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Old 07-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #2596
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The sena earbud adapter should have been 1 or 2 inches.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #2597
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They should have ditched the audio input and made it the headphone jack (built in to the clip). Stop with the fucking dongles.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #2598
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That's a lot of wire hanging.

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I just tucked the wires for my earbud mount under my helmet liner.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #2599
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Sena just announced the combo clamp for SMH10... earbuds AND speakers all in 1.

http://www.senabluetooth.com/products/acc_SMH-A0305.php

Available mid-July, but no pricing yet as far as I know?
They also have the 306 with the optional wired mic or wired boom that isn't attached to the base!

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Judging by the pic and the connectors, it seems to be more for earbuds OR speakers, not AND.
It's still very doable though. Just probably not as easy to switch as we had hoped.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #2600
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That's a lot of wire hanging.

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Agreed. Huge plus on the versatility side but why all the wires/extensions and not just a standard size jack built right into the base like the new scala Q1 and Q3?? Unplug stock speakers--->plug in headphones---->done!
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:06 PM   #2601
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The sena earbud adapter should have been 1 or 2 inches.
That thing is gonna be touching the ground by the time you add headphones!!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #2602
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Agreed. Huge plus on the versatility side but why all the wires/extensions and not just a standard size jack built right into the base like the new scala Q1 and Q3?? Unplug stock speakers--->plug in headphones---->done!
Is it possible the 74 ohm resistors are integrated into the earbud cable? BTW, the speakers are supposed to be louder than prior design... Which is good when earPLUGS are in use. Anxious to try this out.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #2603
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Yeah... Between that Sena extension cable and your headphone wires, that's a lot of wire tucked up in your helmet...

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:01 AM   #2604
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Is it possible the 74 ohm resistors are integrated into the earbud cable? BTW, the speakers are supposed to be louder than prior design... Which is good when earPLUGS are in use. Anxious to try this out.
More like the long length of the cable IS the resistor.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:44 AM   #2605
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My wife and I have been riding with the Sena SMH-10 system for about 16 months now. It's awesome. We bought the kit for folks who ride with ear buds (no speakers, just jacks for our "Arizona Al" custom earplug speakers), and that's been the perfect solution for us. It's an enormous improvement over the Scala system and an even bigger improvement over the Autocom system we used for about four years before that. The only benefit of the Autocom was the ability to listen to the same music. I guess Sena has a new module to make the possible (SM-10), but we haven't tried that yet.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #2606
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I can't imagine why anybody would want the speakers AND the earbud jack. If you ride with buds/plugs it's easier, cleaner and simpler to the get the bases with the ear bud jack.
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I can't imagine why anybody would want the speakers AND the earbud jack. If you ride with buds/plugs it's easier, cleaner and simpler to the get the bases with the ear bud jack.
For short trips in town, I prefer the speakers and not messing with earbuds. However if I'm going to be jumping on the interstate or riding all day, then the earbuds are nicer to use.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:50 AM   #2608
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For short trips in town, I prefer the speakers and not messing with earbuds. However if I'm going to be jumping on the interstate or riding all day, then the earbuds are nicer to use.

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+1. have used the headset speakers with ear plugs and I can hear. But for me the sound is muffled too much. Would rather wear custom ear phones that block noise but give me the music fidelity I require. I'm with the earlier post, why not a 3.5mm jack on the base and let the customer decide if they want to plug in the stock speakers versus their own headset.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #2609
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The more I look at this new design, the more I don't understand it. Especially considering they had a thread on the Sena website forum asking for users input. They had a chance to make a very useful addition to their product and they fucked it up. I think this new clamp is useless.

I think many people want a single clamp that allows you to sometimes use speakers and sometimes use headphones. This would be accomplished by having the speakers wired to the clamp all the time and having a 3.5mm jack built in to the clamp that would defeat the speakers when headphones are plugged in. Why is this so hard?

With Sena working on a new design and taking feedback on their forum I had high hopes, but I am disappointed by this new design.

What they ended up with is a "universal" clamp that allows you to set up your helmet with EITHER the speakers OR with a headphone dongle. This design is not clean for switching back and forth. Yes, you could unplug the speakers and then plug in the headphone dongle. But that is clunky.

As mentioned above, I want speakers for short trips around town and the ability to plug in my ear buds for longer/highway trips. I don't want to have to fuck around with unplugging the speakers.

I am mostly disappointed because even Sena listens, it would probably take a year for them to release a proper "dual function" clamp.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #2610
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+1. have used the headset speakers with ear plugs and I can hear. But for me the sound is muffled too much. Would rather wear custom ear phones that block noise but give me the music fidelity I require. I'm with the earlier post, why not a 3.5mm jack on the base and let the customer decide if they want to plug in the stock speakers versus their own headset.
As mentioned on NUMEROUS occasions. Speakers and earbuds have different impedance's. Hence the need for the 75 Ohm resistor when hacking the old clamp to use earbuds.
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