"Love this thing!"on by raytseng
Pros 1. Bluetooth wireless w/ control
2. Optional wired connection (especially for when battery run out)
3. Long battery (this may be subjective)
Cons 1. Heard that headset function is not great but haven't really tried
Summary I was considering noise canceling headphones but just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money. So I searched various reviews and came across this beauty on CNET. Searched online and picked it up for $109 from HeadsetBro. Was really glad I went for it. I travel frequently so it's so great to go wireless with my headset. The controls (volume, stop, pause) all work great when used with my iPhone. The design is nice and construction is solid. One day there'll be a noise canceling, bluetooth, headset combo... until that day, I'll be enjoying my podcasts and music on the SBH-600!Tried the headset function while walking thru an airport and the other party said they could hear me fine... on my side the volume was a bit weak.
Updated on Aug 1, 2009
"Excellent!"on by Shift5g
Pros Sound Quality, Fit and Finish, Ease of Use, Included Accessories
Cons Call Volume Sensitivity could be better
Summary I bought these headphones for my G1 based off a fellow recomendation, and couldn't be happier. These are very new, so I had some trouble finding many retailers with them (not in stores yet..or ever?). Once they are paired up and running, they work great. The sound quality when listening to music matches and bests some of my old in ears. The included travel patch is quality, and the hardwire 3.5mm stereo cable is much appreciated. It doesn't take long to get acclimated to the button layout. I really like the fact that it only takes 3 hrs to charge too. As far as the call quality, it is pretty much the same as the official review. I didn't find it to be that big a deal as I was able to compensate for the volume trouble for the other callers. One thing of note is that Samsung calls these neckband headphones. They are not designed to go around your neck (they don't work well that way even so).The battery life is better than I thought initially. I am able to go a full week of 3 hour use each day before needing a charge. These headphones have been abused decently, and they are still going strong.
Bottom line is that these headphones are some of the best bluetooth units I have used for a cellphone or laptop, and are definitely worth north of $100. The fact that they can be had for only $100 is just icing on the cake.
Updated on Jul 25, 2009
Pros You are now FREE of WIRES man!!! What more can I say?!? Sound quality in iPod/Music playback is great to excellent.
Cons Forward and Rewind functionality not operable on iPhone (3GS). The "travel" bag or should I say pouch would've been nicer if it was like a zipper pouch or something similar. It is a pull-string pouch, but it's ok, I guess.
Summary Awesome product, I was anxious to receive it and I was not disappointed. I was given the Bose TriPort In-Ear headphones for Xmas about 2 years back and I had been using them on a continuos basis. I loved them, but the wires really kept getting to me from time to time. Especially when it would get caught on something and I would nearly drop my iPhone. Anywho, since I knew I would be upgrading to the 3GS and having the bluetooth stereo option now available, I began my search for new bluetooth headphones. From all my research I came to the conclusion that the Samsung SBH600 were the best considering all options while managing to remain affordable. I would say that in iPod/Music playback while employing the "bass booster" option, it is comparable with the Bose TriPort In-Ear headphones. The sound quality is excellent considering you are free from wires!!! The only drawback is that with the iPhone the "forward" and "rewind" buttons do not function. Either that or I'm not doing something right. When you press them it seems to attempt to complete the task but then returns to the place where your song stopped and continues playing. The call quality was good. The person I called could hear me clearly but from my end the volume level was a tad low. Nevertheless taking all the options available and affordability, comfort & design, these make this an excellent product which I would of course recommend to my friends, colleagues and family. Oh, one last thing, I bought them directly from the Samsung website. It is listed under the Consumer/Mobile Phone Accessories section and it is on sale right now (08/09) for 79.99.
Pros Sound quality is excellent. Flat across the sound spectrum these things do the job very well. You don't lose instrument character at all. Voices, instruments, studio echos; it is all there. You can hear everything in the recording.
Cons Bought them so that I could listen to my iPhone 3GS in the house and not miss a call, but they don't pair with the iPhone. I did get them to pair with my iPod Touch.
Summary I am an audiophile from the old days of stereo. I have looked for a reasonable headset that gave quality of sound and not cost what I paid for my Shure 420 earbuds, JBL bluetooth headsets. The fit and finish on these is some of the best I have seen in a headset. They are very adjustable and comfortable for that reason. These have high qualtiy sound for the money. But don't expect them to work with the iPhone.
Pros It sounds great. Wonderful if my phone was the only product I was working with.
Cons I thought noise cancellation meant the person on the phone would not hear my background noise, so it is not useful to me. I can hear people fine, it is very hard for them to hear me. Cannot use the line-in function and bluetooth at the same
Summary I have the Jabra bluetooth headphones (BT620s) that I used with the adapter (A120s) and I loved it. I was able to listen to my MP3 player and when I got a phone call I would press a button and answer the call. After the phone call was over, the music would start playing again. The adapter developed a short and I did not want to spend $50-$60 to replace it, so I bought these headphones. When you use the line-in feature, your bluetooth cannot be turned on. So, you cannot listen to your music and switch over to a call. You would have to turn your bluetooth on (which would stop you from hearing the music), connect your bluetooth to your phone (I have to do this everytime I have a phone call), then take the call. The process takes about a minute, so I have to put someone on hold for a minute when I get a call in order to use my bluetooth at work. It is extremely annoying and I hate it. I have 72GB worth of music (19,000 songs) on my IPod that I listen to while I'm at work continuously. To have to take a minute everytime I get a call just to take it on my bluetooth is ridiculous, they need to come up with something better for their line-in function.