I'm currently running a Zumo paired to a phone and to the SMH10. My wife and I use the SMH10 for intercom but would like to be able to both listen to the Zumo when playing music. It does not appear to be possible right now to do this but we'd be very interested to have that feature. As a possible alternative, is it possible for me to pair with my Zumo (for music, phone, gps) and to her SMH10 for com, and then for her to pair with her smart phone so she can listen to music? Thanks.
Andy Senabluetooth Com
I can answer part of your question for you (if you haven't figured it out yet). Your alternative solution is definitely possible. You can connect to your Zumo and your wife can independently connect to her smart phone for music. You will still be able to have intercom conversations with each other like this (although you will not hear the music while in intercom mode).
Sena have announced the SM10 Bluetooth hub which sounds as though it may give you a complete solution as it will stream a wired audio source (your Zumo) to two Bluetooth headsets. Details released so far are not entirely clear on its capabilities and I don't think there's a confirmed release date yet either.
Stay away from the SM10 as a solution for your problem. See below.
Knightwingaudio Sep 12 13:28
The SM10 manual suggests a software program to be able to adjust the volume settings. I am unable to find it in the software / updates section. I am having some other difficulties as well. I beleive the SM10 is locking up my ipod, it has happened on two different ipod models. The music will show available but the frozen ipod is unable to play, forcing a reboot of the ipod.
Is it possible to raise the overall output volume of the SM10...it is much weaker than a direct plug into the aux port on a pair of Scala G9's.
CommentsAnastassia TolpygoSena Technologies
September 14, 2012 12:33Knightwingaudio
There is no software update as of yet, however if there was, it would not change the output volume.
The volume reduction is a limitation of the 3rd party device, iPod in your case. The music source does not have enough power to push audio through 2 devices. We recommend a simple headphone amplifier between the music source and the SM10; normally the higher the quality, the more volume increase. Here are some examples:
I have tested this one personally and the difference is noticeable, but may not be enough: http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E6-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005HJWWW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347643504&sr=8-1&keywords=headphone+amplifier
I believe something of this caliber would make more than substantial difference: http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier-Accessory/dp/B004QVPGXK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1347643504&sr=8-8&keywords=headphone+amplifier
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you, Anastassia Tolpygo Technical Support Engineer Sena Technologies, Inc
September 14, 2012 15:36Anastassia TolpygoSena Technologies
Anastassia, Thank you for getting back to me. While I’m happy for some sort of a solution with the amplifier, it begs the question… Just what did SENA thing people were going to connect to the SM10? Nowhere did I read NOT compatible with iPod devices. Is there some “other” music device that actually works with the SM10? Same goes for the GPS, it is equally “weak” in that I can hear it less than I can hear the iPod. I don’t get it… I would have to purchase TWO of these amplifiers to pump up the volume of each device in order for you SM10 to function properly!
Please explain. That would be another $120 bucks!!!
September 14, 2012 15:54Knightwingaudio
We apologize for the inconvenience. The SM10 is primarily meant for the HD and Goldwing onboard audio systems and for 2 riders to share audio.
I hope you found our support helpful to your request. I am going to go ahead and close this ticket. If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please feel free to reply to this email and we will gladly further assist you. Thanks for contacting Sena again.
Best Regards, Anastassia
September 14, 2012 19:29Anastassia TolpygoSena Technologies
REALLY !!! The following is taken from your web site description. Nowhere does it even mention the “primary use with HD and Goldwing onboard.” In fact is states that function as “also” supports… WOW talk about misrepresenting a product! You go SENA ! I will do MY best to get the word out about the SM10 !
The SM10 is a Bluetooth stereo audio adapter based on Bluetooth 2.1+EDR technology. You can connect various audio devices such as mobile phone or MP3 player by using the SM10. It also supports onboard audio systems of specific brands by using optional audio cables. Along with the dual streaming feature of SM10, both you and your passenger may listen to the same music or radio at the same time by using Bluetooth headsets in the market. The SM10 has AUX audio input that enables you to connect additional non-Bluetooth audio devices such as radar/laser detector or GPS navigation.
September 17, 2012 10:27
I really do apologize if you feel you have been misled. I am simply a messenger. However, I found the amplifier to a make a substantial difference if it is of good quality.
Thanks for contacting Sena again.
Best Regards, Anastassia Tolpygo Technical Support Engineer Sena Technologies, Inc
If it helps, I've found the SR10 stereo adapter brilliant. The ipod is plugged into it, and it works great as both rider and pillion can pair with it at the same time so we can both hear the same tunes at the same time (Sadly I can still hear the misses when she talks using the intercom, but hey, we can't have everything).
Vandenhecke PatrickSo if both rider and pillion hear the Ipod, does it works also with a 2-way radio? I'm looking for confirmation that my partner will hear the PMR before bying