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post #1 of 24 Old 10-04-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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what bluetooth brand?

Would like to know what bluetooh make do you have and its good and bad points. I plan to buy a bluetooth and am reaching out to the group to make an informed choice.
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post #2 of 24 Old 10-04-2013, 06:41 PM
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Ummmmm....bluetooth what?

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Use whatever your buddies use! There aren't any overlaps (yet). Scala will only work with Scala, Interphone with Interphone, etc...

I have an Interphone F4. I love it. 12 hour battery life, the loudest/clearest speakers I've heard (including the F5), long communication distance when paired with another headset, and relatively cheap these days. My buddy has an F4 that his wife uses (used to be his) and an F5. The 5 has all sorts of nifty features, like AM/FM radio, multiple headset capability (I can talk with him AND his wife on rides due to the dual throughput on the F5; it acts as a hub, even though the F4 can only pair with one other headset) and an input jack if you don't want to waste your iPod's battery with Bluetooth.

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My wife and I use a pair of Scala Rider 2's and really like them. When my son is home we switch my wife's unit into his helmet and go riding. We can communicate from 1/4 to 1/2 a mile apart and it really is nice! Battery life is more than a full day's riding; we've never run the batteries down all the way so I can't tell you how long they last. I'd buy again.
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Ok....in that case, Sena SMH10 all the way!!!!!

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Sena he announced that their headsets will soon be able to pair with non sena brands. That on top of the new music share and the Bluetooth camera they are introducing just lets me know I chose wisely.

Being able to control a remote camera from my headset and talk right onto the video over Bluetooth just made GoPro slip to the back burner.


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Ok....in that case, Sena SMH10 all the way!!!!!
+1. My Wife and I ( and most of my riding buddies ) love our Sena's.

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It just so happens that I installed and tested a Sena SMH10R today. Kit come with everything one needs including small wired microphone and a boom style mic as well. Commands are fairly simple, installation is simple as well. Although, sound quality was not that great. Today was very windy, and with earplugs in, music was just audible, with minor distortion @ full blast. If I can fix buffeting, they should do fine.

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Another satisfied Sena SMH10 user here. If you're really concerned about sound quality, Sena offers a different helmet clamp that incorporates a headphone jack so you can use high-quality earbuds instead of the helmet speakers.

Plus they update their software frequently, usually adding useful features each time. The latest update enables music sharing over intercom, plus storage of three "speed-dial" numbers.

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I use the sena smh10r. Sound quality is kinda tinny for music but I can hear fine. Voice sound quality is fine. I like it because I can still fit both helmets in my e460 top case with units installed on both.
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