Welcome back! We are happy to know that you are taking interest in motorcycle Bluetooth headsets. Maybe it is your first time or already using it, but the importance of Bluetooth headset will remain same to both.
You know why?
Because this is the only thing which made it possible to talk to other riders over the intercom and talking over the phone without stopping the roadside. Which in fact, lead to the primary reason for having a Bluetooth motorcycle headset i.e. having audio options in your helmet while riding. So, whether you use it for communicating with fellow riders, dialing & receiving calls, audio GPS guidance, or listen to music while riding. On top of that having a Bluetooth motorcycle headset in your helmet doesn’t let you take off your helmet and you have a plus point to be able to call someone in case of an accident. Besides, it will not distract you while riding down the road.
Which is why we are here today to discuss the motorcycle Bluetooth headsets and how you can pick the right Bluetooth headset for you and your helmet. You know, it is not easy to choose among the Bluetooth headsets which are available in the market right now. You will see plenty of brands, features, designs which vary with cost.
So, if you are planning to buy a Bluetooth headset for your motorcycle make sure you don’t just pay for the brand only. If that’s the case then you must go through the info which we provided for you in this section. This will help you in picking the right Bluetooth headset for your motorcycle. In doing so, I believe you will also able to understand its importance.
But, before that, we would like to show you the Top 5 Best Bluetooth Motorcycle Headsets of 2018 which we picked for you. Plus, you will get the general idea about the Bluetooth headsets which are currently in trend.
Alright! Let’s start.
- 1 Top 5 Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Reviews 2018 – Our Editor’s Choice
- 2 How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset?
- 3 Final Words: –
Top 5 Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Reviews 2018 – Our Editor’s Choice
Sena 20S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
You won’t believe but there was a time when the industry was struggling in designing a good motorcycle Bluetooth headset. There were a lot of drawbacks and disappointments in the headsets which were currently available back then. But, then Sena launched 20S-01 motorcycle Bluetooth headset which became the pinnacle of the Bluetooth headset industry. Even now it hasn’t faded away. On the contrary, there are only a few Bluetooth headsets which can compete with this Sena’s marvelous technology.
Sena 20S-01 is a headset works on Bluetooth version 4.1 which is really advanced. I mean, LITERALLY! It was industry’s first dual Bluetooth module communication system. It allows users to take the advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple apps like music, GPS, intercom, and mobile phone.
Audio Multitasking is an innovation and a brand new feature which practically replaced the interruption-based audio functions which were very spontaneous in previous ones. Now, with this, you can hear multiple sounds simultaneously without any interruption.
Intercom is another top-notch feature of Sena’s 20S-01 which offer the 2km range to talk with your riding buddies. The HD quality audio will make sure you get everything crystal clear. Plus, the universal nature of Intercom allows communicating with Sena and other Bluetooth headsets available in the market.
You see, that’s a huge advantage because there are only a few headsets available in the market which have the intercom range of up to 2km in such HD voice quality. Apart from this, the voice commands of Sena 20S-01 will not let your hands go off the handlebar to operate it. Instead, you can use voice commands to operate functions such as phone calls, music playback, and intercom connections etc.
If you are already using a Bluetooth headset for motorcycle riding other than Sena then you must understand how difficult it is to setup the device with phone or intercom. It takes too much time. But, with Sena’s NFC (Near Field Communication) in 20S-01 you can do this very quickly by decreasing the time of pairing.
Well, we are not finished yet.
Sena 20S-01 has a Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan, water-resistant property, and Bluetooth protocol support: HSP, A2DP, PBAP, HFP, and AVRCP etc.
And at last, the two-year warranty will give you the peace of mind.
Sena SMH10-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
If your Bluetooth headset requirement is slightly lower than Sena’s 20S-01 then you don’t need to explore other brands. Because Sena has designed the SMH10-11 Bluetooth headset which works has version 3.0 Bluetooth along with EDR Class 1 Stereo headset which you can connect to other Bluetooth devices supporting HSP/HFP (Headset Profile/ Hands-Free Profile) and A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). HSP/HFP and A2DP are very common in Bluetooth enabled cell phones and MP3 players respectively.
So, don’t worry about the compatibility mode.
SMH10-11 Bluetooth Headset has quite a long range of 900m which you can use to talk with your fellow riders. Its Multi-Pair function allows intercom functionality for 4 persons which by the way is half of Sena’s 20S-01 but still a good range to keep in touch with your friends.
Sena SMH10-11 comes with a universal microphone kit that includes a boom mic and a wired mic for helmet installation.
Sena’s SMH10-11 Bluetooth headset has a Jog Dial feature for an intuitive user interface which makes it so easy to control while riding. With this feature, you can care less about the control and focus better on the road.
Individual Adjustable Volume Profiles is a feature which can save your volume levels of previously connected profiles. That means the phone volume, music, volume, and intercom volume can be saved at their levels and return when the associated profile is reconnected. And you can increase and decrease the volumes of intercom, phone, and music by using Jog Dial. Apart from this, it has advanced Noise Control technology to cuts down the background noise for both incoming and outgoing audio.
Overall, I can say that this is a good option for people who are looking for high-quality Bluetooth headset for their motorcycle at a lesser price. It has many features common with “All Mighty” Sena 20S-01 and many others which you can work out at the way they are. Most of all, you will be able to save many bucks on this one.
Sena 10S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System Review
You may be surprised to see three different Bluetooth headsets of the same brand back to back. But, it is not a surprise. Because, when you compare these products with other Bluetooth headsets available in the market then you will realize that why we picked three out of 5 best motorcycle Bluetooth headsets from the same brand.
So, let’s check this out and understand why it is one of the best motorcycle Bluetooth headsets.
Sena 10S-01 and the other two models which we discussed above have a lot in common. Like, you can use this Bluetooth communication system to call handsfree on your mobile phone, listen to music, and follow the audio instruction of GPS navigations with ease. It compliant with the Bluetooth version4.1 and support the HFP/HSP, A2DP, and AVRCP. It offers the range of 1.6km which is slightly lower than the range of Sena’s 20S-01 but far higher than the range of SMH10-11. You will have the benefit of Multi-way intercom up to 4 connections.
But, this remembers, this range of 1.6km is in open-terrain which clearly said by Sena for this headset. The intercom facility you will get will be Universal.
You know what that means, right?
It means you will be able to connect your headset with other Sena and Non-Sena Bluetooth headsets available in the market. What is different with this headset is the Smartphone App for iPhone and Android, music sharing facility, and usage while charging on road trips.
From now on, you can put your headset in charge while talking to your friends.
If you like to listen to FM radio while riding then you can use its Built-in FM radio tuner which enables station scan and save it for later use. And the advanced Noise Control technology of Sena will make sure you get the natural-audio sound without any background noise or interruption. If by any chance you caught in the rain then don’t worry! The water-resistant property of Sena 10S-01 will let you use in little rain or inclement weather.
Yeah! It is quite expensive. I couldn’t agree more. But if you really need these features then let’s just say: “No one is better at giving than Sena 10S-01.”
Wait a sec! We just forgot to mention other important features like Intuitive voice commands and Jog Dial.
What can we say?
There is a lot to use in Sena 10S-01.
FreedConn T-COMVB Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
FreedConn T-COMVB Bluetooth headset is really fantastic in its own way. It compliant with the Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR and works with most of the Bluetooth devices such as phones, MP3 players, and GPS. It has a good sound quality at least better than the Bluetooth devices of this price range and you can control the music by its AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) feature. So, don’t hesitate to play, pause, forward, and backward the music you are listening to. On top of that the Advanced Noise Control feature of FreedConn, with its DPS echo cancellation and noise suppression technology, you can enjoy the natural like clear audio and stereo music even at the high speed.
Speaking of high-speed, FreedConn T-COMVB supports the intercom range of 800m at the speed of up to 120km/h which in my opinion is superb. However, the range is quite short but if you can maintain the distance then you can go up to 120km/h and still communicate with your riding buddies.
According to FreedConn, T-COMVB is capable of allowing 3 riders to pair and 2 riders intercom at the same time.
You know what?
This is really amazing. I mean, you can’t get any better than this in this range.
There are other features left to discuss.
Like, FM Radio facility. It allows you to listen to stereo music, news, and traffic information while riding a motorcycle. So, you don’t miss any updates of weather, traffic, and other news even riding a motorcycle. The other feature is quite surprising to see in such low cost which is Audio Multitasking Technology which enables to answer a call and listen music or GPS navigation audio at the same time.
C’mon, man! Does it get any better than this?
You wanna know how?
Well, if you get caught in rain by surprise then don’t need to worry! You can use it in little rain. Thanks to its waterproof resistant function.
Hawk X1 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
Hawk’s X1 Bluetooth headset compliant with Bluetooth v3.0 for Bluetooth mobile phones and Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices like Mp3 players and GPS Navigation. It supports the HFP (Hands-Free Profile), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), and AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control) etc.
X1 has a waterproof button panel and glove-friendly volume buttons to easily use it even with gloves on. You can use Hawk X1 even while charging.
Overall, it is a good Bluetooth headset but if you ride in groups and looking for intercom facility then you will be disappointed. Otherwise, for taking and receiving calls and listening to music and GPS navigation audio, you can really count on Hawk X1.
How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset?
As we said earlier, there are different reasons for people to use a Bluetooth headset with their motorcycles. Some use it for taking and dialing calls, some use it as an intercom to communicate with fellow riders while riding, and some use it for casual purposes like listening music or audio GPS guidance. So, it is important to consider all your options when looking for a motorcycle Bluetooth headset.
No doubt! This is the very first thing you must keep in your mind is the “COST”. Because, if a Bluetooth headset is expensive then it doesn’t mean it contains the features you required. Or in other words, go for the Bluetooth headset which fits your need.
Whether it comes in $50 or $500.
How many devices can it connect to?
I believe, it is one of the most important things to consider. Because, you see, the price of any tech device increase with no. of features it is equipped with. Same goes of motorcycle Bluetooth headsets. One of its feature which drastically increases its cost is pairing with multiple devices. There are few motorcycle Bluetooth headsets available in the market which can connect up to 6 devices.
Isn’t it great?
So, keep a keen eye on this feature. Especially, when you only need a Bluetooth headset to pair with your single smartphone to listen to music and taking calls without taking off your helmet. Because you don’t wanna pay hundreds of bucks extra just to pair it with 6 devices.
Right? Plus, how often would you need to have 6 devices connected while riding?
IDK, but, it sounds weird.
Sound Quality & Voice Control
It is nice to have a good talk with your friends who are riding along with you over mobile Bluetooth connection or receiving important calls even while riding a motorcycle. But, sometimes, low audio quality and rushing wind make it so difficult to hear the voice of the person on the other side of the phone. Not just that traffic also interfere with keeping conversation noise free. So, we would recommend you to pick the motorcycle Bluetooth headset with the best audio quality and have advanced noise control tech to block the ambient noise.
It is important, you know?
Whether you are listening to music, taking the call, or getting audio GPS guidance, everything requires the good sound quality which makes it easy to hear everything with clarity.
Like pairing & Sound Quality, hands-free voice command is also one of the most important features which every motorcycle Bluetooth headset must have. But, unfortunately not. Anyways, you must see this feature when looking for the headset. Because it will not let your hands go off the handlebar to use it. Instead, it will use a voice command to take calls even when you are on the road riding your motorcycle. This is a very handy feature which will let you ride safely with no worries.
If you ride in a group more often then you understand the importance of communicating with fellow riders while on long trips. An audio device like Bluetooth headset simplifies this by making an intercom connection with your riding buddies in a range. And that “Range” matters when you want a stable connection where you can communicate without any interference and voice breakage. And it is only possible when your motorcycle Bluetooth headset has a good range which allows you to do that with ease.
It is a very important tech specification which you must go through when picking the Bluetooth headset.
This is “one thing” which really makes the shopping complete by giving the peace of mind. So, don’t shy to ask for warranty replacement procedure or check in the user manual. Because warranties may not apply to all cases. It depends on various factors.
Plus, it gives us an assurance and satisfaction of raising a complaint/request in case of an issue occurs in the headset. If it falls under replacement, then it will definitely repair.
Ease of Use
At last, make sure that the headset you picked is easy to install in a helmet and operate even with motorcycle gloves on.
Final Words: –
Hope, you understood the reason behind the plenty of motorcycle Bluetooth headsets available in the market. This could be a challenge for people who are looking for the Bluetooth headset to use with their helmet while riding. But, if you have gone through all the details of our buyer’s guide then I believe, from now on you won’t find it difficult anymore.
Nevertheless, if you still have any question in your mind or would like to share something with us then please don’t forget to share in the comment section below.