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. 

Also, you’ll find most of these Bluetooth headsets are compatible with our selection of the best touring and adventure bike helmets. 

READ MORE: The 10 Best Motorcycle Touring Helmets
READ More: The 10 Best Adventure Bike Helmets

BUDGET Motorcycle 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.  

lexin b4fm motorcycle bluetooth communication and intercom headset

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 5S Bluetooth Headset Review 

Quick info: Mid-range, New headset, £115 

The Sena 5S is one of the latest headsets to hit the market and has so far done exceptionally well on sales. At £115, it’s exceptionally well priced for what it does. 

The Sena 5S comes with  Bluetooth 5.0, an intercom range of up to 700m, two-way intercom, HD speakers, you can play audio from your phone, easy to use jog dial, FM radio, seven hours talk time a quick charge (1.5 hours) and a two-year warranty. 

It’s an easy to use and compact device with the latest tech and is suitable for solo riders or those who typically ride with a pillion or mate. 

Sena 5S motorcycle bluetooth headset

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.