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I've never had a Bluetooth communication device for my helmet. Are they worth getting or is it something you buy and don't end up using. I'm tied of buying gadgets that end up collecting dust.
 

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There is a used Sena 20s for sale for $220 in my area. It's a good price but I'm just not sure I will really use it. Riding is a good escape from my phone.
Maybe it is the best gadget and a must have. Be good to hear what others think.
 

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I have the SMH10 as well as several other Bluetooth ear pieces which I've tried on my urban & highway commutes over the years, most notably the Jabra BT3030, Plantronics M1100 and Jabra Storm . SMH10 was a great buy 4 - 5 years ago but it's not as rainproof as Sena would like to portray and battery life was a bit of a hit & miss. The new 20S is the one to go for in that category. Recently Sena announced that their headsets can now communicate with other brands headsets too with a simple firmware update, which is a great move.

In my experience, Sena and Scala Riders's type of headsets are great for group & pillion riding because of their conferencing features & extended range, especially in areas where there is poor or no cellphone coverage. For solo urban commutes, the normal ones I mentioned are good enough, especially the ones with voice commands.

Webbikeworld reviewers seems to think that the new, simpler and cheaper Sena 3S is just as good as it's bigger and more expensive siblings and I'm thinking of trying it out soon.
 

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Webbikeworld reviewers seems to think that the new, simpler and cheaper Sena 3S is just as good as it's bigger and more expensive siblings and I'm thinking of trying it out soon.
I got the 3S about a month ago and finally installed it in my helmet today. I don't know what to expect from these things, but I though the sound was okay for music, but nothing impressive. I thought it sounded about what I expected for the price and features.

I haven't gone for a ride yet, but I'll be covering over 150 miles tomorrow. I got it for music, gps instructions, and possibly the random phone call. Not sure on the phone part yet, as I hate talking on the phone anyway. I rarely ride with other people, so the intercom part isn't a big deal to me.
 

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There is a used Sena 20s for sale for $220 in my area. It's a good price but I'm just not sure I will really use it. Riding is a good escape from my phone.
Maybe it is the best gadget and a must have. Be good to hear what others think.
I'd love to have some music on my commute and a headset could provide this - you don't need to use the phone as a phone! Plus for longer journeys it can send GPS turn messages to your headset.

I use foam ear plugs all the time on my DR650 as it barks a bit with an opened airbox, plus there's wind noise from the helmet, even at town speeds. I wonder how well the speakers would work with earplugs in?

Anyone have any experience of these with earplugs?

I tried my in-ear headphones yesterday and can't get the helmet on comfortably with the phones in (They are Shure, a little bulky but excellent sound quality)
 

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I have the 20S Sena and I will say that it is a great headset. Works well with phone and gps. Listen to music and get gps directions. Also I have the Sena Bluetooth back for my go pro and it records voice to my videos. Built in fm radio as well.
 

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I have the Sean 20S as well and I love it!! Great battery life and voice activated commands worth the money to me you just really have to watch what type of helmet you put them on to be comfortable. I have an Aria XD4 and it works perfect for that!
 

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I have been using a Sena SMH10 on my daily commute for years and I love it. I use it primarily for music and GPS instructions and rarely for coms or phone. The speakers are loud enough I can listen to music with ear plugs as well. I really love having music when I ride and I hate ear buds. YMMV.
 

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I've never had a Bluetooth communication device for my helmet. Are they worth getting or is it something you buy and don't end up using. I'm tied of buying gadgets that end up collecting dust.
I just got my first one communicator - Scala Rider G9. It is a great investment. Music and phone calls as well as talking to my wife as she is a new rider. Gives me piece of mind.
 
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