So, you wish to work with a Bluetooth motorcycle intercom or headset like the Scala G4 or Sena SMH10. You’re convinced of the benefits of having an intercom or playing music, pairing to your phone etc but half the season (the half that you ride the most) is hot and you wear a half helmet. Bluetooth motorcycle intercoms can be attached to the half helmet in the exact same way as some other helmet but the challenge is where to put the speakers. Listed below are your absolute best options:
Sena SpH10 – The Sena SPH10 behind the ear intercom was launched late in 2011. It is designed to be combined with a shorty helmet or with no helmet at all. If your helmet choices are half helmet and no helmet the Sena SPH10 may just fit your needs.., when it fits your head. It appears to suit average and greater than average heads well but you will desire to try it on and make sure the speakers sit just over your ear canals. The drawback to utilizing the SPH10 is so it CANNOT be combined with a 3/4 or full face helmet. So if you wear a complete face helmet in the winter months consider one of these brilliant other options.
Use Speaker Pouches – IMC is producer of Harley headsets and their speaker pouches (sku is HF-pads) can be purchased for approximately $25. These pads slide involving the helmet shell and its lining. You can then install the Bluetooth motorcycle intercom speakers in to the pouches. The v-strap of the helmet holds the speaker pouch to your ear. This approach allows you to select from most any of the Bluetooth motorcycle headsets available on the market today and if you get a Scala G4 or Sena SMH10 you can purchase yet another helmet clamp for approximately $35 which can be installed on your winter helmet best motorcycle intercom. The Bluetooth intercom module may then be transferred easily between helmets. Both the Scala G4 and the Sena SMH10 have sufficient volume to be heard over the wind and exhaust noise under normal riding conditions and speeds. A number of other Bluetooth motorcycle intercoms do NOT have sufficient volume and aren’t ideal for half helmet use.
Use Ear Buds – This approach is currently only available if you purchase a Sena SMH10 and the extra ear bud clamp(SMH-A0303). If your bike has loud pipes or if you only want to take pleasure from the best sound with minimal wind noise this is the greatest option. But don’t accept normal ear buds that came with your iPod or MP3 player as these often don’t stay static in well and may end up being a disruption while riding. You may wish to get a couple of “in ear speakers” which have foam or rubber around them to fill your ear canal. This may help them stay static in better and filter the wind / motorcycle noise.