"My voice sounds "tinny" over headset"2.5 starson by boilerman7
Pros: It is comfortable, and when listening to phone calls or to music it has great sound. It also has long battery life.
Cons: My voice sounds like I am talking from a tin can
Summary: Due to a complaint from a friend of mine about the sound of my voice over the headset, I put the Altec Lansing 903 headset "through the paces".I did one more test with the headset, I established a link between the 903, and my computer, so that I would be using my bluetooth headset for chat. As it turns out, the headset is just FINE. The problem is that the Blackberry 8330 has "issues" with the headset.
I listened to music from my Blackberry 8330 over the headset. While the music was not loud, the sounds was pretty good. I did notice about a half to 1 second delay from the time that I hit the pause button on the headset, and the time that it took for the music to actually start or stop.
I also placed calls out over the headset. I noticed that even though the bluetooth link was established between the 903 and the Blackberry, if I pressed the button on the phone to place a call, the call was not directed to the headset, but kept at the phone. Only when I pressed the button on the headset did the calls go to/from the headset. I never ran into this issue with a Jawbone.
The most disconcerting thing about the headset is the sound of my voice over the headset. To determine the true sound quality out of the headset, I called my answering service and sent an extended voice mail to myself while driving my car with the air conditioner at full blast. I drove at speeds from 0-60+ MPH. My voice was distorted and "tinny".
While I love the long talk / music time on the headset, I am bothered by how I sound to others since I need to be able to "present" myself well to others as a part of my business.
Updated on Jul 11, 2009