These are our new headsets that have the same intercom features as our original Sena SPH10 headsets, but are bargain priced as a pair, and they come ready-to-use right out of the package. The big price difference is thanks to our privileged relationship with the manufacturer, and our buying power -- thousands of Marriage Saver headsets sold to boaters over the past 20 years.
This water resistant 2Talk wireless intercom headset pair was designed to give you crystal-clear sound quality in any situation - docking, mooring, kedging, sailing, cycling, rowing, or any adventure you choose.
If you are a cruising couple, and you are tired of shouting into the wind, or clumsy hand-signals, these "Marriage-Saver" headsets are the perfect solution. They will change your life (and possibly your on-board relationship)!
These headsets are manufactured by Sena (the world's largest motorcycle headset manufacturer) as the Expand Boom model. Due to our volume and direct factory relationship, we can offer these headsets as a pair at a unbeatable value.
We also Bluetooth pair these as a set for you before shipment, which means they are ready to use upon delivery, and we are standing by for any support that you need by phone or email.
- Long-Range Low-Energy Bluetooth
- Completely wireless
- Intercom working distance up to 800 yards (300-500 yards typical)
- Up to 4 headsets can be paired together (2 included at this price)
- Voice prompts
- Bluetooth stereo music
- Playback control
- Advanced noise control
- Firmware update-able
- Water resistant
- 10 hours talk time, 7 days standby
- Rechargeable Lithium battery
- 2 Year Warranty
2Talk Vs SPH10 Headsets
So, you might ask; "If the SPH10 is the state-of-the-art headset, why are we introducing the 2Talk?"
The answer lies not in the technology within each model but in the design and functionality of each. They are essentially the same Bluetooth 3.0 chipset and operate very similarly, but the headband and ear-pieces are slightly different as are the controls. There are pros and cons to each and they CAN communicate with one another. Here are the differences:
Headband: The 2Talk has a more comfortable design, which should also be more resistant to breakage if handled roughly.
Ear-pieces: The 2Talk is slightly smaller and slimmer with fewer "openings" making it less prone to water intrusion. The MP3 jack and Phone Button that were found on the SPH10 have been eliminated, and the Jog Button replaced with a waterproof recessed button. Raised tactile type volume Up and Down button have been added. The "plug-in" boom mic on the SPH10-10 has been replaced with a fixed boom-mic, which may also be less prone to water intrusion.
Controls: the pairing and connecting procedures are essentially the same for both headsets, but using the "+" button on the Expand rather than the "Phone" button on the SPH10.
The Expand comes with a foam muff cover, spare foam ear-covers and a USB charging cable, while the SPH10 also includes a auxiliary audio jack cable, ear piece covers and a short "bud-mic". The other difference is the price, which is lower for the 2Talk.
Pros & Cons
The SPH10-10 is well recognized and very well liked in our existing yacht market, the controls are large and easily differentiated even with gloves. The boom mic is right on the lips for maximum clarity even in a strong breeze and the bud-mic can be substituted for more protected applications.
The 2Talk is more rugged, more water resistant and the recessed jog button less likely to be activated or deactivated accidentally. It is well suited to expanded markets where the wearers may get splashed more frequently such as kayakers, paddle-boarders, cyclists and jet-skiers. While neither headset currently has submersible certification; the 2Talk has better water "resistance" and is less expensive.
Ultimately the choice is somewhat subjective, but rest assured that both represent un-matched performance and value in the personal communications market.
Tufftalk and Tufftalk Lite vs 2Talk or SPH10
The new Tufftalk and Tufftalk Lite are clearly different from our existing products, SPH10 and 2Talk. They are designed more for industrial applications including serious noise reduction ear muffs (21dB NRR) and "hard-hat" models. They also have built-in FM stereo.
Operation of the Tufftalk Lite is very similar to the 2Talk with the use of a center button with a "+" and "-" button on either side. The Tufftalk controls are more like the SPH10 with a large "jog" button and separate phone button. They can both be paired with either SPH10 or 2Talk using the Bluetooth and function within a group of up to 4. Both Tufftalk models have a "group intercom" function whereby all paired members can be accessed by pushing the "group" button on Tufftalk and the + and - buttons together on the Lite model. This can be handy for group training or when setting up a conference takes too long with Bluetooth 3.0 models. One other advantage of this technology is that signal strength is not diminished with added members (range is reduced by 1/2 when a 3rd or 4th member joins a SPH10 or 2Talk conference).
Ambient noise reduction rating (NRR)is 21 decibels on Tufftalk models but you can still hear someone speaking directly to you. If you want to hear or even amplify ambient sound, you can do that with the Tufftalk model. The only other real advantage of the full Tufftalk model is that it can use regular batteries if you exceed 10 hours of talking in one day and they have an external antenna for greater range (Tufftalk Lite is only rated for 800 meters).
Both Tufftalk models are "over-the-top" head sets but also come as a "hard-hat" model for road crews, fire fighters or factory crane operators. Either design is extremely comfortable and secure thanks to adjustable, heavily padded earpieces.
Tufftalk adds an extra dimension to our Sena line-up for dozens of new applications and users and pricing is very competitive for these state-of-the art personal communication devices. Please call us with any questions or for more information.