Pros Nice sound from the headphones. Excellent microphone quality - people say it sounds just like I'm using the phone without a headset. Not painful on the ears - I wear these for hours every day.
Cons I little too much low frequency boost? Easy to accidentally flip the hold switch, which can be scary until you realize what happened (i.e. Nooo, they didn't die already! Whew, it's the hold switch).
Summary I spent too many hours researching and trying to find a replacement for my dead Motorola bluetooth headset. I hated answering calls on my old headset, but I loved the headphone sound. I was determined not to make the same mistake with the microphone piece this time. In short, I gambled on the S-2, and hit a home run on the first try. It works wonderfully on my HTC 6800/Mogul running WM6, though WM6 has to be told that A2DP is available on these things, which is a little bit of a pain. Music sounds good on these, but of course it won't rival a pair of Shure earbuds. People say they can't tell I'm using a headset, it sounds like I'm holding the phone to my head. It seems like maybe it tries to use the full bluetooth bandwidth for either speaking or listening, and flips to 75 microphone/25 headphone when both are talking, so it kindof teaches you to not interrupt when the other party is talking. I haven't had anyone complain about background wind noise when driving in my older somewhat noisy vehicle on the highway. Haven't tried it in a subway like others have, though. I commute with these guys, and I work out with them at the gym. No problems doing military shoulder press or behind the head lat pulldowns. No problems with earlobe pain either. Battery life is great, haven't drained them down recharging only at night. The price point was nice - I would have paid more for them given their quality, had I known how good they are.
"Disappointing"on by lotharr
Pros Great sound (when not cutting out), easy-to-use, nice feature set
Cons Sound cuts out frequently, poor call quality for folks on the other end, uncomfortable
Summary Let me start off by saying that this is my third Bluetooth headset (and first stereo one). I had very high expectations for this headset based on the glowing review here at CNET... however I am extremely disappointed with this device. Maybe it's the phone I'm using (LG enV), but I cannot have my phone in a pocket and use this headset to listen to music while I'm walking my dog - the audio will cut out repeatedly if I do. People on the other end of my calls complain about the muffled, garbled sound of my voice when using this headset - even if I am indoors in a quiet setting. I find that I have to speak very loudly for people to understand me - and by nature I have a loud voice anyhow. The plastic ear pieces are not very comfortable; I can only wear this headset for about 15 minutes before I need a break from it.
On the positive side, the feature set is wonderful, the controls are easy to use, and the sound quality is very good (when it's not cutting out).Updated
I also forgot that, while this headset supports voice dialing, I have never been able to successfully place a call via voice dialing with it. If I use the stereo earbuds that come with the "Music Essentials" kit that Verizon sells, voice dialing works fine.
Pros Great for music & using the cell phone. Light and comfortable.
Cons This is an awesome headset...go buy one now!
Summary Yes, I have a drawer full of bluetooth headsets. The latest is the Jawbone (great by the way because of the noise cancellation and volume control). I bought the S-2 to listen to music on my Dash (Windows mobile 6.0) while in the gym. While on the exercise bike I got an incoming call so I answered it...the caller said the clarity was perfect. Then I called my dad, yes, perfect noise cancellation. The music playback is awesome and to use this headset for the cell phone is equally awesome. I got the headset at Tiger.com for $59....how can you go wrong. Pairing with my Dash was really easy.
Pros Easy to pair, they work, and they are comfy.
Cons Sound quality as junk, as well as mic quality.
Summary I bought these based on reviews such as the one featured here that they have some great sound quality, after all whats the use of some stereo headphones with muddy quality? I found some on TigerDirect for a reasonable 60 dollar price. I was able to discredit the one or two poor reviews on here based on the fact that there was so much support for these guys, but I am very dissapointed with the purchase and will probably return them. When listening to music at a reasonable volume,sounds are distorted as if you are trying to crank them up insanely loud. If you do crank them loud it is unbarable. Call quality is mediocre at best and everyone I've talked to with them claims it sounds like im talking with speakerphone from quite a distance. I'm using the new Moto ROKR z6m which has superb call quality when using it directly. It pops and clicks when a song is paused, but luckliy that goes away when u play it. Even the subpar headphones that came with my ipod destroy these guys in sound quality. Steer away from these if you can. I am yet to find a good wireless stereo headset, but alas I haven't tried too many. Oh well, wish me luck in the future. Oh and by the by, 3 to 4 hours of battery tops of music listening with these.
"Outstanding product, better than Creative SE 2300 works great while running hard"on by davidlperkins
Pros Great comfortable fit, seals completely on the ear. Easy to use controls. Very good sound quality with a lot of bass
Cons None, as long as you are not expecting audiophile stereo quality
Summary Warning to non tech geeks!!! These head phones are for use with devices that have bluetooth transmitters built in, like most new cell phones. Most PDAs, computers, and MP3 players do not support stereo (AADP)bluetooth. Without stereo bluetooth, audio qualtiy is like AM radio. Bluetooth stereo dongles are available separately.
These are a great set of wireless headphones. I have a pair of Creative SE-2300 that are good but are not nearly as good as these. These stay on no matter how hard I run. The band that goes across the back of the neck rarely interferes with anything except when lying in bed. If your primary use is for listening to TV go with the Creative SE-2300 because you will need the blue tooth stereo transmitter anyway. The sound quality is very good but this is not an audiophile device. It is actually intended for use with cell phones. I have not tried it with a cell phone so I can't comment on that aspect. They did perform well when I used them to make internet calls on Skype. These things really make listening to music more convienient. Range is 33 feet as stated. It is cheaper and better to buy these plus a stereo dongle than to go with either the Creative or Logitech sets.