The Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headsets

Welcome to the Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headsets Guide! This article breaks up the top intercoms on the market today into budget, mid-range and top-end categories. You’ll find a selection of the best for each, their specs, pros and cons, helmet specific units and our category winners. 

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The Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headsets UK

Motorcycle Bluetooth headsets are wonderful little nuggets of technology slapped onto the side of helmets and designed to make your two-wheeled life easier. Sure, part of the beauty of riding is being alone in your lid, but on group tours and travelling with a pillion – having a connection to others saves wrong turns, frantic hand signals, a jab in the ribs and time. And on long monotonous rides you can listen to music from your mobile, play radio, take phone calls and connect to your Sat-Nav. 

If you like the sound of that then this guide will help you decide which type of device you need as it showcases some of the best units on the market in the budget, mid-range and high-end categories. 

BUDGET Bluetooth Headsets: up to £100 

These units are entry-level. Range, battery life and the Bluetooth system tends to be lower, but so is the price. The first four can connect to up to four other riders but can only communicate with one at a time and you have to switch between users. This won’t be a problem for rider to pillion set-ups or those who ride alone. The last two can  communicate with more than one unit simultaneously and are sub-£100. 

Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: Affordable, Entry-level, £88.99

The Sena SMH5 is an excellent entry-level Bluetooth headset and intercom system. What makes it entry level you ask? It lacks bells and whistles and fancy pants features, but more than makes up for that with its simple and easy to use functionality. It does everything you’d want it to and well – just with a shorter range and intercom connection for four riders (but you can only communicate with one other rider at the same time).  

This Bluetooth headset is for the everyday rider who wants an affordable no frills system to connect to their phone, play music and take calls… you know, general headset requirements.  

sena smh5 basic motorcycle bluetooth communication and intercom headset

EJEAS V6 Pro BT Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: Cheapest motorcycle Bluetooth headset, £42

Can connect to 5 other units (but can only be used on a one-to-one chat), 0.7 mile range, plays well with other Bluetooth headsets, noise control, make and receive phone calls, quick charge time and a decent 8-hour battery life. Impressive for a £42 device. 

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FreedConn T-ComVB Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: Low-end, Budget but does the job, £48.99

Yes, you read that right, under £50 for a motorcycle Bluetooth headset! Sure, the FreedConn isn’t winning any awards for state-of-the-art technology, but it does what you’d expect for a basic headset and it does it well. It’s super simple with one chunky button and a turn wheel (perfect for those who hate typing into a keyboard on the side of their helmet), it has Bluetooth 3.0 and can play FM radio.The FreedConn’s intercom function allows 3-way connection (but you can only intercom one-to-one) and it has a 0.5 mile range. 

Fodsports BT-S3 Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: Low-end alternative, £46

The BT-S3 is Fodsports answer to the FreedConn T-Com. You can connect three riders but only communicate with one at a time. It comes with a radio, a half-mile range and 8 hours battery life on intercom and 10 on phone. 

Lexin B4FM Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: Budget, Affordable but plenty of features, £79

The Lexin B4FM is priced at £79 for a single unit and £130 for the double. The newer Lexin FT4 Pro headsets are £249 for the pair and have a slightly longer range. The B4FM comes with a radio, decent range and battery life and a whopping standby time. They’re entry-level headsets and great for riding in groups up to four. It’s worth bumping up the Lexin or the Fodsports M1 below if you ride in groups more as you can communicate with all the headsets you connect to simultaneously instead of on a one-to-one basis.  

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Fodsports M1-S Pro Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: High-spec entry level headset, £72

The Fodsports M1-S Pro is a budget headset with higher tech compared to it’s direct competition. It comes with the higher spec 4.1 Bluetooth technology for a better connection to your devices, a good range and battery life and you can connect to more riders (8) and have an intercom conversation with all of them simultaneously as opposed to connecting to 2-6 riders and only having a one-to-one chat. If you’re after a budget headset and often ride in groups then consider the M1-S. 

fodsports m1s pro motorcycle bluetooth communication and intercom headset

MID-RANGE Bluetooth Headsets: £100-£200 

Moving up into the mid-range territory means better weatherproofing, clearer sound, ambient noise cancelling features and more functions. These are better for group rides and for riders who want a little more from their headsets. 

Sena 10S Bluetooth Headset Review 

Quick info: Mid-range, Best seller, £164.99 

The Sena 10S is one of the best selling motorcycle Bluetooth headsets on the market today. It’s the upgrade to Sena’s flagship SMH10 headset. You can talk to three other riders in a group conversation, unlike with the lower spec Sena SMH5 where it’s one-on-one. It has a mile-long range, 12 hours of talk time, can connect to other brands, connects to your phone seamlessly and has plenty of other cool functions. 

sena 10s motorcycle bluetooth communication and intercom headset

Interphone Tour Bluetooth Headset Review 

Quick info: Tough and rugged, Incredible battery time, £160 

A record setting 20 hours talk time, 1,000 hours standby time, fast charging (80% charged in one hour), four-way intercom, radio and able to connect to any Bluetooth device – all for £160 (or £260 for the pair). That’s pretty good value for money considering the functionality is very similar to it’s higher priced competitors. The Interphone Tour headset is perfect for riders on long journeys and those who travel with pillions and groups. 

Cardo Freecom 4 Plus Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: Easy to use, simple, £191

What makes the Cardo Freecom 4 Plus so good is its ease of use and simplicity. It has a decent battery life of 13 hours (and you can charge while you ride), it can connect to other motorcycle Bluetooth brands and merges phone calls into your intercom conversation making hands-free life a doddle. You can connect up to four intercom units, make and receive calls and connect any Bluetooth devices. It also has a wheel function for ease of use. 

TOP-END Bluetooth Headsets: £200+ 

The top-end category really does mean high quality. These devices are packed with cutting edge Mesh tech (apart from the Sena 20S, which just squeezed into this category). Mesh tech allows riders to seamlessly connect with others. These are perfect for those who always ride in big groups or people who always use their headsets and want the best on the market.  

Sena 20S Evo Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: Higher spec than 10S model, Suited for bigger groups, £209 

The Sena 20S headset is a step-up from the 10S for people who tour in bigger groups. The 20S is an eight-way device as opposed to the 10’s four-way system. The 20 also has a slightly better range and charge time and also has multitasking functionality, which means you can have an intercom convo while simultaneously listening to music or your GPS system. 

Sena 30K Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: High-end, Mesh technology, £219 

The Sena 30K Bluetooth headset and intercom is seriously posh. It’s dripping in features and supports Sena’s super-dooper Mesh technology. 

The 30K works perfectly for riders on large group tours or rides. You can link up with 16 other riders in a private network or an unlimited amount in a public network and it’s all automatically done for you – meaning you don’t need to manually pair with them – it’s done with one push of a single button. 

Other than the Mesh tech, it has all the functionality of previous models, but with extra HD audio, ultra fast charging and audio multitasking. 

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Sena 50S and 50R Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: High-end, Sena’s best device, £291 (S) and £309 (R)

The Sena 50S and 50R Bluetooth headsets are two of the most advanced motorcycle communication systems on the market today. The Sena 30K mentioned above is top notch, but these are newer, have even higher spec tech and push the bar just that little bit higher. 

First up, the difference between the S and the R. The S model has an extra hour on the battery and has a slightly larger profile as it comes with a turn dial for adjusting sound. The R model comes with buttons, which Sena say make it more rugged. Really, the main difference comes down to if you prefer buttons or a turn dial and an extra hour of battery. 

Next, the 50 series is better than the 30K (remembering that the 30K is still exceptionally good) because it comes with Mesh 2.0 which allows 24 riders to connect in private mode (8 more than the 30K), you get a Wi-Fi adapter to keep the headset charged and updated with the latest firmware and the 50 gets upgraded speakers and Bluetooth 5.0 (as opposed to 4.1).

Sena 10C Evo and Pro Bluetooth Headset and Camera Review

Quick info: High-end, Dual Bluetooth and Camera, £289 (Pro) and £315 (Evo)

The Sena 10C Evo and Pro are Bluetooth headsets combined with video cameras. These are dual purpose beauties for talking to your riding buddies via intercom, making and receiving phone calls, listening to music and recording the ride. 

Here’s the difference between the two. The Evo is the higher-tech and more advanced. It’s slimmer in design and comes with a much more powerful camera for both video and photo as it’s able to film in Ultra HD and the same settings as the lower spec Pro. 

Cardo Packtalk Bold and Slim Bluetooth Headset Review

Quick info: High-end, Mesh technology, Cardo’s best unit, £263

The Cardo Packtalk Bluetooth headset is one of the most advanced motorcycle intercom systems on the market today. It’s closest competitor is the Sena 50R and 50S. 

It’s a step-up from the lower spec Cardo Freecom listed above. The Freecom is still a great device, but if you need extra functionality and want the latest and greatest Mesh technology where you can speak to 15 riders with ease and over a 5-mile range, then this is the one for you. 

Cardo produce the Packtalk Bold and Packtalk Slim. The main difference between the two is the profile and button shapes. It’s completely down to personal preference. Price is near enough the same, the Slim has a slightly shorter range in Bluetooth mode at 0.8 miles compared to the Bold’s 1-mile. 

The Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headsets Winners

The Best Budget Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset: Fodsports M1-S Pro

5/5

The Fodsports M1-S Pro takes the Budget win because even though it’s under £100, you can still connect up to eight riders and chat simultaneously, it’s fully waterproof with strong range and higher grade Bluetooth. The only downside is no FM radio. If this bothers you, then opt for the Lexin – it has radio but lower quality Bluetooth tech. 

The Best Mid-Range Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset: Interphone Tour

5/5

Ridiculously long battery life, super fast charging, very well priced, renowned and easy to use. It can be connected to other brands and is also super tough and durable. The Interphone Tour takes an easy win here. This headset is perfect for people who ride with pillions. 

The Best Top-End Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset: Sena 50S and 50R

5/5

It’s a very close call between the Sena 50S and Cardo Slim. The 50 takes the biscuit because it has slightly better battery and quick charge time and its Mesh technology allows for a connection to unlimited headsets as opposed to Cardo’s 15. But, there’s not a lot in it, so if you prefer or are used to one brand over another then go with that one. They’re both exceptionally good and the cream of the crop. 

Helmet Specific Bluetooth Headsets

If you have a specific motorcycle helmet and want a dedicated Bluetooth headset for it, then check out these branded systems made specifically for your lid. 

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12 thoughts on “The Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Headsets”

  1. Hi just found this article after banging my head against a wall from sifting through amazon for a decent headset. Very, very hepful thank you! I read your Schuberth E1 review and assume you’re still using the Schuberth bluetooth, i had the C3 and am now changing brands so looking for a replacement headset.

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    • Hi Duncan, thanks very much for your comment. Yeah, that’s right, we have the E1 and both use the matching Schuberth headsets. Although, we’re now planning on changing lids and so will change the headsets too. We’re thinking of the Sena 10S. Which one are you going for?

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    • Hi Mathew, thanks for your comment, glad this post could help. Let us know how you get on with the 50! And that’s quite a jump up from a budget headset to literally one of the best on the market 😀

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  2. Great article and lots of good info, wondering if you could possibly clarify a couple of points for me.

    I normally tour alone, so not really worried about the intercom, but I use a Garmin XT and an iPhone. I need a system that I can connect to my Garmin and my iPhone at the same time, and prioritise the Garmin, the Garmin gives me speed camera and traffic updates, and I listen to music/make calls on my phone…

    Is this possible to do with a bluetooth headset, and if so which one would you recommend? Thanks so much for your help.

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    • Hi Jack, thanks for your comment.
      Sure, you can connect your headset to both a sat nav and a phone, your headset will need to have two bluetooth channels though. You connect your phone to your headset and then the Garmin to your phone and then to your headset.
      I believe most of the headsets in the mid and upper range will offer this. You’ll just need to look at which one suits your budget etc and check their specs to make sure they have two channels.
      Hope this helps,
      Cheers,
      Andy

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      • Thanks Andy, you’re a superstar… that makes total sense, I’ll take a look at the Interphone Tour to see if that will work.

        Thanks again for the reply, very much appreciated ?

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  3. Great and informative article overall although i’ve noted down a couple of inconsistencies.

    Firstly, Interphone Tour is NOT Bluetooth 5. Which essentially means that no mid-tier headsets come with Bluetooth 5, something that is currently reserved only for top-tier headsets 🙂

    Secondly, for the Sena 10C specs, you’ve mentioned twice the Video Specs for the EVO model and for the PRO are missing 🙂

    Thank you!

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    • Hi Vangelis, thanks very much for your comment and for letting us know! You’re right, the Interphone Tour is a 4.2. And I’ve now added specs for the Sena 10C Pro too.
      Just out of curiosity, which headset have you gone for?
      Thanks again and all the best!

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      • Haven’t pulled the trigger on any headset yet but since i’ve never owned one before, i don’t have any need for advanced features/functionality 🙂 Having said that, i do believe that it is worth investing in the latest Bluetooth technology for future-proofing alone. So most likely i’m gonna end up purchasing the cheapest Bluetooth 5.0 enabled headset i can get my hands on – Sena 5S-01 i’m looking at you!

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        • Well that makes complete sense! Good thinking.
          Haha yeah I’ve been looking at the Sena 5S too lately. I think it’s going to have to be added to this list. I believe it’s quite new, came out back end of last year.
          Anyway, best of luck with it mate!

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