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Offline LPBeck

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Bluetooth device
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:25:40 pm »
Hello,
I'm new to the forum and would like some help choosing a compatible Bluetooth device. Don't need anything fancy, just want to stream music and radio wirelessly to my helmet. I've been reading a lot of posts, and the one device that seems to come up again and again is the Sena SMH10 I'm inclined to buy this one, but before I do, I would really value the input from this forum.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Bluetooth device
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 11:39:50 pm »
I have two Nolan helmets with the Nolan BT systems.  Neither work without interruption with the Trophy BT.  They work fine with my Garmin 660 which I now use for my music (no radio) and phone interface.  Others may have a different experience.

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Re: Bluetooth device
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 12:00:12 am »
Hi

I use the Sena SMH10 system in mine and my wife's helmets,  along with a Garmin Zumo 550. I connect my Sena to Headsets on the TTSE, and my wife to the 2nd output. We are able to communicate very well, and whatever music source we are hooked to plays flawlessly. I connect my headset to the 550 as well as my phone, so I am able to listen to the directions given by the 550 when needed, and can call and receive calls thru the 550(although I don't believe in phone calls on a motorcycle-do so at your own risk :151:)

The Sena SMH10 is not as fancy as some other systems, but for basic functions and reliability it's hard to beat for the price IMHO.

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Re: Bluetooth device
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 07:29:39 am »
*Originally Posted by ZShyster [+]
I have two Nolan helmets with the Nolan BT systems.  Neither work without interruption with the Trophy BT. 
That's strange because I also have two Nolan helmets, with N-Coms and they both work great with my TTSE's Bluetooth. In fact, I can be across the street from the TTSE and still get a perfect Bluetooth signal, say from the XM radio via the TTSE BlueTooth.

What did NOT work well for me is my Cardo Scala Rider G9, because of AGC/AVC issues. I had to keep my windscreen all the way DOWN to hear it on any of the three possible AGC/AVC settings.  I have the touring windshield and the G9 AVC/AGC cannot be shut off. I can only hear it at a reasonable level when I have enough wind noise hitting the helmet, which means the screen has to be down.

The N-Com doesn't use AGC/AVC, and won't work with the TTSE volume control (but the G9 will) which means I have to adjust it myself at the helmet when I slow down and speed up, but it works great and always goes as loud as I want at any speed.

And my Bluetooth never cuts out from my N-Coms. Also never had a problem with cutting out with my G9.  But the G9 is useless on my TTSE, but it works very well with the Bluetooth I installed myself on my 1984 Venture and 1971 BMW.

The G9 is on an old cheap  HJC helmet, in case that makes any difference.

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Re: Bluetooth device
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 01:22:02 pm »
I did the Torc T27B modular helmet with its integrated BLINC Bluetooth.  Modular style was the first must have for me followed by fit (I think it runs small IMHO, specs called for Large and I and a buddy both needed XL), finally helmet quietness and with some element of economics, at only $250 its pretty in-expensive and while there are cheaper ones out there, and they are just that cheap; and much more expensive, think $600 and north, some of which are really nice, like a Shoei matched up with stand alone Sena Unit, but now you are well north of 1k but  your riding needs may justify it.  Now the funny thing is, read across the posts and no matter the setup used it seems like there are different results with blue tooth connectivity, even though otherwise same components and some, like myself have found you have to play with syncing to achieve your desired results.

Connectivity with the Torc for me was best as follows.  Phone synced with bike and helmet synced with phone.  Ideally You should be able to connect phone with bike and helmet with the bike; and bike acts as intermediary with both, which for me was fine with music but calls were always an issue, as in sporadic - sometimes it worked great and other times not at all.  Some use their on-board GPS as the intermediary and with great results, I defer to them on that topic as I use my phone.  Battery life has been great thus far as well, good for my usual day of riding 4-6 hours, with stops in between.  Good Luck.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 11:52:26 am by PoconoTTSE »

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Re: Bluetooth device
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 03:26:47 pm »
 :400: you might want to introduce yourself in the New Members thread if you haven't already.  I have the Sena SMH10 and it does work well as long as you pair it correctly using both phone pairing modes.  I wish the footprint was a little smaller, but replacing it with a newer model would be too costly unless both of mine cratered completely.  The SMH5 may do what you want as well if you look on the Sena site, and it's less money.
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Re: Bluetooth device
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 02:53:48 am »
i have sena 20  i love it

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Re: Bluetooth device
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 02:39:41 pm »
I use the Sena 20S also - Works exactly as it should...

BT TTSE to 20S (#1)
BT Phone to TTSE (#2)


*Originally Posted by william [+]
i have sena 20  i love it
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