Which model do you use?I use a SENA 20S however I’ve recently started plugging in a set of wired Etymotic ear buds (to the 20S) that double as earplugs. I get better clarity and don’t have to overcome listening to fuzzy sounds from an over driven tiny speaker through my foam earplugs.
Good info. It sounds like I need to pick up a Sena 20S and figure out alternative speakers / ear buds.If you want super clear audio for comms and music, definitely consider the Iasus XSound 3 helmet speakers. The nice thing about the Sena 10C, 20S and 30k is that there is a dedicated earbud port where you can simply plug in speakers like this and instantly get better audio. I have these in 2 separate helmets and love 'em, been using them for a few years now. It's an order of magnitude better than the tinny, stock speakers that come with the units (that may be ok for comms, but totally suck for music). I'm using both a Sena 20S and a 30K (which is a total piece of shit and not worth the upgrade).
Any issues with your helmet rubbing on them with them sticking out of your ear?I use a SENA 20S however I’ve recently started plugging in a set of wired Etymotic ear buds (to the 20S) that double as earplugs. I get better clarity and don’t have to overcome listening to fuzzy sounds from an over driven tiny speaker through my foam earplugs.
Not at all. I have them in both a Shoei GT-Air and an Arai Signet Q. Iasus adds little velco spacers so that you can position them perfectly without rubbing your ears. On my Arai the speakers sit underneath the cheek pad liner, which is a slick solution.Any issues with your helmet rubbing on them with them sticking out of your ear?
First up, the 30k has a smaller memory so it won't store all of the people you ride with (if you ride with different groups of people often, you'll find yourself having to re-pair), and the mesh network only works if the other riders are also on 30k's. There is a huge glitch with the audio multitasking too (you can't listen to music while having a conversation at the same time with it, it's busted and Sena admitted it). The 20S and 20S EVO are much easier to use IMHO. All of my pals who bought 30k's have already dumped them for the new 20S EVO, and they're all happier. I may in fact sell mine, it really is a piece of shit and unnecessarily complex to use. That's what I get for being a 1.0 buyer. I've already sent my 30k back (it's in the mail right now), Sena is replacing it with a brand new one as the one I had just bricked itself mid-conversation (not raining or wet). I think it's flaky and I'm not feeling too good about paying $329 to beta test this latest unit.
got thatI just ordered a Sena 10U that integrates in to my Shoei Neotec. I like that it is fully integrated in to the helmet. I am hoping the speakers are loud enough. Should arrive on Friday.