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

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Sena
Model Bluetooth Headset/Intercom (Smh10d-11)
Color Black
Form Factor On Ear
Connectivity Technology Wireless

  • 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


The Sena SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth 3.0 Headset and Intercom was designed to keep you connected to your riding companions over longer ranges for conversation and music sharing–up to 900 meters (980 yards). When paired with a Bluetooth-enabled phone, it’ll also let you make hands-free calls. The SMH10 features a Universal Microphone Kit. The Jog Dial makes for an intuitive user interface that is much easier to control while riding. The Jog Dial default is volume control, and pushing the integrated button lets you cycle through all device functions with minimal fuss, which means you’ll ride safer. The SMH10 delivers crystal-clear, natural sound through the stereo Bluetooth headset that gets an automatic boost in noisy environments while Advanced Noise Control technology cuts down on background noise for both incoming and outgoing audio. The Bluetooth music playback control features play, pause, track forward and track back functions, plus each audio source has its own adjustable volume level. Integrated voice prompts (available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) help you quickly learn your way around the device. You’ll get up to 12 hours of talk time and 10 days of stand-by time on a single charge. And even if your companions don’t have Sena gear, the SMH10 uses the Universal Intercom protocol, which allows your gear to work with theirs, regardless of brand. Operating temperature – -10˚C – 55˚C (14°F – 131°F)

From the manufacturer

sena smh10

sena smh10

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 11.4 × 6.9 × 3.7 cm
Product Dimensions

11.4 x 6.9 x 3.7 inches; 2 Pounds

Item model number





2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. included



Date First Available

May 31 2012



Country of Origin

Korea Republic of


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

  1. clint

    Terrible sound playing music at first then I fixed itI only use it for listening to music while I’m riding. At first the music sounded terrible and I was going to return it. Then I found if i go into my equalizer on my phone and set the bass to max and the treble to min it sounds pretty good. The one hand controls are great and would buy another one.

  2. Randy

    Ok productHaven’t gotten them setup properly or maybe they don’t do what I expected.

  3. Stephanie

    Battery lifeOnly thing I dislike it the shorter than I like battery life. Other than that love it!

  4. James McAllen

    Old but reliableOlder but still dependable Sena helmet sound.

  5. John

    Works greatJust installed these and used them on a long ride and they work great! Definitely not Bose quality music but wouldn’t expect that. Wife and I can talk easily and listen to the same music. Controls to switch between music and intercom and change music works well and is easy to use with gloves. Would definitely purchase again.

  6. cmeg

    OK but not GreatFirst you pay for what you get and I didn’t want to spend a lot on a Bluetooth headset. This is another manufacturer who doesn’t provide detailed directions in the package, for that you have to go on line. I had issues with the phone connecting to my Indian motorcycle interface couldn’t get Siri or command ride to answer or dial numbers.It did work when connecting directly to my iPhone. I didn’t have any issue getting it play music from my bikes interface system (Command Ride). I will read the directions I downloaded and utilize videos to troubleshoot my phone issue. As of right now for the money I would recommend it. This recommendation is subject to change if I still have the same problem going forward.

  7. Michael

    Good unit for money; flexible microphone placement; some issues w/ speaker volumeThis is my first motorcycle communications system. I wear an Arai Signet-Q, XL, with upgraded thicker cheek pads.WHY I BOUGHT THIS* Wanted Bluetooth communication w/ iPhone 5* Wanted* Easier on/off removal from helmet vs. SMH5-XX models* Wanted flexibility with mounting of the mic* Sena had the best reviews and price vs. other brandsI’ve ridden with this communications system for about 2-3 months (before the weather got cold).PROS* Easy on / off between rides – It’s really easy to un-snap the unit and stash it in a tank bag or pocket when you’re not wanting it on the helmet. Takes 0.5 second and is relatively easy to do IF you have the helmet off.* Easy iPhone pairing – I’ve not had any issues with the pairing. I stash my iPhone in my Tourmaster jacket with Bluetooth enabled, hop on the bike, turn on the Sena, and I get a voice confirmation that the phone is paired.* Top / bottom volume range tones – If you turn the unit all the way up or down, you get a tone to indicate that you’ve reached the end of the adjustment spectrum.* Mic flexibility – I used the bud mic because I didn’t want to be limited with a full face helmet and a boom mic. There IS a boom mic included, but it requires you to velcro attach it to the inside of the helmet shell. I MAY eventually set this up to have options — the boom mic MAY be better for voice quality, but for compactness, the bud mic can’t be beat.* Battery life – The battery life is awesome. I’ve had it charged for almost 2 weeks and listened to it to / from work (25 mile round trip) for podcasts and music before it needed charging.CONS* Placement of speakers – You need more velcro options for sticking the speakers in the helmet. The back of the speakers isn’t velcro-y (???) enough by default to just stick to the liner padding outright. I stuck the included velcro pads too high and behind the ears because that was the closest place I could find that was just styrofoam shell w/o the clothe liner. I eventually moved the speakers into the ear pads themselves — not sure if this is safe, but I couldn’t get them to sit close enough to my ears to hear them.* Volume of speakers for Bluetooth audio (music, podcasts, etc.) – There is a software issue — in my opinion — that makes all Bluetooth audio like music, podcasts, etc. too soft. Note — these speakers are the larger units included with Sena products. There are many complaints about this unit and this type of audio. I often have to boost audio for music and podcasts while, sadly, blowing out the speakers with phone calls and other activities. Firmware updates have not helped with this issue.* Bud mic quality – I opted for the multiple mic model because I didn’t like the fixed boom mic model (slightly cheaper). The bud mic that I mounded just under the chin vent is unobtrusive, but I get complaints that I cannot be heard very well. Additionally, Siri on the iPhone has a lot of trouble distinguishing commands.* Firmware update process – You have to register the unit to get firmware updated. This is annoying — it’s done to discourage unauthorized Sena dealers and their buyers, but it feels more like having to use a social media login to get to a service that really shouldn’t require a login. I’ve updated the firmware once and, once you’re registered, it’s fine, but it’s still annoying to have to register the unit.* Battery warning is untimely – I like the battery life, but the voice notification for the battery is abrupt — you get one warning that the battery is low and the unit shuts off, completely dead. Definitely NOT a “You have 10% battery left” style system like on an iPhone.

  8. Justin

    Good sound quality.It was a good purchase, good sound quality, and pretty loud at full blast. It doesn’t cancel out any outside noise, but at the right volume, don’t have to fight trying to hear the music.Better than my previous set up, and better than fighting to get my Bluetooth earbuds into my helmet.

  9. Benjamin E. Witmer

    Fantastic unit for a commuter!I commute on my motorcycle as much as possible all through the year.. I am a general practice attorney, so unfortunately I have too often run into occasions where emergencies come up, and calls from Judge’s chambers come in while I am riding.. I had relied on feeling the vibration from the phone in my chest pocket, and if there are repeat calls, I would pull over and check to see if the call coming in was a priority.. Obviously, there have ended up being plenty of occasions where the call was my wife calling about the garbage disposal being clogged or the wireless internet in the house not working!! So my purchase of this Sena unit was initially fueled by a desire to have the ability to press a button and answer a call to find out if a pull over was needed or not.. but then as I looked at these units, I realized I could also play my music wirelessly into the helmet AND have turn by turn GPS.. all from the phone..I had to give it a try, and the Sena SMH10-11 received rave reviews from a few of my friends who are “real” riders.. not pretty Sunday ride type guys. These guys ride in the sun, the rain, the snow, hot, cold, 10 hour highway days, 10 hour blue ridge parkway days.. So I trusted their recommendations..IMPORTANT PART OF MY REVIEW: I was initially considering going with the SMH10r version, because on some pictures I viewed the SMH10 looked big and possibly in the way.. now that I have it installed, it is totally fine, in my opinion.. the toggle is handy as heck, and as I have messed with it, I think the little buttons on the streamlined “r” version may have been a hassle.I popped the unit on my Scorpion EXO-1000 and routed the wires in about 10 minutes.. install was simple and a breeze.Paired the phone in 5 seconds..Test run today in a monsoon of sorts — raining, getting blown all over the road.. this unit stinking rocks!! Music in my helmet was plenty loud and I didn’t have it cranked all the way.. my Exo-1000 is not a quiet helmet, and I’m splurging on a GT-Air, so sound will be better with a more quiet helmet. But plenty loud, and absolutely AWESOME not to be tethered with earbuds when I’m craning my neck around looking for predatory cage drivers!If water resistance was a big flaw, today’s downpour might have created a problem.. but nada. I haven’t tried a call while riding, because I didn’t get one.. but the phone worked well when I bugged my wife calling from the garage inside my helmet. She couldn’t tell, but that is not a useful “test” anyway..Main reason I wanted to post this is on the size issue. I think these Sena units have a great rep already as far as function, but I just wanted to give my two cents on the form aspect. I almost didn’t go with this one thinking I didn’t want some bulbous thing on the side of my helmet.. but now that it is installed, for me the size is a non-issue, and surely is outweighed greatly by the simplicity and convenience of the toggle type operation of the unit.. FIVE STARS!

  10. Joel

    Device is good, phone app is terribleThe device works well on it’s own, but good luck updating firmware or using it with your phone. This is the second pair of these I’ve owned and with both sets and across three different phones (all android) could not get them to connect.

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