Gear Guide: the Best SENA Intercom Systems (2018 Edition)

Motorcyclists are always in a dilemma about which Bluetooth intercom system they should buy. Communication with family and friends and those riding with them is the most important thing they are looking for. When it comes to buying a Bluetooth intercom system, you have to trust SENA to be the best choice.

There are two types of intercom systems by SENA; one you can directly stick on your helmet and the other one is the headset that you install on your ear.

14 of the Best SENA 2018 Edition Bluetooth Intercom Systems to Buy

1. Sena 30K-01D Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System with Mesh Intercom

Sena 30K-01D

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Pros

  • The long-lasting battery that charges up quickly
  • The sound is better and louder than any other Sena devices
  • The firmware update is flawless

Cons

  • One of the most expensive Bluetooth communication systems
  • Connecting your phone to it takes time
  • Delivery takes time

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

One of Sena’s smartest technology until now, the Sena 30K-01D connects to your mobile phone using the Mesh Intercom technology and Sena RideConnected App, which lets you connect any motorcyclists across the globe using your mobile network. You can make calls using the Mesh Intercom technology and listen to music from your phone at the same time.

Also, the intercom system gets charged in just 20 minutes, which lasts for up to five hours of continuous use. Another wonderful feature of the device is that it dictates turn-by-turn GPS navigation from your mobile phone.

2. Sena 30K-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth

Sena 30K-01

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Pros

  • Voice quality is superior; no background sound
  • Made with durable quality material that lasts for a lifetime
  • Two Bluetooth systems for the cost of one

Cons

  • Voice command doesn’t work well on the highways
  • Sena RideConnected App works slow
  • Installation is difficult

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

30K-01 is similar to the one mentioned above but is a lot cheaper. With this Bluetooth device, you can stay connected with your co-riders for up to one and a half miles. It is completely charged in 20 minutes, which lasts for five hours (Bluetooth use) and three hours of Mesh Intercom technology use.

This communication device also offers GPS navigation, which is a huge advantage while cross-country driving into unknown territory. 30K-01 Bluetooth system’s revolutionary dual-antenna allows the user to simultaneously use the Bluetooth and Mesh Intercom technology.

3. Sena 10S-01D Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System

Sena 10S-01D

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Pros

  • DOT certified as per US safety standards
  • Get two devices in the cost of one
  • Easy to mount on the helmet, takes less than 15 minutes

Cons

  • You might have to change between speaker positions until you found the best one
  • Volume isn’t as loud as desired

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

With Universal Intercom and Bluetooth 4.1, the Sena 10S-01D Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System has an advanced noise control system. You can keep your mobile phone connected with the intercom system using the Sena 10S app.

This device can also be paired with other Sena devices and has a Bluetooth connectivity of up to one mile. You have to attach this device to the helmet and since it weighs only 4.2 ounces you won’t even know if there’s anything extra.

4. Sena SMH10D-10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset

Sena SMH10D-10

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Pros

  • Exceptionally high quality of sound and clarity
  • When you sync both the devices with your phone, you can listen to music on one and receive calls on the other
  • Can be operated through gloves in motion

Cons

  • Adjusting the microphone is tricky
  • Installation takes a lot of time
  • Delivery is often delayed

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Size: Only one size available, which is matte black

Featured with Bluetooth 3.0, the Sena SMH10D-10 Bluetooth Headset provides Bluetooth connectivity for up to 900 meters. Using the Bluetooth feature, you can connect to your co-bikers, play music and listen to podcasts, and make phone calls. It allows you to make a four-way intercom conversation.

You get two devices in the price mentioned, and you don’t have the option only to order one. Another wonderful feature of the intercom system is Advanced Noise Control technology, which cuts down on unnecessary noise but keeps you aware of the surroundings.

5. Sena 20S-01D Motorcycle Bluetooth 4.1 Communication System with HD Audio and Advanced Noise Control

Sena 20S-01D

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Pros

  • Easy to install as the instructions are clear and simple
  • Audio multitasking feature
  • Superior sound quality, which is very clear while driving at 120 mph speed

Cons

  • Can be only worn on the helmet’s left side
  • Expensive and not ideal for infrequent riders
  • Glue doesn’t hold up in the rains

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

Another Sena device that comes in a dual pack, the Sena 20S-01D is the company’s most selling product. Powered by hands-free voice commands and HD audio, this is the device every motorcyclist should have. The Bluetooth device’s Audio Multitasking technology allows the user to listen to music or podcasts and receive calls at the same time, making it a flexible choice.

After connecting to the phone, you can take advantage of its turn-by-turn GPS instructions. It is fitted with a motion sensor technology that lets you connect the 20S-01D to another Bluetooth devices by simply shaking it.

6. SENA 20S-EVO-01D EVO Bluetooth 4.1 Communication DUAL System for Motorcycles

SENA 20S-EVO-01D

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Pros

  • Bluetooth device comes with a charger
  • Clear communication, top quality sound, and music
  • Quick delivery

Cons

  • Installation is tricky
  • Unresponsive customer care department

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

The 20S-EVO-01D intercom system works on Bluetooth 4.1, which you can link to the Sena Headset App for easy access. It can also be connected to Sena’s RideConnected App, which gives you access to intercom features allowing you to connect with an unlimited number of riders at a given time as long as your network connectivity on your mobile phone.

The device can keep you connected via Bluetooth for up to 1.2 miles. It is equipped with the motion sensor technology that allows you to connect with other devices by simply shaking this one.

7. Sena 20s EVO Bluetooth Headset

 Sena 20s EVO

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Pros

  • Option to choose between a dual or single pack
  • Easy to install and connect
  • Battery is charged completely within 20 minutes

Cons

  • Sound quality could be better
  • Delivery takes more than two weeks

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

Another best-selling Bluetooth device that can be attached on the helmet, the Sena 20s EVO Bluetooth Headset is equipped with Bluetooth 4.1. You can use it to talk with your co-riders in one-mile range, receive calls from anywhere in the world, and listen to music and podcasts.

Once you connect it to your smartphone, you can also switch-on the turn-by-turn GPS feature, which is a huge advantage during long-distance travels.

8. Sena 10C-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Camera and Communication System

Sena 10C-01

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Pros

  • Water resistant and perfect to use it in every weather
  • Bluetooth camera shoots 1080p Full HD videos and clicks 3.5MP still shot images
  • Pairing the device to other Bluetooth devices and mobile phones are super easy

Cons

  • Camera shuts down automatically when battery power is low
  • Camera beeps every second when it is shooting, which can get extremely annoying

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

Sena 10C-01 is an ideal choice for those who want to capture their journey and stay connected to the rest of the world simultaneously. Bluetooth intercom stays connected for one mile in open terrain.

An interesting feature of this Bluetooth device other than the camera is the built-in FM radio tuner, which comes with a save function. The Bluetooth camera can be connected to four devices at a time and has a recording capacity of up to two hours.

9. Sena 20S-02 Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System with Slim Speakers

Sena 20S-02

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Pros

  • Bluetooth 4.1 improves network connectivity
  • Connects with eight riders at one time
  • Microphone can be switched off

Cons

  • Battery life is only of three hours
  • FM reception not satisfactory

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

The Sena 20S-02 Communication System comes with slim speakers, which makes the helmet look less bulky as they can almost not be seen. It is powered by Audio Multitasking technology that allows the wear to communicate with co-riders, listen to music, take instructions from GPS, and receive calls, all at the same time.

The device also comes with wind noise cancellation technology that improves sound quality.

10. Sena BT0003007 SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset

Sena BT0003007

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Pros

  • Lightweight; weighs only eight ounces
  • DOT Certified as per US safety standards
  • Turn-by-turn GPS voice instruction feature available

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Intercom connectivity is weak

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

The Sena  BT0003007 SMH10 works up to a distance of 900 meters in open terrain and is compatible with Bell Mag-9 helmets.

One interesting feature of this Bluetooth headset is its music sharing feature, using which you can share the music you are listening to with your rider friends. It has a noise cancellation feature too, which is a huge advantage when driving through a busy road.

11. Sena SMH10R Low Profile Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset and Intercom

Sena SMH10R

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Pros

  • Amazing audio quality and levels
  • Easy access to volume keys
  • Made with a durable material – lasts for a lifetime

Cons

  • Featured with bluetooth 3.0
  • Difficult to install

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

One of the cheapest and most loved devices by Sena, the SMH10R Bluetooth headset and intercom supports eight hours of talk-time. The only downside is that it takes two and a half hours to get charged completely.

The four-way conference intercom lets wearers communicate using cell phone conference call feature. Since it’s a universal intercom, you can talk to your co-riders who don’t have Sena communication systems.

12. Sena SPH10-10 Outdoor Sports Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Sena SPH10-10

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Pros

  • Completely water resistant
  • Battery stays charged up to 10 hours (talk time) and seven days on standby
  • Lightweight; weighs only four ounces

Cons

  • Material quality is below satisfactory
  • Poor customer care service

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

SPH10-10 is a Bluetooth stereo headset, which means you need to wear it under your helmet. Unfortunately, there isn’t app specifically made for this device that helps you connect with riders from across the world.

It has large buttons to change FM radio channels, increase or decrease volume, change songs, and receive calls. The SPH10-10 stereo headset has a network connectivity of up to 900 meters and advanced noise cancellation feature that analyses the sound around and cancels only the ones that aren’t needed.

13. Sena EXPAND-02 EXPAND Long-Range Bluetooth Intercom and Stereo Headset

Sena EXPAND-02

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Pros

  • Comfortable when using with glasses and goggles
  • An advanced noise-canceling feature that cancels only the unrequired sound
  • Superior sound quality

Cons

  • Uncomfortable when worn first but eases out instantly
  • Delivery takes more than 25 days

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

Another long-range stereo headset that has a network connectivity distance of 900 meters, the EXPAND-02 is compatible with all mobile phones and non-Sena Bluetooth communication devices since it comes under the Universal Intercom protocol.

The sponge covering the speakers is shock-absorbent and doesn’t let sweat to develop. EXPAND-02 has a talk-time duration of 10 hours and stays charged on standby for up to seven days.

14. Sena Tufftalk-01 Black Earmuff Bluetooth Communication and Intercom Headset

Sena Tufftalk-01

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Pros

  • Comfortable fit
  • Easy to reach volume, receive a call, and end call buttons
  • Compatible with all non-Sena devices

Cons

  • Expensive product; not ideal for infrequent uses
  • Charging takes up to two and a half hours

Specifications

  • Manufacturer name: Sena
  • Made in: San Jose, California
  • Alternative models and colors: Only one color available
  • Sizes: Only one size available, which is matte black

With four-way conference intercom features, the Sena Tufftalk-01 Black Earmuff Intercom Headset is every biker’s dream. Since it has an antenna, the Bluetooth device has network connectivity of up to one mile.

It features Bluetooth 4.1 technology that ensures HD audio quality and protection from damage to the ears. You can hear music from your phone or the FM radio and receive calls using the device.

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