Sena 20 S EVO Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack
Sena is the motorcycle market leader in Bluetooth technology and the Sena 20S EVO is at the top of their food chain. Enjoy HD quality conversations with up to 7 other riders all while receiving GPS instructions from your phone or other device and while listening to music. This is the system that does it all. Bluetooth 4.1 technology delivers an extended range of ~1.2 miles and the signal is crisp and strong thanks to an integrated shark fin antenna. Advanced digital processing technology ensures high quality microphone pickup and crystal clear audio from the low profile speakers.
Improvements over the 20S:
- Integrated shark fin antenna for a stronger signal within the same 1.2 mile range
- Revised microphone connection for improved clarity
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Integrated shark fin antenna
- Second generation dual Bluetooth module communication system
- Audio Multitasking advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio
- Advanced wind noise cancellation
- Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom
- Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.2 miles) in open terrain
- Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets
- Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function
- All-in-one helmet clamp kit
- HD crystal clear and natural sound quality
- Quick Bluetooth Pairing
- Intuitive voice prompts and commands
- Water resistant for use in inclement weather
- Bluetooth protocol support: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP
- Remote control support
- Firmware upgradeable
- Peace of mind thanks to the two-year warranty
Bluetooth 4.1 and Dual Bluetooth:
- The 20S EVO is a second generation dual module Bluetooth communication system
- Dual Bluetooth modules allow for increased flexibility of functions, performance, and reliability
- Users can take advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple applications (music, GPS, mobile phone, intercom) and seamlessly switching back and forth as needed
- Audio multitasking is a new feature that replaces the previous interruption-based audio functions of past Bluetooth communication devices
- Audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently
- HD quality voice allows for communication with up to eight companions over a distance up to 2.0 km or 1.2 miles
- Intercom group management enables users to manage intercom participants by group
- Intercom is universal, allowing it to function seamlessly with Sena Bluetooth communication devices as well as other Bluetooth communication headsets in the market (with future firmware upgrades)
- Advanced Noise Cancellation technology efficiently suppresses the wind noise from motorcycle riding without distorting original voice during intercom conversation
- Intuitive voice commands have been built into the 20S to ensure riders can maintain hands free control while riding
- Voice commands allow riders to operate functions such as intercom connections, mobile phone calls, music playback control and more
- Motion sensor feature allows the pairing of Bluetooth devices with a simple shake of the units
- NFC (Near Field Communication) allows users an instant setup process by dramatically decreasing the pairing time required for the phone and intercom
- All-in-one clamp allows for versatile helmet mounting systems for more flexible and easy to switch capabilities
- Dual microphone - one inside the helmet for intercom function and the other on the clamp for listening to environmental sound without taking off the helmet
- Dual microphone expands the use for the rider and continues to enhance their experience
- Includes both wired and boom-style microphones
- Earbud port built into each clamp mount
- Talk time: 13 hours
- Stand-by time: 10 days
- Dimensions (main module): 94.7mm x 48.3mm x 25.5mm (3.7 in x 1.9 in x 1.0 in)
- Speakers: driver unit 40mm x 6.5mm
- Boom microphone length: 190mm
- Wire length between speakers: 555mm
- Weight (main module): 60g (2.11 oz)
- Built-in SBC Codec
- Wide volume control
- Sample rate: max. 48 kHz (DAC)
- Built-in wide band Codec (HFP)
- Sample rate: max 16 kHz
- Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies)
- Radio region: worldwide
- Radio frequency specifications: 64 ~ 108MHz
- 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function
- Radio on time: 8~10 hours
In the Box:
- 2 Sena 20S Headset Main Unit
- 2 Universal Helmet Clamp
- 2 Wired Boom Microphone
- 2 Wired Microphone
- 2 Micro USB Power & Data Cable
- 2 2.5 to 3.5 mm Audio Cable
- 2 Cigarette Charger
- 2 Glued Surface Mounting Adapter
- 2 Rubber Pads
- 2 Speaker Pads
- 2 VELCRO® brand closures Pads for Speakers
- 2 VELCRO® brand closures Pad for Boom Microphone
- 2 VELCRO® brand closures Pad for Wired Microphone
- 2 Allen Wrench
Set up pairing and I tested out sound quality of the Blue Tooth connection to my phone by playing a YouTube video.
Sound quality was good if not excellent as I’m comparing to a set of Polk Audio ear buds I use when connected to my computer.
My other basis of comparision was the Bilt helmets I bought several years ago from Cycle Gear with Blue Tooth communication built in.
These were extremely fiddly and a real aggravation to pair up once they were turned on.
Sound quality in the Bilt was average to poor, but range was a true half mile and did not depend on line of sight. On-air time was a true 8 hours.
Sena 20S Evo:
Blue Tooth pairing to my Apple smart phone. Simple and immediate. Sound quality is good to excellent at least while not in motion.
Sound quality is good in motion. Tested Google Maps turn by turn GPS instructions and sound quality was good at speed—about 55 mph.
Blue Tooth pairing to a pre-paired set. Almost immediate. Sometimes takes two attempts. Also, connection quality is intermittent.
It may take two attempts (or more) of powering down and re-pairing to establish a good connection. Aggravating.
Boom microphone: average to poor sound/transmission quality and very fiddly and dependent on position in relation to mouth and lips.
Remote microphone: in this case, I went with the remote mike which is fixed to the inside of the chin bar. Tom couldn’t use this because he had a modular helmet.
Evidently this has excellent sound quality as Tom always heard me crystal clear—as long as we had true line of sight (more on this later).
Sound quality improved somewhat by installing the speaker spacers in the helmet ear pockets. I tried the thinner spacer, and then the thicker spacer. Thicker spacer improved quality but also mashed my ear somewhat, causing some discomfort.
We bought these primarily for bike to bike communications. The rest of it for us is “nice to have” (blue tooth to phone, GPS, etc., etc.) but not the primary reason to purchase. We wanted simple, clear communications and a very minimum of fuss and fiddle. We also wanted good to better range as the Evo was touted as up to a mile and a half. Ha! This is nonsense.
This is not the case as noted above. Less fiddly to pair up compared to the Bilt helmets. Still a little fiddly and connection quality varied every time we paired up.
Worse, pairing distance is abysmally limited and fully dependent on full line of sight between riders. Even a dip in the road will cause loss of connection momentarily.
Best connection was when I could literally see Tom’s helmet and chest and at least most of his bike in my rear view. Anything less, and we lost connection.
Even in full line of sight, distance was maybe a quarter mile and any rounding of a bend caused immediate loss of connection. Connection came back when we had full visibilty of the other rider.
Connectivity is very linear—it is either there or not there at all. There is no in between where there may be some fade or static, but you can still detect the other person (as in the Bilt helmets).
We don’t know actual on-air time as we never had these on past 8 hours. It is touted as 13 hours, but we don’t know first hand.
Overall, I would rate these about two stars out of five as we both were coming from the Bilt experience and expecting MUCH better performance!
I am disappointed, but not so much that I would return them for a credit, only because of the aggravation involved. And, I wouldn’t consider another brand as I don’t think performance would be any better and I don’t want to go through the additional aggravation of a helment de-installation and reinstall and testing of something else.
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|Sena 20S EVO Bluetooth Headset - Dual Pack||1217446||20S-EVO-01D||In Stock: Ships within 24 hours|