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post #1 of 12 Old 03-18-2014, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Sena smh-10 vs 10r

Anyone know the difference? from what I can tell the 10 has noise reduction feature and the 10r is smaller. Any other differences?

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Also does anyone know if the low volume on music effects both models?

If I just bought a wired earbud headset for my android would I get all the same features, minus wireless of course.

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Anyone know the difference? from what I can tell the 10 has noise reduction feature and the 10r is smaller. Any other differences?
The SMH10R is smaller, has a remote battery, two mic styles (boom and wired) and slightly lower range (for intercom) than the SMH10.

I am not sure what you are referring to with low music volume issues. I'm able to play music from my phone at fairly low volume without issue.

When Sena gets around to updating the 10R to the v5.0 firmware, its noise cancellation ability should improve. The current v4.3 firmware is merely "ok" at noise reduction in my Nolan n104 helmet with the boom mic.

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people are complaining that with ear plugs and 50mph plus you cant hear it.

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I found that when pairing the phone to the headset...you want the music on the phone already set to highest ( I have an LG Nexus ) and the headset set to lowest.... plenty loud for me with my plugs in... just my $0.02

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I have the smh10r and I can say it is plenty loud. Helmet will make a difference though. I went from a Scorpion to a Shoei Qwest helmet and the Qwest helmet is much quieter. As far as ear plugs, why would you wear ear plugs if you expect to listen to something?

My brother has the standard smh10 and he loves it. The large button and dial is very nice. Also, charging the smh10 is easy since it can detach from the helmet while the smh10r would be impractical to do so. I chose the smh10r because I prefer its low profile.
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I wound up going with the 10r as well. I liked that I can just leave it on the helmet to charge it. Where I place my helmet when I come in the house is right beside an outlet so that works well.

I also liked that the battery can be replaced when it fails.

I am also not a fan of jog dials, it's a spot for moisture to get in, and in my experience is more likely to fail. I am hoping for a longer life out of the 10r! That's not to say the 10 isn't fantastic, I just liked the 10r a bit better.

From what I have read regarding the ear plugs, they cut out the wind noise and make the speakers sound better. Sounds crazy to me but almost everyone is saying to wear ear plugs

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people are complaining that with ear plugs and 50mph plus you cant hear it.
I'm in SOCAL where if you aren't running 75 or 80 MPH you are getting ran over. I have no issues hearing my SMH10 though a set of foamy earplugs. Different versions of the firmware had different max volume settings. They've tweeked it over time.
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I wound up going with the 10r as well. I liked that I can just leave it on the helmet to charge it. Where I place my helmet when I come in the house is right beside an outlet so that works well.

I also liked that the battery can be replaced when it fails.

I am also not a fan of jog dials, it's a spot for moisture to get in, and in my experience is more likely to fail. I am hoping for a longer life out of the 10r! That's not to say the 10 isn't fantastic, I just liked the 10r a bit better.

From what I have read regarding the ear plugs, they cut out the wind noise and make the speakers sound better. Sounds crazy to me but almost everyone is saying to wear ear plugs
I have been in allot of rain with my H, and so far so good. The new R looks great, I like what they have done with it.

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Got mine in the mail today, looking forward to playing with it tonight haha.

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