right, it’s a totally find headset, and if you regularly require the group intercom features, then there’s not many better options for the money. For me, however, I ride solo or with one other person about 99% of the time, and the trade-offs just weren’t worth it for me. Comparing this to my $75 SMH-5 with the $15 upgraded speakers, this headset had neither the volume nor sound quality to enjoy music and podcasts while riding. When going down the highway with ear plugs in, even maximum volume wasn’t loud enough to hear what people are saying (something that can be done at <100% volume on my SMH-5), and at that volume, music sounds super distorted. I was really hoping to enjoy my upgrade, but at the end of the day, I decided I'd rather have my $165 back and keep the SMH-5 that did what I needed a bit better. If I start riding with groups more, maybe I'll switch back.

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  6. Modge

    My friend and I have been looking for a decent set of comms for our biking for a while now and had tried a number of PMR radios and various VOX/PTT headsets however all had been pretty poor. We did a bit of research and decided to bite the bullet and fork out for a decent set of bluetooth intercomms. We decided on the Sena SMH10Ds as they seemed to have the best consistent reviews of all the headsets we could see the only drawback seemed to be the price, however at this stage we were just keen to get something that worked!!
    Anyway Just had these out for the first time and have to say I am very impressed. Using in the intercom mode sound quality is great even at 70mph+ although the wind noise does start to become a factor however if you speak loudly you can still be heard. As for range we were 500m apart at one point and out of line of sight and were still able to hear each other clearly. Using with a mobile phone sound qualty is just as good during calls and when listening to bluetooth music. The jog wheel on the side also allows quick control of volume, tracks, call answering etc.
    Installation of the unit is fairly easy (although think this will depend on your type of helmet) I have a Nolan N series flip front and I had to use the adhiesive pad rather than the clamp assembly to fix the unit to the side, the wires etc then fed neatly behind all my padding and I opted to use the boom mic supplied which again fits neatly behind the padding with only the last 2″ of the mic exposed at the front. The earpieces take a bit of trial and error to get into the correct position which is easily done as they are velcro backed so you can remove and re attach as required, but once in place they do stay put.
    Overall I am glad I paid the extra for the SMH10D over cheaper units I have seen. I can highly reccommend.

    Been using these for a couple of weeks now, still really impressed. My only negative with the units I have discovered is that when you go out of range of the other intercom and they cant reconnect within about 5 minutes it will stop auto searching and cancel the pairing with the other intercom. Not a huge problem because pairing them again is only a coule of co-ordinated button pushes between you and your riding partner once you are back in range (easy enough to do on the move too) and you are back in business.

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  7. Amazon Customer

    We bought a much cheaper set of headsets and had lots of issues – poor volume at speed, trouble trying to pair, low battery life.

    These are very different!

    Hold both buttons down to turn them on and then press the big button to pair – a clear voice or tone tells you it’s done very quickly.

    Volume control excellent and the clarity is exactly how you want it to be. We can even use them with the flip front fully open at up to 30mph.

    I also paired mine with my phone and I can make calls while riding – one press on the button then voice dialling kicks in. People can’t believe I’m riding the bike.

    They are expensive – our other set was around £80 – but you do get what you pay for with these things.

    We’ve had these for a while now and I thought it was worth a follow up. They are absolutely brilliant – still haven’t used all of the functionality but for phone connection and talking to another rider they work brilliantly. We’ve lost sight of each other round curves or been left at traffic lights and there’s no problem.

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  8. Mark Reynolds

    Can’t reccomend enough! I use these in my work helmets I’m a tree surgeon and I’m in trees all day and need to constantly communicate with my groundsman, I have not had 1 issue with them, the sound quality is amazing, there wired into my ear mufs what protect your ears so with the speakers inside there, so when I stream music to both devices the quality is on par with my bose qc35, now if they was in a moto bike helmet I think there would be a lot of road noise inside, that’s why there’s mixed reviews, we work within 100m at all times so not sure of the true range, batery lasts all day, make answer calls with 1 button, absolutely worth the money for my job,

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  9. Matthew Small

    These are expensive, but excellent. I’ve used radios with bar mounted PTT buttons before but these are far easier to use and give a much higher audio quality than any radio I’ve used. They come paired with each other from the factory so once fitted, all you have to do is turn them on then simply push the big dial once to connect the intercom feature and that’s it; two way communication with no further button pressing involved. At higher speed of 60-70mph, the audio is still clear, though you may have to turn the volume up a bit depending on how loud your bike is and how well sealed your helmet is. Easy to fit, easy to use and an excellent buy.

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