Author Topic: Sena SM10 and Motochello - Are they worth using?  (Read 475 times)

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Offlinekioolt

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    I recently got a 2018 RT and a Sena 20S headset.  I am not happy with the audio quality of the satellite radio with this set up.  I have read that the upgrade for the factory setup is to add a Motochello speaker bridge and a Sena SM10 dual stream bluetooth transmitter.  I would really like to get good quality audio to my headset.  Is the Motochello and Sena SM10 upgrade a big improvement over the OEM setup?
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    OfflineRambler358

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      Re: Sena SM10 and Motochello - Are they worth using?
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-09-10 19:18:28 »
      The setup definitely helps with the sat radio's audio. You also get full control of the wonder wheel for volume and everything else.  The passenger helmet links to the 2nd Bluetooth channel of the SM10 so "music sharing" is not required.

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        Re: Sena SM10 and Motochello - Are they worth using?
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-09-11 02:56:00 »
        I have been thinking about trying the Motochello and SM10 setup on my bike.  I have looked at other bluetooth transmitters and was wondering if they might work also.  One in particular that I have looked at is the TaoTronics.


        link here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IV1H1ME/ref=sr_ob_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1536625377&sr=8-3


        It cost a lot less than the Sena SM10 and appears to do everything that I need it to.  Any thoughts?
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          Re: Sena SM10 and Motochello - Are they worth using?
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-09-12 04:34:06 »
          It might work, but I guess there's only one way to find out. If it doesn't work you're not out a lot of $$.

          Offlinekioolt

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            Re: Sena SM10 and Motochello - Are they worth using?
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-09-12 18:42:24 »
            I believe it might be better. I found a review online that said it had very good sound quality.


            Pros - It is Bluetooth 4.1 vs the Sena being Bluetooth 2.1.
                     Cost is a lot less than the Sena.


            Cons - Not water resistant
                      Has only one input
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              Re: Sena SM10 and Motochello - Are they worth using?
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-02-18 12:30:51 »
              I believe it might be better. I found a review online that said it had very good sound quality.


              Pros - It is Bluetooth 4.1 vs the Sena being Bluetooth 2.1.
                       Cost is a lot less than the Sena.


              Cons - Not water resistant
                        Has only one input


              I have been using this setup for over a year on my 2018 R1200RT-LC. Rain or shine.
              I installed the Motocello Speaker Bridge and mounted the Sena SM10 in the front of the bike on a shelf above the dash.
              I use a Sena 20S head set. It gives me full control of the BMW audio system from the wonder wheel and I also receive Nav 6 trip instructions and warnings through the SM10 (mutes music by 50% or so).
              The setup works great, as long as I don’t try to use Intercom.
              « Last Edit: 2019-02-18 12:33:16 by Bernie »
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                Re: Sena SM10 and Motochello - Are they worth using?
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-02-18 20:46:11 »

                I have been using this setup for over a year on my 2018 R1200RT-LC. Rain or shine.
                I installed the Motocello Speaker Bridge and mounted the Sena SM10 in the front of the bike on a shelf above the dash.
                I use a Sena 20S head set. It gives me full control of the BMW audio system from the wonder wheel and I also receive Nav 6 trip instructions and warnings through the SM10 (mutes music by 50% or so).
                The setup works great, as long as I don’t try to use Intercom.
                +1 - though I don't have any intercom problems when my wife's onboard as passenger.