Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Garbled - No longer!

Relax. I have no intention of foisting another annoying category of blog post on you. This is not about that.

I cannot sing enough praise for the Sena SMH10 wireless headset. Really. It's that good.

Good, certainly; great, I think so; perfect?... No, not quite.

What's not right?

That little spongy bit that covers the microphone. Eventually it just kind of fades away. First a thin spot; then a hole; then a tear; then a flappy bit; then... gone.

When the microphone finally sheds that two-bit tiny little fleck of flimsy flotsam, this happens.

"Hi Sue, I'm on my way. I should be there in 20 minutes or so."

"Who is this?"




"What? I can't make out what you're saying. Are you on your way home?"

"Y-E-S  !!!  I   W-I-L-L   S-E-E   Y-O-U   S-O-O-N  !!!"

That conversation was a far cry (pardon the pun) from the time three years ago when the sponge thingamajig was close to brand new, and Susan called me at 10:00 o'clock at night from Florida when I was riding to Toronto, at 120 kmh on the 401. She couldn't tell. She thought I was at my sister's already and the house was quiet because my niece and nephew were sleeping.

Those little foamy things cost US$1.19 a pop. I finally sprang for ten of them. With shipping and handling, I'm out about CAD$40. The kicker is now my ~CAD$225 Sena is back to being damn close to perfect.

If you are a fellow Sena garble sufferer, just click here and your troubles will soon be over.

An added tip that I found while Googling my dilemma, is to clip the baby fingertip off a surgical glove and stretch that over the microphone before putting the sponge wind baffle on. I haven't tried that trick yet, but I plan to.

You're welcome!


redlegsrides said...

I love my Sena SMH10 but haven't had it long enough yet to go through the foamy thing covering the mike though its starting to rip. Thanks for the link.

David Masse said...

I installed a new cover today (though not the surgical glove trick) and it is simply amazing. I had forgotten just how good the sound quality is, even with my helmet open at road speeds.

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