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While scrolling through some threads, an advertisement for the Sena Bluetooth Headset caught my eye as I've been considering bluetooth for some time now. I watched a few youtube videos about them, then followed up on some reviews from other forums which had nothing but good things to say about them.

I found the best price for a set of two at Wingstuff ($275 VIP price) so I ordered them today. My flower is finally showing interest in taking some short rides now so the wireless intercom will make it that much more appealing to her, in addition to being able to use our mobile phones and other bluetooth accessories hands free.

I've looked at others, just not in depth. The simplicity of the unit's controls and numerous positive reviews were main factors in my decision to purchase. Has anyone on this forum tried these yet?

I should have them by Tuesday, but may not be able to road test them until two weekends from now, at which time I'll provide feedback.

http://www.senabluetooth.com/products/smh10.php?tab_menu=overview
 

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Dad. This sounds great! I have been in the market for the traditional J&M plug in intercom system but if the wife could actually use her Crackberry while she is riding, she wouldn't feel out of touch. We don't share the same music preferences so the bikes radio would only cause conflict. We need to talk to each other and she needs to talk on the phone.
 

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These are great!

Well, I did it... I've been considering bluetooth headsets for my wife and I but was unsure of which one to buy. After reading the reviews and watching the videos, I bought the the Sena dual unit package from Wingstuff.

Because I often wear earbuds with my MP3 player to block out wind noise, I ordered a pair of the helmet clamp kits for earbuds (P/N SMH-A0303) from Cycle Bots because I didn't see them on Wingstuff. These clamp kits, as well as everything that comes with the units is very high quality and easily installed.

I installed the mounts that came with the units in my Shoei Multitec and my wife's Shoei J-Wing helmets and the sound through the wired speakers is excellent. I installed the mount for earbuds on my J-Wing helmet and the sound quality through earbuds is excellent as well. I hope to get out next weekend for a road trip to test the sound quality while moving.

The pairing process worked flawlessly, both with the other unit, and with my Droid X. My wife who also has a Droid X paired her phone with her unit so she can yak on her phone while I yak on mine (probably won't happen often but it's nice to have the option) Phone calls take priority over intercom functions, which take priority over wired or blutooth MP3 players.

I've only tried them out in the house, but like what I see/hear so far.
 

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How does one integrate the CB and the onboard intercom with a bluetooth headset? The CB is important to me as most of the GWRRA riders use the CB. Last ride, out of 15 riders only one didn't have a CB.
 

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Well, I dun it...

I took the Sena Bluetooth headsets out for a ride this morning. My wife didn't feel like going so she manned the phone at home. I started out wearing my helmet using earbuds with the optional Sena earbud mount, and my MP3 player connected as well. While listening to my tunes, I pressed the phone button on the headset, which opened the bluetooth voice commands on my Droid X. I said "call home" and the phone dialed and my wife answered. She said it sounded great with only a very slight waterfall type sound in the background (wind at 70 mph). When we finished, I tapped the phone button and the call was terminated and my music resumed. A few minutes later, my music was interrupted by an incoming call tone. I tapped the phone button and it was my wife calling to make sure it worked for incoming calls as well. Sound quality was excellent with the earbuds.

Half way through the ride, I put on my wife's helmet which uses the speakers that come standard with the units. I made phone calls and listened to my music and the sound was excellent as well (but obviously not as good as the earbuds due to increased exterior noises).

Because I was alone, I could not try the intercom feature but I'm sure it is as good as, if not better than the phone/music quality.

My MP3 player has been acting up lately so when I got home, I started surfing for bluetooth MP3 players when it donned on me that my Droid X has a MP3 player built in. I launched my music player with the phone paired to the Sena and viola; I have bluetooth stereo music through the headset, with intercom and phone features as well. The jog dial on the unit pauses and resumes the music, as well as advances to next/previous tracks. The intercom overides the music and the phone overides both intercom and music features.

Additionally, a few years ago I purchased (from Wingstuff) an adapter that plugs into the intercom cord on the Goldwing and converts the 5 pin Din to a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio only listening. You can use this adapter along with the 3.5mm extension cable that comes with the Sena headset to listen to your Wing's audio system (radio/nav system) as well.

I've never used J&M or Scala Rider headsets so I cannot compare the Sena to them, but I do know I am very impressed with the Sena sound quality and its numerous features and would highly recommend them to anyone.
 

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Great report Radarsdad, Once you try the rest let us know the update. I guess for those that need to be "One with the Phone" this will work for them.
 
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