"One major fault"on by bourst
Pros easy to use
Cons VERY VERY uncomfortable
Summary I read all the reviews of these headphones and it was mentioned by another reviewer that the headband did not fit well. I went ahead and purchased a set anyway so I guess I only have myself to blame. The bottom line is that the size of the flexible headband causes the earphones to sit tightly on my ears and to pull against the back of my neck area. I've tried bending them to fit better with no luck. I can see no way to make any adjustments. This is a real shame because they function so nicely. I don't think that my head is any larger than average. And it was difficult getting used to the controls being on the left side but I got adjusted to that by the next day.
I really like these earphones except for the fit and now I have to put them back up for sale on eBay and hope that I can get most of my money back. Samsung, shame on you. Close but no cigar.
Pros Lightweigh, Comfortable, Functional.
Cons Hard to Use Buttons, Terrible Call Quality
Summary I purchased these because I purchased a set of Motorola HT820. The HT820 looked ridiculous on, and would only pair with my Motorola Q not my Samsung M610 (the smaller phone that I wanted to use while exercising). So I purchased the SBH170 online (you can find em' for like $85 at the right time) They were super comfortable on, lacked the audio quality of the HT820 (but still pretty darn good). However, all the music buttons are confined on one earbud and you really have to "learn" which ones are which. GREAT headset for a quiet environment. But for quiet listening at home (where no one could see me) I'd have kept the HT820. But in the gym its noisy and unless you shout and increase the volume on the headset and phone to about max, the call quality is pretty bad for you and the receiver. Overall if you have a stereo bluetooth Samsung its a good choice in a new field of phone accessories.
Pros Nice controls and sound
Cons Unwearable for more than 10 minutes
Summary I made the mistake of buying these based on the glowing review. For the right person, meaning with the right sized head, these would be great. The sound is excellent. The controls on the left earpiece are easy enough to use by touch after you learn where they are. The controls include, starting from the left and moving around the top edge, volume, pause, next/previous song, on/off, charger jack. I use these with an LG VX8350.
Pros loud enough, compact to carry
Cons tricky to fit on ears, can't exercise with them
Summary Sound quality is good, and volume is loud enough. The Samsung.com customer support is absolutely embarrasing (they double-charged, and made me call back twice before forwarding the case to some corporate office). Its also a bit tricky to get the over-the-ear and behind-the-neck wire just right so that it is secure and comfortable. When exercising, a little sweat upsets the delicate setup on my head, and they slip off. Try the fit out at a store before purchasing, and don't count on using them during workouts. Avoid Samsung.com like the plague.
"Works Great"on by NYJetsFan1
Pros Quick and easy setup, Volume amplification, lightweight, Good sound, Great value.
Cons Great headphones but although my girlfriend said she could hear my just fine while using these in the phone mode, the clarity on my end could be better. Not a big deal since I didn't get these for phone calls.
Summary I bought these for 40 bucks including tax and I'm totally satisfied. They work as I hoped they would. I use these with my cell (Samsung Omnia II) while at the gym. The setup was quick and easy. I most like that the headphones amplify the volume from my cell. Well worth the money I paid for them.