Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Schuberth & SRC vs Sena SMH-10

  1. #1
    Cowboyatheart
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pender Harbour, B.C.
    Posts
    569

    Schuberth & SRC vs Sena SMH-10

    Happy New Year to everyone - have a good new year's eve!

    I currently have a BMW System 5 helmet and Sena SMH10 communication device. I will be purchasing (as long as it fits properly) a Schuberth C3 Pro in the spring 2014, and I wanted to elicit comments and information/experiences from members of this forum regarding the quality of communications, connectivity, ease of use, etc of SMH10 vs SRC (Scala system).

    I find the SMH10 to work really well and it is easy to use. However, it seems a crime to hang this stuff off the Schuberth when they have a very nice integrated communication system (at least from a visual perspective).

    So, what are your experiences, comments, thoughts on the two systems?
    Last edited by nelliott; 12-30-2013 at 06:06 PM.
    Neil
    Want to be happy for a day? Drink. Want to be happy for a year? Get married. Want to be happy for life? Ride a BMW!
    www.TasteMoringa.com Smart Mix & XM3 Energy Drink are the puppies to view...IMO

  2. #2
    Cowboyatheart
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pender Harbour, B.C.
    Posts
    569

    and info from Scala

    Thank you for contacting Cardo Systems Support Center regarding our products.

    The scala rider headsets use a 2.4ghz Bluetooth signal to maintain intercom communication.

    Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you with any other questions.

    Best Regards,

    Robert Wargo
    Technical Support
    Cardo Systems, Inc.

    Phone: +1 412.788.4533
    Fax: +1 412.788.0270
    Toll Free: +1 800.488.0363
    International: +49.894.503.6819
    robert@cardosystems.com
    Neil
    Want to be happy for a day? Drink. Want to be happy for a year? Get married. Want to be happy for life? Ride a BMW!
    www.TasteMoringa.com Smart Mix & XM3 Energy Drink are the puppies to view...IMO

  3. #3
    Tourmeister gr8ridn2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Kern Valley CA
    Posts
    160
    Perhaps the Sena SMH10R would suit your helmet better. It is very thin and should fit the contour of your C3 pro. Functionally it works the same as the SMH10.

    I will be holding out for the Sena 20s coming this spring. Longer range, intercom compatible with other Bluetooth systems, and FM radio are few of the advantages. It is narrower than the SMH10 but not as thin as the SMH10R. I have been happy with the SMH10 for over three years. The new model should be a nice upgrade.
    2013 R1200 GSW

    Riding is the art of throwing yourself at the ground and missing

  4. #4
    Geeser
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Annapolis MD
    Posts
    4,020
    I rode with SENA for 5 years before going to the Scala this past summer. One of my New Years resolutions is to go back to SENA. I find it has better sound quality and longer battery life. And you can plug it in on the bike and use it while it is charging. I don't mind that it sort of spoils the look of the Shuberth.
    Marty
    K1600GTL
    F700GS
    IBA #42016

  5. #5
    Registered User kthflieger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Southeast Atlanta metro area
    Posts
    107
    there are a few other threads about the problems with Scala and their poor customer service...
    "Wer reitet so spaet durch nacht und wind -es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind" -- Goethe
    R1200RT, F800GS
    '80 GL1100

  6. #6
    Registered User gregcrna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by nelliott View Post
    Happy New Year to everyone - have a good new year's eve!

    I currently have a BMW System 5 helmet and Sena SMH10 communication device. I will be purchasing (as long as it fits properly) a Schuberth C3 Pro in the spring 2014, and I wanted to elicit comments and information/experiences from members of this forum regarding the quality of communications, connectivity, ease of use, etc of SMH10 vs SRC (Scala system).

    I find the SMH10 to work really well and it is easy to use. However, it seems a crime to hang this stuff off the Schuberth when they have a very nice integrated communication system (at least from a visual perspective).

    So, what are your experiences, comments, thoughts on the two systems?
    I purchased a Schuberth C3 and SCR System June 2012. The SRC is Cardo compatible. I don't believe the SRC is compatible with the SMH10 (but I'm not really sure!). The SRC unit is based on the Cardo Scala G4 system. So check with compatiblity with other units if you are hoping to communicate with others you ride with. I'm told the Schuberth unit is much quieter than others due to the communication unit integration with the collar on the helmet. I've only had/used this helmet. It is very easy to use and works well with my riding buddies. They have the Cardo Scala G9. (Scala G9x will be out before spring)...

    The SRC unit has a limited range due to its integration with the helmet collar. Thus no true external antenna. The new Schuberth C3 Pro has an antenna integrated in the helmet itself. So range will be increased somewhat. You will pay a premium for the SRC as it does work with a rather expensive helmet.

    The Cardo Units, mount clamped to the outside of the helmet and range is doubled.

    I haven't had any real issues with riding on highways and losing connections with the other riders. Riding in "deals gap" for instance, connections are lost due to interference from mountainous terrain, trees, twisties, etc. Line of sight is necessary for a good connection.

    Greg

  7. #7
    Registered User Royal Tiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Posts
    19
    I tried a bunch of bluetooth helmet to helmet communicators at a demo, and the best by far was the UClear. As a plus it is boomless, which a few others now have as well.
    ~Dan

    2013 Yamaha XT250 * 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250 * 2007 BMW G650X XChallenge * 2007 BMW R1200ST * 2003 Yamaha PW80

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •