Pros does everything good
Cons does nothing great
Summary I like everything about the 903, but love nothing about it. Call quality is equal to or better than any earpiece I have had, including the jawbone. Pairing with my blackberry tour is perfect every time. Controls are good and include everything you need depending on how you program your play list. The daily occurring drawback is that it takes about 30 seconds to put it on my head. It does a good job (same as any quality blue-tooth device) of connecting while during a call. It does a very good job of pausing media to answer a call, including returning to a few seconds prior to where you were previously (that is actually an issue that occurs with some devices when combined with the blackberry, including the ear piece blackberry includes during shipment). Obviously, call quality can suffer because the microphones are far from your mouth, for example, the included mic/earpiece with the blackberry has better overall call quality. I use bose QC15's with mic attachment for quality calls and media, and, of course, they are better in every way (THEY HAD BETTER BE, RIGHT?) They are very good for the gym, they stay out of the way, have a nice range to the blackberry, plus you don't loose your balance because of the shutting out that some devices cause by closing your ears completely off from the rest of the world. I saw one other reviewer that said that the device cut out sometimes. Mine does also. It seems to be caused by the location of the blue-tooth transmitters to each other. For example, if I have my blackberry in the front of my sweat jacket or in my front pocket while on a hike, it cuts out frequently. everywhere else, up to about 30 feet, it is great. Obviously, it is because the signal cuts out when going through your body/head. That actually sounds scary!
"Music Cut In And Out"on by natei6
Pros Sound quality and comfort of wear were good when sitting still.
Cons I bought this for listing to music on my cell phone when jogging, but the music cut in and out constantly. I was very dissappointed.
Pros Comfortable fit. Decent looks. What I hear in the headphones sounds good.
Cons I have it paired with an iPhone 3GS. I sound terrible to the people I call. They describe it as garbled and muffled.
Summary I'm not sure if it's the headset or the pairing with the iPhone that makes it sound so terrible. You may have better luck.
Pros Fit nice (once you get them adjusted to you)
Easy to use
Controls on the device
Good sound quality
Good call quality (both ends)
Cons Skipped on me a few times, but not like the S9
Summary I like these a lot. I spent many hours a day, many days a week, and many weeks a month trying to find the best stereo bluetooth headset. I looked at so many my head was spinning. Meanwhile, I have used the S9 from Motorola, and I was not impressed. I mainly use BTHS for my PS3 and iPhone's iPod. I don't use them for calls often, but have been told they sound great on the other end. I actually bought these off my neighbor, he bought them for $100+ and I got them for $40. He isn't the BT kind of guy, and I needed them to play CODWAW on PS3. So he let me borrow them and I have had them for two months. I finally asked him if he would sell them to me because I needed my own pair, and didn't want to shell out the money for brand new ones (whey when these are in perfect condition). I don't know why everyone has complained about them, I find them to be darn good. The volume isn't "shatter your ear drums" loud, but I have used them while running, shopping, and many other things and hear them find. I actually have to turn them down to hear people talking to me. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. Hope this review is helpful. Good luck in your BT search.
Pros Comfortable fit, non-obtrusive cord around neck, easy and intuitive controls, sound quality is great, can be active and not have them fall out, battery life!
Cons Small so can be easily lost, takes a little bit to get a comfortable fit, does not recognize track skip with iphone.
Summary I've had this headset for about a week, and have been loving everything about them! Whether I am driving or walking down the street, I have been able to hear everything around me or get lost in my music without having outside sounds barge in and ruin it. When I make calls, everyone sounds very clear to me and as long as I keep my voice at conversational levels people do not seem to have a problem hearing me. In the car, however, a couple people have told me that it sounds like there is an echo or someone else in the car with me. I have not tried this headset in a truly noisy environment such as near construction, but I assume most headsets would have a problem with such an environment.
I am a little disappointed that the headset will not recognize track skipping for my iphone, but that is more of an iphone problem than the headset itself so I don't find that too big of a problem. One other complaint is the charger cover (the little rubber grommet that covers the charge port) - that broke off the very first time I tried to unplug the headset from the charger. I can put it back in but it snapped off easily. I figure dust isn't so bad, but that is the one part that felt somewhat cheap.
I find that I can wear this headset for about 4 hours before my ears start to hurt but I'm sure others' mileage will vary. All button controls are responsive and easily placed. The only thing I would have changed is to switch the sides each button set is on (it is set up that the call button is on the left and music on the right) but that is also not a deal killer. The fact that Altec Lansing is a great name for speakers, and the Plantronics microphone teamed up was the selling point in my eyes (and ears!). The fit is nice and does not catch on my shirts (collared and non-collared) as the editor review said - I can barely feel the cord at all! I can whip my head around and nothing will move out of place
All in all, I am very happy with this headset. I also looked into the Jaybird but found that these were cheaper and a better overall fit for my use. These feel more rugged like I can man-handle them without breaking anything important. I highly recommend for those who do not want to stuff their ears closed, want a comfortable fit and ease of use!