Can I Use My Own Pair of Earbuds on a Sena Headset?

Yes. The SMH10, SMH10R, 10R, 10C, 10S and the 20S offer the ability to use your own earbuds. The SMH10 has 4 different clamp kits that have an input for earbuds, the SMH-A0303, SMH-A0304, SMH-A0305, and the SMH-A0306. The SMH10R, 10R and 10C has an earbud cable that is sold separately for the use of earbuds, SC-A0305 for the SMH10R, 10R-A0101 for the 10R and 10C-A0101 for the 10C. The 10S and the 20S has an earbud port built into the clamp kit underneath the rubber cover with the headphone icon.

 

Here are the models of Sena headsets that allow provide earbud support.

 

SMH10 with the following clamp kit accessories SMH-A0303, SMH-A0304, SMH-A0305 and the SMH-A0306.

SMH10R with the SC-A0305 accessory

10R with the 10R-A0101 accessory

10C with the 10C-A0101 accessory

10S with the built-in earbud port

20S with the built-in earbud port

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    Michael connolly
    Does the S20 have this facility?
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    Jimdeardorff

    Yes it does

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    Jimdeardorff

    on the s20 you can plug directly into the the stock clamp kit, no need to buy anything extra

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    Michael Rambo
    Okay I am confused, the comments above say that the 20S do not need an adapter, but I have a set of Beats ear buds that I wanted to use and the plugs don't match. What do I need to do??
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    Gr8ridn

    They should fit. Make sure you are using the correct base socket. The headphone socket is the forward facing one, a 3.5 mm port. The rear socket is for a line in from a device and is the smaller 2.5mm port.

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    Bruce reafsnider

    My wife has the SPH10H-FM unit on her helmet.  The speakers sit below her ears...can't hear anything if we get over 20mph.  Can earbuds be added to this model?

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    Sena

    @Bruce reafsnider: Unfortunately the SPH10H-FM does not support earbuds as that is a headset that is designed for half-helmets. However, you can unzip the earpads on that headset and adjust the speakers inside to a little bit higher.

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    john W

    The 10C looks like the best Motorcycle related product since the invention of the helmet.  It's fantastic EXCEPT there is no headphone jack.  The decibel level at highway speeds even on full face helmets is above "temporary threshold shift level," and is damaging over time with out ear protection.  Compound that by turning up your speakers to hear music OVER road noise and your killing your ear cilia forever.  Please add a headphone jack to the 10c so those of us who don't wish to wear hearing aids later can were insulating earbuds now.   I'm a little shocked you never gave us that option to begin with.  It can be frustrating when companies cater to their naive customers at the expense of their intelligent ones. 

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    David Behr

    John, I don't totally disagree with you but I've only ever needed (and just switched to) earbuds to be better able to hear comms. I've been running a Sena headset through the speakers WITH properly inserted foam earbuds and hear the music just fine (I don't need it loud though). And this is coming from someone whose NUMBER ONE priority is reducing noise, especially wind noise in the helmet.  However, now that I've fallen in love with the S Plug earbuds not having a jack is a total deal breaker for me on this. I suspect part of the issue is size; there's a lot of technology in the 10C and the earphone jack components probably wouldn't have fit without increasing size beyond what they wanted.

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    john W

    Yes, I'm sure you could hear audio THROUGH earplugs but items like the great Splug, and a  few others insulating earbuds, are always going to be superior to listening through any media designed to,... we'll....  stop noise : )   This product is very impressive but I, like you, won't spend that kind of money to listen through muffling ear plugs.  I need them to see they missed something and either make a headphone jack converter plug or hopefully tweak the 10c in future production lines.   (My professional military training on hearing conservation has really opened my eyes up to the damage people do to their hearing, and they usually don't see the error of their ways till it's too late.)

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    Mseitz
    I use plug phones with my 20s. The headphone jack is in the front of the base unit.
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    Kamran Ghobadian

    Hi Sena, I'm not sure I follow the responses above properly.  I'm not sure what the clamp kit is and what it has to do with the connection to speakers. I am looking to use my own hearing protecting SoundEar headphones http://www.ultimateear.com/products/soundear-motorbike.php with your equipment and I want to swap out the helmet speakers.  My ear plugs have a standard stereo jack, can I unplug your headphones and plug these in instead? Which of your models have this option as I am considering the SMH10R, SMH10 and SMH5.   Is seems to me I will then hav ear protection and bluetooth connection to other riders, satnav and phone. Thank you.

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    Sena

    @Kamran: The clamp kit for a headset is what is used to attach the headset to a helmet. Depending on the headset, the speakers are connected to the clamp kit. For the products listed in the first post, you choose to use the speakers or your own pair of earbuds as they all have a 3.5mm earbud port. The SMH5 is not listed because it does not support the use of earbuds.

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    Jeff Stephenson

    Hi Sena, Does the SMH10 with the bell qualifier clamp kit 

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    allow the use of earbuds with a 3.5mm jack?

     

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    Robert W

    If the earbuds have an inline microphone, which mic will the Sena 20S actually use? The built in mic on the 20S, or the earbud's mic?

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