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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have this problem with their SENA?

Hi guys,

I know this isn't an AT specific question, but I bought a SENA this past winter for my snowsled and have found that I can't really hear much at speed. Wind noise is enough to drown out music, gps directions, etc.

Does anyone know of any earplugs with built in speakers that will plug into the SENA and offer ear protection, along with sound from the SENA?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 02:05 PM
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I always ride with foam earplugs in so hearing the SENA was always an issue. I added the supplied foam rubber spacers so the speakers were as close to my ears as they could be without being too tight. I haven't had any problems with volume since.

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Have you updated the firmware for your unit? There is an update that allows you to overdrive the sound a bit.
I wear custom-moulded earplugs and have the speakers in the earwells of my Shoei helmet. It's not 'loud' loud but it is audible on all but the windiest of days.
You can get custom plugs made and have headphones/earbuds moulded into them.
I got mine here: http://www.hearsmartsolutions.com/
Check out the section for "Music and Pro in-ear".

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I tried a regular set of earbuds today and it made a huge difference. Thanks for the help!
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I use earplugs and I definitely have them on max volume when I ride.
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Hi Matt.

I have a 10S and I use earplugs. I do not have a volume issue, in fact I turn the volume down. I chose this model because of bluetooth 4. I pair only my iPhone 6 to the SENA, not the GPS.
My mate has the 20S and we ride along quite often. He also does not have a volume issue. In fact we both believe these units have changed our 'riding experience'.

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I just installed a 20S in mine and my wife's helmets this past week and speaker placement is crucial. Also I noticed that without earplugs it sounds "tinny" but with earplugs it sounds just right.

In the setup menu there is a setting called "Audio Boost" that will let you increase the volume (at the expense of some bass).
or you can just connect your earbuds to the earbud port on the left side of the clamp.
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I was able to move my speakers a bit, but my HJC helmet limits putting them "exactly" where I need them. Plugging my earbuds into the SENA port seems like my best option. Thanks!
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I just did a mod to my Sena speakers, I replaced the terrible Sena speakers with the speakers from a damaged pair of beat studio headphones, wow what an amazing difference they made, now I can hear my music without screeching distortion & I dont need to turn the volume up full to hear them, easy mod & well worth the trouble to do if you can get a decent pair of 40mm headphone speakers
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I just did a mod to my Sena speakers, I replaced the terrible Sena speakers with the speakers from a damaged pair of beat studio headphones, wow what an amazing difference they made, now I can hear my music without screeching distortion & I dont need to turn the volume up full to hear them, easy mod & well worth the trouble to do if you can get a decent pair of 40mm headphone speakers
That does sound interesting. I am using the dedicated Nolan kit rather than Sena, but I suspect Sena probably make it for Nolan. I use soft green earplugs pushed well home so I get virtually no wind noise, but I have to have the volume on my music and GPS at maximum- it's OK but not exactly hifi. Maybe better speakers would help. I guess there would be a trade-off in terms of battery life - better speakers with more volume means more power drain?
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