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SENA 30K-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth 🏍️ Headset and Mesh Communication System (Solo) Review

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Details

BrandSena
ColorBlack
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Model30K-01
Form FactorOn Ear

Description of SENA 30K-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth 🏍️ Headset and Mesh Communication System (Solo)

Two modes of Mesh: Open Mesh Intercom allows you to communicate with a near-unlimited number of users while Group Mesh Intercom enables a private group with up to 24 participants. Mesh 2.0 Intercom range can be extended up to 8 km (5 miles) with a minimum of 6 people connected. Bluetooth Intercom has a working distance of up to 2.0 km (1.2 miles) in open terrain. Pair the 30K to your smartphone via Bluetooth and you can take/make phone calls, listen to music, and hear GPS navigation. Advanced Noise Control, Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP).

Reviews

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Revainrating 1 out of 5

Not bad but needs work

Battery life is good, speakers are unfounded but loud enough to be heard even with a non-original exhaust on your bike. The voice command feature is a joke and doesn't work as advertised, it doesn't recognize the commands you give it. It's about as bad as Siri was when it first came out. On one of my iPhones I have to go through the pairing process. every time.

Pros
  • Confident
Cons
  • Has issues

Revainrating 1 out of 5

A complete waste of money unless everyone you know has a handy item 30K

I would give zero stars and burn them if I could. Sena stepped back with 30K. Unless everyone you ride with has 30,000, you can forget about listening to music and talking to them. Audio multitasking only works with mesh technology. A Sena spokesperson confirmed that the 30K's Bluetooth module is actually the same module as the SMH10, so you lose audio multitasking on a standard Bluetooth intercom connection.

Cons
  • Not everything fits

Upgrading my 20S was a big mistake. You can't go 30, the battery doesn't last that long and after all the hype they sell at the dealers it's a piece of junk! The voice control never works, then the rotary switch is cheap, difficult to operate with bare hands, let alone travel. For the price they charge for this item, you might think it will be better than any previous model! Back to the breadboard for SENA

Pros
  • Pleasant
Cons
  • Everything great

Revainrating 1 out of 5

does not connect to all Sena Bluetooth headsets

Many connection problems, not waterproof. Overpriced and I couldn't connect to my brothers Sena 10s. The speakers don't get very loud and it's difficult to hear music or podcasts when I've got earbuds and speeds over 50 mph. When I'm on the phone I have to be completely stopped to hear and be heard on the phone (not a big problem as I prefer not to talk and drive) but in an emergency it would still be nice to be able to make a phone call even at 20km/h . Overall, I'm very disappointed that the…

Pros
  • Everything is fine!
Cons
  • You could choose a newer model

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Bad connection, terrible battery life, product needs an overhaul

I do not recommend this product. All my friends have 20s and Sena told me on the phone that 30k and 20s are fully compatible but they really aren't. I've been warned that Sena has a poor track record with backwards compatibility, and it's true. The battery life is just terrible. We consistently had less than an hour of intercom time after charging all night. Had to use outlets on the trip. Constantly loses contact with other intercom connections and seems to reconnect at random. Trying to use…

Pros
  • Elegant design
Cons
  • Disappearing

Revainrating 1 out of 5

I'm from my 20's and I love it, it has shown me the wonders .

If you want to go to 30,000, there's absolutely no reason to. If you're looking for a new communicator, use the 20, okay? I'm from the 20's and I love it, it showed me the wonders of music, phone, gps and google assistant WHILE using the intercom with other drivers. The keyword is DURING. 30k forces you to turn off the intercom when you need to do something on your phone. They'll say it works if everyone has 30,000, but that's really unrealistic and downright stupid, and people in their 20s…

Pros
  • Constant test results
Cons
  • Hard to say

Revainrating 2 out of 5

After more than 2 years I would not recommend

I had 2 different BT communicators for $50. Both worked great. I bought 30k (that's the price) because a buddy I ride with said I blew in his ears every time I talked and 30k was cat meows. Once we receive it, we understand that the only groups you can really talk to are the 30,000 owners. Very limited to BT connections. We prefer BT over Mesh when riding without a large group. Music sharing doesn't work for Jack. I'm using v3.0.1 and after 2 days of research and trying I can't seem to get it…

Pros
  • Great price
Cons
  • Big and bulky

Biggest issue: Not waterproof and breaks after a few rains. What should we do when it rains? Drag and drop the entire block? Sena is not supported and after 6 months I returned my device to the seller for a full refund. (Thanks, at least it worked fine). Now back to the drawing board: Cardo Packtalk? Sena Support: Sena used to have an excellent support/warranty program. Those times are long gone. Unfortunately, Sena has released raw products in the past and then dropped support. The first 20…

Pros
  • High support and durability ratings from testers
Cons
  • Not as thick as other options

Revainrating 1 out of 5

After 20S it was a disaster

I bought this product after a generally happy experience with 20S. I was very disappointed with this product and the lack of support from Sena. Pros: - Mesh just works. But it also kills battery life. - The app has audio mixer controls. - Not fully tested yet, but Bluetooth sound quality could be improved over 20S. Disadvantages: - Increased startup time. All beeps and notifications deviate from 20S for no apparent reason. Starts with "Preparing Headset" - my 20S said "Hi!", a little nicer.…

Pros
  • Best in niche
Cons
  • I will add later