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post #1 of 20 Old 12-08-2019, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sena SRL in Shoei Neotec 2

Only had it a few days but my initial impression of Sena SRL is that it's a bit rubbish, kinda thinking I should have stuck my old Cardo Scala on the side instead!!

Poor sound quality on boost, not loud enough without it, can hardly hear the built in voice response to "hello sena" and other minor niggles that all add up to make me think my old scala is better.
The helmet itself is excellent tho and I got a black Friday bargain on it too.
I'll persevere with it for a bit longer
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post #2 of 20 Old 12-08-2019, 02:11 PM
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Not me. I think it's great. Perhaps you have the settings wrong.
Connect it to your computer to see if it has the latest code and at the end you can adjust the settings. Another thing with the Sena units the sound can be adjusted separately for everything connected including the internal voice. Simply press the up button while she is talking.
I wear earplugs and hear it well over 70MPH on my GS.
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Another thing with the Sena units the sound can be adjusted separately for everything connected including the internal voice. Simply press the up button while she is talking.
I wear earplugs and hear it well over 70MPH on my GS.
I sometimes wonder whether complaints about the SRL not being loud enough are borne of lack of knowledge regarding how the volume is adjusted independently for each individual source?

FWIW, my wife and I both have Neotec 2's with Sena SRL, we both wear custom moulded earplugs that provide 27dBA attenuation, and we can converse easily and listen to music comfortably at 120mph.
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I concur with all the positive comments about the Sena SRL. I think its fab, sure beats my old Autocom.
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post #5 of 20 Old 12-08-2019, 08:06 PM
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I really enjoy my SRL but it became better with the remote that allows for better control of the volume. It is perfect for me.


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post #6 of 20 Old 12-09-2019, 05:17 AM
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I really enjoy my SRL but it became better with the remote that allows for better control of the volume. It is perfect for me.


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I also use the Sena RC3 on the handlebar, everything very easy.
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I should also mention that I am in the process of getting a R1250RT without a radio. The last four bikes I have had all had radio's so I am transferring music to my Nav VI and have discovered that the playback from the Nav VI to the Sena is excellent. In addition, I can pause the music and restart it with voice commands.

Probably will not need to buy a bike again with a radio.
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One of the big keys to any headset is the placement of the speakers. If they are not as close to the ear canal as possible you will get poor sound volume and quality. Don't accept that the speakers or speaker pockets are properly placed by the manufacturer. Everyone's head is different.

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^ This is absolutely true, but it's harder to move the SRL speaker position in the Neotech 2 as they are inserted into a specific cut-out in the liner which has no "wriggle room". Not impossible to do, but not easy either.
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Appreciate everyone's comments, thanks.
I'm using the thing daily and have already increased the built in voice volume to a satisfactory level, thanks to Ricks little tip. I will do a firmware update and make adjustments via the Device Manager tonight.
I had thought about moving the speakers closer with the aid of some packing , etc. so will give that a try too.
I'm still disappointed to discover I can't charge and use the Sena at the same time, and the charge socket position is poorly thought out.
Moans over, feeling optimistic I can get it set up to my satisfaction now
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