Pros Size and compatibility with cell phones is excellent.
Cons The battery life is advertised at 3.5 to 4 hours of talk and listening time. I got on average 75 minutes of talk and listening time. The right ear bud (which is where the battery is) heats up and is not comfortable at all. Expensive and don't last.
Summary Sound quality wasn't bad but it wasn't great. I'm sure that 2010 will produce similar ear buds for the wireless market, so I would wait if I were interested in these ear buds. The IS800 are nice but offers only a taste of what most of us are waiting and wanting. Save your money and stick with your current set for now.
Pros Love this product when it works at first. Unobtrusive, great sound, great battery life. Easy to pair.
Cons Product has major manufacturing defect that appears after about a month of steady use. Becomes inoperative and manufacturer acknowledges this.
Summary I bought my first IS800 at Fry's in January 09. Since then I've gone through 4 of them. The problem is always the same, after a month the headset ceases to function. The battery light is always green when charged but is totally nonfunctional once unplugged. Action button won?t light up white light or activate pairing or activate tones. Sony Ericsson customer service rep confirmed that the current model does have a manufacturing defect and since my 4th model is outside the manufacturers warranty for my original purchase I am sending it back to their corporate HQ in North Carolina for a model without the defect supposedly. This product should be recalled.
Pros Extremely small and lightweight
Clear microphone - callers don't even know I'm on a headset
Battery life lasts around 5 hours
Cons Hasn't affected me so far but a volume control would be nice
I can live without it but a track skip would be nice
Summary Almost didn't buy these because of the negative reviews about not having a volume control but I also read one where someone said he was glad he didn't listen to the reviews and was happy. I took a chance because I use mine at the gym and the cord is constantly pulling on one of the earplugs and has become a nuisance. I did not want to wear the big hearing aid style headsets or one with a hard plastic connector due to laying on benches etc. These are a godsend! The volume is totally acceptable, not blaring at all. They fit my ears just fine after I put the biggest rubber pieces on and the battery lasted 5 hours the first time. I totally recommend these over any other for their svelt design and awesome clarity. The built in microphone allows me to take calls at the gym without switching anythign and I can't wait to use them in the car on trips. This headset is a must have, only sorry I didn't buy them sooner.
Pros Franckly I was waiting to get this one for the last couple of months as the model was not available in store. Finally when I got it.. First look was so amazing especially the design of it..Hidden look design.
Cons The cord length is too short. No multi channel. I can't use it with my iphone along with infinxx blue tooth adaptor. I can either listen to music through blue tooth or use it for phone. Both dont work together.. THe purpose of me buying this is lost
Summary The sound quality is not at par with other blue tooth models of sony ericsson. I used before several blue tooths from Sony ericsson and this is one is the worst of all. Lot of disturbances while active call. I'm totally dis-appointed with the product.
Pros look nice, small form factor
Cons sound horrible -which makes them useless in my book.
Summary I am by no means an audiophile but I do usually use decent headphones (right now I am using atomic floyd ones for the iphone - awesome) - anyway with iphone 3.0 I had high hopes that my previous experiences with be stereo bluetooth headphones would all be in the past and I could get a pair that actually sounded good - um yeah -- not so much - within the first two minutes of opening these up they were back in the box ready to go back to the store. I really wanted to like these but it's not there yet .