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 the 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, dialling & 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 7 Best Bluetooth Motorcycle Headsets of 2019 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 7 Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Reviews 2019 – Our Editor’s Choice
- 1.1 Sena 30K Bluetooth Headset Review
- 1.2 Sena 20S EVO Bluetooth Headset Review
- 1.3 Sena 20S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
- 1.4 Sena SMH10-11 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
- 1.5 Sena 10S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System Review
- 1.6 FreedConn T-COMVB Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
- 1.7 Hawk X1 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Review
- 2 How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset?
- 3 Final Words: –
Top 7 Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Reviews 2019 – Our Editor’s Choice
Sena 30K Bluetooth Headset Review
Sena 30K motorcycle Bluetooth headset is the headset from an entirely different league. It is not Sena 20S EVO or SMH10-11 Bluetooth headset. In short, it is not a Bluetooth headset but an adaptive-mesh communicator or as the company says: the future of wireless communication.
Have you ever gone on a group riding?
If yes, then you must know how difficult it is to maintain the pace when riding in a group especially when there are other moving vehicles down the road. It makes it even more difficult to enjoy and communicate when riding in a group.
But, with the Sena 30K motorcycle Bluetooth headset you will never miss a single thing.
In normal circumstances, when someone left out of the group, it is difficult to re-join with that person. Honestly, the Bluetooth technology wasn’t that advanced until now.
The Sena 30K Bluetooth headset has made the group connectivity so simple. It works on the Mesh Intercom technology which is a 2.4GHz frequency that keeps the rest of the group in a seamless communication. If by any chance, any rider left out of the group riding the Sena 30K actively searching to reconnect.
Sena 30K Bluetooth headset not only a 4.1 Bluetooth headset like Sena 20S-01 and EVO but also an adaptive mesh-networking device which works simultaneously to fulfil all your communication and entertainment needs. The headset utilizes two antennae and two separate, and dedicated processors so that you can actually focus on the important thing i.e. riding motorcycle or should I say, enjoying your ride.
The Sena 30K Bluetooth headset is equipped with audio Multitasking technology which allows you to have a smooth conversation via adaptive mesh-networking technology while at the same time enjoying the music, taking or making phone calls, or following audio of GPS Navigation without any interference.
In short, the Sena 30K Bluetooth headset will give you the smoothest, uninterrupted listening experience of your life.
The Sena 30K Bluetooth headset has another speciality i.e. the private group mode.
According to the company, one can pair 30K Bluetooth headset in full duplex communication with up to 16 riders at the same range of up to 1.2 miles like the rest of Sena headsets. But, this time you can add an endless amount of users (or riders) tuned to listening mode only.
But, don’t be disappointed. Because if you have a small group of 5 or 6 riders then you can connect to each other within a range of up to 5 miles. Furthermore, when you use the Sena’s RideConnected Mobile App you can connect with your buddies irrespective of which country your buddies are, via your mobile network.
Sena 20S EVO Bluetooth Headset Review
The Sena 20S EVO motorcycle Bluetooth communications system is the upgraded version of Sena 20S-01 motorcycle Bluetooth headset. First, we haven’t given much thought to the Sena 20S EVO because it just launched back then and Sena 20S-01 was already amongst the popular Bluetooth headset available in the market. But, a while back one of our readers asked us: why we haven’t mentioned the Sena 20S EVO instead chose Sena 20S-01 over it?
Well, I gotta admit – It was a mistake not to add Sena 20S EVO in the list of bet motorcycle Bluetooth headsets. But, now we’ve corrected it.
The communication system is amazing.
Check out the review of Sena 20S EVO motorcycle Bluetooth headset and find out why you should have in your motorcycle riding.
When the Sena 20S01 first introduced in the market, the industry was already struggling in designing a decent motorcycle Bluetooth headset. But, it all changed when it first introduced. The Sena 20S-01 showed riders how to communicate when riding. It was the first dual Bluetooth module communication system.
So, when it comes to upgrading the communication system, it was very challenging for the Sena development team to represent a level of refinement that won’t disappoint the riders. After in-depth research, innovative technology, and hard work the proven market leader Sena finally designed 20S-EVO Bluetooth headset.
It is the state-of-the-art motorcycle Bluetooth communication system which has a very sleek and aerodynamic design, offers ease of use for motorcycle riders. Sena 20S-01 was a pinnacle in the industry of Bluetooth headset. Thus, it was extremely difficult to find the areas of improvements but the market proven leader found some and upgraded those areas where it was lacking.
For instance, Sena 20S EVO comes with the same 1.2-mile range as the 20S but offers stronger and more powerful shark fin integrated antenna for strengthening signal in order to provide enhanced audio quality with less interference. This is one hell of an improvement that Sena 20S EVO has over its predecessor.
The Sena 20S motorcycle Bluetooth headset was the first dual module Bluetooth communication system however the Sena 20S EVO is the second generation dual module Bluetooth communication system that works on same 4.1 Bluetooth technologies. The dual Bluetooth modules are recognized for increased flexibility of functions, reliability, and performance since they entered the market.
Sena 20S EVO motorcycle Bluetooth headset is the definition of dual Bluetooth modules that a user can take advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple applications at the same time and seamlessly switch back and forth with ease.
Advanced wind noise cancellation is given but the Bluetooth device is equipped with an innovative advanced multitasking advanced audio management of intercom, FM radio, music, and phone etc. This multitasking feature added in the Sena 20S EVO after replacing the previous interruption-based audio functions.
This high-tech technology is to create the most close-to-natural audio sound when running multiple audio functions simultaneously to ensure you get the audio clarity like never before.
The intercom facility in Sena 20S EVO enables you to communicate with eight riders at once over a distance up to 2 km. It is a universal intercom system allows you to seamlessly use with Sena Bluetooth communication devices or other non-Sena headset devices available in the market.
Since you’ll be riding down the road and won’t compromise in any distractions along with your Bluetooth communication headset thus, the Sena equipped the 20S EVO with the intuitive voice commands to ensure you don’t get distracted while riding.
If you are getting a call from someone then you won’t need to put your one hand to your Bluetooth headset to receive the call instead you can use voice commands to receive the phone calls. Furthermore, you can use it to control music playback and for other purposes.
It is very annoying when your headset takes quite long to pairing up. But, with the Sena 20S EVO Bluetooth headset, you can instantly set up the process by decreasing the pairing time between your phone and Bluetooth headset.
Well, the credit goes to the – NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
Even in the mounting section, you will find it very easy to mount the Sena 20S EVO motorcycle Bluetooth headset system to your motorcycle helmet. The Bluetooth headset has an all-in-one clamp for flexible mounting. Each clamp mount has an earbud port built into it.
The headset’s dual microphone enhanced the user experience. One microphone is inside for intercom function and the other microphone is outside for hearing the environmental sound.
Some additional features include built-in FM radio tuner with the facility to scan and save the stations. If you ever come across the raining or wet weather then you don’t have to worry about anything. The Bluetooth headset is water resistant which gives a fair advantage in inclement weather.
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 marvellous technology.
Sena 20S-01 is a headset works on Bluetooth version 4.1 which is really advanced. I mean, LITERALLY! It was the industry’s first dual Bluetooth module communication system. It allows users to take 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 set up 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 backwards 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 to 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 a 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 dialling calls, some use it as an intercom to communicate with fellow riders while riding, and some use it for casual purposes like listening to 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 the 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 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.